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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Cast your vote for your favorite Halloween display, listed here by address, as part of the newspaper's annual Spooktacular contest. Photos of each entry are posted below on this website and on the newspaper's Facebook page.
 1021 Pintail
 845 Quail Place
 1680 Peregrine Dr.
 1430 Northeast Urwin
 2680 American Legion Blvd, Suite 102
 160 South 3rd East St.

An evening to promote fire safety...
Lights flashed and sirens regularly blared for nearly four hours Thursday evening as Mountain Home residents gathered to celebrate the community's biggest fire prevention gathering. Cloudy skies and a light drizzle didn't deter parents and children from packing into Fire Station One to enjoy an evening of fun and education at this year's open house...
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Hmmm...my 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


You're right. What a terrible, sad , sad, place these kids find themselves in. It is in no way any fault of theirs. They do their best. They have been completely let down by the leadership. Home Coming is an opportunity for the admin. of MHHS to display to the community that they really care and have pride in the image MHHS. They failed.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Wed, Oct 5, 2016, at 7:23 AM

You probably should have left out the part of missed notes from the band and scoring in the game then.

-- Posted by proudmom3 on Tue, Oct 4, 2016, at 6:48 PM


I guess you missed where I said "I feel bad for the kids"

We are the butt of all jokes from all these other schools. Period. and it has nothing to do with the score on the board or the students.

The leaders of this district need to do something about it.

-- Posted by lifetimemthomey on Tue, Oct 4, 2016, at 1:26 PM

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