Leona Garrett

Joplin Obituaries - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 22:36
(From Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home)Leona Maxine Garrett, 91, of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away early Thursday morning June 30, 2022, at the Oak Pointe Nursing Home in Carthage, Missouri. She was born March 2, 1931, in Cato, Kansas, the daughter of Wesley Curtis and Leona Florence (Coonrod) James. She married Jack Herbert Garrett August 26, 1950, in Arcadia, Kansas, and he preceded her in death Randyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0
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Shag Pendleton

Joplin Obituaries - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 22:30
(From Knell Mortuary)Donald Warren “Shag” Pendleton, 88, Carthage, Missouri, passed away Thursday evening, June 30, 2022 at his home with family by his side. Shag was born April 9, 1934 in Carthage, Missouri, the son of Millard “Mit” Pendleton and Mildred (Tanner) Pendleton. He was a 1952 graduate of Carthage High School. He attended and played basketball at William Jewell, then transferred to Randyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0
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Paul Strait

Joplin Obituaries - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 22:24
On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, Paul Jordan Strait, loving son and friend, passed at the age of 34.Paul was born Dec. 31, 1987, in Joplin, Mo., to Donald and Susan (Jack) Strait. He graduated from Carl Junction High School in Carl Junction, Mo., in 2006. He excelled at mathematics.Paul had a passion for video games and the bass guitar. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kindRandyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0
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Margie Forcum

Joplin Obituaries - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 22:16
(From Parker Mortuary)Margaret Louise Cochran Forcum, age 81 of Pittsburg, Kansas passed away Tuesday, June 28th at the Via Christi Village Hospice Care Facility in Pittsburg, Kansas following an extended illness.Margaret was born March 2, 1941 in Prosperity, Missouri to Howard and Hattie (Myers) Rumble. She married James Edward Cochran, from East Prosperity on July 3rd, 1957 in Miami, Oklahoma. Randyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0
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Lassie Donaldson

Joplin Obituaries - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 22:10
(From Greenfield Funeral Chapel)Lassie Parlee Donaldson, of Greenfield, MO, passed away on the morning of June 29, 2022 from natural causes at the Dade County Nursing Home at the age of 98.Lassie was born to the Reverend Tom and Daisy Procter in Miller, MO on February 7, 1924. Tom Procter was a Baptist preacher with congregations in Missouri and Kansas but the family spent most of their lives in Randyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0
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Dennis Cendroski

Joplin Obituaries - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 22:06
(From White Funeral Home)Dennis Chester Cendroski, age 67, of Purdy, Missouri, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Dennis, son of Chester and Julia (Gasser) Cendroski, was born on February 9, 1955, in Monett, Missouri. He was a 1973 Wheaton High School graduate.  On June 14, 2005, he married the love of his life, Mary Sue McMillan in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Randyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0
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Agenda posted for Joplin City Council meeting

Turner Report - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 22:01
JOPLIN CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDATUESDAY, JULY 5, 20225th FLOOR COUNCIL CHAMBERS602 S. MAIN ST. JOPLIN MO6:00 P.M.1.Call To OrderInvocationPledge of Allegiance of the United States of America2.Roll Call3.Presentations1.Dr. Glenn Coltharp Retirement Resolution2.Dr. Alan Marble Retirement Resolution3.Dr. Steve Scott Retirement Resolution4.Joplin Area Chamber Of Commerce Quarterly Randyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0
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D. J. Fry

Joplin Obituaries - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 21:53
(From Mason-Woodard Mortuary)DJ Fry, age 83 of Oronogo, Missouri, passed away Tuesday June 28, 2022, at his home with family by his side.DJ was born to DS and Sarah (Watkins) Fry in a small sawmill shack made of logs cut by the mill, which was owned and operated by his family in Robinson, Arkansas.He was a devoted husband, a supportive father, a thoughtful friend, and everybody’s Uncle DJ. He wasRandyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0
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Independent Senate candidate says Trump should face criminal probe over January 6

