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I was just at Legacy park and it looks like they'll need to change the name to Cement park if they keep making cement retaining walls, the city is keeping some cement business in the black.

Also the one water feature(the Wheel) that has no water going to it anymore has been turned into a play area for the kids. I wonder what the taxpayer liability will be when a child gets hurt?The water used to keep them off, now nothing is stopping them.

Must be another school holiday with all the kids out and about.

-- Posted by gmoney on Fri, Oct 24, 2014, at 3:49 PM

What a great town this is. When a recent fire displaced roughly 20 people, how did citizens respond? They collected clothing and other items the same day and donated them to the affected people. I have seen where something like this happens in other towns and there is no response. Actions like this make me proud to say I live in Mountain Home.

-- Posted by Old guy on Fri, Oct 24, 2014, at 5:15 AM

1. It was Doc Holliday

2. If I expected anyone to agree with me I wouldn't post in a "banter" box, I would post in a "sheep" box or "lemming box

3. If the capacity for independent thought makes me an arrogant jock than I will strive to be the most arrogant jockiest jock I can be

4. making up words is fun

-- Posted by ConsiderThis on Fri, Oct 24, 2014, at 12:21 AM

Thanks for your reply and explanation, Brenda :)

-- Posted by ItsJustMeAgain on Thu, Oct 23, 2014, at 9:31 PM

You don't have a point, except to remain anonymous while chastising others for it. Self importance? Anyone that doesn't agree with you is wrong because you're just so cool? Surprise surprise a jock with a veiled threat of violence. You can keep your Wyatt Earp movie quotes and your arrogance. A lot of the rest of us realize there's a problem.

-- Posted by Wishinonehand on Thu, Oct 23, 2014, at 6:10 PM

Thank you for answering. For those reasons I get it. Just another suggestion would be to require real name in order to post. Might weed out all of our nonsense lol. Yes that includes me!! Thanks again Brenda

-- Posted by lifetimemthomey on Thu, Oct 23, 2014, at 6:08 PM
Response by Brenda:

This discussion is not just about sports, but also MHSD. I think that's where the problem begins. MHSD seems to be off limits. I do not see which sports story your talking about. I know this site is read by the district. If the news is not going to ask the hard questions of the district, then maybe we can on this site. Occasionally someone in education posts here defending them, and today a coach posted defending her position. It seems to work ok.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Thu, Oct 23, 2014, at 4:02 PM

Why even have this banter box? What a waste of time to tell people to banter somewhere else. I believe it has lost its purpose, just my opinion. Or please explain what is allowed here. You have a political page with complete nonsense on it over and over again, but we can't discuss local school district stuff?

-- Posted by lifetimemthomey on Thu, Oct 23, 2014, at 3:56 PM
Response by Brenda Fincher, Publisher, MHNews:
You are correct, I really should consider that again.

I had hoped all the nastiness would of moved rather than all over the front page where advertisers, visitors and newcomers look for news and information about our community. You are very right in the fact that its purpose was to be a pleasant community chat box but it is clearly developing into something else. I guess I am just disappointed.

Thank you for your comments. Please make all future comments on the sports story where the comments will flow in a like thread rather than in the banter box. It was posted to the sports tab yesterday. Thanks Again.

-- Posted by Brenda Fincher Publisher MHNews on Thu, Oct 23, 2014, at 3:41 PM

Exhibit A: seriously misplaced sense of self importance.

I was making a general statement. If you personalized it, you might want to take a moment for some introspect. If not, at least try reading for perspective rather than misquoting tidbits to react to.

Or don't, and I'll be your huckleberry and offer up exhibit B.

Either way, my point is proven.

-- Posted by ConsiderThis on Thu, Oct 23, 2014, at 2:31 PM

The irony of an anonymous post complaining about anonymous posts. A post complaining about assumptions assuming that the people that post here do so while having no involvement. A post emphasizing winning when our teams don't win. A post claiming that the best players playing when the coaches won't let parents see the players stats.

-- Posted by Wishinonehand on Thu, Oct 23, 2014, at 1:44 PM

Consider this, I need a dictionary?

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Thu, Oct 23, 2014, at 12:43 PM

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