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MoDOT to waive roadway weight limits for farmers

by JRBJ Staff Gov. Jay Nixon announced Oct. 15 that the Missouri Department of Transportation would work to ease weather hardships for Missouri farmers by waiving some roadway requirements for the next two months. Because heavy rains have delayed and stymied crop harvests around the state, MoDOT has chosen to

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September report sees increase in MO job creation

by JRBJ Staff The Missouri Department of Economic Development recently released its jobs report for September 2014. Nonfarm payroll employment grew by 8,100 jobs in September. This number is part of the 53,700 new nonfarm payroll jobs added over the past year. Industries gaining jobs in September included construction with

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Group seeks citizen input in five-year memorial

by David Mink, JRBJ Reporter A group of community members in Joplin are seeking input from citizens as they begin planning for special events surrounding the five-year anniversary of the 2011 tornado. Officials from the 5@16 Committee were onhand Oct. 15 at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce to announce

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Krimson Kultuur wins award for innovation in business education

JRBJ Staff Krimson Kultuur, a student-run store created by the Enactus program at Pittsburg State University, recently earned second place in the Innovation in Business Education Award. The Mid-American Business Deans Association annually honors university programs that encourage “innovation in the pursuit of excellence in business education.” Krimson Kultuur, 508

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Ozark Center expands to Carl Junction

by JRBJ Staff On Oct. 14, Ozark Center announced the opening of Will’s Place Carl Junction Clinic at 106 S. Main St., Carl Junction. The center provides outpatient treatment for behavioral health or mental health concerns and for those who have experienced trauma. Will’s Place is an Ozark Center program

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Joplin announces finalists for city manager

by JRBJ Staff Joplin city council announced four finalists for the position of City Manager on Oct. 14. Of more than 40 applicants, the final candidates are Sam Anselm of Joplin, Dean Kruithof of Bentonville, Arkansas, Stephen Rasmussen of Jefferson City, and Randy Wetmore of Marshalltown, Iowa. Interviews are scheduled

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Brownback announces Pittsburg highway project in Arma

by JRBJ Staff Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced the final piece to a “long-sought” project for a four-lane highway from Kansas City to Pittsburg during a stop in Alma Oct. 9. The six-mile project, which would see the widening of the final stretch of U.S. 69 known as the “Arma

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