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Jack E. Dawson photo

Degrees and Certifications:

Missouri Southern State College, 1972

Webb City High School, 1968
Webb City R-7 Hall of Fame, 2007

Mr. Jack E. Dawson

Art instructor in Derby, Kansas and Webb City, Missouri, 1973-1980

Created the inspirational “Praying Hands Memorial” in Webb City, 1971-1973

Created the Kneeling Miner Statue honoring the

Miners and Families of Webb City & the Lead and Zinc Mining Industry as a United States Bicentennial and Webb City Centennial Project

Recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from MSSC, 1978

Created the Webb City Story, a 4’x30’ mural depicting the history of Webb City

Recipient of Missouri State Senate and House of Representatives resolutions for contributions to Art in Missouri

Recipient of the Sam Walton Community Business Award

Featured watercolorist at the National Arts and Crafts Festival in Silver Dollar City-Branson, Missouri 1977-1986

Featured Artist in the Missouri Life Magazine

Vice-President of Dawson Furniture Company overseeing product development and design 1980-2005

Served on the Webb City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Served on the MSSC Foundation Board

Featured Artist in the Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Received the Webb City Community Teachers Award, 2007

Creator of inspirational art that honors Christ and His Message of Love and Hope. This work is distributed nationally and worldwide through private licenses and Bittersweet Gallery.



Kelli Pryor photo

Degrees and Certifications:

University of Missouri School of Journalism (Summa Cum Laude - 4.0 & top ranking graduate), 1986

Webb City High School, 1982
Webb City R-7 Hall of Fame, 2007

Mrs. Kelli Pryor

Journalist: The Webb City Sentinel, Life Magazine, New York Magazine, and the founding staff of Entertainment Weekly

Novelist and Biographer

A screenwriter for television and film projects developed by: Warner Brothers Studios, ABC Family, Disney, Dreamworks Studio, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Hallmark Channel and Lifetime Network

Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow