Focus On The Four State – Joplin Schools Hope Voters Pass Bond For Construction Of New Elementary School

Complete edited interview with Dave Weaver of Vote Yes Joplin and Dr. Melinda Moss,  superintendent of Joplin Schools
Radio edited interview with Mr. Weaver and Dr. Moss

It’s Morning Edition on KRPS. Tuesday June 2nd is election day across Missouri, and voting sites will be open across the state at 6:00 a.m. and remain open until 7:00 p.m.. Residents in Joplin will vote on the extension of a bond that would raise 25 million dollars in hopes of building a new elementary school at Dover Hill. And fund the construction of building additions at Kelsey Norman Elementary school. If passed, the bond would not raise taxes but would keep the service debt rate at 91 cents per $100 of assessed property value. According to the school district, Joplin homeowners would maintain paying $170 per year in property taxes for a $100,000 house. 

On Friday afternoon, at Joplin Schools Administration building, I met with Dave Weaver, with Vote Yes Joplin and Dr. Melinda Moss, superintendent of Joplin Schools, to speak about the bond and what’s possible if it passes. I first asked what the bond means for Joplin if it is passed, and how it would help improve Joplin Schools. 

You can find out more about the bond issue at their Facebook page, Vote Yes Joplin or at Joplinschools.org/bond2020

The Crimson and Gold Connection With PSU President Steve Scott

Complete Interview

This is the Crimson and Gold Connection on 89 9 K R P S. Online summer school starts next week here at Pittsburg. Also, summer camps will also be taking place both in-person and online in both June and July. Earlier this month the university announced that they expect to return to-person instruction in the fall of this year but how will students react to returning to campus? 

And what kind of effect will it have on the local economy if they don’t? 

The man working to provide answers to all of these questions is President of Pittsburg State, Dr. Steve Scott and he joins us now. Nice to hear from you President Scott for joining us on KRPS. 

PSU President Dr. Steve Scott

I wanted to start off by first asking about the legislative session that ended in what seems like a haste last Friday morning, it went on for over 24-hours. We know there are going to be negative impacts from the coronavirus on education in Kanas. Do we have any indications of what is going to be mean for PSU? 

With that being said, online summer school does start at Pittsburg State next week, there are also in-person and online summer workshops that kids will be able to take part in. Earlier this month, Pittsburg State made the announcement that in-person classes will resume in the fall. 

Of course, sports are a major part of college life and football season. Does the M I Double A expect all sports to take place in the fall? Or could there be modified schedules?

Focus On The 4-States – Joplin City Council Zone 2 Candidate Jim Scott

Jim speaking about his candidacy in Zone 2 for the JCC

It’s Morning Edition on KRPS. We are four days away from municipal elections taking place across Missouri. Locally, Joplin’s city council elections were scheduled to take place on April 7th, but because of the pandemic, the vote was shifted 60 days to Tuesday, June 2nd. This morning we hear from Jim Scott, who is running in Zone 2 for a 4-year seat. I first asked Jim to introduce himself to voters.

That was  Jim Scott, who is one of three candidates running to fill a four year Zone 2  seat on the Joplin City Council. To learn more about his campaign visit his Facebook page at Jim Scott for Joplin City Council

Joplin city elections will be held on Tuesday June 2, 2020. This link to will take you directly to the cities election page, including voting maps and polling places.

Focus On The 4-States – Joplin City Council Zone 2 Candidate Harvey Hutchinson

Hutchinson speaking about his candidacy in Zone 2

It’s Morning Edition on KRPS. We are six days away from municipal elections taking place across Missouri. Locally, Joplin’s city council election was scheduled to take place on April 7th but because of the pandemic the election was shifted 60 days to Tuesday June 2nd. This morning we hear from Harvey Hutchinson who is running in Zone 2 for a 4-year seat. I first asked Harvey to introduce himself to voters. 

That was Harvey Hutchinson, who is one of three candidates running to fill a four year Zone 2  seat on the Joplin City Council. To learn more about Harvey’s campaign visit his Facebook page at Harvey Hutchinson for Joplin City Council. 

Joplin city elections will be held on Tuesday June 2, 2020. This link to will take you directly to the cities election page, including voting maps and polling places.

Focus On The 4-States – Joplin City Council Zone 2 Candidate Charles ‘Chuck’ Copple

Chuck speaking about his candidacy in Zone 2 for a 4-year seat on the Joplin city council

It’s Morning Edition on KRPS. We are a week away from municipal elections taking place across Missouri. Locally, Joplin’s city council election was scheduled to take place on April 7th but because of the pandemic the election was shifted 60 days to Tuesday June 2nd. Last hour,  we heard from 4-year general seat candidate Shawna Ackerson. Up now is the first of our 3 interviews focusing on Zone 2, a 4-year seat, the candidate, Charles Copple, who also goes by Chuck. Like all candidates, I first asked Chuck to introduce himself to voters. 

