It was a sweet way to end a year.
A way to tackle the most common New Years resolution starts next Tuesday night.
Judges sent a Carthage man and a Joplin man to prison Monday in separate Jasper County cases involving sexual abuse of children. Circuit Judge David Dally assessed Travis J. Liberty, 36, of Carthage, a 10-year term on a conviction for first-degree child molestation.
Seven people have applied to serve on a finance committee that could be called on to advise the Joplin City Council. The council may discuss the appointments at its informal meeting at 5:15 p.m. today, said City Clerk Barbara Hogelin. There are five positions to be filled.
A federal judge decided Monday that Gregory A. Weiler II is now competent to stand trial on a charge stemming from an alleged plot to firebomb dozens of churches in Oklahoma. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Cleary ruled at a hearing in federal court in Tulsa that Weiler, 25, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., has been restored to competency based on a report made to the court by doctors who evaluated and treated the defendant in recent months at a U.S. Bureau of Prisons operation in Butner, N.C.
The 44th annual Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture will be held Jan. 16-18 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City. The theme is “Generations of Progress and Promise.” Registration is available online through Jan. 13 at the Missouri Department of Agriculture website, mda.mo.gov, as well as on site at the event.
Just how cold was it Monday in Joplin? You would have to go back 102 years to 1912 to find a Jan. 6 as cold as it was on Monday. The record for Jan. 6 in Joplin was minus 5 degrees in 1912. Joplin broke that record with a reading of minus 9 degrees on Monday.
Hutch Baker and Brad Keyser, both of Galena, Kan., found a sunny corner at College Station Daylight Donuts and Coffee in Joplin. It was a spot where it might be easy to forget how cold it was outside.
New Physicians join Mercy Joplin family…
Beginning Tuesday, January 7, students will be given the opportunity to select from three more career sectors to gain certification.