Turner Report - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 21:47
By Jason HancockMissouri Independent An attorney running as an independent for the U.S. Senate in Missouri says Congress’ inquiry into the Jan. 6 insurrection has turned up enough evidence to warrant a criminal investigation of former President Donald Trump by federal law enforcement. John Wood, a Republican and former U.S. attorney who until last week served as senior investigative counsel for Randyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0
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Jasper, Newton, Barton County delegates to attend National 4-H Congress

Inside Joplin - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 21:35
(From University of Missouri Extension)This fall, 20 Missouri 4-H delegates will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. They will attend National 4-H Congress to network with peers from across the country. While there, they will attend workshops, complete service-learning opportunities and tour some of Atlanta’s landmarks.“Thanks to 4-H, I have had and still have a safe Randyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0

Route 96 bridge over Turnback Creek west of Halltown to be closed

Inside the Ozarks - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 21:16


(From MODOT)

Route 96 Bridge Over Turnback Creek to CLOSE Week of July 18 for Rehabilitation

Contractor crews are set to CLOSE the Missouri Route 96 bridge over Turnback Creek west of Halltown for up to 115 days beginning the week of July 18 to rehabilitate the bridge, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Crews will demolish the existing bridge deck/driving surface and beams, leaving the piers and foundation in place to be re-used in the new structure. In addition, the contractor will add new barrier walls, guardrail at the ends of the bridge, an upgraded drainage system and new permanent striping.


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The bridge also will be widened by three feet to a total of 30 feet to accommodate two 12-foot-wide lanes with three-foot wide shoulders.

This bridge was built in 1960 and is in a deteriorating condition. Approximately 6,200 vehicles cross the bridge daily.

Traffic Impacts

All lanes of Route 96 will be CLOSED over Turnback Creek for up to 115 days

Drivers will have access to driveways and entrances on either end of the bridge, but will not be able to drive through the work zone

Drivers will be directed along a signed detour using I-44 and I-49

Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching the work zone


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Drivers should consider alternate routes during the project

Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts

Weather and/or construction delays could alter the work schedule.

This work is part of a three-year project to improve 25 bridges within 15 miles of I-44 across the Southwest District. Of the 25 bridges in the project, known as the I-44 Corridor Bridge Bundle, seven (7) are mainline I-44 bridges, five (5) are I-44 overpass bridges and the remaining bridges are on adjacent routes over various features. Sixteen (16) bridges will be replaced and nine (9) bridges will receive major rehabilitation work.

All work in 2022 will be in Lawrence County, where crews will replace five (5) bridges and rehabilitate four (4) others.

More information about this project can be found on the project website – I-44 Corridor Bridge Bundle.

Project Details

Prime Contractor – The ESS TeamEmery Sapp & Sons, Inc. – Columbia
Parsons Transportation Group, Inc. – St. Louis
Total Project Cost: $43.2 million
Contract Completion Date: September 30, 2024

The ESS Team is a partnership of engineering and construction firms that will design and construct the project with oversight by MoDOT and the Federal Highway Administration.


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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations on the rise in Springfield, Greene County

Inside the Ozarks - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 21:12


(From the Springfield-Greene County Health Department)

Springfield-Greene County Health is advising people to get tested for COVID-19 and stay home if sick this Fourth of July weekend. 
The seven-day average of new cases of has risen 10% in the past week to 87 cases per day. Additionally, 56 people were hospitalized in Greene County as of yesterday afternoon, with 4 in critical care.



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Due to this increase in cases and hospitalizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now classifies Greene County as a medium impact level for COVID-19. This change in CDC impact level includes updated prevention guidance for Greene County. The CDC now recommends: Wearing a face mask while indoors if you are at high risk for severe illness or have frequent contact with a high-risk person. 
Getting tested if you are exposed or have COVID-19 symptoms. 
Staying up-to-date on vaccines and boosters.

With Fourth of July festivities only a few days away, the Health Department recommends outdoor gatherings to celebrate safely and reduce the spread of COVID-19. More information on staying healthy at outdoor summer celebrations can be found at health.springfieldmo.gov/summer.


