A crowded room was filled with business leaders, chamber members and individuals during Tuesday's 2018 Neosho Eggs & Issues, held at the Wright Conference Room in the Farber Building on Crowder College Neosho campus.

A crowded room was filled with business leaders, chamber members and individuals during Tuesday's 2018 Neosho Eggs & Issues, held at the Wright Conference Room in the Farber Building on Crowder College Neosho campus.
Legislatures from the area including Rep. Bill Reiboldt, Rep. Bill Lant, Sen. Ron Richard and others were on hand for the event. Each of them had the opportunity to speak to the attendees about what is going on in Jefferson City and their time at the capitol - many of them will term out.
"I want to thank them (those in attendance and the voters) for the support over the last eight years," said Reiboldt. "This is my last Eggs & Issues - I made everyone of them, in fact as a candidate, I made before."
The regular session recently ended for the House of Representatives and the Senators for this term.
"We will have veto session coming up in September, but probably not much going on there," Reiboldt said. "The special session which everyone is interested in knowing more about dealing with the Governor (Eric  Greitens). My approach is 'wait and see.' Let's see the facts and then we will proceed. This is - my understanding - the first time that the General Assembly has called itself into session over this matter over with the governor."
Reiboldt said he has enjoyed his time as a representative.
"We got quite a bit of with all of the distractions that has been reported, we really got quite of a bit of legislating done," he said. "We have had a good year, one of the key things this year is the House and Senate worked much better together this year than in years past. That is a good thing. There is going to be a big turnover, a lot of people will be terming out both in the House and the Senate, we came in eight years ago, we had the largest class in the history of Missouri. We have done a lot of good things. We have accomplished a lot of good things over the years. I am proud of what we have done."
Richard also applauded his time in politics.
"In the 16 years that I have in the capitol representing you all, I have always tried to represent you with the same of all of the members that we have had since 2002, they have all done a great job," Richard said. "My goal was economic development, job creations, job training, we tried to make Crowder College more relevant, MSSU more relevant. I think that we have done that... I am so proud of the House and the Senate coming together."