by Carol Harris, Branson area, and Mary Engler-Guccione, Joplin area
The city of Mount Vernon will be getting some new sidewalks.
The City Council voted last week to spend $50,000 to repair sidewalks on the public square.
The council also looked at building nearly 100 new housing units with 300 separate dwellings in the southern part of the city.
The council will review plans for construction and zoning later.
Fishing retail shop Modern Outdoor Tackle moved; Healthy Spot LLC opened; and Springfield law firm Strong, Garner & Bauer PC changed names and moved its office.