12th annual Cutest Pet Contest

12th annual Cutest Pet Contest

Once again, in our 12th annual Cutest Pet Contest, the pets of the Four States have proven to be the cutest around. From horses and bunnies, to cats and dogs and hamsters, these cuties have won our hearts. One hundred percent of the entry fees will benefit the Joplin...
I’m Not Finished Yet

I’m Not Finished Yet

By Kathleen Swift • Photo by Artistic Expressions Photography “I’d wanted to be a fire fighter since I was a kid,” said Jimmy Burgess, “but my friends were joining the military, and up to that point, I had no plans. I joined the Air Force reserves and eventually ended...