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Several groups to meet today

Several civic and education groups will meet in regular monthly sessions today.


The Central Board of Education will meet today at 5 p.m. for a short swearing-in ceremony for newly-elected board members in the Central High School auditorium located at 116 Rebel Dr. in Park Hills.

The board will then adjourn to a closed executive session and reconvene at approximately 5:45 p.m. for a regular session.

After reconvening, first up on the agenda will be approval of routine consent agenda items, including the payment of bills, approval of a financial report and certification of the board election results.

Also on the agenda is a recognition ceremony for elementary and high school students and recognition of West Elementary volunteers.

In other business, Tammy Wadlow will give a report on a comprehensive system of personnel development. 

The meeting is open to the public.


The Bonne Terre City Council will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. at Bonne Terre City Hall, located at 118 North Allen Street in Bonne Terre.

Listed under new business is a plan to open bids for asphalt road repairs, and discuss the ISO rating and the 911 board with Bonne Terre Fire Chief Matt Barton. The group will also pass an ordinance accepting the Episcopal Church property.

The council should discuss at length the sludge hauling contract for either one or three years and the UV treatment system at the correctional facility. They will also address the need to purchase a generator to replace a damaged one, discuss a beer license and closing of St. Joseph Street for the St. Joseph Fall Festival on Sept. 17, and authorize a city employee to sign checks.

The council should also discuss and set a date for spring cleanup, a city wide yard sale and price and discuss the annexation of the high school and roadways.

The council is set to hear department reports from the police department, fire department, municipal court, library and nutrition center.

The meeting is open to the public.


The Desloge Board of Aldermen will swear in the winning candidates from the April 4 municipal election when it meets in regular session at 7 p.m. in city hall, located at 300 N. Lincoln Drive.

According to the tentative agenda, the board will also elect an acting mayor (mayor pro tem), prosecuting attorney and municipal judge; consider an ordinance granting a conditional use permit for property at 409 S. Desloge Drive for an automotive service business; and consider a second ordinance describing and annexing part of the Wells subdivision.

In addition, a bid for fire department uniforms will be discussed; and after the mayor decides whether or not he will be participating on the planning and zoning commission, he will appoint an alderman to serve on it.

The meeting is open to the public.

Amy Patterson is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3616 or

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