Saturday, May 18, 2019

Empire District Electric, political stories among top Turner Report/Inside Joplin posts

It does not happen often, but there are some weeks when political stories drive the most traffic to the Turner Report.

This was one of those weeks.

Two of the top 10 posts on the Turner Report this week were about the Missouri Legislature's passing one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the United States, while others featured health care, women's equality and laws protecting the LGBT community.

The old days at the Carthage Press

A couple of Carthage Press-related anniversaries have taken place this month and I was glad to see that my Facebook post reminding people about one of my all-time favorite people, former Press composing room foreman Jennifer Martin received enough visitors to make the Top 10.

Sadly, this month marked the 10th anniversary of Jennifer's passing, but it was great to see that enough people remember Jennifer fondly as those of us who worked at the Press do.

The other anniversary and it almost slipped my mind until I reposted my 2009 remembrance of Jennifer was the end of my career at newspapers. I remember my final weekend included coverage of graduations at Sarcoxie and Lamar high schools, two of the five graduations I covered that year.

I was fired on Monday and three months later, I was a classroom teacher, something for which I am eternally grateful.

Lost Angels Signing at Pat's Books in Carthage

The next signing for Lost Angels: The Murders of Rowan Ford and Doug Ringler is scheduled for 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Pat's Books in Carthage.

I will have more information soon.

The top 10 posts this week for the Turner Report, Inside Joplin and Inside Joplin Obituaries are featured below with links to each.

The Turner Report

1. Public Service Commission approves Empire District Electric fuel adjustment charge request

2. Cynthia Davis on LGBT laws: These people are getting more protection than Christians

3. Hartzler: So-called women's equality act would make men, women shower, go to the bathroom together

4. Joplin man waives indictment on federal meth trafficking, weapons charges

5. Missouri House passes strict anti-abortion bill, now awaits governor's signature

6. Department of Justice lawsuit alleges Hampshire Landing in Joplin, Galena facility, 80 others violating ADA

7. Remembering Jennifer Martin

8. Sullivan Republican looks forward to standing with the governor when Parson signs anti-abortion bill

9. Billy Long: Democrats want to rob states of their ability to create a health care system that works

10. A question about the 13-year-old driver and this week's top Turner Report/Inside Joplin posts

Inside Joplin

1. Jasper County Marriage Licenses

2. Jasper County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

3. Jasper County Sheriff's Office Arrests

4. Joplin Police Department Arrests May 15-16

5. Search warrant execution leads to confiscation of meth, heroin at Days Inn in Carthage, three arrested

6. Joplin Police Department Weekend Arrests

7. Joplin Police Department Arrests May 16-17

8. Joplin Police Department Arrests May 14-15

9. Joplin man cited for DWI after crashing into utility pole near Diamond

10. Joplin Police Department Arrests May 13-14

Inside Joplin Obituaries

1. Janet Buening

2. Vicki Bridges

3. Steven Thomas

4. Jamie Schoelzel

5. David Cruzan

6. Chris Davis

7. Johnny Hinds

8. David Peterson

9. Ray Collins

10. Frances Heiniger

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