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McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
Saturday, January 10, 2004

Roll Call - Gerald called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Brenda Kilby, Teresa Carlin, Jim Bradley, and Carrie Cline.  Jean Helm was unable to attend.

Reading of Minutes - After reviewing the November 2003 minutes, Brenda made a motion to approve them as written, Teresa seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Director's Report
    *Carrie presented the statistics for the past month and the total year stats.
    *Carrie attended the Missouri Public Library Director's Meeting in December, and learned a lot of needful information about proper insurance coverage and protecting the library from potential threats.
    *The $43,437.67 CD was bid out, and awarded once again to Cornerstone Bank for 6 months at 2.05%.  A complete list of bids was included in the packet.
    *The Joplin Globe has featured wonderful things about our library for several weeks in a row, and we appreciate their support and the good publicity.
    *Due to the demands of CIPA, our Internet computers are now filtered.  Bruce Arnold worked long and hard to find an inexpensive, but effective filter that would be easy to manage.
    *Carrie just received word that she received a grant to attend PLA (Public Library Association) Conference in Seattle on February 21-28, 2004.
    *The Library is undertaking the project of sharing our wonderful T-1 lines outside the library building for our patrons to take adavantage of.  By erecting an antenna outside, and purchasing a few pieces of inexpensive equipment, we are now a wireless "hot spot" that can be used for no charge, another great service that our library is offering to meet the continually changing needs of our patrons and tax payers.
    *Carrie is getting bids on health insurance, to be presented at the February meeting.

Financial Report - After reviewing the financial reports, Jim made a motion to approve the reports, Brenda seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Old Business - There was no old business

New Business -
    A.  Policy Revision - Carrie suggested a policy revision to our manual, clarifying and simplifying the holidays of the library.  Brenda made a motion to accept this change to Section E of the Policy Manual, Jim seconded, and it carried unanimously.
    B.  2003 Final Budget - After reviewing the final budget numbers, Brenda moved to accept and finalize the 2003 budget, Teresa seconded, and it carried unanimously.
    C.  2004 Proposed Budget - With the $40,000+ not spent this year, Carrie presented a budget that includes carrying over $20,000 to spend from 2003.  This is not only her recommendation, but that of our accountant, Jenny Goldstein.  Carrie added a little money to some line items to cover the anticipated costs for the year.  Jim moved that we accept the budget, with the addition of taking more of our carry-over money from 2003 and add $5000 to our building fund.  Brenda seconded, and the motion carried unanimously, setting the 2004 Proposed Budget.
    D.  Pay Raise - Carrie suggested that due to the cost of living increase, the staff be given a 1% pay increase, excluding herself to remain conservative with the budget figures.  Teresa approved this pay raise, and the change to the 2004 Proposed Budget, Brenda seconded, and it carried unanimously.  As a thank-you to the staff, Jim made a motion that "if the budget allows, we shall discuss a bonus at the November 2004 meeting, not to exceed $1000."  Brenda seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Jim made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Teresa seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 11:05 a.m.  The next meeting will be on February 14th.


McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
Saturday, February 14, 2004

Roll Call - Teresa Carlin called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.  Those members present were Teresa Carlin, Jean Helm, Jim Bradley, and Carrie Cline.  Gerald Elkins and Brenda Kilby were unable to attend.

Reading of Minutes - After reviewing the January 2004 minutes, Jim made a motion that they be accepted as written, Jean seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Director's Report -
    *Carrie presented the Statistics for the past month.
    *Carrie had a complaint this past month froma patron who objected to sharing her birthdate with the library.  Unlike other libraries, our library does not request a social security number to receive a library card, but we do need some personal information in case our items need to be recovered or our patrons need to be contacted by the library.  This was explained to the patron, who has the choice whether to get a card or not.
    *Don Duncan at the Noel Library is having health problems and will be unable to work for the next few weeks. Wesley Ferguson has been temporarily hired to fill in and give Jenna some security and assistance.
    *Carrie will be leaving for PLA (Seattle) this next week, as she received a grant to attend.  She should be bringing back many wonderful ideas and experiences.
    *The Joplin Globe has done some wonderful articles on our library, one of which was picked up by many other newspapers across the state, including The Springfield Newsleader and the paper in Camdenton.  We appreciate the wonderful PR.
    *Our wireless project has been completed and is ready for our public to access.  We have a handout at the library to explain about how it works, and information on our web site.

