Saturday, April 30, 2016

Joplin Police holding DWI checkpoint this weekend

(From the Joplin Police Department)

The Joplin Police Department is Cracking Down on Impaired Drivers April 28th through May 1st.

The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities.

In 2011, 218 people were killed and 867 were seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. That’s why Joplin Police Department, along with the Southwest Missouri DWI taskforce, will conduct a DWI checkpoint this upcoming weekend.

Consequences of impaired driving include jail time, loss of driver licenses, and being required to have an ignition interlock installed. Insurance rates go up.

Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.

Joplin Police Department wants all drivers to realize that driving impaired is simply not worth all the consequences.

Two, including Carthage teen, injured in crash near Reeds

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident 3:30 p.m. Thursday on MO 37, two miles north of Reeds.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1978 Buick Skylark, driven by Trevor R. Comer, 19, Carthage, pulled into the path of a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Samuel D. Dunn, 21, Republic.

Comer was treated for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital, Joplin. Dunn was treated for minor injuries at Cox Hospital, Springfield.

Neosho man injured in one-vehicle accident on Gum Road

A Neosho man was injured in a one-vehicle accident 9 a.m. Friday on Gum Road, 10 miles south of Joplin.

According to the Highway Patrol reporter, a 2008 Mercedes driven by Terry L. Osborne, 57, Neosho, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch. Osborne was treated for minor injuries at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests April 26-30

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

Juana N. Hernandez-Montalvo, 39. Branson
Larry D. Hair, 52, Billings
Summer S. Grimes, 31. Joplin
Tommy B. Caraway, 44, Everton
Heidi A. Hayes, 41, Cabool
Brittany L. Lord, 27, Nixa
Joel D. Baca, 33, Branson
Charles W. Webb, 21, Miller
Christy L. La Macchia, 29, Reeds Spring


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Teen airlifted to Freeman following one-vehicle accident

A Stella teen was injured in a one-vehicle accident 6:30 a.m. today on Highway D at Boulder City.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1996 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Justin L. Robinson, 18, Stella, ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned, ejecting Robinson.

Robinson was airlifted to Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, to be treated for serious injuries.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests April 16-17

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

Corey L. Deal, 29, Reeds Spring
Benito Gonzalez-Ignacio, 34, Anderson
Mitchell T. Lowery, 29, Pierce City
William R. Ayers, 41, Pleasant Hope
Braden A. Wise, 34, Nixa

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Pittsburg man injured in two-vehicle crash in Asbury

A Pittsburg, Kansas, man was injured in a two-vehicle accident 7:35 a.m. today on MO 171 at Asbury.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2008 Landrover driven by Kendra N. Spears, 26, Pittsburg, was stopped to make a left turn when it was rear-ended by a 2012 Nissan Altima driven by John T. Seal, 62, Pittsburg.

Seal was treated for minor injuries at Via Christy Hospital, Pittsburg.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests April 15-16

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

Eric M. McMullen, 26, Mt. Vernon
Archie J. Thompson, 38, Pleasant Hope
Ashley M. Horstkamp, 31, Joplin
Samual E. Abele, 23, Buffalo
Tammy S. Brusherd, 55, Marshfield

Friday, April 15, 2016

MSSU students recognized for leadership, service

(From Southern News Service)

Nearly 40 Missouri Southern State University students were recognized for their leadership and service efforts on campus during the 25th annual Glenn Dolence Leadership-Service Award ceremony, held Thursday, April 14, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom.
The award recognizes senior students who have made a difference on campus departments or organizations, student employment, student services or athletics. Sponsored by the Student Affairs Office and Omicron Delta Kappa, it is named in honor of Dr. Glenn D. Dolence, retired vice president for student services.
“This event is the single campus event that recognizes students for their excellence in areas outside of the classroom,” said Darren Fullerton, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management. “These students are recognized because their influence, actions and achievements have made a significant impact on their fellow students, the university and the surrounding communities. Missouri Southern is extremely proud of these students, and we look forward to seeing their accomplishments after graduation.”
This year’s recipients were:
CHINA
Renzhu Li
KANSAS
Fort Scott
Ethan Schwab
Riverton
Danae Randol

Valley Center
Holly Ratliff
MISSOURI
Carterville
Zach Harmon
Carl Junction
Ethan Hutcheson
Jayce Hylton
Carthage
Kurt Housh
Taylor Williams
Josh Turner
Farmington
Emily Harris
Houston
Kyle Jacobs
Joplin
Courtney Cook
Alyssa Farney
Rachel Johnson
Jenny Journeycake
Eli Moran
Megan Neely
Kyle Prisock
Kristina Pritchard
Heidi Scheffler
Torie Vaughn
Linn
Melanie Bower
Maryland Heights
Kacie Hulse
Monett
Theresa Botzow
Pierce City
Maikina Kelley
Republic
Jasmin O’Connell
Seneca
Rachel Whitehead
St. Charles
Sharese Jones

St. Louis
DeAndre Reece
Stoutland
Justin Jennings
Webb City
Saif Farag
Jeff Fraley
Marissa Gard
Ben Starkey
OKLAHOMA
Tulsa
Nga Vo
TEXAS
Sugar Land
Alexandra Starks

MSSU activities for week of April 18

(From Southern News Service)

