Thursday, March 31, 2016

World Music and Cuisine Festival scheduled at MSSU

(From Southern News Service)

The annual World Music & Cuisine Festival will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom at Missouri Southern State University.

International students, faculty and staff will prepare their native dishes, while a variety of musical groups perform. Food portions will be sold for $1 each.

“The World Music & Cuisine Festival has quickly become one of the signature events at Missouri Southern,” said Dr. Chad Stebbins, director of the Institute of International Studies. “Most people like to sample exciting, new foods and hear music that they may be unaccustomed to. It’s a great combination of satisfying your palate and expanding your musical repertoire at the same time.”

The entertainment will be provided by Kufara, an African marimba band, at 5 p.m.; Mariachi Amistad, a Mexican mariachi band, at 5:45 p.m.; Saudi Ardah, a dance by students from Saudi Arabia, at 6:45 p.m.; and the German polka band Mach Schnell Blaskapelle at 7 p.m.

Food selections will include offerings from Festival Mexican Restaurant and Roswitha’s Schnitzelbank, as well as dishes prepared by more than two dozen students and faculty members.

“Our international students and faculty like to bring exposure to their cultures, and one way they can do this is by showcasing some of the wonderful food from their countries,” said Stebbins. “For example, one of our students from South Korea is going to prepare the delicious Bulgogi barbecue, and our contingent from the British Virgin Islands will fix their national dish — fungi and fish.”

Presented by The Joplin Globe and the MSSU International Club, the World Music & Cuisine Festival is a fundraiser for the university’s international students. Emcees will be Volodymyr Dukov, a student from Ukraine, and Inge Logtenberg, from the Netherlands.

Joplin Police Department Arrests March 30-31

03/30/2016 0930
RACHEL LYNNE MODRAS
1512 S Massachusetts Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 40 303 E 3RD ST 225.00
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT
4 1 COMMIT
5 1 COMMIT
6 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/30/2016 0926
SHANNON MAE SIDNEY
201 W 33rd St JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 25 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT
4 1 COMMIT
1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/30/2016 0244
SHADOW ROSS HOPKINS
22080 Lawrence 1036 PIERCE CITY, MO 65723
WM 25 1949 S MURPHY BLVD/E 15TH ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/30/2016 1440
DAKOTA JACOB HUNT
2702 S Duquesne Rd JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 19 611 S PARK AVE 353.50
1 1 COMMIT

03/30/2016 0800
GUY SPENCER MORRISON
WM 52 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1110 E Valley St  JOPLIN, MO 64801
1 1 BENCH WARRANT

03/30/2016 2039
SARAH LYNN SIMPSON
820 Meadow Cir WEBB CITY, MO 64870
WF 29 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
5 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
6 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/30/2016 1428
WANDA LEA ROSSMAN
613 W 6th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 59 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/30/2016 2055
JERRIMIE JERRY CARTER
1108 S Sergeant Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
 29 1500 S MICHIGAN AVE 500.00
1 1 ASSAULT - CITY

03/30/2016 2032
JOSHUA JOEL TRAMEL
523 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 33 1209 W 24TH ST 250.00
1 1 TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY

03/31/2016 0103
BON SCOTT CONGLETON
2804 S Pearl Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 26 331 W 26TH ST/S PEARL AVE 0.00
1 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

03/31/2016 0230
STEVEN PAUL SMITH
27319 Hummingbird Ln CARTHAGE, MO 64834
WM 24 431 W 4TH ST/S BYERS AVE 0.00
1 1 VANDALISM

03/31/2016 0315
ANTHONY RAY CIRCO
BM 32 399 W 4TH ST/S PEARL AVE 0.00
420 S Moffet Ave,  JOPLIN, MO 64801
3 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 BENCH WARRANT

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests March 29-31

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Noorhanna Zakaria, 20, Springfield
Cheryl T. Barnes, 47, Branson
Rodrigo H. Martinez, 24, Seligman

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Video- Joplin High School band performs

Neosho teen injured in two-vehicle accident

A Neosho teen was injured in a two-vehicle accident 7:30 p.m. today on U. S. 60 at Ibex Road.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1995 Toyota Camry driven by Yeej C. Lee, 16, Neosho, pulled into the path of a 2000 Ford Taurus driven by Jose A. Ruiz, 44, Neosho.

Lee was treated for moderate injuries at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

"Skills That Pay the Bills" program set for Webb City, Carthage students

(From Crowder College)

Crowder College’s Webb City location will host area high school 9th and 10th grade students in a career event called “Skills that pay the bills”.

Funding for this event was made possible through an AT&T grant that the college received in December.

This funding provides t-shirts to all participants and printed materials covering all the programs they visited.

Stations will be located throughout the building and campus featuring programs that prepare students for careers and employment in our area. Programs include: Advanced Manufacturing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Fire Science, Emergency Medical Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant, Graphic Design, Preschool Teacher/Paraprofessional & Criminal Justice.

Students will be on campus from 8:15-10:15am as follows:

· Webb City High School – April 1

· Carthage High School – April 8

For more information please contact Cyndi Adamson, Director of Crowder College – Webb City at: 417.673.2345.

Regional Media Hall of Fame Awards Dinner planned

(From Southern News Service)

The Regional Media Hall of Fame Awards Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom at Missouri Southern State University.

Presented by the Department of Communication, the Hall of Fame Awards honor media professionals who have made a regional impact throughout their careers. The 2016 recipients are Jim Hamilton and Dave Koester, with the Legacy Award going to the late Larry Young.

Jim Hamilton

Jim Hamilton has been an editorial icon in Buffalo for nearly four decades.

His initiation as a journalist was in 1964 as the Fair Grove FFA reporter, sending handwritten articles to the Springfield newspaper. He enrolled at Missouri State University after high school, and was named editor of the SMS Standard. In 1971, he was married, started U.S. Air Force basic training and also served as editor of the base newspaper.

He began working as a news editor at the Bolivar Herald-Free Press in January 1976.

He later began working for the Buffalo Reflex/Dallas County Republican. He managed the Buffalo Reflex for 20 years and continued as editor/publisher for Community Publishers Inc. in 1999.

In January 2004, he was back where he had started at the Bolivar Herald-Free Press. For the next decade, he served as a regional writer for CPI’s Southwest Missouri newspapers.

He has served as president of the Ozark Press Association, the Ozark Writers League and the Writers Hall of Fame. A collection of columns was published in 1994.

Hamilton retired in May 2015, though he continues to write columns and features as a freelancer.

Dave Koester

David Koester has a prestigious 38-year career in the television broadcasting industry. It began while attending Missouri Southern State College (now MSSU), where he earned his bachelor of arts in English. His first news reporting experience was a staff writer and sports editor for The Chart.

During his junior year, Koester started working on weekends at KODE-TV in Joplin. From 1977-80, he worked as a reporter and weekend anchor, and hosted a program on topical issues.

Koester served as the station’s news director from 1980-82. He then joined KOTV in Tulsa as its chief assignment manager. From 1982-87, he supervised news crews, reporters and photojournalists, and covered breaking news stories.

For the next 28 years, he was the assignment manager for KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City.

Koester is a recipient of an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Heartland Region, for his live news coverage, “McVeigh Moved.” His news team received the prestigious Peabody Award in 1995 for coverage of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

He recently retired and plans to continue his volunteer work and spend more time with family.

Larry Young

Larry Young had a career spanning more than 40 years in broadcasting, starting in radio and ending in television.

He was born in St. Louis and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he majored in radio/television news and graduated in 1967.

While stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Ill., he worked part-time for WDWS AM/FM radio as a weekend staff member. He also served at DaNang Airfield in Vietnam and Bolling Air Force Base in Washington.

His career in television news began at WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Md., where he worked as general assignment reporter, weekend anchor, staff announcer and program director.

In 1984, Young moved to KOAM-TV in Pittsburg, Kan., where he served as news and program director. He was later hired as news director of KODE-TV in Joplin. He left briefly in 1999, then returned to be news director at KSN-TV. He assumed the role of news director of both stations when they were purchased by Nexstar Broadcasting.

