St. Francois County officially became a First-Class County on January 1, 2013. Dr. David Cramp was the Presiding Commissioner at that time and did a wonderful job in handling the day-to-day operations during this transition [...]
St. Francois County Purchasing Policy - Approved 10.1.19
These are handbook revisions we will be voting on July 1st. Any questions, comments, or concerns; please direct them to the County Clerks Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Personnel Policies Handbook (FINAL June 18 Revisions) Vehicle Accident [...]
St. Francois became a County in late 1821. At that time employees received a wage of about $10 per week. There were no deductions as income taxes would not come for another 92 years. There [...]
In 1851 our St. Francois County jail was a log structure. A man did not like our jail and decided to burn it down! He apparently had only one available brain cell and it did [...]
Harold Gallaher is a graduate of Bismarck High School and earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla.
During his college years he worked for the Pilot Knob Pellet Company as that company was being developed and built. In that capacity he set up new offices, made them operational and then trained the person(s) that would go on to fill that office. He also developed designs for new equipment to be used in the operation of the company.
After graduation he joined S.T. Echols, Inc. of Bismarck and eventually purchased that small family owned business. The Echols family had invented the SNOW CONE and held patents on ice shaving machinery to produce that product. Gallaher led the company to international sales and added new concession food equipment to the product line. He also patented improvements to those products before selling the business.
He then created SMC, Inc. which was a funeral home supply business and then sold that business. Gallaher has purchased a small local farm and stays actively involved within the community. Gallaher has served on this County’s Board of Equalization, the First-Class County Committee and on the Technical Committee for the Big River Watershed project. He prepared himself for the Commission office by attending meetings of the cities, the St. Francois County Ambulance District, the Senior Board, the Health Center Board, and other local groups in an effort to listen and learn. He also attended every County Commission meeting for 5 years prior to running for office.
In recent years Harold and a business partner developed and patented HAROLD’S FAMOUS BEE CREAM as a natural bee-venom based pain reliever. It is now sold around the world. He has also been named to the Bismarck High School HALL OF FAME.
Harold and wife, Sandy, attend the Parkland Chapel in Farmington. Before becoming Commissioner, Harold served two terms as a Bismarck Alderman and 18 years on the Bismarck School Board.
Harold’s varied background in mining, manufacturing, Engineering, business, education, city government, agriculture, funeral home service, watershed planning, and other experiences have uniquely helped him in serving St. Francois County in the role of Presiding Commissioner.
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Born in St. Francois County, Missouri to Jack and Marietta Mullins, Patrick Mullins was raised in a blue-collar family. Patrick’s father worked at the Pea Ridge Mines for St. Joe and his mother worked at the U.S. Tool located in Desloge.
Patrick attended and graduated from the Central School District in 1989. He attended Mineral Area College where he earned an Associate’s Degree. He then transferred to Southeast Missouri State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. After college, Patrick worked for two years at a local farm supply store earning minimum-wage. Patrick then worked for the Chrysler minivan plant located in Fenton, Mo. He worked at the plant until its closure in 1998.
Patrick is Chairman of the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission and serves on 12 other boards. He is married to Nicole Renee Mullins (a local elementary teacher) and has a son (Cole Patrick Mullins) and twin daughters (Alexi & Emma Mullins).
On January 1, 2009 Patrick Mullins was officially elected as the Associate County Commissioner for the Second District of St. Francois County, MO.
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