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  • Q&A on Memorial Day Q: How long has the U.S. observed Memorial Day? A: Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is one of Americans' reverent traditions of remembrance for those who have died in service to their country since the American Civil War. In local cem

    May 22, 2014

  • Dems fundraising off Benghazi, too While the Democratic Party has sent out Debbie Wasserman Schultz and willing sycophants to shame Republicans into refraining from fundraising over the Benghazi scandal, the Democrats themselves have been doing just that. Democrats such as liberal ico

    May 22, 2014

  • Public deserves answers When govern mental bodies violate the open meetings law, the most common excuse is "We made a mistake." Appanoose County Auditor Linda Demry needs to explain why her office failed to adequately inform the public of two very important meetings the App

    May 20, 2014

  • 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 Mart

    May 20, 2014

  • Public hearings are a 'farce' Public hearings are a 'farce' Dear Editor, The city government has a proclivity of not being diaphanous (vague). Therefore, when the ordinary citizenry does not acquiesce and challenges, the citizen becomes inconsequential. They are treated with inti

    May 20, 2014

  • 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

    May 20, 2014

  • America built on a 'Godly foundation' America built on a 'Godly foundation' Dear Editor, Like a frog in boiling water, our culture has been so desensitized to immorality and debauchery that we have lost even the semblance of a moral compass. How has society founded on Biblical principles

    May 15, 2014

  • Primary election June 3? The Daily Iowegian will publish an Editorial Question of the Week on the Opinion page. The Iowegian wants readers to think about the fast approaching June 3 primary election. Are you going to participate? So, the question of the week is, "Do you plan

    May 15, 2014

  • Favoring teachers' unions over students Education has become a major issue in the Texas governor's race, with six months to go. The differing approaches unveiled by the two major candidates for governor tell us a lot. An examination of Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis' education reform pr

    May 15, 2014

  • Vote for Clovis June 3 Dear Editor, June 3 is a very important day for all Iowans. Unfortunately, few of us are even aware of the significance of that date and even fewer of us will participate in this event. June 3 is the day for primary elections … notorious for low vote

    May 15, 2014

  • Purchase former Armory? The Daily Iowegian will publish an Editorial Question of the Week on the Opinion page. The Iowegian wants readers to think about the Centerville City Council's recent decision to purchase the former Iowa Army National Guard Armory building on Dewey R

    May 8, 2014

  • Sober and life is good Dear Editor, March 13 I feel so good. I am a year clean and proud of myself and love my daughter Brianna and Samantha Driver very much and thank you to my higher power and my family for their support and being there for me. I want to tell everybody t

    May 8, 2014

  • Q&A on cow gas Q: What do dairy cows, Uncle Sam and methane emissions have in common? A: It sounds like a bad joke in the works. But when the federal government is involved, it's typically not a laughing matter. In March the White House issued plans to reduce green

    May 8, 2014

  • Sheets Snapshot: House adjourned on May 1 Dear friends, The Iowa House officially adjourned on Thursday, May 1. We've been debating late into the night to finish the peoples' business and prevent monkey business. I am against spending your money to subsidize ventures that can't stand on thei

    May 6, 2014

  • Sen. Ken Rozenboom Newsletter On the first day of the 2014 legislative session we listened to opening day remarks stressing the importance of strengthening Iowa's economy and creating new career opportunities. These were two common themes being discussed prior to the start of the

    May 6, 2014

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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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