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Help Coming For CR 60, Hearing Set For Abandonment Of CR 159

Mamie Fisk requested help with her road during last week’s supervisor meeting. She also said she has experienced problems with dogs.

By David Howell

COFFEEVILLE – A Yalobusha woman requested help for her road before cold, wet weather sets in this winter.
    Speaking at last Monday’s supervisor meeting, Mamie Fisk told county officials that she did not want to go through what happened last year, when her muddy road was not passable at times.
    Fisk lives on County Road 60 in District 4 and said her supervisor was aware of the situation. County Road 60 is located east of County Road 211, which runs from Coffeeville to Oakland.
    “George knows, I have called him and called him,” Fisk told supervisors, referring to District 4 Supervisor George Suggs.
    “Last year he told me he couldn’t do any more because he didn’t get any money until after October. But he was going to fix my road in front of the house,” Fisk said.
    She added that her supervisor had hauled some gravel and made some progress on the road last year.
     “But you could get stuck right in front of my house. Last year we even missed church” she added.
    “I will be out in the morning, I will meet with you in the morning and we will fix the bad spots,” Suggs said.
    Other business discussed at the meeting included:
      • Supervisors set a public hearing for abandonment of County Road 159 in District 3. Supervisor Lee McMinn explained both residents on the road were in agreement on abandoning the road, which would change the road from public access to a private driveway.
      “It’s about a 300 or 400 yard road, basically just one lane, two people live on it,” McMinn told supervisors.
    A public hearing was scheduled on October 6 for the abandonment. A legal notice appears on page 12 advertising the hearing.
    • Election Commissioner Steve Cummings received authorization for training for poll workers who will work as returning officers during the November election.
    Cummings said the election commissioners had already had one training session, but needed authorization for the second training for approximately a dozen people.
    The authorization allows the dozen poll workers to be paid $10 each to cover their travel expenses.
    “We just want to bring them in and go over everything, we feel like we did good,” Cummings said, referring to the earlier runoff election between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel where results were scrutinized, statewide and in Yalobusha County.
     “You did do a good job. And one reason why is because you had the training,” Board President Tommy Vaughn said as supervisors authorized the expense.

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