June 19--Carthage bail business invited to trade group
Carthage residents Larry and Sharon Newman, owners of AAA Way Bail Bonds, have been invited to the California-based industry association, ExpertBail Network, the company has announced.
ExpertBail requires members to operate by a code of ethics and to maintain community involvement by way of charitable donations to local nonprofit groups and other cause-based programs.
AAA Way Bail Bonds has operated in Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas for the past eight years.
Tractor Supply plans grand opening in Pittsburg
To celebrate the company's recent opening in Pittsburg, Kansas, Tractor Supply Co. will hold a four-day grand opening event beginning June 22.
The event will also include the opportunity to adopt animals from the SEK Humane Society on June 24. That day will also feature a petting zoo, and Tractor Supply will be demonstrating various farm equipment and giving away gift cards.
Darlington to hold job fair
Darlington Manufacturing, formerly HS Baking, will hold a job fair for third-shift positions this week. The company, which acquired the former Annie's bakery at 1401 Junge Blvd. in late 2016, began production earlier this year.
Third-shift positions are available in production, maintenance, quality control and material handling departments. The job fair will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday. Details: [email protected]
People in business
Trevor Duncan has been promoted to the rank of captain at the Joplin Police Department. The promotion took effect June 15. Duncan will oversee the Professional Standards Bureau.
His duties will include department public information officer, records, CALEA manager, training and crime analysis.
Duncan was hired by JPD in 2006 and has held positions as a patrol officer, detective, patrol corporal, patrol sergeant, internal affairs sergeant and most recently as detective sergeant. Duncan is a graduate of Carthage High School and has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Central Methodist University and most recently graduated from the Missouri Police Chiefs' Command College.
--Julie Brixey, the director of student support services at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, recently was elected as a representative of the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs to the Oklahoma Division of Student Assistance Board.
Brixey will serve as chair of the board's scholarship committee. She also will serve on the Southwest group's boards as a member of the corporate development, student leadership and scholarship committees. She will serve a two-year term.
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