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Menahga recount of referendum vote stays unchanged; district will lose stimulus help

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No changes were found Monday in the recount of Menahga School District ballots, the $4.35 million building referendum failing by a three-vote margin.

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The recount found 695 no votes cast, 692 yes votes.

A recount was requested by Mel Lockhart, who submitted a petition with 29 names, per statutory requirement.

The district qualified for 0 percent interest financing through federal stimulus funds but the opportunity expires in September, superintendent Mary Klamm said.

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