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Nearly 2,400 high-school sophomores from around the region will visit the Missouri Southern State University campus during Sophomore Day, from 9:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 19.
Following an opening ceremony, students will be broken up into small groups to tour areas of the campus, which will be separated into 11 different zones. During those visits, students will learn about academic offerings at Missouri Southern as well as various aspects of campus life. Presentations by faculty and staff members, hands-on activities and more will be featured.
“This is the second year for Sophomore Day, and we wanted to create more of a full campus experience for our visitors,” said Cassie Mathes, director of University Relations & Marketing. “As they consider where to continue their education after graduating high school, we want these sophomores to come away with information about our outstanding academic programs, campus housing and activities that are offered.”
Sophomore Day will begin with an opening ceremony at 9:15 a.m. in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. The first tour rotation will begin at 9:45, followed by a second at 10:45 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. at five different locations around campus, followed by a third tour at 12:25 p.m. The closing ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Leggett & Platt.
Participating school districts include Joplin, Webb City, Carl Junction, Carthage, Seneca, Neosho, Jasper, Monett and Diamond.
Tuesday, April 19
Sophomore Day: 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Missouri Southern campus.
Tie Dye Sock Station: 10:30 a.m., Campus Oval. Students will receive a new pair of socks to create their own tie dye footwear.
“Tales of the Night”: 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theater in Billingsly Student Center. The French film festival will continue with this collection of fairy tales told in shadow puppet style.
Senior Voice Recital: 7:30 p.m., Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. Voice major Tori Mitchell will present her recital.
Wednesday, April 20
Junior Instrumental Recital: 5 p.m., Corley Auditorium. Junior instrumental major Mark Knowles will present a saxophone recital.
Junior Instrumental Recital: 7:30 p.m., Corley Auditorium. Juniors Davida Gonzalez (clarinet) and Tony Sfortunato (trumpet) will perform.
Thursday, April 21
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theatre. The Campus Activities Board will provide drinks and snacks.
Junior Voice Recital: 7:30 p.m., Corley Auditorium. Juniors Erin Marston, Forest Bunter and Gordon Blodgett will present the recital.
Friday, April 22
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theater.
Saturday, April 23
Legacy Day: 1 to 4 p.m., Spiva Art Gallery. Children ages 5-10 who are children or grandchildren of alumni or current and former students, will explore the arts at Missouri Southern. Details: 417-659-5466.
“Commedia Princess and the Pea”: 2:30 p.m., Taylor Performing Arts Center. Admission to the children’s production is $3 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. For reservations, call 417-625-3190.
Sunday, April 24
“Commedia Princess and the Pea”: 2:30 p.m., Taylor Performing Arts Center.

Importance of research explained to MSSU Board of Governors

(From Southern News Service)

The importance of scholarly research to the life of the campus was the focus of a presentation to the Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University on Friday, April 15.

“Research is an obligation and a privilege,” said Dr. Paula Carson, provost/vice president for academic affairs. “If an institution such as ours didn’t do that research, there’d be no advancement of knowledge. We’re a university with a capital ‘U,’ and we embrace those responsibilities.”

Those responsibilities include involvement as peer reviewers and journal editors, as well as serving as leaders in local, regional and national organizations. The benefits to Missouri Southern include ensuring that the most relevant and current information is being taught within the disciplines, the expansion of service opportunities and funding options, and creating a unique educational experience for students.

Carson emphasized the synergy between teaching and scholarly research.

“We can honor the traditional learning/instruction heritage, but marry them in such a way that is a win-win for everyone,” she said.

Dr. Brad Creamer, a member of the Biology Department faculty and incoming Faculty Senate president, discussed four different aspects of scholarship and their importance – the scholarship of discovery, the scholarship of integration, the scholarship of application and the scholarship of teaching. He also touched on how faculty members can enhance those areas at Missouri Southern.

“Scholarship can be hard to define, but it’s so integral to all that we do,” he said.

Carson also highlighted student opportunities, including the 2016 Missouri Southern Student Research Fair, which is set for April 28 in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom. Thirty students from across all disciplines will showcase their work to their fellow students, faculty and community. Prizes will be awarded by each of the four schools (Arts & Sciences, Business, Education and Health Sciences).

Other campus initiatives include the thesis development project for students in the Honors Program and funding that is available for travel and research materials for student research projects.

In other business, the Board of Governors voted to reaffirm the university’s mission statement and endorsement of NCAA principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct.

Seven Joplin R-8 teachers named Golden Apple finalists

(From Joplin Schools)

Out of fifty five Joplin Schools' teachers nominated for the Golden Apple award this year, seven have been named as finalists. The Golden Apple awards will be presented to four deserving recipients, one in each grade category, at the Chamber's annual banquet set for April 21. The Golden Apple Awards recognize excellence in the teaching profession among Joplin public and private school educators. This is the 31st year for the awards.

Congratulations to the following Joplin Schools' finalists!

