City offices - Hwy. 142 & Park
hospitals - 20 mi. in Poplar Bluff
Border Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Poplar Bluff, MO,
provides electric power for Neelyville, and United Cities is the
city's natural gas provider. The City of Neelyville provides both
sewer and water services for its residents. Alltell is the local
telephone service provider, and internet service may be obtained
through a local ISP in Poplar Bluff.
unemployment rate of Butler County in February, 2001, was 5.3 percent
with an available workforce of 19,182. Only 1,019 people in Butler
County are unemployed with 18,163 having gainful employment. The
average hourly wage for the county, as of March, 2000, was $11.34
per hour in the manufacturing sector and $10.23 in non-manufacturing.
county's major employers are Three Rivers Healthcare with 1,500
employees; Briggs & Stratton Corporation which employs 1,100 to
manufacture internal combustion engines; Rowe Furniture Company,
with 918 employees; Gates Rubber Company, whose 518 employees manufacture
radiator hoses; and Wal-Mart with 500 associates.
students stay in town for their education, from elementary to high
school. The nearest public community college, Three Rivers Community
College, is located in Poplar Bluff and boasts an enrollment of
2,824 (fall, 2001). Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center is a popular
choice for area youngsters. Arkansas State University, a public
four-year college located in Jonesboro, AR, is the nearest higher
learning facility. Fall, 2001, enrollment for the university was
Highway 67 passes just outside Neelyville, and Hwy. 142 dissects
the community. The Union Pacific Railroad passes through Neelyville,
and Amtrak service is available in Poplar Bluff.
Bluff Municipal Airport, located just minutes away, is the nearest
public airport. It has a 5,007-foot paved and lighted runway. Private
aircraft storage and aviation fuel are available. The nearest commercial
airport is Jonesboro Municipal Airport in Jonesboro, AR.
citizens enjoy two public parks and worship at one of the five churches
in town. One of those churches is Catholic. The other four are Protestant.
Wappapello is the nearest public access lake and Black River is
the nearest public access river. Visitors can camp, fish, hike,
motor boat, swim and water ski. Average temperatures for the area
range from 24 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 91 degrees Fahrenheit
in July. The average annual precipitation is 46 inches.
residents are represented in the State House of Representatives
by 163rd District Rep. Tom Todd (D) and in the state senate by Sen.
Rob Mayer (R) of the 25th District. U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson
(R) represents Neelyville in the Eighth Congressional District.