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August 2020

Big News

 

The Personnel Club are selling cookbooks full of recipes from our fellow co-workers.

The cookbooks with all combined recipes are being sold for $10.00. If you want a cookbook please contact one of the Personnel members.

The Personnel Club hosted a silent auction August 20th-31st.  Thank you everyone for your donations and making the silent auction a success.

The Personnel Club took votes for our new institutional T-shirt in July. The shirt that won has been revealed. Please fill out and order form if you want to purchase one and turn in to one of the Personnel Club members. $15 for all sizes excluding 2X and $16 for 2X. There are two styles of shirts, two options of where the flag logo is printed, and several color options to choose from. Must have a total of 50 orders to place.

EOM Lori Bowen
EOM Lori Bowen

Wellness Committee had jeans day 08/17/2020 and 08/18/2020 in support of children's eye health and safety month. Staff could wear jeans if they brought in school supplies. It was a huge success!!! Thank you everyone for all your support.

Restorative Justice have been busy! In the month past they’ve donated 3345 of total produce, which includes squash, cucumbers, cantaloupe, peppers, green beans, and cabbage to surrounding pantries. They donated 479 pounds to The Cameron Community Cupboard, 1108 pounds to Cameron Food Pantry, and 1758 pounds to Operation Breakthrough in Kansas City. Restorative Justice also donated 100 masks to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. Way to go!!!

 

Employee of the Month

EOM Catherine Moody
EOM Catherine Moody

Lori Bowen, FUM

Ms. Bowen was nominated for this award by Assistant Warden, Paul Drake. As a FUM, Ms. Bowen assists the housing unit Classification and Custody staff with daily operations of the unit as well as helping them understand how to run the unit within Departmental policy. Since the Department began ENGAGE, Ms. Bowen has been exemplary of this process. She conducts meaningful meetings with her staff, and as a result, the Department has gained staff knowledgeable of their job duties and how to conduct them in a manner conducive to the good order of the institution. Ms. Bowen conducts ENGAGES that help prepare her staff to be successful in their career resulting in the retention of staff who realize the benefit their presence has. Ms. Bowen has worked many hours of overtime assisting custody during staff shortages and she continues to do so. Ms. Bowen has recovered homemade weapons while working overtime making the institution safer for staff and offenders. She has a positive attitude and she has volunteered for many additional assignments. When called upon to assist others, she does so and does an excellent job with the task.

EOM Tonia Beck
EOM Tonia Beck

Catherine Moody, CO I

Ms. Moody was nominated for this award by CO I, Kevin Fagan. On July 14, 2020, offenders in housing unit 10, D-wing were shouting loudly to alert officers of an offender who was choking and unable to breathe. Ms. Moody responded to the area and called a Code 16 over the radio. She received permission from the offender to assist him and she began administering back blows to dislodge the blockage. Ms. Moody was successful and the offender was able to breathe clearly again. Ms. Moody’s actions are an example of her calm, professional demeanor and her attentiveness to her duties.

Tonia Beck, Cook III

Ms. Beck was nominated for this award by STKII, Cynthia Breshears. Ms. Breshears states Ms. Beck is an inspiration for all who work in Food Service and she is the foundation that keeps it running.  Ms. Beck is willing to work in any area without hesitation and has extremely good work ethics. Ms. Beck has been with the department for many years and goes above and beyond her normal work duties. On June 15, 2020, Ms. Beck only had two volunteers working Food Service and she ran the kitchen for custody while the volunteers served the food.  Ms. Beck’s actions promote team work and efficiency. She takes on all tasks whether big or small with a positive attitude and makes sure all jobs are completed successfully. Ms. Beck’s dedication and willingness to help out truly makes a big difference for our institution.

Awards & Recognition

High 5 Awards Burchett and Wattenbarger
High 5 Awards Burchett and Wattenbarger

The winner of the Wellness Prize for the month of August is Veronica Hilz.  The prize is a backpack filled with school supplies. 

Congratulations to out high five winners: Burchette and Wattenbarger. Your efforts are very much appreciated. Thank you for everything you do.

New Team Members

Phyllis Phelps, Licensed Practical Nurse, effective 08-10-2020

Tammy Kennedy, Corrections Officer I, effective 08-24-2020

Luke Gabbard, Corrections Officer I, effective 08-24-2020

Kyle Cruickshank, Corrections Officer I, effective 08-31-2020

Noah Montgomery, Corrections Officer I, effective 08-31-2020

Keaton Hibler, Corrections Officer I, effective 08-31-2020

David Hilz, Corrections Officer I, effective 08-31-2020

Retirement Bethe Harwood
Retirement Bethe Harwood

Promotions

Marsha Vanisko Personnel Clerk effective 09/06/2020.

Retirements

Bethene Harwood

Staff Moves

Johnathan Seifert, Corrections Officer I, effective 08-02-2020

Mary Tredway Personnel Clerk effective 09/14/2020 (Transferring to CCC)

Important Dates

NECC SPECIAL OLYMPICS AND CORRECTIONS PEACE OFFICER FOUNDATION

GOLF TOURNAMENT

September 26th, 2020

9:00 a.m. Tee Time

Norwoods Golf  Club

Hannibal, MO

4-Man Scramble     

$160.00 Per Team

18 Holes and Cart

Hole In One Prizes!

$19,999 Cash

4 Night/5 Day Caribbean Cruise

2 Airline Tickets to Anywhere in the Continental U.S.

Premium Electronics Package

A & B Flight

1st and 2nd Place Trophies

Longest Drive/Longest Putt/Closest To The Pin Prizes!

50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction!

100% OF THE PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS AND THE CORRECTIONS OFFICER PEACE FOUNDATION!

Contact Chris Powell, Recreation Director at NECC to sign up! christopher.powell@doc.mo.gov or (573) 324-9975 Ext. 3858

 


COVID testing

July 2020

Big News

WMCC has completed their covid testing. Thank you so much for those who helped. It was a group effort and couldn’t be done without everyone’s part. 

The Wellness Committee supplied chips, cookies, and cinnamon rolls for the staff, National Guard, and Corizon staff helping with the Sentinel Testing for the week of July 27-31st. Thanks so much!!

Tanya Allen, CCM

EOM Tanya Allen
EOM Tanya Allen

Ms. Allen was nominated for this award by CCM Il, Amanda Dunwoodie. Housing unit seven (7) went through some changes and struggles through the months of May and June. This put additional strain on Ms. Allen while she was trying to learn her position. With all that has been going on she never faltered and never lost her smile. Ms. Allen has continued to try hard, help others and learns as she goes. If she makes a mistake she tries harder and never gives up. Ms. Allen has volunteered to learn things that will help custody and other departments so she can step in and help if needed. Ms. Allen stays motivated, takes each day in stride and sets a great example for new and tenured employees at WMCC.

Tabitha Fitzpatrick, CO I

Ms. Fitzpatrick was nominated for this award by CO Il, Mike Wilkinson. On April 20, 2020, a fire alarm was activated in (HU6) her assigned area. She responded to cell 6B 114 where she discovered a fire on the top bunk. Ms. Fitzpatrick called a Code 70 in a cool, calm and collective manner and Control Center was able to relay the transmission so other staff could respond. Ms. Fitzpatrick began to clear the wing of offenders as the fire was extinguished by a fellow officer. The entire house was cleared without fault due to her attentiveness and dedication. Ms. Fitzpatrick's abilities as an officer makes WMCC a better, safer and secure institution.

EOM Tabitha Fitzpatrick
EOM Tabitha Fitzpatrick

Cynthia Breshears, STK 11

Ms. Breshears was nominated for this award by Stk Il, Laura Novak, and OSA, Leslie Johns. Ms. Breshears does her job extremely well and with the utmost professionalism. She comes to work every day with a positive attitude and a smile. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Ms. Breshears has taken on additional duties and has operated Canteen in a smooth, successful manner. Her hard work and professionalism is greatly appreciated and admired.

Awards & Recognition

The Personnel Club held a baby picture contest. People got to vote on who they think is in the picture. Top three individuals who guessed the most won a prize. 

EOM Cynthia Breshears
EOM Cynthia Breshears

1st place - $40 CASH goes to Whitney Edwards!

2nd place - $35 CASH goes to Kylie Douglas!

3rd place - $15 CASH goes to Julie Botts!

Congratulations to Julie Botts for winning the Personnel Clubs surprise July 4 giveaway bundle!  She has won $50 in fireworks and $50 to Walmart. Thanks to everyone for all you do

The winner for the Wellness Committee parking Spot is Reagan Penning. Congratulations on winning the auction for the Wellness Parking spot for the quarter.

The winner for the Wellness Committee July prize is Chris Best, Recreational Officer. He won 2 kinds of sunscreen, 2 beach towels, 2 insulated cups, lip sunscreen and a five gallon bucket. Congratulations.

High Five awards were given to Pendergrass, Gardner, Huskey, and Kelly. Way to go guys. Thank you for your hard work.

Eldoen Strahm retiremen
Eldoen Strahm retiremen

New Team Members

Isisah M. Jernigan, Corrections Officer I, effective 07-27-2020

Brett D. Adams, Corrections Officer I, effective 07-27-2020

Garret W. Widner, Corrections Officer I, effective 07-20-2020

Layla R. Baker, Corrections Officer I, effective 07-20-2020

Gwendolen A. Beasley, Corrections Officer, effective 07-20-2020

Reagin M Klein-Mental Health Clerk-effective 07/14/2020

Joshua Borders, Corrections Officer I, effective 07-13-2020

Jasmine Howell, Corrections Officer I, effective 07-13-2020

Retirements

Jerry Harrison

Elden Strahm

Important Dates

Staff could wear jeans in support of National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention for $1 on July, 23, 2020. All proceeds were donated to a local supporting organization.

The Personnel Club will be selling a cookbook full of recipes from our fellow co-workers.

Once production is done, the cookbooks with all combined recipes will be sold for $15!

The Personnel Club is hosting a silent auction August 17th-31st. We are accepting donations from now through August 14th. If you are interested in donating any items, please let me or any other Personnel Club member know.

The Personnel Club took votes for our new institutional T-shirt in July. The shirt that had the most votes will be revealed in the near future.

It is that time of year. Time for the annual Santa Cop For Kids Golf tournament. For the 3rd year in a row The Missouri Department Of Corrections will be a proud participant in the Santa Cop shopping program. It all kicks off with the annual fund raiser golf tournament at Mozingo right here in Maryville. Teams of 4 can sign up at 60$ per player. If you have any qeustions feel free to contact me , Lt. Duncan at james.duncan@doc.mo.gov or visit the programs web site,  https://santacopsforkids.com/ . The Santa Cops for Kids – Putting for Presents Golf Tournament is entering its fifth year of life in 2020, and is the primary fundraiser for the Santa Cops for Kids Program. The funds raised during the tournament directly support the Santa Cops year-end shopping event, in which uniformed law enforcement officers from the Nodaway County area escort local children in-need Christmas shopping during the holiday season.

WHEN: This year’s Putting for Presents Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, August 1st, 2020. The tournament itself will kick-off with a shotgun start at 9:00 AM!

FORMAT: Putting for Presents is a scramble-style tournament featuring foursomes of all skill level.

VENUE: The Putting for Presents Golf Tournament is hosted annually at Maryville’s award-winning Mozingo Lake Golf Course, which was recently ranked by Golf Advisor as the second (2nd) best public course in the State of Missouri. Check out their list of the Top Fifteen Missouri Golf Courses and read up on Mozingo’s well-deserved accolades!

PRICES: The Santa Cops Team prides itself in offering one of the most affordable charity driven golf tournaments in the area! Basic player packages start off at only $60.00 per participant ($240.00/Team) and can be upgraded if you so choose. In addition, there are sponsorship packages available for those who would not only like to participate, but also have their signage displayed for all to see – those packages start at $250.00! WHAT’S INCLUDED: We’re glad you asked. While the Putting for Presents Tournament may not be the largest around, we’ve worked tirelessly to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while participating. Your entry fee, which again, can be as low as $60.00, includes all of the basics – green fees, tournament entry, cart fees, one (1) mulligan per participant, and more. Most years, participants will also be treated to a post-event luncheon in the wonderfully maintained conference center at Mozingo Lake, but COVID-19 has forced our hand this year. As a result, we’re unable to serve a meal as a result of the on-going pandemic. Trust us, we’re bummed about it, too.

Long story short, you will be extremely hard pressed to find a tournament that offers more value for your dollar than Putting for Presents. While we may not be the largest tournament in the area, we want to make sure you enjoy your time with us while ALSO supporting an absolutely fantastic cause!

MULLIGANS: Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone that you asked about them. For what it’s worth, we have to use them, too! Mulligans are available for purchase on the day of the tournament, or during our online-only pre-sale at a discounted rate ($10.00/each). On the day of the event, mulligans can be purchased for $15.00/each.

NOTE: Mulligans are currently limited to four (4) per golfer.

 


Sherie Korneman retirement
Sherie Korneman retirement

June 2020

Big News

Thank you to our Personnel Club for helping with the luncheon for Sherrie Korneman. Also Thank you to all staff for making her retirement party a success.

Thank you for those who all participated in Ronda Pash’s and Terry Page’s. It was a huge success. 

Restorative Justice in June donated 1,243.79 to Operation Breakthrough in Kansas City.

