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‘Dear leader’ in White House has little business experience
During these hot summer days, the little people have their Kool-Aid and lemonade stands set up—making and selling and giving change.
Already these young people, ages 6 to 10, have more business experience than the ‘dear leader’ in the White House.
Support 4-H at
Grant County Fair
The Grant County Fair is right around the corner! This is the week that our 4-H members enter their projects and receive ribbons, trophies, and money for the responsibility they have shown throughout the 4-H year. An addition to this year’s fair is that on Monday, Aug. 1, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Cattlemen’s Barn will be the introduction of our Cloverbud 4-Her’s (4-H members who are ages 8 and under).
We will be showcasing Grant County’s future who will be showing their livestock. Please come out and support our Cloverbuds. Also, our 4-H members have worked hard in caring for, attending educational classes, and learning through livestock. We will have our poultry show beginning at 9:30 a.m. and rabbit shows beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 30.
Other animal shows throughout the week are: Market Goat Show (5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 p.m.), Dairy Goat Show (7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3), Swine Show (10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3), Dairy Cattle (10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4), Sheep (7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4), Feeder Calf and Beef Show (4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5) and The Sale of Champions is on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Let me explain this event a little further. People who want to give to those young people who have been so responsible in raising their animals can attend the “sale of champions” and bid on the animals. Poultry, rabbits, feeder calf, beef, swine, sheep, dairy goats, market goats, dairy cattle and country ham (which have been cured by the Country Ham 4-H members) will be auctioned.
If you want to support 4-H with this event and do not have a place to keep the animal, you can donate it back to 4-H. At that time, the 4-H member can buy back the animal at market value or let the 4-H livestock committee take the animal to market and the money will go to the 4-H Livestock Committee who uses the money to support the program. The 4-H member will receive 95 percent of the auction price and 5 percent goes to the livestock committee.
Please, please, please, if you have not attended the auction, put 7 p.m. Saturday Aug. 6 on your calendar. Also at 6:30 p.m., we will be having a thank you memorial service for D.W. (Bill) and Ruth Dills who were 4-H supporters.
Grant County Extenstion Agent for 4-H
Give business owners
chance to be successful
This letter, signed by the members of the Downtown Williamstown Business Association, is in support of the owners and operator’s of Michael’s on Main Steakhouse, Michael and Rebecca Scroggins, request for a liquor license.
We want Michael and Rebecca Scroggins to be successful in their business venture. They are the sort of business people, friends and neighbors, who deserve to be successful. They have a lifelong history of exemplary, highly moral and ethical values. They also have a record that spans decades of demonstrating an outstanding work ethic.
In fact, the Scroggins used their 20 years of working very hard to earn the money to pursue their own personal American dream. They dreamed of opening a nice restaurant in the downtown area that desperately needed such a place. Now they have done precisely that.
This restaurant is on its way to becoming a fine dining establishment. It is a place where local people can enjoy a leisurely meal. It is striving to be a place where people can spend an evening, quietly talking with friends. It is a restaurant that will draw people to the downtown Williamstown area, something that will be economically positive for all of the Williamstown businesses.
Michael and Rebecca recognize that restaurants of that quality and genre usually allow people to enjoy a glass of wine or other alcoholic beverage with their dinner. So, they have pursued licensing. We support that decision.
The local voters very clearly do too. Those voters chose to allow alcoholic beverages to be sold, by the glass, in reputable restaurants in Williamstown. No one could deny that Michael and Rebecca Scroggins are completely and admirably reputable.
Any protests against them receiving a liquor license cannot be directed at them as individuals. Protests could only be levied at the issue of liquor being sold in Williamstown. That issue was decided before, by the majority of the voters.
Please grant Michael and Rebecca their opportunity to succeed.
The Downtown Williamstown Business Association