Local News Headlines – Friday, July 12th

THE JEFFERS CITY COUNCIL HELD A REGULAR MEETING IN LATE JUNE.   THE COUNCIL MET WITH THE COTTONWOOD COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO DISCUSS EXTENDING A SEWER LINE TO THE COUNTY HIGHWAY SHOP.  THE COUNCIL AGREED TO WORK ON PLANS FOR EXTENDING THE SEWER LINE.   INFORMATION WAS PRESENTED ON OPTIONS FOR RE-FINANCING AN OLDER BOND ISSUE.  THE CITY COULD POTENTIALLY SAVE UP TO 37-THOUSAND-DOLLARS THROUGH LOWER INTEREST RATES.   
 
 A BOARD MEETING WAS HELD THIS WEEK FOR THE WINDOM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.   THE E-D-A AND THE PLANNING COMMISSION WILL BE REVIEWING THE FORMAL SITE PLAN FOR THE NEW APARTMENT BUILDING.  THE PLAN CALLS FOR A 45-UNIT BUILDING.  PLANS ARE BEING DEVELOPED TO FORM A GROUP THAT WILL DISCUSS ISSUES WITH CHILD CARE.  THERE WAS AN UPDATE ON THE CEMSTONE REDEVELOPMENT AREA.   THE E-D-A WENT INTO CLOSED SESSION FOR LAND NEGOTIATIONS.   
 
THE 14TH ANNUAL JEFFERS OUTLAW DAYS CELEBRATION IS BEING HELD THIS WEEK.    TODAY THERE WILL BE A 5-K FUN RUN AND WALK.  A STREET DANCE WILL BE HELD AT 8:30 TONIGHT, SPONSORED BY THE JEFFERS FIRE DEPARTMENT, WITH MUSIC BY “HICKTOWN MAFIA.”   THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL BE SELLING BURGERS DURING THE DANCE.   MORE EVENTS WILL BE HELD SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.   
 
COMFREY WILL HOLD ITS ‘COMMUNITY DAYS’ EVENT THIS WEEK.   TODAY, THE COMMUNITY DAYS PARADE WILL BEGIN AT 7:00 THIS EVENING.  A STREET DANCE WILL BE HELD AT 8:30 TONIGHT, WITH MUSIC BY “M-C EXPRESS.”  THERE WILL BE CONCESSIONS AND A BEER GARDEN.       
 
THE 2019 RHYTHM OF THE RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL IS BEING HELD TODAY AND TOMORROW AT FORT BELMONT IN JACKSON.   THE FESTIVAL OPENS AT 5:00 THIS AFTERNOON.   GROUPS PERFORMING ON THE MAIN STAGE WILL INCLUDE “MISS MYRA AND THE MOONSHINERS,” “JONATHAN BYRD AND THE PICKUP COWBOYS,” AND “BLACK RIVER REVUE.”  ON THE CHILDREN’S STAGE, THERE WILL BE TALENT-SHOW WINNERS, AND ACTIVITIES PROVIDED BY THE JACKSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS.  VENDORS WILL OFFER FOOD, BEVERAGES, ARTS AND CRAFTS.   
 
THE WORTHINGTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL IS BEING HELD THIS WEEK.   THE FESTIVAL IS A CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY IN THE WORTHINGTON AREA.   IT’S FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, WITH EVENTS AT THE NOBLES COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER.  TODAY, THERE WILL BE OPENING CEREMONIES, INCULDING A DISPLAY OF FLAGS OF THE WORLD.  SEVERAL DANCE AND MUSIC GROUPS WILL BE PERFORMING, ALONG WITH PERFORMERS FROM THE YOUTH TALENT SHOWCASE.  FOOD VENDORS WILL BE SERVING ETHNIC FOODS.   THERE WILL BE BOOTHS WITH ARTS AND CRAFTS, AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES.  
 
COTTONWOOD COUNTY ANIMAL RESCUE IS SPONSORING THE LISA HOLT MEMORIAL DOG WALK AT 9:00 SATURDAY MORNING AT TEGELS PARK NEXT TO COTTONWOOD LAKE.  A FREE-WILL DONATION WILL BE ACCEPTED; PROCEEDS WILL GO TO HELP FUND DEVELOPMENT OF A PERMANENT DOG PARK.  PERSONNEL FROM THE COTTONWOOD VET CLINIC WILL BE ON HAND TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.  THERE WILL BE DRAWINGS FOR DOOR PRIZES.  INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON HOW TO ADOPT A DOG OR CAT, AND MEMBERSHIP IN COTTONWOOD COUNTY ANIMAL RESCUE.