President Report

Lindell Lindsey

Hello, everyone! It’s that time of year when we are all feeling too busy and stressed out.  I hope you are all able to take some extra time with family and friends during the holiday season.  Don’t forget that our Convention is coming up.  The dates are February 19-21, 2018 in Springfield, MO, at the same location (Ramada Oasis Hotel & Convention Center).  Our entertainment this year will be something you won’t want to miss!!!  We hope to see you all there!

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Vice President Report

James Q. Cook Jr

As 2017 comes to an end, it is both time to look back at the year and also look forward to 2018. 

Here at Ark-Mo Well Drilling, it was a good year.  The number of wells we drilled was down, but we picked up enough service work to make up a lot of the short fall.  As some of you know, we have greatly expanded our electrical and HVAC business.  This has been a great thing to fill in during the slow well drilling and pump service times. 

 Looking forward to next year, we are excited.  The economy is looking strong, both nationally and locally.  The farmers had a good year and are talking about the work they want to do next year.

It was my pleasure to attend the NGWA water well convention in Nashville this year and along with my wife, Linda, represented the MWWA as voting delegates.  This was my second time to be a delegate.  The NGWA is an impressive organization; the show is run very professionally.  Seminars are well attended and very interesting.  At the delegates meeting, you see how successful the organization is.  A look at the income, expenses and balance sheet tells you how involved in the water industry the NGWA is.

Let’s not forget that the MWWA convention is in February and in Springfield again.  I am looking forward to seeing everybody at this year’s show.  The entertainment should be quite interesting.

Secretary Report
Richard Linebaugh

I recently attended the States Peer to Peer meeting at The National Groundwater Show in Nashville. A full report will be given to the MWWA Board in January.

The lowered attendance this year was attributed to the NGWA forming a States Leadership meeting that appeared to split off a lot of the delegates that would have normally been present at the Peer to Peer meeting. The NGWA said they would look into it.

The NGWA spent considerable time trying to get input as to why the State organizations were not utilizing the majority of the NGWA services provided. They were offering speakers to go to different events sponsored by the affiliate State organization.

I am looking very forward to the MWWA Show in February.  If you have not had the opportunity to go to the Bass Pro Museum, be sure to make those plans while attending the show. It is wonderful.

Treasurer’s Report

Shawn Schnell

Hello, everyone!  Hope everyone’s doing well.  With days being shorter and the cold setting in, it makes it pretty difficult to get all the jobs done.  Doesn’t seem that long ago we were all complaining about how hot it was!  Not much to report on from the Treasurer side of things.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the convention.  Should be very entertaining, to say the least!  Please take time to come, as the association is already working on behalf of each and every well driller and pump company.  So, come and sign up to be a member.  Someday you may need them, too. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


District Reports

District 1
Mark Finch

I hope everyone has had a good year.  I will say that it’s been slower this year for us than normal.  We’re optimistic that work will pick up next year.

Make sure to go to the convention this year.  Have a safe and happy holiday season!

District 2
Josh Schnell

Hello from District 2!  Hope everyone is staying warm in what has been, so far, a milder winter than we’ve been having.   Everything is quiet in District 2.

The Convention is fast approaching and, as always, we are looking forward to a big crowd, looking forward to seeing the familiar faces, and hopefully seeing some new ones.  We are always looking for new members, as we are striving to grow and make the drilling community stronger every year.

Hope everyone has safe travels this holiday season.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! has any questions, give me a call.

District 3
Dan Beffa, Jr

Hope everyone has had a good fall.  Weather has been on our side, so far.  That, I’m sure, will change, so hang on.  This year’s convention is set to go.  I hope everyone can take a little time to come.  The entertainment this year should be very entertaining.  I will have to see this to believe it!  We are also doing another Honda quad drawing and a Honda generator drawing.  If anyone has any concerns or questions for this year’s convention, please give me a call at 573-280-0703 or 573-346-6047.

District 4
Jim Klinkhardt

No Report

District 5
Errol Choate

Season’s Greetings from District #5!

Beginning this year, you can sign up for the Missouri Water Well Association by filling out the back page of this booklet. This year’s convention will be held in Springfield and is going to be the best ever! Springfield is proud to host this year’s convention at the Ramada Oasis, with Micro-wrestling as entertainment.  There will also be a raffle for Honda 4-wheeler and Honda generator.  Bass Pro Shops has also opened the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium. So, plan to attend; you won't want to miss it!

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Don't forget to sign up for the MWWA! See you in February!


Christmas is just around the corner, and even though it is one of my favorite times of the year, I know that it’s usually a very busy time for everyone.  I always think I am going to find more time to get things done “next year”😊. 

Our 2018 Convention will again be held at The Ramada Hotel and Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, MO, February 19-21, 2018.  There is a tentative, draft convention schedule in the back of this newsletter.  Again, at this year’s convention, we will be selling tickets for a Honda ATV raffle.  Tickets can be purchased from board members and at the registration table during the convention.  The cost is $20 each or 6 for $100.  This year’s entertainment promises to be very exciting…and unique!  So, plan to come by and see us.  We are hoping for a great crowd!

Just a reminder that the deadline for the MWWA scholarship is January 1, 2018.  If you need a scholarship application, I can email a copy of the form to you or you can find it on our website (mwwa.mowaterwellassociation@yahoo.com).  The scholarship award recipients will be announced at the 2018 Convention.

I want to say “thank you” to the MWWA board and to all of you who have been so kind and patient with me as I learn the ropes of my new position.  Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional information regarding the 2018 Convention or anything else I can help you with.  I am looking forward to seeing you all!
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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