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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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April 15 was the federal and state tax filing deadlines. Are you expecting a refund this year, or did you end up having to pay?
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 I had to pay
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FEATURE OF THE WEEK
Officials dedicate city's new animal shelter
The crowd started packing into the building well before noon on Saturday. Workers inflated balloons at the front desk while food was being prepared out back. Everyone was there for a common purpose: They were there for the grand opening and public tour of the new Mountain Home animal shelter...
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gdough

are you suggesting that current employees of the county are conspiring to commit theft of county funds? Or are you just complaining about something, yet again?

-- Posted by MrMister on Sat, Apr 18, 2015, at 8:08 PM

I see the Chairman of the School Board is running again. I saw his flyer posted. He's been on the board for a very long time. Take some time, drive around the schools, and see what we have to show for it. The condition of our schools along with sub-performance of our children did not just happen all the sudden. I repeat, he has been the Chairman of the School Board for a lot of years.

Time to change.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Fri, Apr 17, 2015, at 5:12 PM

I just read the Letter to Editor regarding landfill fees, I too was unaware of the charging, but more important is the lack of financial oversight. One would think that the county would have learned its lesson with the vehicle registration theft and lack of supervision/oversight. But since no managers were held accountable for allowing that theft to occur for years, why should current staff worry.

-- Posted by gmoney on Wed, Apr 15, 2015, at 7:05 PM

Brenda.

I guess there is more than one calendar, all the online calendar has is bingo at the Elks every Wed.

But thanks for the info, now I can answer your survey ?.

-- Posted by gmoney on Thu, Apr 9, 2015, at 1:04 PM
Response by Brenda Fincher:
:) yes, we are trying to keep the one in the newspaper up with events, activities and some meetings. Glad to help! B

What is the time and place of the school district forum, I don't see it listed on your calendar

-- Posted by gmoney on Wed, Apr 8, 2015, at 4:38 PM
Response by Brenda Fincher, Publisher, MHNews:
I just looked in the paper and it is there on the calendar and a story as well in today's paper!

Monday April 20th - 6 p.m. Elks Lodge.

Saw comments from a MHSD candidate recently where they would like to engage the base more to assist with issues. I have to ask how can the base help when their budgets have been cut drastically? They have buildings that are in bad shape. When MHSD vacated two buildings, they took ownership and went after funds and removed the unsafe buildings. The Federal government already gives MHSD monies based on the number of dependents that attend MHSD and now a proposal is to go ask for more? I believe MHSD needs to figure out, like we all do, to live within our budget and stop asking for more every year. How many of us can go to our employer and say "I need more money since I have no clue how to manage the money I earn from you?". Maybe the part of the problem lies with the finical people at MHSD along with the board.

-- Posted by Old guy on Mon, Mar 30, 2015, at 7:35 AM

$.02

Sadly it appears that our community chooses to remain un-informed about current local issues. The turn out to elections for WECRD, School Board, and other important positions is too small.

Because of this, there seems to be a small group of rats able to control a large amount of tax money. If the community of Mountain Home refuses to take any sort of ownership in how our tax dollars are spent and by whom , then we can most likely expect more of the same.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Mon, Mar 30, 2015, at 7:25 AM

Mind boggling... They want to pass a levy.... But they don't have a budget yet, but they are pretty sure they need $2.3 million because that is the figure that has been tossed around before. That, coupled with the fiasco that is named WECRD, makes a person wonder at what point can charges be brought against gross mismanagement of funds? It seems like charges could go both ways- the WECRD has taxed for 15 years and grossly mismanaged funds that will never be used to build a Y. They blew everything they were entrusted with and have to resort to a capital campaign to offset it. And the school board pushes levies for millions of dollars even though they don't have any clue whether they need that much or not, or what it would actually be used for. Taxation without representation? We are certainly being taxed, but I haven't seen reliable representation yet.

-- Posted by My-2-cents on Sun, Mar 29, 2015, at 10:13 PM

I see we have some new folks that are seeking School Board Positions. Nice to see.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Fri, Mar 27, 2015, at 8:01 PM

Goat,

I thought they were renting it out to a local person. Maybe I am wrong but I seem to remember reading that in a set of their minutes.

-- Posted by Old guy on Fri, Mar 27, 2015, at 9:15 AM

I wonder why WECRD hasn't farmed that huge hay field they own. I'm sure it could produce some income for the new facility they seek. May help get some of the monies they are begging for. Lots of farmers would like to have that for custom farming.

-- Posted by goatbeard on Fri, Mar 27, 2015, at 9:02 AM

Who writes the poll questions on this site? Any questions concerning local matters that might be asked?? WECRD, School Facilities, School Board Elections, MHHS Graduation, Drought Conditions, just to name a few.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Thu, Mar 19, 2015, at 10:04 PM

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