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Neosho Falls, Kansas Vacation Rentals


Neosho Falls, Kansas offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Neosho Falls, KS, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

Cougars edge UC Riverside


Kornoely defeated Richard Black of Neosho County CC 3-1 in overtime to claim the 285 crown ...
Sam Runkle and Shayna Allert of Post Falls, Katlyn Summers of Priest River, Elani Williams of Sandpoint, and alternates Savannah Woods of Bonners Ferry and ...

Thunder falls to Blazers despite Westbrook's triple-double


Neosho, Reno, Rice, Russell, Saline, Sedgwick, Sumner, Wilson, Woodson Winter Weather Advisory issued February 27 at 2:39PM CST expiring March 1 at 12:00PM CST in effect for: Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford Winter Weather Advisory issued February 28 at 9:40AM ...

Rosalee Clark


Rosalee Clark, 91, Neosho, died Feb. 25, 2015 ...
two sisters, Nova Jean Hailey, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Barbara Shearhart, Kansas City, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by ...

Jail food service worker arrested


According to Neosho County Undersheriff Greg Taylor ...
The company is based in Sious Falls, South Dakota.

Basketball games moved due to freezing rain in forecast


A winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service issued Friday reads, in part, “any freezing drizzle or freezing rain that falls will quickly form a ...
5:30 p.m. Friday Willard at Neosho will take place as scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday ...

Neosho falls in final seconds to Highland


Highland Community College’s Marquis Yates hit a three-pointer with :02 to play to hand Neosho County Community College its second straight loss 84-82 Saturday night at the NCCC gym. On the ensuing inbounds play, Neosho threw the ball away, giving ...

Bill Muns


to Dale William and Helen Louise Willett Muns. He graduated from Neosho Falls High School in Kansas in 1951 and served from 1951 to 1955 in the U.S. Air Force. Three years of that time was spent at Rhein Main Air Force base near Frankfort, Germany.

A river runs through it


But we get a vague feel for the place, past and present. A recent day trip took us to Woodson County and to Neosho Falls (Pop. 175). We entered Neosho Falls via a county road. No highways pass through town. An enormous structure grabbed our attention.

Ruby Etta Emery


Ruby Etta Emery, 95, of Nevada, Mo., the daughter of Myron Willis and Grace Jesse (Heslop) Boughton, was born June 23, 1919, in Neosho Falls, Kan., and passed from this life on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, in Joplin. Ruby graduated from ...

Winter Weather Advisory – Update


From the Ad Astra Per Aspera Broadcasting Storm Center… WWUS43 KICT 281631 WSWICT URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS 1031 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015 KSZ032-033-047>0&helli p;

Winter Weather Advisory – Update


From the Ad Astra Per Aspera Broadcasting Storm Center… WWUS43 KICT 281631 WSWICT URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS 1031 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015 KSZ032-033-047>0&helli p;

NJCAA National Tournament Preview


When: February 27-28 Where: Iowa State Fair Grounds, Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center, 3000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317 Schedule: Tickets: Follow: Trackwrestling The ICCAC has a …

Yeargan, Lance advance to state wrestling finals


Two of the Central Ozark Conference’s top wrestlers have the opportunity to become state champions. Hunter Yeargan of Willard (195 pounds) and Christian Lance of Nixa (220 pounds) grappled their way …

Area wrestlers advance to state quarterfinals


If the first of three days on the mats in Columbia offers any early indicators, Neosho appears poised to win its fifth state wrestling championship in a six-year period. The opening round of the stat…

Snow expected for Joplin area this afternoon


(From the National Weather Service) .MINOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED THIS EVENING...
.A QUICK MOVING UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL APPROACH EXTREME SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND THE MISSOURI OZARKS. LIGHT …




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR NEOSHO FALL

Two years of community college free for responsible students in NEOSHO FALLS

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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In NEOSHO FALLS: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.

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Avoiding job scams in NEOSHO FALLS

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

Signs of a Job Scam

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

You need to pay to get the job

They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov. Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

Job Placement Services

Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

Before you enlist a company’s help:

Check with the hiring company

If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

Get details — in writing

What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

Check for complaints

Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

Where to Look for Jobs

You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:

CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov.

State and county offices

Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

College career service offices

Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

Your library

Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

Report a Job Scam

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.

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