Monica Bay K2 - Jefferson Elementary
Stephanie Reither K2 - Cecil Floyd Elementary
Caryn Deckard 3-5 - Stapleton Elementary
Abbie Durr 3-5 - Columbia Elementary
Kristopher Dishman 6-8 - North Middle School
Marcia Himes 6-8 - North Middle School
Chris Young 9-12 - Joplin High School

Jasper County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

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

Erienne D. Johnson vs. Brandon E. Johnson
Valerie A. Thomason vs. Steven S. Thomason
Virginia Killebrew vs. Don Killebrew
Michael E. George vs. Judy L. George
Deanna M. Randall vs. Mark A. Randall
Cathleen A. Blades vs. Steven W. Blades
Stephanie A. Long vs. Russell W. Long
Brenda K. Boyer vs. Kenton L. Boyer
Tara N. Ault vs. Jason M. Ault
Corey D. Swartz vs. Sarah L. Swartz
Aaron R. Lesniewski vs. Jessica M. Lesniewski
Mary J. Thomas vs. Raymond Thomas
Louise E. Rusk vs. James W. Rusk
Kimberley K. Bass vs. Leslie G. Bass
Amber N. Lassiter vs. Nick A. Lassiter
Elaina K. Turner vs. Kyle J. Turner
Stephanie D. Manes vs. Timothy K. Manes
Paige Cates vs. Tyler Cates
Martina A. Bowers vs. (name not listed on online court records)
Zachary T. McGuire vs. Rhonda J. McGuire
Renee Goostree vs. Tim D. Goostree

McDonald County Dissolution of Marriage Petition

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

Sunny A. Brooks vs. Matthew J. Brooks


Joplin Police Department Arrests April 14-15

04/14/2016 0610
MIKE ALLEN FREEMAN
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 25 531 S KENTUCKY AVE 0.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 COMMIT

04/14/2016 0800
TIMOTHY STEVEN BAKER
1307 S Michigan Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 29 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT
3 1 BENCH WARRANT
4 1 BENCH WARRANT

04/14/2016 1015
MATTHEW JAMES STEPHENS
1801 E Campbell Pkwy, 5 JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 23 405 S MAIN ST 0.00
1 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

04/14/2016 1035
ELIGAH KEITH TASH
2814 E 12th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 32 2814 E 12TH ST 53.50
1 1 COMMIT

04/14/2016 1127
GARRETT WAYNE HARPER
5250 E Sunny Acres Ln, A JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 22 5250 E SUNNY ACRES LN 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

04/14/2016 1500
ANTHONY RAY CIRCO
420 S Moffet Ave, 22 JOPLIN, MO 64801
BM 33 431 W 4TH ST/S BYERS AVE 0.00
1 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

04/14/2016 1425
JAMES KEMPER DOUBLEDEE
County Road 250 ORONOGO, MO 64855
WM 27 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 BENCH WARRANT

04/14/2016 1815
ANDREW ALOIS BIEBER
220 N Sergeant Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 19 1502- B3A5 S MICHIGAN AVE 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
2 1 COMMIT

04/14/2016 1416
MARK ROY DOUSE
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 53 303 E 3RD ST 328.50
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT
1 1 COMMIT

04/14/2016 1115
WILLIAM SHANNON REED
820 E Hill St, 4 JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 39 649 W 10TH ST/S SERGEANT AVE 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 COMMIT
8 1 COMMIT

04/14/2016 2111
MARCO KEN JEFFRIES
1905 S Grand Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 28 3400 N MAIN ST 100.00
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT

/14/2016 2330
NAKOTA KAY ORTNER
4643 E 24th St , MO 64804
2832 E NEWMAN RD/N RANGE LINE RD
WF 28 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
5 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
6 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING
3 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING

04/14/2016 2330
STEVEN EDWARD II PETTY
63200 E 257 Lane GROVE, OK 74344
2832 E NEWMAN RD/N RANGE LINE RD
WM 44 103.50
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT

04/15/2016 0225
ALFRED JOSEPH JR CREOLLO
906 S Byers Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 52 449 E 20TH ST/S GRAND AVE 0.00
2 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED
1 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING

Joplin Police Department issues scam alert

(From the Joplin Police Department)

We see scams portrayed against our citizens almost daily and share helpful information as we can to prevent further victimization. 

We were contacted by a citizen yesterday who fell pray to a scam in which "Washington DC" called her and was depositing money into accounts of "good citizens." 

Unfortunately, these scam artists have time to call people all day waiting for that one person, usually elderly or under other circumstances, that they can take advantage of. 

This citizen realized she had been a victim and specifically requested we share this information with others. 

At the end of the day, if someone is offering you something that is too good to be true, it is. When it doubt, call your local police and don't share personal information with anyone that calls you unsolicited.

JPD Detective Barnett recognized for investigation of child abuse cases

(From the Joplin Police Department)

On April 15th, 2016 members of the Joplin Police Department Detective Division attended the 18th Annual Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney’s Crime Victim’s Breakfast along with other members of the Joplin Police Department and multiple other agencies. 

Prosecutor Dean Dankelson recognized Joplin Detective Justin Barnett for his outstanding service to the citizens of Jasper County through his investigation of child abuse cases.

As part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month members of the Joplin Police Department Detective Division wore blue to signify their everyday efforts to combat child abuse in our community.

(Joplin Police Department photo)

Joplin man arrested for statutory rape

(From the Joplin Police Department)

On 4-14-2016 Detectives with the Joplin Police Department arrested Raymond Miller, 42, from Joplin for 2nd Degree Statutory Sodomy and 2nd Degree Statutory Rape against a juvenile victim.

Detectives were notified of the crimes against the child on 4-12-2016 and immediately launched an investigation. The crimes occurred at a residence in the northwest part of the city. The charges were submitted to the Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office and were filed this afternoon. 

Miller is currently being held in the Joplin City Jail.

