Sunday, February 19, 2017

Aurora woman injured in accident near Pierce City

An Aurora woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident 10 p.m. Saturday on Highway 97, 3.5 miles north of Pierce City.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2005 Suzuki Forenza driven by Kirstie G. Swisher, 20, Aurora, traveled across the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned.

Swisher was treated for minor injuries at Cox South Hospital, Springfield.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests February 18-19

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Kevin O. Sanchez, 19, Monett
Derek T. Arnold, 36, Springfield
Miles D. Elliott, 40, Pierce City
Dillon C. Bohannon, 25, Neosho
Matthew R. Blanton, 30, Branson
Matthew N. Baker, 31, Billings

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Billings man cited for DWI, felony leaving the scene of an accident, woman seriously injured

A Billings man was cited for driving while intoxicated (drugs) and felony leaving the scene of an accident following an incident 7:48 a.m. today on MO 173, north of 76.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1998 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Matthew N. Baker, 31, Billings, swerved to avoid a deer, ran off the roadway and struck an embankment.

A passenger, Natasha M. Nelson, 31, Billings, was treated for serious injuries at Cox Hospital, Branson.

Springfield bicyclist runs stop sign, hit by car

A Springfield bicyclist was injured after being hit by a car 4:14 p.m. Friday on Route DD, two miles northeast of Strafford.

According to the Highway Patrol report, Curtis N. Brown, 40, Springfield, riding a 2016 Salsa bicycle, ran a stop sign and was struck by a 2013 Honda Pilot driven by Brandi L. Baugus, 33, Strafford.

Brown was treated for moderate injuries at Cox South Hospital, Springfield.

Springfield residents injured in two-car collision

Two Springfield residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident 5:10 p.m. Friday on Route H, 1.4 miles north of Springfield.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2012 Scion TC driven by Patrick L. Walker, 47, Springfield, was stopped, waiting to make a left turn, and was struck in the rear by a 1998 Jeep Wrangler driven by Jackson D. Gilstrap, 16, Springfield.

Two passengers in the Walker vehicle, Donald W. Walker, 76, and Nancy M. Walker, 74, both of Springfield, were treated for minor and moderate injuries, respectively, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield.

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Springfield man injured crashing into tree

A Springfield man was injured in a one-vehicle accident 5:44 p.m. Friday on Farm Road 125, a half mile south of Springfield.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2003 Ford Ranger driven by Robert T. Cheslic, 26, Springfield, ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

Cheslic was treated for moderate injuries at Cox South Hospital, Springfield.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests February 17-18

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Henry S. Warren, 40, Grove, Oklahoma
Sharlene K. Delashmit, 39, Andover, Kansas
Burt Helgen, 21, Neosho
Jose M. Delatoree, 21, Springfield
Sarah R. Stalzer, 19, Ozark
Christina R. Morgan, 35, Neosho
Logan J. Houser, 26, Ash Grove
Tiffany N. Adams, 24, Springfield
Ashley N. Pugh, 27, Branson
William R. Stoval, 50, Bella Vista, Arkansas
Michael D. Dupree, 31, Marshfield
Cole K. Tackett, 22, Blue Eye
Randy J. Binning, 64, Carthage
Robert T. Cheslic, 26, Springfield
Barbara L. Schuyler, 59, Hollister

Friday, February 17, 2017

Darla Morrison named City of Springfield human resources director

(From the City of Springfield)

City Manager Greg Burris officially named Darla Morrison as the City’s Human Resources Director, effective Feb. 20. Darla has been serving as the Interim Human Resources Director since July 2016 when previous director Sheila Maerz retired.

“Darla has done an outstanding job as Interim Director, and I am excited to select her for this key position within the third-largest city in the state. As we consider the new types of talent recruitment and retention challenges that all employers will experience over the next few decades, Darla has the skill set to develop the strategies the City will need to fiercely compete,” Burris said.

The Human Resources director oversees the areas of employment, classification, compensation, payroll/HRIS, benefits, employee training, compliance, collective bargaining with labor groups, employee relations programs, workers’ compensation, and the City’s health plan.

Morrison has experience in both the private and public sectors, with the most recent 20 years at the City of Springfield. While working at the City, she has most recently served as the Senior Human Resources Coordinator, where she supervised and managed the employment, training, and classification division. Morrison has a Bachelor of science degree with a double major in human resources and psychology from Missouri State University, and a master’s degree in public administration from Missouri State University.

"Throughout my career at the City, I have had the privilege to serve in a variety of roles within the Human Resources Department and work with incredibly talented staff both within HR and throughout the City. I am honored to be chosen in this new role to lead the Human Resources Team and continue to serve the City and this community. "

Darla’s salary will be $110,000 per year.

The City of Springfield’s Human Resources Department is charged with recruiting talent for public service professionals in more than 400 job classifications. The 20-plus person team is committed to hiring, compensating, and developing the City's workforce to ensure its ability to serve the citizens by strategically partnering with other city departments.

Ozark man injured in accident near Ash Grove

An Ozark man was injured in a one-vehicle accident 1:30 p.m. today on Highway F, four miles south of Ash Grove.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2007 Volvo driven by Veaceslav S. Caterenciuc, 46, Ozark, ran off the roadway and overturned.

Caterenciuc was treated for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital, Springfield.