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Pemiscot hospital meeting, cost of raising a child, back-to-school anxiety

A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it costs on average, about $240,000 dollars to raise a child. A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it costs on average, about $240,000 dollars to raise a child.
Child counselors encourage parents to watch for signs of back-to-school anxiety. Child counselors encourage parents to watch for signs of back-to-school anxiety.
A Carbondale man has been sentenced to prison for arson. A Carbondale man has been sentenced to prison for arson.
P&G issues voluntary recall for dry pet food. P&G issues voluntary recall for dry pet food.
Actress Lisa Robin Kelly passed away last night at the age of 43. (Source: Lisa Robin Kelly/Facebook) Actress Lisa Robin Kelly passed away last night at the age of 43. (Source: Lisa Robin Kelly/Facebook)

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Todd Tumminia was in Pemiscot Count today where the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital Board met to discuss ways to reduce the costs that are putting employees on edge.

A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it costs on average, about $240,000 to raise a child. Because of the high costs, families everywhere have to find ways to cut costs. Christy Millweard talked to parents about how they cope with the costs.

Speaking of costs, parents have bought back-to-school items for their children. However, child counselors remind parents that some things children need as they head back into the classroom are not material things. Kadee Brosseau talked to the assistant director at Tender Hearts Child Therapy Center about how to spot back-to-school anxiety in your kids. You can click here for more.

Authorities say an East Prairie man was found by deputies hiding in a hollow dresser at a home yesterday. According to the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, the man and a woman are facing charges after deputies helped the Division of Family Services with a child abuse-neglect investigation.

A Carbondale man has been sentenced to prison for arson. That state's attorney in Jackson County says that Jason W. Mann, 33, pleaded guilty pursuant to a plea agreement on charges of aggravated arson.

If you have pets, Proctor & Gamble voluntarily recalled some dry pet food with the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall involves Eukanuba dry dog foods, Iams dry dog foods and Iams dry cat foods. You can click here for more.

Sad news out of Hollywood, Lisa Robin Kelly, the actress who played Topher Grace's older sister on the series "That ‘70s Show,' has passed away. She was 43 years old.

In international news today, weeping relatives in search of loved ones uncovered the faces of the bloodied, unclaimed dead in a Cairo mosque near the smoldering epicenter of support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as the death toll soared past 600 today from Egypt's deadliest day since the Arab Spring began.

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