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Applications are being accepted for the Zone 4 Springfield City Council seat.  Craig Fishel resigned from that position last week.

The city clerk’s office will accept applications Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through February 16. 

City of Branson

The Branson Fire Department is urging residents to watch what they throw away.  That’s following an increase in commercial garbage truck fires in the city and in the surrounding area.

According to the City of Branson, the latest was Thursday morning when a driver was emptying a trash container along Highway 76 and noticed smoke coming from the compactor.  He immediately dumped his load onto the parking lot at the new Visitor Center and called the fire department.

Ozark Schools

The superintendent of the Ozark School District says he plans to retire effective June 30. 

Dr. Kevin Patterson has worked for the Ozark School District since 1987 as a math and computer teacher as well as an athletic coach, as an assistant principal at the high school, principal at the junior high and as assistant and associate superintendent before becoming superintendent in 2012.

Patterson will continue his career in education as the director of graduate education at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar.

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Krewe of Krazo

Eureka Gras continues this weekend in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The Eureka Gras Light & Sound Parade starts tomorrow night (2/3) at 6 downtown.  The Black Light Ball is tomorrow night at 7 at Chelsea's Corner Cafe & Bar.  Rod McGuire, president of the Krewe of Krazo, talks about Eureka Gras in an interview with KSMU. 

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