Paschal to host hiring event in Carthage

CARTHAGE, Mo. – Paschal Air, Plumbing and Electric is looking to fill several careers.

On Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, they’re hosting a hiring event for their install department. You can attend the event at the Carthage location at 2305 Missouri Avenue.

The hiring event will run from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

What are they looking for?  Paschal is inviting experienced HVAC installers, plumbers and electricians to come to apply. They’re also introducing an apprentice training program to the market.

The company has a 4 day work week for technicians and installers.

You can learn more and apply here.



U.S. Roger Marshall in Pittsburg for town hall (Jan. 25)

PITTSBURG, Kan. – U.S. Roger Marshall will be in Pittsburg this evening, Jan. 25, 2022, for a town hall.

You can attend the town hall at the Frisco Event Center at 5:30 pm. The Senator plans to discuss federal legislative issues. He’ll also be taking questions.

“I look forward to the opportunity to speak with Kansans and learn more about the issues and concerns impacting their lives,” said Senator Marshall. “I value the opportunity to hear directly from folks in Crawford County so that I can take their stories and concerns with me when I return to Washington D.C.”


Texas Hold-Em tournament hosted underwater

JOPLIN, Mo. – Calypso Scuba in Joplin, Missouri held an underwater Texas Hold-Em tournament today.

The event cost $20 per participant and the proceeds went to the Joplin Area Firefighters’ charitable causes.

As a result, the top four competitors won prizes according to their placement.

Following the poker game, Calypso hosted a chili contest, awarding more prizes to the top four participants.





Carthage recognizes lifesaving work from employees

CARTHAGE, Mo. – The Carthage City Council recognized the outstanding lifesaving work of several of its employees tonight.

On November 26, 2021, Deputy Corbett had a heart attack while on duty.

Chief Deputy Walrod, Sgt Mark Neidert and Garrett Metscher will be celebrated for their efforts in saving his life.

The city will also recognize the efforts of telecommunications from JASCO, firefighters from Carthage, Mercy McCune-Brooks EMTs and officers from the Carthage Police Department. All greatly contributed to saving Corbett’s life that day.


Joplin Parks and Rec. hosts Holiday-Themed Lego Camp

JOPLIN, Mo. — Building Legos can be a great way for kids to think creatively and have fun.

So, the Joplin History and Mineral Museum is hosting a Holiday-Themed Lego Camp.

Campers spend a few hours a day playing Lego holiday games, competing in holiday themed events, and making Lego inspired snacks.


Diskey the Wonder Dog performs at the Joplin YMCA

JOPLIN, Mo. — Kids at the Joplin YMCA got a real treat, Diskey the Wonder Dog.

Diskey and her handler, Russ Rosencrans, have been touring the area performing frisbee tricks and wowing crowds for years.

They’ve even auditioned for America’s Got Talent.


Community dinners for Christmas 2021

Once again, volunteers and organizations are providing free, community meals to fellow 4-Staters this holiday season. Below are a few for 2021. If your organization has a Christmas dinner you would like to add to this list, please email sstrader@koamnewsnow.com.


  • First United Methodist Church – 1600 N. Central Avenue
    •  Linn Thorton Memorial Christmas Lunch – Wednesday, December 25 from  11:00 am to 2:00 pm (or until they run out)
    • There is no transportation service for this meal, and if you need a boxed meal delivered to you in Monett or Pierce City, please call before 11:00 a.m. on December 25th: 417.489.2614. If your call is not answered, please leave a message with your name and phone number.
    • Financial Donations to fund the dinner are begin accepted at the Monett branch of Freedom Bank.


  • Carl Junction Community Center – 303 N. Main Street
    • Please join The Asbell Foundation from 11 am to 1 pm on December 25th for a Free Community Christmas Dinner at the Carl Junction Community Center
      • Can’t attend? Deliveries can be made and pick-up orders are available upon request.
      • Interested in making a donation or volunteering? Please call Becka at 417-649-1269 or message the Asbell Foundation.


  • The Civic – 109 W. Main
    • KNEO Radio is hosting the Community Christmas Dinner at The Civic on Christmas day, December 25, from 11 am to 2 pm
    • Everyone is welcome!

Your Toybox donations are being distributed

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Your Toybox Donations are now in the hands of Santa’s helpers at the Pittsburg Salvation Army, among many other places around the four-state area.

Staff from the Pittsburg School District and the Pittsburg Area Young Professionals helped receive the donations.


Statewide virtual job fair to be held December 8-9

TOPEKA, Kan. – KANSASWORKS will hold a statewide virtual job fair December 8-9, starting at 8 A.M through 9 P.M.

The event encourages virtual interaction between individuals and businesses. Candidates will be able to upload their resume to their Virtual Job Fair account. Participants may also engage in interviews on a mobile device, laptop, or tablet.

Those taking part in this Virtual Job Fair must register, regardless of previous participation. Job seekers can find open positions listed on the registration page. Organizers encourage participants to dress professionally.

According to Lieutenant Governor David Toland, “KANSASWORKS’ continued efforts to connect qualified job seekers with meaningful employment are making a difference across our state.”


  • For more information on KANSASWORKS job availability, visit their website here.
  • You can also use a new feature, the KOAM job finder tool here.
  • Interested in working for KOAM? Click here for openings.

About KANSAS WORKS and its Job Fair

The Kansas Department of Commerce enables KANSAS WORKS to connect with businesses and educational institutions across Kansas to find the right employees.

KANSAS WORKS is free for Kansans to use, and employers and job candidates can receive help online or in person from one of 27 workforce centers in Kansas.