Financial Report - After reviewing the financial reports, Jean made the observation that our CD's location are not correct in some of the reports, and Carrie will make a note to have that corrected.  Jim made a motion to approve the reports, Jean seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Old Business
    A.  Health Insurance -
Carrie is not currently eligible for the best possible insurance plan, so we will wait a year and re-bid it out.

New Business - There was no new business.

Jean made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Jim seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 11:05 a.m.  The next meeting will be on March 13th.


McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
Saturday, March 13, 2004

Roll Call - Gerald Elkins called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Jean Helm, Jim Bradley, and Carrie Cline. Teresa Carlin and Brenda Kilby were unable to attend.

Reading of Minutes - After reviewing the February 2004 minutes, Jean made a motion that they be accepted as written, Jim seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Director’s Report
*Carrie presented the Statistics for the month. A discussion was held concerning the low head count and usage at the Noel Community Library over the past year. The board requested that Carrie compile statistics for the next meeting of actual head count, money spent at Noel, and begin to investigate ways to promote the library locally.

*The library received a $200 donation from a patron.

*The library received a check for $150 for scanning one of our historical photos of a local female bank robber and sharing it with a citizen.

*Carrie had a wonderful and informative experience at PLA in Seattle. The workshops were great, and Carrie made several discoveries in the exhibit hall for Equalization expenditures.

*The 2004 Summer Reading Program is gearing up again. The theme is related to the Lewis & Clark Expedition anniversary.

Financial Report - After reviewing the financial reports, Jean made a motion that they be approved, Jim seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Old Business
No old business.



McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
Saturday, April 10, 2004

Roll Call - Gerald called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m. Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Jean Helm, and Brenda Kilby. Jim Bradley and Teresa Carlin were unable to attend.

Reading of Minutes - The March minutes were read and discussed. Brenda made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Jean seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.


Director’s Report
*The Statistics for March were presented.
*Carrie presented a list of expenditures for the Noel Library, and gave an update on the service there.
*The library had an irate patron and called the police. A police report was created on the incident, as the staff and patrons felt threatened by this patron’s behavior. Carrie is working on updating our policy on abusive behavior.
*Carrie presented an inventory of items in our lockbox.
*The board looked over the land deed for the library.
*The library will be holding a book sale on the last week of April.

Financial Report - After reviewing the financial statements, Brenda made a motion to approve the report, Jean seconded, and it passed unanimously.

Old Business

A. Equalization Fund - Carrie presented a list of proposed expenditures concerning our Technical projects. Jean made a motion to approve the expenditures, Brenda seconded, and it carried unanimously.

New Business - There was no new business.

Jean made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Brenda seconded, and it was adjourned at 10:55 a.m. The next meeting will be held on May 15th.



McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
Saturday, May 15, 200
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Roll Call - Gerald called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Jean Helm, Teresa Carlin, Jim Bradley, and Carrie Cline.  Brenda Kilby was unable to attend.

Reading of Minutes - The April minutes were read and discussed.  Jean made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Jim seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Director's Report
   
*The Statistics for April were presented.
    *Carrie had handouts for the board, courtesy of the Extension Office, to celebrate Extension Week.
    *The Summer Reading Program schedule of events was handed out.
    *MOREnet has made a wonderful Internet filtering software package available, which we will be purchasing.

Financial Report - After reviewing the financial statements, Teresa made a motion to approve the report, Jim seconded, and it passed unanimously.

