Sunday, November 17, 2019

Highway Patrol Arrests November 16-17

Kelsie E. House, 24, Springfield, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated

Lena R. Maes, 23, Springfield, felony possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

Matthew R. Oranje, 30, Springfield, felony possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

Mason A. Buckles, 22, Lebanon, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving involving a crash

Alvin M. Moore, Jr., 28, Branson, felony delivery of a controlled substance, felony unlawful possession of a firearm, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no seat belt, misdemeanor Taney County warrant for possession of a weapon, misdemeanor Branson Police Department warrants for defective equipment and driving under the influence

Nancy A. Leigh, 54, Grove, Oklahoma, felony possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, felony possession of a controlled substance-barbiturates, possession of drug paraphernalia, window tint

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Highway Patrol Arrests November 15-16

Robert S. Murray, 36, Branson, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, driving while suspended, failure to register motor vehicle, no seat belt

Payton W. Horner, 24, Cassville, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated

Granby man injured in accident on 60

A Granby man was injured in a two-vehicle collision 6 p.m. Friday on U. S. 60, five miles west of Neosho.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Wanda K. Williams, 48, Neosho, was attempting a U-turn when it struck a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Catarino Medellin, 45, Granby, and was struck by the Medellin vehicle.

Medellin was treated for minor injuries.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Agenda posted for MSSU Board of Governors meeting

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1 PM 
Boardroom, BSC 310 

1. Announcements

2. Minutes of September 19, 2019 Board meeting

3. Reports
- Treasurer (Ms. Linda Eis)
- VP for Business Affairs (Mr. Rob Yust)
- Athletic Director (Mr. Jared Bruggeman)
- Executive Vice President (Dr. Brad Hodson)

- Provost and VP for Academic Affairs (Dr. Paula Carson)
- VP for Student Affairs (Mr. Darren Fullerton)
- Faculty Senate President (Dr. Rebecca Mouser)
- Staff Senate President (Ms. Melissa Forsythe)
- Student Senate President (Ms. Sarah Schultz)
- Board Committees (Academic Affairs and Budget Audit)
- President (Dr. Alan Marble)

4. Old Business

5. New Business
- Consideration of FY19 Audited Financial Statements (Ms. Linda Eis)
- Consideration of Academic Policy Proposals (Dr. Paula Carson)
- Lobbyist Report, Mr. Gary Burton and Mr. Jim Foley (Dr. Alan Marble)
- State Mandated Civics Exam (Diana Fordham)
- Other items as may be necessary

6. Future meeting dates: - January 16, 2020 - March 26, 2020 - June 18, 2020 (Commencements: December 14th, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. and May 9th, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.)

7. Closed Executive Session:
RSMo 610.021(3) Relating to “hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees by a public governmental body when personal information about the employee is discussed or recorded”.

West leg of Richard Joseph Boulevard to close for widening of 44th Street

(From the City of Joplin)

Starting Monday, November 18, the west leg of Richard Joseph Boulevard will be closed due to work on the 44th Street widening project.

Access to businesses along this roadway will still be available on the east entrance of Richard Joseph Boulevard. Work is expected to take approximately one week, as crews set a large drain pipe across the Boulevard. 44th Street will remain open during this phase.

The project will widen 44th Street, from Connecticut Avenue east to Range Line Road, and Connecticut Avenue from the bridge over Interstate 44, south to 44th Street. 

The design is for a five-lane road, with a sidewalk and shared use path, as well as a roundabout at the intersection of 44th and Connecticut Avenue. It is being funded through the 3/8 cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax approved by voters in 2014. D&E Plumbing Company is the contractor for the project.

Activities planned for Joplin Downtown Lighting Celebration

(From the City of Joplin)

Everyone is invited to Main Street for the Downtown Lighting Celebration on Monday, November 25. This year, there are numerous activities planned with Main Street closed from 2nd Street to 7th Street for people to enjoy a fun evening with their friends and family.

Festivities begin at 5 p.m., with Parks and Recreation staff hosting crafts for the kids at Spiva Park, 4th and Main Street.

Enjoy holiday music, cookies and cocoa, while waiting for Santa’s arrival at 5:30. Take a picture with Santa or strike a pose at a festive photo spot.

Gather near Spiva Park for the official lighting at 6 p.m. A wonderful light show set to music will illuminate the park and spread holiday cheer. Other activities continue the evening’s fun as you stroll along Main Street, with progressive holiday festivities taking place from 4th to 7th Street. At 6:30 p.m. a holiday-themed movie will be shown on Main Street near City Hall at 6th Street.

A holiday window decorating contest, hosted by Downtown Joplin Alliance (DJA), also kicks off that evening, so be sure pick up a map and ballot for the Holiday Window Display Contest between participating downtown merchants. These will be available at Spiva Park. These also serve as a “passport” and can be stamped by downtown restaurants and shops you visit. Some of these will be open late that evening for shopping and dining during this holiday event. After your passport is completed, it can be turned in for a prize, offered through DJA.

Enjoy progressive holiday festivities as you stroll down Main Street and view the windows to note your favorites for the contest. Ballots and passports can be turned in at the main lobby of Joplin City Hall, also a participant in the contest this year. Children and adults are encouraged to pause for some holiday coloring, list making and cocoa and cookies as you drop off your items, and then head out to the movie on Main Street. This holiday evening celebration will conclude at approximately 8:30 p.m.

For more information, or call the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau at 417-625-4789. Window ballots will be accepted until December 13 and can be turned in at the Joplin CVB office in City Hall.

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Agenda posted for Joplin Sports Authority Board meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the Joplin Sports Authority Board of Directors of the City of Joplin, Missouri, will be held Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2644 East 32nd Street, Joplin, Missouri 64804.


1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Old Business
A) Bylaws Review Committee
B) JSA Support Letter

4. New Business A) JSA Vehicle

5. Any Other Business

Vote to go into closed session, which shall pertain to the hiring, firing, disciplining, or promotion of an employee or particular employees of a governmental body involving personal information as set forth in Section 610.021(3) (13) RSMo, as amended, 2013. This meeting, record, and vote to be closed to the extent provided by law. The JSA Board shall adjourn at the end of the session