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Teachers learn lesson about ‘Play-Doh’ economics

Play Doh Economics
Area teachers get a lesson on how to teach basic economics with Play-Doh. Pittsburg State University hosted a two day workshop today called ”Play-Doh Economics” – 15 lessons that help teachers make the subject more interesting to their students. “You can’t start to soon and if students are introduced to economics early they begin to think about making – (the) main... 

Freeman hospitals offer free physicals to area athletes

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JOPLIN —Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine offers free annual preparticipation physical exams for athletes attending area high schools and colleges. The free physicals take place Monday, August 1, and Tuesday, August 2, in the David A. Ball, MD, Medical Building, located at 1111 McIntosh Circle Drive. For 20 years, Freeman has proudly provided this service to the community. More than 75 Freeman... 

Search continues for Pittsburg man at Beaver Lake

Missing Swimmer
Updated July 19, 2011 at 4:34 PM CST The search for a 19 year old Pittsburg man continues.  Tyler Jeck has been missing since July 16 when he dove from a boat into Beaver Lake in Arkansas. Jeck graduated from St. Mary’s Colgan in Pittsburg in May 2010.  Sports were a passion of his as he played football, basketball and baseball.  His senior year he played pitcher for the team- when... 
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Have debris or demolition plan before selling tornado-damaged property

_Tornado Damaged School
News release issued by the City of Joplin In Joplin and Duquesne, this post-tornado period can be both a buyer’s and seller’s market.  With that in mind, both sides should carefully consider the debris/demolition status of a property before completing a real estate sale.  If you are a seller, the loose debris on your residential property can – and should – be carried to the curbsides... 

Joplin Chamber president to testify before Disaster Recovery Senate subcommittee

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The President of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce will be testifying today at hearing before the Senate Homeland Security Subcomittee on Disaster Recovery. The hearing is to start at about 1:30pm CST and will be streamed live on the web HERE. Rob O’Brian will be testifying about the ongoing recovery efforts following the May 22 tornado that struck Joplin.  Read More →

Joplin School District to lease Memorial Hall for band and athletics

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Joplin’s Memorial Hall will be leased to the Joplin School District for high-school band members and athletes to use as a place to practice. City council members passed the vote unanimously. The bill is passed and Joplin’s Memorial Hall will no longer be the home to concerts or events at least for the next three years. Instead, it will now be home to some Joplin High School students. “We... 
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