As Zach Salyer brainstormed ideas for a project that would help him achieve Eagle Scout status, he knew his work needed to fill a need in the community.
I just found out a shocking statistic. In 2012, there were 1,500 pregnant young women between the ages of 15 and 19 in Jasper County. And 50 percent of that number will repeat with a second pregnancy within 18 months.
He acknowledges that he still faces a big challenge, but Jim Evans says he’s feeling more confident than he was two years ago about taking on incumbent Billy Long in a race for Congress from Missouri’s 7th District.
Citing Missouri’s Sunshine Law, the Joplin Globe has requested 11 email communications from the city that occurred between City Attorney Brian Head and Tom Loraine, the Osage Beach attorney who was hired by the City Council to investigate ethical questions involving two of its members.
It’s “all right” being a student at Joplin High School’s Memorial campus, according to Audrey Ross, but it’s nothing compared to what next year could bring. “Everybody’s pretty anxious about getting in the new school,” said Ross, a sophomore. “(Memorial) is an older building, and the classrooms aren’t as nice. We just want something new, something that stays.”
The Trevor Project, a support organization for gay and lesbian youths, will bring its informational workshop to Missouri Southern State University for the second year in a row.
Fifteen teams will battle for the title of spelling bee champion in Joplin’s annual Spell Ball, which is set for Tuesday night.