Restorative also donated 48 masks went to Cameron Regional

Employee of the Month

EOM Elizabeth Moesch
EOM Elizabeth Moesch

Elizabeth Moesch, RO I

Ms. Moesch was nominated for this award by AIO, Anthony Pelletier. In the past month, she has assisted the Investigator's Office by preparing reports, filing case files, and organizing past cases to prepare them for archive. Ms. Moesch has also assisted in closing over 100 cases, preparing affidavits to the prosecuting attorney's office and getting the Investigator's Office caught up. AIO Pelletier states, "Records Officer Moesch always has a very positive attitude when she is helping out and is very motivated to do a great job".

Trisha Beck, CO I

Ms. Beck was nominated for this award by CO I, Hallie O'Dell. She was nominated for this award for handling policy issues with a tenacity few others have. When policy issues arise she refers to policy and seeks clarification if needed and she also provides past documentation that may influence the outcome. Ms. Beck works closely with Administrative Staff and Grievance Officers while contributing insight into the situation being addressed. She operates her area in a clean, well-organized and unique style. Her contributions are greatly appreciated.

EOM Trisha Beck
EOM Trisha Beck

Diane Day, OSA

Ms. Day was nominated for this award by SOSA, Shari Lee. Ms. Day is a hard worker, she uses her time wisely and is always cheerful when at work. Ms. Day has been very diligent in searching the mail and on May 11th and 26th she found drugs in the folds of a card that had been glued shut.

Awards & Recognition

High Five Awards were awarded to Sara Morris and Cameron Fast

New Team Members

Calvin Waltz, Corrections Officer I, effective 06/01/2020

EOM Diane Day
EOM Diane Day

Blake N. Gardner, Corrections Officer I, effective 06/08/2020

Dyllon R. McCart, Corrections Officer I, effective 06/08/2020

Channing T. Stirewalt, Corrections Officer I, effective 06/08/2020

Erin N. Beckman Registered Nurse-Corizon, effective 06-04-2020

Regena Seaborn, Corrections Officer I, effective 06-15-2020

Bridget Strozier, Corrections Officer I, effective 06-15-2020

Austin  R. Frey, Corrections Officer I, effective 06-22-2020

Jordon T. Jackson, Corrections Officer I, effective 06-22-2020

Promotions

High Five Awards
High Five Awards

Chris Brewer Promoted from DWO to Warden effective 06/29/2020

Retirements

Denise Paden

Sherie Korneman

Ronda Pash

Terry Page

Mark Hoaglund

Important Dates

Paden retirement
Paden retirement

Wellness Committee will be re drawing for the steak and stuff gift card.

The Personnel Club will be selling a cookbook full of recipes from our fellow co-workers.

Once production is done, the cookbooks with all combined recipes will be sold for $15! PLEASE help us create a drool-worthy cookbook with some of your favorite recipes to share with everyone!

The Personnel Club is hosting a baby picture contest. People will vote on who they think is in the picture. The person with the most correct votes wins. Voting ends 07/10/2020.

First place gets $40 cash.

Hoaglund retirement
Hoaglund retirement

Second place gets 25 cash

Third place get 15 cash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


May 2020

Big News

The personnel club gave back to our community by donating a minimum of $1.00 on May 26th, 2020. The donation given will be going to our local police and fire departments to put together “thank you” baskets from WMCC to them.

Restorative Justice donated 200 radishes to the Stewartsville Pantry.

The Wellness Committee hosted a Mental Health Awareness Jeans Day. Staff could wear jeans Wednesday, May 27, 2020 for $1. All donations were donated to a local Mental Health Awareness Organization.

Employee of the Month

EOM Brandon Norton
EOM Brandon Norton

Brandon Norton, CCM II

Mr. Norton was nominated for this award by CO III, Jason Huff and FUM, Michael Kimbrough. Mr. Norton was nominated for his continuous efforts of teamwork and leadership. He is always available to assist his coworkers with their work when needed and does so without complaint. Mr. Norton is always positive and professional when interacting with coworkers and offenders and he has previously resolved issues for Executive Council Representatives prior to meeting with the Warden. Mr. Norton can be counted on to assist custody staff when there is an offender disturbance or an immediate call for assistance by staff. He volunteers to work holidays and volunteers on a daily basis before and after his regular shift. He has been a steadfast contributor to the safety and security of the institution. Mr. Norton shows up every morning with a “can do” attitude and is a positive influence to all. 

EOM Robert Gillilan
EOM Robert Gillilan

Robert Gillilan, CO II

Mr. Gillilan was nominated for this award by CO III, Jason Huff. Mr. Gillilan is assigned to housing unit 7 on 2nd shift, but he was sought out by his supervisors to assist in Food Service. He made an immediate, positive impact in the day to day operations. Mr. Gillilan did not merely fill a role, but took it upon himself to help coordinate workers and rosters for all three shifts. The leadership and decision making ability he exhibited had a ripple effect for both subordinate and supervisory staff. Food Service staff were able to concentrate on their everyday duties making for a fluid work environment. Supervisory staff were free to focus on other areas of concern knowing Food Service was taken care of. Mr. Gillilan maintained his regular housing unit duties in addition to the extra responsibilities in Food Service throughout a month time frame. The impact on daily operations for WMCC was positively affected due to his willingness to assist and his ability to succeed.

EOM Cynthia Breshears
EOM Cynthia Breshears

Cynthia Breshears, Storekeeper II

Ms. Breshears was nominated for this award by Rise Holcomb and Polly Henley. With a staff shortage in her area and precautions that have been implemented throughout the institution during these uncertain times, she has gone above and beyond her job duties. Ms. Breshears helps out where she can and makes sure that her area is running smoothly with only minor hiccups. She remains calm, level headed and handles each task with professionalism and a smile. Ms. Breshears has been working overtime in Food Service to help out her fellow staff members and ensure the safety and security of both staff and offenders.

Awards & Recognition

Warden's Award of Excellence Nevin Curtis
Warden's Award of Excellence Nevin Curtis

The Winners of the Weight Loss Challenge:

1st Place    Jake Conley and August Ritzman

2nd Place   Jeannette Edwards and Linda Beers

3rd Place   Lora Hanes and Adam Hanes

Warden’s Award of Excellence:

Nevin Curtis

New Team Members

Dean Sodomka retirement
Dean Sodomka retirement

Dawn Ireland, Registrar Nurse, effective 04/27/2020- Corizon

Jonathan Lee Brown, Corrections Officer I, effective 05/11/2020

Amanda Bridges, QMHP, effective 05/11/2020

John W. Horn, Corrections Officer I, effective 05/26/2020

Clarence W. Pittman, Corrections Officer I, effective 05/26/2020

Retirements

Dean Sodomka

Important Dates

PERSONNEL CLUB IS ALSO GIVING EACH STAFF MEMBER A FREE T-SHIRT FOR THE MONTH OF MAY!!!!! Please be sure to provide us with your name and size of t-shirt. Order form must be submitted by May 15th, 2020 by noon. There are paper copies located at the front desk.

The Personnel Club is putting together a WMCC Cookbook and we need your help!

Please clearly print your recipe that you want in the cookbook and present it to the Personnel Club with your name. Please submit your recipe no later than June 19th.Once production is done, the cookbooks with all combined recipes will be sold for $15! PLEASE help us create a drool-worthy cookbook with some of your favorite recipes to share with everyone!

The Personnel Club is hosting a baby picture contest.

  1. Bring in a baby picture of yourself
  2. Submit it to any Personnel Club member
  3. People will vote on who they think is in the picture
  4. The person with the most correct votes wins

First place gets $40 cash.

Second place gets 25 cash

Third place get 15 cash

We will be accepting pictures June 1st-12th. Voting will begin June 16th and the winners will be announced by June 30th. Happy Guessing!!!

Chillicothe Correctional Center is hosting a Poker Run in support of Special Olympics. Registration begins 8:00am. Kick stands are up at 9:00am. There will be prizes awarded for the best hands. $25 for individual rider or $45 for couples. Ride begins at Hyvee in Chillicothe. For more information or for a registration form please contact Captain Melte or Carries Pfeifer at (660) 646-4032.

Again due to the COVID-19, this year’s Torch Run routes have been cancelled. However, we are trying something different-I invite each of you and members of your family to support our athletes and celebrate the 35th Annual Torch Run through our First ever Virtual Torch Run. To honor our 35th year, I’m asking you to run/walk in your neighborhood or at Simpson Park (Chillicothe) on June 6, 2020. (TBA-for the park)…  Pay $10 to patriciate or pay/raise a total of $35 (or more) to get a shirt. If interested in participating in this please contact Carrie at 660-646-4032, Ext. 2930 or by e-mail at carrie.pfeifer@doc.mo.gov

P4P dog Georgia
P4P dog Georgia

Puppy Pic

 

This is Georgia. She is a German Shepard mix, weighing around 60 pounds. She is approximately 3 years old and is tan/yellow/fawn in color.  Georgia knows her basic commands come, sit, stay and shake. She continues to improve on her introduction to new humans.

 

 

 

 

 

 


EOM Amanda Dunwoodie
EOM Amanda Dunwoodie

April 2020

Big News

The Personnel Club delivered sandwiches to all staff on Friday, April 24th. IN addition to the sandwiches, the Wellness Committee also contributed chips. A big thank you to both our Personnel Club and Wellness Committee.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 was Jeans Day.  In exchange for wearing jeans the Wellness Committee asked staff to bring in a non-perishable item to be placed in Blessing Boxes.  The Blessing Boxes they supported were in Cameron. Thank you Wellness Committee for your support in the community.

EOM Michael Michaud
EOM Michael Michaud

Employee of the Month

CCM II Amanda Dunwoodie

CCM II Amanda Dunwoodie was nominated for this award by CO Il Carrie Huskey. On March 18, 2020, Dunwoodie was conducting a wing tour and observed an offender experiencing a medical emergency. Dunwoodie and another officer began administering CPR and as she began the second round of chest compressions the offender became responsive. Due to Dunwoodie's attention to detail and ability to identify that something was wrong she was able to revive the offender. Dunwoodie's actions display to the offender population and fellow staff members that she is observant and competent. Dunwoodie's ability to participate as a team member and a leader displays to the subordinate staff and offender population that she cares about her responsibilities and takes her training seriously.

CO II Michael Michaud

EOM Charity Eads
EOM Charity Eads

Michael Michaud was nominated for this award by CO Il, Nathen Gilmore. On March 18, 2020, an offender was experiencing a medical emergency. Michaud was preparing to begin CPR by giving chest compressions and was relieved by CCM Il, Amanda Dunwoodie, while  Michaud readied the face mask to give rescue breaths. During the second round of compressions the offender regained consciousness. Michaud continued talking to the offender to keep him conscious until medical staff arrived and took over the scene. Michaud was able to maintain a calm demeanor, make the correct decisions and remain professional at all times. His ability to participate as a team member and a leader displays to the subordinate staff and offender population that he cares about his responsibilities and takes his training seriously.

Storekeeper I Charity Eads

Storekeeper I Charity Eads was nominated for this award by Storekeeper Il, Cynthia Breshears. Eads's high level of performance and contribution to WMCC is evident. During a search of the institution  Eads assisted with the UA process. Her diligence and time management during this time shows her ability to multi-task and her attention to detail. Eads went above and beyond her normal duties when asked to assist with I-JA's and she did it with accuracy, professionalism, and ease

New Team Members

Promotions Wholf and France
Promotions Wholf and France

Adrienne C. Clark, Corrections Officer I, effective 04/27/2020

Scott K. Witt, Corrections Officer I, effective 04/27/2020

Cameron Breckenridge, Corrections Officer I, effective 04/13/2020

Lytle Brennen Corrections Officer I, effective 04/06/2020

Tashina A Schultz-Level 1 Med Aide-Corizon effective 04/01/2020

Promotions

Congratulations To Devin France, CO II And Jacob Wholf, CO II On their promotion to Sergeant

Staff Moves

Transferring from OCC, Kyle Smith, Corrections Officer I, effective 04/19/2020, reports 04/20/2020

Important Dates

Wellness Committee Blessing Box
Wellness Committee Blessing Box

The Wellness Committee will be hosting a Lifestyle Change in the form of a Weight Loss Challenge beginning on March 16, 2020 and ending on May 16, 2020.  You can weigh in from now until and including the day of March 16, 2020.  You can weigh as much or as little as you want after the initial weigh-in.  You cannot weigh after May 15, 2020 so be sure and weigh and have it recorded by that date.  There will be no fee to join.  If you cannot find a partner contact anyone on the Wellness Committee and we will help you find a partner. The Weight Loss Challenge will begin on March 16 2020.  The scales will be located at June Faulk and Julie Bott’s desks

Prizes will be:

1st place for each team member   - $75                                         

2nd place for each team member  - $50                                         

3rd place for each team member  -  $25

The Western Missouri Correctional Center Personnel Club is pleased to announce that they will be offering two $500 scholarships. One will be given to a graduating senior dependent planning to pursue higher education; this applicant must be a dependent of a current WMCC employee or must receive primary support from a current WMCC employee.  The second one will be given to a current WMCC employee; this applicant must be enrolled in or be pursuing a higher education. These applicants must also be planning to attend a four- year college, two-year college, or vocational school. Consideration for this award will be based on the following criteria:

 

            25% Cumulative Grade Point Average

            20% Essay

            15% ACT or SAT Composite Score

            15% Curriculum

            15% Financial Need

            10% Extracurricular Activities

A committee consisting of two individuals from the surrounding community, two representatives of WMCC, and a member of the WMCC Personnel Club will evaluate the applicants. Applications must be submitted by April 24th, 2020.  Any applications received after this date will not be considered. The scholarship payment will be sent directly to the academic or vocational institution at which they will be enrolled.

