Three of a Kind

Three of a Kind

So, what’s it like going to college at the same time as your two older brothers? D.J. Painter pauses for a moment, but doesn’t get the chance to answer before the door opens and his brothers – Jake and Joshua – spill into the room and grab seats. They waste no time in...
Joplin is my Home

Joplin is my Home

Nick Edwards apologizes to visitors for a meeting that ran longer than expected, but there’s no need. It’s his third day on the job as Joplin’s new city manager and he clearly has a lot on his plate. Just hours later, cityofficials will announce an emergency ordinance...
Screen Synergy

Screen Synergy

Film series creates partnership with indie theater For as long as he can remember, Dr. Chad Stebbins has heard people wish that Joplin would have its own independent cinema. “Finally we have one in Bookhouse Cinema,” said Stebbins, director of Missouri Southern’s...
Why I Give: Dr. Alan Marble

Why I Give: Dr. Alan Marble

Lions care for their own. It’s true in nature and it’s true on the campus of Missouri Southern State University. Dr. Alan Marble, who graduated from Missouri Southern in 1979 and will retire as university president this summer, has supported a number of worthy causes...
The Beatles in their Own Write

The Beatles in their Own Write

It was the Beatles’ 1962 debut single; a song penned a few years earlier by Paul McCartney that would get a songwriting assist from John Lennon. A chord change and harmonica licks from Lennon gave “Love Me Do” a bit of a bluesy feel, says Miranda Morse, as students...