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Citizens’ newsletter provides info on recovery projects, various programs, and summer activities in Joplin

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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF JOPLIN

City of Joplin residents recently received the April 2014 issue of “The Citizen”, the City’s quarterly newsletter in their mailboxes in the next few days.

This issue includes an overview of summer activities offered through the Parks and Recreation Department, hours for the City’s three aquatic centers, and pool season pass information. Other recreational information includes events scheduled at Schifferdecker Golf Course and the schedule of the Joplin Demize, the new professional team playing at the Hershewe Soccer Complex located in the Joplin Athletic Complex.

Residents may also be interested in an article discussing the City’s projects utilizing federal funds for recovery assistance, as well as the processes involved within this area. A second article related to recovery highlights the donations of nearly $1 million to the Joplin Tornado First Response Fund and the agencies that received grants from the fund for programs and services to help our citizens following the 2011 disaster. In addition, citizens still needing lead testing and/or remediation or their gifted three trees can learn how to access these opportunities in this issue.

Joplin Police Department has a new crime reporting tool, COPLOGIC, and the Citizen provides more information on this system. In an article related to former Police Chief Lane Roberts’ retirement, the new Police Chief, Jason Burns, was mistakenly referred to as Jason Roberts. It should have read Jason Burns.

A brief bio of each of the recently elected Council members also appears in this issue.

This newsletter is the second edition of the 2014 quarterly publication, with the next issue to be published in July. The newsletter is mailed to every household in the City of Joplin, as well as posted on the City’s website at www.joplinmo.org/pdf/citizen.pdf.

For more information or to submit ideas for upcoming articles, contact Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer, at 624-0820, ext. 204.

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