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Mr Mister

Someone keeps deleting my responses to your comments.

-- Posted by gmoney on Wed, Nov 25, 2015, at 4:17 PM

Special board meeting that was posted on several FB pages and on the window at the office. They rarely update their web page to reflect changes. Hopefully when the 2 newly elected members are seated this practice stops.

-- Posted by Old guy on Fri, Nov 20, 2015, at 6:33 PM

Old guy: what meeting was held last night?

Reg. Bd. Mtg. November 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM CANCELLED


-- Posted by barkingmad on Fri, Nov 20, 2015, at 10:04 AM

Thought I would share a local event that happened last night at a public meeting of the WECRD. Seems that despite a vow not to make any major decisions until the two new board members could be seated, the two long time board members decided to continue with construction of a building that we do not have enough money for and that is nothing but a shell. It does not even have window coverings. Thanks again for a reckless decision to the two long time board members.

-- Posted by Old guy on Fri, Nov 20, 2015, at 5:09 AM


you seem to have gmoney well pegged. (likely asks for military discount at the dollar store) lol

-- Posted by proof positive on Sat, Nov 14, 2015, at 3:31 PM

@joe--point taken, didn't consider that

@oldguy--if I misjudged, I apologize. However, in my opinion, the "tone" of your original post implied that the MHN purposely omitted the event from their online edition. Again, apologies if that was not your intent.

@gdough--if you ate for free, then how did you spend $72.00? And, did you really count Elmore plates??? That's funny.

I wouldn't care if you got a free house--the fact that you feel "entitled" is what offends me. I have no problem with businesses or people appreciating one's service. But, when someone is willing to go out of their way to "demand" appreciation for their service? Well, that's just pathetic.

-- Posted by MrMister on Fri, Nov 13, 2015, at 4:58 PM

(1) Like many, I don't buy the paper on a regular basis and look at the headlines and upcoming events on-line

(2)I did not feel slighted in any way despite what some seem to think. Since you do not know me, do not assume to know how I think.

(3( My intent was not to lash out but inform those that are new to the area of a local event. I did not want anyone to miss out on this event and despise the thought process of "no need to get the word out as everyone knows we do this every year". That mentality amazes me when the same people complain that no one comes to the event. Wonder why that is? Hard for people to show when there is no advance notice.

-- Posted by Old guy on Thu, Nov 12, 2015, at 5:04 PM

Mr Mister

My family and I had a nice free Veterans day meal at the OG in Boise yesterday. Just think, that $72.00 plus tip could have gone to a local restaurant. I happen to notice 8 other "E" plates on my way out to my car.

-- Posted by gmoney on Thu, Nov 12, 2015, at 1:00 PM

I disagree MrMister. Some of us do not purchase the printed edition. Also being it is a yearly event what about the new residents that have recently arrived in our village? Would have been nice to see it on the electronic version as well.

-- Posted by joe_smoe on Thu, Nov 12, 2015, at 7:52 AM

Brenda, no need to apologize: Like you said, there was an article regarding this event in a previous edition. Nevermind the fact that it is a "yearly event" commonly known to most (including the O.P.) Some, it would seem, feel the need to lash out because they feel slighted about something that isn't really about them at all--rather, it's about a whole lot more.

Anyhoos, Happy Veteran's Day to all.

-- Posted by MrMister on Wed, Nov 11, 2015, at 10:41 PM

Since it is not listed in the events calendar, there is a Veteran's Day Ceremony TODAY at 11AM in Mt View Cemetery, Mt Home ID. As a Veteran, I will be there and shame on Mt Home News for not putting this yearly event on the calendar. I mean it is not like you are not aware as I have seen reporters there every year for the last 4 years I have stood tall representing.

-- Posted by Old guy on Wed, Nov 11, 2015, at 7:12 AM
Response by Brenda Fincher, Publisher, MHNews:
We apologize that it skipped rotation on the electronic version and will get that corrected however it is in our print publication this week's community calendar and the full feature article was on the front page on the 4th. We make very sure we share the information as we ourselves have veterans in our staff and families and are so proud of all that served and we thank you for your service. Thank you.

Some of us served for the simple act of serving. Anyone "looking for", or expecting appreciation, in my opinion, doesn't deserve it.

-- Posted by MrMister on Sun, Nov 8, 2015, at 10:18 AM

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