Tenth Circuit Presiding Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd has announced that the Missouri Association of Counties Winter Newsletter recently recognized the three counties of the Tenth Judicial Circuit for disposing of criminal cases in a timely manner, ranking Ralls, Monroe, and Marion Counties within the top ten counties of Missouri for timely dispositions.  The 114 counties of Missouri are organized into 46 circuits throughout the state.  The Tenth Circuit was the only Circuit in Missouri in which all of the counties of the Circuit were in the top ten listed by the Missouri Association of Counties.