Latest Geography of Missouri Stories

2011-05-25 16:17:00

JOPLIN, Mo., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to lend a helping hand to individuals and families greatly affected by the deadly May 22 tornado, the Joplin Family YMCA is providing free childcare services. The program, a partnership with the United Way of Southwest Missouri & Southeast Kansas, the local chapter of the American Red Cross, and Missouri Southern State University, is open to children up to age 14. The United Way of Southwest Missouri & Southeast...

2011-05-24 06:00:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The dreams of critically and chronically ill children in the Kansas City and surrounding areas are now closer to reality thanks to a recent golf tournament that raised $70,000 for the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City. The inaugural Ferrellgas Dream Factory Classic, which was held May 19 at Tiffany Springs Golf Course in Kansas City and hosted by Overland Park, Kansas-based Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE: FGP), featured 116 golfers from...

2011-05-19 06:20:00

City officials in Kansas City, Missouri declared their city the envy of the entire world after Internet search giant Google said it was expanding its ultra-fast broadband service, originally slated for its trial run in Kansas City, Kansas, to include the Missouri city as well. Google announced in March that it had chosen Kansas City, KS as the inaugural site for its "Fiber for Communities" project. Google claims the project will deliver Internet access 100 times faster than current broadband...

2011-05-16 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Kansas inched up over the past twelve months according to the 2011 Kansas Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Kansas gained 682 industrial jobs and 25 manufacturers between March 2010 and March 2011, the first gain MNI has reported for any US state since mid-2008. Manufacturers' News reports Kansas is now home to 4,639...

2011-04-23 14:17:00

ST. LOUIS, April 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the St. Louis community works to assess damages and initialize clean-up efforts following the devastating storms that hit the area on Friday evening, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) pledges $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in early relief efforts. Monsanto's donation is expected to support the agency in local efforts related to the storm and provide the agency with additional flexibility as the community works to complete the assessment...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.