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rj27 1 year, 1 month ago on Council to meet in private with 2 hoteliers, local developer

The city of West Plains built their convention center on the other side of town from all the motels and resturants etc.Not so smart? Really? THEY HAVE MADE A PROFIT EVERY YEAR!!!Seems that driving across town exposses the visitors to all the businesses in between.Not to mention creating jobs for taxie drivers and the local transit system.It only makes sense to build it where it can be expanded later and parking is convenient.If downtown has something to offer they will get in the cars that they came in and drive to it. Building at the quarry or the mall makes more sense that anything since the casino people offered to build us one free of charge and will probably meet with the same fate.*If it doesn't benefit the right people in this town,it doesn't matter how good an idea it is.

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rj27 1 year, 2 months ago on Waitress fired for posting customer comment online

Why not raise the price 18% up front and guarentee the workers wages and make the tip voluntary based on service?

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rj27 1 year, 2 months ago on City receives three conference center proposals

Anyone got an idea how much has been spent in the last 25yrs studying and planning a structure that still doesn't exist and lots of taxpayers don't want.Not to mention several chances to have one built at no cost to the city!

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rj27 1 year, 2 months ago on Architect selected for multipurpose building

Seems like there are a lot of deals going on that no one knows anything about.I really don't think the new building Lockwood is proposing will be the "convention center" everyone has been anticipating.

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rj27 1 year, 2 months ago on Architect selected for multipurpose building

Has the green light already been given for this building? The article says a site hasn't been chosen yet.Is the cart ahead of the the horse or does the city have a runaway horse on their hands.Over half a million dollars leaving town for a project that may never be built.

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rj27 1 year, 2 months ago on Architect selected for multipurpose building

Does Lockwood know something he's not sharing?Half a million dollars to design something nobody knows anything about!Can you say smoke filled back room?

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rj27 1 year, 2 months ago on Official: Multipurpose building could attract many

Only problem is it makes too much sense.AND it doesn't belong to one of the promoters of the convention center idea.Go big or go home!

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rj27 1 year, 2 months ago on Official: Multipurpose building could attract many

I'll say it again.Build it in the rock quarry on Christy dr.The highway access is already there and there is room for a real convention center and parking.Highly visable from a major highway.It's less than 10 min from any hotel in town.Do it right or forget it!

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rj27 1 year, 2 months ago on Cole County OKs budget, pay increase

Getting any raise is a good thing.I don't understand why the top half should get an additional 400.They already get a larger amount because the1.5% is based on a larger salary.They may have more college etc.But lets face it who really does the work?Just seems like there should be a more fair way to figure it.I guess the top half needs it more because they have bigger homes,nicer cars, and kids in private school. {That should start a fire!}I am glad that the county is able to give raises and applaud the elected officials for not voting themselves one.

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rj27 1 year, 2 months ago on Kan., Mo. could be hit by disaster aid fight

Other than the cost of the immediate rescue effort and rebuilding of govt owned and maintained infrastructure why are taxpayers picking up bills that insurance should pay?If my house burns and I am uninsured or underinsured the govt doesn't bail me out.I have seen individuals in Joplin and the East coast complaining about the govt not sending the money fast enough.Should individuals be eligable for disaster benefits or is that the insurance companies responsibility?I know we have a responsibility to help the less fortunate,but alot of the people lining up for the freebies are anything but.Govt has to go back to being the last resort saftey net instead of the first line of defense for every problem that comes along.It's not free money! There will be a bill eventually.

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