MoDOT seeking service-oriented employees before winter

Full- and part-time positions available across the state

You can make a difference in the lives of all who travel Missouri roads. The Missouri Department of Transportation has full-time maintenance positions and seasonal emergency maintenance equipment operator positions open across the state.
 “Missouri travelers depend on us to treat and plow the roads through the winter storms. We’re looking for individuals who are interested in joining our team to help Missouri this winter season and beyond,” said MoDOT’s Maintenance Director Natalie Roark. “If you are looking for a rewarding job that gives back to your community, there’s no better time to apply than right now.”
Applicants need to be at least 18 years old, successfully complete a criminal background check (a misdemeanor or felony conviction is not an automatic restriction to employment), and have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). A passing grade on the written portion of the CDL exam is required prior to hire date. Must pass the driving portion of the CDL exam with tanker endorsement, no air brake restrictions (Class B).
If you don’t already have a CDL, MoDOT will provide training to help you obtain one. Full-time maintenance employees receive training and a long list of benefits, including paid leave; medical, vision and dental insurance; a retirement plan; and a culturally diverse workplace that is dedicated to safety and personal development. Full-time employment with MoDOT provides opportunities for advancement and a long-term career.
Seasonal help is also needed. Individuals can apply for an emergency maintenance equipment operator position. These are seasonal crew members who help out when inclement weather hits.
“If your normal job doesn’t include full time work in the winter months, consider being an emergency operator for MoDOT to fill in those gaps,” said Roark. “You earn extra pay and you help the MoDOT team with our winter operations.”
To learn more about these opportunities and to apply online for positions across the state, go to If you don’t have computer access, you may obtain an application for employment at any MoDOT facility across the state.

Nevada Police Investigate Stabbing

Story Courtesy of Mid America Live

On Tuesday September 21st, at approximately 2:58 p.m., officers from the Nevada Police Department responded to Woods Supermarket in the 1400 block of W. Austin Boulevard for a report of an assault in progress. Responding emergency personnel located one male subject that had sustained a stab wound. 

One male suspect was taken into police custody near the scene and has been identified as Robert Reynolds, age 52 of Nevada. On September 22, 2021, the following charges were filed against Robert Reynolds through the Vernon County Associate Court: Assault 2nd Degree – Class D Felony Armed Criminal Action – Unclassified Felony Endangering the Welfare of a Child 2nd Degree – Class A Misdemeanor Reynolds is currently being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash only bond. 

Citizens are encouraged to contact the Nevada police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime. 

To report criminal activities, call 911, contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100 or use the Nevada Police Department’s Tip Hotline (417) 667-8477. 

Any and all information can be kept confidential if requested.

Approved: Chief Casey Crain

Press Release from St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office

From the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office

On September 18, 2021, Benjamin Lewis, 28, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy for a warrant out of Crawford County, Kansas on charges for Failure to Report Offender Registration, and Resisting Arrest. The bond was set at $10,000.00 cash or surety.

The arrest was made after a St. Clair County deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of a truck that had recently been reported stolen. Once the St. Clair County deputy verified that it was the vehicle they were looking for, the victim was notified and was instructed to come get the vehicle.

When the deputy informed Benjamin of his warrant and notified him that he was under arrest, Benjamin failed to obey the deputy’s verbal commands to put his hands behind his back and took off running into the woods, continuing to resist arrest.

While running on foot Benjamin fell and the St. Clair County deputy was able to detain him. After the deputy detained Benjamin, he called EMS to check Benjamin’s injuries. Benjamin was transported to Golden Valley Medical Hospital by EMS for treatment.