Carterville teen killed in accident at Newman and Rangeline

(From the Joplin Police Department)

On Thursday, April 14th 2016 at 5:56 pm, the Joplin Police Department responded to Newman and Rangeline for a two vehicle crash. 

A southbound Mitsubishi pickup collided with a northbound Ford F250. The driver of the Ford and a passenger were treated on the scene for minor injuries. 

The driver of the Mitsubishi, Tylor B. Moore, a 19 year old man from Carterville was pronounced dead at the scene. Moore was the only occupant of his vehicle. 

The investigation continues and is being conducted by the Joplin Police Department Crash Team. The Joplin Fire Department, METS Ambulance and MoDOT responded to the scene. 

No other details are being released at this time. 

(Joplin Police Department photo)

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests April 14-15

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

Raymond L. Severs, 34, Joplin
Luis F. Ocampo Venagas, 19, Springfield
Jim T. Xiong, 31, Springfield
Cody R. Danner, 21, Carthage
Calyn D. Short, 18, Springfield

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Area cattlemen support Crowder Ag Department at auction

(From Crowder College)

Cattlemen at Joplin Regional Stockyards came together to support the Crowder College Agriculture Department for the Third Annual Calf Auction, raising funds for the ag students. Bailey Moore, Joplin Regional Stockyards, and Dr. Harold Haskins, Animal Clinic of Diamond, received bids from the crowd to make this year the highest totaling over $11,000. More than 50 bidders and corporate sponsors participated in the annual event.

Once the fundraising ended the heifer went to final bidder, Giovan Salas, Crowder Agriculture student from Carthage. He plans to add her to his herd.

This year, Newton/McDonald County Cattleman Association member Max Ruhl, owner of R & R Cattle Company, Rocky Comfort, donated a purebred Angus heifer calf for the auction. The yearling heifer was prepared for the sale by the Beef Production class under the supervision of Jay Wilkins, Crowder Agriculture Division Instructor & Chairman.

In addition to the heifer, New Mac Electric, Neosho donated a BBQ grill that was auctioned to the highest bidder.

Funds will be utilized to support students as they attend agricultural seminars and travel to compete at local, state, and national contests, as well as hosting Aggie Day for area high school students. Plans are already under way for next year’s event with area cattlemen offering to donate a calf for the auction.

“The generosity of Joplin Regional Stockyards to interrupt the auction to help raise money for us Aggies along with the Newton/McDonald County Cattlemen’s Association and the ‘buyers’ support, the future of agriculture looks great at Crowder College,” emphasized sophomore Crowder Ag student, Hannah Wreath, from Springfield, Missouri.



The Crowder College Aggies thanked all of the supporters and encouraged everyone to mark their calendars for the 4th Annual Calf Auction next April.



Prior to the auction Crowder Aggies presented an Honorary Aggie Club membership to the Joplin Regional Stockyards for their continued support. Dr. Harold Haskins accepted a plaque on behalf of the stockyard.

Used book sale scheduled at Crowder College

(From Crowder College)

The Crowder College Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale will be held on April 18-20, 2016 in the Wright Conference Center, Room C, in the Farber Building on the Crowder College campus in Neosho.

The hours for the sale are:

Monday, April 18: noon - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 19: 8:00am - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 20: 8:30 am - noon

Members of the Friends of the Library have the opportunity to view the books prior to the opening of the sale at 11 a.m. on Monday. Membership for the Friends group is: Student-$2, Individual-$10, Family-$15, and Business/Organization- $50 and Lifetime member-$100.

The purpose of the organization is to encourage and assist in the maintenance and further development of the library and library services at Crowder College.

Book donations for the big event are still being accepted. Donations may include DVDs, books on tape, CDs, and of course, books. Items may be dropped off at the library through Friday, April 15. The items must be clean and in good condition.

All proceeds from the sale go to provide new materials and equipment for the Crowder College, Bill and Margot Lee Library. Your support is greatly appreciated!

For more information please contact the Library at 417-455-5775.

Chart named best overall newspaper by MCMA

(From Southern News Service)

The Chart, the student newspaper at Missouri Southern State University, was named Best Overall Newspaper in Division II during the Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) conference held April 8-9 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

The Chart also placed third for their website’s home page. The Chart maintains an active web presence at www.thechartonline.com.

Twenty-eight universities from across the state attended the conference.

“I’m very proud of our students,” said Olive Sullivan, faculty adviser. “The Chart has a history of doing well at the MCMA awards. Taking Best Overall Newspaper in our division shows that our quality is consistently high.”

“It’s my pleasure to have worked for The Chart and it makes me tremendously happy to be able to leave a positive legacy in my wake,” said Ian Taylor, outgoing editor-in-chief.

Individual student awards were presented to Taylor, Brad Stout, Kelvin Duley II, Aaron Weatherford, Pablo Ortiz, Matt Barney, John Davidson, Kristen Hanna, Kjersti McDonald and Holly Loncarich.

Students in the Communication Department at Missouri Southern publish The Chart 12 times each fall and spring semester.

The student-run newspaper has existed since 1939.