Applications are available at WMCC's Reception Desk or by contacting one of the following individuals:          

PRESIDENT: Hannah Campbell

            VICE-PRESIDENT: Jeremy Carr

            SECRETARY: Katherine Engel

            SOCIAL CHAIRPERSON: Christine Flanders

TREASURER: Tia Gilliam

Please submit completed applications to any Personnel Club member or return to:

 

            WMCC Personnel Club

            Attn: Hannah Campbell

            609 East Pence Road

            Cameron, MO 64429

PERSONNEL CLUB IS ALSO GIVING EACH STAFF MEMBER A FREE T-SHIRT FOR THE MONTH OF MAY!!!!! Please be sure to provide us with your name and size of t-shirt. Order form must be submitted by May 15th, 2020 by noon. There are paper copies located at the front desk.

 


EOM Christy Kinsman
EOM Christy Kinsman

March 2020

Big News

A big thank you to our Personnel Club. Every day the month of March, a staff member was drawn to win a prize.

Employee of the Month

CCM II Christy Kinsman

Ms. Kinsman was nominated for this award by LAC, Eli Teller and IAC, Brent Jones. Ms. Kinsman shows up to work every day with a great attitude and she demonstrates what it is to be a team player. She volunteers to teach Motivational Interviewing classes to staff and she goes above and beyond to assist offenders with re-entry. Not only has Ms. Kinsman taken over the Pre-Release classes and restructured them, but she has also started the Exceeds Expectation Financial Stability program for offenders. Ms. Kinsman assists offenders with finding home plans or other needed resources and she demonstrates professionalism when interacting with them. Mr. Teller states, "Ms. Kinsman is a delight to work with and she works in a manner that epitomizes the new directions the Department is heading."

EOM Shane Muff
EOM Shane Muff

CO III Shane Muff

Mr. Muff was nominated for this award by CS I, Mike Jones. Mr. Muff works numerous hours of overtime to ensure the safety and security of staff, offenders and the public. He frequently works his RDOs to assist with staffing needs as well as working 16 hour shifts. Mr. Muff works wherever he's assigned and he does so without complaint. He is an asset to staff with his knowledge and experience of policy and procedures and he ensures his staff follows such. Mr. Muff takes initiative when something needs done and he complete tasks with minimal supervision, follow-up and it's done correctly and on time.

Executive II Willie Camarador

Mr. Camarador was nominated for this award by DWO, C.W. Schweder. Mr. Camarador works in a high pressure, difficult and crucial position where even small mistakes can be disastrous. Mr. Camarador is extremely accurate and does a fantastic job. He is tasked with the financial budget for WMCC. Mr. Camarador is always so helpful to other sections of the institution and to the

EOM Willie Camarador
EOM Willie Camarador

Administrative staff. He keeps a calm demeanor at all times and is great at communicating with all staff. His work ethic is astounding. His willingness to assist others and his commitment to the Department is unequaled. Mr. Camarador is always quick to respond to requests by other team members and is thorough in ensuring all loose ends are completed.

Awards & Recognition

Today, March 31st is National Tater Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to

PANERA BREAD.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ CHRISSY FLANDERS, SOSA

Today, March 30th is National Virtual Vacation Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to

AMAZON.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ KYLIE DOUGLAS, CCM II

Sunday, March 29th is National Mom & Pop’s Business Owner Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to

ROBYN’S DINER.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ DANNY ENGEL, FIRE & SAFETY SPECIALIST

Tomorrow, March 28th is National Something on a Stick Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to

SONIC DRIVE IN.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ TRISHA BECK, CO I

Today, March 27th is National Spanish Paella Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to

EL MAGUAY.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ KEATON WILSON, CO I

Today, March 26th is National Nougat Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to

COUNTRY CABIN SWEET SHOPPES.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ DUSTY JONES, CS II

Today, March 25th is National Manatee Appreciation Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins tickets to

HENRY DOORLY ZOO.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ TIA GILLIAM, AC IIToday, March 24th is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ AMANDA DUNWOODIE, CM II

Today, March 23RD is National Chip & Dip Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to EL MAGUAY.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ TRACY DIXON, OSA ~ EDUCATION

Sunday, March 22nd is National Goof-off Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to JOE TOWN MINI GOLF.

The LUCKY winner for Sunday is ~ ZACHARY BENDURE, CO I

Tomorrow, March 21st is National Fragrance Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to BATH & BODY WORKS.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ AMANDA BOEHM, CO I

Today, March 20th is National Raviolli Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to OLIVE GARDEN.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ TERRY BEERS, POWER PLANT MECHANIC

Today, March 19th is National Chocolate Caramel Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to COUNTRY CABIN SWEET SHOP.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ CRYSTAL FRANCIS, RECORDS OFFICER III

Today, March 18th is National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to MISS MALINE’S BAKERY in Hamilton.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ TESSA RICK, CO I

March 17th is National Corned Beef & Cabbage Day, AND St. Patrick’s Day!  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to McCORKLE’S & Scratchers tickets.

LUCK of the Irish has come today to ~ JOHN MUESSIG, STATIONARY ENGINEER

March 16th is National Panda Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to PANDA EXPRESS.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ STACY YARBROUGH, CO I.

March 15th is National Shoe the World Day.  In honor of that, the winner for Sunday wins a gift card to DSW Shoes.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ TONIA BECK, COOK III

March 14th is National Potato Chip Day.  In honor of that, the winner for tomorrow wins a gift card to WENDY’S.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ JONATHAN LAWRENCE, CO I

March 13th is National Day of Unplugging.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to STARBUCKS.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ NEVIN CURTIS, CHAPLAIN

March 12th is National Plant a Flower Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to THE PLANT PLACE.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ JENNY GROCE, OSA

March 11th is National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to IHOP.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ SHAWNA HUGHLETTE, PPO II

March 10th is National Blueberry Popover Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to CASEY’S.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ Donnie Eads CO II

March 9th is National Crab Meat Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to RED LOBSTER.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ Steve Heldenbrand, STK I

March 8th is National Peanut Cluster Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ Kevin Fagan, CO I

March 7th is National Crown of Roast Pork Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to STEAK N STUFF.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ Pam Jeffries, SOSA

March 6th is National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY.

The LUCKY winner for today is ~ Tim Mann, RO III

March 5th is National Cheese Doodle Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to SHATTO FARMS.

The winner for today is ~ Jeffrey Fry, CO I

March 4th is National Marching Music Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to AMAZON.

The winner for today is ~ Michael Rude, CM II

March 3rd is National Cold Cuts Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift card to SUBWAY.

The winner for today is ~ Derrick Eaton Cook II

March 2ND is National Banana Cream Pie Day.  In honor of that, the winner for today wins a gift certificate to DINO’S DINER.

The winner for today is ~ Gregory Roberts, CO I

 MARCH 1ST WAS NATIONAL PIGS DAY! SO, IN HONOR OF THAT OUR WINNER WINS A GIFT CARD TO STEAK N STUFF! 

THE WINNER FOR MARCH 1ST ISSSSS……… TINA THRAILKILL

New Team Members

Dalonte J. Holland, Corrections Officer I, effective 03/23/2020

Talat Y. Nimetullah, Cook II, effective 03/24/2020

Brianna Allen, Corrections Officer I, effective 03/16/2020

Michael Henry, Corrections Officer I, effective 03/19/2020

Kaitlin Sherer, Corizon License Practical Nurse, effective 03-09-2020

Ashley DePeralta, Corrections Officer I, Transfer from OCC, effective 03/09/2020

George Jackson, Corrections Officer I, effective 03/09/2020

Chelsi Hays, Corrections Officer I, effective 03/02/2020

Edith Fishback, Corrections Officer I, effective 03/02/2020

Important Dates

The Wellness Committee will be hosting a Lifestyle Change in the form of a Weight Loss Challenge beginning on March 16, 2020 and ending on May 16, 2020.  You can weigh in from now until and including the day of March 16, 2020.  You can weigh as much or as little as you want after the initial weigh-in.  You cannot weigh after May 15, 2020 so be sure and weigh and have it recorded by that date.  There will be no fee to join.  If you cannot find a partner contact anyone on the Wellness Committee and we will help you find a partner. The Weight Loss Challenge will begin on March 16 2020.  The scales will be located at June Faulk and Julie Bott’s desks

Prizes will be:

1st place for each team member   -  $75                                         

2nd place for each team member  - $50                                          

3rd place for each team member  -  $25


Meet and greet
Meet and greet

February 2020

Big News

Thank you to our own Personnel Club for baking cookies for Valentine’s Day. Staff was able to order a heart shaped sugar cookie for a staff member they wished to express appreciation.  Friday February 14th, the Personnel Club delivered those cookie orders to the staff. Thank you everyone for supporting one another. It was an excellent way to let your co-workers know you appreciate them and brighten their day just a little bit

The month of February topic was Go Red for Women. Staff wore jeans and red shirts on February 27, 2020 for a donation of $1. An article was posted on the Wellness Bulletin Board and was sent a copy to all outlook users. The money was donated to the Heart Association.

Community Blood Center had another blood drive February 26, 2020. Thank you everyone for your contributions.

EOM Chris Turner
EOM Chris Turner

Western Missouri Correction Center held another Meet and Greet on February 24th to welcome our new staff to the Department of Corrections. Welcome!!!

Restorative Justice delivered 6 copy paper boxes of pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House on February 10th and February 20th. The program also delivered 161 loomed stocking hats to the Cameron Clothes Closet.

Employee of the Month

OSA Chris Turner

Chris was nominated for this award by OSA, Janet Brewer. In her nomination she said, "You are among one of the first faces that staff and people from the community see when they enter our facility. You always have a smile on your face and a friendly, helpful attitude. You have a pleasant demeanor when speaking on the phone and promptly call people up from inside the facility when they have someone here to meet with them. No matter what issues arise you do not let that affect how you interacts with others as you perform your duties. You uphold a professional presence at all times. Keep up the good work!"

EOM Frederick Jundy
EOM Frederick Jundy

CO I Frederick Jundy

Frederick was nominated for this award by CS I Jennifer Caldwell who said in her nomination, "You are assigned to the front entry and you are often the first face everyone sees when coming into the facility. You are consistently professional and positive in your interactions with not only staff, but outside agencies and the public. You are helpful, informative and you uphold the standards of institutional policies and procedures. You are well respected by your peers as well as supervisors and administrative staff. You leave a positive impression on every person you interact with and you are a great asset to WMCC. Keep up the good work!"

New Team Members

Ella Sonderegger, Corrections Officer I

Dezaree Curtis, Corrections Officer I

Mandi Walsh, Cook I

Daniel J. Mick, Corrections Officer I

Drew Achter, Corrections Officer I

Renee Draper, Cook II

Staff Moves

Transfer In from CCC Todd Mustain, Corrections Officer I, effective 02/03/2020

Important Dates

It’s your time to shine in the month of March! This year for the entire month of March, the Personnel Club will be randomly drawing a name to give away a $10 gift card EVERY DAY.

Starting March 1, a name will be drawn and a gift card to a surprise place will be given to a lucky staff member. This event ends on March 31. We will be recognizing these random, fun, national days to put a spin on the gift cards corresponding to that day:

Pig Day, Crown of Roast Pork Day, Day of Unplugging

Old Stuff Day, Peanut Cluster Day, Potato Chip Day

Cold Cuts Day, Crabmeat Day, Shoe the World Day

Marching Music Day, Blueberry Popover Day, Panda Day

Cheese Doodle Day, Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day, *Saint Patrick’s Day*

White Chocolate Cheesecake Day, Plant a Flower Day, Lacy Oatmeal Day

Chocolate Caramel Day, Ravioli Day, Fragrance Day

Bavarian Crepes Day, Chip and Dip Day, Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

Manatee Appreciation Day, Nougat Day, Spanish Paella Day

Something on a Stick Day, Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, Virtual Vacation Day

Tater Day

Success Story

During the past few weeks the Administration building has been under some remodeling construction.  Staff have continued to remain friendly and professional and were able to continue their duties through all the remodeling. Thank you everyone for putting your best efforts in and remaining positive through it all.

 


January 2020

Meet and greet
Meet and greet

Big News

The wellness committee held a Wii game ski jump contest in January. Three winners received a gift card to Subway.

The Wellness Committee held a bowl dip contest. Thank you for all those who contributed to the contest. It was a wonderful turn out.

WMCC held a Meet and Greet January 27, 2020 to welcome our new staff into the Department of Corrections family.

WMCC staff was able to wear jeans for a dollar in support of give kids a smile a day on Thursday, January 16, 2020. All proceeds were donated to American Dental Association. Thank you to those who participated.