He worked until his health prevented him from being there full time, and died in 2008.

The Regional Media Hall of Fame was created in 2006. Honorees receive a crystal trophy and are featured in a display located in the lobby of the broadcast facilities at Missouri Southern.

Crowder College shark tank competition a huge success

(From Crowder College)

The inaugural year of the Shark Tank competition at Crowder College’s High School Business Contest was a huge success. Nineteen teams competed in the preliminary round with 5 teams advancing to the finals for the opportunity to win cash prizes totaling $600.

Top honors went to the team of John Rausch & Cale Harper from Monett High School. They created “Joe on the Go”, a portable coffee maker for your car. As the winning team they earned a check in the amount of $300. Second place, and a check for $200 went to Umar Akhtar, Caden Propps & Morgan Schilly from Purdy High School. Their idea was called “Hair Trap” a disposable cover on a hair brush that would clean it after use. Third place, and a check for $100 went to Kortney Cambers and Josh Harris from East Newton High School. Their business idea was called “Dr. Time”, a medical app for smart phones.

The prize money was made possible by the following sponsors: Dr. Scott Godbersen, 1st Choice Chiropractic Center, Debbie Major with Magdaleno IPM, Debbie & Jeff Werneke with Silhouette Imaging, Stephens College, and SMB Bank.

Crowder College Business Division holds the annual High School Business contest with a variety of skill tests and speaking contests. This year over 550 students participated in the event. This is a record number of contestants according to Kali Bard, Business Division Chair.

Joplin Police Department Arrests March 29-30

03/29/2016 0800
DEANNA ROSE ORR
323 E 34th St JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 32 303 E 3RD ST 250.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT
3 1 BENCH WARRANT

03/29/2016 1050
SHEILA ANN GRAY
1619 S Wall Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 30 100 W 14TH ST/S MAIN ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/29/2016 0956
ANASTASIA SILVER LAROCK
10520 Painthorse Circle WYANDOTTE, OK 74370
WF 21 000 E 41ST ST/S HEARNES BLVD 0.00
2 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

03/29/2016 1230
WENDY ANN CHADDOCK
1626 E Valley St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 44 303 E 3RD ST 253.50
1 1 COMMIT

03/29/2016 1300
RACHAELL N GRENINGER
1713 S Massachusetts Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 30 1716 S MASSACHUSETTS AVE 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

03/29/2016 1740
MELANIE DIANE BINGHAM
2625 Graineswood Ave BAXTER SPRINGS, KS 66713
WF 43 817 W 7TH ST 500.00
1 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING

03/29/2016 1504
TIERRA KESHUN KNAULS
3909 Chaffee Drive FORT SMITH, AR 72904
BF 22 303 E 3RD ST 253.50
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/29/2016 1135
MICHELLE BIFFY VADOUSKY-MILLER
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 38 100 E 4TH ST/S MAIN ST 500.00
1 1 RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

03/29/2016 1750 
KEVIN TODD CURE 
3017 Sunset Drive E JOPLIN, MO 64804 
WM 52 817 W 7TH ST 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 

03/29/2016 1200
DYLAN ANTHONY REED
1515 Virginia JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 19 1515 S VIRGINIA AVE 253.50
2 1 COMMIT
1 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING

03/29/2016 1200
SHAWN EUGENE PETERS
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 34 320 E 8TH ST 398.50
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT
4 1 COMMIT
1 1 LARCENY

03/29/2016 1930
PAUL ANDREW FREEL
25364 Gum Rd CARL JUNCITION, MO 64834
WM 46 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT
4 1 COMMIT
5 1 COMMIT
6 1 COMMIT

03/29/2016 1416
DANIEL M LICKTEIG
13233 Hwy 39 AURORA, MO 65605
WM 29 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT

03/29/2016 1713
BRITTANY M SCHAEFFER
640 N Pearl Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 26 640 N PEARL AVE 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 COMMIT

Inside Joplin passes one million visitors

Sometime last night, Inside Joplin passed the one million visitor mark.

The blog started in November 2013, replacing the Inside Joplin website that was launched three months earlier.

From the early days, when the site received about 100 to 200 visits a day, it now brings in approximately 2,500 to 3,500 visitors daily.

Thanks to all Inside Joplin readers for helping this blog grow. Please keep spreading the word about Inside Joplin, the Turner Report, and Inside Joplin Obituaries.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Carl Junction teen killed in collision with tractor-trailer

A Carl Junction teen was killed in a two-vehicle accident 4:20 p.m. today on Route YY west of County Road 300.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1992 Peterbilt 379 driven by Robert J. Sales, Jr., 24, Goodman, struck the rear of a 1965 Ford Mustang driven by Jensen L. Smith, 19, Carl Junction.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene by Jasper County Coroner Rob Chapel at 4:40 p.m.

The fatality was the 27th this year for Highway Patrol Troop D.


Joplin Police Department Arrests March 28-29

03/28/2016 0800
PATRICK LEE TAYLOR
14 County Road 3959 FARMINGTON, NM 87401
WM 25 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

03/28/2016 0800
HOLLY JO BOUNOUS
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 28 303 E 3RD ST 150.00
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT

03/28/2016 0800
BRYAN JAMES DICKIE
2224 S Eastwood Rd JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 35 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/28/2016 1139
KYLER OLEN REDDEN
7341 Lime Kiln Dr NEOSHO, MO 64850
WM 20 449 W 2ND ST/S BYERS AVE 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
2 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING

03/28/2016 1045
RICHARD SCOTT TAYLOR II
28811 Locust Drive CARL JUNCTION, MO 64834
WM 26 303 E 3RD ST 10.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
5 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
6 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
7 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/28/2016 1735
ALISON LIBERTY HART
908 Valley St JOPLIN, MO 64801
1327 S CONNECTICUT AVE/S MURPHY BLVD
WF 22 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/28/2016 1705
KIRSTEN MICHELLE POWERS
1501 Pineville Rd NEOSHO, MO 64850
WF 21 3118 E 7TH ST 326.50
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT

03/28/2016 1400
JEFFREY JACOB NALLY
9352 Ellsworth Ln NEOSHO, MO 64850
WM 20 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT

03/28/2016 1330
SCOTT LEE BURRIS
700 S Business 49 NEOSHO, MO 64850
WM 40 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT

03/28/2016 1651
JANNESSA E MCKINNEY
6930 Se Mallard Lane GALENA, KS 66739
WF 47 3202 S MCINTOSH CIR 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

03/28/2016 2225
DUSTIN JOSEPH PURDHAM
2228 E Quincy St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 28 3440 E NEWMAN RD 500.00
2 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED
1 1 STATE LICENSE PLATES REQUIRED

03/28/2016 2200
JOHN ROSS GAULT
2927 S Connecticut Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 33 2927 S CONNECTICUT AVE 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

03/28/2016 1944
SHAYNE MIKE JORDAN
12479 Gillbert Lane, 1/2 NEOSHO, MO 64850
WM 28 303 E 3RD ST 253.50
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT

03/29/2016 0215
MELISSA DAWN ENGLAND
29466 Kenworth Lane CARL JUNCTION, MO 64836
WF 28 1649 W 19TH ST/S MAIDEN LN 0.00
1 1 VEHICLES TO BE DRIVEN ON RIGHT HALF OF ROADWAY

03/29/2016 0215
KEVIN CHRISTOPHER KNEFF
1102 S Roosevelt Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 29 1600- BLK W 19TH ST 0.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

03/29/2016 0020
DORIAN T SAMUELS
117 S Byers Ave, 9 JOPLIN, MO 64801
BM 37 100- BLK W A ST 500.00
1 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING

Suspects sought in Family Video burglary

(From the Joplin Police Department)

March 29, 2016, 1:55 AM, Joplin Police responded to the report of an audible alarm and located a burglary at 2207 W 7th St., Family Video.

The suspects gained entry through the back door and it appeared that they fled when the alarm started to sound. An undetermined amount of cash was taken.

Witnesses observed a white male flee from the scene and jumped into a blue PT cruiser. The vehicle was occupied by a white male and white female. The PT Cruiser has duct tape over the back passenger window and a sticker in the lower left portion of the glass on the back hatch.

