Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: Arrogance rears its ugly head … again

Posted January 30, 2015 at 8:39 pm

by Kay Wilson

The morning after a successful Maryville Chamber Annual Banquet where several citizens were recognized for their service to the community, our NNL reporter gave me the scoop on the NOCOMO happenings from the meeting January 27.

What arrogance! Power corrupts! I truly can’t believe the board did not rebel over the latest play the rulers of the sheltered workshop performed. I would have thrown up my hands and walked out. Or maybe I would have stayed to make a difference.

Here’s what you read earlier on this week’s NNL news pages.

“Nicki Samson, workshop manager, had purchased the 2014 Chevy Cruze 2LT program car from Randy Reed Chevrolet, St. Joseph, after receiving the go-ahead

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    You see, I’ve heard first hand that Kawasaki is a reluctant tax-paying company. There have been several past years when the annual gathering of the Board of Equalization Hearings had representatives from Kawasaki, Maryville’s largest employer, who disputed the tax assessment of their plant. More recently, they hired a consultant, who is paid a commission on the tax savings he garners, to do the battle with the

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    While dropping crude prices may put the entire planet’s economy in jeopardy, which is sad in itself, it’s really difficult not to do the dance of joy here in rural America.

    Some of my internet news glances tell me that it’s nearly unprecedented to have a barrel of crude oil to drop by $40 in six short months. It was 2008 when this market event occurred. I would be one to remember the economy of 2008.

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