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Stories from Thursday, March 22, 2012

Oregon County Republicans hear from sheriff candidate (03/22/12)
Sixteen people attended the Oregon County Republican Committee pre-caucus meeting Tuesday, March 12, in the courthouse basement in Alton, including several non-committee members. Led by committee chair Laird Kelly of Thayer, the committee met to plan for its March 17 caucus to appoint delegates to travel to upcoming Republican conventions...
Four long-time Salem School employees retiring (03/22/12)
The Salem School Board passed a motion at its Thursday, March 15 meeting to re-hire all employees who wish to return for the 2012-2013 school year. The new school year will begin, however, without four valued, long-time employees. "You look at the years there, you're looking at over 100 years of experience that those employees have," Superintendent Ken Rich said after reading letters of resignation from Larry Brown, L.A. Lindsey, Ed Foster and Daisy Howard...
Walking Trail raises legal concerns (03/22/12)
Cherokee Village Mayor Lloyd Hefley announced on March 15 that the city had been awarded a grant to construct a walking trail. The announcement was bittersweet, as legal issues were brought up by a former alderman. Hefley thanked Glenn Harris, of Cherokee Village Planning and Zoning, for his work on obtaining the grant. Former Alderman Peter Martin asked if there was a public hearing held as required. Martin noted that proposals for a community center and soccer field had been made in the past...