• Rec. Director “Spanky” Smith leaves City of Centralia

    by  • December 10, 2013

    According to City Manager Dan Ramey, as of Friday, Dec. 5, long-time Recreation Director Robert “Spanky” Smith is no longer employed by the city. Citing personnel privacy issues, Ramey did not disclose the reasons behind Smith’s departure, and only confirmed the rumor. In a call to Smith, he also confirmed the rumor, saying only...

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    Emergency unemployment benefits will end in December

    by  • December 10, 2013

    Federal Jobless Benefits for the Long-Term Unemployed will end on December 28th with final payments to be made in January. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, first signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2008, will expire this month unless congress votes to extend it. Although EUC typically lasts 47 weeks, the...

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    Missouri governor signs $1.7B Boeing incentive plan

    by  • December 10, 2013

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon chose a monument to the space race manufacturing boon as a backdrop to sign into law a $1.7 billion tax incentive package to lure aerospace giant Boeing to the state. The governor endorsed the tax breaks for production of the company’s 777X jetliner Tuesday morning at...

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