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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Thanks to the countless volunteers during the Day of Service

  • On Sunday, Sept. 9, a beautiful, cool, sun-filled day, more than 250 people gathered in Big Spring Park for an afternoon of volunteering their time to assist local residents, paint ball park dugouts, pull weeds, clean windows and in general help my Neosho shine.
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  • Dear Editor,
    On Sunday, Sept. 9, a beautiful, cool, sun-filled day, more than 250 people gathered in Big Spring Park for an afternoon of volunteering their time to assist local residents, paint ball park dugouts, pull weeds, clean windows and in general help my Neosho shine.
    The Day of Service began last year as an idea of the local Neosho Area Clergy Coalition. Members from 10 local churches and ministries joined together for this event.
    In my 37 years of full-time ministry, having lived in seven different locations from towns of 500 in population to living 14 years in the suburbs of Chicago, I’ve witnessed the benefits of people coming together for a common cause. Over the three and a half years we have lived in Neosho, we have come to know many wonderful people. Neosho is full of people who have a deep love and commitment for the area and a real desire to see Neosho become a better place to live.
    I am a strong believer that when good people come together for the common good only positive results can happen. We will not all think alike, we will not all believe the same way, but we all should come together for the good of our community.
    The Day of Service is just a small example of what can be accomplished when people come together. Our goal for next year is that 20 or more churches, ministries, civic groups, colleges, chamber members, city officials, etc., will join this worthy cause. The more people involved the more will be helped.
    For this year, let me say a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who came out to help and a special thanks to Rev. Jeremie Bridges of the Canopy for organizing the day’s activities.
    Sincerely,
    Rev. Jim Lowans
    President, Neosho Area Clergy Coalition
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