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Nevada City Attorney chosen to advise Neosho Ethics Board
The Neosho City Council on Monday appointed Bill McCaffree, Nevada city attorney, as special counsel to the Neosho Ethics Board. McCaffree will provide the ethics board with legal advice as it investigates an ethics complaint against council members Steve Hart and David Ruth. The vote to hire McCaffree was 3-2, with Hart and Ruth voting against the motion.
Jasper County Commission approves contract for storage building expansion
The Jasper County Commission on Tuesday approved a contract to expand an equipment storage building at the county’s Highway Department Complex on North River Street. The commissioners accepted a bid from Matt Denney Construction Co., Carthage, to build the 3,000-square-foot addition at a cost of $62,375.
Neosho teachers express support for Common Core State Standards
Neosho teachers on Monday voiced their full support for Common Core State Standards. They made their statements to board members during the Neosho Board of Education meeting as an agenda item.
Gov. Nixon raises new concern about income tax cut
Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon raised new concerns Tuesday that a tax cut the Legislature approved could have “cataclysmic” consequences for state revenues — an assertion a Republican legislative leader dismissed as “absurd.”
Earth Day features celebrations
It's Earth Day, and students and others throughout the Four States are celebrating.
SLIDE SHOW: Quapaw Tribe sets up cattle ranch near Downstream Casino
In a scene straight from a Frederic Remington painting of the Old West, cowboys on horseback drove a slow-moving herd of Angus cows and calves across a pasture.
But instead of wide-open grassland, the backdrop for a roundup Monday was the Downstream Casino Resort.
Joplin School Board adopts school calendar with longer days, shorter year
Joplin students will sit in class longer during the day but will have a shorter school year under a calendar adopted Monday night by the Board of Education. The 2014-15 academic year will start on Monday, Aug. 25, and end on Friday, May 15, excluding snow days, according to the calendar.
Changes in baseball plan disclosed at Joplin City Council meeting
There has been a change in the ownership group of Joplin’s new baseball team, and some of the initial plans for additions to the Joe Becker Stadium area have changed, the Joplin City Council was told Monday night.
Mike Pound: Annual trip for chocolate becoming bittersweet
She said she had a nice time, so I guess I should take her at her word. Our daughter, Emma, is 16, and it’s pretty hard to tell what a 16-year-old girl is thinking even if she tells you what she’s thinking.
Neosho School Board discusses August election on bond issue
The Neosho Board of Education may try again in August to get voter approval of a bond issue for a new junior high school. Monday night’s meeting was the first meeting back for board member Jonathan Russell since he was hospitalized with serious complications from the flu.
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