That was Chuck Copple, who is one of three candidates running to fill a four year Zone 2seat  seat on the Joplin City Council. To learn more about his campaign visit his Facebook page at Charles Chuck Copple Joplin City Council

Joplin city elections will be held on Tuesday June 2, 2020. This link to will take you directly to the cities election page, including voting maps and polling places.

Focus On The 4-States – Joplin City Council General Seat Candidate Shawna Ackerson

Shawna speaking about her candidacy for a 4-year general seat on the Joplin city council

It’s Morning Edition on KRPS. We are less than two weeks away from municIt’s Morning Edition on KRPS. We are a week away from municipal elections taking place across Missouri. Locally, Joplin’s city council election was scheduled to take place on April 7th but because of the pandemic the election was shifted 60 days to Tuesday June 2nd. Next hour  we’ll turn our attention to a candidate in Zone 2, Charles Coople.  But first Shawna Ackerson who is running for a general, a four-year seat on the Joplin City Council. Like all candidates, I first asked Shawna to introduce herself to voters.

That was Shawna Ackerson, who is one of four candidates running to fill 1 of four-year general seats on the Joplin City Council. To learn more about his campaign visit his Facebook page Shawna Ackerson for Joplin City Council 2020

Joplin city elections will be held on Tuesday June 2, 2020. This link to will take you directly to the cities election page, including voting maps and polling places.

Focus On The 4-States – Joplin City Council Zone 3 Candidate Phil Stinnett

Phil speaking about his candidacy in Zone 3 for the Joplin city council

It’s Morning Edition on KRPS. We are eight days away from municipal elections taking place across Missouri. Locally, Joplin’s city council election was scheduled to take place on April 7th but because of the pandemic the election was shifted to Tuesday June 2nd. This morning we focus on Zone 3 and hear from both candidates. Phil Stinnett is running in Zone 3, a four-year seat on the Joplin City Council. Like all candidates, I first asked Phil to introduce himself to voters. 

To learn more about Phil Stinnett’s campaign and to contact him directly visit his Facebook page by clicking this link.

Joplin city elections will be held on Tuesday June 2, 2020. This link to will take you directly to the cities election page, including voting maps and polling places.

Focus On The 4-States – Joplin City Council Zone 3 Candidate Steve Urie

Steve speaking about his candidacy in Zone 3 for Joplin city council

It’s Morning Edition on KRPS. We are eight days away from municipal elections taking place across Missouri. Locally, Joplin’s city council election was scheduled to take place on April 7th but because of the pandemic the election was shifted to Tuesday June 2nd. This morning we focus on Zone 3 and hear from both candidates. Next hour, Phil Stinnet. But first Steve Urie who is running in Zone 3, a four-year seat on the Joplin City Council. Like all candidates, I first asked Steve to introduce himself to voters. 

That was Steve Urie, who is one of two candidates running to fill a four year seat in Zone 3 on the Joplin City Council. To learn more about his campaign visit his Facebook page Urie for Joplin 2020

Joplin city elections will be held on Tuesday June 2, 2020. This link to will take you directly to the cities election page, including voting maps and polling places.

Focus On The 4-States – Joplin City Council General Seat Candidate Christina Williams

It’s Morning Edition on KRPS. We are less than two weeks away from municipal elections taking place across Missouri. Locally, Joplin’s city council election was scheduled to take place on April 7th but because of the pandemic the election was shifted to Tuesday June 2nd. This morning we hear from Christina Williams who is one of four candidates running to fill one of two general four-year seats on the Joplin City Council. Like all candidates, I first asked Christina to introduce herself to voters. 

That was Christina Williams,  who is one of four candidates running to fill one of two general four-year seats on the Joplin City Council. To learn more about his campaign visit her Facebook page Christina Williams for Joplin

Joplin city elections will be held on Tuesday June 2, 2020. This link to will take you directly to the cities election page, including voting maps and polling places.

Focus On The 4-States – Joplin City Council General Seat Candidate Josh Bard

It’s Morning Edition on KRPS. We are less than two weeks away from municipal elections taking place across Missouri. Locally, Joplin’s city council election was scheduled to take place on April 7th but because of the pandemic the election was shifted to Tuesday June 2nd. This morning we hear from Josh Bard who is one of four candidates running to fill one of two four-year general seats on the Joplin City Council. Like all candidates, I first asked Josh to introduce himself to voters. 

That was Josh Bard,  who is one of four candidates running to fill one of two four-year general seats on the Joplin City Council. To learn more about his campaign visit his Facebook page Bard for City Council.

Joplin city elections will be held on Tuesday June 2, 2020. This link to will take you directly to the cities election page, including voting maps and polling places.