Low-water bridge study completed
During the week of April 24, Phelps county Commissioners:
• Heard from Todd Dablemont, Benton and Associates, who appeared before the commission and presented them with the completed Bridge Engineering Assistance Program Study on 16 low-water crossings.
Property donation rejected
During the week of April 15, Phelps County commissioners:
• Heard discussion on the use of local workforce for the construction of the bridge project on Road 7050. Jennifer Jones, Missouri Department of Transportation, advised that the county will need to provide documentation showing reasonable costs in order to use local workforce. She also advised that documentation of costs will have to be provided up front in order for the county to receive reimbursement. Commissioner Gary Hicks will tour potential bridge sites for relocation and meet with property owners. The county can use in-kind labor for a 20 percent match.
Research jobs continue growth in Missouri; Gov. Nixon helps celebrate opening of Express Scripts Lab
• Company’s expansion expected to create 1,500 jobs by 2018; $56 million investment brings its total St. Louis footprint to one million square feet
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today joined leaders of the country’s largest pharmacy benefit management company to celebrate the expansion of The Express Scripts Lab, part of an overall campus expansion which is expected to create 1,500 new jobs in St. Louis over the next five years.
Actress Cynthia Nixon learns of her Missouri ancestor’s painful story on Who Do You Think You Are?
• Missouri State Archives helped uncover family history
Jefferson City, Mo. — On national television last night, award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon learned about a gruesome chapter of her family history that the Missouri State Archives, a division of Secretary of State Jason Kander’s office, helped uncover.
Gov. Nixon orders comprehensive review to ensure Missouri Lottery keeps its promise to public schools
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he has ordered the Office of Administration to conduct a comprehensive review of the Missouri Lottery’s operations to assess its ability to carry out its voter-approved mandate to provide a stable funding source for public schools.
Korean War Veterans Day in Missouri to be observed on Sunday
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon has proclaimed this Sunday (July 27) to be Korean War Veterans Day in Missouri. A state statute passed in 1989 designates July 27 of each year as a day for Missourians to honor and remember those who served in America’s armed forces during the Korean War. An estimated 50,000 Korean War veterans currently live in Missouri.