OTC Foundation receives $21,000 from Reliable Superstore for Automotive student scholarships

The OTC Foundation, the fundraising arm of Ozarks Technical Community College, has received a gift of $21,000 from Tony Stubblefield, vice president and managing partner of Reliable Superstore, to be used for scholarships for students in the College’s Automotive programs.

“We are grateful for the generosity of Tony Stubblefield and Reliable Superstore, and for their investment in our students,” said Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College. “These scholarships will make it possible for more Automotive students to complete their training and go to work, which will in turn benefit the entire community.”

The gift will be used to establish two endowed scholarships with $10,000 each: the Reliable Toyota Lexus Scion Automotive Scholarship, for students in the Automotive Technology or Auto Collision Repair Technology programs, and the Reliable BMW/Audi Springfield Automotive Scholarship, for students in the Automotive Technology, Auto Collision Repair Technology, or Diesel Technology programs.  The remaining $1,000 will be used to provide two $500 scholarships in the fall 2012 semester.

“When area industry leaders support our students and our programs, it gives those students confidence that employers like what they are getting from OTC,” added Cliff Davis, vice chancellor for Advancement | Workforce Development and executive director of the OTC Foundation. “The support of Tony Stubblefield and Reliable Superstore is greatly appreciated.”

Reliable Superstore is a multi-franchise auto complex located on more than 20 acres at the corner of Sunshine Street & Highway 65 in Springfield, Mo., featuring sales & service for Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Audi and Scion.  In addition to new franchise vehicles, Reliable Superstore also includes a used car dealership, as well as factory certified pre-owned vehicles.  Other services include Toyota Rent-A-Car, Toyota Certified Collision repair, factory trained technicians and a comprehensive parts warehouse.  The dealership is entering its 21st year in business with annual sales in excess of $120,000,000 and more than 150 employees.

The OTC Foundation, now in its 14th year of operation, works to meet the ever-increasing needs of Ozarks Technical Community College through the funding of scholarships, new programs, and capital improvement projects.

Reliable Toyota Presents – Rumble Time At The Shrine

WEIGH IN WILL BE FRIDAY AT 4 PM AT THE DOUBLETREE.

DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 ON SATURDAY AT THE SHRINE. FIRST FIGHT AT 6: 30

WELTERWEIGHT (MMA)  ALLAN GIBSON 5-1 (SPRINGFIELD MISSOURI)  V  OWEN EVENGER 7-2 (KANSAS CITY MISSOURI)

MIDDLEWEIGHTS   RAMON BARBER 1-0 (PITTSBURG KANSAS) V BRIAN TROUT (SPRINGFIELD MISSOURI)

HEAVYWEIGHTS   WES OSBORNE (SPRINGFIELD MISSOURI) v KEITH JACKSON (SPRINGFIELD MISSOURI)

HEAVYWEIGHTS    MAURENZO SMITH 8-2 (HOUSTON TX)    V  CHUCKY DILLARD  5-10 (LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS)

CO MAIN EVENT

IBF ELIMINATOR. WINNER WILL FIGHT FOR THE WORLD TITLE
CORY SPINKIS 38-6 (ST LOUIS MO) V  SECHEW POWELL 26-3 (BROOKLYN NEW YORK)

MAIN EVENT

NORTH AMERICAN TITLE DEFENSE
BJ FLORES 26-1 (17KOS) SPRINGFIELD MO  V  HUGO PINEDA 39-5 (28KOS) BARANQUILLA COLUMBIASPRINGFIELD, MO

 

Tom Morris and FM promotions is glad to team up with Danger boy events/BJ Flores and Don King Productions for two important fights on January 28th. This event will take place at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield Missouri and is starting to turn into a very entertaining night of fighting. Five professional boxing matches will make this a can’t miss event for the people in Springfield, Missouri. #3 WBO world rated Cruiserweight BJ Flores will headline in the main event and Cory Spinks and Sechew Powell face off in an important IBF Jr. Middleweight eliminator fight. Flores is starting to put Springfield, Missouri on the map as far as boxing goes, and he is building an increasingly large fan base in the Springfield area. Flores sold out the last event at the O’Reily Events Center and looks to do the same thing again at the Shrine Mosque on January 28th.

