Focused on the spirit of giving, English teacher Angela Martino-Lewis announced on Nov. 6 a small goal to meet by Christmas: to get enough items from friends, family and community members to fill 20 stockings to distribute to students at Pittsburg Community Middle School.
The Missouri Public Service Commission this week announced a series of hearings around the state early next year to gather public comment on a rate increase proposed by Laclede Gas Co. The increase will apply to customers of Missouri Gas Energy.
Mike Franks, a Neosho native and former two-term member of the Neosho Board of Education, has been named the interim director of the Neosho Area Business and Industry Foundation Inc. Franks will take over the job once held by the late Gib Garrow, who died in early November after a two-month illness.
Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is continuing to expand his call for more education funding, announcing a $20 million budget initiative last week aimed at training more Missourians for careers in mental health fields.
After working out of temporary facilities for two and a half years, the Joplin Firefighters of Stations #2 and #4 will be pleased to be in permanent facilities by Christmas this year. And Joplin Fire Chief Mitch Randles is thrilled to have reached this point ahead of schedule and under budget.
A Las Vegas company that owns casinos in four states says a data breach has compromised customer credit and debit card information.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has posted $2 million bail for two men who were jailed in southwest Missouri in June after being charged in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman.