circuit court House Signs Off on New Circuit Court in Southwest Missouri By Associated Press • Feb 16, 2016 David Shane / Flickr The Legislature has given final approval to legislation that would create a new circuit court in southwest Missouri. Nixon appoints new circuit judges By Associated Press • Jul 25, 2012 Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed new circuit judges in St. Louis and Kansas City. Cole Co. circuit court clerk resigns By Tatiana Darie • Apr 19, 2012 Mrs. Brenda Umstattd has resigned as Circuit Clerk of Cole County after a state audit report was released on Wednesday. Missouri Fraternal Order Of Police Wants Rob Sanders Reinstated By Nick Gass • Oct 27, 2011 The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police has issued a statement on last month’s firing of police officer Rob Sanders for excessive force.