Five- time world champion Cory “Next Generation” Spinks will take on former title challenger and #4 IBF World rated Sechew “Iron Horse” Powell in a pivotal fight for both fighters in their respective careers. The winner will face Cornelius Bundrage for the IBF world title on the next fight and Don King has ensured that this fight will in fact take place on the BJ Flores card on January 28th. Spinks is hoping to fight for his 6th world title with a win over the very talented Powell.

WBO #3 World rated and NABO and NABA US champion as well as WBC Continental Americas champion BJ Flores, is in heavy training for his North American championship fight on January 28th. Flores will also be fighting for the recently vacated NABF title that was given up by Nigerian World Rated Lateef Kayode in place of facing the Flores. This will be Flores third North American title fight in the last 6 months and is starting to turn some heads with the large crowds that have showed up for his July and October fights. The world rated Flores has kept a very active schedule and his recent signing with iconic promoter Don King has seem to put a bounce in his step.

Flores says, “It is an honor to have two fighters like Cory and Sechew fight on my card on January 28th in Springfield, Missouri. When I got the call from Don yesterday he told me it was a done deal. I have grown up fighting with both of these guys and have followed their careers and this is sure to be a great addition to the card and a very exciting fight for the people in Springfield, Missouri. The fans in Missouri are very energetic and I couldn’t think of a better place to stage this important elimination fight!” Flores goes on to say “I will be fighting for the third time in six months and I’m just doing what I love to do. We have offered this fight to top American contenders Andres Taylor 21-1, Aaron Williams 21-3, James Cermack 17-2, Jeremiah Graziano 15-0 and Ed Perry 18-4. We hope to have an opponent nailed down by the end of the week.”

When asked if Flores was disappointed in Lateef Kayode vacating the NABF title instead of facing him Flores said, “I understand boxing is a business. My attitude has changed. I want to fight often and the best opponents possible. After my loss to Danny Green I immediately wanted to fight a big name guy in the states. I wanted Kayode and he refused to fight me. I won the NABO interim title and instead of facing me he vacated the NABO title and I became full champion. When I moved into the #1 spot by the NABF and President Joe Dwyer informed Team Kayode that he had to face me next they said “we appreciate the opportunity but we will be vacating the title. So, I’m used to it. I’m just glad Mr. King has gotten behind this big event and is helping us promote and make it big!! Don is coming back and so am I!!”

One thing for sure is that the fans of Springfield, Missouri are in for a real treat on January 28th. The fight will be held at the historic Shrine Mosque and tix can be purchased at the Box office or on Metrotix. 1-800-293- 5949 for tickets.

 

KEEPING KIDS SAFE PROJECT

FREE digital fingerprint & photo program for all children that attend!

This specialized equipment tours the country and will only be in our area during the following times!

Friday, February 17th 3:00PM-7:00PM
and
Saturday, February 18th 10:00AM-4:00PM

WHO: Children of all ages.
We welcome families from the community to come attend this event hosted by one of the top child safety programs in the country! There is
no age limit.

WHAT: FBI quality digital fingerprints and photographs.
S.I.P. Kids will take a child’s picture and fingerprints, using a digital inkless fingerprint capture device, and include them as part of the child’s file that is provided to the parent. The parents can use the record to give directly to authorities anywhere to instantly aid in an investigation. There will also be community organizations present to provide safety information to families.

WHY: Many children are reported missing each day in the U.S.
Most are found within hours and have happy endings, and police officials say that time is critical in the recovery of missing children. One major problem that costs precious time is the gathering of current photographs, fingerprints, and statistical information to assist law enforcement agencies.

Come rain or shine! Reliable Toyota and The Keeping Kids Safe Project are dedicated to providing this service free for the community. The majority of our activities will take place inside the showroom to provide shelter from uncertainties in the weather.

No Data Basing: No records of the visit are maintained. The only record of the visit will go home with parents for safekeeping. S.I.P. Kids will not take any personal information from the children. A photo and fingerprints are taken and parents fill in the personal profile for their records once they are in the privacy of their own home.

