• December 5Donate a new or gently used books to Mrs. Pendergrass to earn a chance in a drawing for gift cards

  • December 5Colleges Visiting CJ: Ozark Christian College on Feb. 7th

  • December 5Colleges Visiting CJ: State Technical College on Jan. 4th

  • December 5Java Junctions Christmas Specials are available!

  • December 5Bright futures is having a hygiene drive if you donate, you will receive a free Java Junction drink.

  • December 5FBLA extended the end date of the canned food drive to Dec 15th.

  • November 27Senior Salutes are being sold now, all order forms are due Jan. 19th

  • November 27Join A+ tutoring in Mrs. Wimmer's room Monday-Thursday after school until 4:15pm.

  • November 14FBLA is working with Sonic for a can food drive for every 5 canned good you will receive a token for 1 medium Sonic drink

Falling into Fall

Sydney Smith

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Fall activities to do in the Joplin area


Fun fall activities are beginning to open up in the Joplin area. Autumn is a great time to do different, spooky things with friends and family. Living in a farming community gives access to a lot of exciting Fall activities. Whether people enjoy being scared out of their candy corn socks, visiting the pumpkin patch, or getting lost in a corn maze, around here, Joplin has it all.

 Spook housing is a time-honored tradition here at CJHS. On a cool autumn night, many teens load up and head to one of Joplin’s many award-winning spook houses. Twisted Forest is one of Lakyn Shallenburger’s favorites; “It was easily one of the scariest things I have ever done. At Twisted, they are able to touch you. I was with a group of my friends, and my friend was grabbed and separated from the group. We all screamed and cried but, in the end, we wanted to do it again.”

 Waco School House Haunt is also one of the most anticipated openings of the scare season. In 2013, the doors of an abandoned school building were pried open to uncover what time has tried to hide. “One of the locals spoke of the accidental death of the custodian and a gruesome incident with one of the students who was horribly disfigured from the conveyor system they used to bring coal into the building for the furnaces,” reads Waco’s website. Some say they can see an old man and a young girl standing in the widows of the schoolhouse. If you would like a lesson in “old school fear,” this is the place to go.

 With fall comes pumpkins, and where to get pumpkins besides Fredrickson Farms? Carl Junction has its own autumn oasis open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This pumpkin patch is locally owned and ten minutes away. Hayrides are included with the pumpkin picking experience. The farm has pumpkins of all different sizes, as well as a variety of squash and Chrysanthemums. They have even arranged picture perfect backgrounds for photos.

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3 Responses to “Falling into Fall”

  1. Jaymason Kendrick on October 6th, 2017 9:57 am

    I’ve been wanting to go to spook houses and I’m glad this tells me which ones are the best to go to plus other fun activities to do around here(:


  2. Simran on October 6th, 2017 9:59 am

    I really enjoyed your article about different festivities during fall.


  3. Ava B. on October 6th, 2017 10:00 am

    Short, sweet and to the point. Good read and gives good information.


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Falling into Fall