When Missouri lawmakers began drafting next year’s budget, state Rep. Tom Flanigan was in the middle of the fight. Flanigan, a third-term Republican from Carthage, serves as vice chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee, and next year he is in line to become chairman because the current chairman — Rep. Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood — is not eligible to run for re-election due to term limits.
More details about a proposed tax increment financing district for the Silver Creek Galleria area will be discussed at a meeting today, and residents may comment on the proposal during a public hearing.
Milk. The word conjures up childhood memories: family visits to a friend’s farm where I listened to the hum of a cream separator towering over my head, a vision of my mother holding small glass vials to test the fat content of milk brought to the general store by area farmers, and buckets of milk sitting in the cool waters flowing through a springhouse.
On Friday night, husband and I attended a milestone event: “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” the last production at the Pittsburg State University Grubbs Hall Studio Theatre. It was wonderful. But it also was bittersweet.
With only a few weeks left to go in this year’s legislative session, Missouri lawmakers are pushing measures they hope still can be passed and outlining projects planned after the General Assembly is out of session.
The Neosho Arts Council’s third Hermann Jaeger Festival is set for Thursday through Sunday in downtown Neosho. It celebrates the Swiss immigrant who lived in the Neosho area and who, in the 19th century, helped save the European wine industry.
Three years ago, Amy Koch spent a two-hour shift packaging meals during the first Victory 4 Haiti event in Joplin. On Saturday, she decided to volunteer for all four shifts. “I loved it so much that I was like, ‘I’m just going to do all four next time,’” she said.