Much of the blood collected by the CBCO comes from events held at schools and businesses. But with all the cancellations this week, the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is way behind in collections. The organization typically needs 250 units a day to supply area hospitals, but has lost out on that amount over the last few days. If you want to give the gift of life, you can do so at the Joplin donor center at the North Park Mall. The hours are Monday through Friday from 11 am to 6 pm.
The deer hunting season in the Show Me State has come to an end. The Missouri Department of Conservation says the total number of deer killed during the hunting season was more than 283 thousand. Of that total, around 51 thousand were killed with either a bow or crossbow. This is just the second year that hunters could use crossbows to kill deer as well as turkeys. This year's harvest was much higher than last year's, by nearly twenty thousand.
And finally tonight, an area university is making it easier for students to access the library, without even going inside. Missouri Southern students can now download an app called "Overdrive" through the university's library that allows them to check out e-books and audiobooks. Kayla Reed says MSSU is now among a growing list of university libraries that offers the service.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".