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Freeman unveils stained-glass Windows of Inspiration

by David Mink, JRBJ staff Freeman unveiled the first three installments of its new Windows of Inspiration project on Dec. 18. The three stained-glass windows were donated as part of the Commemorative Window Campaign by the families of Paula Baker and Dr. John Cox, The windows will be installed in (more…)

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Leading the charge for a sustainable Joplin

by Alison Stone, guest columnist Recently, I sat down with Christina Williams, Chair of the Young Professionals Network’s Recycle Joplin workgroup. I wanted you, the readers, to have a chance to learn about the great things this group is doing. I must note, I am the Co-Chair of Recycle Joplin (more…)

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McCune-Brooks foundation pledges 750K for Carthage infusion center

by David Mink, JRBJ Reporter Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital will soon begin a $750,000 expansion to its infusion center, and Mercy Carthage President Bob Copeland said construction should be complete by mid-April. The announcement of the expansion came after the McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation publically pledged the funds to the project during (more…)

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MO unemployment continues drop

by JRBJ Staff The Missouri unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent in November, according to seasonally adjusted data released by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. This is a slight decrease from October, when it was 5.9 percent. During the month of November, Missouri’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 4,500 (more…)

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Mercy and Webb City Schools partner in sponsorship agreement

by JRBJ Staff Mercy Hospital Joplin announced Friday, Dec. 12 that it has entered a 20-year sponsorship of Webb City R-VII School District. The sponsorship will involve a donation of $250,000 to the Webb City Schools Foundation – which supports general education, fine arts and athletics – under the condition (more…)

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Brunner Fabrication amps up services with new machine

by JRBJ Staff Brunner Fabrication, 7928 E. 26th Street, recently expanded its manufacturing capabilities with the addition of a new eX-S Series laser from MC Machinery Systems, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi. The laser is the most recent product in Mitsubishi Laser’s EX Series of 2D CO2 laser machines. Brunner Fabrication (more…)

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Former PSU professor charged with defrauding exchange students

by JRBJ Staff Pittsburg State University’s former College of Business director faces federal charges for defrauding Nigerian graduate students while recruiting them to attend the school. Michael Muoghalu was indicted Wednesday Dec. 10 with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. The indictment alleges that Muoghalu’s (more…)

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