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May 20, 2014

Public hearings are a 'farce'

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Bella Vista has yet to be paid off.

Additionally, monies do not go where initially intended. The $900,000 in LOSST Pool account supposedly cannot be touched. We have no new pool, no aquatic center, and monies that cannot be used.

This is some of the various and sundry reasons this city needs money and it’s only a tip of the iceberg. If it continues, city will reach point of no-return, problems will not be solved.

Respectfully submitted

Kathy Cooprider

Centerville

Enfys, keep writing about Centerville

Dear Editor,

Please tell Enfys McMurry that I really enjoyed her book, “Centerville: A Mid-American Saga.”

I was born and raised in Centerville.

In her book chapter 77 page 473, she mentions Homer McClellon. He was my father. He worked for Steve Martin for many years.

Winifred McClellan was Homer’s wife. She worked for Don Pullman, Percy Norris and James White. She too was born and raised in Centerville.

Howard Watson was Winifred’s brother.

I hope Enfys will write more about Centerville.

Sincerely,

Patricia Freer

Goldendale, Wash

Visit Crazy Big Randy’s BBQ

Dear Editor,

We would like to sing the praises of a local business on the Centerville Square. The business is Crazy Big Randy’s BBQ owned by Randy Carel. He goes above and beyond providing good service.

On Mothers Day we had lunch at Big Randy’s. We were joined by my brother and mother who is in a wheelchair. When Randy saw us getting Mom out of the car he came outside to help. Randy and my brother picked Mom and wheelchair up and over the curb and put her on the sidewalk. He then pushed Mom inside.

Not only is the customer service outstanding, the food is delicious and very reasonable priced.

If you haven’t been to Big Randy’s, then you need to visit this establishment, ASAP.

Sincerely,

Charlotte and Myles Novotny

Centerville

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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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