Events/Promotions

KAYLEE AT CAVENDER'S


Join KAYLEE on Friday, August 1st, from 12-2 as she broadcasts live from CAVENDER'S on Rangeline Rd. in Joplin! She will be drawing winner for the TIM McGRAW Concert Tickets! GET REGISTERED TO WIN NOW at 502 S. Rangeline!

MJ AT BUFFALO RUN CASINO


Join MJ this Friday, July 25th, from 6pm - 8pm. He will be giving you all the details on how you get your tickets to ALL the upcoming shows including RASCAL FLATTS, August 29th.

MJ AT MATT & TERRY'S


Get registered to win the Ultimate Concert Experience and VIP KIX PT PASSES right now at MATT & TERRY'S AUTO SALES on 7th street in Joplin. MJ will be drawing winners THIS SATURDAY from 12p-1p, so get signed up now!

Listen to Win Tickets to these Shows at Buffalo Run!


Listen & WIN during the BUFFALO RUN CASINO DRIVE AT 5:

July 31st - Gene Watson
August 16th - Four State Franchise: Trey Lippe-Morrison, Dillon Cook & Jesse Cook
August 28th - Merle Haggard
August 29th - Rascal Flatts
September 11th - Mickey Gilley
October 25th - Shooter Jennings & Waylon's Original Band
November 8th - Oakridge Boys
 

Local News

Carthage Church Rebuffed by National Guard


A Carthage church has found itself at odds with the National Guard. The Bible Baptist Church in Carthage had special guests during their Vacation Bible School last week, including local police and fire departments, but when they invited the National Guard to stop by, they were told that participating in the VBS was against federal military policy. You can read more of the story

Ozark Center Coordinator Among Trainees at Special "Zero Suicide Academy"


A local health official got some unique training recently. Debbie Fitzgerald, Coordinator of Crisis Services at the Ozark Center in Joplin, tells News Talk KZRG about her experience at the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention's first-ever Zero Suicide Academy in Washington DC.

"A lot of it was finding out what's helpful to people having a crisis, and then incorporating

Construction Company Donates Bikes to Jopin Boys and Girls Club


The Joplin Boys and Girls Club got a special donation Friday: ten bicycles built by the group that's also building the new Mercy Joplin hospital. Rhonda Gorham, the club's executive director, tells News Talk KZRG how they'll distribute the bikes among their 300+ kids.

"We're setting up a reward system this summer for our kids. They can earn points by performing community

Conway Truckload Feeds Senior Citizens


The Area Agency on Aging received a sizable donation from Conway Truckload. The company donated $3,050 to support the agency's nutrition program for seniors in Jasper, Newton, Barton, and McDonald counties. The program serves more than 25,000 meals a month to seniors either at their home or at an area senior center a month. Community Services Director Allison Riddle tells News Talk KZRG

Mercy Joplin Responds to Photo Controversy


A Mercy hospital in Springfield came under fire this week after a controversy erupted over a mother taking a photo of her son while he was receiving care was then told she must leave the property for violating hospital rules. News Talk KZRG reached out to Mercy Hospital in Joplin to see if they have similar policies, and this is their response:

"Mercy understands patients mark milestones

Heat Advisory Issued


The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Friday, July 25 from noon until 7 for the KZRG listening area. Afternoon temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s with heat indices up to 104 degrees. The Missouri Health Department recommends taking frequent breaks out of the sun today if you have to work outside, and you should drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. Area

Mercy Joplin Receives Highest CME Accreditation Level


A Joplin hospital has received some high praise.

The Missouri State Medical Association’s Commission on Continuing Education has awarded the highest accreditation level to Mercy Hospital Joplin. Mercy Joplin is one of four Missouri accredited providers to receive accreditation with commendation. The Commission says Mercy has demonstrated that it uses continuing medical education as a

MASH Camp Wraps Up at MSSU


The Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center hosted a MASH camp at Missouri Southern State University this week. Health Careers Coordinator Lindsey Bobbitt tells News Talk KZRG what students in grades 6 thru 8 learned about in the hands-on camp.

"Respiratory therapy, emergency medicine, nursing, chemical and physical sciences and the careers they can have with that... the students

Koster Stumps for "Right to Farm" Amendment


Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster came to Webb City Wednesday to voice his support of a "right to farm" amendment that will be on the Missouri Ballot August 5th. Koster tells News Talk KZRG his support comes out of concerns he's developed after the passage of a 2010 "puppy mill" amendment.

"Proposition B limited any dog-breeding business in Missouri to a

Nixon Orders Review of MO Lottery System


Missouri Governor Jay Nixon wants a review of the state's lottery system. Nixon ordered the Office of Administration to conduct a review of the Missouri Lottery's operations Wednesday, saying he wants to make sure it actually is acting as a funding source for the state's schools. Only 23% of lottery revenues went to education during the last fiscal year, yet lottery ticket

Joplin Residents Indicted on Child Porn Charges


The wife of a Joplin man who was previously indicted on federal child porn charges has been indicted along with her husband on charges involving a second child victim. US Attorney Tammy Dickinson tells News Talk KZRG 49-year-old James Hajny and 39-year-old Gina Hajny were charged in a four-count indictment Wednesday that accuse them of using an underage girl to make child pornography. James Hajny

3rd Annual Pink Ribbon Gala this Friday


The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks is hosting their 3rd annual Pink Ribbon Gala this Friday at Downstream Casino. It's evening of live entertainment, dinner, and auctions. This year, they'll
be auctioning off local artwork, trips to Maui, and Vegas, as well as sporting packages. Outreach Director Kristi Seibert tells News Talk KZRG this is their biggest fund raiser of the
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