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If you have COVID-19 symptoms over the holiday weekend, the Health Department encourages the use of at-home tests. A map of testing opportunities and pharmacies that carry at-home antigen tests can be found at COVIDTesting417.com.

If you do test positive for COVID-19 with mild-to-moderate symptoms, you may be eligible for antiviral treatment options. The Health Department recommends calling your healthcare provider or scheduling a virtual appointment with a physician to discuss COVID-19 treatment options, especially for those at high-risk for severe illness, hospitalization and death. More information on COVID-19 care and treatment options can be found at: health.springfieldmo.gov/COVIDtreatment.

Those needing a vaccination or booster dose opportunity can visit vaccine417.com or call the COVID-19 Call Center at 417-874-1211 for a list of walk-in and appointment opportunities.
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COVID cases, hospitalizations on the rise in Greene County

Turner Report - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 21:10
(From the Springfield-Greene County Health Department)Springfield-Greene County Health is advising people to get tested for COVID-19 and stay home if sick this Fourth of July weekend. The seven-day average of new cases of has risen 10% in the past week to 87 cases per day. Additionally, 56 people were hospitalized in Greene County as of yesterday afternoon, with 4 in critical care. (Randyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0
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Bill White's Compassionate Care bill signed into law

Turner Report - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 21:04
(From Sen. Bill White, R-Joplin)State Sen. Bill White, R-Joplin, applauds the governor for signing House Bill 2116 into law on June 30. Among other provisions, the new law allows patients or residents in licensed health care facilities to have in-person contact with a compassionate care visitor throughout the duration of their stay.“The COVID-19 pandemic was devastating for those with loved ones Randyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0
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Carthage trash pickup schedule changes due to holiday

Inside Joplin - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 20:58
 (From the City of Carthage)Trash will be running a day behind all next week due to the 4th of July Holiday on Monday. Monday routes will be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesday routes will be picked up on Wednesday, etc. Thank You. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Randyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0

Jasper County Marriage Licenses

Inside Joplin - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 20:54
William Scott Sutten, 39, Webb City, and Tracie Serenity Godwin, 31, Webb CityAndrew-Lee Coloma Sparlin, 38, Seneca, and Brandy Ashleigh A. Blunk, 39, SenecaEvan Miramontes Garcia, 24, Galena, Kansas, and Rachel Reese Huffman, 21, Galena, KansasJordan Charles Pool, 33, Joplin, and Cheryl Anne Berry, 33, JoplinAditya Vikram Malhotra, 29, Columbus, Kansas, and Shelby Elizabeth Lotz, 30, Columbus, Randyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0

Parson signs eight bills into law

Turner Report - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 20:39
(From Gov. Mike Parson)Governor Mike Parson has signed five pieces of legislation into law, including SB 672 that extends the sunset on the Fast Track workforce incentive program. "We are proud that our Fast Track program has been extended to continue providing adults with opportunities to learn new skills and develop their career potential," Governor Parson said. "This program is heavily used byRandyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0
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Barton County Marriage License

Inside Joplin - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 20:33
Troy Lee Mitchell, 51, Mindenmines, and Tanya Gay Burnett, 49, Mindenmines Randyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0

Louie Taylor

Joplin Obituaries - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 20:27
(From Clark Funeral Home)Louie Linnal Taylor, 55, entered into rest on June 30, 2022, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident north of Diamond, MO.Louie was born on May 30, 1967, in Stella, MO, the son of Lonnie and Donna Taylor. He was a lifelong area resident, graduating from Neosho High School in 1985. Upon graduation, Louie became an aircraft welder working at Teledyne Industries inRandyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0
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Tom Knott

Joplin Obituaries - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 20:22
(From Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home)Thomas Wayne Knott, 64, of Monett was called to his Heavenly home on Thursday June 30, 2022 at his home in Monett surrounded by family. He was born in Monett on July 25, 1957; the son of the late Robert and Rose Ann (Wrobleski) Knott. He was united in marriage on October 9, 2010 in Pierce City, Missouri to Teresa “Tootie” Boman.He was retired from EFCO in Randyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05760019501046060231noreply@blogger.com0
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