Joplin Police Department Arrests April 13-14

04/13/2016 1400
THEODORE LEE PARKER
2036 Reinmiller Rd JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 34 303 E 3RD ST 89.00
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT
4 1 COMMIT
5 1 COMMIT
6 1 COMMIT
7 1 COMMIT
8 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

04/13/2016 1450
KELSEY CAROL KATHLEEN LAMB
1124 S Murphy Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 27 811 S MURPHY AVE 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

04/13/2016 1630
JOHNATHAN WILLIAM EVANS
E 12th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 20 101 N RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 LARCENY
2 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

04/13/2016 2000
JEREMIAH JAMES DAVENPORT
2208 S Byers Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
1849 W 23RD ST/S CUNNINGHAM AVE
18 0.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

04/13/2016 2145
ROBERT ALAN BRITTEN
WM 42 749 W 4TH ST/S JACKSON AVE 0.00
413 S Cliffside NOEL, MO 64854
1 1 PEDESTRIANS WALKING ALONG ROADWAYS

04/13/2016 2137 
SAMUEL COLE SPECK 
12915 Prospect Lane NEOSHO, MO 64850 
WM 29 3504 S RANGE LINE RD 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

Joplin man injured in motorcycle accident

A Joplin man was injured in a motorcycle accident 10:34 p.m. Wednesday on E. 50th Street, a half mile south of Joplin.

According to the Highway Patrol report, Kyle R. Copple, 21, Joplin, lost control of a 2006 Yamaha R6 motorcycle, struck a curb, and was ejected.

Copple was treated for serious injuries at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

Webb City teen injured in one-vehicle accident

A Webb City teen was injured in a one-vehicle accident 5:42 p.m. today on Route O, one mile south of Alba.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2001 Chevrolet pickup driven by Gage S. Piper, 16, Webb City, ran off the right side of the road, returned to the road, overcorrected, ran off the left side of the road and overturned, ejecting the driver.

Piper was treated for serious injuries at Mercy Hospital, Joplin.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MSSU broadcast students receive awards at state competition

(From Southern News Service)

Students from KGCS-TV at Missouri Southern State University received statewide honors during the 2016 Missouri Broadcast Educators Student Contest.

The annual competition showcases excellence in audio and video production, script writing and multimedia. Missouri Southern students received awards in five different categories – one first place and four honorable mentions.

First Place – Video/Multi-Camera Live Event: “Southern Sports Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015,” Patrick Wheeler, sophomore communications major, Aurora; and Hank Boulanger, freshman communications major, Towanda, Kan.

Honorable Mention – Script/Documentary: “Imagine: Global Warming and the Future of Earth,” James Walls, senior communications major, Neosho.

Honorable Mention – Video/News Show, Non-Recurring: “KGCS Campus Talk,” Alecia Henson, senior communication major, Joplin; and Austin Minor, Baxter Springs, Kan.

Honorable Mention – Video/PSA: “Joplin Recycling Center,” Alex Bryant, sophomore communications major, Joplin

Honorable Mention – Video/Sports Package: Division II Cross Country National Championship,” Sierra Gray, junior communications major, Ponca City, Okla.

“We’re proud that our students have received this type of recognition,” said Judy Stiles, general manager of KGCS. “It shows how the hands-on experience opportunities they receive at our station helps prepare them for the future.”

KGCS has operated for more than 30 years as a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern. Programming may be seen over the air on digital channel 22 and on regional cable television systems.

Joplin area transportation program subject of April 21 meeting

(From the City of Joplin)

There will be a public meeting of the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) Policy Board on at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016. in the Joplin City Hall 5th Floor Study, 602 South Main Street, Joplin, Missouri. Items that will be discussed include the review and adoption of the 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and potential changes to the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Program.

The TIP contains transportation and transit projects in the Joplin Metropolitan Area that are partially funded by Federal transportation programs over the next four year period. The public comment period for the TIP begins April 12 and will run through April 20. The TIP can be viewed at www.jatso.net .

This public notice, public involvement activities, and time established for public review and comments on the TIP will satisfy the FTA Section 5307 Program of Projects requirements for Metro Area Publictransit System (MAPS).

The public is encouraged to attend this meeting. If there are any questions pertaining to the items that will be discussed at the meeting, or to leave a public comment on the TIP, please contact Taylor Cunningham at 417- 624-0820, extension 511or by email at TCunning@joplinmo.org. A copy of the meeting agenda can be reviewed at www.jatso.net or by clicking the link at the end of this article.

To view the Transportation Improvement Program....

   

Community Shred event set for April 23

(From the City of Joplin)

Many people may have personal papers no longer needed and cluttering their house, but fear of identity theft prevents people from trashing or recycling these sensitive documents. The Joplin Recycling Center, located at 1310 West A Street, can help. On Saturday, April 23---in celebration of Earth Day---the Center will host a community shredding event, in which large amounts of paper can be shredded quickly at no cost to residents. Sponsored by the Joplin Recycling Division and the Joplin Police Department, this opportunity is only available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the document shredding company, Midwest Fibre Sales, will have their mobile shred truck at the Center.

Midwest Fibre Sales’ shredding division is a secure service provider operating out of a limited public access facility in Springfield, Missouri. The company is fully compliant with industry standards and regulations, and all shredded paper will be recycled.

Captain Bob Higginbotham reminds residents, “Identity thieves can turn your trash into cash, regardless if it is printed or electronic.” Identity theft resulting from items stolen from the trash or curbside recycling bins is the easiest type of crime to prevent. By completely shredding documents, receipts, address labels, or pieces of paper with identifying information like account numbers, you can stop identity theft. But simply ripping an item a few times by hand is not sufficient! Identity thieves will spend hours putting ripped documents back together like a jigsaw puzzle.