Local Contact: Lincoln Whisler 417-889-9000
Keeping Kids Safe Project by S.I.P. Kids — Cedar Falls, Iowa
Phone 319.268.4111 — www.KeepingKidsSafeProject.com — Visit us on Facebook!

Press Release: Reliable Toyota Lexus BMW Audi & Scion Gives $120,000 to Local & SW Missouri Charities

Springfield Automotive Dealership Reliable Toyota Lexus BMW Audi & Scion is distributing checks totaling $120,000 to Joplin and Springfield Area charities as part of their Road To Recovery fund raising effort following the May 2011 Tornado disaster in Joplin Missouri.

Springfield, MO December 16, 2011 — Following the May 2011 Tornado disaster in Joplin MO, Tony Stubblefield and the employees of Reliable Toyota Lexus BMW Audi & Scion began a charitable fundraising effort to help with the rebuilding efforts in Joplin Missouri. $100 was set aside for every vehicle sold at the dealership from Memorial Day through Labor Day in 2011.

Customers were able to designate a local charity they would like to see the $100 from their purchase go to. Customer Specified Charities totaled nearly $50,000. The balance of funds will be paid to charities nominated by Reliable Employees. The Largest donation will go to Joplin Public School Tornado Fund in the amount of $45,100.

Checks have already been going out and started with $1,200 worth of bottled water just days after the tornado stuck. $10,000 has already been donated to the Joplin Public School Fund and the balance will be given this December.

In addition to the $100,000 raised during this effort, Reliable Superstore donated an additional $20,000 to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, a local charity founded by Mary Beth O’Reilly to support woman and families impacted by breast cancer.

“Our hearts go out to all those who have lost their homes and personal belongings, more importantly, their loved ones. We are thinking of you and we are proud to be able to assist Joplin in their Road to Recovery.” – Tony Stubblefield, Vice President/Managing Partner

$20,000 of the funds were made available as matching donations from Toyota Motor Sales USA and Lexus, a division of Toyota Motor Sales USA. A complete list of charities and the amounts donated are attached and also available online at www.reliableautos.com

Reliable Superstore:

Reliable Toyota Lexus BMW Audi & Scion is a 20+ acre multi-franchised complex located in Springfield, Missouri in the heart of the Ozarks. With over 170 employees and annual sales in excess of $120,000,000. They sell & service automobiles from Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Audi and Scion. In addition to new franchise vehicles they also offer factory certified pre-owned vehicles, Toyota Rent-A-Car, Toyota Certified Collision repair, factory trained technicians and a comprehensive parts warehouse. Reliable employees are well trained and dedicated to elevating The Customer Experience

Contact:

Lincoln Whisler, Marketing Director
Reliable Superstore
417-889-9000
www.ReliableAutos.com

Reliable Toyota & BJ Flores To Donate $10,000 To Local Charities

North American Champion And Top World Rated Cruiserweight BJ Flores (26-1 17 KO) Will Be Showing His Appreciation This Friday At 3 PM At Reliable Superstore At Sunshine & 65. Team Flores In Association With Reliable Superstore And Tony Stubblefield Will Be Making Two Separate Checks Of $5,000 Each To Two Of BJ’s Most Important Charities. Springfield Boys And Girls Club And The Care To Learn Foundation.

Flores Will Be Back In Action On January 28Th At The Shrine Mosque, Where He Defends His NABO North American Title And Also Fights For The Vacant NABF Title That Will Give Flores Sole Control Of All 4 North American Belts And Move Him One Step Closer To The Coveted World Title Shot. This Will Be Flores’s Third Fight Within A 6 Month Period And The Boxing World Is Starting To Take Notice Of The Active Schedule And The Large And Boisterous Crowds That Show Up Whenever He Fights. “I Love Fighting In My Hometown. The Fans Are Great And The People Get Excited. Its Great To Be Able To Stay Busy And Fight Often”. Flores Is Currently Rated As High As #3 In The World Ratings But Is Looking Forward To Gaining That Number One Spot After His Fight In January.

