Democrats seeking 120th District candidates
Democrats in the 120th Legislative District are seeking candidates to fill the vacant seat in the Missouri House of Representatives created by the resignation of Jason Smith when he was elected to serve in the U.S. House. Governor Jay Nixon has called a special election for August 5 to fill the vacancy in the district that includes all of Crawford County and a portion of Phelps County.
GOP taps nominee for special election
A Rolla-area businessman will represent the Republican Party during a special election set for August to choose a new state representative in the 120th District, which is comprised of Crawford and eastern Phelps counties.
Personal property tax forms are due to the Crawford County Assessor by March 1. As of Tuesday, 5,790 of the 10,209 forms mailed on January 3 have not been returned. Assessor Kerry Summers noted that the count on Monday was 1,100 behind this time last year. Penalties for late responses range from ten dollars to $100, depending on the value of the property assessed.
Sullivan, Bourbon residents face meth charges
Crawford County’s Prosecuting Attorney filed felony charges against the following people between January 12 and 24.
A phone scam using the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department name has been reported this week. Major Janet Young said that phone calls are being made where a person claims to be from the sheriff’s department, and offers to drop charges against the person for bad debts owed if they will make a payment over the phone with a check or credit card. Young stated the sheriff’s department would never call with such a statement, so any such call is suspect.
Senior board gives report to commission
The Crawford County Senior Citizen’s Tax Commission will meet to review applications for funding on February 24 at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the county jail. Don Gummersheimer, chair of the commission, reported on the entity’s recent work and upcoming plans at the county commission meeting held on January 21.