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Mayor's Corner 07/22/2015

Dear Friends: 
Another big celebration is upon us.  This Friday is Pioneer Day.
 
Monroe does a wonderful job of honoring our pioneer heritage and having fun in doing it!  Our family always attends the parade and we support those on the park who have food to sell for local clubs and service organizations. We seldom miss the fireworks display.  It’s also lots of fun.  I encourage all to support the various activities.
 
In all your revelry please take a minute (or more hopefully) to remember that amazing efforts of those who settled these valleys.  They dealt with religious persecution.  They sacrificed worldly possessions.  They packed up their families and everything they could carry, in many cases several times, to settle new communities and create new opportunities. 
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Mayor's Corner 07/15/2015

Dear Friends: 
We’re mid-way through the summer of 2015.  By this time, you’d think we would have adjusted to more traffic on our streets, more pedestrians out and about (some of whom are busy texting), and particularly more children walking, running and riding bicycles.
 
I learned last week that one youngster was nearly run over by a motorist.  The driver was preparing to turn left and was waiting for said youngster to cross the street in front of him.  As he waited and the child began to cross, another car passed on his right, just missing the child.  The child had falsely assumed that if one motorist was waiting, all others would be looking for him also.
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Mayor's Corner 07/08/2015

Dear Friends: 
Wow!  What a great 4th of July we’ve just celebrated.
 
Family here, reunions there, catching up with old friends everywhere! Parents praying that their children won’t catch fish at the fish grab, and children exercising faith that they will. Snow cones, Navajo tacos, barbecue and deep fried Twinkies.
I was going to add firecrackers but, like so many other things in life, firecrackers aren’t nearly as fun as they used to be.
 
To the many who help in any way with our celebration, I offer my sincere thanks.  Each year, hundreds of volunteer hours are devoted to helping the rest of us have a great and bodacious time.
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