The driver was a white female in her 30's or 40's with brown shoulder length hair.

One male suspect was described as being in his late 20's or early 30's, skinny and possibly had facial hair.

The secind male suspect was described as a skinny male wearing dark clothing. If you recognize any of the description or if you have information, please call the Joplin Police Department.

Main Street to close Wednesday to prepare for five-year tornado anniversary

(From the City of Joplin)

Main Street will be closed from 4th Street to 7th Street from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. Detours will be in place for drivers to utilize these during that time.

Due to the closures, the Sunshine Lamp Trolley has announced the relocation of the City Hall stop to move to the Empire District building on the southwest corner of 6th and Joplin Avenue. (This relocation is the same as established during Third Thursday events.)

The closure is for production work of a special project that will be part of Joplin’s five-year anniversary of the tornado on May 22, 2011.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Crowder College weekly activities

(From Crowder College)

Academic Information
·         Graduation is just around the corner, May 14. It is time to place your orders for cap, gown, and announcements. Find out more: http://www.crowder.edu/services/records/graduation/
·         Crowder Scholarship applications for Fall 2016 are available online: http://www.crowder.edu/foundation-alumni/scholarships/ The deadline is April 1. Don’t miss this opportunity to help pay for school through generous donations made to our Foundation.
·         Priority enrollment for Fall & Summer begins April 18 - Sophomores with 28+ hours, April 21 - Freshmen with 27 or less hours. Open enrollment begins May 2. Watch for class schedules to be posted the week of April 4.
Roughrider Athletics
·         Roughrider Softball are now 23-10 on the season. They will play at home April 1, 3 & 7. For more information go to:  http://crowderathletics.com/sports/sball/2015-16/schedule
·         Roughrider Baseball are now 18-15 on the season. They play at home March 29 @ 2pm and April 5.  Check out their schedules for more information: http://crowderathletics.com/sports/bsb/2015-16/schedule
Crowder Foundation Events
·         Buy a Book. Build a Future. Local author Allen Kent is donating 100% of the proceeds of all book sales to benefit the Crowder College Behavior Support Center. The goal is to sell 42,000 books before June 30. Find out more: https://501auctions.com/buyabook
·         The inaugural Roughrider Car Show will be held April 30, 10am-3pm, in the Farber parking lot on the Neosho campus. Registration is now available: https://squareup.com/store/crowder-college-foundation-2
·         Evening of Jazz 2016 is April 26 at the Neosho Civic. Reservations for a table of 8 - $275; Open seating $30 per ticket. Registration is now available: https://squareup.com/store/crowder-college-foundation-2
Campus Community Events
·         Art Show in Longwell Museum, March 21-31, McDonald County High School students. Museum hours are: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. For more information call: 417.455.5470 or go to:http://longwellmuseum.weebly.com/exhibits.html
·         The annual High School Business Competition will be held Wednesday, March 30 by the Business Division.  Approximately 550 high students will be on our campus competing in a variety of written tests including Accounting, Business Communication, Business Math, General Business, Computer Applications, Marketing, Office Procedures, and Personal Finance.  In addition, students can compete in performance events including keyboarding, Impromptu speaking, and Management Decision Making.  This year we are adding a Shark Tank Competition in which teams will pitch their business ideas competing for $600 in seed capital money.  This money was graciously donated by the following sponsors:  Dr. Scott Godbersen - 1st Choice Chiropractic, Debbie Major - Magdaleno IPM, Debbie and Jeff Werneke - Silhouette Imaging, Stephens College and SMB Bank.
·         The 47th Annual Aggie Day will be held March 31. Over 2500 high school students will be on campus competing in 19 contests. This competition is a big event as their District contests are the following week.
·         Friends of the Library is currently taking book donations for its annual Book Sale scheduled April 18-20. If you would like to donate books to the sale please contact the Lee Library at 417.455.5610.

Webb City teen seeks return of cherished item

(From Shelby Warner, Webb City)

MISSING! IF FOUND PLEASE RETURN. 

A couple weeks ago my car was stolen, it has since then been recoverd BUT there was a small glass wizard glued to my dash that was taken. 

This wizard meant the world to me just because it was the only present my mother ever gave to my dad in the whole umpteen years they spent together. It was the only sign of love I ever knew her to show him. My dad had this wizard glued to the dash of his truck until they parted ways for the last time over ten years ago. I kept it as a little reminder of the love my parents once shared years back and glued it to my dash. 

This little figurine means everything to me, it makes me want to cry when I think about losing it forever. If anyone has seen a little wizard holding a staff in a blue robe waring a witchy hat on a second hand shelf or put out for a yard sale somewhere, please send me a description or if possible a picture.

 I know it's a long shot but it just might give back a stolen piece of my childhood. I'll reward anyone who can help me find my little blue wizard. I know it's crazy but please keep look out. Please help me guys!! 

I live in Webb City I'm 17 and I'll do anything to get the word out about this. It might not be a headline in New York Times, but it means everything to me to find what was stolen from my heart. I have posted this on every Joplin give and take group in desperate hope someone will see it and return this piece of my childhood please help me.

Dragon egg hunt set at Missouri Southern

(From Southern News Service)

A Dragon Egg Hunt will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, on the Oval at Missouri Southern State University.

Presented by the MOSO LARP Guild and Kaveman’s Kids, the event will include a live-action roleplay storyline for adults, an egg hunt and other activities for kids.

Cost is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit area children in need. For more information, contact Michael Reynolds at ReynoldsM005@mymail.mssu.edu.

Business contest, Aggie Day set at Crowder College

(From Crowder College)

Wednesday, March 30 – High School Business Contest (see release for locations/times)

http://www.crowder.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2016-HS-Business-Competition-PR-03-10-2016.pdf

Thursday, March 31 – Aggie Day competition

Students meet in the gym for directions.

Recognition of Outstanding Alumni & Honorary Aggie Club members will be held at approximately 8:15am in Bob Sneller Gymnaisum.

All contests will start at 9am.

Smoking cause of fire at 1726 Moffet

(From the Joplin Fire Department)

The Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1726 S Moffet at 2:20 PM, Saturday, 26 March, 2016. 

Fire crews arrived on the scene at 2:26 PM to find a one story wood framed two family dwelling with the porch fully involved and collapsed, as well as fire extending into the structure through the front doors and up the metal roof. Fire in the front rooms of both duplexes was controlled via a direct attack on the rooms, ceiling and attic.

Crews remained on scene until 4:25 PM. The house is owned by Denny Oakes, 6069 gold Finch Rd.
No injuries were reported to either fire personnel or bystanders. 6 Joplin Fire units and 17 Joplin Fire personnel responded, as well as JPD and METS.

The cause of the fire was ruled accidental, misuse of smoking materials.

Joplin Police Department Weekend Arrests

03/25/2016 1130
WILLIAM TOM SEAY
120 N Byers Ave, A JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 20 1205 S BYERS AVE 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT
3 1 BENCH WARRANT

03/25/2016 1204
JULIUS KARL WHITTAKER
1822 W 7th St, 131 JOPLIN, MO 64801
BM 56 723 S JACKSON AVE 500.00
1 1 ASSAULT - CITY
4 1 TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY
3 1 UNLAWFUL USE OF WEAPONS CITY
2 1 VANDALISM

03/25/2016 1620
LANDON JOEL WEEKES
1716 Kent Drive WEBB CITY, MO 64870
WM 29 303 E 3RD ST 173.50
1 1 COMMIT

03/25/2016 1811
JACQUELYN LEIGH MAGGARD
1109 Lillie Dr CARTHAGE, MO 64836
WF 21 101 N RANGE LINE RD 500.00
1 1 LARCENY

03/25/2016 1756
TYLER JAMES GRADY
1403 Chestnut St SENACA, MO 64865
WM 26 2623 W 7TH ST 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

03/25/2016 1930
BRIAN SHANE ROBINSON
502 N Byers Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 51 1804 E 32ND ST 0.00
1 1 DISTURBING THE PEACE