Old Business -
    A.  Parking Lot -
The board was presented a bid from Swift Construction to pave our parking lot the same time they pave Bailey Road.  Jean made a motion that the bid for the 1 1/2 inch lift be approved, Jim seconded, and it carried unanimously.

New Business
    A.  Storage Unit -
The library is in need of an indoor storage unit, and Carrie is to secure bids and check on the security features of each unit.
   
    B.  Jane Land - Jim made a motion that the board approach the School Board to let them know of our interest in the land at Jane, and to determine what the school's plans are for the land.  Teresa seconded, and it passed unanimously.

 Jim made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Teresa seconded, and it was adjourned at 10:40 a.m.  The next meeting will be held in June 12th.


McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
Saturday, June 12, 2004

Roll Call -
    Teresa called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m.  Those members present were Teresa Carlin, Brenda Kilby, Jim Bradley and Carrie Cline.  Gerald Elkins and Jean Helm were unable to attend.

Reading of Minutes -   The May minutes were read and discussed.  Brenda made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Jim seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Director's Report -
    *The Statistics for May were presented.  The Noel statistics are quite a bit higher.
    *The Summer Reading Program is going great, with over 100 children already signed up and taking advantage of some fun story hours. 
    *The parking lot will be paved in June sometime.  The library may have to close that day as our patrons can't get in the building, and the carpets could get ruined from the tar.
   
Financial Report -   After reviewing the financial statements, Brenda made a motion to approve the report, Jim seconded, and it passed unanimously.

Old Business
    A.  Storage Unit - Carrie presented a list of bids for storage units.  Jim made a motion to purchase the 12 X 20 unit from First National Sales in Noel, with concrete blocks underneath.  A cap of $2200 was set in case extra is needed for moving and setting.  Brenda seconded and it carried unanimously.  Jim also volunteered to provide a silicone seal for the building.

New Business
    A.  Jane Land - Jim made a motion that the library board pursue the Jane Library idea, and have a community planning meeting after our July 10th board meeting.  Library patrons will be welcome to come and share ideas and suggestions, and the library board will plan what steps to take next, with the end result of a letter being written.  Brenda seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Brenda made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Jim seconded, and it was adjourned at 11:00 a.m.  The next meeting will be on July 10th.


McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
Saturday, July 10, 2004

Roll Call -
Teresa called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.  Those members present were Teresa Carlin, Brenda Kilby, Jim Bradley and Carrie Cline.  Gerald Elkins and Jean Helm were unable to attend.

Reading of Minutes - The June minutes were read and discussed.  Jim made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Brenda seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Director's Report
    *The Statistics for June were presented.  The Noel statistics are up again this month.

    *The Summer Reading Program is going great, with  200 children already signed up and taking advantage of some fun story hours.
       
    *The library suffered a virus attack on our computer system which our Network Administrator, Bruce Arnold, cleaned off and restored our system.  Since Windows XP remains such a huge target for these attacks, we are looking into a new software system that runs off of Linux.

    *The parking lot should be paved some time this month.
   
Financial Report - After reviewing the financial statements, Brenda made a motion to approve the report, Jim seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Old Business
   
There was no old business.

New Business -
    A.  Trustee Business  - A letter of resignation was received from Jean Helm.  Brenda made a motion to accept her resignation, Jim seconded, and it carried unanimously.  Three potential candidates will be invited to the August meeting to see if they might be interested in becoming a Library Trustee.  The library wishes to thank Jean Helm for her years of service.

    B.  Atriuum - Brenda made a motion approving the purchase of the new circulation software, Atriuum, and any hardware and software needed to support this, as deemed necessary by the director and within the constraints of our budget.  Jim seconded and it carried unanimously.

Jim made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Brenda seconded, and it was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.  The next meeting will be held on August 14th.



Special Called Meeting
Minutes
Wednesday, August 25, 2004  5:30 p.m.

