Joplin River of Life Ministries filed its annual report with the Missouri Secretary of State's office Monday and it appears it is business as usual for the owner of the Anderson Guest House, which burned to the ground last November killing 11. The company still lists the same officers and board of directors.
State oversight of the group home came under question after it was quickly revealed that Robert Dupont, who pleaded guilty in federal court of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid, was still involved in the operation of the facility.
As noted in the Nov. 27, 2006, Turner Report, the company's president is Calvin Wheeler, shares the same Webb City mailing address as Dupont's daughter, Kelli Liveoak Wheeler, who also pleaded guilty in the same case in which her father was convicted.
Dupont's wife, Laverne, holds two of the three positions on Joplin River of Life's board of directors, with the other belonging to Walter Taylor, Joplin, who has had three breach of contract lawsuits filed against him in Jasper County Circuit Court.
In addition to Wheeler, other company officers are Matt Barrett, vice president, and Shannon Spears, secretary. Both have Joplin addresses.