EOM Jani Holt
EOM Jani Holt

Employee of the Month

Jani Holt, PPO II

Ms. Holt was nominated for this award by PPO III, Kyle Clark. In July 2019, the consolidation between CRCC and WMCC was completed. This merger created new caseload challenges for Probation and Parole Officers as the role of the IPO was being redefined at the same time. Ms. Holt volunteered to conduct a 60-day open door pilot for A-side maximum security offenders in addition to still learning her job, other duties and preparing for changes happening with IPOs. Ms. Holt’s pilot was a success which resulted in having regular open door for maximum security offenders, further facilitating case planning, addressing the needs of incarcerated offenders and assisting with re-entry back to the community. Ms. Holt has shown herself to be a team player as she takes on additional tasks, is highly motivated and is well respected by staff as well as offenders throughout WMCC. Her experience, knowledge and skill-set often crosses divisional lines. Keep up the good work!

EOM Thomas Lambert
EOM Thomas Lambert

Thomas Lambert, CO I

Mr. Lambert was nominated for this award by CO II, Nathen Gilmore. On October 29, 2019, a search was being conducted in a cell due to some suspicious activity. While this search went on, the occupant from the cell being search went to another cell and behaved suspiciously, alerting Gilmore to contraband in that cell as well. Mr. Lambert’s diligent observation and attention to detail led to the recovery of multiple articles of contraband and contributing to the safety and security fellow staff members, the institution and surrounding community. Keep up the good work!

Eli Teller, IAC   

Mr. Teller was nominated for this award by Brent Jones, IAC. During the consolidation of CRCC and WMCC, Mr. Teller took on the challenge of taking on all the VIC that came from CRCC and processed them into WMCC. Mr. Teller always shows up to work with a great attitude. He started the Story Link program at WMCC that allows offenders to connect with their kids by recording an audio version of books that are sent to their children. Mr. Teller has organized the upcoming regional banquet and training event. Mr. Teller has made an incredible impact on fellow staff, offenders, and the community. Keep up the good work!

EOM Eli Teller
EOM Eli Teller

Awards & Recognition

Wii Ski Jump Winners:

Carrie Owens

Chris Berry

Lt. Richards

Winners for the Super bowl Dip Contest are as follows:

Sweet Division:

1st place – Jolene Owens Yogurt Pudding Dip

2nd place – Jenny Groce – Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake  Dip

3rd place – Tia Gilliam – Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Dip

Karen Burnett retirement
Karen

Savory Division: 

1st place – Kim Smith  Jalapeno Popper Dip

2nd place – Tia Gilliam Barbeque Bacon Chicken Dip

3rd place – Alex Bouling – Crack Chicken Dip

New Team Members

Sherri Hughs, Medical Records Clerk, Corizon, effective 01-27-2020

Robert Moore, Part Time Corrections Officer I, effective 01-21-2020

Toni Enloe, Corrections Officer I, effective 01-21-2020

Judy Leer retirement
Judy Leer retirement

Robert Moore, Part Time Corrections Officer I, effective 01-21-2020

Jacob Lee Ashford, Corrections Officer I, effective 01-13-20

Timothy Cole, Corrections Officer I, effective 01-06-20

Promotions

Alex Carroll, MVE Maintenance Supervisor I CRCC, effective 01-19-2020

Retirements

Karen Burnett

Leann Courtney retirement
Leann Courtney retirement

Judy Leer

Leann Courtney

Important Dates

The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics will be held at Lake Viking on Febuary 15, 2020 at  2pm. Resignation starts at noon that day.

Let a co-worker know that they are extra important this year on Valentine’s Day by ordering a cookie or a box of candy hearts for them. If you wish to order, please contact any member of the Personnel Club and they will include your order to our spreadsheet. Payment is due at the time of ordering. As always, thanks for all you do.

The month of February topic was Go Red for Women. We will wear jeans and red shirts on February 27, 2020 for a donation of $1. An article will be posted on the Wellness Bulletin Board and we will send a copy to all outlook users. The money will be donated to the Heart Association.

Success Story

From Chris Brewer: “I am pleased to announce that we have not only “Successfully” completed the Federal PREA audit but we did so with absolutely ZERO compliance issues noted.

The success of this achievement is attributed to all the exceptional staff we have at this facility.  It takes the assistance of all Sections and ranks to make a facility of this magnitude (size and operation) function on a daily basis; let alone undertake the additional tasks associated with ensuring overall safety and security while providing rehabilitative services to offenders. 

In regards to our knowledge and adherence to PREA standards the auditor indicated that you were very professional and courteous during her time at our facility.  Our documentation of PREA incidents and protocols was clear, concise, and well organized going into the audit.  The auditor stated that across the board, all the staff she conducted interviews with were “on point with their responses” and were “well versed in the protocols and procedures” which was reflective of not only being aware of what was expected, but doing it consistently.  She was very appreciated of your assistance and helpfulness during the audit process. 

I want to express my deep appreciation for all the dedication and teamwork each of you have put into helping this process be a glowing success.”   

 


December 2019

Santa

Big News

For the month of December National Safe Toys and Celebration was chosen for the topic. For the week of December 2 – 6, 2019 was able to wear jeans.  Staff donated a safe toy or $1 for each day they wore jeans.  The Toys for Tots organization collected the toys.  An article explaining National Safe Toys and Celebration month will be posted on the Wellness Bulletin Board and we will send a copy to all outlook users.

For the month of December gave away two $50 bills that was drawn randomly for all staff.

Thank you Neil for playing Santa for our WMCC staff and families. Staff was able to bring their kids for pictures with Santa. Thank you everyone for sharing your families with us. It’s always a joy seeing Christmas cheer in our WMCC staff and their families.

EOM Abra Thomas
EOM Abra Thomas

WMCC hosted a blood drive 12/05/2019. Thank you for all those who donated and saved lives. It was a great turn out. 

Restorative Justice donated 91 hats given to governor of Missouri and he passed them out to local hospitals in Jefferson City.

WMCC hosted a recognition ceremony, which honored individuals receiving the life saver award, distinguished service award, warden’s award of excellence, milestone awards, employees of the year and years of service pins.

Congratulations to our new Personnel Club. The following individuals are now part of the organization:  Hannah Campbell (President), Jeromy Carr (Vice President) Christine Flanders (Social Chair) Katherine Engel (Secretary) Tia Gilliam (Treasurer). 

Employee of the Month

EOM Laura Novak
EOM Laura Novak

Abra Thomas, OSA

You were nominated for this award by FUM, Whitney Edwards, for your exemplary work ethic. You are assigned to two very busy housing units (Ad-seg and PC) and you are able to complete all of your assigned duties which includes processing both committees by entering paperwork, filing and distributing files to all housing units of the institution. You complete your work in such a timely manner you are able to assist Ad-Seg classification staff with other duties such as organizing and answering kites, developing IRR folders, copying committee paperwork for offenders and typing the Ad-Seg docket. You frequently ask if there is anything more you can assist with, which reflects your team mindset. You are proactive in getting tasks completed before anyone else knows they need done. You are an asset to WMCC and your hard work is appreciated.

Laura Novak, SK II

It is a pleasure for me to announce that you were nominated by fellow employee Leslie Johns. Ms. Novak you always go above and beyond to get the job done and to help out your fellow staff members. Ms. Novak you are always happy to step up and take on a task that is difficult. You work well with maintenance in scheduling projects to get them done in a timely manner. Ms. Novak you help to unload trucks, organize the warehouse and always go the extra mile. Thank you for all that you do.

EOM Veronica Hiltz
EOM Veronica Hiltz

Veronica Hiltz, CO I

You were nominated for this award by CO III, Lorieann Hunter, for your high-level performance and contribution to WMCC. Your dedication to this facility is evident in the special duty assignments you volunteer to assist with. You helped pack property at Crossroads for the consolidation and you accomplished this in an admirable manner. You devote your days off to WMCC, you are always willing to volunteer if a shift is in need of coverage and you work any assignment given to you. Your performance on a day-to-day basis has ensured the safety and security of your fellow officers, staff members and the institution. You are a versatile and professional officer with a dedication to the team concept and you are an asset to WMCC. Keep up the good work!

Awards & Recognition

Jennifer Caldwell promotion
Jennifer Caldwell promotion

Offender Management Employee of the Year

Donny Eads, CO II

Christine Stone, CCM II

Operations Employee of the Year

Matt Hibler, Supply Manager I

New Team Members

Timothy Houghtlin, Corrections Officer I, effective 12-02-19

Jeffrey Hilton, Corrections Officer I, effective 12-16-19

William Hughes, Corrections Officer I, effective 12-16-19

Colton Gatson, Corrections Officer I, effective 12-23-19

Brittany Biggerstaff, Corrections Officer I, effective 12-23-19

Glen Crowther, Academic Teacher I, effective 12-23-19

Promotions

Jennifer Caldwell (Captain)

Retirements

Judy Leer, OSA

Karen Burnett, CO II

Marie Bennett, CO I

Important Dates

The Wellness Committee have agreed they will be putting together a cookbook.  Staff will be asked to give recipes and we will sell the cookbooks pre-sales. We will hold a contest for artwork for the front of the cookbook.  Staff will vote and the winner will receive a free cookbook.

 


November 2019

Wellness Committee
Wellness Committee

Big News

The Wellness Committee took nominations from November 8-22nd for families in need and gave away two Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings including Canned Yams, Green Beans, Rolls, Cranberry Sauce, 5lb bag of taters, Box of stuffing, Gravy packet along with a $25 gift certificate for a turkey or ham.  Thank you for all your nominations. And thank you Wellness Committee for you contributions!!

The Wellness Committee held a silent auction from November 4-15th containing only crafted items and baked goods.  The profits went to the Wellness Committee for future events for staff. Thank you everyone for your donations.  

Staff could dress down Monday, November 11, 2019 – Friday November 15, 2019 for $1 each day they wore jeans. All proceeds were donated to Honor Flight, a non-profit organization honoring veterans.

EOM John Muessig
EOM John Muessig

Staff could bring their children to the Administration building on Halloween to go Trick or Treating at each department in Administration. Thank you for those who brought your families. It was a joy seeing them all.

Employees was allowed to wear jeans and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) shirts on November 20, 2019 for a donation of $1. The money collected went to a local organization for Juvenile Diabetes.  An article concerning Juvenile Diabetes will be posted on the Wellness Bulletin Board and we will send a copy to all outlook users.

Restorative Justice donated 33 hats and 3 hat/scarf combos to Living Hope clothing pantry in Maysville. They also donated 19 blanket to Project Linus.  In addition, Restorative Justice also donated wheelchair lap blankets to Sunset Nursing Home in Maysville. A drawing was also donated to Missouri Consolidated Restorative Justice.

MTC has challenged the Western Region. The challenge was to see who can complete the most hours of learning under the Molearning feature. We have been challenged to beat the following: MTC Marauders, WRDCC Renegades , KCRC Knights, CCC Cavaliers. 

EOM Keith Shurtleff
EOM Keith Shurtleff

Employee of the Month

John Muessig, SE I

It is a pleasure for me to announce that you were nominated by fellow employee Shane Muff, CO III and selected as Employee of the Month for November 2019 by the Deputy Warden of Operations Section. Weekend, holidays, after hours you always respond when called. You come in with a great attitude and never complain. You go above and beyond your duties and we appreciate all the work that you do. You are a true professional, your dedication, knowledge, and hard work are exemplary.

Keith Shurtleff, Vocational Supervisor

You were nominated for this award by all Vocational Education teachers. Your staff states you are a great example of what a good leader should be. You truly care about the TRANT Career and Technical Program, the teachers and most of all the students in the program and the employment possibilities for those students. You are very supportive of your staff and you respond quickly to questions, concerns and ideas teachers may have. You are positive and professional while always keeping policy and procedure

EOM Chris Hargrave
EOM Chris Hargrave

first. You have been helpful in getting the Union Representatives here to talk to students about job opportunities and plans for their future after release. You maintain an open line of communication with staff through daily conversations, monthly Engage meetings and monthly staff meetings.

Chris Hargrave, CO II

You were nominated for this award by RO II, Chris Botts. You do a great job of running A-yard. You are vigilant and aware of the offenders and their actions, and all the movements required to get the offenders where they need to go. Your knowledge and attention to detail help facilitate the proper security for protective custody movements. Your radio traffic is timely, direct and authoritative, and your presence and demeanor exemplify professionalism. Your experience and initiative along with your knowledge of and rapport with the offenders allows you to confront issues before they can develop further. You have earned the trust and respect of your supervisors, peers and subordinates, and provide an example to all. Your positive can-do attitude and presence on A-yard has contributed to the successful consolidation of the institutions.

Awards & Recognition

Retiree Darrel Bisel
Retiree Darrel Bisel

The contest for the “Beat The Holidays” is over.  Following are the winners:

1st Place Individual – Stafford, Bobbie

2nd Place Individual – June Faulk

3rd Place Individual – Tia Gilliam

Team winners:

June Faulk and Tia Gilliam – 1st Place

Paul and Chris Turner – 2nd Place

Peggy Vristka and April Tagupa – 3rd Place

New Team Members

Michael Findling, Corrections Officer I, effective 11-4-19

Retiree Roxanne Gregg
Retiree Roxanne Gregg

Kassey De Yoe, Corrections Officer I, effective 11-12-19

Ricky De Yoe, Corrections Officer I, effective 11-12-19

Austin Lucky, Corrections Officer I, effective 11-18-19

Brandon Norris, Corrections Officer I, effective 11-18-19

Retirements

Darrel Bisel, CO III

Roxanne Gregg, CO I

Important Dates

For the month of December National Safe Toys and Celebration was chosen for the topic. For the week of December 2 – 6, 2019 we will be wearing jeans.  You can donate a safe toy or $1 for each day you wear jeans.  The Toys for Tots organization will be collecting the toys.  An article explaining National Safe Toys and Celebration month will be posted on the Wellness Bulletin Board and we will send a copy to all outlook users.

