• By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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Pacific officials say they hope to retain the city’s municipal court even though some cities are abandoning them in the face of new state requirements.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster relief center at the Tri-County Senior Center, Pacific, will permanently close Saturday, June 24, at 7 p.m. 

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Downtown Pacific will be filled with people, machines and booths when the Pacific Partnership opens its 15th annual Pacific Car show this Saturday, June 24.

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The comedy/murder mystery dinner show in the Pacific Opera House played to a receptive crowd, but no more so than the couple selected for a cameo part in the performance.

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Aldermen approved a request to rezone a parcel of land on Route 66 to allow for the construction of a training center for a utilities contractor that would bring hundreds of new jobs.

Construction of a new building in a manufacturing complex involved a request for a new address to aid truckers using GPS to find the site.

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Plans to build a 1,000-square-foot concession stand and restroom building in Liberty Field was given the go-ahead June 6.

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Surplus city property, such as used police cars and public works equipment may be worth more than expected if offered for sale on an internet government resale site, according to City Administrator Steve Roth.

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Sludge in the city’s 41-acre sewage lagoon has been building up for years, reaching 5 feet in some places just below the water line, and has reduced the capacity of the lagoon by 40 percent, according to a wastewater treatment specialist.

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If Alderman Carol Johnson has her way city hall staffers and street workers will have pay raises in the upcoming budget and the spending plan will be completed sooner rather than later.

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A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Center opened Saturday, June 10, in the Tri-County Senior Center at 800 W. Union St. to serve flood victims in Franklin and Jefferson counties.

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  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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Even though the city will not incur costs to repair the vandalism in the city cemetery, aldermen voted to seek restitution from juveniles and or their families for the damage.

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After being flooded twice in 16 months, the small congregation of Historic First Baptist Church at 421 S. First St. fears it won’t be able to restore the old church a second time.

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Despite warning signs that notify semi drivers they are reaching a point of no turnaround, tractor-trailers continue to head south on Highway N toward the Old Bend Bridge, which they cannot cross.

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There may not be a better summer job than being a lifeguard, according to Nick Kliethermes, who is starting his first year as a lifeguard at the Pacific city pool.

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The city’s annual Independence Day fireworks display will be shot from atop the bluff at Blackburn Park at approximately 9:15 p.m. Saturday, June 24.

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An expert on the upcoming total solar eclipse that will take place Monday, Aug. 21, says Pacific may get many more visitors than imagined whether city leaders plan for it or not.

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Two aldermen say City Administrator Steve Roth exceeded his authority when he brought a candidate for the position of building inspector to the board for approval at a higher rate of pay than approved in the budget.

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The Pacific Opera House in the McHugh-Dailey Building is ready for a new vision, according to Jim McHugh, co-owner of the 100-year-old structure.

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Some 40 volunteers from the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation visited the Tri-County Senior Center in Pacific last Saturday. They prayed, sang, showed videos on their 50-year-old philanthropic organization and handed out $125,000 in $500 Visa cards to families impacted by the recent flooding.

Pacific officials will rebid a project to replace roofs on park pavilions after it was revealed that actual roof sizes were larger than those listed in the bid request.

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Pacific officials have accepted an offer from the Franklin County Cemetery Society to repair the gravestones vandalized in the City Cemetery March 29.