Hatchery, staff member receive honors
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:53:28 +0000Kay Hivelyhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131220/NEWS/131229984/1003/NEWS The hatchery learned this week that it has been awarded one of only five 2013 Department of the Interior Team Achievement Awards. The award to the local hatchery recognized Neosho's efforts in the Climate Change Goals of the Department.
The hatchery was chosen for the award by a panel of reviewers [...]]]>Council OKs bid for fireworks
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:51:10 +0000John Fordhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131220/NEWS/131229985/1003/NEWS Two pyrotechnic companies bid on the project: AM Pyrotechics of Buffalo, Mo., submitted two bids for $5,369 and 6,505, while J&M Pyrotechnics of Yarmouth, Iowa, submitted four bids for $6,900, $7,500, $8,500 and $9,500. Bidders were asked to submit bids [...]]]>More than 1,000 to get food
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:49:32 +0000Todd G. Higdonhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131220/NEWS/131229986/1003/NEWS "We took some late signups, and we have more than 1,000 families," said Terry Cook, president of the brigade. "The first family comes through at 8:30 a.m. and the last family comes through at 1:30 or 2 p.m. Everybody has their appointment."
This year’s food basket brigade [...]]]>Season centers on Christ's birth
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:46:01 +0000Todd G. Higdonhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131220/NEWS/131229987/1003/NEWS Mike Aldrich was introduced by his two sons, Zachary and Zayne, before making his way to the front of the First Presbyterian Church. Aldrich started off by noting that Thursday was a special day in his life: it was his 21st wedding anniversary to his wife, Cindy. Then he spoke on what [...]]]>36 children get gifts from area fire department effort
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:35:11 +0000Todd G. Higdonhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131219/NEWS/131218686/1003/NEWS The Granby Firefighters, along with members of the Newton County Ambulance Department, delivered the gifts during the Newton County Christmas for Kids.
According to Granby Fire Chief Kevin Johnson, "the boys are getting Tonka trucks with jet skis or 4-wheelers on a trailer, the [...]]]>District to buy 7 school buses
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:32:40 +0000John Fordhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131219/NEWS/131218687/1003/NEWS The district has between $535,000 and $550,000 to spend on school buses. The board agreed to buy a 78-passenger transit bus unit from Central States Bus for $98,745; and six other units from Allies Bus Sales, including four 71-passenger units for a total of $325,276; a 47-passenger conventional bus unit [...]]]>Group alters trails project
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:13:23 +0000John Fordhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131219/NEWS/131218692/1003/NEWS The council voted unanimously to approve a design change on a new walkway project that extends from the Hatchery Branch bridge to the old Benton School green area.
Originally, the plan was to remove four-foot-wide [...]]]>Christmas began with sacrifice
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:04:24 +0000Todd G. Higdonhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131219/NEWS/131218694/1003/NEWS "As I began to think about it, I prayed about it, ‘God what would you have me to share this morning on such a great occasion and great opportunity?’" he said. "It starts with a gift and with that gift, almost every gift, there is a sacrifice. Christmas started [...]]]>Deputies seize nearly 1,700 pot plants; 1 arrested
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:36:07 +0000From Staff Reportshttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131218/NEWS/131218884/1003/NEWS "We served a search warrant [Tuesday] morning at 22830 Highway D, it is a Stella address," Newton County Chief Deputy Chris Jennings said. "At that location, we seized 1,692 marijuana plants. It was growing in the house, we seized all of those along with all of the grow lights, timers, ventilation system, all [...]]]>Christmas time of love for neighbor, sharing
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:32:48 +0000Todd G. Higdonhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131218/NEWS/131218885/1003/NEWS Dr. Max Ruhl was the speaker. At one time, Ruhl was an educator in the Neosho R-5 School District.
"Neosho has always been a town for where the men in the community came together at least for 67 years before [...]]]>Christmas dinner in works
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:31:09 +0000Todd G. Higdonhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131218/NEWS/131218886/1003/NEWS The Neosho Daily News caught up with Roberta Foster, event coordinator.
NDN: Who is the dinner open to?
Foster: We invite people in the Neosho area to come [...]]]>No action taken on CAP request
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:22:52 +0000John Fordhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131218/NEWS/131218887/1003/NEWS After much discussion Tuesday, the council agreed to wait until the Civil Air Patrol (temporarily named Neosho Flight) obtains 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status before making any type of promise or commitment for the renovation [...]]]>Crosslines to host toy drive
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:38:03 +0000From Staff Reportshttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131217/NEWS/131219048/1003/NEWS "We provide toys for families that are unable to purchase toys for their children due to financial difficulties," said Travis Griffin, spokesperson. "This is another opportunity for Crosslines to make a difference in the community."
The toy drive is [...]]]>Foster: Don't take 'Christ' out of 'Christmas'
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:34:24 +0000Todd G. Higdonhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131217/NEWS/131219050/1003/NEWS The service began at 6 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts and at 6:30 a.m., the event included Christmas hymns, scripture reading and the guest speaker talking about "What Christmas Means to Me?"
"I had my [...]]]>Board hears bond issue timeline
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:31:31 +0000John Fordhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131217/NEWS/131219052/1003/NEWS The group met at 7 p.m. Monday at the administrative center.
The board has been discussing the need for a new junior high at several of its past meetings. Monday, it heard of a tentative bond issue timeline from Superintendent Dan Decker. [...]]]>Mother grateful for program
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:18:23 +0000Todd G. Higdonhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131215/NEWS/131219269/1003/NEWS Jeannette Wormington brought her four children: Edson, 10; Jasmine, 9; Carlos, 7; and Daisy, 6, to the event.
"This is our second time to participate in this event," Jeannette said. "It is a big help, especially times are really tough. I am a first time college-goer and so [...]]]>Volunteers collect food for needy families
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:15:38 +0000Todd G. Higdonhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131215/NEWS/131219270/1003/NEWS The event began at 9 a.m. and included 24 routes. It ended shortly after noon when volunteers brought the food back to the former Mills Park Centre in downtown Neosho.
One of [...]]]>Trustees hear audit report
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:12:08 +0000John Fordhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131215/NEWS/131219274/1003/NEWS Dr. Jim Cummins, vice president of finance at the college, said of the audit’s recommendations, 85 percent have been implemented, with the remainder either not to be implemented or will be put in place at a later date.
The audit reviewed fiscal year [...]]]>Franks to lead effort
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:07:25 +0000John Fordhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131215/NEWS/131219277/1003/NEWS Mike Franks has been named to the post which became vacant on the death of long-time director Gib Garrow. Ray Stipp, chairman of the economic development committee, made the announcement Thursday during the group’s quarterly meeting, held at the community room of New-Mac Electric Cooperative. The meeting was the group’s first since Garrow died in early November. Event to celebrate life of noted scientist
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:44:01 +0000Kay HIvelyhttp://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20131213/NEWS/131219471/1003/NEWS This year's celebration will be a dinner at Crowder College on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Dr. Carver's story will be commemorated by two guest speakers: Dr. Eulanda A. Sanders and Paxton Williams.
Sanders is the Donna R. Danielson Endowed Professor of Textiles and [...]]]>