HATS OFF TO THE OGHS 2016 GRADUATES | Graduates celebrate with the traditional tossing of caps during the OGHS Commencement Saturday at the Community of Christ Auditorium.
Aldermen approve agreement
with SFS for facilities plan
After a two-week delay and an altered agreement, the Oak Grove Board of Aldermen moved forward Monday night with the city facilities plan.
The board also heard a report of a clean audit during the 40-minute meeting. All aldermen were present except Mike Baxter, alderman ward three.
At the board's May 2 meeting, Hank Melhorn, alderman ward one, asked to postpone discussion of an agreement with SFS Architecture for the facilities plan.
He did not state his concerns with the plan at the meeting, but the version aldermen approved Monday had changed from the firm receiving 9% of the construction cost of the project as compensation to receiving 9% of the first $1,000,000, 8.75% of the next million, and 8.5% of the amount above $2,000,000. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
R-6 approves sale of $2,900,000 bonds
Board of Education of the Oak Grove R-6 School District, at a meeting Monday night, approved the sale of $2,900,000 in general obligation bonds to its municipal bond underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company, St. Louis.
"We appreciate the strong vote of confidence we received from local patrons at the election and want to lock in interest rates that are highly favorable," Sue Alexander, president, Board of Education, said.
These new general election bonds were approved by about 75.16% of voters at the April 5 election to provide funds to complete roof repairs, add an air conditioning system to the elementary gymnasium, complete technology upgrades and asphalt improvements, improve primary and elementary playgrounds, and to acquire facilities under the 2012 lease agreement. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Volunteers needed at Sni Valley
Volunteers are needed to help Sni Valley Emergency Management to carry out its mission of emergency planning, emergency warning, public education, operation of a joint Emergency Operations Center in time of emergency, sheltering of evacuees in cooperation with the American Red Cross and local organizations, coordination with federal, state and regional emergency response organizations, maintenance of emergency supplies and equipment, and mapping and address system maintenance. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.