The Taney County Commission approves of a plan that will allow employees more options come retirement time.
According to a story by Jason Wert of the Branson Tri-Lakes News, the Taney County Commission, at their last public meeting before Christmas, voted to allow county employees to participate in the Rule of 80, sometimes called “80 and out,” a program which will allow employees to retire at a younger retirement age while still collecting their pension from the state.
According to the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS), Rule of 80 allows some employees to retire before the normal retirement age and receive their retirement benefits without penalty. A similar policy is used for LAGERS, the Local Government Employees Retirement System, which is used by counties for their employees.
Employees who have “vested” before they leave state employment, which for most employees is five years, become eligible for a pension benefit from LAGERS. The individual has to meet a specific retirement age and service requirements to receive monthly pension payments for life.
Several county supervisors and elected officials in favor of the move said allowing the change would enhance their ability to retain employees.
POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will host the annual Spring Forum, with a discussion on Israel by Dr. Jim Denison and moderated by Mike Huckabee, on April 4. The following day, on April 5, the College will open a rare exhibit of biblical artifacts, INSPIRED Exhibit, that will showcase the history of the Bible and enhance the Forum’s emphasis on Israel.
(Branson, Mo., 3/1/2024) Sound the alarm! The wait is over. Silver Dollar City announces the Grand Opening Celebration for the all-new Fire In The Hole on Saturday, March 30 at 9:45 a.m. The record-breaking, indoor family coaster—the largest in the Heartland—will make a ceremonial trip down the tracks following a ribbon cutting and welcome from Mayor Brad Thomas. The fire-themed festivities also include live performances by The City’s resident firefighting band and a commemorative sticker for all “First Recruit” riders.