Area Business and Industry leaders gathered Thursday at the Neosho Municipal Golf Course for the annual Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament. A total of 29 teams competed in 3 flights. The overall first place winners were David Clark and Matt Duffy both of Twin Rivers Foods, followed closely by the Jarden Consumer Solutions team comprised of Gary Moon and Chris Walker at. First Flight place winners were James Craig and Evan Griffith in 1st, then David Clark and Matt Duffy in 2nd, and Jim Cummins and Blake Bard taking 3rd. Second Flight winners were Terry Thomas and Adam Telford for 1st, with Jim Jackson and Ken Mayer in 2nd, and Trey Kissell and Chris Goodfeller in 3rd. The Third Flight was won by Rick Bishop and Bret Robb in 1st and Derek Edwards and Randy Evans in 2nd with Fred Gardner and Jeff Glasgow in 3rd. The winners of the Hole Prizes were as follows; Gary Moon with Longest Drive, Jim Cummins closest to the pin on hole 2, Gary Moon closest to pin on hole 4, closest to the line on hole 6 was Mark Hendricks, Brad Taylor was closest to pin on hole 8, James Craig closest to the pin on hole 13 and finally closest to the pin on hole 16 was Allen Keeling. Dinner was served by Family Market before tee off, the Chamber of Commerce expressed their thanks to Arvest Bank, Boulevard Bank, Community Bank & Trust, Hometown Bank, Southwest Missouri Bank, U.S. Bank, City of Neosho, Neosho Land Development Inc., Newton County Economic Development Commission, and Neosho Area Business & Industrial Foundation for sponsoring the dinner.
-R. Genevieve Williams