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    Fiscal Court Approves Executive Order to Abolish The Parks and Recreation Department

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    On Thursday, October 13th the Jackson County Fiscal Court met for its regular monthly meeting. After devotion and the Pledge of Allegiance County Judge Executive Shane Gabbard called the meeting to order. County Clerk Duck Moore read the minutes of the previous meeting and the meeting began. After the report from the Judge, Magistrates and Sheriff, the Fiscal Court continued in the agenda items. Judge Gabbard read the Jackson County Library's report. The Library is its own taxing district but does report to the Fiscal Court annually the use of funds received. Next Judge Gabbard read the bids for mowing of the Conservation District watersheds. Only one bid was turned in and awarded by the Conservation District board to Josh Adkins for the amount of $800.00. The county has 3 watershed flood control dams which are joint projects that the county and city are responsible to maintain. The Conservation District handles all bidding processes for these structures.

    Sheriff Announces Jackson Countys Trick-or-Treat Time

    By Sheriff Paul Hays
    Monday, October 31, is our annual Halloween Trick or Treat night in Jackson County. The event will occur from 5:00 until 8:00 PM. Little ghosts and goblins will be going from house to house to collect treats from our neighbors. It is an exciting time for the children, so please take extra precautions to watch out for children who might suddenly decide to cross a roadway. Last year was safe and secure for all and we want the same thing to occur this year. Our staff will be out to give away treats to the children and keep a close watch on traffic in congested areas. Parents and guardians are encouraged to keep a close watch on their children to prevent accidents. We also need to know if anyone is creating a situation that could injure a child. Thanks for your support and have a great family evening.