Thursday, July 24, 2008

A blast from the past

I just located the DVD of the public service messages the 2006-2007 South Middle School Journalism Club did for Fox 14's "Think About It" series. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Aron Hembree wins third place in Joplin Public Library writing contest

Former South Middle School student Aron Hembree, who will be a freshman at Joplin High School this fall, captured third place in the fiction category of the annual Joplin Public Library/Joplin Writers Guild Writing Contest. The awards were presented tonight in the library meeting room.

Another former SMS student, Mary White, received honorable mention in the high school division.

Neither was able to attend the ceremony.

Mr. Turner talks about writing Small Town News

I recently uncovered a 2006 television interview I did with Springfield journalist Ron Davis. The first half of the interview centered around the writing of my first book, Small Town News, and how it was inspired by students in my creative writing classes.