NEOSHO, MO.--- Neosho's long time public works director is retiring. Mike Hightower has been the public works director for more than 32 years. Employees threw a farewell party in his honor today. Hightower says some of his favorite projects he oversaw include, a recent water project, water and waste improvements, and a drainage project along jefferson street. Hightower admits he will miss somethings about the position.
"the planning and the time together discussion in making plans for future developments and things like that, and solving problems. I'll miss some of that," said Mike Hightower, Retiring.
Hightower says he's not completely done in the workforce yet. He has accepted a job as an operator at the Missouri American Water plant in Joplin.
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