Public Hearing to Set Tax Levy
    After discussion, Teresa made a motion to set our tax levy at ten cents, unless involunarily rolled back due to the Hancock Amendment.  Brenda seconded, and it passed unanimously.

Roll Call - Gerald called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Teresa Carlin, Brenda Kilby, and Carrie Cline.  Marilyn Carnell-Williams was also in attendance.

Trustee Vacancy Discussion - Names were presented of individuals willing to serve on the library board, and it was suggested that Carrie take the list of names to the Commissioners the following day, along with a letter stating that we have two vacancies to fill, and that each candidate was to be given a little time to present their qualifications to the Commissioners, if they so desired.

Brenda made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Teresa seconded, and it was adjourned at 5:40 p.m.  The next regular meeting will be Saturday, September 11th at 10 a.m.


McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
September 11, 2004


Roll Call - Gerald called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Brenda Kilby, Marilyn Carnell-Williams, Joy Gilgen and Carrie Cline.  Teresa Carlin was unable to attend.

Reading of Minutes - The July 10th minutes were read and discussed.  Brenda made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Marilyn seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.  The August 25th minutes were then read and discussed.  Brenda made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Joy seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Director's Report
    *The Statistics for July and August were presented.

    *Carrie had an information booth again this year at both the McDonald County Fair and the Jesse James Days Celebration in Pineville.  All were thankful for the lovely weather.

    *According to an informational letter from the State Auditor's Office, our tax levy has apparently been rolled back again this year to .0984.  Because this is an involuntary rollback, we will not lose our State Aid. (Any tax levy under .10 is not eligible for State Aid.)

    *Because of the many power outages, Carrie has written a letter to Empire Electric requesting their immediate help.  Marilyn requested a carbon copy to the City of Pineville and to the newspaper.

    *Carrie was invited to speak at the Secretary of State's Council on Library Development on Friday, September 10th.  She was able to relate the importance of small regional groups of Library Directors who meet periodically and share ideas.  All expenses, other than food, was paid by the State Library.

    *Carrie gave a brief overview of library operations to the new trustees.

Financial Report - After reviewing the financial statements, Joy made a motion to approve the report, Brenda seconded, and it passed unanimously.

Old Business
    A.  Jane Location -
Brenda made a motion to investigate the feasibility of having a branch location eventually put in the Jane area.  Brenda and Gerald will do research and report back to the board next meeting.  Joy seconded this, and it passed unanimously.

New Business -
    A.  Trustee Positions - Marilyn made a motion that we accept the resignation of Jim Bradley, Brenda seconded, and it passed unanimously.  The board wishes to thank Jim for his service, and we welcome our two new trustees, Marilyn Carnell-Williams and Joy Gilgen.

    Brenda made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Joy seconded, and it was adjourned at 11:20 a.m.  The next meeting will be held on October 9th.


McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
October 9, 2004

Roll Call - Gerald called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Teresa Carlin, Joy Gilgen, Marilyn Carnell-Williams, Brenda Kilby and Carrie Cline.

Reading of Minutes - After reviewing the September 11th minutes, Brenda made a motion to approve them as written, Joy seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Director's Report
    *Carrie presented the September statistics.

    *Empire Electric phoned Carrie in response to the letter complaining about our many power outages.  They sent several crews to help with hurricane cleanup, but will investigate our site in two to three weeks.  We haven't seen them yet, so if they do not show by next board meeting, Carrie will give them a reminder call.

    *Carrie handed out a copy of the 2004 Proposed Budget to the new trustees.

    *Carrie gave a report of her conversation with Becky Wells from the State Auditor's Office.  Because of the Hancock Amendment, our tax levy will continue to be rolled back as growth continues, instead of the library ever seeing an increase in funds.  Teresa made a motion to invite a representative from the State Auditor's office to speak with us, preferably before the election, and we are to invite all of the local officials who are affected by this to attend.  Joy seconded this motion, and it carried unanimously.

