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From the Bench

By Circuit Judge R. Brent Elliott

The last article highlighted legislative changes to felony classifications and prison terms that will take effect January 1, 2017. This month I will focus on changes to fine provisions for felonies. Currently, criminal fines are set forth in Chapter 560 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri (RSMo.)  Next year criminal fines will be set forth in Chapter 558 RSMo.

Section 560.011

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Daviess County Courthouse News

County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, met with commissioners. The crew is completing finishing work on the bridge on 292nd Street. Corrugated metal pipe placements around the county are the next projects that crews will be working on.

David Cox moved to pay the bill from Trenton Coke for $1,142.40 for bottled water from the emergency funds. The bill was incurred due to the PWSD #1 water outage.

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County Clerk

Absentee voting will be possible through the county clerk’s office from 8 a.m. to noon on the Saturday prior to the election, July 30, 2016.

County Commission

Karl Hazzard discussed a private road in Monroe Township. Gary Heldenbrand and Larry Belshe were visitors.

The Board of Equalization convened at 8:30 a.m. and ended at 11:10 a.m. The commission meeting reconvened following the Board of Equalization.

Commissioners signed agreements

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Primary Election-Sample Ballot for Daviess County

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County Commission

James Lewis, Road & Bridge Supervisor, and crew continue working on the bridge on 292nd Street this week.

The Board of Equalization meeting is rescheduled from July 13 to July 20 at 8:30 a.m.

Coroner David McWilliams discussed indigent funding from the coroner’s budget.

Commissioners signed temporary construction easement and permanent easements for Bridge Project BRO-B031(36) Bridge No. 43100222, agreement with Harrington Family LLC.

Brandon Grooms, Sheridan

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County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, and his crew are placing guardrail on the bridge on 292nd Street this week.

Ron Urton, Howe & Company, discussed easements and right-of-ways for bridges in the county. Commissioners signed an agreement with Harrington Family LLC for the donation of permanent and temporary easements for the BRO-B031(36), Bridge No. 43100222.

Tonya Lohman, MoDOT, discussed county issues regarding bridges.

Doug Boe, River Bluff

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Absentee voting available now for August primary

County Clerk

Absentee ballot voting for Daviess County voters is open from now until 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1 at the county clerk’s office, which is located on the second floor of the Daviess County courthouse. The Primary election is on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Absentee voting will also be possible through the county clerk’s office on Saturday, July 30, from 8 a.m.

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Forum features only local Primary race

A political forum hosted by Daviess County Farm Bureau helps focus on one sure bet concerning the upcoming Primary Election: The Republican candidate who wins on Aug. 2 will be unopposed to become Associate County Commissioner for District 1.

Four men declared as candidates and will be listed on the Republican ballot. Three of the four spoke at last night’s event — incumbent Commissioner David Cox of Jamesport, Dylan Leeper

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County Commission

These are the unapproved minutes of June 22, 2016. All commissioners were present. Minutes were approved, and bills authorized.

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, and the county crew are continuing to work on the bridge on 292nd Street this week.

Ron Urton, Howe & Company, updated commissioners on bridge construction of BRO-B031(36) and  BRO-B031(37) in Jamesport Township.

Dane Worrell discussed work completed with the roof and the

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