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County sales tax up nearly six percent over last year

    During the week of July 15, Phelps County commissioners:
    • Heard from Treasurer Carol Green, who reported that sales tax receipts for June 2014 were up 17.38 percent over June 2013. Year to date totals are up 5.9 percent over the same period in 2013.
    • Approved the Tough on Trash Grant quarterly status report.

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Troop I aAnnounces July Fourth holiday arrests and crash satistics

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, announces the July Fourth holiday traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop I area, which consists of six counties in South Central Missouri. From July 3, 2014 through July 6, 2014, troopers participated in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort). During the peak travel periods on both July 3, 2014 and July 6, 2014, special enforcement operations also were conducted. These included the 20-Mile Trooper project on Interstate 44 and other projects on the secondary highways. There were zero fatal traffic crashes on highways covered by the 20-Mile Trooper project.

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Mercy Clinic donations benefit local families

• “Force for Good” grants totaling $85,600 help local family and children’s programs
For many families in the Ozarks, sending children back to school with a fresh box of crayons or new shoes is tough – or even impossible. That’s where local charitable organizations step in to help, and nine groups who support children and families are getting a boost, thanks to grants from Mercy Clinic’s “Force for Good.”

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A House investigation looks at training methods of water and highway patrols

JEFFERSON CITY - A new review committee will investigate the 2011 merger of the state's Water Patrol Division and State Highway Patrol.

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Re-enactment marks 150 years since Battle of Pilot Knob

PILOT KNOB, Mo. – With 1,300 soldiers, 20 cannons and an explosion planned that will echo through the Arcadia Valley, the re-enactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob promises to re-create the drama of 150 years ago.

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Following successful effort to defeat special interest tax breaks, Gov. Nixon visits St. Louis Public Schools to discuss funding for public education  

• Governor applauds St. Louis City Schools for making solid progress on annual performance report
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Following the successful effort to defeat a package of special interest tax breaks, Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Bryan Hill Elementary in St. Louis to meet with students and discuss the importance of investing in public education.

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