But First Things First……

Chris Whitehead Of The Springfield Boys And Girls Club Of Springfield Will Be Accepting The Check Of $5,000 On Behalf Of The Organization. The Springfield Boys And Girls Club Is Where BJ Started His Young Boxing Career And Was Responsible For Giving BJ The Means And The Transportation To Travel All Around The Country And Fight In Tournaments All Over America. “The Springfield Boys Club Is Where I Had My First Fight At 10 Years Old. This Wonderful Organization Has Helped Me To Experience So Much At Such A Young Age. I Was Taught That If I Trained Hard And Was Diligent In My Training Sessions Than I Would In Fact Be Able To Participate In Any Tournament If I Qualified For It. This Gave Me Great Motivation And I Can Never Thank Those People Who Helped Me Enough”.

Doug Pitt Of The Care To Learn Foundation, Will Be Accepting The Check On Behalf Of Care To Learn. Care To Learn Is A Charity That Makes Sure Elementary Age And Junior High Age Children Have All Of Their Basic Hygiene Needs Met. Pitts Organization Has Helped Many Schools All Over The State Of Missouri And Is Glad To Have BJ & Reliable Superstore Involved With This Great Cause. “When I First Heard About The Care To Learn Foundation I Immediately Remembered Back To What It Is Like To Be A Young Child And Not Have Money. I Didn’t Come From The Most Wealthy Background And Things Were Tight But I Always Remember Having My Basic Needs Covered And It Is Very Important That Children And Middle Aged Kids Have A Fair Chance. This Is Something I Believe In And Proud To Be A Part Of”.

Tony Stubblefield And BJ Flores Will Be Presenting The Checks Together At 3 PM And This Event Is Open To The Public. Tickets For The Fight Go On Sale This Saturday At The Shrine Mosque Box Office Or Available For Purchase On Ticketmaster.Com

Five-Star Composite Rating for All-New 2012 Camry

Statement from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Regarding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Five-Star Composite Rating for
All-New 2012 Camry

We are very pleased that the all-new 2012 Camry has earned a five-star composite safety rating
from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The fact that the Camry earned
this five-star overall score after enduring a more rigorous NHTSA testing procedure targeted at
raising the bar for overall vehicle safety is testament to the strong design, and safety-focused
engineering consumers can expect in the nation’s top-selling car.
The redesigned 2012 Camry features a reinforced body structure that utilizes high-strength steel
construction to help withstand cabin deformity during certain severe collisions, absorb impact
energies and help enhance occupant safety. Each Camry is also equipped with a class-leading 10
standard airbags to help protect occupants in the event of a collision. Like all Toyota models, the
2012 Camry is equipped with Toyota’s Star Safety System™ standard, which includes Vehicle
Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic
Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. The Star Safety System™ also features the
standard Smart Stop Technology brake-override system, and a tire pressure monitoring system as
standard equipment.
Vehicle safety and the development of technologies that forward the safety mission, such as Camry’s
available Blind Spot Monitor, remain a priority at Toyota. Our designers and engineers will
continue their efforts toward occupant safety, and, in doing so, help raise the bar for vehicle safety
industry-wide.

Sienna, Safety Is In The Numbers

Recently The 2011 Toyota Sienna Was Recognized as On Of The Safest Cars On The Road!
Information Source:  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Toyota Sienna

Type: Minivan

Overall Death Rate: 0

Death Rate in Multi-Vehicle Crashes: 0

Death Rate in Single-Vehicle Crashes: 0

Death Rate in Single-Vehicle Rollovers: 0

Website: http://www.mainstreet.com/slideshow/smart-spending/autos/safest-cars-road

Driving More Efficiently

 

  1. Drive Sensibly – Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money
  2. Remove Excess Weight – Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your vehicle, especially heavy ones. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by up to 2 percent. The reduction is based on the percentage of extra weight relative to the vehicle’s weight and affects smaller vehicles more than larger ones.
  3. Avoid Excessive Idling – Idling gets 0 miles per gallon. Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas at idle than do cars with smaller engines.
  4. Use Cruise Control – Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas.
  5. Use Overdrive Gears – When you use overdrive gearing, your car’s engine speed goes down. This saves gas and reduces engine wear.

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