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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Reminder – Residential Leaf Pick-Up Starts Monday, November 27

The City of Joplin will start
the annual residential leaf pick up program on Monday, November 27, the first weekdayafter Thanksgiving, weather permitting. <_o3a_p>

To address all areas of Joplin, the
City utilizes three crews which start in outlying areas and ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving holiday closes City offices, alters residential trash schedule

recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, the City of Joplin offices will beclosed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.  This closing
includes the Joplin Recycling Center, MAPS and the Sunshine Lamp Trolleyservices.  ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Library to Host Chess Tournament Benefit on December 2

The Joplin Public Library will host a Chess Quick
Tournament on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The tournament will feature three rounds of play, including “Rated Open”
a category that requires a current United States Chess Fe...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Filing period for Council candidacy opens November 14

interested in running for a City Council seat in April 2018 may pick up theirnominating petitions from the City Clerk starting Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
Petitions must be returned to the City Clerk by 5 p.m., January 9, 2017 to beeligible...

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City News
Posted on: November 10, 2017

Police Chief discusses community involvement and crime tips during Newsmakers show

The upcoming
Newsmakers interview program on KGCS-TV features Police Chief Matt Stewart. Stewartsat down with program host Judy Stiles to discuss various topics related to the
Joplin Police Department (JPD) including community involvement and recent...

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To view program.... City News
Posted on: November 10, 2017

Attractions help decorate holiday windows; Unveiling set for Monday, Nov. 27

Holiday pic edited-Greg Holmes 053_edited

In the spirit of the
holiday season, the windows of a downtown historic structure will again bedecorated for all to enjoy.
The public is invited to share in the
excitement during the annual unveiling when the curtains are pulled back of the large wind...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Survey shows residents favor informational quality of City’s quarterly newsletter

Residents gave a positive response to The
for providing news about the City of Joplin’s programs and services in a recent survey about the quarterly newsletter. Results from the October 2016 survey showed that 99% of respondents read the newslett...

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To view survey results.... City News
Posted on: October 19, 2017

Freeman Announces Theme of 2017 Joplin Christmas Parade

Christmas 17 theme poster

For the fourth year in a row, Freeman Health System will manage the Joplin Christmas Parade. This includes a donation of countless man-hours to organize and orchestrate the event.

In a news conference held Wednesday, October 18, at Joplin City Hall, Mike S...

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City News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Podleski sworn in as Presiding Municipal Court Judge

Podleski - Judge Oct 2017

With the recent retirement of Presiding Judge Chuck Brown of the Joplin Municipal Court, the Joplin City Council has announced the appointment of his successor. John Podleski, formerly Associate Judge for the Court, has been appointed Presiding Judge. Pod...

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City News
Posted on: September 19, 2017

It is time to receive influenza vaccinations

Unfortunately, the flu is a common
illness this time of year.  It is acontagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus.  Common symptoms include fever, headache,
muscle or body aches, feeling tired, cough, sore throat, an...

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

Interactive website allows residents to check work of multiple recovery projects in neighborhoods

Earlier this year, the City launched project snapshots on its website,, providing an overview of all the recovery work being completed in Joplin. Users can easily scroll through each project, noting their description, timeline o...Read on...

To view the interactive website... City News