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Stories from Monday, September 21, 2009

Who is Ken Shumate? (09/21/09)
Name: Ken Shumate Occupation: Armorel High School Principal Hometown: Portageville, Mo. Education: Bachelors degree from University of Central Arkansas (1976), masters degree from from Arkansas State University (1995) Background: 32 years teaching experience between Kennett, Mo., Marion Junior High School and Armorel...
5 Questions with: Ken Shumate (09/21/09)
1. What is your philosophy on education? I believe education should be treated as a business. Our business is to provide the best education possible to prepare the students to be positive and productive members of our society. Some will go on to a four-year college, some to a two-year college, some will go to the military, others will go to technical school and some will immediately join the work force. So, our job is to get them prepared for the future...
Commission certifies Tuesday's school (09/21/09)
The Sept. 15 county-wide elections were certified Friday afternoon at the County Courthouse in Blytheville by the Mississippi County Election Commission. Here are the official results: In Blytheville, the millage increase was defeated by a total of 668 against to 526 for it...
City officials seek clean-up, flooding, rec center grants (09/21/09)
Councilman R.L. Jones and Blytheville Building Inspector, Capt. Rick Ash, met with Diane Norman of the East Arkansas Planning and Development District. They discussed the possibility of obtaining grants to tear down dilapidated houses in Blytheville...
Formality turns to contention (09/21/09)
A formality on purchasing a back hoe for Public Works turned into a contentious debate Friday afternoon during a special Blytheville City Council meeting at the mayor's office. At Tuesday's regular meeting, the Council agreed, 4-0, to buy a Caterpillar back hoe from a company in West Memphis...
Failure to submit PO for job irks city officials (09/21/09)
An apparent misunderstanding on a $4,605 utility alley project approved by the Blytheville Streets and Drainage Committee left the city's finance office searching for a purchase order when it got the bill from M&M; Finishing, Inc. Streets and Drainage Committee chairperson Carol White told fellow Council members Friday that she was unaware she was to turn in the PO for the job...
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