This Christmas Season WMCC Personnel Club would like to Adopt A Family.  Please fill out the form located in the Assembly room and place your nomination in the box.  Nominations are due by 4:30 pm on December 2, 2019

For the month of December we will be giving away two $50 bills to be drawn randomly for all staff.

The Wellness Committee have agreed they will be putting together a cookbook.  Staff will be asked to give recipes and we will sell the cookbooks pre-sales. We will hold a contest for artwork for the front of the cookbook.  Staff will vote and the winner will receive a free cookbook.

Success Story

Education held its first ICVC class for “A” side offenders. This class went very well and all participants and facilitators arrived on time. No phone calls had to be made to the housing units to locate offenders. Expectations were set for the class and all the offenders were allowed to speak on what they would like to learn from the class, as well as staff answering questions about it. The participants were given their workbooks and were informed the next class will be on Friday, November 22nd due to the health fair next Friday. The three facilitators that we have were met w/ on a couple of different occasions by myself prior to this morning and related to the class very well. Thank you again for all the cooperation in getting this class started.

Puppy Pic

Quinn is an 8 year and 3 month old female tan/yellow, fawn Australian mixed cattle dog. She weighs between 61 and 100 pounds. She is very good when playing with other dogs and people. She really loves to be around people. She knows all her commands. However, she doesn’t like to be kenneled because it gives her anxiety and thunder also scares her.

 


Domestic Violence Month
Domestic Violence Month

October 2019

Big News

October 24th was Purple Day in support of Domestic Violence month. Employees wore purple this day to fight against domestic violence. Thank you everyone for showing your support!!

October 16th, WMCC provided a tour for several students from Missouri Western State University. This has given the students an opportunity to have their questions answered in regard to the daily operations of the institution. It is hoped to give potential future employees some insight through sharing our experiences with them.

Staff could dress down for a dollar October 7th  - October 10th, 2019 in support of Correctional Peace Officers Foundation. All money received was donated to CPOF. Thank you for your support! 

K9 Unit 2nd place 2019
K9 Unit 2nd place 2019

The Wellness Committee sponsored a Staff Dress Down Day for Breast Cancer Thursday, October 17, 2019 for a $1 donation.  All donations received was given to a local breast cancer agency.

Earlier this season we had a contest to vote for new t-shirt designs to show support for the consolidation of the 2 institutions that occurred in July. The winner of the T-Shirt design contest was Design #6. Congratulations!

RJO handed out food items to offenders from Little Caesar's as part of an RJO fundraiser on Wednesday, October 9th. Thank you everyone for your efforts in posting fliers in the wings.

The Personnel Club handed out cinnamon rolls to all employees. Thank you Personnel club for all your hard work! It is very much appreciated. 

WMCC hosted a Charitable Campaign Silent Auction. All proceeds were donated to Correctional Peace Officers Foundation.

Restorative Justine donated 6 blankets and 60 baby hats to Cameron Regional Hospital. Way to go guys!!

RJ donation Cameron Hospital
RJ donation Cameron Hospital

The WMCC K9 UNIT for their 2nd place finish in The 2019 Missouri Department of Corrections Tracking Competition October 9th and 10th at Lake Ozark State Park, Keiser Mo.  Congrats!!

Employee of the Month

Rhonda Lawrence, CCM II
Ms. Lawrence was nominated for this award by FUM, Jennifer Seeley. Mrs. Seeley states, "You have done a great job getting housing unit nine up to speed on ORAS". In August alone Ms. Lawrence did 39 ORAS. Prior to that she ran a report for all the ORAS due from January 2019 to June 2019 and was able to get all of those completed, entered and filed. Not only has Ms. Lawrence done an excellent job of getting housing unit nine up to speed on ORAS, but she has also volunteered to be the new Visiting Room Liaison. In taking on that role Ms. Lawrence has helped get several things accomplished in the Visiting Room. Ms. Lawrence secured a baby changing station and had it installed in the men's restroom, she was able to get the fire exits cleared out and went through all the toys disposing of anything falling apart. Ms. Lawrence has also been working on getting a cage built to hold the offender property being sent out on visits. This will help ensure offender property from coming up missing. Ms. Lawrence has also coordinated stripping and waxing the visiting room floors. Also, she has been working closely with visiting room staff to help them get what they need to make visiting run smoothly.

EOM Rhonda Lawrence
EOM Rhonda Lawrence

Jeremy Reed, CO II
Mr. Reed was nominated for this award by CO III, Lorieann Hunter and CS I, Jeromy Carr. His supervisors state, "You are always willing to go above and beyond your normal duties to assist fellow staff and supervisors". Mr. Reed creates a positive team atmosphere wherever he is assigned. Mr. Reed was a member of the CERT team, he is a volunteer instructor of several classes at the WMCC training complex and he is an active CIT member. Mr. Reed is often called upon to respond to CIT events by his supervisors and peers and Mr. Reed's rapport with the offender population often leads to gaining voluntary compliance, significantly minimizing many situations that could have led to a use of force. Mr. Reed is a highly active and self-motivated supervisor, volunteering to work numerous hours beyond his shift in addition to his regular days off to ensure shift coverage.

William Woody, CO I
Mr. Woody was nominated for this award by CO II, Mark Hoaglund, CO III, Lorieann Hunter, CO III, Jerry Pierce, and CS I, Jeromy Carr. His supervisors would like to recognize him for his continuous high level performance and the extraordinary contribution he has made to the institution. Mr. Woody's dedication to this facility is evident in the special duty assignments he has volunteered to assist with. Mr. Woody assisted with the packing of CRCC offender's property prior to them being transferred to WMCC for consolidation and volunteered to be sent to Chemical Agents Training and Armed Transportation. Mr. Woody accomplished these assignments in an admirable manner. Mr. Woody devotes his regular days off to the institution always willing to come in if his shift is in need of coverage and he is willing to work any assignment given. Mr. Woody's performance in the day-to-day operations has ensured the safety and security of his fellow officers, staff members and the institution by completing searches and security checks of his area in a very thorough manner.

EOM Jeremy Reed
EOM Jeremy Reed

Tamara Huff, Rec. Officer I

Ms. Huff was nominated for this award by RO I, Sheilia Johnson. Ms. Huff comes to work each day with a positive attitude and is consistently concerned about her co-workers. Ms. Huff goes above and beyond her specified duties and works countless hours of overtime to help with shift coverage. She is greatly appreciated for everything she does each day. 

Awards & Recognition

The winners of the Charitable Campaign Silent Auction were:

Jelly and Snack Basket: Hannah Campbell $75

Friday Fright Night Basket: Michael Gardner $112

Harley Davidson Sign: Michael Gardner $55

Parking Space: Sheri Lee $275

EOM William Woody
EOM William Woody

The following staff are winners of the Bowling Tournament:

1st Place – Melanie Meyers - $25 gift card for Walmart

Jill Richards - $25 gift card for Walmart

2nd Place – Alison Sperry - $15 gift card for Walmart

 Hannah Campbell - $15 gift card for Walmart

3rd Place – Christine Flanders - $10 gift card for Walmart

Pam Jeffries - $10 gift card for Walmart

The following entries won for the chili cookoff:

Soup Cookoff

EOM Tamara Huff
EOM Tamara Huff

1st Place – Whitney Edwards

2nd Place – Lacey Clark

3rd Place – Tia Gilliam

Chili Cookoff

1st Place – Dena McNeeley

2nd Place – Sheila Sherlinger

3rd Place – Tia Gilliam

High Five Awards:

Casey Hansen, Sarah Eldredge, Melissa Whitaker, June Faulk, Julie Botts, Sharyl Pollard, lacey Clark, Stacy Muesstig, Christine Stone, Tia Gillan, Whitney Edwards, Chris Berry, Leslie Johns.

High Five Awards
High Five Awards

New Team Members

Sandra Gallus, Cook II, Effective 10/03/19

Trevor Bertoncino, Corrections Officer I, Effective 10/07/19

Karlene Buis, Corrections Officer I, Effective 10/07/19

Hannah Penning, Corrections Officer I 10/07/19

Shadow Phillips, Corrections Officer I 10/07/19

Brittanie Milnes, Corrections Officer I, Effective 10/15/19

Garith Felton, Corrections Officer I, Effective 10/21/19

Chase Willming, Corrections Officer I, Effective 10-21-19

High Five Awards 2
High Five Awards 2

Vickie Stimpson Cook I, effective 10-28-19

Jeremy Ledford Corrections Officer I, effective 10-31-19

Retirements

Ronald Sears COIII

John Pierick COI

Nelson Bradhurst Maintenance Worker II

Important Dates

MTC has challenged the Western Region, that means WMCC!! We have been challenged to beat the following: MTC Marauders, WRDCC Renegades , KCRC Knights, CCC Cavaliers.  Sign in to your Linkedin/MO learning and help us beat the rest.

High Five Awards 3
High Five Awards 3

Personnel Club are starting to take nominations for the 2020 Personnel club beginning on October 23rd, 2019. They will take nominations through November 8th, 2019. Please send all nominations to the current 2019 Personnel Club members. They are: Jeromy Carr, Sharyl Pollard, Hannah Campbell, Valerie Dredge, and Stacy Muessig.

A Weight Loss Contest will be implemented for all staff who wish to participate. There will be teams of 2 staff members. The cost to join will be $6 per team. Stephen Nixdorf will weigh each of the participants and it will be kept confidential. Weigh-ins will begin on September 26, 2019 and end on the morning of November 22, 2019 for approximately 8 weeks. The team members will be required those two weigh-ins but can also weigh with Stephen when they want.  Winners will be determined by the percentage BMI lost. Articles will be sent out weekly for encouragement. Prizes are as follows:

Individuals

1st place  – 30 days free membership to the “Y”

2nd place individual – Cameron Nutrition Combo

P4P dog Alex
P4P dog Alex

3rd place – Cameron Nutrition Combo

Team Prizes:

1st place team:  $20 cash for each team member

2nd place team: $15 cash for each team member

3rd place team: $10 cash for each team member

The Wellness Committee is looking for crafty items and baked goods for an upcoming auction.  Some examples of what they are receiving are a complete lasagna meal, homemade cookies, lots of knitted items, some wood crafts, and jellies.  Any item is welcome and appreciated.  The profits will go to the Wellness Committee for future events for staff. Thank you everyone for your donations.  Auction will start November 4th and end November 15th, 2019.

Puppy Pic

Alex is a male boxer and is 6 years and 1 month old. He had a great personality and loves to play. He has an average energy level and is very friendly with strangers. He actually prefers to be around people. He knows how to sit, lay and leash loose leash walking and is house and kennel broke. He is currently up for adoption.


September 2019

Big News

  • A Big Thanks to everyone who participated in the Blood Drive on the 19th! The Winner of the Fly Rod Combo from the 9/19 Blood Drive is Craig Burgener.
     
  • Thank you to our Personnel Club and several other volunteers that help made correction’s week happen. Monday was Popcorn Payday, Tuesday was Ice Cream Social,  Wednesday was the staff BBQ Hosted by the WMCC Personnel Club in the Visiting Room, Thursday was Nacho Thursday and Friday we had Breakfast Sandwiches and Orange Juice/Water. Also, The winners for the prizes were: Insta Pot to Jolene Owen, Doorbell  to Huskey, Wagon and Chairs to Robert Gilliland, Movie and dinner gift card to Simpkin, and $100 cash to Tatro. A lot of planning and hard work went into coordinating this very special week. Thanks for everyone’s hard work.
     
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019, staff was able to participate in a dress down day for $1. The proceeds all went to the Taylor Gilpin
    Wallace Foundation for Suicide Prevention in honor of all the staff affected by suicide.

     
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019: Staff was able to participate in a dress down day in honor of Patriots Day as a Thank You for all the service men and women and all first responders.
     
  • Probation and Parole had their annual Years of Service Recognition in Columbia, MO. The following received their plaques for their years of service: Shana Spear 15 years, Kaley Stone 10 years, Jani Holt 10 years, and Janet Brewer 5 years.
     
  • The Missouri Department of Corrections joined the movement to spread awareness about fetal alcohol syndrome. On Monday, Sept. 9, staff could wear red shoes to work or after work in a show of support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day.
     
  • WMCC Personnel Club will start serving popcorn each pay day starting on Monday September 16, 2019.
     
  • The theme for the upcoming 2020 Polar Plunge has been decided.  It will be The PLUNGE and BEYOND.
     
  • CIT Training had a graduating class in September.
     
  • The Corrections Peace Officers Foundation sponsored a "Support our Own" Ride event Saturday, September 7th, 2019. There was a ride to Mid-America Harley Davidson, a BBQ was provided by Food Truck-Big Daddy’s, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, bike show, door prizes and games. All proceeds went to CPOF.  Thank you to all those who showed support.
     
CIT Training graduating class
CIT Training graduating class

Restorative justice program donated to the following:

Cameron Head Start:

16 coloring books, 1 set flash cards in add, sub, division, multiplication, states, capitals, 17 youth hats, 11 wooden stools, 4 supply caddies, 2 organizers.

