Staff members at Missouri Southern State University are planning the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service for the week of Jan. 20.
After meeting needs for more classroom space, construction of tornado safe rooms would be the top priority among patrons of the Carthage School District if they are asked to consider a bond issue early next year.
The City Council has advanced a proposal for a $2.5 million bond issue to pay for construction of a city swimming pool. The council approved the first reading of the measure by a 6-0 vote during a meeting Monday night. The panel will vote Jan. 13 whether to place the proposal on the April 8 election ballot.
Bright Futures USA now counts Oswego, Kan., as the organization’s 19th affiliate community. The affiliation was formally approved earlier this month by the Oswego Board of Education, on a recommendation from Superintendent Mark LaTurner.