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Facts to Know: Head-on collision takes the lives of mother and baby, and Joplin kicks off company fair | Community

 

LABETTE COUNTY, Kan. – At approximately 8:30 PM on Monday, January 23, there was a head-on collision on US400, approximately four miles west of US59 in Labette County. Authorities say 30-year-old Valerie M. Montgomery of Parsons drove a Buick. She and a child inside her have lost their lives. Click here to read the entire article.

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 30th annual business fair on Tuesday. Nearly 110 exhibitors were in attendance at the Downstream Casino resort. Tuesday focused on connecting businesses. Today it will give consumers the ability to control businesses. If you’d like to read more about this story, including why the staff were dressed as pirates for the event, click here.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Some future business leaders from Southeast Kansas had a chance to showcase their skills. Girard High School Future Business Leaders of America hosted a competition at Pittsburg State University. 330 students from 18 schools competed in a wide variety of corporate and workplace events…and some students even had a head start.

EARL OF JASPER AND NEWTON, Mo. – The Salvation Army of Jasper and Newton County today shared an update regarding its recent fundraising efforts. Joplin office officials say the organization is currently 28% short of its goal, leaving $126,000 short of its 2023 program budget. Carthage office says it is 52% complete with its efforts fundraiser, leaving them $215,000 short of his goal. The organizations say they still have a month to raise funds for the new year.

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