Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MSSU Criminal Justice recognizes outstanding graduates

(From Southern News Service)

The Criminal Justice Department at Missouri Southern State University has recognized Outstanding Graduates for the 2016-17 academic year.

Students named Outstanding Graduates in Criminal Justice Administration include: Benjamin Dodge, Carthage; Bethany Gardner, Neosho; and Courtney Paxton, Blue Springs.

Outstanding Graduates in the Law Enforcement Program were Sarah Scott, Carthage; and Stefani Thomas, Joplin.

Nominees were required to display a high standard of character and be well-respected by peers and faculty. They also had to provide service to the university and evidence of leadership on campus and community, take part in campus activities and maintain high grade point averages.

Students were also inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society which recognizes academic excellence.

Those inducted included Kyler Bunch, Hiwasse, Ark.; Shannon Cottner, Waynesville; Taylor Garrett, Joplin; Hailey Harper, Joplin; Christopher Kincaid, Springfield; Roderick Peterson, Rogers, Ark.; and Stormi Potts, Joplin.

The following seniors were also recognized by the department for outstanding achievement on the Criminal Justice Senior Assessment National Test:

Christopher Alleman, Peculiar

Bradly Bartz, Miami, Okla.

Caleb Blue, Monett

Jeremy Boykins, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Steven Bressie, Oronogo

Brandy Corum, Carthage

William Forsythe, Webb City

Taylor Garrett, Joplin

Wes Graham, Carl Junction

Nicholas Hamilton, Columbia

Wyatt Johnson, Jasper

Matthew Landreth, Bella Vista, Ark.

Robyne Maxville, Nevada

Roderick Peterson, Rogers, Ark.

Debbie Rawson, Joplin

April Roper, Springfield

Sarah Scott, Carthage

Mark Springston, Duenweg

Preston Thomas, Joplin

Cheyenne Urquhart, Springdale, Ark.

Larry Warner, West Mineral, Kan.

Derek Webb, Independence, Mo.

Keaton Wingert, Joplin

Arkansas trucker injured in accident on I-49

An Arkansas man was injured in a one-vehicle accident 2:22 a.m. today on I-49 south of MO H at Jasper.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2007 International Tractor Trailer driven by William L. Woodall, 31, Booneville, Arkansas, skidded on the wet roadway, traveled off the roadway and overturned.

Woodall was treated for moderate injuries at Mercy Hospital, Joplin.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Agenda posted for Neosho Planning and Zoning Commission meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Commission will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., at the Neosho City Hall Council Chambers, 203 East Main Street, Neosho, Missouri.


AGENDA

REGULAR SESSION – PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION


The agenda of this meeting includes:


CALL TO ORDER


ROLL CALL


APPROVAL OF MINUTES


1. Regular Session of April 25, 2017


VISITORS BUSINESS


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. Public Hearing regarding the De-annexation of a portion of 59 Highway & AA Highway as requested by the City of Neosho.

2. Consider recommendation the De-annexation of a portion of 59 Highway & AA Highway as requested by the City of Neosho.




NEW BUSINESS

1 Public Hearing regarding the rezoning of 676 South Neosho Blvd. from R-1, First Dwelling House District to C-3, Commercial Business District as requested by Debbie Major.

2 Consider recommendation regarding the rezoning of 676 South Neosho Blvd. from R-1, First Dwelling House District to C-3, Commercial Business District as requested by Debbie Major.

3 Public Hearing regarding the rezoning of Tract N & O on Hale McGinty Drive from R-1, First Dwelling House District to C-1, Retail Business District as requested by Neff Family Trust.

4 Consider recommendation regarding the rezoning of Tract N & O on Hale McGinty Drive from R-1, First Dwelling House District to C-1, Retail Business District as requested by Neff Family Trust.

5 Public Hearing regarding the rezoning of Tract K, L & M on Hale McGinty Drive from R-1, First Dwelling House District to R-2, Second Dwelling House District as requested by Neff Family Trust.

6 Consider recommendation regarding the rezoning of Tract K, L & M on Hale McGinty Drive from R-1, First Dwelling House District to R-2, Second Dwelling House District as requested by Neff Family Trust.


