FIRE DEPARTMENT GETS NEW EQUIPMENT – Clint Stacy models one of the Fire Department’s new coats. Fire Chief Bob Floyd was at the City Council meeting on Thursday, Aug. 29, and brought some of the new equipment with him including some of the hand-held radios. The department has eight new sets (a set is boots, bunker pants, coat, Nomax hood, helmet and gloves) for a cost of $17,000. Floyd said the Fire Department has partnered with the Red Cross to provide free s moke alarms. Call the fire station 417/876-4099.