03/25/2016 2033
CHRISTOPHER ALLEN ANDERSON
3838 E 16th Street JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 43 949 W 8TH ST/S CHESTNUT AVE 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

03/25/2016 1722
TRISHA MARIE KLOEPPEL
3917 Cr 190 CARTHAGE, MO 64836
WF 24 306 S MCLLELAND BLVD 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

03/25/2016 2230
TAMMY LYNN WOODS
4424 Sunrise Ln JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 33 1501 S RANGE LINE RD 500.00
1 1 LARCENY
4 1 TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY
5 1 COMMIT

03/25/2016 2230
KEITH TALMADGE RITCHEY
2822 W 4th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
3901 E 17TH ST/
MELISSA TERRY LN
WM 26 298.50
3 1 COMMIT

03/26/2016 0100
MICHAEL BRENT RITTER
2427 S Texas Ave, B JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 51 2427 S TEXAS AVE 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

03/26/2016 0202
BILLY WAYNE QUALLS
1502 S Grand Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 45 1349 E 15TH ST/S KANSAS AVE 104.00
1 1 COMMIT

03/26/2016 0845
JULIA LEANNE HORN
2219 S Indiana Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 25 2228 E QUINCY ST 99.00
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/26/2016 0845
SHANE ARNOLD PURDHAM
2228 E Quincy St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 25 2228 E QUINCY ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
5 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
6 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
7 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
8 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
9 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
10 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
11 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/26/2016 1042
DARRIN FORREST
125 S Schifferdecker Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
BM 46 749 W 6TH ST/S JACKSON AVE 0.00
2 1 BENCH WARRANT
3 1 COMMIT

03/26/2016 1415
ROCHELLE DAWN FORSTE
320 E 8th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 33 349 E 9TH ST/S KENTUCKY AVE 150.00
1 1 COMMIT

03/26/2016 1100
CODY CHEYENNE HALL
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 33 3205 N RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 LOITERING CLOSED PARKING LOTS
2 1 SAFE KEEP

03/26/2016 1423
MICHAEL DWAYNE PALMER
819 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
BM 32 819 S KENTUCKY AVE 250.00
1 1 DISTURBING THE PEACE

03/26/2016 1908
ERIC DOUGLAS ASHLEY
417 Parks St BAXTER SPRINGS, KS 66713
WM 26 449 E 12TH ST/S GRAND AVE 414.29
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT

03/26/2016 2248
JEFFREY FRANK SCHELLINGER
1808 W 20th St JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 47 1808 W 20TH ST 500.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

03/26/2016 2130 
JOHN W WILLIAMS 
214 Stella Ave STARK CITY, MO 64866 
499 E BROADWAY ST/N LANDRETH AVE 
WM 26 0.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 

03/26/2016 1840
JESSICA ANNE SMITH
504 S Connor Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 40 849 W 6TH ST/S CONNOR AVE 500.00
1 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
5 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
6 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
7 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
8 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/26/2016 0810
NANCY ANN CASTELLI
2522 W 41st SIOUX FALLS, SD 57105
WF 48 4500 S 43 HWY 250.00
1 1 TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY
2 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING

03/26/2016 2215
GRANT JOSEPH KEENAN
2417 E Laurel St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 52 2425 E LAUREL ST 0.00
1 1 DISTURBING THE PEACE

03/27/2016 0100
MATTHEW RAYMOND WOODWORTH
2215 S Duquesne Rd DUQUESNE, MO 64804
WM 41 1721 S REX AVE 0.00
1 1 TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY

03/27/2016 0137 
RYAN CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON 
1736 E Laurel JOPLIN, MO 64801 
1549 BROADWAY ST/N ST LOUIS AVE 
WM 22 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 

03/27/2016 0222
1549 BROADWAY ST/N ST LOUIS AVE
RYAN CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON
WM 22 500.00
1736 E Laurel
1 1 CARELESS DRIVING

03/27/2016 0247
TAMARA LYNN BASSETT
1011 W 5th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 36 1011 W 5TH ST 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

03/27/2016 1710
JENNIFER LEE CROTEAU
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 35 2623 W 7TH ST 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

03/27/2016 1831
HEATHER GENE BLAIR
721 S Roosevelt Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 21 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/27/2016 1905
ELZA ODA BURKHALTER Jr
3825 E College View Dr JOPLIN, MO 64801
2549 E WINDSOR ST/N FLORIDA AVE BM 53 0.00
1 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

03/27/2016 1952
SAMANTHA JOE HEINE
1006 Vine GALENA, KS 66739
WF 31 1549 W 7TH ST/S MAIDEN LN 0.00
4 1 NO VALID DRIVERS LICENSE

03/27/2016 2230
AARON J MORRISON
2111 E Trenton St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 20 2111 E TRENTON ST 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

03/28/2016 0020
BRADEN LEE BOX
916 S Connor Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 19 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/28/2016 0115
TAMARA BELLE WESTFALL
1921 S Bird Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 54 1921 S BIRD AVE 250.00
1 1 MISUSE 911 SYSTEM

03/28/2016 0255
JENNIFER SUE ALLEMAN
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64836
WF 39 2307 W 7TH ST 321.50
3 1 COMMIT

03/28/2016 0255
BILLY JOE LEON SIMON
2162 E Manitou St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 36 2307 W 7TH ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests March 25-26

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Mitchell J. Grwal, 26, Branson
Ryan S. Dickover, 28, Dunnegan
Aaron L. Matthews, 44, Neosho
Sky C. Gandy, 29, Neosho

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Joplin Fire Department recognizes crews for excellent work

(From the Joplin Fire Department)

The Joplin Fire Department would like to recognize two of our crews on their work this past week.

Truck 5B (Captain Jeremy Humphrey, Driver/Engineer Adam Stewart, and Firefighter Zach Foltz responded to a medical emergency with a patient not conscious and not breathing. Upon arrival, our crew initiated CPR and other life saving techniques then assisted the METS ambulance crew with continuing care and treatment. The patient responded to the treatment and the patient had regained a pulse and respirations on arrival at the hospital.

Engine 3A (Captain Trae Goetz, Driver/Engineer Kolby Tucker, Firefighter Scott Redshaw, and Firefighter Amanda Davis) responded to a medical emergency with a patient not conscious and not breathing. Upon arrival, our crew initiated CPR and other life saving techniques, then assisted the METS ambulance crew with continuing care and treatment. The patient responded to the treatment and had regained a pulse and respirations on arrival at the hospital.

In both situations the team response of pre-arrival care from our dispatchers, first response from our crews initiating care, and advanced life saving techniques provided by METS ambulance led to a positive outcome. Thank you for your work to those that were involved.

Joplin, Webb City men airlifted to Springfield after I-44 crash

Two people were injured in a one-vehicle accident 7:55 p.m. Friday on I-44 west of Halltown.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1996 GMC Sierra driven by Arturo S. Padilla, 51, Joplin, left the roadway, struck a tree, and overturned, ejecting both occupants.

Padilla and the passenger, Elmer J. Perez, 45, Webb City, were airlifted to Mercy Hospital, Springfield, with serious injuries.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Changes made to traffic signals on Route 60 in Monett

(From MODOT)

Drivers along U.S. Route 60 in Monett will see changes to the way signals operate in an effort to improve traffic flow through town beginning Monday, March 28, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Beginning with the traffic signals on Route 60 between Kyler Street and Lowes Lane, MoDOT will re-synchronize signals to keep traffic moving with minimal delays. The re-synchronization will mean the signals will turn green in advance of traffic, allowing drivers to make it all the way through the corridor with minimal or no stopping. Traffic approaching from a side street may experience wait times of up to one minute before getting a green light.

Previously, the signals were operating in “free operation” mode, meaning side street traffic would be detected as soon as it approached the stop bar. If no traffic was detected on Route 60, the side street light would turn green. The new signal coordination will allow for less stop-and-go for drivers traveling on Route 60.

MoDOT traffic engineers will continue to monitor the flow of traffic and make adjustments to the signal timing as needed.

