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One of the Greene County Circuit Court's associate judges is retiring in May.
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One of the Greene County Circuit Court's associate judges is retiring in May.

Greene County judge announces retirement from bench

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Greene County Associate Circuit Judge Mark Powell, who recently was retained by voters, announced his retirement from the bench.

In a Jan. 17 letter to Paul Wilson, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri, Powell indicated his last day would be May 15.

"At the time of my retirement I will have served 23 years on the bench," Powell wrote in the letter, a copy of which was provided to members of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association in a newsletter. "I would like to thank the citizens of Greene County. Without their confidence and support, I would not have had the continued opportunity to serve as a judge. I will never forget the responsibility they placed in me."

Powell was appointed associate circuit judge in 2000, according to his profile at

In November, Powell was retained along with a selection of state and local judges by voters, according to past reporting.


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