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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - September 5, 2015, Joplin, Missouri 4a i local thejonm6ioiesanitday,s mmia5,?oi5seneca close to buying land for fire station by Auk Minga Onega of icing ii e Coni Seneca to. The City of Seneca is close to wrapping up land purchases for a new fire station. The second of two land purchases is expected to close in the coming week for the station that will serve the City is Volunteer fire department fire chief Darren King said. A a in be been wanting to do this for 12 years and now in a finally going to make it happen a a he said. The upcoming Purchase will be about $10,000. The other piece of land was purchased in the Spring. King said. The two pieces of prop erty Are on Washin on Avenue. Lot a Tiofil Ime muck nation a planned for a location on Washington Avenue. While no plans or Cost estimates for the planned fire station Are set in Stone. King said that once the land Purchase is Complete hell sit Down with his staff to discuss what the station needs and what the staff wants. Then hell have plans drawn up that will go to the City Council. He was hopeful the space could include a physical fitness room a Tornado Safe room built into the Structure a couple of offices and possibly overnight accommodations. Also if the department were Ever Able to afford can event raises $45,000second year turns out better Thon first it Miri Pound tipifunii3opinglobi Orri sometimes things Are better the second time around. This years wine women amp shoes fundraiser to Benefit the children a Miracle network raised More than $45,000. Heather i Semeister the children a Miracle network hospitals program director said the event now in its second year brought in $30,000 More than it did in its inaugural year. Lic Meister said the wine women amp Shux a event which was held on aug. 29 at the Amelie event Center 104 s. Joplin ave. In Joplin Drew More than 200 women. It featured wine and fax Al tasting a boutique shopping exp i ence a live fashion show and a live auction Lic Meister said in Addi Tion to the Host of local businesses who participated in the event the fundraiser was made possible by a Large group of people who donate their time to help. A we had a fantastic support group of volunteers and Community support that combined to make this an exceptional year a a she said. Let Semeister said the children a Miracle network hospitals program at Orch Man helps children from birth to 21 and their families in a 14-county area. The organization helps with medical needs such As prescriptions medical equipment and transportation expenses. In addition the prop am helps support podiatric services at Freeman. Lesmeister said the children a Miracle network would not be a Success with out Strong local support. A we Are so fortunate that we have people in our area who want to give Back and help sick kids a a she said. Grovv Baik pension system on right track the Assoc and press Topeka Kan. Gov. Sam Brownback is satisfied that Kansas Public a Caslon system is on a of lid Finan Elal footing though he said Friday that he a still open to big changes such As Ere rating a 401 kit style plan for new teachers and govern ment workers. The Republican governor had a statehouse new. Conference to highlight improvements in the Kan Sas in Blic employees retirement system in recent years. He also touted the a bite a Sale last month of $1 billion in Bonds aimed at bolstering the pension systems finances. A a we la continue to review other policy options but in a pleased with the direction we re heading Quot Brownback said. The pension system projects that benefits due retirees Over the next 18 years were 62 put recent fund Ixl at the end of last year with anticipated Revenue s and investment earnings falling nearly $9.5 billion Short. A 2012 Law committed the site to greater contributions and benefits for new employees so the Gap would of eliminated in 2fxl l the National ass cd a Tion of state retirement administrators recommends funding of 8fi percent As a healthy level for Public pen Ion funds. Brownback argues that issuing Bonds makes closing the Gap easier immediately b kit sting the funding ratio. State officials expect Kypers to earn More from investing the funds raised than it will pay in inter St to Bond holders Over the debts 30-year life. The move has been ques Tiona a by Sime Analy to nationally. In a report last month a National rating Agency Max Lye a investors service said a it represent a riskier strategy than the simpler alternative of making larger i tension brow Blwck said dealing with the pension system is a not a glamorous a you get More appreciation if you put More Money in other places if you re announcing things like new roads a Brownback said. Two top Brownback advisers last year Propf sed studying privatizing Kypers and the governor a support Cal a 401 k style plan for new workers. Traditional Kypers plans base l benefits on years of set vice and salary not investment earnings. Mark la Setti a lobbyist for the states largest teachers Union said Brownback and other Kansas officials should resist More big changes after the ones enacted in y ars. A now you let those reforms take effect Quot he Alibi Iii Cai m s Shrai Iii Lor is Ion l a the ass coated press Oklahoma City with Oil prices hovering below $50 a barrel and an income tax Cut sch killed to take effect on Jan i Oklahoma a already Bleak budget Outlook for the ugh coming fiscal year is Likely to take a turn for the worse. A Little More than two months into the current budget year the states top finance official already is meeting with legislative budget leaders and urging Agency directors to Start looking now for ways to save Money a there is concern but i would also say that ifs still manageable Quot said Secre tary of finance Preston Doerflinger gov Mary fall in a chief budget negotiator. A concern Dix a not equal exacerbating the anticipate d shortfall in the budget for the fiscal year that begins next july i is More than $560 million in came 31 one time Revenue sources that lawmakers us it i to close a