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Going up... Construction workers inspect part of the frame for the new Trails Regional Library building Tuesday morning. Completion of the building is expected to be in November.  photo by Hannah Spaar

McCoy resigns as city clerk
Marcella McCoy, Odessa city clerk, will resign from her position effective September 30.
The city announced the resignation Tuesday after Adam Couch, mayor, and Mickey Ary, city administrator, received a letter of resignation Monday from McCoy.
McCoy's letter said her resignation is intended to allow her to pursue other opportunities. Read more in The Odessan.
Marcella McCoy, city clerk, right, with Peggy Eoff, deputy clerk
Prior sex offender charged
with showing pornography to minor
A convicted sex offender living in Odessa has been charged with felony furnishing pornographic materials to a minor, second offense, after a boy was found curled in the fetal position on the property of the First United Methodist Church.
Jeffery Lynn Davis, 51, has a previous conviction for deviant sexual intercourse, sodomy of a 12-year-old, in 1994. According to reports he has been registered as a sex offender since 1996.
Marti Steelman, school resource officer, had been looking for a 14-year-old boy after he did not report for classes August 27. When she found him on the church property, he acted drowsy and incoherent, according to court documents. Read more in The Odessan.

New crossing arms...have been installed by Kansas City Southern Railroad at the Mason Street railroad crossing.  photo by Ronda Marshall

P&Z votes against church-to-store proposal
Lafayette County Planning and Zoning Board turned down a request August 20 for an amendment to the county's Comprehensive Plan in regard to property on Z Highway south of Bates City.
Ariann and Marshall Haskin, St. Joseph, who have purchased the former Bates City Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and 10 acres of property, made the request.
The couple had planned to convert the church into an antique store. Read more in The Odessan.
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