Headlines – 4/12/2002

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 12, 2002

Panolian : April 12, 2002

For complete stories, pick up the 04/12/02  issue of The Panolian

Residents fear for safety of children

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BATESVILLE – A group of Crowder residents claim a dog running loose is causing parents’ concern about the safety of their children.

Crowder resident Wendy Snyder said a large rottweiler is attacking and killing other dogs in the town, and residents are afraid to leave their children outside while it’s there.  Snyder said the rottweiler, owned by Shannon and Ellen Todd, allegedly attacked and killed a dog Sunday, March 10.

According to an Offense Report filed by Crowder Police Chief Adam Contreras, at approximately 4 p.m. he received a call from the Quitman County Sheriff’s Department requesting that he respond to a Crowder address.

Contreras said in his report that when he arrived he was directed to the back yard, where he observed Ellis Gazaway sitting on his back door steps with a small black dog, a poodle named Buckwheat, on his lap wrapped up in a blanket.

Little Miss . . .
Brooke Taylor was crowned 2002 Little Miss Batesville Sunday, April 7. The annual event, sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary of Batesville, was held in the auditorium at Batesville Junior High School. She is the daughter of Brenda and John King and Kenneth Taylor.

Photo by Brenda Taylor

Hal Broome (top left) looks at the damage done by a large oak tree which fell on his home located at 14320 Hwy. 35 South. He believes the soaked ground combined with some weak roots caused the tree to topple.

The tree collapsed on his carport and house Tuesday, April 9. (At right) Bill Reed, owner of Reed Tree & Irrigation, assesses the damage.

Medicaid not funded yet?

JACKSON – Governor Ronnie Musgrove vetoed the appropriations bill for the Division of Medicaid and a technical amendments bill affecting Medicaid Tuesday, April 9.

In his veto message, Musgrove wrote that "the Division is provided neither sufficient funding nor flexibility to operate the Medicaid program effectively. The Legislature specifies in great detail the ways in which the inadequate monies must be spent but offers no guidance where $500 million in reductions are to be made."