Open Meeting Law handout provided by Chris Thomas
DVD video recording of the discussion
CD voice recording of the discussion
Take-home copies may be made.
This same information has been sent to the Attorney General’s Office along with a letter asking for clarification.
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As usual, copies are available at the Congress Water District Office.
I have over 35 years experience in education. I have held nearly every position from teacher to superintendent. I currently work as Reading Coach/Dean of Students in a neighboring school district.
While I have never served on a School Board before, I believe my practical life experiences, including being Self Employed for over 15 years, has taught me many skills that would be very useful to the School Board.
Judy and Jerry Stone moved to Peru, Indiana on 9/30/06. The new owners of Aunt Betty's Garden are the Valadez Family: mother, father, Victor, Edward and Cynthia.
Skunks are a very misunderstood and maligned creature. Many myths were created to justify killing this animal instead of risk getting sprayed. Once you know what their body language means and how to act around them, they are very easy to coexist with -- provided you keep your dogs inside from dusk to dawn.
The 5th Annual National Night Out was held on Tuesday, August 1st, 2006 from 5pm to 9pm at Tenderfoot Hill Park.
Organized by the Congress Block Watch, it was sponsored by the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, the Congress Fire Department, the Arizona Game and Fish Department and APS who provided the give aways for the young and young at heart. In addition to the organizations many members of the community pitched in and helped with the event.
As you can see from the following photos, there was good food and people enjoyed meeting their neighbors and having a go with the Firearms training trailer.
|The annual Congress Vounteer Fire Department’s potluck dinner was held at the fire station as usual with more than fifty people enjoying eating with their neighbors.|
A pie social fund raiser for the Congress Community Planning Board was held at the Community Center on Saturday, May 13th at 6:30 pm; a Happy Mother's Day event. Pies were displayed at the front of the hall, ice cream and drinks were available along the side wall, and tables were decorated with tablecloths and bows. The late afternoon light coming through the window cast a warm glow over the evening.
|Some of the many pies on display|
Pie socials have a long history in the United States and have been held for at least a hundred years. They take various forms many times being combined with dialogues, recitations, speeches, songs, and skits. In almost all cases they are used to raise money for some pubic cause, sometimes by charging admission, but more often by auctioning off donations:
Ladies bake your prettiest pies,
Gents you won't believe your eyes!
Be sure you bring a bunch of money,
Since if you run short it won't be funny,
Your girl will be muttering slurs,
If you fail to purchase hers!
Besides raising money and socializing, there was of course sharing and eating ice cream and pie.
|Left to right: Shirley & Carl Johnoff, Chuck Kilgariff, George Summers|
There were eleven choices in all: Carol Birdwell’s key lime pie; Cathy Goodwin's lemon meringue pie and toasted coconut cream pie; Jane Summer’s vanilla cream pie with strawberries; Judi Hill’s pineapple upside-down cake; Millie Patterson’s apple Bavarian cheese cake; Rusty Jackson’s two peanut-butter pies; Shirley Johnoff’s Granny Smith apple pie; plus a Dutch apple pie and a cherry pie contributed anonymously. The total amount collected was $120.00
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