“Eggs & Issues” Legislative Forum Brunch – Friday, May 24th at 10:15 a.m. at the Wright Conference Center at Crowder College. Cost is $8.00. Don’t miss this opportunity for questions and answers with your State Elected Officials! RSVP by Wednesday, May 22nd!
Teachers of the Year
Congratulations to Tye Zola for being named this year’s Private School Teacher of the Year. Mr. Zola is a Math Teacher at Neosho Christian School. Congratulations to Yvonne McClintock, Beth Hunt, Sherry Hoover and Cindy Aldrich for being named this year’s Neosho R-5 School District Teachers of the Year. Ms. McClintock is a Special Education Teacher at Benton Elementary, Ms. Hunt is a 5th Grade Math & Science Teacher at Neosho Middle School, Ms. Hoover is an 8th Grade English Teacher at Neosho Jr. High School and Mrs. Aldrich is a Social Studies Teacher and A+ Coordinator at Neosho High School. Congratulations to Katie Strohl for being named this year’s Crowder College Teacher of the Year. We would like to thank our teachers for the outstanding jobs they do for our future leaders.
“Meet and Greet Reception”
You are invited to a “Meet and Greet Reception” to welcome Neosho R-5 School District Superintendent Dan Decker to Neosho on Monday, May 20th from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Neosho R-5 Administrative Center located at 418 Fairground Rd.
Cinema in the Park
Sponsors are needed for “Cinema’s in the Park”! We would like to host one cinema in June, July and August! Sponsor selects movie, date and can host concession stand! Sponsorship ranges from $250 – $350 (depending on the movie). If your business is interested in being a sponsor, please contact our Chamber Office.
Goodie Bag Items Request
The Neosho-Newton County Library needs goodie bag items (pens, notepads, or any other promotional items) to be placed in gift bags for the Missouri Public Library Directors Meeting that will be held in June. They are planning on about 70 people. Please take your items to the Library by the end of May. For more information, contact Ginny Ray at 451-4231.
First Friday Coffee
Community Bank & Trust will host June’s First Friday Coffee on June 7th from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. at their Southtown Branch at 3105 Lusk Dr. Take this opportunity to meet and visit with fellow Chamber members. Mark your calendars!
Neosho’s Music Fest
Neosho’s Music Fest will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Bob Anderson Stadium at the Neosho High School. There will be food, vendors, and live music. Free admission! All proceeds go to the American Heart Association. Donations are needed for raffles and games – please contact Kevin Foote at Walgreens at 451-1535. Please like their Facebook page – “Neosho Music Fest”!
Board of Directors Nominations
Nomination indication forms for the Board of Directors will be mailed to all qualified members the first week of June. Anyone interested in running for the Board must return the form along with their signed “Commitment to Serve” by Friday, June 28th. An election ballot will be sent out to the entire membership in Mid-July. The new Board of Directors will serve the Chamber from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016. The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m.
Bottled Water for Board Room Meetings
We are getting more groups that are utilizing our Board Room for meetings and we are in need of bottled water! If you have labeled bottled water, please bring it to our Chamber Office. This is a great way to promote your business at these meetings!
American Cancer Society Fundraiser
Branson’s very own Buckets N Boards will be at McDonald County High School on Friday, May 24th at 7 p.m. This is a great evening of entertainment for the whole family. Tickets are $5.00 along with one canned good per person at the door. Come and laugh the evening away as the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Sorry to have taken so long to reply.
Project Soul, Live in Concert
Project Soul, Live in Concert will be held on Saturday, May 25th at 9:00 a.m. at Kitchen Pass at 1212 S. Main St. – Joplin. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. $5.00 cover. All proceeds go to help animal rescue efforts of Faithful Friends Animal Advocates.
Your Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce Office will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
1st Annual Neosho Basketball Alumni Golf Outing
The 1st Annual Neosho Basketball Alumni Golf Outing will be Friday, May 31st at the Neosho Golf Course. Check in at 7:00 a.m., play at 8:00 a.m. Lunch to be served afterwards. $140 per team. For more information, contact Jeff Werneke at 592-8874, Tim Mitchell at 389-1899 or Coach Jason Horn at 322-5444.
The City of Neosho will host their Celebrate Neosho will be held on Saturday, June 29th. There will be a Kids Fishing Derby at 9:00 a.m. at Morse Park, Old Time Picnic at Morse Park from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (games and contests, firehose sprinkler, bring your own lunch), Battle of the Bands at 5:00 p.m. at the Neosho Airport, Food and Craft Vendors at 5:00 p.m., Aerobatic Show by Kyle Franklin in his ‘Dracula’ Biplane at twilight and the Fireworks Show at dark at the Neosho Airport. If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact the City of Neosho.
Ice Cream Social
The Newton County Historical Society will host an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, June 15th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Newton County Historical Park.