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Bright Futures USA to recognize community champions

Bright Futures USA (BF USA), a national nonprofit dedicated to inspiring community partnerships that open a way for all children to learn, lead and serve, will recognize several individuals, groups and communities during its Evening of Champions at the 4rd annual Community Engagement Conference March 1-3 at John Brown University in Siloam Springs. Finalists in each category are listed below. BFUSA Human and Public Service Partner of the Year Award Finalists Every community has human…

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Iola Police Department Receives Second Platinum Award

The Iola Police Department, represented by Chief Jared Warner, was awarded a 2nd AAA Community Traffic Safety Award by Jennifer Haugh, AAA Kansas during the City Council meeting on Monday, February 27. This award is the second platinum level award for the department. This is also marks the 5th consecutive year they qualified for the AAA Award, the first three at the gold level. (photo attached) They were recognized for their continued success & involvement with the SAFE…

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Public invited to get tree planting tips at MDC workshops

Trees are planted for many reasons, including aesthetics, wildlife habitat, shade, energy conservation, erosion reduction, and in remembrance of an event or person. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds landowners that when adding trees, planning should come before planting. To help people learn about planning and planting processes, MDC will hold three free tree selection and planting workshops in southwest Missouri in March. MDC Community Forester Jon Skinner will d…