    *The Noel Library statistics have improved greatly over this time last year, and Joyce Short from Noel Housing recently put in a $4000 zoned heating and air unit, which we greatly appreciate.  Local patrons are using our facility much more, and Saturdays have exploded from 3-4 people in attendance to over 30 the last two weeks.

    *Carrie gave a brief report on our website, and a few of the highlights that can be found, including our card catalog, the 2004 minutes, new titles, Summer Reading Program photos, MODOT updates, and all of our wonderful resources from the Genealogy/Local History page.  Our digitization project was discussed, as was the possibility of placing our monthly newsletter on line, and putting an article in the paper reminding our patrons that it can be found on our web site.

    *The Book Sale will be held October 19-23rd.

Financial Report - During the discussion of the financial report, it was suggested that Marilyn bring a list of possible grant sources to the next board meeting, as she knew of several.  Teresa made a motion to approve the financial report, Brenda seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Old Business
    A.  Jane Location -
Gerald gave a report of his findings.  The Whiterock school building is tied up in a lawsuit right now.  Marilyn is interested in a survey of patron's needs and wants concerning any further branch locations.  A discussion followed of several alternate ideas for service, and it was requested that Carrie bring a sample of surveys that other libraries have completed, including the cost of the survey and how they funded it.

New Business - There was no new business.

    Teresa made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and Marilyn seconded.  The meeting was adjourned at 11:25 a.m. and the next regular meeting will be on Saturday, November 13th at 10 a.m.

McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
November 13, 2004

Roll Call - Gerald called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Teresa Carlin, Marilyn Carnell-Williams and Carrie Cline.  Brenda Kilby and Joy Gilgen were unable to attend.

Reading of Minutes - After reading and discussing the proposed minutes from October, Marilyn made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Teresa seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Director's Report
    *Carrie presented the statistics for October.

    *A report was presented that itemized the circulation for 2003 by item type.

    *Carrie presented a list of the most popular reference books, non fiction circulating books, and most popular activities in the library that are not otherwise included in the monthly statistics, such as research, reading newspapers, etc.

    *The library has a policy for a mailing program, and although not used in the past, Carrie will attempt to publicize it around the county.  We will produce a flyer highlighting what the library has to offer, and place them in area grocery stores and other high-traffic areas.

    *Our reciprocal agreement with Neosho is now on our web site.

    *Our next newsletter will also be available on our web site.

    *The State Auditor's office does not make visits to counties.  If I want questions answered, I must wait until after November 23rd when Becky Webb returns from maternity leave.

    *Brenda & Teresa's terms will be renewed by the December meeting.  Teresa was just filling in another term, and is ready to begin her own four years, and Brenda has another four-year term that she can serve.

Financial Reports - After reviewing the financial reports, Teresa made a motion to approve the financial statements, Marilyn seconded, and it passed unanimously.

Old Business
    A.  Survey Information -
Carrie asked all of the area library directors about their experiences with surveys, and reported their findings.  Telephone surveys are not popular right now, and mailing surveys do not get a very good response either.  After discussion, it was decided that if we need to know any information from our patrons, we will develop and give out surveys in-house every few months.  We will also develop a survey for the general public for the next McDonald County Fair and Jesse James Days.

    B.  Whiterock School Update - Gerald updated the group on the situation at White Rock, as the lawsuit has apparently been settled.

New Business
    A.  Policy Amendments
- Carrie had several policies to bring before the board.
       1.  The Privacy of Circulation Records was tabled until Carrie could answer a question about the Sunshine Law.

       2.  Skateboarding Policy - Marilyn made a motion to approve the policy banning Skateboarding, rollerblading, and scooters.  Teresa seconded, and it passed unanimously.

       3.  New Patron Cards - Teresa made a motion to approve the policy concerning new patron cards, with the change that only ONE item per card shall be checked out the first time, and that we require a physical address if the mailing address is a P.O. box.  Marilyn seconded, and it passed unanimously.

