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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - November 30, 2007, Joplin, Missouri
Have a Ball there a plenty of local entertainment to offer you a break from the Hustle and Bustle of the season enjoy id ouday Kickoff Miami has planned several events including the showing of a classic movie to get in the spirit town amp country 3a Friday november 30,2007 Joplin volume 112 daily 50$ number 114 a sunday $1.50 Globe Roger Nomer Brian Adams works on what will be an electricity generating wind Turbine at Crowder College in Neosho. Those who attended an a be a conference on thursday at the College got a close up look at the Turbine which will Supply Power for some aspects of the Campus. Enki enters new Era conference highlights links in Economy environment by Derek Spellman Neosho. To. A think of a rubber band being tugged in different directions by a pair of hands edging Ever closer to the Point of snapping. That is the prop that Anita Randolph used to characterize the growing Strain on Missouri a electrical Utility systems. Randolph director of the Missouri Energy Center a division of the department of Ratunil resources warned that some electrical Power plants already Are at their limit. Many transmission systems already Are overburdened. The demand for electricity in Missouri meanwhile continues to grow each year. And on top of that the state imports about 94 percent of its primary Energy sources such As Coal for its Power plants and gasoline for its cars from places out of the state. See Energy Page 6a Globe Roger Nome Max Smith left and Al Horner Check the level of the base of the Turbine this week. Wind Power in late 2005, Empire District electric co. Began purchasing Energy from the Elk River wind farm near Beaumont Kan. Under the 20-year agreement with the farm. Empire will annually Purchase about 550,000 megawatt hours of Energy a enough to meet the Energy needs of about 42,000 Homes according to Empire. The Utility company also has signed a 20-year agreement with horizon wind Energy of Houston Texas to Purchase Energy from the Meridian Way wind farm near Concordia Kan. The farm will be operational in late 2008. Globe Roger Nortner Brian Adams tightens the torque of a Turbine Blade. Globe Roger Nomer a Crane lifts the Blade Assembly into position. Black Friday exceeds record mall official estimates 16 percent increase this year for retailers by Melissa Dunson despite High Gas prices and a gloomy housing Market Joplin area shoppers turned out in Force for the official Start of the Holiday shopping season. North Park mall announced thursday that its sales on the Day after thanksgiving also known As Black Friday were record breaking. Many mall stores opened Between 4 and 6 . That Day. A Survey of 40 percent of North Park mall retailers this week showed sales figures larger than 2006 numbers with most seeing double digit increases. Liori Lones marketing director for the mall estimate d that mall retailers saw a 16 percent increase this year Over last v a arts Black Friday sales. See sales. Page 6a group also eyes Casino near Wichita company says application has no bearing on proposal Abr Cherokee county project by Roger Mckinney in Enn National gaming wants to add a Casino in Sumner county Kan., to its proposal for a Casino in Cherokee county Kan. T he come any has filch an application with the kans its u ttei7 commission to Opi rate a $.465 million Statch owned Casino and Lionel near Wellington South of Wichita in South Centna Kansas. The company in August submitted its application to the i jittery commission for a $295 million hotel and Casino see Casino Page 6ajoplin schools again earn High Marks by Joe Hadsall for the fourth time in As Many years the Joplin r-8 school District will earn the states highest level of accreditation. According to numbers made pub Lic thursday by the Missouri department of elementary and Sec Mondary education the Joplin District will earn a distinction in a this really says something Al jut our students futures a a superintendent Jim Simpson said. Quot it Means that our teachers students staff members parents and Community Are pulling together for outstanding Schigol officials will l e visiting All staff members today congratulating them on their performance and delivering gifts. To achieve the distinction ranking a District must Mcm to 13 of 14 it Mormance criteria on the state departments annual performance report. Those criteria include Missouri assessment Pic Ogram test see schools Page 6anumbers online the Missouri department of elementary and secondary education will release report cards of each school District saturday on its web site. Those reports May be accessed at school data school _ . $ a inside Calendar classifieds deaths enjoy 2a family fun 5c Horoscope 5a sports id your Money 40 8c in 1c weather thursday High 52 Low 23 today High 4.ow 44 saturday Complete four state area weather report 8a hot topic calling it quits Ray Godfrey the Dean of head football coaches in the Southwest conference has resigned with Quot reluctance Quot his position at Neosho High school. Page in Friday Globe 97 113 27 10� <8�ws��1
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