Tuesday, May 4, 2010

An Endorsement--Then Off to Cherokee

Tammy Irons, currently Place 1 representative, would like to become the senator for Alabama District 1. Irons has a large political machine in place, as well as a more than adequate campaign chest. Does that mean no one can beat her? No, but it does mean that it will take some work.

We believe that Democratic candidate Ryan Clayton, featured in Sunday's blog, has a strong platform. More importantly, we believe that Clayton is ethical and not entrenched in the proverbial good ol' boys' network.

For more about Ryan Clayton, please visit his website or contact him in person. We believe the Shoals can make its voice heard in Montgomery and that Ryan Clayton is the best Democrat to embody that voice.


Ah, now off to Cherokee where the water board met Monday night. From an unbiased observer:

The Cherokee Water board had a meeting today. Former Mayor Mignon Willis was present. Miss Willis made a motion to have all water board members' names and phone numbers posted at the water department for the public. The motion passed. Miss Willis then made a motion to have the department's bylaws looked at and rewritten; the motion passed. Miss Willis further made a motion to cut the water rates by 9%, but this motion failed to receive a second. The motion died.

Water board attorney Rebecca Narmore Pace advised Miss Willis to stop harassing the water board office clerk Nancy. Miss Willis stated she had not harassed anyone, and an argument broke out. Board Member Rutland made a motion to end the meeting during the argument. The motion passed, ending the meeting.


Life beyond Cherokee City Hall goes on:

Colbert County East-West All Star High School Baseball game: Monday, May 10th, at 5:30 p.m. at Sheffield High School Baseball field. Sponsored by Cherokee Lions Club. Players from six High School Teams: Colbert County, Colbert Heights, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Covenant Christian, and Cherokee.


Thanks to all who have become fans of Trader Evaluates on Facebook. The blog now features a recipe of the day, as well as a cooking game guaranteed to make vegetarians cringe, but non-meat eaters needn't worry--Trader will be changing out the game monthly.

Coming soon: A review of Sparky's Drive-In in Valdosta.