roughly $611 million Hole in the current fiscal years Ini get that include we Money from the Rainy Day fund various Agency revolving accounts the in claimed property fund and Road improvement funds among others. A reduction in the individual income tax rate from 5.25 put recent to 5 put recent that the Republican controlled lick Slature approved in 2014 will take effect on Jan. I and is sex Fyk ted to of Duce collections by another $57 million for the last six months of the fiscal year. While some lawmakers have worried the budget Hole could exceed $ i billion i a Flinger said ifs simply too Early to Tell How big the shortfall will be. A i want us to be cautious As we approach what things might l x k like and not just be throwing out arbitrary numbers a Doerflinger said. Presented by Quot to it As Nolde sort a six is wait until we have Slid nun is Quot policymakers will get their first real snapshot of the budget situation during a Board of equalization me Ting in dec Elx a when Dix a Flinger a office devel Ops a projection that fallin will use to build her executive budget pro Kasal. In the meantime he a warning Agi nay head not to bother making fiscal wish lists but to come up with ideas on How to save Money. A this year More than Ever my message and the governors message to agencies is going to be we Nekaj you to come with your hands up with ideas Alx it How you As an Agency might mitigate the challenges we re going to face versus asking for a hand out for More and More Quot Dix Flinger said. Sears the chairman of the House appropriations and budget committee said he budget writers this year to again Lek it a at All Pic Syible Revenue sources As they work to Start crafting next years budget. Among the Likely targets will be a i called Quot pass through Quot funding that has Bix a typically appropriated to state agencies and then directed to it projects such As a youth invest x k show or an aquarium in Jenks. A everything is on the table Quot s ars said. A and not Xlyn a waiting until february to have this conversation. All of those things Are being talked Alx it it right Bosworth biggest labor Day Sale Ever came 31 official came piece a. I a the Jonin ism a Dowis Stream Asino of Sor i from the i outlet store in America september 4th september 7th extra 50% off All Spring summer including markdowns North Park mall Igi n Angeline rd., Ste 200, Joplin to 64s01 pm 417-624-4246 of Hipfl a paid staff in the future those features would already be in place. The City fire department currently has one fire station on the North Side of the train tracks that split the town. The new station is planned to be on the South Side of the tracks King said which Means firefighters could More easily Access Sites on both sides if a Trainin Brief from staff reports Market to offer fresh produce Pittsburg Kan. I the Pittsburg Farmers j Market will be open from i 7 30 . To noon today in i the Pavilion style build i ing at 11 the and Broadway j streets. The Market will have fresh i x Al fruits and vegetables jams and jellies farm fresh eggs meats plants and Flowers Craft items and baked of xxi i All items Are Pix Lucid or handmade by l x Al Market pro Lucers and within 75 Milt s of Pittsburg. The Market match program has been extended. Snap est shoppers continue to receive up to $25 in Matching each saturday until the new funds Are depleted. In tails Jill Campli in 417-437-3.564. Poultry shop on top in Afton Aiton okla. A poultry Swap will of held tfx Lay and sunday three Miles South of Buffalo ranch High Way .59. The Swap will begin at 7 30 . And continue until dark. The event will have pigs chickens Llamas geese clothes tfx ils Lumb a fruits and vegetables garage Sale items and lots of miscellaneous items. Details 918-2.57-. I4j6 or 918 2.57-4651. Mss senior to give voice recital Rachel Johnson a vex Ai music Klu cation major at miss Uri Southern state University will pres it it her senior voice recital at 7u j0 . Tuesday in Corley auditorium in Webster Hall. The performance is free and open to the Day weekend ise St Tab i Sewid were blocking the Crossings. He also noted that the fire station is outgrowing its current Home noting that trucks in the existing station Are bumper to bumper. Quot i just want my citizens to be Able to have the Best Servi and the Best he said. A ifs their tax dollars i want it to be Best for reception to Nark anniversary of state Quarter Pittsburg ran. A Public reception is scheduled from 11 .30 . To i . Wednesday at the landmark National Bank 2300 n. Broadway St., to Mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of the 20a5 Kansas state Quarter. Dave a Furrick of in Glt Al we Trust l.l.c., a former member of the Kansas commemorative Coin commission will display Memorabilia from the event held on that Date in 2005 at the Kansas state fair. A Firick Al a will distribute free 2 x 5 a up Quot uncirculated quarters on a first come first served basis while they last. Light refreshments will be provided by National Bank. The Public is invite he to attend. Details Dave 5k trick 620-42.3-660fj, or Shelley i Gan assistant up Bank manager of National Bank 620-2.32-Ikxextension 2 xxx. Neosho chamber slates Art after hours Neosho to. The n x Sho area chamber of Commerce will hold an Art after hours event from 5 to 7 . Thursday at the chamber office. Artwork from the Hermann Jaeger juried Fine Art Competition will be the september display. The 2d comic tuition held by the Neosho arts Council features artists living in , Arkansas Illinois Iowa Kansas Kentucky Nebraska Oklahoma and Tennessee according to a Statem it it from the Chambr. Awards will be presented at the event and the artwork will by for Sale. More information is available from the n a it Sho area Chamler of Commerce at 417-451-192.5. "0r�?o a Quot \ a a wit i a credit card a woj Bumm in or a a 15% Carlist carry discount a off or already Low prices hurry Wate Lii \ tint i a j v is u is j v s i la a i la i la i i la i i i la a i i la i la 3732 North main Street re 417-781-6810 store hours Mon sat. 9 30 to 6 sunday noon to 4

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