Mobile toy library to be in Joplin next week

(From the Joplin Public Library)

On Thursday, March 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, the United Way Success by 6 Mobile Toy Library will be in the west parking lot of the Joplin Public Library.

Toys that encourage the development of young children from birth to six years of age will be available to children (and their grown-up) who would like to come play. The toys may be borrowed for a two week period at no cost.

Emma Frogge, Program Director for the Mobile Toy Library and Tammie Benham, Children’s Librarian at Joplin Public Library, will be on hand for anyone wishing to talk about using the toys to help with the development of young children.

The Mobile Toy Lending Library will visit again Saturday, April 30 from 10:30 am to Noon.

Jasper County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

The following petitions for dissolution of marriage were filed this week in Jasper County Circuit Court:

Amy N. Modras vs. Aaron W. Modras
Tina L. Lester vs. Donald K. Lester
Shawnda K. Merriman vs. Ray E. Merriman
Franklin L. Virtue vs. Lacey D. Virtue
Jeremy W. Brushwood vs. Ryanna H. Brushwood
Sarah Yarbrough vs. Robert Yarbrough
John Gray vs. Shannon Gray
Matthew Patrick vs. Teresa Patrick
Angela Melton vs. Donald Melton
Robert L. Hull vs. Heather B. Hull
Beverley A. Vance vs. Doyle E. Vance

Newton County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions


The following petitions for dissolution of marriage were filed this week in Newton County Circuit Court:

James C. White Eagle vs. Janie K. White Eagle
Shannon E. Taylor vs. Jeremiah D. Taylor
Bill G. Combs vs. Karen D. Combs
John D. Mooney vs. Shawna L. Mooney
Penny L. Johnson vs. Stewart N. Johnson
Kristin W. Lowe vs. William K. Lowe
Corey L. Stevens vs. Lyndsay C. Stevens

McDonald County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

The following petitions for dissolution of marriage were filed this week in McDonald County Circuit Court:

Susan L. Perryman vs. Mark E. Perryman
Trisha Collins vs. David S. Colllins
Vera M. McKeever vs. James W. McKeever



Barton County Dissolution of Marriage Petition

The following petition for dissolution of marriage was filed this week in Barton County Circuit Court:

Brian Crutcher vs. Melody Crutcher

Joplin Police Arrests March 24-25

03/24/2016 0543
STEVEN RAY MITCHELL
114 W Garner GOODMAN, MO 64843
WM 30 2623 E 7TH ST 135.50
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT

03/24/2016 1114
HAWLEY JEAN LATURNER
1707 Redwood Drive, 22 WEBB CITY, MO 64870
WF 33 1501 N RANGE LINE RD 500.00
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/24/2016 1239
CRAIG ALLEN JR HESLIN
705 W 17th St JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 25 705 E 17TH ST 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

03/24/2016 1320
DAVID LEE BARBER Jr
2016 S Empire Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
BM 21 2016 S EMPIRE AVE 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

03/24/2016 1437
AXEL ALLEN STANEK
201 White Ave, 20 NEOSHO, MO 64850
WM 25 1501 N RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

03/24/2016 1439
EMILY JEAN SHARPE
207 College St ROCKY COMFORT, MO 64861
WF 18 1501 N RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

03/24/2016 1800
JORDAN ANTHONY FUIMAONO
WM 17 410 S WALL AVE 0.00
1809 E 30th Street JOPLIN, MO 64804
1 1 TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY

03/24/2016 1805
ARNA KAY WILLIAMS
5 17th Place Sw MIAMI, OK 74354
WF 47 301 S GENEVA AVE 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

03/24/2016 1847
NOAH 111 COLE 3rd
2726 Rowan Drive SENECA, MO 64865
WM 58 2400 S JACKSON AVE 0.00
1 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

03/24/2016 1100
SHAWN EDWARD THOMPSON
11499 Cedar Dr JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 25 431 W 6TH ST/S BYERS AVE 500.00
4 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

03/24/2016 1320
TASHA LEEANN DANIELS
2016 S Empire Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 29 2016 S EMPIRE AVE 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

03/24/2016 2224
KENNETH LAMAR BLACK
110 N. Sergeant Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
BM 27 1749 W 7TH ST/S TYLER AVE 308.50
1 1 COMMIT

03/24/2016 2115
JOSE JR RODRIGUEZ Jr
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 18 2612- 41 E 7TH ST 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

03/24/2016 1926 
ANDREW CARTER 
6460 Southbridge Cove HORN LAKE, MO 38637 
BM 26 100 W 24TH ST/S MAIN ST 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

03/24/2016 2023
CHRISTOPHER RYAN WALKER
WM 27 303 E 3RD ST 253.50
2223 S Texas Ave  JOPLIN, MO 64804
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT

03/24/2016 2200
FANTASIA M JONES
2842 E 42nd Place TULSA, OK
BF 22 1-44/ RANGE LINE RD 250.00
2 1 CARELESS DRIVING
3 1 NO VALID DRIVERS LICENSE

03/25/2016 0045
JOSEPH MICHAEL FLYNN
631 S Byers Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
249 E 3RD ST/S PENNSYLVANIA AVE
WM 36 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/25/2016 0001
KEVIN EUGENE MURRAY
3302 W 24th St JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 27 800 S PATTERSON AVE 500.00
1 1 RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST

Carthage man charged with felony DWI in Pettis County

The Highway Patrol arrested a Carthage man this afternoon in Camden County on a felony driving while intoxicated charge.

According to the report, Joseph C. Kowalski, 52, was charged as an "aggravated offender." Kowalski was also cited for speeding, traveling 86 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests March 24-25

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Jared T. Sherman, 23, Pierce City
Seth J. Colley, 23, LaRussell
Trevor W. Staunton, 24, Joplin
Teresa Clark, 67, Mansfield

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Webb City man charged in connection with iPhone scam

(From the Carthage Police Department)

On 3/18/2016 at about 2 PM, it was reported to the Carthage Police Department that a subject was selling Fake iPhone 6S Plus phones. The victim had purchased a phone for a cheap discounted price. 

The iPhone appears to be very real, however when service is attempted to be connected to the phone it does not work.

The suspect Mario Minor, Webb City, was selling the fake phones on Craigslist. He was contacted by detectives and taken into custody. The Jasper County Prosecutor's Office filed charges of Counterfeiting and Stealing. His bond was set at $5000.

JPD names Rusty Comer officer of the month

(From the Joplin Police Department)

We would like to recognize our February 2016 Officer of the Month, Officer Rusty Comer.

On February 28, 2016 around 0800 hours, Officer Rusty Comer was on regular patrol in an area around 1800 W. 7th Street, Guitars parking lot. When he arrived he noticed at least ten vehicles that had been broken into overnight. Officer Comer began the investigation by processing the vehicles. He was able to locate two vehicles that had blood on the inside and outside of the vehicle. Officer Comer believed the blood came from the suspects. Officer Comer was able to locate a blood trail from one of the vehicles and followed it. While walking the trail Officer Comer located stolen property from the vehicles and continued to follow the blood. The trail led to the neighboring motel, The Budget Inn, room 110. Officers made contact with the tenant of room 110, and identified her. Officers searched the female’s room on consent and discovered stolen property from the thefts from vehicles at Guitars and other theft from vehicle incidents.

At the end of the shift Officer Rusty Comer had contacted numerous victims of the thefts and property damage at Guitars. He was able to return many stolen items back to their owners. One of the largest impacts of the investigation was the fact that he was able to locate a bottle of stolen medication from one of the victims. The victim stated the medication was for her heart and if it had not been located she was going to go the emergency department. The female was arrested for felony receiving stolen property.

This incident was started by Officer Comer providing extra patrols during his shift. When he recognized that several crimes had occurred he took the time to investigate the situation. Because of Officer Comer’s actions and relentless follow-up, he was able to make contact with a potential suspect and recover stolen property.

Thank you Officer Rusty Comer for your professionalism, willingness to go above and beyond in investigating crimes, and your ongoing commitment to the City of Joplin.

