Big changes have been made to the Longwell Museum at Crowder College’s Neosho campus in the past month. “With the generous donation from Judy Haas Smith, we were able to give the museum the improvements it needed to provide a more professional space,” said Casey Smith, director of art and design for the Longwell Museum.
Southwest Missouri State Representatives Bill Reiboldt and Bill Lant are part of the growing list of elected officials in Missouri who have called on Gov. Jay Nixon to make the safety of Missouri residents his top priority in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris. “We are currently working on signing and writing letters to
Twin Bridges Park in Wyandotte will present its annual “Park of Lights” Christmas lights exhibit starting Thanksgiving night and running until Dec. 30. “We have 31 participants this year and we are completely full. We are very excited,” said Trinda Crow, president of the Twin Bridges Park Partners group that organizes the annual lights display.
Begin your Christmas season with an unforgettable new family tradition. Come and see what thousands are talking about. Travel back in time to first century Israel to experience the original Christmas story, the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Make plans now for your family to attend this year’s annual production of “Journey to Bethlehem” — a
Fa la la la la. Scam artists are ready to ring in the holiday season with offers all aglow, said University of Missouri Extension family financial specialist Virgil Woolridge. Many scams will be wrapped with appealing offers that sound too good to be true. And they are. In 2014, the average fraud victim lost $2,000.
5 years ago • Seneca Intermediate School Principal Nathan Manley welcomed veterans, parents, teachers, staff members and students to the first assembly held in the new gym on Thursday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day. • Members of the Heritage Club of Seneca High School honored area veterans at a Veterans Day assembly in the new gym.
5 years ago • The Missouri Dog Breeding Regulation Initiative, Proposition B, more commonly known as the Puppy Mill Initiative, will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot. • Seneca police officer Bob Wilson and wastewater plant worker Terry Fitch have announced their intentions to retire from their city jobs, respectively. • Members of the community
Seneca cross country runners competed at the Diamond Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 24. In the junior high division, Evanston St. Clair placed second with a time of 10:05. Joshua Hicks finished in fifth place with a time of 10:38, with Alex Campbell directly following in sixth place in 10:48.
The Neosho Police Department (NPD) has kicked off its 15th Annual Shop with a Cop Christmas campaign. Letters of support are being sent out to Neosho businesses and residents for their continuous support with this program. In 2014, with the support of the community, the NPD raised over $12,000 and provided 102 children with a
South Elementary school held its October character assembly on Friday, Oct. 23. The character word for the month of October is Responsibility. Students not listed in order are: Molly Moser, Alexsys Koch, Izaiah Hill, Lyndsey Doke, Scarlett Purvis, Caitlin Yuan, Melanie Willis, Alexander Pina, Nariana Namelo, Brooklyn Williams, Jake Nelson, Kaylynn Pruitt, and Michael Kissel.
Westview Students of the Week for Oct. 26-30 include: (Back row, l-r) Savannah Lauderdale, Chase Laughlin, Garrett Babbitt, Maiah Benton, and Byet Mendoza. (Front row, l-r) Caden Lauderdale, Hunter Morgan, Kadence Mills, and Deserhea Brown.
Divorce petitions filed in Newton County through Oct. 26: • Andrea Kaye Angel, of Joplin, and Jody Forrest Angel, of Ponca City, Okla. • Emily Patricia Blanchard and Clayton Jared Blanchard, both of Neosho. • Amanda Jo Dunkle and Ryan Scott Dunkle, both of Diamond. • Holly E. Drake, of Neosho, and Derek Edward Drake,