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    Clark County Commissioners Drop Private Attorney in Courthouse Lawsuit

    By Mike Scott

    The Clark County Commissioners have changed their legal representation in the state’s lawsuit concerning the Clark County Courthouse. According to the draft minutes of their Thursday, January 20 meeting, Presiding Commissioner Ron Brewer telephoned John Curran of the Osage Beach firm Curran and Sickal, to inform him that Clark County Prosecuting Attorney John Moon was now the county’s lead counsel in the lawsuit, and that Curran’s services were suspended at this time.
    Neither the January 20 draft minutes nor any previous minutes record any vote by the commissioner to hire or dismiss Curran.
    In other recent meetings, the Commissioners:
    –Discussed staffing with Road Supervisor Troy Kiger
    –Met with Russ Hauenstein of Vantage Point. That company is going to install a fiber optic cable from Kahoka to Revere. That project is scheduled to start in the summer.
    –Preston Kramer reported that MoDOT will be replacing four bridges in 2011.
    –Accepted as county property a computer formerly owned by Rick Roberts. Roberts will continue to use the computer in the Associate Circuit Judge’s office.
    –Held a conference call with Drew Beauregard of Forrest T Jones and Company Insurance. They are trying to find an insurance company for the county.
    –Discussed several county funds with new Prosecuting Attorney John Moon.