Ruth Ellenburg

• Date & place of birth: April 7, in Greeley, Colo. • Currently residing in: Purdy. • Occupation: ESL teacher in Neosho. • Last book read: “The First Days of School.” • Favorite vacation I’ve taken: Disney World. • Inspirational leaders: MLK Jr., Dave Ramsey, Caesar Chavez, and Dr. Calderon.   • Something people would…

Haylie D. Culp

• Date & place of birth: Aug. 20, Neosho. • Currently residing in: Neosho. • Occupation: Junior high English teacher. • Favorite movie: “Longest Yard.” • Last book read: “Life In A Jar.” • Favorite vacation I’ve taken: Kawai. • Inspirational leaders: Abigail Adams (“Don’t forget the women”) and Manulani Meyer. • If I could…

Kacie Thomas

• Date & place of birth: May 16; Rogers, Ark. • Currently residing in: Neosho. • Occupation: NHS English teacher. • Favorite movie: Ken Burns documentary. • Last book read: “Orient Express,” by Agatha Christie. • Favorite vacation I’ve taken: South Padre Island. • Inspirational leaders: John Wayne. • If the world was ending in…

Jessica Sangale

• Date & place of birth: March 11, 1983; Kansas. • Currently residing in: Jasper. • Occupation: Fifth grade math & science teacher in Neosho. • Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption.” • Last book read: “Slave Dancer.” • Favorite vacation I’ve taken: Bahamas/Mexico. • Inspirational leaders: Martin Luther King, Jr. • If the world was ending…