Mark Your Calendars!
Special Events Committee Meeting – Wednesday, January 30th at 9:30 a.m. at our Chamber Office.
First Friday Coffee / Grand Opening Celebration – Friday, February 1st from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. at ACCESS Family Care Medical Facility at 412 E. McKinney. Come welcome them at their new facility!
Free Pancake Breakfast
A free Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, January 27th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Lampo Building.
Business & Industry Review
The 21st Annual Business & Industry Review is scheduled for March 15th & 16th at the Neosho High School Cafeteria. If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Shana at our Chamber Office.
Encore Publishing will publish our 2013 City-County Map. This is the only map we distribute at our office, plus we send out to business prospects and also include it in our relocation packets. Ad sales began January 22nd. Maps will be delivered in April. If you are interested in advertising, please contact DeDe at 850-4670 or Tammie at 629-7935.
Job Fest 2013
The Workforce Investment Board will host Job Fest 2013 on Tuesday, January 29th from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Joplin. For more information, visit www.workforcezone.com/jobfest.
Sweet Arts Gala
The Neosho Arts Council will host their Sweet Arts Gala Dinner, Dance & Auction on Saturday, February 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at The Civic. Tickets are $50 per person. Tables of eight are $400. Make checks payable to Neosho Arts Council, PO Box 605, Neosho. For more information, call 451-2885. Tickets are available at Mills Park Centre and our Chamber Office.
12th Annual Christopher Foundation Gospel Celebration
The 12th Annual Christopher Foundation Gospel Celebration will be held on Saturday, February 2nd at the Neosho First Baptist Church at 12325 Hwy. 86. The event will include a chili/hot dog supper, silent auction beginning at 5:00 p.m. and gospel singing at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Cathy at 451-1434.
2013 Neosho Freeman Family YMCA Strong Kids Campaign Kick-Off Luncheon
The Neosho Freeman Family YMCA, a branch of the Tri-State Family YMCA, cordially invites you and a guest to attend its luncheon to benefit the 2013 Strong Kids Campaign on Tuesday, February 26th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at The Civic. Please RSVP by Monday, February 11th to Johanna Rowe at 455-9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mudd Puddles will host a special Valentine’s Dinner on Thursday, February 14th from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at 127 E. Main St. RSVP to (417) 454-4752.
Neosho R5 Schools Preschool and Kindergarten Screenings
Neosho R5 Schools Preschool and Kindergarten Screenings will be offered March through April 2013 at the PAT office at 201 N. Wood St. Eligibility requirements: Preschool – child must be four years old before August 1st, 2013; Kindergarten – child must be five years old before August 1st, 2013. Schedule your appointment by calling 451-8632 beginning February 1st.
Pet Fair 2013
The City of Neosho will host their Annual Pet Fair on Saturday, March 2nd from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Lampo Community Center. They will have information on local pet services as well as tag and vaccinate our pets. Dr. Kent Findley will be offering discounted vaccinations, Faithful Friends Animal Advocates will be holding pet adoptions, and they will be tagging our four legged friends. For more information, call 451-8050.
Petfinder Shelter Challenge
Faithful Friends Animal Advocates encourages you to vote for them in the Petfinder Shelter Challenge that now through April 28th! Vote for them daily at http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/home.faces
Neosho Sprint Triathlon
Neosho Sprint Triathlon to benefit Faithful Friends Animal Advocates, sponsored by Freeman Health System and Prime Care Family Medicine, Dr. Craig Pendergrass will be held on Saturday, March 30th at 8:00 a.m. Swim 300 yards, Bike 13.5 miles, Run 3.1 miles. For registration, go to https://www.earlysignup.com/neosho. If you would like to volunteer, sponsor or have additional questions, please email email@example.com.
Missouri’s Largest Garage Sale
Neosho’s City-Wide Garage Sale is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 5th & 6th. This will be our 25th Anniversary! This annual event draws large crowds of bargain hunters to Neosho, so whether you’re buying or selling, mark your calendars and be ready for a busy day!
Neosho R-5 School District Character Education Program
The February Character Word for the Neosho R-5 School District Character Word on the Month is: “Honesty” – being the kind of person in whom other people can have confidence. Please incorporate this in your business and place it on your marquee. Let’s show our Wildcat support!!
Safe Kids Day
The Newton County Health Department & the Alliance of Southwest Missouri will hold the annual “Safe Kids Day” event on Friday, May 3rd from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on the Health Department parking lot at 812 W. Harmony. Parents will be able to get their children’s fingerprints & a photo id. There will be safety demonstrations, kid’s games, activities and lots of prizes & freebies. A $1.00 donation is requested for the photo id but there is no charge for most of the activities. Any business or organization that would like to participate may call the Newton County Health Department at 451-3743.