He says it’s been about the relationships.
Joplin will continue to negotiate to bring a professional baseball team to Joe Becker Stadium as the result of City Council action Monday night. The council voted 7-1-1 to authorize a memorandum of understanding to continue to work with WLD Suarez Baseball LLC toward bringing the El Paso Diablos independent team to Joplin.
After looking at 19 requests for funding on Monday, the board of the Joplin Tornado First Response Fund decided to deny some of the requests and seek additional information from some of the applicants. The group indicated support for requests from a handful of applicants who want assistance with the moving and setting up of FEMA storm shelters. The board estimated the cost of doing that at $9,000 to $10,000 per shelter.
The Joplin Board of Education will review its annual audit of the school district at its monthly meeting tonight. The audit for the 2012-13 academic year, conducted by the Joplin accounting firm Mense, Churchwell and Mense, will also be presented in greater detail during a work session preceding the meeting, Superintendent C.J. Huff said.
Students at East Middle School said they are counting the days until they can move out of the renovated warehouse where they currently attend classes to their new school on East 20th Street. “I am so glad that we’re not in a warehouse anymore,” eighth-grader Cydney Vickers said. Of the new school, she said: “I’m really excited, actually.”
Information was scarce as police continued on Wednesday to investigate what they now confirm was the murder of a Carthage man.
After about two years of planning and negotiations with the railroad, bids were open on Tuesday on a project to fix a tricky railroad crossing north of Jasper on Main Street.
Moving Day is here for the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office as officers and movers bring it back into the Carthage city limits for the first time in almost six years.