Types of items identity thieves seek include:

• Expired credit and debit cards

• Credit and debit card receipts

• Unused credit card checks

• Credit card statements

• Canceled checks

• Investment account statements

• Pension account statements

• Paycheck stubs

• Wage and earnings statements

• Phone and utility bills

• Retail invoices and statements

• Tax returns and statements

• Medical bills

• Insurance claim information

• Checking and savings account statements

• Pre-approved credit card offers and applications

• Insurance policy information (auto, health, life)

• Expired identification documents (driver’s licenses and passports)

Even return addresses on envelopes indicate where you bank; who your doctor is; where your investments are held; who your mortgage is maintained by and provide other similar information that provides a blueprint of your life.

If residents fear they have been a victim of identity theft, they should contact their local law enforcement agency.

Mary Anne Phillips, Recycling Coordinator said, “We are happy to bring this event to the community in celebration of Earth Day, but for those who cannot attend, the Recycling Center has a free self-serve high-capacity shredding machine available to patrons all year.”

The Center is open Tuesday and Thursday from Noon to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Legacy Day to focus on the arts at Missouri Southern

(From Southern News Service)

The Alumni Association at Missouri Southern State University will host Legacy Day – a day for children ages 5-10 who have a relative who attended Missouri Southern – at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

In partnership with the fine arts and performing arts departments, the Alumni Association will allow children to visit campus and explore different aspects of the art world. Children will build castles and create costumes, then attend Southern Theatre’s performance of “The Princess and the Pea.” Parents are encouraged to participate in the activities with their children and experience the arts at Missouri Southern.

“We have had terrific responses for Legacy Day over the years,” said Lee Elliff Pound, director of the Alumni Association. “We have provided different experiences for our legacies in order to showcase the variety of programs Southern has to offer.”

Legacy Day is free and open to children and grandchildren of alumni, as well as current and former students. To register, call 417-659-5466.

Route N east of Carytown to close for pipe work

(From MODOT)

Jasper County Route N CLOSED
East of Carytown April 14 for Pipe Work


What: Jasper County Route N CLOSED between County Roads 130 and 120 east of Carytown

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 14

Where: Route N CLOSED to allow MoDOT crews to replace a deteriorating drain pipe underneath the road

Traffic Impacts: Drivers will have to find an alternate route around the closing. Drivers will be able to get to driveways and other entrances on either side of the closing. However, they will NOT be able to travel through the work zone.

Weather and/or work scheduling conflicts could postpone the project.

Jasper County Sheriff's Office to hold Drug Take Back

(From the Jasper County Sheriff's Office)

April 30th, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, we will be having our annual "Drug Take Back" for Jasper County. 

This gives citizens the opportunity to dispose of unwanted/unneeded prescriptions medicines in the proper manner. It will be held at the Joplin Courthouse parking lot, 601 South Pearl, in Joplin.

Joplin Police Department Arrests April 12-13

04/12/2016 0338
AARON WADE DODSON
1429 S Byers Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 30 849 W 15TH ST/S CONNOR AVE 250.00
2 1 PEDESTRIANS WALKING ALONG ROADWAYS
1 1 RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST

04/12/2016 1001
THERON N HUTCHING
21505 Jester Lane WEBB CITY, MO 64870
2849 W PERKINS ST/N SCHIFFERDECKER AVE
WM 46 0.00
1 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

04/12/2016 1050
CASSANDRA JOANN JAMES
519 N Joplin Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 23 2049 E 15TH ST/S DELAWARE AVE 0.00
1 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

04/12/2016 1423
BOBBY JOE THORNSBROUGH
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 30 303 E 3RD ST 200.00
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT

04/12/2016 0338
CHRISTOPHER DAVID ADAMS
1502 S Michigan Ave, B14A4 JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 33 849 W 15TH ST/S CONNOR AVE 500.00
1 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING
2 1 PEDESTRIANS WALKING ALONG ROADWAYS

04/12/2016 2130
REBECCA ANN CAMPBELL
927 W 1st St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 28 731 W 1ST ST/S JACKSON AVE 500.00
1 1 DOG OFF PROPERTY

04/12/2016 2355 
RAEGEN ANN BLADE 
916 E Maplewood SPRINGFIELD, MO 65807 
WF 20 0000 I-44 RAMP/43 HWY 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 
2 1 SPEED LIMIT ON SPECIFIC STREET 
3 1 NO VALID DRIVERS LICENSE 

Webb City man injured in one-car accident

A Webb City man was injured in a one-car accident 1 a.m. today on MO 171, 10 feet west of Joplin.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Michael W. Cargill, 22, Webb City, ran off the right side of the road to avoid hitting another vehicle, which was southbound on MO 171 and traveling in his direction.

The Cargill vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a mailbox and a concrete culvert.

