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CoxHealth named a ‘Best Place to Work’ by Modern Healthcare

CoxHealth is pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, it has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

“CoxHealth's 12,500-plus employees are crucial to our mission, and we are honored to be recognized for our work in creating a culture that supports and appreciates our staff,” says Andy Hedgpeth, vice president of Human Resources at CoxHealth. “We join our teams in celebrating this award. Even more than awards, though, we take pride in the employees who support our organization and our patients by dedicating themselves to our mission through years-long careers here at CoxHealth.”

The Best Places to Work awards program was created to recognize companies that continuously strive to improve their work environment and increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through innovative changes in the workplace. It identifies and recognizes outstanding employers in the health care industry nationwide. Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey.

“I am enormously grateful for our staff who have served their community with courage and grace in the face of this pandemic,” says Steve Edwards, president and CEO of CoxHealth. “I believe the credit for this recognition rests squarely on the shoulders of our frontline leaders. They have worked to exhaustion and with unyielding resolve to support and protect our staff, as our staff has done the same for our community.”

CoxHealth will learn its 2022 ranking during Modern Healthcare’s awards gala on Sept. 29, 2022, in Nashville. The ranked list of winning companies will be published in a special supplement to the Oct. 3, 2022, issue of Modern Healthcare.

CoxHealth is currently hiring for jobs across the health system. For more information, and to see current openings, click here.

Barton County Library Summer Reading
May 31st-July 29th
Reading Challenges for all ages Birth-Adult
Special Events each Wednesday@ Lamar Branch @ 10:00 AM
Call the library for more information
417-682-5355

Local Organizations Celebrate 20 Years of
Community Support in the Wolf Building
June 6th 4pm to 7:30pm

You’re invited! AOK, MU Extension, and Community Betterment are celebrating 20 years in the Wolf Building; come celebrate with us!

On June 6th from 4:00 to 7:30 PM at 801 E 12th St., you will find food trucks, bounce houses, games, and an appreciation of community collaboration. Bring your lawn chairs and join us in celebrating this milestone in our organizations.

AOK was established in 1999 as a grassroots effort to provide summer childcare and eventually morphed into a non-profit dedicated to year-round out-of-school youth development for youth K-12. Services go beyond babysitting, adding components to empower youth to make healthy decisions every day.

MU Extension brings education, research, and resources of the University of Missouri to Barton County’s front door. The county office houses faculty and staff that can provide information about agriculture, youth development, and food and nutrition.
Lamar Community Betterment provides a network for progressive communities that is designed to facilitate, promote and showcase meaningful community efforts and serves as a conduit to technical assistance, funding sources and partnerships.

All three of these organizations are thankful for such a strong, supportive community that enables this partnership of community services to flourish. We’d love to celebrate with you!

Barton County Eagles
468 E. US Highway #160


Chad Johnson, Photography on White
1304 Gulf Street
Lamar, MO 64759


Chris Forsythe Agency, LLC
1504 N Broadway
Pittsburg , KS 66762
(620) 231-6460


Citizens for Sara Walsh
Healing Hands Massage
113 W 12th
Lamar, MO 64759
(218) 298-0573


New Season Holdings
1011 Gulf Street, Suite A
Lamar, MO 64759
510-760-9915


Parks Towing & Recovery, LLC
390 E Us Highway 160
Lamar, MO 64759


The Belt Cocktail Company, LLC
1304 Gulf Street
Lamar, MO 64759
417-838-8742



As a supporter of Lafayette House, I'd like to inform you of a change that has been made to House Bill 430 which will increase the amount of tax credit you can receive from a donation to Lafayette House.


Beginning July 1, 2022, the amount of domestic violence tax credit you can receive will increase from 50% to 70% of the donation amount. With that being said, the amount a taxpayer can claim per taxable year will not change. The amount you will be able to claim shall not exceed the amount of your state tax liability and you cannot claim a tax credit in excess of $50,000 per taxable year.


We are thrilled to hear of this adjustment being made for all donations over $100 to Lafayette House. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at


We appreciate you!
Kind regards,
Chelsea Conley
Development Director
Lafayette House


Our Contact Information
Lafayette House
1809 Connor Avenue
Joplin, MO 64804
(417) 782-1772

Abilities Awareness July 11
July 11 at the Lockwood baseball field pavilion at 5:00 pm, learn about water safety and successful swim tips for those with disabilities. After that, let’s head to the Lockwood Pool for a pool party-adult supervision required.
Event is free and open to the public. Childcare prior to the pool is available- prior request required. RSVP by July 8 to guarantee your meal and inquire for childcare.
Register online or 417-637-2112

Barton County Chamber 2022 - 2023 Community Guides

Check out our new Community Guide, full of places to visit in Barton County.

