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Commissioners to meet with 37th Juvenile Office


Howell County Commissioners are set to meet in regular session at 10 a.m. Thursday in the conference room on the second floor of the county office building, 35 Court Square in West Plains.

During the semiweekly session, the commission is scheduled to meet with representatives of the 37th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Office. The focus of the meeting will be on a grant conference and accounting setup for another grant.

Commissioners will approve accounts payable that are presented to them and recognize any guests in attendance.

The commission typically meets from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Monday and Thursday, breaking for an hour during lunch. The public is welcome.

Howell County Commissioners are Ralph Riggs, presiding commissioner; Billy Sexton, southern commissioner; and Calvin Wood, northern commissioner. They are tasked with managing county-owned property including the courthouse, overseeing the county's roads and bridges, preparing the annual budget, approving expenses, applying for and approving state and federal grants for the county, and maintaining an active role in many state and federal programs and committees.

For more information about the commission and its activities, call 417-256-3872 or visit www.howellcounty.net/commission.