       4.  Concealed Firearms - Marilyn made a motion to approve the Concealed Weapons policy, with a change on the actual sign to read Firearms instead of Weapons.  Teresa seconded, and it passed unanimously.

       5.  Posting of Political Signs - After Carrie reported her discussions with the State Elections Commission of the Secretary of State's office, and with our local prosecuting attorney, Marilyn made a motion to approve the policy banning political signs from our property.  Teresa seconded and it carried uanimously.

    B.  Pay Roll Review - Carrie presented a proposed bonus schedule, but Marilyn brought up the fact that it would violate our current policies.  A new proposed pay schedule will be presented next month.

    C.  List of Grants - Marilyn presented many sources for grants, and requested that Carrie contact Springfield-Greene County to see if we could possibly come to an agreement to gain access to their extensive on-line grant sources. 

    D.  Wireless Pole - Gerald had a citizen volunteer to raise our wireless pole so he could access the free wireless from his home.  Carrie said she would look into it with Bruce,  and make sure that it wouldn't create any problems.

    Teresa made a motion to adjourn, Marilyn seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 12:25 p.m.

    The meeting was called back to order at 12:40 p.m. by Gerald.  Teresa made a motion to remove Jim from the bank signature card and add Marilyn's name.  Marilyn seconded, and it passed unanimously.

    Marilyn made a motion to adjourn, Teresa seconded, and it adjourned at 12:45 p.m.  The next meeting will be on December 11th.


McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
December 11, 2004

Roll Call - Gerald called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Teresa Carlin, Marilyn Carnell-Williams, Brenda Kilby and Carrie Cline.  Joy Gilgen was unable to attend.

Reading of Minutes - After reviewing the November minutes, Teresa made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Marilyn seconded, and it was carried unanimously.

Director's Report
    *The statistics were enclosed.  Carrie is not sure of the accuracy of the Noel statistics, and thinks that more items were circulated than that.

    *The December newsletter has a new format and is now available on the web site..

    *Carrie presented the trustees with a copy of the letter she received from the State Auditor's office that explains the Hancock Amendment's effects on our future growth and expected income.

    *The capital improvements CD came due, and Carrie presented a list of all of the bids and the rate she chose from U. S. Bank for an 8-month special.

    *There are several grant opportunities coming up in 2005, including a laptop lab, a senior workshop, and a possible trip to London..

    *Carrie presented a list of our patrons by zip codes.

   (Because Teresa had to leave soon, everyone agreed to jump to New Business).

New Business
    a.  2005 Proposed Budget

CLOSED SESSION
Brenda made a motion to go into Closed Session, persuant to RSMo 610.021(3), at 10:35 a.m. to discuss the Library Director's salary.  Marilyn seconded.
Gerald - yes, Brenda - yes, Marilyn - yes, Teresa - yes.

When the board reopened the Open Session, Teresa made a motion to approve the 2005 budget as presented, with the amended changes to the Salary line.  Brenda seconded, and it passed unanimously.

Teresa Carlin left the meeting.

Financial Report -  After reviewing the November financial report, Marilyn made a motion to approve the report, Brenda seconded, and it passed unanimously.

Old Business
    A.  Policy Amendment -
After reviewing the state statute that keeps library records confidential, Brenda made a motion that we approve the new Privacy of Library Circulation Records policy.  Marilyn seconded, and it passed unanimously.

    Gerald began a discussion of putting a tax levy increase on the ballot, and it was decided to start gathering information now.  Marilyn asked that Carrie talk to the staff about floor plans, as she has a firm willing to draw a sketch for future building expansion.  Carrie is also going to ask other libraries if they have a PR person they could recommend who could help us make this a real success.

    Marilyn reported that she went to Lamar for a two-day grant writing seminar, and came away very excited about the potential opportunities for McDonald County.

    Brenda made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Marilyn seconded, and it was adjourned at 11:46 a.m.  The next meeting will be held on Saturday, January 8th.