2022 Chamber Calendar of Events
Check out the events coming in 2022!!

Economic Security Corporation 2 Positions

Economic Security Corporation

JOB OPENING
Date Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Applications accepted until filled

THE FOLLOWING POSITION IS AVAILABLE:
Job Title: Early Head Start Teacher
Primary Office Location: Lamar Early Head Start
Job Status: Full-time (40hrs/wk)
Minimum Starting Wage: $14.40 - $23.76 Depending on degree
Job No.: T-L04-06
Insurance Benefits: Yes
Employee Referral: Yes

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Early Head Start Teacher plans, organizes, and implements the operational and physical aspects of the Early Head Start classroom; including setting up the classroom and developing lesson plans to implement the educational program. The Early Head Start Teacher works with children, parents, and staff to ensure that education and early childhood development activities are conducted in accordance with federal, state, and local laws as well as program and agency requirements. Ensures compliance with Missouri Child Care Licensing requirements and state law regarding the mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect. Early Head Start centers operate 12 months per year.

RESPONSIBILITIES
A complete list of duties and responsibilities for this position may be viewed at www.escswa.org, Employment, Job Description, EHS, Teacher, or contact Human Resources at (417) 627-2025.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
At a minimum, a Child Development Associate (CDA) or comparable credential and have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development. Must maintain first-aid/CPR certification. Must pass agency background screenings.

TO APPLY, submit application/resume and transcript to:
Economic Security Corporation
Attn: Human Resources
302 S. Joplin Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
or email to careers@escswa.org
Applications available online at www.escswa.org
EOE

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JOB OPENING
Date Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Applications accepted until filled

THE FOLLOWING POSITION IS AVAILABLE:
Job Title: Early Head Start Teacher Aide
Primary Office Location: Lamar Early Head Start
Job Status: Full-time (40hrs/wk)

Minimum Starting Wage: $12.00
Job No.: TA-L04-06
Insurance Benefits: Yes
Employee Referral: Yes

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Early Head Start Teacher Aide helps plan, organize, and implement the operational and physical aspects of an Early Head Start classroom, including setting up the classroom and developing lesson plans to implement the educational program. Ensures compliance with Missouri Child Care Licensing requirements and state law regarding the mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect. Early Head Start centers operate 12 months per year.

RESPONSIBILITIES
A complete list of duties and responsibilities for this position may be viewed at www.escswa.org, Employment, Job Description, EHS, Teacher Aide, or contact Human Resources at (417) 627-2025.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
1-3 months related experience; must have a driver’s license, reliable transportation, and meet Missouri automobile liability minimum requirements. Must pass agency background screenings.

TO APPLY, submit application/resume and transcript to:
Economic Security Corporation
Attn: Human Resources
302 S. Joplin Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
or email to careers@escswa.org
Applications available online at www.escswa.org
EOE

Lamar McDonalds
LUMC Day Care
Vibe Style and Beauty, LLC
Compton Custom Services ~ Multiple Positions
Lamar R-1 School District
Sprouls Construction, Inc.
Speciality Risk Insurance
Little Elves Emergency Water Removal
Super 8 Motel
Clements Plumbing Heating & AC
Shady's Tint & Detail

May 26th

Picnic in the Park Season!!

11am to 8pm - in the Lamar City Park

In Remembrance

daniel funeral home lamar mo

1201 Broadway St. |  Lamar, MO 64759 | (417)-682-5518
www.dfhlamar.com

konantz warden funeral home lamar mo

1301 Gulf St. | Lamar, Mo. 64759 | Phone: (417) 682-3344
 www.konantzwarden.com

Now Showing

Plaza Theater Lamar Missouri Download Square

The Plaza Theater
On The Lamar Downtown Square

Please support your Plaza!

Dr. Strange & The Multiverse of Madness

May 20-22
Friday & Saturday
6:00pm

Sunday 2:30

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Top Gun Maverick Starts May 27th
May 26
Advanced Screening ~ Thursday
6:00pm

 

 

barco drive in - Lamar Missouri

Barco Drive-In
East Highway 160

Friday & Saturday
May 20 & 21: Dr. Strange In The Multiverse of Madness (PG13)!

Second feature is Uncharted (PG13)!

The box office and snack bar open at 7:45 & the show starts at 8:45! Admission Adults $8.00 & children 3-11 $4.00
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Top Gun Maverick Starts May 27th

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