Parkview Elementary:

383 hats, 11 sets calligraphy markers, 5 sketch books

Cameron Regional Medical Center:

40 infant hats and 3 baby blankets

Project Linus (Maysville Chapter)

18 fleece blankets

Caldwell County Health Department

Apples-500 pounds

Cucumbers-30 pounds

Cantaloupe-150 pounds

Good Samaritan Center Excelsior Springs Mo

Apples 235 pounds

Second Harvest St. Joseph Mo

Apples-1500 pounds

Cameron Food Bank

Apples-700 pounds

EOM Kylie Douglas
EOM Kylie Douglas

Cantaloupe 550 pounds

Squash-30 pounds

Green Beans-10 pounds

Employee of the Month

CCM II Kylie Douglas
Ms. Douglas was nominated for this award by CO II Aaron Cox and CO III Richard Smith. They state Ms. Douglas goes above and beyond her normal duties to help custody staff in Administrative Segregation. On July 19, 2019, during a use of force in housing unit one, she volunteered to assist the bubble officer to ensure the operations of the house still ran as smoothly as possible. Again on July 24, 2019, Ms. Douglas volunteered to cover the bubble due to all custody staff being busy so Sergeant Cox and the bubble officer could conduct the 11 :00 am count. On this date Ms. Douglas answered phones, took messages for custody staff and ran errands such as taking paperwork to the Captain's office on B-yard which are typically custody tasks. All of this was done in addition to her normal work load without being asked to. Ms. Douglas also frequently works overtime as a CO I to assist with staffing during critical times of offender movement.

EOM Jennifer Caldwell
EOM Jennifer Caldwell

CO III Jennifer Caldwell 


Ms. Caldwell was nominated for this award by Mike Penland, CS I. Ms. Caldwell has been an extremely valuable facilitator, assisting with making the transition for staff, offenders and 3rd shift operations during the consolidation as smooth as possible. After the employee transfer list was finalized she took the initiative to maintain contact with supervisors to ensure a smooth transfer of staff from one institution to the other. Ms. Caldwell has also provided guidance in dealing with certain offenders and her initiative has continued since her arrival. She has acted in an Assistant Shift Commander capacity in the absence of another Captain on shift. In taking on these responsibilities she has demonstrated sound decision making skills. Ms. Caldwell calmly deals with situations that arise with the offender population, ensuring not only the safety of staff, but the offender population as well. Her keen decision making abilities have helped to ensure that any situations that arise are minimized and contained so they do not lead to a major disruption in shift operations. Ms. Caldwell deals with staff issues and addresses them in a calm, professional manner and makes sure all reports and other documentation are completed and distributed properly. Ms. Caldwell can be relied upon to ensure all necessary paperwork in the Shift Commander's Office is completed and she handles it in an organized manner.

EOM Matt Hibler
EOM Matt Hibler

Supply Manager I Matt Hibler 

Mr. Hibler was nominated for this award by Willie Camarador, Executive II. With the consolidation between CRCC and WMCC, Mr. Hibler was tasked with designing a new layout for the warehouse area. Mr. Hibler worked diligently on this task, organizing, moving things from one area to another. Mr. Hibler has once again proven himself to be a go-to employee. Mr. Hibler always steps up and shows everyone that he is capable of working outside of his comfort zone. We did not encounter any delay in the operations of all the sections involved.

Awards & Recognition

High Five Awards were given to staff members who contributed in the discovery of contraband being mailed to offenders. Thanks you for your attention to detail. Your efforts encourages security within our institution. The following individuals were awarded with High Five Awards:

April Tagupa

Life Saver Award Shana Spear
Life Saver Award Shana Spear

Carolyn Joyce

Latoya Robinson

High Five Awards were given to staff members who assisted in the harvesting the orchard for the 2019 season. They picked 8,302 pounds of apples and pears. All produce was donated to local food banks and local charities. The following individuals were awarded High Five Awards:

Roberta Smith, Hannah Campbell, Abra Thomas, Casey Hansen, Sarah Eldredge, Elizabeth Jordan, Laura Andal, Polly Henley, Rise Holcomb, Megan Gilmore, Jim Gentry, Jeremy Kennedy, Jeff Rogers, Paul Drake, Steven Nixdorf, Connie Ball, Betty Lindsey, Christine Stone

Christine Stone was awarded the Warden’s Award of Excellence. Stone works very hard and gives her heart to her job. She is motivated in making a change in people’s lives. She increases staff morale by having a joyful and energetic personality. Thank you Stone for all you efforts.

Life Saver Award Steve Meek
Life Saver Award Steve Meek

New Team Members

Jessica Findly, Corrections Officer I, Effective 09/23/19

Brandon Beaderstadt, Effective 09/16/19

Trevor Adams, Corrections Officer I effective on 09-12-19

Lora Torres Bamber, Cook II, Effective 09/05/19

Joshua Bedingfield, Corrections Officer I, effective 09/09/19

Douglas Cain, Corrections Officer I, effective 09/03/19

Jacqueline Orr, Corrections Officer I, effective 09/03/19

Robert Rupp, Corrections Officer I, effective 09/03/19

Retiree Duane Hill
Retiree Duane Hill

Transfer from OCC

Joseph Deperalta, Corrections Officer I, Effective 09-22-19

Heather Haynes, Corrections Officer I, effective 09/03/19

Colby Cruz, Corrections Officer I, Effective 09/03/19

Retirements

Jim Gentry

Duane Hill

Jerry Minich

Janice Kaden

Important Dates

Retiree Jerry Minich
Retiree Jerry Minich

October 24th will be Purple Day in support of Domestic Violence month. You can wear a purple shirt this day to show your support.

Personnel Club is selling purple polo’s, if you want a purple shirt for this day please see Hannah Campbell and place your order by October 7th, 2019.

A Weight Loss Contest will be implemented for all staff who wish to participate. There will be teams of 2 staff members. The cost to join will be $6 per team. Stephen Nixdorf will weigh each of the participants and it will be kept confidential. Weigh-ins will begin on September 26, 2019 and end on the morning of November 22, 2019 for approximately 8 weeks. The team members will be required those two weigh-ins but can also weigh with Stephen when they want.  Winners will be determined by the percentage BMI lost. Articles will be sent out weekly for encouragement. Prizes are as follows:

Individuals

1st place  – 30 days free membership to the “Y”

2nd place individual – Cameron Nutrition Combo

3rd place – Cameron Nutrition Combo

Team Prizes:

1st place team:  $20 cash for each team member

2nd place team: $15 cash for each team member

3rd place team: $10 cash for each team member

FLU SHOT DATES FOR OCTOBER 2019 are as follows:

TUESDAY 10/1, FRIDAY 10/4

MONDAY 10/7, WEDNESDAY 10/9

THURSDAY 10/10, FRIDAY 10/11

TUESDAY 10/22, THURSDAY 10/24

MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY 10/28 – 10/31

6:30 am to 9:00 am

2:30pm to 4:00 pm

WMCC Assembly Room

YOU ARE TO CHOOSE DAYS THAT COINCIDE WITH YOUR RDOs

Success Story

P4P dog Boz
P4P dog Boz

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped harvest a little over 8,000 pounds of apples and pears. The staff volunteered, knowing that they would be hand picking, sorting, boxing, and placing everything in a chiller.  We had around 15 staff members and several offenders assist with this project. It was a lot of hard work and it came together quite nicely.  Thank you so much for not only everyone’s efforts directly in the orchard but thank you to those who helped behind the scenes as well. We couldn’t have done this without everyone’s part

Puppy Pic

Western Waifs Dog Program partnered with Great Plains in order to adopt dogs. Also, recently brought to us from Cameron Animal Control is Boz. He’s an older guy that likes to be by himself, but will play with other dogs too. He loves to be loved on though by his person. He knows how to sit, shake, stay, and lay down. He’s working on losing some weight though.

 

 

 


 

CPOF Floats
CPOF Floats

August 2019

Big News

The Personnel Club hosted another soda float event.  All proceeds from the event went to the Corrections Peace Officer Foundation to help other officers in difficult times.

Staff wore jeans day with a $1 donation. All proceeds were donated to the Corrections Peace Officer Foundation.

The Wellness Committee sponsored a Staff Dress Down Day for Children’s Eye Health August 13, 2019 for a $1 Donation or bring glasses. All the proceeds went to the Lion’s Club. 

RJ Hats for Youth
RJ Hats for Youth

The Wellness Committee is currently hosting an annual Wii Bowling Tournament. It began August 12, 2019 in the Assembly Room. This is a double elimination. Prizes are as follows: 1st place two $25.00 Walmart Gift Cards, 2nd place two $15.00 Walmart Gift Cards, 3rd place two $10.00 Walmart Gift Cards.

The theme for the upcoming 2020 Polar Plunge has been decided. It will be The PLUNGE and BEYOND.

Restorative justice gave 50 baby hats, 8/26/19 RJO donated 385 pounds of Cucumber, 170 pounds of Squash, and 10 pounds of Green Beans to the Maysville Nutrition Center for a total of 565 pounds of produce, 47 coloring books, 10 baby blankets with matching hats. INDIVIDUALS/AGENCIES RECEIVING FINISHED PRODUCT: Cameron Regional Medical Center, Stewartsville food bank, KCRC, Caldwell County Health Department for annual baby shower.

Employee of the Month

ET Timothy Dunagan 
Mr. Dunagan was nominated for this award by Shane Muff, CO III.There have been some difficulties with the Control Panels recently. Mr. Dunagan always comes in on his days off or after hours when called and fixes the issue at hand. Mr. Dunagan is always willing to report to the institution and does so without hesitation or complaint. He always reports for duty with a positive attitude and always remains professional.

EOM Timothy Dunagan
EOM Timothy Dunagan

CCM II Christine Stone
Ms. Stone was nominated for this award by Paul Drake, Assistant Warden, Denise Campbell, FUM, and Elizabeth Jordan, CCM II. Ms. Stone was appointed to the Restorative Justice Coordinator position in February 2019. There were three projects available to the offender population when she was assigned to the program with only two offenders participating. Since being appointed, she has rejuvenated the Restorative Justice program by implementing many new projects, while ensuring the original projects were given a new life and the attention they were needing. One of the new projects Ms. Stone implemented is making looming stocking hats for babies, youths and adults with these hats being donated locally to hospitals, schools and shelters. Other programs being implemented consists of making receiving blankets to be donated along with the hats, making comfort blankets for youth cancer patients to be donated to Project Linus, and reconditioning the orchard to donate fruit to the food pantry. Ms. Stone has overseen the disbursement of wooden step stools and wooden supply caddies to local schools made by the vocational students in Woodworking and she has involved the offenders in creating poster-sized artwork to be donated to the local Veteran's home and other community centers. Mr. Drake says, "While these activities are very beneficial to outside organizations as well as the offender, the impact of Case Manager Stone's commitment to Restorative Justice has a huge impact on the safety and security of the institution." Ms. Campbell states, "She has not only instilled a sense of pride in the projects the offenders are completing, but also a sense of charity through the giving of these great projects to those in need within the community." Ms. Jordan says, "Case Manager Stone's excitement in the new projects is infectious!"

EOM Christine Stone
EOM Christine Stone

CO II  Donald Eads
Mr. Eads was nominated for this award by CS I, Chris Brownlee. During the recent consolidation, Mr. Eads displayed exemplary leadership and coordination of this monumental task. Mr. Eads took on a large role assigning transportation staff from WMCC and CRCC specific details each day allowing a quick, expedited and safe transfer of offenders. He assigned staff to aid in the transportation, intake process, photography for ID cards and tattoos, escorting of offenders, and delivering of files to their respective areas. Mr. Eads did this without disrupting any medical or law enforcement out counts. His attention to detail in this move allowed administrative staff and supervisors to focus on the remainder of the institution and tasks at hand. CS I Brownlee states, "This is not uncommon for CO II Eads, as he does this routinely at WMCC. WMCC and the entire Department of Corrections is fortunate to have such a leader among our ranks."

New Team Members

Krista Howell, Corrections Officer I, effective 08/29/19

Cook II Nancy Sirois, 08/21/19

EOM Donald Eads
EOM Donald Eads

Jilicia Bloss, Corrections Officer I, effective 08/19/19

Derek Brown, Corrections Officer I, effective 08/12/19

April Burns, Corrections Officer I, effective 08/12/19

Nevin Curtis was effective 08/11/19

Karen Gonyea Corrections Officer I, effective 08/5/19

Promotions

Nevin Curtis promoted from COI to Chaplain effective 08/11/2019

Retirements

 COI Jack Willis is retiring effective 08/31/19

Important Dates

The 3rd annual WMCC softball tournament benefiting Special Olympics has been rescheduled to September 19, 2019. It’s at the Lathrop Baseball field (500 Elm Street). Games start at 8:00am. The cost is $200 per team of ten. Each team must have a least four females and players must be 18 years old for liability purposes. $1 per homerun or $20 for unlimited homeruns. There will be concessions, souvenirs, and a 50/50 raffle. Please register by September 06, 2019. Trophies will be given out for the top three winning teams. Contact Jenny Brownlee at WMCC.

The Special Olympics will be having an upcoming Auction. More details to come when closer to the date. 

