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‘End Violence Against Women’ day in Centerville

Centerville Mayor Jim Senior reads a proclamation declaring Thursday, Feb. 14 V-Day "End Violence Against Women" day in the city. Thirteen women and one boy witnessed Senior read and sign the proclamation Thursday afternoon at the band shell on the Appanoose County Courthouse lawn. On Thursday, activists around the world joined for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

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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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