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    Default Four file for coroner's position

    Four file for coroner's position

    By Staph reports
    Posted May. 19, 2016 at 1:07 AM


    A field of three Republican candidates and a Libertarian have filed for the Newton County Coroner’s position after sitting coroner Mark Bridges withdrew from the election after originally being the only candidate to seek the office.

    One GOP candidate who had filed for the August party primary by this past Friday had withdrawn from the race by the close of the filing deadline on Wednesday, according to officials with the Newton County Clerk’s Office. Jim Wallace dropped out of the race.

    That left a three-way contest for the August Republican Party primary election between Dr. John Broom, John Worley and the most recent GOP filer, Bill Owen, officials reported.

    No Democrats had filed for the position just minutes before the filing period closed Wednesday. However, Roxie Fausnaught has filed as a Libertarian and will face the winner of the Republican primary in November’s general election.

    Filing for the office re-opened May 12 after Bridges withdrew his candidacy on May 11. County Clerk Kay Baum said state statues call for filing to re-open for five days in such a situation — with Bridges previously being the only one on the ballot.

    Bridges cited the low pay of the position and the long hours.

    “The coroner’s office can be an extremely full-time position and we tried to get something done in the legislature to get the pay to where it needs to be for the amount of work we have to do with all the hospitals in Joplin,” Bridges said in an earlier interview. “And I was notified last Friday (May 6) it wasn’t going any place in the legislature.”

    Working all those hours for approximately half of what other county officer holders get paid has taken its toll, Bridges said earlier. Newton County has progressed past a part-time coroner with the hospitals and the medical community in Joplin, and he said the statutes for the salary committee are somewhat convoluted and the legislature wouldn’t act.

    “I don’t want to sound selfish but that’s pretty much it,” he said. “Because I was making $1,200 a month and I had to take (wife) Debbie off of our insurance because with all those hours it just didn’t compute in my mind.”


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    Default Only 1 Newton County race to be decided on Tuesday

    Only 1 Newton County race to be decided on Tuesday



    NEOSHO, Mo. — With no Democrats running for office on the county level, all but one of the Newton County races were virtually decided in the August primaries.

    The only county contested race to be decided Tuesday is that for coroner. The position opened when longtime Coroner Mark Bridges decided not to run for another term.

    Dale Owen received the GOP nod in a three-way primary race and will face Libertarian Roxie Fausnaught in the general election.

    • OWEN, 66, of Leawood Village, has been a county resident for 28 years. He owns S& S Security Systems, is a retired Joplin police officer, and works as a funeral director at Parker Mortuary. Owen received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Missouri Southern State University.

    • FAUSNAUGHT, 60, of Granby, has lived in the area for over 45 years. Fausnaught attended East Newton High School and has served as the Granby Precinct Libertarian Party committeewoman. Fausnaught unsuccessfully ran for a county commissioner position in 2012.

    Chris Jennings, chief deputy with the Sheriff’s Department, defeated three other GOP candidates pursuing the sheriff’s position in the primary election after longtime Sheriff Ken Copeland decided not to seek re-election.

    Jennings and the other unopposed candidates are virtually assured of election.

    Incumbent County Commissioners Alan Cook, in the 1st District, and Jim Jackson, in the 2nd District, beat out their GOP opposition in the primary.

    Cheryle Perkins won the vote for county assessor, and Jerry Wood beat out the incumbent surveyor, James Loncarich, in the county GOP primary.

    Gina (Genisio) Rodriguez and JeAnna McGarrah were unopposed in the primary and in the general for county treasurer and public administrator, respectively.


    Residents of Granby will decide whether the city will begin collecting a quarter-cent sales tax that would go toward the Police Department.

    The quarter-cent sales tax, if approved, is expected to raise about $24,000 per year.

    The first order of business, according to police Chief Jacob Kelley, would be to build a new police station. The current building has safety issues, leaks and sewer issues.

    After the building is constructed, some of the items Kelley hopes to purchase include vehicles, vests, stun guns, dashboard cameras and computers.

    Residents of Granby will also decide whether the city will begin appointing a city collector instead of the position being elected.

    City officials said a change of approach would give them the ability to hire based strictly on qualifications.

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