Cargill was treated for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital, Joplin.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests April 11-13

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

Chelsea N. Landau, 26, Branson
Nicholas A. Tuttle, 33, Lampe

Tuesday, April 12, 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/
·         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. Class schedules  for summer and fall available at: https://my.crowder.edu/ICS/Academics/Public.jnz?portlet=Course_Schedules&screen=Advanced+Course+Search&screenType=next
·         “Writing for Fun & Profit”, Wednesday, April 20, @ noon, Wright Conference Center, Room B, located inside the Arnold Farber Building on the Neosho campus. Dr. Kent Farnsworth, aka Allen Kent, successful mystery, thriller, and historical fiction author – will present “Writing for Fun and Profit.”  In this presentation, Kent will discuss his approach to writing and research and share what he has learned about the publishing business from the production of his six novels. The session is open to students and employees alike. The first 20 students to arrive at the presentation will receive a free Allen Kent book. 
Following the presentation, Kent will be available to sign his books.  Books will be available for purchase at the event for $10, while supplies last. Want to learn more about Allen Kent’s fiction and his “Buy a Book. Build a Future.” campaign to benefit the Crowder College Behavior Support Center?  Visit Kent’s Amazon page at http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Kent/e/B007MS2WLS

Roughrider Athletics
·         Roughrider Softball are now 29-12 on the season. They will play at home April 16 @ 2pm, April 17 @ 1pm & April 20 @ 2pm. For more information go to: http://crowderathletics.com/sports/sball/2015-16/schedule
·         Roughrider Baseball are now 25-17 on the season. They play at home April 12 @ 6pm and April 14 @ 1pm.  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
·         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
·         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
Campus Community Events
·         Neosho High School Art Students have an Art Exhibit in the Longwell Museum, April 5-14. Artist reception will be held April 14, 4:30-6pm. For more information contact the museum office: 417.455.5470. Museum hours are 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. This exhibit is free and open to the public.
·         Annual Book Sale sponsored by Crowder Friends of the Library, April 18-20Hours are: Monday-noon-6:30pm, Tuesday-8am-6:30, Wednesday-8am-noon. Friends of Library members will have a preview opportunity on Monday, April 18 from 11am-noon. If you would like to become a member of the Friends of the Library, please contact the Lee Library at 417.455.5775. This event is open to the public
·         Crowder Theatre & Aggies are partnering to host a “Picnic and a Play”, Saturday, April 30, 5pm. Outdoor games and activities followed by a BBQ dinner at 6pm, and curtain for the closing show of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will open at 7:30pm. Tickets price includes theatre ticket: $12 for adults, $5 for kids (ages 10 and under). For more information contact NaTasha Davies at: 417.455.5458 or email: NaTashaDavies@Crowder.edu
·         Theatre Department presents “To Kill a Mockingbird”, April 28-30, 7:30pm nightly with 2pm matinee Saturday. Tickets available at the door: $8-Adults; $5-Senior Citizens; $4-Crowder Students/Staff; Children-Free. For more information: 417.455.5458 or email: NaTashaDavies@Crowder.edu
·         Creative Writing class students & Bedlam Writers’ Guild will be reading their works at One14 Coffee Bar, Friday, April 15, 5-7pm. This event is free and open to the public.

MSSU business students win international competition

(From Southern News Service)

For the second straight year, students from the Plaster School of Business at Missouri Southern State University have claimed the title in the NASBITE International Student Case Competition.

The five-member team completed a 20-page analysis that involves the Ohio-based Cleveland Whiskey. The small manufacturer is seeking to expand globally, focusing on the Asian market and Singapore in particular. Papers were submitted by teams from 30 universities and then blind reviewed. The top three schools were invited to make a presentation to company representatives during the 29th annual NASBITE International Conference, held April 4-8 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Competing against Missouri Southern in the finals were teams from the University of Northern Iowa and Youngstown State University in Ohio.

“Last year’s competition was a market selection case,” said Dr. Chris Moos, associate professor of international business and the team’s advisor. “Cleveland Whiskey knew where they wanted to go, but wanted to know how to enter this specific market. They had a specific budget, and asked the teams for their recommendation on naming, branding, pricing, distribution and a timeline.

“This year, there were ideas from all three finalists that Cleveland Whiskey can use, but they felt our numbers were more realistic.”

Team members are Holly Loncarich, of Fairview; Josh Foster, Carterville; Cynthia Salas, Purdy; Aliza Fahle, Joplin; and Viktoryia Johnson, an international student from Belarus.

“We spent last semester working on the paper,” said Johnson, a senior human resource management major. “When we found out in January that we had qualified for finals, we began working weekly as a group to put together a PowerPoint presentation. We made our presentation in front of the business faculty and got advice from them.”

What makes Missouri Southern’s second competition victory in a row even more special is that it’s only the second year it has been offered.

“Some schools make this a class assignment, but I hand pick the team and invite students to participate,” said Moos. “They’re a highly motivated team. Another factor is that our upper-division classes are applied project-oriented. They’ve done this kind of work in class already.

“The competition is a wonderful experience for our students that they can put on their resume.”

As the winning team, the students were presented with a check for $1,000 by Tom Lix, founder of Cleveland Whiskey.

Website offers information on Joplin rebuilding projects

(From the City of Joplin)

While driving around Joplin in recent weeks, it’s not unusual to come across a construction project of some sort that may have a lane closed for a short distance or possibly a full road closure. The City appreciates drivers’ cooperation in navigating the orange cones and flashing directional signs at these locations. Some of these projects will be completed in upcoming months, including the widening of Maiden Lane and the bridge over the railroad on 20th Street, however with many recovery area projects progressing, the public will see multiple jobs throughout this area for the next couple of years.

To help citizens learn more about these projects, the City has posted a projects dashboard on its website listing all of the projects, highlighting each with a description, timeline of construction, contractor information, and an overview of the funds allocated and expended to date. The dashboard can be found by clicking the link at the end of this article. The website is also mobile-friendly for those wanting to access it via their mobile device.