REPORTS


ADJOURN

Crowder College weekly update

(From Crowder College)

Academics
·         Enrollment for Summer & Fall classes is OPEN. Courses are available for viewing online: https://my.crowder.edu/ICS/Academics/Public.jnz?portlet=Course_Schedules&screen=Advanced+Course+Search&screenType=next
·         Summer School begins June 5.
·         Enrollment is NOW OPEN for the Joplin Advanced Training & Technology Center classes which will start August 21.
·         Programs currently accepting application for Fall 2017 include:
·         The Nursing Programs in Neosho & Cassville are accepting application through August 15 for Spring 2018.

Athletics
·         Congratulations to all the Crowder Athletic teams as this year every program played in the Championships of the Region 16 Tournaments: Softball & Baseball took 1st; Basketball & Soccer were runner-up. Way to go Roughriders!
·         The Roughrider Baseball team will play in the South Central District Championship game today, May 22, at 1pm, Warren Turner Field at MSSU in Joplin. They are ranked #3 in the NJCAA Division I poll (5-16-2017). Watch for more information as to game locations and times. For a complete schedule go to:http://crowderathletics.com/sports/bsb/2016-17/schedule

Community Events

Masters of the Vault, Crowder Permanent Art Collection Exhibit in the Longwell Museum, April 10-May 26, 9:00am-6:30pm Monday-Friday.  The exhibition is featuring artists such as Daisy Cook, TH Benton and more. These are all pieces in the Crowder Longwell Museum permanent collection.

MSSU Writing Program announces student, faculty award winners

(From Southern News Service)

The Writing Program Committee at Missouri Southern State University recently announced student and faculty winners for the 2016-17 Writing Excellence Awards.
Student awards recognize excellent papers written for 200-level courses and above. The faculty awards recognize the writing assignments used by instructors in 200-level courses and above.
Student awards
The committee selected six student winners, each of whom received $250. During the recent all-faculty meeting, the students were recognized along with the faculty members who nominated them.
Aaron Cox, senior nursing major, Verona, Mo., “A Challenging Patient.” Nominated by Patricia Hempsmyer
Emily Edson, senior middle school-language arts major, Golden City, Mo., “Analytical Introduction of ‘The Lottery’” / “After ‘The Lottery’” / “Response and Analysis of ‘The Lottery.’” Nominated by Dr. Amy Gates.
Jack Ginger, senior management major, Papillion, Neb., “The Effect of Unemployment on New Business Formation.” Nominated by Dr. Jonathon Adongo.
Heather Kimbrough, senior history major, Diamond, Mo., “Depiction of the Axis in World War II Propaganda.” Nominated by Dr. Megan Bever.
Olivia Massey, senior biology major, Joplin, “A Difficult Decision.” Nominated by Patricia Hempsmyer.
Dylan Maxwell, senior biology, Webb City, Mo., “Beneficence versus Nonmaleficence: When ‘Do No Harm’ Hurts.” Nominated by Patricia Hempsmyer.
Faculty awards
Two Missouri Southern faculty members were also recognized during the meeting, receiving $250 awards for writing assignments.
Dr. Maggie Beacher, “Chaotic Classrooms.”
Dr. Nicholas Nicoletti, “American Foreign Policy – Simulation 1.”

MSSU students in social work, Show-Me-Gold programs receive honors

(From Southern News Service)

Students in the social work and Show-Me-Gold programs at Missouri Southern State University recently received end-of-semester honors.
Social work
Eleven students were recognized for their completion of the Field Experience Coursework at Missouri Southern. The efforts of these students from the social work program represents more than 5,000 hours of social work services.

Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri was recognized as the Field Experience Agency of the Year. Robin Smith, of the Economic Security Corporation in Joplin, was recognized as Field Experience Site Instructor of the Year. Rose Miley, senior social work major from Duenweg, and Anneliese Beye, senior social work major from Joplin, were recognized as Field Experience Students of the Year.