The Corrections Peace Officers Foundation is sponsoring a "Support our Own" Ride event on Saturday, September 7th, 2019. There will be a ride to Mid-America Harley Davidison, a BBQ provided by Food Truck-Big Daddy’s, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, bike show, door prizes and games. Festivities will be 12pm-2pm.

We will meet/depart from the Shell gas station near McDonald's, here in Cameron. Kickstands up at approximately 7:45 AM, as we will be falling into line with the other Institutions from the Northwest region. We will travel to Macon, and then south to Columbia and arrive at our Destination, Mid America Harley Davidson. Please ensure you fill out the attached brochure and waiver, and submit to CCM II Jonathan Hasker prior to the 7th, or on the morning of the ride. Entry fee is $20 per rider. All proceeds go to CPOF.

The Christian Motorcyclist Association and collective group of hot rod owners are holding their 5th annual motorcycle/hot rod show at Western Missouri Correctional Center and share literature with the offender population on Saturday August 31, 2019. 

Success Story

A special thank you to the staff who assisted with cleaning out the toy shop and bringing the dog boxes over from Crossroads to Western.  It was a group effort.

 


DW Brewer with Governor Parson and Director Precythe
DW Brewer with Governor Parson and Director Precythe

July 2019

Big News

The Personnel Club held a staff BBQ to welcome the new Crossroads staff and to thank both CCRC and WMCC employees for their efforts in the consolidation. The wellness committee also had a bounce house at the BBQ.Staff members were able to go alone or could race with an opponent for fun. Suggested donation was $2. All proceeds were donated to The Heartland Baptist Association. 

For the month of July the topic chosen is Ultraviolet Safety. On July 11, 2019 staff could wear jeans and pay $1. Donations will be given to an organization for skin cancer awareness. 

EOM Alison Sperry
EOM Alison Sperry

Congratulations to Deputy Warden Brewer graduating from the Leadership Academy.There was a group that was selected

by directors of each of 16 departments across Missouri, which included Department of Corrections, Department of Education, Department of agriculture, etc. These different candidates were grouped together and each group worked on a capstone project to present to the Governor and his Executive team. Chris’ group’s project was “Improving Retention Through a Culture of Recognition.” A graduation was held July 17 and he was presented with his certificate by Governor Parson.

The theme for the upcoming 2020 Polar Plunge has been decided. It will be The PLUNGE and BEYOND.

The Restorative Justice organization gave Cameron Hospital 50 baby hats. In addition, 77 pounds of zucchini was given to

EOM Megan Gilmore
EOM Megan Gilmore

Caldwell County Health Department.They also sent 110 pounds of zucchini to Cameron Food Pantry this month.

Employees of the Month

OSA Alison Sperry
Alison Sperry was nominated for this award by Mailroom Supervisor, Shari Lee. Sperry has been very diligent in discovering e-mails suggestive of offenders engaging in multiple conduct violations. She shows up for work every day and shows she cares about her work.

CCM II Megan Gilmore 
Megan Gilmore was nominated for this award by AIO, Anthony Pelletier. On June 6, 2019, Gilmore was searching legal mail prior to handing it out to the assigned offenders. While searching she discovered that the letterhead on an envelope seemed suspicious. Further inspection of the item would reveal illegal contraband hidden in it. Due to her diligence in searching legal mail and paying attention to detail, she removed these items from the facility enhancing the safety of all staff and offender population.

EOM Chris Brownlee
EOM Chris Brownlee

CS I Chris Brownlee
Chris Brownlee was nominated for this award by CS II Dusty Jones. During the consolidation of WMCC and CRCC, Brownlee was tasked with numerous projects. He has maintained the institutional armory, supplied the less lethal observation post on A-yard, assisted with logistics for maintenance and outside contractors, acted as Chief of Custody and maintained supervisory coverage of second shift. He has worked closely with Major Clevenger to ensure all transferring staff were equipped and prepared for duty and met with Cameron ambulance and fire district to prepare a report outlining several options on access for emergency vehicles. Brownlee is a very dedicated and knowledgeable individual who cares greatly about his fellow staff members. He works with custody and non-custody alike to maintain a safe and effective operation. His experience and dedication is recognized and greatly appreciated.

EOM Jeromy Carr
EOM Jeromy Carr

CS I Jeromy Carr
Jeromy Carr was nominated for this award by CS II Dusty Jones. During the consolidation of WMCC and CRCC Mr. Carr

was tasked with numerous projects. He created post orders for the A-side less lethal post, created an extensive and comprehensive response protocol for the safe operation of MVE at CRCC, acted as Chief of Custody and maintained the efficient operation of first shift. Carr has also worked closely with the medical department to ensure that triage for sick call occurs as scheduled. He has a good working relationship with all departments and is always ready to assist in any way possible. He is knowledgeable, dedicated and cares about his staff. He works with all staff to maintain a safe and effective operation. He has worked immeasurable overtime to assist with shift and supervisory coverage. His experience and dedication is recognized and greatly appreciated.

New Team Members

Michael McCollom Boiler Operator, effective Monday, July 1, 2019

Steven Findling CO I, effective Monday, July 15, 2019

Rene Fredregill CO I, effective Monday, July 15, 2019

Dusten Sloan CO I, effective Monday, July 22, 2019

We’d also like to welcome all the CRCC staff whom transferred over. We are excited to be working alongside with you!!

Retirements

 CO II John DeWeese retiring 07/31/19

Success Story

The 3rd annual WMCC softball tournament benefiting Special Olympics has been rescheduled to September 19, 2019. It’s at the Lathrop Baseball field (500 Elm Street). Games start at 8:00 a.m. The cost is $200 per 10-member team. Each team must have a least four females and players must be 18 years old for liability purposes. $1 per home run or $20 for unlimited home runs. There will be concessions, souvenirs, and a 50/50 raffle. Please register by September 06, 2019. Trophies will be given out for the top three winning teams. Contact Jenny Brownlee at WMCC.

The Wellness Committee will be hosting an annual Wii Bowling Tournament. Registration starts July 29- Aug, 9, 2019. The cost will be $6.00 per team of two. Bowling will begin August 12, 2019 in the Assembly Room. This will be double elimination. See a Wellness member to sign up. Prizes are as follows: 1st place two $25.00 Walmart Gift Cards, 2nd place two $15.00 Walmart Gift Cards, 3rd place two $10.00 Walmart Gift Cards.

The Special Olympics will be having an upcoming Auction. More details to come when closer to the date. 

The Personnel Club will be hosting a soda float event. The event will be held in the Assembly Room. 2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. for 2nd and 3rd shifts, and at 10:00 p.m. for 1st shift on August 1st, 2019. All proceeds from this event will go to the Corrections Peace Officer Foundation to help other officers in difficult times. The cost will be $2.00 per float.

P4P dog Sluggo
P4P dog Sluggo

August 1st, 2019 will be a jeans day with a $1 donation. All proceeds for the jeans day will also be donated to the Corrections Peace Officer Foundation.

The consolidation is now completed. Way to go everyone!! It was a huge huge success!!! 

Puppy Pic
 

Sluggo, who was recently received here at Western, has been adopted.

 

 

 


June 2019

Big News

From June 3 - 7, individuals were allowed to wear jeans and contribute $1 or donate a stuffed animal each day of participation. All the proceeds went to The North Central Missouri Children's Advocacy Center in Trenton, Missouri. Thank you everyone for all your support.

Several staff members have helped out with getting the apple orchard pruned and sprayed. Future produce will go to the local pantry and to Second Harvest. A special thank you to all those individuals assisting with the orchard.

June EOM Chris Nelson
June EOM Chris Nelson

Strive for Wellness had an event on June 11 in the assembly room offering blood pressure screenings. High and low blood pressure can affect your health. Remember to take care of yourselves by having your blood pressure checked periodically.

Restorative Justice has started a new program called Hats for Youth. Several hats have already been made. These articles will, in the future, be donated to schools and local clothing shelters. Thank you so much for all your hard efforts.

The new uniforms are now in full use. Many good things have been said about the new look. A big thank you to the individuals who got everything sorted and ready to hand out.

Personnel Club held an auction June 3 -7. A portion of the money raised was donated to Special Olympics Missouri. Thank you everyone for your donations and thank you for participating.

On June 27, individuals could donate a dollar to wear jeans.  All proceeds went to an Alzheimer’s organization in St. Joseph, Missouri. Thank you for your for contribution.

Employee of the Month

CO I Chris Nelson

June EOM Amanda Dunwoodie
June EOM Amanda Dunwoodie

CO I Chris Nelson was nominated for this award by CCM II Christy Kinsman. The staff in the Program Services trailer had been relocating to VTS at the same time Kinsman had been coordinating the Kansas City edition of Pre-release. Kinsman wanted to be able to hold Pre-Release in a location that would accommodate the 28 offenders who signed up to attend in addition to the four offender facilitators and 12 different agencies scheduled to be present. She knew the trailer would not have adequate space. She spoke to  Nelson about the problem and asked if the event could be held in the Chapel. Nelson took care of getting Deputy Warden Wofford's approval and having the Chapel set up and ready to go by the time Kinsman arrived the day of the event. Kinsman stated Nelson was extremely polite and professional with the guest speakers, helpful and accommodating to her, all while keeping a watchful eye on the offenders. It was later discovered that Nelson volunteered to work his regular day off for the event. Kinsman stated, "I was completely impressed with CO I Nelson's integrity, helpfulness, professionalism and teamwork. In addition, he took initiative that resulted in a significant contribution to the department."

CCM I Amanda Dunwoodie

CCM I Amanda Dunwoodie was nominated for this award by Vocational Education Teacher, Mark Taylor. Taylor said in his nomination,  "Ms. Dunwoodie is doing an outstanding job of helping students put together resumes and she's very good at it. The Reentry Coordinator in Jefferson City passed word that one student Ms. Dunwoodie had been working with, who was released in May, had a company excited to interview him. This creates a very positive teaching environment because the students talk and start thinking about their future and what they can be doing now to change. This really helps the teaching process because students start asking more questions, helping each other more, paying closer attention and hopefully learning more."

OSA Lisa Slates

June EOM Lisa Slates
June EOM Lisa Slates

OSA Lisa Slates was nominated for this award by Vocational Education Supervisor, Keith Shurtleff. In his nomination Shurtleff said, "Amanda Slates has been going beyond her duty description to be of assistance to the Career and Technical Education program during the unexpected absence of their OSA. Upon finding out that without the OSA work orders for VTS could not be entered into the maintenance system, she voluntarily offered to enter any work orders into the system for VTS. After discovering a VTS employee had incurred an injury at work, she offered her expertise and experience gained from past situations to provide VTS with information, forms and POCs necessary for them to respond to the event in a correct and professional manner. Amand has always been pleasant to work with, making every interaction with VTS staff feel like it was a pleasure for her to help. Her positive attitude, kindness and willingness to share her expertise with other departments is refreshing and reflects great credit upon the Maintenance Department, DAI, DOC, and the State of Missouri."

Awards & Recognition

Congratulations to employees Christine Stone, Sheila Scherlinger, Latoya Robinson, Betty Lindsey for receiving a high five award!

Amanda Pugh is the Wellness Committee prize winner of the American flag for the prize for the month of June.

New Team Members

Craig Burgener, Corrections Officer I, effective Thursday, June 27, 2019

Sean Solomon, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, June 24, 2019

Benjamin Scott, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, June 17, 2019

Devin Stodden, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, June 17, 2019

P4P dog Clover
P4P dog Clover

Russell Bryant, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, June 10, 2019

Tessa Rick, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, June 10, 2019

Michael Burchett, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, June 3, 2019

Norman Stephenson, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, June 3, 2019

We’d also like to give a warm welcome to all the staff members coming over to us in the near future. We’d also like to welcome all the staff whom already transferred over. We are excited to be working alongside with you!!

Retirements

Gregory Turner Retiree 06/30/19

Important Dates

The 3rd annual WMCC softball tournament benefiting Special Olympics is July 20, 2019. It’s at the Lathrop Baseball field (500 Elm Street). Games start at 8:00 a.m.. The cost is $200 per team of 10. Each team must have a least four females and players must be 18 years old for liability purposes. $1 per homerun or $20 for unlimited homeruns. There will be concessions, souvenirs, and a 50/50 raffle. Please register by July 15, 2019. Trophies will be given out for the top three winning teams. Contact Jenny Brownlee at WMCC.

P4P dog Ducky
P4P dog Ducky

For the month of July the topic chosen is Ultraviolet Safety. On July 11, 2019 staff may wear jeans and pay $1. Donations will be given to a cancer organization for skin cancer awareness. 

The personnel Club will be holding a future staff BBQ to welcome the new Crossroads staff and to thank both CCRC and

WMCC employees for their efforts in the consolidation. The wellness committee will have a bounce house if the BBQ is held outside. Staff can either go in alone or can race with an opponent for fun. Entry will be $2 each. Half its proceeds will be donated to The Heartland Baptist Association. If the BBQ is held inside there will be an option to throw a Pie in a Face with whipped cream. It will be $1 per throw. More details will be disclosed at a later date.

The Wellness Committee will be starting a bowling tournament sometime in August. Entry will be $6 per team.  It is double elimination. Sign ups will begin July 29 and end at noon on August 9. We will begin bowling on August 12, 2019. First place will receive two $25 gift cards from Walmart, second place will be two $15 gift cards from Walmart, and third place will be two $10 gift cards from Walmart.