Joplin Police Department Arrests March 23-24

03/23/2016 1705
JOHN LEE PUGH
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 61 1340 W 7TH ST/S PORTER AVE 0.00
1 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

03/23/2016 1610
BRIANNA MICHELLE HILTON
305 W 17th St, 1/2 JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 26 131 W 22ND ST/S JOPLIN AVE 500.00
2 1 LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT
5 1 NO PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
6 1 NO VALID DRIVERS LICENSE
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
7 1 NO PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
4 1 CARELESS DRIVING
8 1 NO VALID DRIVERS LICENSE
3 1 LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT

03/23/2016 0800
NANCY ANN CASTELLI 2522
W 41 St SIOUX FALLS, SD 57105
WF 48 11570 HWY FF 0.00
1 1 SAFE KEEP

03/23/2016 2252
KEIFER SEAN MILES
1271 Buckeye Ln STELLA, MO 64867
WM 20 2623 W 7TH ST 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

03/23/2016 2252
AXEL ALLEN STANEK
201 White Ave, 20 NEOSHO, MO 64850
WM 25 2623 W 7TH ST 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

03/23/2016 2330
ALBERTA LUCILLE HECKMASTER
3001 S Missouri Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 92 3001 S MISSOURI AVE 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

03/23/2016 1930
ASHLEY DAWN KELSO
2614 S Indiana Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 23 700 N ST LOUIS AVE 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

03/23/2016 1525
JOHN ROBERT MICHELBACH
921 W 5th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 76 921 W 5TH ST 98.50
1 1 COMMIT

03/23/2016 2135
JEFFERY LEE MORGAN
2424 S Bird Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 40 600 S MAIN ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests March 23-24

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Scott A. Eldred, 21, Wichita, Kansas
David Garcia, 29, Joplin
Caleb E. Spry, 24, Webb City
Mark A. Huber, 54, Urbana
John S. McNary, 29, Golden City

Joplin man charged with DWI, four other felonies following accident

A Joplin man was cited for driving while intoxicated and seven other charges following a one-vehicle accident Wednesday night on Iris Road, seven miles south of Joplin.

According to the Highway Patrol report, David Garcia, 29, Joplin, ran off the road and plowed into several trees. injuring himself and a passenger, Brittany N. Rawlins, 23, Joplin.

In addition to DWI, Garcia was charged with felony tampering in the first degree, felony possession of a controlled substance, felony distributing a controlled substance, felony assault, driving while revoked, careless and imprudent driving involving an accident, and no seat belt.

Joplin residents injured in accident on Iris Road

Two Joplin residents were injured in a one-vehicle accident 10:48 p.m. Wednesday on Iris Road, seven miles south of Joplin.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup driven by David Garcia, 29, Joplin, ran off the roadway and struck several trees.

Garcia was treated for moderate injuries and a passenger, Brittany N. Rawlins, 23, Joplin, for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital, Joplin.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

MSSU activities for the week of March 28-April 3

(From Southern News Service)

Two workshops designed to enhance the Writing in the Discipline program will be offered at Missouri Southern State University.
The first workshop, “Tools of the Trade: Grading Student Writing,” will be presented by Kathy Gray from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Room 147 of the Mills Anderson Justice Center. The second program, “Improving Student Writing,” presented by Don Judd is set for Wednesday, April 20.
The faculty sessions are offered by the Writing Program and the Teaching and Learning committees.
"For years now, employers have lamented the proficiency level of new college graduates in written communication. Much of this concern has resulted not from the lack of ability to pen a typical ‘term’ paper, but instead from lack of insight into how to communicate in terms, structures and media commonly associated with the career field – be it business or biology, math or medicine,” said Dr. Paula Carson, provost/vice president for academic affairs.
 “Our emphasis on Writing in the Discipline mitigates this concern and enables our students to be more career-ready. That is because our students do not only learn to write, but write to learn – all in the context of their specific professions."
Activities slated for next week on campus include film screenings, business-development programs and a performance by the Southern Percussion Ensemble.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29
“15 Invaluable Laws of Growth”: 8 to 9 a.m., Room 107D of Plaster Hall. Robyn Paul, a certified John Maxwell Trainer, will share the principles that can help a person grow. Sessions will continue April 5, 12, 19 and 26. Presented by the Small Business & Technology Development Center. Cost is $199 per person. Details: 417-625-3128.
Grocery Bingo: 12:20 p.m., Lions Den in Billingsly Student Center. Students will play for a chance to win free groceries.
Microsoft Excel – Level 2: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 320 of Plaster Hall. The two-day training will cover the new intermediate functions of Excel. It will continue on Thursday, March 31. Cost is $120 per person. Details: 417-625-3128.
“Bully”: 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theatre in Billingsly Student Center. Rated PG; presented by the Wellness Department. Free snacks and beverages available.
“Hands Over the City”: 7 p.m., Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall. The International Film Series continues with this tale of a scheming land developer who becomes the center of a scandal when one of his buildings collapses. Free.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
“Where Will Your Business Be in 2019?”: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 107 of Plaster Hall. The hands-on training will help you develop a vision for where you want your business to be in three years. Cost is $59 per person. Details: 417-625-3128.
“Tools of the Trade: Grading Student Writing”: 2 to 4 p.m., Room 147 of the Mills Anderson Justice Center.
“The Women on the Sixth Floor”: 3 p.m., Phelps Theatre in BSC. The TournĂ©es Film Festival will kick off with this charming film about friendship across class and language divides.
Adam Mamwala: 7 p.m., Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall. The award-winning stand-up comedian will perform. Free for students, faculty, staff and alumni. Presented by the Campus Activities Board.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31
Dress for Success: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Connor Ballroom in Billingsly Student Center. Students preparing for the Spring Career Fair can pick out professional clothing donated by community members.
“Sisters”: 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theatre. Two grown sisters throw one last party at their childhood home in this comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Rated R. Presented by the Campus Activities Board.
Percussion Ensemble Concert: 7:30 p.m., Bud Walton Black Box Theatre. The Southern Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Chase Neely, will perform. Free and open to the public.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1
MSHSAA District Music Festival: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fine Arts Complex. Area high-school students will perform vocal solos and small ensembles.
April Fools Day Airbrush Tattoos: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lions Den. Students with valid ID can receive a free temporary tattoo.
“The Artist”: 1 p.m., Phelps Theatre in BSC. The award-winning film set in silent-era Hollywood is the next feature in the TournĂ©es Film Festival.
“Sisters”: 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theatre in BSC.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
MSHSAA District Music Festival: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fine Arts Complex.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3
Pat Lipira Softball Complex Dedication: 12:30 p.m. The university’s softball fields will be dedicated to longtime coach Pat Lipira.

Four Carthage residents injured in two-vehicle crash

Four Carthage residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident 6:45 a.m. today on Highway BB, north of Locust.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2004 Volvo driven by Chad E. Vaughan, 37, Carthage, pulled into the path of a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Jose M. Gomez, 38, Carthage.

Vaughan and a passenger in his vehicle, Kevin Corry, 55, Carthage, were treated for serious injuries at Mercy Hospital, Joplin.  Gomez and a passenger in his vehicle, Encarnacion M. Velazquez, 32, Carthage, were treated for moderate injuries at Mercy Joplin.

