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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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Gov. Nixon to create commission to address issues raised by events in Ferguson   

• Independent commission will study and make specific recommendations for progress
 
ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he will create an independent commission to study and make specific recommendations for how to make progress on the issues raised by events in Ferguson.  The Governor said the effort must include a thorough and wide-ranging examination of the challenges that were exposed and exacerbated by the death of Michael Brown and its aftermath, and offer specific recommendations for overcoming them.

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General Assembly evaluates how to help sexually-abused children

JEFFERSON CITY - Anti-child abuse groups and attorneys told a special Missouri legislative joint-committee Thursday sexually abused children need better post-abuse care.

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Missouri Hospital Association: Ebola preparation is "nothing new" for Missouri hospitals

JEFFERSON CITY - No special actions are being taken by Missouri hospitals to prepare for Ebola, but funding from the state is limiting their preparation efforts, Missouri Hospital Association's Vice-President Dave Dillon said.

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