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Joplin City Council schedules closed session to interview city clerk candidates

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 21:36
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Niki Cloud elected Carthage R-9 Board president, one teacher, eight support staff hired

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 22:23
 (From the Carthage R-9 School District)The Carthage R-9 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, October 18, 2021, 6:00 pm, at Carthage South Technical Center, Community Room. Present were Board members Niki Cloud, Bill Lasley, Karen Wilkinson, Patrick Scott, Ryan Collier, and Nathan Terry. Jeff Jones was absent. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Niki Cloud, Acting President.  Randy
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Sam Graves: The supply chain crisis is real

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 21:49
(From Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves)We’ve all seen the headlines by now—cargo ships piling up at our ports for weeks, resulting in delays, shortages, and empty store shelves. The supply chain crisis is real. It’s a growing problem that affects every American, no matter where you live, no matter what your political beliefs are, and no matter how much money you make.Addressing this growing Randy
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Joplin residents to vote on use tax proposal

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 21:15
(From the City of Joplin)With less than two weeks away from the November election, the City of Joplin would like to remind Joplin resident to please review materials they will receive in the mail regarding the ballot item titled Proposition Action. The City developed the educational brochure to help address questions citizens may have about this important community issue.On Tuesday, November 2, Randy
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Jasper County reports four COVID-19 deaths

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 20:42
(From the Jasper County Health Department)The Jasper County Health Department is saddened to report four deaths of Jasper County residents due to COVID-19.This brings the total deaths to 231.The residents included three males, with one each in their 60s, 70s and 80s, as well as one female in her 60s.Our condolences go out to the family members.COVID Update 10-21-20219 new positive cases<1 year Randy
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Nancy Hughes: The heart test

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 20:03
“Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.”Deuteronomy 8:2 (NIV)Evidently the pressure in my neck that radiated into my jaw was not treated as casually by my doctor as it was by me. An EKG showed the possibility of a heart attack so within a Randy
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Paul Richardson: There was a time

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 19:45
Placing memories in the correct chronological order is proving to be a task in and of itself. There is a period of time, before my parents moved into the new house close to town, that I can recall bits of memories, but only in a random, sporadic order. Nothing is consistent or contiguous, and there is not enough information for me to assemble these into a coherent chain of events.I am not sure ofRandy
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