BAXTER SPRINGS - Cherokee County Ambulance District #3 has issued a notice of public meeting for a USDA rural development grant.

They have filed a pre-application with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, for financial assistance to acquire and/or develop a Stryker Power load system. The area to be served by the proposed project is Cherokee County.

A meeting regarding the proposed project will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 8, at 311 Military Ave., in Baxter Springs. The public is invited to attend this meeting and to provide comments on the proposed project.