Southwest Area

Area Contact Information

P.O. Box 140
Duenweg, MO 64841-0140
Phone: 417-624-5505


Area Staff:

Jana Fornelli, Program Manager

Counties served:
Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Vernon, Webster and Wright

Southwest Area events

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SW Area Golf Tournament

August 2 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
2000 Richard Webster Drive
Carthage, MO 64836 United States

AREA TOURNAMENT – Monday, August 2nd Tee Time: 8:00 AM – please arrive by 7:30 AM LOCATION: Carthage Golf Course 2000 Richard Webster Drive Carthage, MO 64836   Teams must…

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The Truck Convoy

September 25
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The Great Punkin’ Splash Festival

October 23

Southwest Area blog

Brett Harper, Special Olympics Missouri athlete.

SOMO adds 2 to World Games torch run

Brett Harper, Special Olympics Missouri athlete from the Southwest Area, and Lee’s Summit Police Officer Amanda Geno will run with the Flame of Hope in Russia, leading up to the start of the 2022 Special Olympics World games in Kazan. SOMO announced the selections on April 5.

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A true SOMO volunteer: Mark Priebe

This post was written by SOMO Volunteer Biographer, Robert Cole When Mark Priebe first began working as a police officer, he didn’t realize how important it would be to honor…

Mark Priebe

2019 LETR John Michael Letz Award

The John Michael Letz Award is the highest honor given within the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri. It is our unsung hero award. The first recipient of…

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Inclusion Revolution: Building Friendships One Game at a Time

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Joplin High School hosted the first annual Inclusion Revolution. More than 200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities from Joplin, Lamar, and Stockton joined approximately…

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Kevin Chapman of Southwest Area named best SOMO coach, others honored

All of the coaches below were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri from their respective areas at the SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon Oct. 19 in Columbia. Each year, Special Olympics…

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