Southern Stampede Cancelled

Joplin, Mo. -- Due to lightning and steady rains that have settled in over the Joplin area this morning and into the afternoon the running of the 23rd annual Missouri Southern Stampede has been cancelled. 

Nearly two inches of rain have fallen in Joplin today, forcing the first-ever cancellation of the event. 

The Lions will be back in action on October 1 when Southern travels to Stillwater, Okla. to take part in the Oklahoma State Jamboree.