Show-Me-Gold
Two students in the Show-Me-Gold National Guard Leadership Program received commendations at the military ball held recently in Billingsly Student Center.
Kenneth Kingcade, junior general studies major from Webb City, received the Army Commendation; Caleb Albright, senior criminal justice major from Granby, received the Missouri National Guard Commendation.
The commendation medal honors National Guard members who demonstrate outstanding service. Students participating in the Show-Me-Gold program must satisfy admissions standards of both Missouri Southern and the Missouri Army National Guard.
The spring semester marks the final one for Captain Chase Phillips, professor of military science and coordinator of the Show-Me-Gold program. He has accepted a transfer to act as aide-de-camp to Major General Steven Danner, commanding general of the Missouri National Guard. Phillips has been at MSSU since 2014.

JFD responds to electrical fire at 4225 S. Joplin Ave.

(From the Joplin Fire Department)

The Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 4225 S Joplin Ave, on Tuesday, 22 May, at 10:31 AM. The first crew arrived at 10:35 AM. On arrival fire personnel found a fully involved single family structure with flame and smoke showing. Crews extinguished the fire and remained on scene until 1:15 PM.

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighting crews. Ownership information is not available at this time.

The Fire Department responded with 5 apparatus and 12 personnel and was assisted by the Joplin Police Department and METS Ambulance Service.

The fire was investigated by the Fire Marshal and found to be electrical in nature.

Highway Patrol announces results of Jasper County safety operation

(From Highway Patrol Troop D)

Troop D Announces Results Of Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program SAFETE Operations
Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer of Troop D, announces the results of Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program SAFETE operations in Greene, Jasper, and Lawrence counties on May 16, 2017.

During the operation in Greene County, troopers stopped 23 commercial vehicles and seven passenger vehicles. Additionally, troopers conducted 22 commercial vehicle inspections which resulted in three vehicles and three drivers being placed out-of-service. The following is a list of enforcement contacts made during the operation.

Commercial Vehicle Violations -- 2
Speed Violation -- 1
Seat Belt Violations -- 4
Non-Moving Violation -- 1
Insurance Violation -- 1
Driver License Violation -- 1

Troopers also issued 45 warnings for various other offenses during this operation.

During the operation in Jasper County, troopers stopped 26 commercial vehicles. Additionally, troopers conducted 25 commercial vehicle inspections which resulted in one driver being placed out-of-service. The following is a list of enforcement contacts made during the operation.

Speed Violation -- 1
Seat Belt Violations -- 7
Non-Moving Violation -- 1
Hazardous Moving Violation -- 1
Misdemeanor Drug Arrest -- 1

Troopers also issued 48 warnings for various other offenses during this operation.

During the operation in Lawrence County, troopers stopped 14 commercial vehicles and three passenger vehicles. Additionally, troopers conducted 13 commercial vehicle inspections which resulted in three vehicles and three drivers being placed out-of-service. The following is a list of enforcement contacts made during the operation.

Speed Violation -- 1
Seat Belt Violation -- 1
Insurance Violation -- 1

Troopers also issued 20 warnings for various other offenses during this operation.

The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober. “Don’t Violate The Trust.”

Highway Patrol issues 76 citations, arrests two, gives 134 warnings during operations in Newton, Taney counties

(From Highway Patrol Troop D)

A total of 76 citations, two arrests, and 134 warnings were issued in conjunction with hazardous moving enforcement operations conducted in Taney County on May 19, and in Newton County on May 20, 2017. Totals from these enforcement efforts include:

37 -- speed citations19 -- seat belt citations
9 -- non-moving violations
2 -- uninsured motorist citations
4 -- driver license citations
2 -- registration violations
2 -- commercial vehicle citations
1 -- hazardous moving arrest
2-- misdemeanor drug/paraphernalia arrests

“Our mission is to make our highways safer, which cannot be solely accomplished by traffic arrests,” stated Captain Villanueva. “In order to meet this goal, it is vital that every motorist take it upon themselves to be a safe, courteous, and conscientious driver.”

The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober. “Don’t Violate The Trust.”

Four-way stop at Lone Elm and Fir Road to be activated Thursday

(From the Carl Junction Police Department)

It looks like the 4 way stop at Lone Elm and Fir Road will be activated Thursday. Please pay attention. I will post an exact time and date soon.