Joplin Police Department Arrests March 22-23

03/22/2016 0900
RICHARD ANTHONY TURPIN
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 27 303 E 3RD ST 253.50
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT

03/22/2016 1050
LIBBY LYNDAEL WATSON
114 S Byers Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 23 131 W 15TH ST/S JOPLIN AVE 500.00
2 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

03/22/2016 1045
KIMBERLY KAY CANNON
212 Dawn Ave INTERLACHEN, FL 32148
WF 22 131 W 15TH ST/S JOPLIN AVE 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

03/22/2016 1442
JEFFERY WAYNE GOFF
637 S Schifferdecker Ave, 5 JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 26 303 E 3RD ST 169.50
1 1 COMMIT

03/22/2016 0300
TIMOTHY JAMES ADAMS
2930 S Indiana Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 21 1611 S PEARL AVE 500.00
1 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING
2 1 RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST

03/22/2016 1915
KAYLA NOELLE SIMHISER
210 N Sergeant Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 25 2623 W 7TH ST 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

03/22/2016 1428
BAYLEIGH GWEN MASTERSON
1809 S Connor Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 27 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT

03/22/2016 1337
TIFFANY LYNETTE WILLIAMS
208 N Roney CARL JUNCTION, MO 64834
WF 42 303 E 3RD ST 153.50
1 1 COMMIT

03/22/2016 1700
SHERRY MARIE BROOKS
1116 S Jackson Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 49 2623 W 7TH ST 0.00
2 1 BENCH WARRANT
3 1 BENCH WARRANT
4 1 BENCH WARRANT
1 1 TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY

03/22/2016 1525
CASEY JO BELL
6031 County Lane 194 JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 26 2949 E 15TH ST/S RANGE LINE RD 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

03/23/2016 0015
BELINDA SUE WILLIAMS
627 N Pearl Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 31 816 S PORTER AVE 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

03/23/2016 0437
BRADLEY A ROBERTS
2901 S Joplin Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 25 1249 W 4TH ST/S PORTER AVE 323.50
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests March 22-23

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Rocky N. Cloud, 57, Springfield
Clarence H. Goodnight, 30, Joplin

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Anderson woman injured in accident near Lanagan

An Anderson woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident 12:10 p.m. on MO 59, one mile north of Lanagan.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1988 Mercury Cougar driven by Angela G. Warren, 50, Anderson, traveled off the main portion of the roadway, struck a guard rail, and traveled down a steep embankment.

Warren was treated for minor injuries at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

Nancy Hughes devotion: Don't tell me what to do

Key Scripture:
“He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.” Proverbs 19:16 (NIV)


Devotion:

Flying through the air on amusement park rides has been one of my favorite things to do for as long as I can remember. There is a healthy fear mixed with excitement as you experience the feeling in the pit of your stomach of being suddenly twisted or turned straight up in the air and just as suddenly shot downward.

Each ride is a bit different but one rule applies to all of them: pay attention to the instructions so you will not get hurt.

Last weekend my family and I were at a large amusement park and decided to ride a huge ship that swung forward and then backward between two giant metal beams. As it picked up speed, the ship got higher and higher in the air while swinging back and forth. Heavy bars held us in place in our seats but the instructions were very clear: do not stand up under any circumstances. Stay seated at all times. This was important because, even though we were “pushed” into our seats as we swung upward, the same was not true as we came downward. Standing up could have thrown us over the bar across our laps and caused major injury or even death.

Everyone was excited to ride and obeyed the rules – except one girl. She repeatedly stood up as the ride came down.

The man operating the ride could not have been clearer with his instructions. He repeated them as we stood in line, when we were getting on the ride, as we were seated and during the entire ride. He used a microphone to make sure that everyone heard him. His message was simple and consistent: “Do not stand up under any circumstances. Stay seated.”

But the young lady refused to listen or obey. She looked at him as he repeated his message but still chose to stand up with each swing.

Finally, after repeated warnings, the frustrated operator shrugged his shoulders as if to say “I’ve told her and told her. I have no other recourse than to stop the ride early” and that is exactly what he did.
Today’s Scripture could have been written with this young lady in mind. But the truth is, at one time or another we all fit into that “You can’t tell me what to do” category don’t we. We are warned by the Spirit when gossip creeps into our conversation or when we think one tiny lie isn’t a big deal. We can feel Him nudging us to speak to someone who is hurting or to send a note to encourage. It’s our choice whether or not to listen and obey. It’s not that we don’t recognize His voice; it’s simply a matter of choosing to obey or disobey His instructions.

The ride operator gave us instructions that were designed for a reason: to keep us physically safe. The same is true for the Spirit placed in each of us. His instructions, if we follow them, will help us to grow in our walk with the Lord and keep us spiritually safe.

My Prayer for Today:

Father, I choose today to follow Your instructions in my life. Please help me to listen as You speak to my heart and to obey. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Reflection:

Have you ever been given specific instructions but chose not to obey them?

Was the outcome positive or negative?


Application:

Journal a list of 10 specific instructions found in Scripture that pertain to you spiritually.

Beside each one, write down why God is specific in what He says and list ways you can obey His instructions.


Power Verses:

Proverbs 19:16 (NIV) “He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.”


John 10:4 (NIV) “When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.”


Proverbs 19:27 (NIV) “Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.”

(More of Nancy Hughes' writing and information about her books can be found at her website.)

Minutes provided for March East Newton Board meeting

(From East Newton Schools)

As part of the continued efforts in keeping the patrons informed, the East Newton R-VI Schools administration will provide monthly information concerning Board of Education meetings.

A recap of the March, 2016 regular meetings is as follows:

Recognitions: Patriot Pride Award – Isaac Lambeth, student at Triway; Kevin Mouser high school teacher for the district.

Public Comments: None

The Board approved the Consent Agenda, including the previous month Board minute and monthly bills, Substitute teacher list.

Program Evaluations: Technology Program.

Reports:

Legislative Shadowing – Kendra Kennedy and Taylor Mathis

Financial Report, Enrollment

Enrollment & Attendance for the end of January. Enrollment was 1,355 K-12, down fifteen students from February. Triway campus with 382, Granby campus with 520, and the High School with 453. Overall attendance percentage was 93.6

Under Old Business, Nothing

In respect to New Business, the Board approved the application for summer school. Summer school will run from May 23 to June 17 for a total of 19 days. In final Board action, the Board approved a one-year contract for summer school with Catapult Learning. Catapult will focus on K-8 summer school.

The Board then went into Executive Session pursuant to RSMo. 610.021: Paragraph 3 Employees

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday April 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Central Office. The reorganizational meeting will begin at 6:40 pm.

East Newton superintendent: No tax increase means just that

(From East Newton Superintendent Todd McCrackin)

Patrons of the East Newton School District,

There is a rule about bond issues that has been around for a long time. The 25-50-25 rule. Twenty-five (25) percent of the patrons will vote in favor of an issue without knowing what the issue is about. Fifty (50) percent of the patrons need more information to make up their minds on how to vote. Finally, there are twenty-five (25) percent of the patrons that would not vote to approve anything, no matter what the issue was about. Supporters have to then try to educate the fifty percent that need more information.

So, this letter is definitely not intended for the twenty-five percent that are “no voters”, even if the issue would not raise taxes. These folks just do not want to help any school, student, or staff. “No voters” come up with any excuse possible to say no. They even make up or twist facts about schools to try and prove points for voting no on an issue. What are their excuses? The school district wastes money, the school district spends too much on athletics; the performance of our district is poor, students are not graduating as smart as they once did. The list could go on forever. All of these excuses are validated for the “no voters” by perceived perceptions they have experienced with no research or statistical facts. Become educated so you can make an educated decision. Again, supporters will not change the “no voter’s” mind, but at least supporters can try to inform the fifty percent who need more information.

Now for the fifty percent that need more information. First, No Tax Increase means just that – the district tax levy will remain the same. Patrons have had the same levy amount for the past two years. If your assessed valuation increased then your taxes did increase – the school has nothing to do with that. The district has had a debt service levy since 1993.

Second, the Board has used the debt service fund wisely over the years. The district prepaid (extra payment) on the 2001 bond in 2013 and this March; saving tax payers almost $100,000 in interest. Third, each summer the district uses funds to make repairs, renovations, and upgrades to all three campuses if funds are available. Because our district receives most of its funding from the state, those funds have to be distributed to other areas – mainly salaries and operations. This leaves little funding for summer projects.

As a result, repairs, renovation, and improvements are being done on a very small scale. When some major catastrophe happens; projects have to be delayed until funding is available. This is what the district has been facing, an increasing gap in the ability to make repairs, renovations, and upgrades. Passing this bond issue would allow the district to gain ground on some overdue projects, not costing tax payers any additional money. The district cannot sit back and do NOTHING. Years of limited increases or even cuts to the state budget have affected all schools – mostly schools that primarily rely on state funding.

Remember, all Missouri school students depend on each of us to whom their future is entrusted. The students of today will take our places shortly; our hope is we served them well.

