Council applauds passage of bonds

DUENWEG, Mo. - The day after voters approved a $750,000 bond issue for a new sewer main, the Duenweg City Council applauded the vote as an endorsement of its plans for the town's growth.

The council discussed the vote during its regular meeting Wednesday night.

"We were all pleased with the outcome of the election," Mayor Russell Olds said Thursday. "It reassures us that the people are confident about the direction we are heading."

In other business, the council:

Met with state Rep. Bryan Stevenson, R-Joplin.

Appointed Ron King as emergency management director.

Agreed to sell Strafford two storm sirens for $2,000 each. Expert Management, formerly ICI Explosives, donated a new five-siren system to Duenweg, and it will be installed in the next few weeks.

Olds and Councilmen Everrett Goade, Charles Cossey, Steve Byrd and Joe Garcia attended the meeting. The next council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 3. Duenweg City Hall: 623-2027.

Computer error affects water bills

NEOSHO, Mo. - A spike in Neosho residents' water bills this month was due to a computer error, said Jim Cole, city manager.

Computer problems led to a delay in meter readers checking meters, leading to customers paying for about 40 days' worth of water rather than the normal 30 days' worth. On their next bills, Neosho's roughly 4,600 water customers will be billed for the remaining days of the month, rather than 30 days, Cole said.

"I guess they can look forward to smaller bills next month," he said.

Red Cross to hold annual dinner

The Southwest Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its annual dinner and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Continental Banquet Center, 2802 N. Range Line Road.

Guests speakers will be state Reps. Ed Emery of Lamar and Steve Hunter of Joplin.

Volunteers and donors will be recognized.

People who have given time, blood or money in support of the American Red Cross in the past year are eligible for membership. The cost is $10 per person.

Details: 624-4411.

Work continues on Lamar project

LAMAR, Mo. - Work is progressing on a 36-unit apartment complex at 19th and Jackson streets in the southeast part of Lamar.

The city is extending utilities to the site.

The project is being developed by Carlson Gardner Inc. of Springfield. There are no rent subsidies, but there are maximum-income limits to quality for the units.

Plans call for the project to be completed by the end of the year, said City Administrator Lynn Calton.

Feline adoptions to be available

CARTHAGE, Mo. - People who go to admire the cats at the Crossroads Cat Club Show will have an opportunity to take a cat home with them.

The Carthage Humane Society will offer adoptions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the show at Hammons Trade Center in Joplin.

Cats and kittens from the shelter will be offered, said Debbie Beaver, an assistant with the Carthage group. All the adult animals have been spayed or neutered, she said.

Bowling event to benefit charity

A benefit bowling event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Carl Richard Bowl East on North Range Line Road.

The price is $10 for two lanes of bowling and shoe rental. Tickets will be available at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local Ronald McDonald House.

Activities also will include live music, refreshments, a silent auction and door prizes.

The event is sponsored by the local chapter of the American Payroll Association.

Details: Employer Advantage, 782-3909.

Jewelry show slated in Webb City

WEBB CITY, Mo. - A jewelry show, titled "Xpress Yourself," will be presented from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Webb City Clubhouse, 115 N. Madison Ave.

The show will feature jewelry made by Heather Jones and Charis Treadaway.

Details: Jones, (417) 540-4463, or Treadaway, (417) 825-9133.

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