This week's good neighbor is Joe Humphrey, a native of Neosho. Joe has lived in Neosho all his life and he is a 1987 graduate of Neosho High School.
While in high school, Joe participated in all the popular sports, but his real athletic ability is in bowling.
Joe is very proud of his three perfect games, as well as his 700 and 800 series. He says he is still working on a perfect 900 series. The 900 is the ultimate goal of many bowlers.
This spring he bowled in the Bright Futures Tournament and his team took first place. He was proud of that and proud of being able to help children.
After high school, Joe started to Crowder College but eventually went to work. His first job out of college was with Kraft General Foods which was on Coler Street. The company has changed hands over the years and is now known as Rembrandt Foods. But, although the company changed its name, Joe is still there. Currently he is a department manager. In his work, he helps the company break 1 million pounds of eggs every month.
Besides bowling, Joe likes to work around the house that he shares with his wife, Julie, and his seven-year-old son, Aaron. He likes to spend time working on the family's outdoor pond. The pond has both plants and fish and requires attention that he and Aaron give it.
Joe and Julie are active in the Methodist church. They work together to conduct the Children's Church each Sunday influencing the lives of children.
Another of Joe's talents is electronics. In high school he got interested in electronics and continued with them at Crowder College. He added to his knowledge through books at the library. Now this mostly self-taught electronics whiz takes parts of several computers and puts them together to make a new one.
A proud, and talented, Neosho native — Joe Humphrey.