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Postal delays likely to increase after facility closure 

April 1, 2015 Local No Comments

Have you noticed a slowdown in your mail delivery?  It is just going to get worse, according to postal employees, once the Cape Girardeau Postal Sorting Center is closed on the 18th.  Postal Workers Union 4088 President, Greg Davidson tells KZIM KSIM he gets asked all the time about why bills and other mail are arriving late.

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He adds that the postal service would be making a profit if not for the government.

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The services are set to be consolidated in St. Louis, but that facility is already overloaded from other closures causing the current delays and misdirected mail.  Some 70 employees locally are in limbo waiting to see if they will retain a job.  Davidson urges you to reach out to your US Senators and Representative, as well as the Post Regulatory Commission.

 

Safe Pesticide Disposal Event in New Madrid County 

April 1, 2015 Local No Comments

It’s time for spring cleaning and if that includes getting rid of dangerous chemicals, you can do that safely next month.  Missouri Department of Natural Resources Communications Director, Gena Terlizzi tells KZIM KSIM they are partnering with the University of Missouri Extension to host a free Pesticide Collection at Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville.

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Drop-off will be available 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 30th. The collection is for Missouri residents only. She says having the chemicals in their original container is helpful.

Uptown Jackson Revitalization Town Hall     

April 1, 2015 Local No Comments

If you’re wondering what revitalization is occurring in Uptown Jackson, you can learn all the details and help plan the future at an informational, interactive town hall meeting later this month.  Vice President, Bob Schooley tells KZIM KSIM Keith Winge from Missouri Main Street Connection will be on hand to talk about the cost sharing grant Uptown Jackson recently received.

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The meeting is at 6:00 p.m. on the 30th, in the basement fellowship hall of New McKendree United Methodist Church at 209 South High Street (Adams Street entrance).  If you have any questions in advance, contact Schooley at 573-382-3467.

MDC offers Women’s Summer Workshop

April 1, 2015 Local No Comments

The Missouri Department of Conservation invites women to have a weekend of fun while learning various outdoor skills at its annual Discover Nature Women’s Summer workshop. Educator Outdoor Manager Eric Edwards tells KZIM KSIM.

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There is a 20 dollar deposit and you can call to register and find more information at 573-522-4115 extension 3808.

Commission Awards Contracts for Southeast District Projects

April 1, 2015 Local No Comments

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded contracts for Southeast District projects during its regular meeting on April 1. Awarded contracts include pavement repairs, overlays, intersection improvements, a bridge replacement and sidewalk improvements.

 

Contracts include the following:

  • A $107,808 contract was awarded to Fronabarger Concreters, Inc., for:

o   Concrete repairs on Interstate 55 from the Jefferson County line to Route 60 in Scott County; and

o   Concrete repairs on Interstate 57 in Mississippi County.

  • A $128,870 contract was awarded to Chester Bross Construction Company, Inc., for:

o   Asphalt repairs on Interstate 55 from the Jefferson County line to Route 60 in Scott County; and

o   Asphalt repairs on Interstate 57 in Mississippi County.

  • A $107,808 contract was awarded to Fronabarger Concreters, Inc., for concrete repairs on Interstate 55 from Route 60 in Scott County to the Arkansas State line.
  • A $136,566 contract was awarded to Chester Bross Construction Company, Inc., for asphalt repairs on Interstate 55 from Route 60 in Scott County to the Arkansas State line.
  • A $1,137,643 contract was awarded to Lappe Cement Finishing, Inc., for grading, pavement and sidewalk improvements at the Oak Grove Road intersection on Business Route 67 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
  • A $2,068,000 contract was awarded to Pace Construction Company for an overlay on Route 5 from Route A in Douglas County to Route 160 in Ozark County.
  • A $2,038,290 contract was awarded to APEX Paving, Co., for:

o   Resurfacing Route 67 from Route 60 to County Road 521 in Butler County; and

o   Grading and paving at the intersection of Route 67 and Township Road in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

  • A $237,580 contract was awarded to James H. Drew Corporation for guardrail and guard cable repair at various locations throughout the Southeast District.
  • A $379,829 contract was awarded to Chester Bross Construction Company, Inc., for grading and pavement improvements on Route K from Crites Street to Chester Street in Scott City, Mo.
  • A $599,755 contract was awarded to Boone Construction Company for a bridge replacement on Route Z over McGee Creek in Wayne County.
  • A $5,761,103 contract was awarded to APEX Paving, Co., for resurfacing and adding shoulders on Route 34 from Route 67 in Wayne County to County Road 808 in Bollinger County.

Cape Co man accused of killing stepdaughter 

April 1, 2015 Local No Comments

A Cape Girardeau County man is being charged with murder in the shooting death of his step-daughter, Melissa Luttrell, in Gordonville Thursday.  Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor Chris Limbaugh official filled second-degree murder and armed criminal action charges against 54-year old Ricky Lee Schweain.  Bond was set at $750,000.  According to the probable cause statement, the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Deputies interviewed Schweain on Monday at Saint Francis Medical Center, where he is being treated for self-inflicted injuries.  He told deputies he pointed his pistol at her and he said when she grabbed it, the gun went off, shooting Luttrell. Schweain told deputies he “knew what he had done, was sorry for what he had done, but knew that he had messed up.”

 

Escaped IL convicted murderer may be traveling with 15-year-old girl

April 1, 2015 State No Comments

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The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert Wednesday for Savannah Bell.  They say she “may be in the company” of 23-year-oldKamron Taylor, who was awaiting sentencing when he beat a guard into unconsciousness, taking his keys and uniform and speeding off in his SUV early Wednesday.  Chief Deputy Ken McCabe says he’s not sure of the relationship between Bell and Taylor, but that she should be considered in danger.  Bell is described as a white female, 5’7″ and 160 pounds wearing a black jacket and black jeans.  Taylor is described as a black male, 5’9″ and 170 pounds. He was wearing a correctional officer uniform.  Police say Taylor should be considered armed and dangerous.  So far there is no sign of Taylor, who escaped from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee at about 3 a.m. Wednesday.  Sheriff Timothy Bukowski says the SUV that Taylor stole from a correctional officer was found abandoned at about 8:30 a.m. in a Kankakee residential neighborhood.  Dogs were called in to help in the search, but Bukowski says it’s not clear whether Taylor continued from there on foot or whether someone picked him up in another vehicle.  The U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force and local law enforcement agencies are participating in the manhunt.

Sikeston R-6 School district’s Kindergarten Registration Coming Up

April 1, 2015 Local No Comments

Enrollment and screening for his years kindergarten students for the Sikeston R-6 School district will be on April 10th and 13th through the 15th at the kindergarten center located at 1301 East Salcedo Road. Principal Jenny Hobeck tells KZIM KSIM.

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The process should take about one and a half hours, the child must be 5 before  July 31st to enroll and appointments should be made at 573-471-0653 as they will be taken before walk ins. Children should be enrolled even if all of these documents are not available however students must have them before the first day of school. Make up day for preschool screening will be on the 14th for those who will be 4 by July 31st.

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