P4P dog Patches
P4P dog Patches

Core Training July 22-26

Core Training July 15-19

Ultraviolet Safety Day July 11

Special Olympics softball registration deadline July 15

Special Olympics softball tournament July 20

Corrections Way Seminar July 15

Motivational Interviewing July 1-2, 9-10, 30-31

Cert Training July 30-31

Wellness Committee bowling tournament sign ups begin July 29

P4P dog Sluggo
P4P dog Sluggo

Success Story

On June 6, the first consolidation move of offenders from CRCC to WMCC went very well. The inventory/packing team did an awesome job of getting property gone through. The property / footlockers were staged on the cart to make the delivery and redistribution run very smoothly. Also, delivery of the property between facilities went very smooth as well. Custody/Classification staff in HU #2 were ready to receive the offenders and got them in their cells within minutes of entering the unit. In addition, the medical staff promptly did a face to face interaction with offenders and was very responsive during the first medical emergency in the unit. The visiting room staff assisted with added security in R&O as Parole Hearings were being held in the same area. Food Service was flexible with providing the meal service after the institutional count due to unforeseen delays. The transportation / R&O staff did a remarkable job of transporting offenders between facilities as well as working on the intake process (ID / Tattoo photos). Also, during all these moves there were several staff members who worked overtime having already worked first shift the night before. The overall success of the process is made possible staff at both facilities working together. Thank you everyone for your support!!

Puppy Pic

We currently have 8 dogs. Clover, a pointer mix was recently adopted.  We just received 3 dogs (Ducky, Patches, Sluggo) and are currently looking for homes for all of them. We are also working on getting the program started with the C5 offenders.


May 2019

EOM COI David Gilgour
EOM COI David Gilgour

Big News

Fourteen staff members from WMCC attended the Torch Run on Wednesday May 22nd. Some of them started in the Chillicothe leg and worked their way around to the Trenton, Gallatin and the Cameron leg whereas some just did the Cameron leg. WMCC staff members were joined by some staff from CRCC as well. The Torch Run is an annual event to help raise awareness for Special Olympics.

The winner to the cutest pet contest was is Jani Holt with 286 votes. Thank you for all those you participated and shared your animal pictures with us. They were all very cute.

The May 2019 Wellness Committee meeting chose the subject of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention.  An article was sent to all employees and more information was added to the Wellness Bulletin Board.  Individuals were allowed to wear jeans on May 23, 2019 and contribute $1 to be given to a local cancer organization.  The blood drive was held on May 23, 2019 in the Training Trailer.  Fifty-five (55) individuals from Western Missouri Correctional Center and Crossroads Correctional Center gave blood.

OSA Shana Spear
EOM OSA Shana Spear

Employee of the Month

CO I David Gilgour
David was nominated for this award by CO II Nathan Gilmore. On March 18, 2019, while he was on his way to work David witnessed a vehicle accident on Highway 36. Upon arriving to the scene, he retrieved gloves from his utility belt and began to stabilize the injured motorist's head and shoulders. Other motorists stopped to assist and David handed out some of his own gloves to keep others from coming into contact with the injured motorist's blood and bodily fluids. David talked with the victim and kept him awake while waiting for emergency services to arrive to the scene. Officer Gilmore said, "Officer Gilgour's selfless and valorous actions display to the public that we are a department that is willing to help those in need."

Locksmith Steve Meek
Locksmith Steve Meek

OSA Shana Spear


Shana Spear was nominated for this award by OSA June Faulk. On April 12, 2019, Shana was engaged in a phone call. Faulk began to cough so she grabbed a cough drop. She immediately began choking on the cough drop and was able to get the cough drop up, but was still unable to breathe. Faulk attempted to try the Heimlich maneuver on her chair, but the desk chair was not firm enough. Ms. Spear could hear from her work area that Faulk was no longer coughing and went to see if she needed assistance. Faulk indicated that she did, in fact, need assistance and Shana attempted the Heimlich maneuver too.  Shana then went into the hallway and yelled for help. Thanks to her quick thinking Shana was able to get June Faulk the help she needed.

Locksmith Steve Meek 
Steve Meek was nominated for this award by PPS III Randy Eaton. Steve is extremely knowledgeable of locking systems and keys. He works well with fellow staff members and schedules and is always willing to help fellow staff and volunteers by working beyond his regularly scheduled shift when needed. He takes initiative and follows through to make sure each task assigned to him is completed correctly and in a timely manner. He completes his inventories, reports and supporting paperwork in a timely manner. Mr. Eaton said, "Steve's dedication to the institution and fellow staff, his reliability and willingness to help others as well as his extensive knowledge of locking systems, keys and general maintenance makes him a valuable asset to the maintenance department and the institution as a whole."

High Five Berry
High Five Berry

Awards & Recognition

Congratulations to the following employees for receiving high five awards: Chris Berry, Katherine Engel, Whitney Edwards, Andrew Webb, Stacey Anthuis and Kyle Clark.

Also, congratulations to Betty Lindsey for receiving the Award of Excellence because of the numerous hours of overtime she has worked. Anytime there is bad weather she is the first to stay and make sure the needs of the institution are met.

High Five Engel and Edwards
High Five Engle and Edwards

New Team Members

Adam Sprague, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, May 6, 2019

Timothy Gardner, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, May 6, 2019

Ronnie Ledford, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, May 13, 2019

Clowie Coffey, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, May 20, 2019

High Five Anthius
High Five Anthius

Kayla Roseman, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, May 20, 2019

Elianna Starcev, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, May 20, 2019

Jeremiah Kranig, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, May 20, 2019

Charli Ritter, Corrections Officer I, effective Monday, May 20, 2019

Lewis Barron, Corrections Officer I, effective Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Retirements

Award of Excellence Betty Lindsey
Award of Excellence Betty Lindsey

CO I Ed Smith, Retiring 05/31/19

CO I Howard Hullinger, Retiring 05/31/19

Academic III Teacher Annette Young, Retiring 05/31/19

Cook II Nancy Sirois, Retiring 05/31/19

 

Ed Smith retirement
Ed Smith retirement

 

Important Dates

Personnel Club is wanting to change our t-shirts and get a new design and logo but we need your help. If you would like to, we are taking ideas for new t-shirt design and logo and will be accepting ideas until June 3.

Personnel Club is going to have an auction June 3 - 7. The winners will be announced by 3:30 p.m. on June 7. The Personnel Club is going to donate a portion of the proceeds received from this Auction to Special Olympics Missouri!

Hullinger retirement
Hullinger retirement

The Third annual WMCC softball tournament benefiting Special Olympics is July 20, 2019. It’s at the Lathrop Baseball field (500 Elm Street). Games start at 8:00 a.m. The cost is $200 per 10-member team. Each team must have a least four females and players must be 18 years old for liability purposes. $1 per homerun or $20 for unlimited homeruns. There will be concessions, souvenirs, and a 50/50 raffle. Please register by July 15, 2019. Trophies will be given out for the top three winning teams. Contact Jenny Brownlee at WMCC.

Success Story

WMCC was awarded the 2018 Top Organization of the year for the Blood Center. 

Annette Young retirement
Annette Young retirement

Puppy Pic

 

This is Skeletor. He is a male Pit bull Terrier Mix. He’s about two years old. He has learned how to sit, shake and is working on the stay command.He loves being next to his person all the time, but he also still has a lot of energy. He has a happy and loving personality. He’s up for adoption.

 

 

P4P dog Skeletor
P4P dog Skeletor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


April 2019

Employee health fair
Employee health fair

Big News

Recreation staff from WMCC have been working at CRCC to learn more about movements, working with level 5 offenders and getting to work with the staff coming to work at WMCC.

Building of parameter lethal fence is still under construction

The health fair was a huge success. Thank you for all those who participated.

We expect to have the C-5 offenders moved in on A side within the next couple months.

Resource fair
Resource fair

Thank you Hannah Campbell for playing the role of the Easter Bunny and thank you to all you DOC family for bringing your families and sharing this joyful experience.

Some of the WMCC P&P staff attended the Resource Fair in downtown Kansas City on April 18, in honor of Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Awareness. There were various vendors there, addressing everything from housing, mental health services, substance abuse services, employment, etc., a motivational speaker and a Client Success Panel. It was hosted by District 4W, Second Chance, Footprints, The Dumas Company and Christian Fellowship Ministries.

Tablet holders will be sold in the coming future.

The Restorative Justice program donated 19 children’s stools and 21 tool caddies to Parkview Elementary school here in Cameron. The program also donated an additional 341 coloring books to Cameron Parkview elementary school, Maysville elementary, and Maysville WIC office.

Easter Bunny
Hannah Campbell as the Easter Bunny

The HSE program had 40 graduates on April 25, 2019. A ceremony was held in visiting room. Family and friends were in attendance.

Crime Victims' Rights Week was April 7 – 13. A ceremony was held at Kelsey Park on April 12, where a balloon release took place. A check for $425.25 was given to KC Mothers in Charge.

 

Employees of the Month

KC Mothers in Charge
KC Mothers in Charge

CO II Mark Hoaglund

Mark has proven time and again to be invaluable on many different levels. He sets an excellent example to fellow staff with his professionalism, dependability and positive attitude. As a supervisor he never fails to complete his job duties in a timely manner and is always there for his staff whenever they have a problem. He has been an excellent mentor especially to new sergeants who often look to him for guidance. Mark's supervisors frequently go to him with matters that need addressed or looked into as his proven dependability has shown that he will handle any matter quickly and efficiently.

EOM Mark Hoaglund
EOM Mark Hoaglund

Vocational Education Teacher Mark Taylor

Mark has accepted work projects from within the institution. He has also consented to have his students assist with some future welding needs related to the consolidation. He developed a weekly welding competition between his students covering the skills they had learned during the week. This competition truly motivates the students and helps build a spirit of teamwork. He goes beyond the mark, working with case managers, IPOs and DOC re-entry partners to help his students find employment after release. Committed to safety, he is always looking for ways to improve the safety of others. Mark also designed, constructed and deployed an air ventilation system to help keep the welding fumes to a minimum. Mr. Shurtleff said, “Mark’s deep dedication to the mission, his students and his fellow employees reflects great credit upon DORS, the DOC and the State of Missouri.”

EOM Mark Taylor
EOM Mark Taylor

MS I Bryan Bueltman

Bryan does an excellent job of keeping the equipment running in food service with very little down time. He performs preventative maintenance on the equipment regularly to minimize disruptions to normal operations due the equipment failure. He takes initiative and follows through to make sure each project assigned to him is completed correctly and in a timely manner. Mr. Eaton said, “Bryan’s strong work ethic, excellent time and attendance record, communication skills and vast working knowledge of most areas of maintenance makes him a valuable asset to the Maintenance Department and the institution as a whole.” He has done an excellent job keeping everything going. He is always very helpful and stays pretty busy. Bryan does an excellent job of keeping staff informed of what is currently being fixed, what is needing repaired and where he is at in the process of fixing them. He takes pride in his work and is always checking with Food Service staff to see if there is anything that is needing his attention.

Bryan Bueltman EOM
Bryan Bueltman EOM

Awards & Recognition

  • Health Fair gift card winners: Megan Shrewsbury, Christy Kinsman, Brooke Chapman, Terrolyn Milsap
  • Congratulations to Brenda France and Teri Penland for receiving a certificate of recognition from Alana Boyles.  “Thank you for being an outstanding employees. Your peers have recognized you as someone who goes above and beyond your normal duties.”

New Team Members

Wilhite, Raymond            04/01/2019

Jackson, Lonnie                 04/08/2019

Peterson, Grant                04/08/2019

Wren, James                      04/08/2019

Waters, John                      04/18/2019

Promotions

Retiree Karen Stollings
Retiree Karen Stollings

Kerby Miller –Promotion-MECC 04/21/19

Retirements

FUM-Karen Stollings-April 1

 

Training

This month had two core class weeks come and go, along with a Glock handgun re-certification class. Also our Cert team along with CRCC spent training at the 1st of the month for 20 hours for three gun re-qualification. Training upcoming for the month of May is back to Motivational Interviewing and also two class days of Professional Interaction.

Town Hall Report

Penland and France
Penland and France

A total of nine staff members were in attendance between the three shifts. The consolidation of WMCC and CRCC progress was discussed. A memorandum to all staff regarding consolidation was distributed as a result of this meeting. Topics regarding the satellite medical unit was discussed with medical staff and follow up information was provided. The overall safety and security of the institution with regards to C-5 offenders was discussed. Concerns regarding staffing in Food Service was discussed.

Important Dates

  • There will be a bowling tournament coming up in the next couple months. Any money raised will be applied to the wellness committee.  
  • Special Olympics is planning to have a silent auction in the next couple months
  • Wednesday May 8 is Truman’s Day
  • The Personnel Club will be having a cutest pet contest in the month of May and the winner will receive a gift card
  • Special Olympics has an upcoming softball tournament in July
  • Special Olympics has the Torch Run on May 22nd

Success Story

Thank you for the rapid participation of staff for the offender accountability class. That made this a success story that had a May 1 deadline. A big thank you from the training staff goes out to our instructors Whitney Edwards, Andrew Webb, Chris Berry, and Lorieann Hunter! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Puppy Pic

P4P dog Emmie
P4P dog Emmie

Emmie was adopted 04/24/2019