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Joplin High School earns ‘top global learning’ award

Joplin Globe Emily Younker   "One of the things that surprised Marcell Lobenwein, a 16-year-old student from Hungary, when he arrived last fall as an exchange student in Joplin was the building where he would attend high school. "It's really modern, way more modern than any school...


10 Bars That Make Missouri More than Just a Fly-Over State

By Ettie Berneking  |  February 24, 2016  |  12:08pm "Most people can probably pinpoint Missouri on a map, and some of us have even made sojourns to Kansas city or St. Louis to see the arch, sample some barbecue or maybe enjoy a baseball game. But it's less...


Autism Center Rebuilds following Joplin Tornado

Freeman Health's Ozark Center for Autism opened nine years ago in a 7,500 square-foot facility that had been designed specifically for the organization, but in May 2011, the building was destroyed in the catastrophic Joplin tornado. With $2.8 billion in damage, it was the costliest tornado in U.S. history. Across the...


LGHS Auditorium Construction Underway

By Michael Pineda michael.pineda@ardmoreite.com LONE GROVE - It has been a long time in the making but the Lone Grove Public Schools auditorium is now under construction. Fenix Construction is currently doing the dirt work at the site located just to the south of the Gary Scott...


DLR Group: Joplin High School

"Design Achievement - After a devastating tornado destroyed 10 Joplin schools in 2011, the District and community rallied to chart a course for uninterrupted education for their students. This effort began with rapid design and construction of the James D. MacConnell award-winning Interim High School, and continues in creation of this...


Business Owners, Non-Profits Joining Forces to Improve Memorial Hall

By David Mink "After nearly four years as a temporary facility for the Joplin School District, Memorial Hall is once again becoming a home for events in Joplin. The city has approved two August events so far for the party on Aug. 20, 21 and 22, and 4-State Franchise Boxing on Aug. 29. ...


Active Lifestyle Events donates $40,000 for autism center playground

By David Mink "Active Lifestyle Events Inc. – the organization behind the Joplin Memorial Half – has donated the first installment of a $100,000 gift to the Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism. Active Lifestyle President Audie Dennis presented a $40,000 check to Freeman Health System and the autism center...


Baseball Acress America: Ballparks We Love

By M.B. Robertshttp://parade.com/408540/m-b-roberts/baseball-across-america-ballparks-we-love/ "There are classic ballparks like Wrigley and Fenway, the two oldest in Major League Baseball, and then there are elaborate, new stadiums like Marlins Park in Miami and Target Field in Minneapolis. But no matter where you travel across the United...


MSSU Baseball Stadium Video

"The envy of the visiting teams and the pride of the Lions, Missouri Southern State University's new Baseball Stadium seems to have caught the attention of every baseball enthusiast in the area." - Hanson Sports Inc ...


Joe Becker Promotional Video

"Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin, Missouri is in the final stretch of its largest and most impressive rebuild in its long and rich history. Opening day is May 21, 2015 with the Joplin Blasters playing the Wichita Wingnuts!!" -Hanson Sports, Inc. ...