The Neosho National Fish Hatchery and manager David Hendrix were featured on the cover of February's issue of "Fish Farming News." This publication is an Aquaculture National Newspaper printed in Deer Isle, Maine. The writer, Bob Robinson, director of sales and marketing at Kasco Marine Inc., happened to stop by the hatchery during a visit to area relatives. He was so impressed that he devoted 19 photos as well as the front cover of the magazine to the hatchery and Hendrix. Robinson stated, "Here's what I will absolutely take with me from this visit: David has a smile a mile long. He truly enjoys what he does. In fact, every employee at Neosho NFH was friendly and seemed to enjoy what he or she was doing. Plus they had volunteers from the community also willing to help on-site." How blessed we are at the hatchery.
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Hatchery staff and "Friends" group have been working diligently to prepare for the annual Veterans Fishing Derby scheduled for Saturday, March 9. Landscaping the grounds, separating fish, gathering supplies, preparing poles and bait, getting T-shirts and fliers ordered, are all part of the big event. It is estimated some 500 active and retired military will be participating. Get on board and volunteer for this wondrous event by calling 451-0554, ext. 112.
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Bill's Electric replaced all the lights on the top sides of the Visitors Center including the witch's hat and onion dome last week. The solar modification of the sturgeon building is complete and will be inspected and tested this week by regional office engineer Carol Fix. All employees attended special training Wednesday for the new solar equipment introduction and operation.
Crowder College Upward Bound Program met in the Rainbow Room Monday. Long distance visitor of the week was Jacob Unlnut from Chicago, Ill. Local visitor of the week was Mary Balmas of Branson, Mo.
Janice Eaton is the automation clerk at the Neosho National Fish Hatchery.