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'Waste of taxpayer dollars'

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Mississippi River Commission members Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh, left, and R.D. James listen to an update on the St. John's Bayou-New Madrid Floodway Project from Furg Hunter of the St. Johns Levee and Drainage District.
(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
Levee district says reversing floodway work is bad idea

CARUTHERSVILLE -- Reversing work on the St. John's Bayou-New Madrid Floodway Project is "a shame -- a waste of taxpayer dollars," according to the project's sponsors.

Furg Hunter, a supervisor for the St. Johns Levee and Drainage District, the local sponsors for the St. John's Bayou-New Madrid Floodway Project, spoke about efforts to see the project through and expressed frustrations at the waste of reversing work Monday during a public meeting in Caruthersville.

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