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Schools sending students door to door to collect money for playground equipment? Really.. Not only is it irresponsible and dangerous, but surely from the sounds of this thread, there are greater needs.

On another note fellow Homers, there's a kerfuffle brewing about 45 miles away that we should be all over. Appears to be a smattering of unrest over some noise in Boise over the possibility of some F-35s being located out at Gowen. Evidently some local residents don't feel like the local mayor or city council members are listening to their concerns for the noise impact on their ears, sleep and property values. Several are suggesting that the whole idea be relocated to Mtn.Home.

Sounds like a marvelous opportunity to me, don't you? Perhaps our fine mayor might act on it.

-- Posted by Jonathon Fredericks on Sat, Dec 10, 2016, at 7:35 AM

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. May you have many blessings this weekend with family and friends. Asking for special angels wings to surround our military here and abroad, our law enforcement, fire department and response personnel that protect ours as their own each and every day. Thank You, B

-- Posted by Brenda Fincher Publisher MHNews on Wed, Nov 23, 2016, at 2:45 PM

I hope that everyone will make time to vote today. There is more on the ballot than just the presidential race. Best wishes all.

Albert Clement

-- Posted by Albert Clement on Tue, Nov 8, 2016, at 8:55 AM
Response by Brenda Fincher:
Its almost midnight. Now the fun begins to get it printed, prepared for distribution and delivered. Elmore County had almost 88% of the registered voters out today. That is something. We will have a full listing of results in Wednesdays paper. Thank You staff here tonight and Thank You readers!! daughter was at Hacker 11-12 years ago. They did fundraising for new playground equipment then but I don't remember any new equipment ever being purchased.

-- Posted by justone on Sat, Oct 15, 2016, at 7:34 PM

Good old School District 193 is sending out little kids to collect money for new playground equipment at Hacker.

-- Posted by Mr.427539 on Fri, Oct 14, 2016, at 1:03 PM

Old Guy

If there was a like button, I would like your comment multiple times.

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Sat, Oct 8, 2016, at 12:21 PM


IMO, MHSD has the funds after the numerous levies that have been placed upon the taxpayers. How they use the monies is a huge issue, again IMO. There is one board member that is more concerned with how another taxing district handles their monies than how the MHSD does. Fact they have admitted to me that they laugh at how the other taxing district donates money since it allows MHSD to use the monies for other things than supporting sports. If there is a donation made, MHSD reduces that departments budget by the same amount is what was explained to me by this board member, and explained rather gleefully.

-- Posted by Some Citizen on Fri, Oct 7, 2016, at 6:47 AM

My point is if they don't have they money how do they get it? Can't fix it if you don't have it.

-- Posted by proudmom3 on Wed, Oct 5, 2016, at 4:26 PM

Not sure where they get the funding if you are asking me that question. What I do know is that if I was doing so poorly at my job, my boss would fire me!

-- Posted by lifetimemthomey on Wed, Oct 5, 2016, at 1:37 PM

Where do we get the funding?

-- Posted by proudmom3 on Wed, Oct 5, 2016, at 12:49 PM

I think for starters the Leaders of this district need to realize we have problems, serious problems that need addressed asap. If they don't think there is a problem then they wouldn't know where or how to begin to fix it.

The WECRD gave the football program $15,000 for uniforms. Looking good does not win games. The band has asked for money for uniforms also. That is not going to help the band members play better. Times have changed and if we have lack of participation in the band dept. (like we obviously do) Then don't have that small inexperienced group out on the field trying to perform. They can be a pep band in the stands.

Don't force something that isn't there. If they can't have successful programs then it is time to do away with them.

I don't know of a solution, I just see things that are very broken within our schools. I would like to see change and progress.

How many other schools in our division that we compete with do you find no (decent) restrooms with no running water? How many that you have to park in a lot so rutted sometimes you can't get a car through it, or one so over grown with weeds you can't shut your car door.

It is sad and it is embarrassing for these kids and our community!!

-- Posted by lifetimemthomey on Wed, Oct 5, 2016, at 10:47 AM

How do you suggest they fix it? Where do they get the funding?

-- Posted by proudmom3 on Wed, Oct 5, 2016, at 8:00 AM

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