Movers & Shakers highlights the who, what, and where in business, entertainment, and all things local in Miami and its surrounding areas.

The Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the annual 4th of July Extravaganza on Tuesday, July 4 at Riverview Park.

If you've never been to the Independence Day Parade in Seneca, it is definitely worth the drive. It's at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. They say the population that day swells from 2,500 to about three times that much.

The Miami News-Record welcomes Tessa Newberry to the classified advertising dept. Tessa worked at the Baxter Springs, KS newspaper for many years. Her grandfather owned the Liberty Palace Disco in Columbus. I'm sure there are a few out there who remember that watering hole. The murals are still on the side of the building. Remember the lighted dance floor and slide? You just had to be sure to watch your speed coming back through Quapaw!

There is now a protected left turning signal at the intersection of East Steve Owens Blvd. and South 580 Road. Why wasn't this simple fix done years ago? It would surely have prevented many an accident! Meanwhile, citizens' efforts to modify the poorly designed intersection continue.

Rodeo Miami will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4 at the Miami Municipal Fairgrounds. Tickets are available at Miami Westco.

A new pavilion is to be dedicated this morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Northeast Tribal Health Systems complex. The structure is named for honoree, Terry Kinder.

“Fiddlers on the Route” will be held Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1 at the Landreth Park Amphitheater in Joplin. Friday will feature the swingin' shufflin' blues and dance group Hudson's All Star Hoo Doos and the rockin' country of The Mother Road's musical ambassadors, The Road Crew. Enjoy food vendors and a beer garden beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday is more family friendly with America's premier youth fiddling show band, the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic. Saturday hours are from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Admission to both nights is free.

The 6th Annual Commerce Days Festival returns July 6-8 at Sill Park. The event will feature a carnival and concerts featuring The Band DeLorean, Big Smitty, and Diversity.

Todd Oliver & Friends appears at the Coleman Theatre August 19 for a special “Back to School” comedy event. The ventriloquist has performed on “The Late Show,” “The Today Show,” and “America's Got Talent.”

Why is Texas called the Lone Star State? It's their Yelp rating.

A woman finds out her husband his cheating on her, so when the man comes home, she immediately started insulting him and throwing his belongings at him, saying she doesn’t want to see him anymore and shouting at him to leave. As the husband is walking out the door, she turns to him and says “I hope you die slowly and painfully.” The husband replies “Oh so now you want me to stay!”

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