Category Archives: News

Ginisio has high bridge hand

The Neosho Womens Club met Wednesday, April 12, at Happy House in Neosho, with Pam Conrad as a guest. Hostesses for the day were new and old officers. There were five tables of bridge players. Susan Genisio had the winning high, followed by Patsy Lee in second place, Pam Tyler in third, Kim Haas in… Read More »

National Junior Ranger Day draws hundreds of children

  Hundreds of children and their families from the four-state area joined park rangers on Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at George Washington Carver National Monument for National Junior Ranger Day. The kids took part in activities including learning about the life of George Washington Carver through a new Junior Ranger activity booklet… Read More »

Chamber’s Siler earns Regent Scholarship

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has announced that Ashley Siler, event coordinator for the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded a Regent Scholarship. Given to professionals across the country, the Regent Scholarships recognize each recipient for their involvement in industry professional organizations, community… Read More »

Mercy Hospital Joplin gets ‘A’ grade

Mercy Hospital Joplin was among high-performing hospitals across the U.S. to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients. Hospital Safety Scores assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health… Read More »

Neosho High School FFA Plant Sale

The Neosho High School FFA greenhouse will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, for the general public to purchase a variety of bedding plants, including petunias, periwinkle, geraniums, sweet potato vine, marigolds, coleus, impatiens, and angel wing begonia. They’re also selling mixed variety baskets for $15 each or two for $25, ferns,… Read More »

New Physician Joins Freeman Kidney Center

Board-certified Nephrologist Accepting New Patients Freeman Health System has announced the addition of Dr. Fatima Khalid at Freeman Kidney Center. Khalid specializes in nephrology, which focuses on kidney care and kidney diseases. After receiving her medical degree at Fatima Jinnah Medical College in Lahore, Pakis tan, Khalid completed her internal medicine residency at Oakland University… Read More »

Freeman earns award for orthopaedic care

Freeman Neosho Rehabilitation Services has been recognized by Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc., (FOTO®) for the Outcomes Excellence Award for othopaedic rehabilitation. FOTO is a national performance and benchmarking organization that gathers patient outcome data from more than 4,200 clinics and is based on 11 million patient assessments. Patient outcomes are measures of the effectiveness… Read More »

Changing animal populations cause concern

This is the week that environmental awareness takes center stage for many people. Saturday (April 22) is Earth Day – a date that is an annual reminder to people to give extra thought to the environment and ecosystems around them. For some, it means planting a tree. For others, it means planting native wildflowers, picking… Read More »

City wins bid for Boehning property

The property where the Boehning Building in Seneca once stood was put up for bids at a sheriff’s auction last month, and the City of Seneca won with a bid of $5,000. “The City of Seneca won the bid and they are the rightful owners of the property, the sheriff has signed the deed,” said… Read More »

Rural Missouri districts benefitting from 4-day school weeks

From staff reports Nestled between two pastures, the Orearville school lies alongside a winding stretch of County Road P, just outside Slater. The school is vacant on Mondays. Six years ago, the building was nearly empty every day of the week. The school would have been easy to pass by, just another roadside relic. But… Read More »

Schools getting new app, website

The Seneca School District is working to increase its parent communication program by using School Messenger. “School Messenger handles all of our communications right now and we are going to upgrade our services with them,” said Dr. Jim Cummins, Seneca superintendent of schools. The school district will be working with School Messenger in creating an… Read More »