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Meals on Wheels to celebrate 20th annual Mudbug

first_imgLocal News Facebook By admin – March 24, 2018 meals on wheel mudbug logo Pinterest Meals on Wheels of OdessaMeals on Wheels of Odessa has scheduled the 20th annual Mudbug from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 17 in Barn G at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.Mudbugs, shrimp, catfish and all the trimmings will be served.Activities include live and silent auctions and live entertainment.Cash bar will be available.Call 333-6451. Previous articleMarch is time to tell of successesNext articleOdessa man dead after Saturday hit-and-run admin Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Meals on Wheels to celebrate 20th annual Mudbug WhatsApplast_img read more



first_imgIS IT TRUE that the State of Illinois blew the deadline of passing a budget by July 1, 2017 and is now moving into its third year without a budget?…having their debt downgraded to junk ratings is now imminent which will make infrastructure and maintenance improvements more expensive by raising the interest rates to banana republic levels?…Illinois still is not caught up on $16 Billion in routine expenses and another Billion in fees and penalties?…the financial meltdown of Illinois is run from Chicago and the rest of the state is locked into the bus hat Chicago drove off a cliff?…Chicago is also being assisted to fight street crime by the federal government because they can’t seem to keep murders and shootings down to video game levels?…it is a sad state of affairs across the Wabash River?IS IT TRUE last week the City of Evansville was grappling with a request to allocate $100,000 tax dollars for the purpose of helping poor people with repairs to their homes?…one writer even opined that $100,000 is like buying a cheeseburger to a city with a budget of over $300 Million and the writer is correct?…what the writer conveniently ignores is that $100,000 tossed into the sea of disrepair that makes up several areas of Evansville isn’t even enough to repair broken mailboxes much less a significant number of homes?…it is enough to show favoritism to a fraction of a percent of the people struggling with dilapidation and favoritism or downright cronyism is always at play when public money assists private problems?…from “who gets a “Front Door Pride” house to who gets to rent a $180,000 house at below market rate, to what contractors get approved to do the repairs at inflated prices, there is always the appearance of cronyism and corruption with such programs?IS IT TRUE that former DMD Director Tom Barnett gave the CCO a tour of some of the areas of worse dilapidation once?…Director Barnett’s statement to the CCO was that Evansville has 10,000 houses that need over $100,000 in repairs to be habitable?…that amounts to a billion dollar problem with dilapidated houses?…$100,000 is 0.01% of what was needed to address this problem 7 years ago?…what the magnitude of this problem should drive home is that there is no damn money for nonsensical things like penguin exhibits, ball fields, and welfare hotels but our elected leaders keep obsessing over fun and games which the roofs fall in?…tossing $100,000 at a crony driven housing assistance program makes about as much sense as putting a cup of boiling water into the Ohio River to warm it up in January?…it does however make more sense than spending millions on a penguin park?…saving the money for real collective benefit is even better?…we know the hungry sharks are circling the potential for $100,000 if graft,to be authorized, and it probably will be, but it just perpetuates irresponsible management to do so?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Would you join a positive and non-violent protest in support of the City of Evansville Police and Firemen receiving an increase in salaries and healthcare benefits?We urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column doesn’t represents the views or opinions of our advertisers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more