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About Joplin MO Life

About Joplin MO Life

Joplin MO Life is a go-to resource for the Joplin area. It offers a comprehensive events calendar, an interactive map, ideas and reviews about services and businesses, as well as articles about living life to the fullest in southwest Missouri.

I am a “transplant,” a Chicago native who has lived in Joplin for almost two decades.  Growing up in the Windy City, I grew accustomed to having a wide variety of museums, restaurants, sports venues, theaters and parks nearby. When I moved to Joplin, I had to become somewhat of a detective to learn about the amenities that are unique to this area.

For me, the fun part of visiting or moving to a city is discovering new things each week, whether it be a relatively unknown park, a new restaurant or a community event. I enjoy seeking out these experiences and sharing my thoughts about them so that others can learn about the resources right in their backyards.

I believe that living in Joplin can be just as exciting as living in Chicago if you decide to fully immerse yourself in all that this community has to offer. So I invite you to browse through the different categories on this blog and enjoy some Joplin MO life!


Freelance Writing


I love writing about Joplin, but I write about other topics, too. Hop on over to ChristineSempetrean where I share my musings about this amusing life.

You can also see a list of my published articles on LinkedIn, and on Contently.

If you’re interested in having me write for your publication or company, send me an email at



  1. Im new in town and iwant to feature my work somewhere in this up coming artwalk 3rd Thursday please follow up with me

    • Welcome to Joplin! I am not affiliated with Third Thursday; I just wrote about my experience at this event. To register as a vendor, you will need to contact Downtown Joplin, which manages the event:

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