Todd McCrackin

Joplin Police Department Arrests March 21-22

03/21/2016 0535
JEFFREY ARTHUR BOHANNAN
2217 S Sergeant Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 49 2217 S SERGEANT AVE 500.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

03/21/2016 0945
MICHAEL RAY BRACKEEN
1701 Annie Baxter Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 63 1701 S ANNIE BAXTER AVE 500.00
1 1 LARCENY
2 1 BENCH WARRANT

03/21/2016 1945
SEAN WILLIAM DIXSON
560 Highland Hills Circle NORMAN, OK 73026
BM 19 301 S GENEVA AVE 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

03/21/2016 1945
DANIEL PETER GOSSELIN
200 I St, RUSSEL #34 MIAMI, OK 74354
WM 18 301- BLK S GENEVA AVE 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

03/21/2016 1845
DILLON SCOTT RUARK
1701 S Annie Baxter Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 24 1701 S ANNIE BAXTER AVE 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/21/2016 1754
TALISHA R REAVIS
2529 S Pennsylvania Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 18 414 W 26TH ST/S MOFFET AVE 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

03/21/2016 1631
JEREMY SCOTT DELMARCO
2940 Mcclelland Blvd, B JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 29 3006 S MCCLELLAND BLVD 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

03/21/2016 1659
HEATHER L CASTILLO
1612 S Ohio Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 34 1501 S RANGE LINE RD 500.00
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
1 1 LARCENY

03/21/2016 1655
SAMANTHA NICOLE LUDDERS
6544 Geneva Dr JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 20 1501 S RANGE LINE RD 500.00
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
5 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
6 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
7 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

03/22/2016 0005
BRITTANY NICOLE EDEN
5250 A East Sunny Acres Lane JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 27 1501 S RANGE LINE RD 500.00
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 COMMIT

Joplin man arrested, meth seized by drug task force

(From the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team)

On 03/21/2016 at approximately 1900 hrs the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team served a search warrant at 1611 Pearl Apartment #B in Joplin Missouri.

The warrant led to the seizure of five grams of suspected methamphetamine and several items of paraphernalia consistent with the distribution of methamphetamine.

The suspect was identified as Flennard R. Thorpe D.O.B 10/21/1965. Charges are pending against Thorpe with the Jasper County Prosecutor's Office for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests March 21-22

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Joseph E. Johnson, 30, Nevada
Kenneth E. Wells, 40, Goodman

Monday, March 21, 2016

Joplin man arrested for Select Jewelers armed robbery

(From the Joplin Police Department)

On March 17th at approximately 5:37 PM, the Joplin Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Select Jewelers at 3120 South Main.

A male suspect showed a handgun before firing a round through the wall of the store. It was later determined to have passed through the wall into Schlotzky’s. The male suspect ran on foot south across 32nd Street through traffic to Walgreens before fleeing in a vehicle. The suspect was described was a white or Hispanic male of average build and average height. There were no injuries in this incident and the suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry.

On 03/19/2016 at 1820, the Joplin Police Department responded to an armed robbery that occurred near E. Central St. and McKee Ave. The victim, Joshua P. Michael, 25, Webb City, reported that he had given a ride to an unknown male from Kum & Go at 1631 E 4th St and near McKee and Central the suspect put a gun to his head and stole his red 2002 Ford Mustang.

The suspect was described as a white male, skinny, and appeared to be in his mid-30s. The vehicle was entered into the national database as stolen.

On 3/20/2016, Cherokee County, KS Deputies were able to locate the stolen Ford Mustang and engaged in a pursuit and a subsequent foot pursuit culminating with the arrest of Paul E. Lloyd, 33, Joplin. Lloyd is currently in custody in Cherokee County, KS on other charges. Joplin Police Detectives contacted Lloyd in the Cherokee County facility on 3/20/2016. The Joplin Police Department has forwarded to the Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office, charges for Robbery 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action for each incident respectively.

Benghazi author to speak at TJ tonight

(From Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School)

Global Terrorism Trends and Tactics, and The Untold Story of Benghazi
Monday, March 21, 2016, at 7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson

New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestselling author Fred Burton will visit Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School March 21 and 22 as part of the Steven McCollum Distinguished Speakers Series.

Join us for a special evening with global security and counterterrorism expert Fred Burton. Fred Burton, one of theworld's foremost authorities on security and terrorism, is vice president of intelligence at Stratfor Global Intelligence. The former police officer and State Department counterterrorism agent is a regular guest on major news networks for his terrorism and security expertise. His most recent book, Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi, is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller. He has written two other books, GHOST: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent (2008), and Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice (2011).

Fred Burton's latest book, Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack on Benghazi is available in TJ's front office. Mr. Burton will be available to sign books after his talk.

Crowder College weekly report

(From Crowder College)

Academic Information
·         Spring Break is March 21-25. The college will be open all week except Friday, March 25, in observance of Good Friday.
·         Graduation is just around the corner, May 14. It is time to place your orders for cap, gown, and announcements. Find out more: http://www.crowder.edu/services/records/graduation/
·         Crowder College’s Educational Opportunity Center will host several workshops to help anyone interested in attending a college or technical school complete the FAFSA (Free Application Federal Student Aid). For more information go to: http://www.crowder.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-FAFSA-PR-and-Schedule-01-22-2016.pdf or contact our EOC Office at 417.455.5475 or 866-822-1362.
·         Crowder Scholarship applications for Fall 2016 are available online: http://www.crowder.edu/foundation-alumni/scholarships/ The deadline is April 1. Don’t miss this opportunity to help pay for school through generous donations made to our Foundation.
Roughrider Athletics
·         Roughrider Softball are now 22-6 on the season. This week they are travelling, but will play at home April 1. For more information go to:  http://crowderathletics.com/sports/sball/2015-16/schedule
·         Roughrider Baseball are now 17-11 on the season. They play at home March 22, 25, 26 & 29.  Check out their schedules for more information: http://crowderathletics.com/sports/bsb/2015-16/schedule
·         Roughrider Soccer held its 34th Annual Thunderdome indoor soccer event, March 18-19. The winners were the current Roughrider Soccer players. Contact Coach Brad Smith for more information: 417-455-5443 or email: BradSmith@Crowder.edu
Crowder Foundation Events
·         Buy a Book. Build a Future. Local author Allen Kent is donating 100% of the proceeds of all book sales to benefit the Crowder College Behavior Support Center. The goal is to sell 42,000 books before June 30. Find out more: https://501auctions.com/buyabook
·         The inaugural Roughrider Car Show will be held April 30, 10am-3pm, in the Farber parking lot on the Neosho campus. Registration is now available: https://squareup.com/store/crowder-college-foundation-2
·         Evening of Jazz 2016 is April 26 at the Neosho Civic. Reservations for a table of 8 - $275; Open seating $30 per ticket. Registration is now available: https://squareup.com/store/crowder-college-foundation-2
Campus Community Events
·         Art Show in Longwell Museum, March 21-31, McDonald County High School students. Artist reception will be held March 21 from 6-8pm. Museum hours are: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. For more information call: 417.455.5470 or go to: http://longwellmuseum.weebly.com/exhibits.html
·         The annual High School Business Competition will be held Wednesday, March 30 by the Business Division.  Approximately 550 high students will be on our campus competing in a variety of written tests including Accounting, Business Communication, Business Math, General Business, Computer Applications, Marketing, Office Procedures, and Personal Finance.  In addition, students can compete in performance events including keyboarding, Impromptu speaking, and Management Decision Making.  This year we are adding a Shark Tank Competition in which teams will pitch their business ideas competing for $600 in seed capital money.  This money was graciously donated by the following sponsors:  Steve Godbersen at 1st Choice Chiropractic, Debbie Major with Magdaleno IPM, Debbie and Jeff Werneke with Silhouette Imaging, Stephens College and SMB Bank.
·         The 47th Annual Aggie Day will be held March 31. Over 2500 high school students will be on campus competing in 19 contests. This competition is a big event as their District contests are the following week.
·         Friends of the Library is currently taking book donations for its annual Book Sale scheduled April 18-20. If you would like to donate books to the sale please contact the Lee Library at 417.455.5610.