Nearly two months after the Newton County Judicial Center officially opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony, the Newton County Commissioners have announced a legacy tribute.

Nearly two months after the Newton County Judicial Center officially opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony, the Newton County Commissioners have announced a legacy tribute.

"The reason we are doing this is (legacy tribute is) to eliminate or reduce our lease obligation (for the renovation) to the building (Judicial Center) at 123 E. Main St., Neosho," Newton County Commissioner Jim Jackson said.

According to information provided, "creating an enduring legacy for your special family member who contributed to the progress of Newton County is available to you. Your personal wishes are possible as we are offering an option of a payment plan or a one-time payment."

"The initial stage, we would like for naming rights for the building and then eventually we would do naming rights for the courtrooms and then down the road possibly some public areas," he said. "It will be something that will be there and the family can be proud of for many years to come."

The legacy tribute was just announced earlier this week.

"Eventually, all three of us (Marilyn Ruestman, Alan Cook and I) will be going out into the public at civic groups like Lions, Rotary, Exchange Club and just getting the word out. So, this is just the initial stage," said Jackson.

For more information, call the the Newton County Commissioners' office at 451-8201.