A heartfelt thank you to Cragun's security. You brought much relief when we heard you found the wandering 5-year-old who was in search of the "treat cart." Forever grateful.
Misuse of public property and funds
On June 18, four runners running down the 371 Brainerd bypass need an escort from two Baxter Explorer police vehicles, one fire truck and an ambulance. All these vehicles running full emergency lights. A call to the Dispatch confirms the runners are for Special Olympics Torch Run. Let's assume the drivers of these vehicles are volunteering their time. There's still an issue of public vehicles being used for a fundraiser. I know a guy who is a runner for charity. He says they're lucky to have a van follow them. This looks like a misuse of public property and funds.
Honor thy father and thy mother. My children, nephews, nieces and grandchildren - where are you? No visits, phone calls, cards, etc. When I pass on to the happy hunting grounds and my money has gone to those that remembered and you were forgotten on purpose - think about it. Think tomorrow may be too late. Maybe Father's Day once a month or more often.
Cops and Coopers?
I'm glad to see that the economy is improving. The city of Baxter approved the purchase of two gas-guzzling SUV patrol vehicles for the police department. Since we're so well off, why not just order a fleet of Humvees? Well, how about Mini-Coopers?
Parking lot problems
All of this conversation about the parking situation at Washington is extremely frustrating. Schools should be worried about kids, not forced by their city council to worry about paving parking lots in these tough times. When Washington was a school, there were far more adults driving to work in that neighborhood than there are currently. I can't believe the parking situation in that neighborhood is that bad to force a parking lot at this time.
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