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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Voter Fraud in School Board Election
Yesterday's school board elections had a few interesting results, including an unusual allegation of voter fraud. Deb Olsen and Rick Johnson were rather handily elected to the board. While a man whose name is unworthy of mention on the Front Page of our little Newsblog had been accused of trying ti vote twice, once t the polling place and another time at the Courthouse as an absentee voter. The Absentee vote was declared spoiled. The vote was lopsided enough that it didn't matter. Our friends at the Daily Republic report that 1707 votes were cast, making the voter turnout about 14%, which is about double the amount of voters that cast a ballot in 2007. Impressive!
Sidewalk Wine Sale Legal in Mitchell
Soon we will all be able to buy wine on the sidewalks of beautiful downtown Mitchell. Last Monday the City Council voted 5-2 to allow the ordinance to pass. While none of us here at the Holabird Advocate know exactly how it will work, we've been assured that it will.There is some concern that there will be certain consequences to this action, but we are keeping an open mind. If the availability of wine on the big city sidewalks becomes a problem, it can be undone. As it happpens there has been talk of putting the issue to a public vote. This, of course, means fun days are ahead for all of us here at the Holabird Advocate.
CCC Historian has Program at Library
Imagine, you're 17 years old trying to survive during the Great Depression. Life is tough, food is scarce, jobs are non-existent, and you've turned to petty crime to eke out a living. One day you hear about a new job works program created by the federal government that pays a dollar-a-day, The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). You soon find yourself spending long days planting trees and building roads. Over the next year, you put on 20 pounds, develop good work habits, gain confidence and make life-long friends. The job skills you learn help you find a job when you leave camp. Your experience in the CCC turns out to be the most important event in your life. It turned you from a boy into a man.Since 1992, Bill Jamerson has researched the CCC. He produced a documentary for Michigan PBS, recorded a CD of songs, and wrote a historical novel. He presents "Dollar-A-Day Boys" all across the Midwest. Over 2.5 million men enlisted in the corps and today, their children and grandchildren have a keen interest in it. They often show up with CCC photo albums and memorabilia; they also share wonderful stories about their relatives with the audience. The story of the CCC has universal appeal because it's about underdogs who are given a second chance. Bill also presents CCC motivational assemblies at middle and high schools. Students love stories about teens and the struggles they experienced during The Great Depression. Jamerson presented such a show at the Mitchell Public Library, and our Publisher gives it a hearty endorsement.
Jesus submitted by Mary Hinkle
Jesus died over 2000 years ago. Nobody has ever referred to HIM as the late Jesus, Not even the heathens. Nowhere in history. Nowhere has HE ever been referred to in the past tense.HE 'is' the Living God! When Jesus died on the cross HE was thinking of you! May God Smile on You Today!
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