“We recognize that multiple ongoing projects can be confusing, and somewhat frustrating if people are not aware of them and how they might affect their commutes through Joplin,” said Troy Bolander, Director of Planning, Development and Neighborhood Services. “This dashboard is a great tool that the public can use to track the progress of projects, and know what work is being done in or around their neighborhoods. It also is a great overall snapshot of the planning work that the City has completed in order to move to the implementation stage of these.”

The projects are funded through the $158 million grant from the Community Development Block Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help with rebuilding Joplin following the disaster. Last year, the City Council approved the final projects to be completed with this funding. Categories include Schools & Community; Economic Development; Housing & Neighborhood; and Infrastructure & Environment.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we start multiple projects in several areas in the recovery zone,” he said. “We encourage our citizens to use this dashboard to help navigate through the various jobs once we get started,” he said. “Surveying has been ongoing, so it won’t be long before the construction phase begins for many of these. By using the dashboard, people can note when projects will be started and completed, and recognize that construction is a temporary situation, and Joplin’s recovery is bringing many beneficial projects for the future of our community.”

Bolander also noted that more features showing the projects’ progress will be added to the site as it is developed and the projects evolve.



View recovery projects funded by CDBG-DR grant...

MSSU trumpet ensemble to perform in California

(From Southern News Service)

The seven members of the Missouri Southern State University Trumpet Ensemble have been invited to perform during the 41st annual International Trumpet Guild Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
The 2016 conference, to be held May 31-June 4 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, will celebrate legendary trumpet players from around the world with a wide variety of educational sessions and vendors. Last year, nearly 1,500 performers attended the event.
“This is the second time the ensemble has been invited to perform,” said Freddie Green, assistant professor of music and director of the ensemble. “We were invited to perform last year as well. People from around the world attend the conference – performers, scholars, researchers. A certain number of groups are selected to perform. It’s a great honor.”
The ensemble consists of trumpet majors and minors. Members are:
Tony Sfortunato, junior, Carl Junction
Tyler Jones, senior, Webb City
Trevor Berger, senior, Fairland, Okla.
Oliver Smith, freshman, Carthage
Jemetris Brown, freshman, Carthage
Cayla Roanhorse, freshman, Kimberling City
Austin Kinard, junior, Joplin  
A crowdfunding effort has been launched to help the ensemble raise $8,000 to cover expenses for the trip. Giving level benefits range from a thank-you card to a private performance and a trumpet with an autographed case.
For more information, visit http://lionspaw.mssu.edu.

Orientation scheduled for new Joplin City Council members

New Council Member Orientation
Friday, April 15th
Second floor conference room
602 S. Main

9:00 a.m.      Leslie Haase, Finance Director

10:00 a.m.   Dan Pekarek, Health Director

10:30 a.m.   Jim Furgerson, Fire Chief

11:00 a.m.   Matt Stewart, Police Chief


11:30 a.m.   Pat Tuttle, Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Director

12:15  p.m.  Lunch –Sam Anselm, City Manager for Dave Allgood, Human Resources/Risk Management Director

1:00 p.m.      Lamonte Ratcliff, Court Administrator

1:30 p.m.      Scott Garrie, Parks & Recreation Director

2:15 p.m.      Troy Bolander, Planning Development & Neighborhood Services Director

3:00 p.m.      Dan Salisbury, Asst. Public Works Director-Engineering
                        Lynden Lawson, Asst. Public Works Director-Operations

4:00 p.m.      Mark Morris, Information Technology Director

Hackett Hot Wings facade on tap for Design Review Standards Board

AGENDA
DESIGN REVIEW STANDARDS BOARD
Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:00 PM
5th Floor Study

        I.            Roll Call
      II.            Old Business

A.      Review and approval of minutes from December 15, 2015 Meeting

A.      514 South Main Street – Request for review of fa├žade improvements – Hackett Hot Wings
      II.            New Business
    III.            Other Business
    IV.            Adjournment

Agenda posted for Joplin Sports Authority Board of Directors

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, April 13, 2016 at 2:30 p.m., at Joplin City Hall, 602 South Main, Fifth Floor City Council Informal Room, Joplin, Missouri, 64801.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of Minutes
A) Minutes of the March 9, 2016 meeting
4. Reports and Communications
A) Treasurer’s Report
B) Outstanding Invoices
5. Event Discussion
A) National
I. MCDA Spirit Ring Spectacular, February 20-21, 2016
II. ACCA National Basketball Championship, March 2-5, 2016III. NCCAA Women’s Division II National Basketball Championship, March 10-12, 2016
B) State
I. MCSAA Basketball and Cheerleading State Championships, February 18-20, 2016
II. NAIA Early Season Baseball, multiple weekends, February-March
III. NJCAA Region 16 Division I and II Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, February 25-27, 2016
IV. Missouri Bowling Association Women’s State Tournament, March-April
V. MCSAA Spring Festival, May 5-7, 2016
VI. NAIA Heart of America Baseball Championship, May 4-9, 2016
VII. NJCAA Region 16 Baseball, May 12-15, 2016
C) Local
I. Crowder Bash, March 12-13, 2016
II. BeeperBall Classic, March 19, 2016
III. USSSA Baseball/Softball, April-July
6. Old Business
A) Joplin CVB-DMAI Destination NEXT Assessment
B) JSA Board Reorganization
C) Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame
7. New Business
A) NASC Sports Symposium
8. Any Other Business
JSA Board may 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.