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0806 OTT loading backpacks color photo -M -L

Josh Stevens, Wapello County emergency management coordinator, helped load 40 backpacks into Cardinal principal Jeremy Hissem's car. The backpacks, filled with emergency supplies, were donated to Cardinal schools by Wapello County Public Health.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
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