The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

November 28, 2012

Tribe recognized for underwriting documentary

By Roger McKinney
rmckinney@joplinglobe.com

QUAPAW, Okla. — Downstream Casino Resort’s unfinished hotel on Wednesday was the location of an event to recognize the casino and the Quapaw Tribe for financially underwriting a documentary about the Civil War battle of Newtonia.

Steve Roark, president of the Newton County Tourism Council, presented tribal business chairman John Berrey with an award the documentary received, and a large photo collage of scenes from the documentary.

The event also allowed Berrey to showcase the hotel, which will open next month. The $52 million hotel has 152 rooms.