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Three-way tie for post in La Russell settled
Traditionally, ties in La Russell elections have been broken by flipping a coin.
But there was no coin that could simultaneously solve the three-way tie that resulted from the April 6 election for a seat on the Board of Trustees, so city officials resorted to picking a name out of a hat.
Jasper County emergency board approves job offer to candidate
The Jasper County Emergency Services Board on Tuesday voted to offer the job of executive director to April Tarrant, according to Kelly Stephens, board chairman.
He said the action came after the board met in special session to review the results of background and reference checks on the candidate.
Group looks at state sales tax to fund highway construction
Funding for highway projects in Missouri will take a nose dive over the next two years to less than a third of what it has been, leaving only enough to maintain the existing system.
Jo Ellis: May 1 promises full day of events
The spring rush is on, and in Carthage all events appear to be converging on the magic date of May 1. Both the Master Gardeners plant sale and the citywide garage sale will be happening Saturday.
More spending cuts eyed in Carthage budget plans
Carthage officials are preparing for another year of spending cuts, Tom Short, city administrator, said Thursday.
City department heads have been told to trim spending plans, and that same message will be discussed Monday with representatives of organizations that receive funds from the city.
Mike Pound: Nearly New is good for everyone involved
I’m having a hard time finding something wrong with the Nearly New store.
See, technically, I am a member of the mainstream media, and everyone knows that all we in the mainstream media do is sit around, sip white wine spritzers (whatever those are), vote for Obama and criticize things.
Pollen counts high this spring
Trees, flowers and grasses have a way of sharing their love — that green dust — and it can be quite annoying for people with allergies.
“Every year we say this is the worst spring ever for pollen,” said Dr. David Straub, with Allergy & Immunology PC, 706 W. 26th St. “But I’m close to saying that this really is the worst year for pollen.”
Hold down class sizes, survey respondents say
Carthage school officials were pleased with the level of agreement between the public and the school staff when it came to ranking the importance of school programs and activities, Superintendent Blaine Henningsen said.
Change of venue sought in death of Carthage baby
The attorney for a Carthage father accused of killing his 8-month-old son is seeking a change of venue for her client.
Eddie A. Salazar, 29, has pleaded innocent to a second-degree murder charge in the Feb. 4 death of his child, Eddie A. Salazar Jr.
Rural Sarcoxie woman charged with abusing Cherokee County animals
A rural Sarcoxie, Mo., woman was charged Monday in Cherokee County in connection with starving horses and burros that were seized Feb. 27 from property east of Baxter Springs.
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