City officials say specifications for the tractor may be obtained at Gassville City Hall located at 204 S. School St. between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM. Sealed bids will be accepted until 4:30 PM on March 17.
Bids will be opened at the regular monthly meeting of the Gassville City Council at 7 PM on Tuesday March 18 inside the Community Center at 204 S. School St. The City of Gassville reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
(Mountain Home) – The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County will close at 1 PM on Saturday, March 8 to prepare for a private event honoring Library Volunteers later that afternoon.
Regular Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00am – 6:30pm, Tuesday 10 AM to 8 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday 1-5 PM.
The Gassville Branch will be closing at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 8 as well. Regular hours at the Gassville Branch are Monday – Friday 1-5 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM, and closed Sunday.
For information on all Library programs, visit the Library’s website at www.baxlib.org.
(Mammoth Spring) – The Common Sense Property Rights Coalition will be holding their next meeting on Monday, March 10 at the Spring Dipper in Mammoth Spring. The meeting will feature, among other things, a session on being pulled over by the police.
Group co-chair Mike Slack says that the meeting could save you a lot of time and money in the future:
Slack says another special guest speaker is scheduled to attend:
If you want more information on the meeting, call 417-264-2435.
(Mammoth Spring) – Ozarka College will partner with the Fulton County Cooperative Extension Service to offer a free Spring Gardening class Friday, March 21, at 12 PM on the Mammoth Spring campus.
The seminar will be presented by Brad Runsick. Topics will include gardening basics/getting started, soil sampling/interpreting results, garden arrangement, plant and cultivar selection, weed/bug/disease management and available county extension office resources.
Seating is limited so for reservations, contact James Spurlock, director of the Ozarka College – Mammoth Spring campus, at 870-625-0411.
Ozarka College is a comprehensive technical/community college, with locations in Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Stone counties. The college offers 28 associate degrees, technical certificates and certificates of proficiency, as well as workforce training, continuing education and adult basic education.
Superintendent John May told Ozark Radio News via email that all buses are expected to drive on paved roads only, like the district did in February, adding that Amber Newberry’s bus will make two pickups, at Elizabeth and the intersection of Flora Cemetery Road and Highway 223.
Afternoon drop-offs will be in the same locations as morning pick-ups.
The agreement, signed Thursday during a meeting with Ontario’s Premier and Minister of Economic Development, establishes a comprehensive framework for future trade, collaboration and economic growth between Missouri and Ontario, Canada’s largest province by population.
The agreement, signed by Missouri Department of Economic Development Director, states that Missouri and Ontario will seek opportunities to expand collaboration, trade and investment and enhance regional and bi-national competitiveness.
The Governor is leading a delegation of Missouri businesses and state officials to Canada, Missouri’s largest export market. On Wednesday, Gov. Nixon announced that the State of Missouri had signed a $3.2 billion agreement with the province of Quebec.
The measure would extend the state’s current 24-hour waiting period to up to 72 hours. Republicans supported the bill, arguing that one day is too short for a woman to consider relevant medical information.
“This would give a woman the opportunity to have more time to consider the severity of the decision she is about to embark upon before she terminates the life of that child,” said sponsoring Rep. Kevin Elmer, R-Nixa.
The House gave the bill first-round approval with a 115-37 vote. It needs one more vote before moving to the Senate.
Democratic House members said the bill was an affront to women and designed to push women further into pregnancies, which can increase risk.
“This is designed to make a private medical decision even more painful,” said Rep. Stacey Newman, D-St. Louis. “It’s a lack of respect for a women’s individual intellect.”
Republican supporters argued three days was not too much to ask for a woman to consider the consequences of an abortion.
Democrats also pointed out the bill could make women travel far and stay three nights in a hotel to get an abortion under the new requirements. Only one location in Missouri, a St. Louis-based Planned Parenthood clinic, currently performs elective abortions.
The House also adopted an amendment that would require Missouri officials to develop a video about the procedure to include in a packet of written information already given to women seeking abortions. Rep. Linda Black, D-Bonne Terre, offered that provision and said it would help visual-learners to further understand abortion.
Shortly after the House vote, the Senate began debating its own version of the legislation Wednesday evening. The bill was laid over after Democratic senators talked against the bill for about four hours.
Only Utah and South Dakota currently have three-day waiting periods.
(Little Rock) (AP) – Lawmakers are beginning to discuss how to craft Arkansas’ budget bill, with debate centered on how much money should be spent from the state’s surplus.
Sen. Larry Teague, co-chair of the Joint Budget Committee, says legislators are continuing to discuss which proposals should be funded by surplus funds from Arkansas’ General Improvement Fund. That surplus is about $126 million, according to the state’s Department of Finance and Administration.
Lawmakers are seeking about $83.3 million in total in various proposals from the state’s surplus.
Teague says he hopes the state’s budget bill will arrive in the Joint Budget Committee by Thursday. He says lawmakers had few disagreements about Beebe’s proposed $5 billion budget.
The legislation is expected to be one of the last measures lawmakers consider before adjourning.
43-year-old Jason Falls, who is reportedly bipolar and schizophrenic, was driving down Opportunity Street in Gassville last week when he reportedly stopped and asked a group of teenage girls for directions. After driving away, he reportedly came back and started photographing the girls.
Police say Falls was found buying gasoline in Branson before he drove to Illinois, where he was arrested and brought to a mental facility in Springfield, Illinois.
Authorities say that what Falls did was not illegal, so charges are not expected to be filed.
Gov. Nixon spoke with members of the Missouri media on Wednesday, and discussed the deal in detail:
Nixon continued, discussing how the initiative went in Missouri last year, and why Canada is so vital to Missouri’s economic growth:
The agreement with Québec would increase Missouri’s bilateral trade with Canada by roughly 15%.