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Aug 1 p Delmar McCune,
51, of Indore, see OBITUARY page
July 31 p Tomorrow is hands down the
biggest Yard Sale Day of the year. Moms are out looking for back to school
clothes for the brats. With kids in tow, they too want to purchase some
July 31 p Many of the industrious folks
were set up today along major roads with bright colored signs stuck on
every utility pole coming and going
July 31 p With good weather expected
and based on the number of signs around the county, August 1st is going
to be prime shopping time in County Clay.
July 31 p Get out early, bring a couple
bucks with ya and enjoy a day in Clay.
July 31 a Larry Gail Caudill
see OBITUARY page
July 31 a For those in the Lizemores
area, the 106.7 FM transmitter gave up the ghost and is down for
repairs. The plan is to have up and running before CCHS football season.
Not sure of the problem for the almost new transmitter.
July 31 a In the way of news,
we don't have any.
July 31 a The biggest excitement for
the last couple days, the Gino's parking lot was paved on Thursday.
July 30 a Big rain and thunder boomers
ripped thru the county last night. Electric blinked off and on . This morning
most have juice and even DSL.
July 30 a The Communicator and this
website are strong advocates for open govt meetings. Over the years, we've
seen all kinds of extremes to cover tracks. At one point, the old Ambulance
Authority held a special meeting where they budgeted $50K to cover
lawyer fees in an expected lawsuit on meeting agenda abuses. At issue was
not posting meeting agendas
July 30 a Interestingly enough,
the notice for that special meeting was not properly posted
July 30 a That lawsuit never went to
court and the Ambulance Authority was disbanded for being inept. Good!
July 30 a The Dominion
Post newspaper in Morgantown ran a front page article Sunday
morning on the DOH efforts keep that newspaper away from a public
meeting where road conditions was the topic of discussion.
July 30 a DOH District 4 Engineer
Ray Urse told meeting organizers, he would strongly suggest not to invite
The Dominion Post and if you must have them, I will send my written response
July 30 a 50 people showed for
the meeting but no Ray Urse.
July 30 a In that instance, a
Govt. worker advocated to exclude the media and did so in a public way.
July 30 a How dumb can you get?
July 30 a In that for instance and
here in Clayberry, transparency is vital. So vital, the Constitution gives
special emphasis to its importance.
July 30 a Thanks JJ for forwarding
July 29 p Irene Cantrell of Procious,
see OBITUARY page
July 29 p Robert Graham, 59,
of Indore, see OBITUARY page
July 29 a Up near 100 degrees yesterday
with bright sunshine. It's starting to feel like Summer aughta be. Tomatoes
are starting to make their second showing. Great!
July 29 a Five years ago we recommended
Malwarebytes anti malware as a great program to have on your puter.
During the last four days, the ace cub reporter was having problems on
the machine used to update this site. Turns out, Malwarebytes was
the problem. After a quick re install, everything is back to good.
July 29 a Not sure what happened or
why things starting to crash but we still recommend
Malwarebytes as a great tool to beat the nasty stuff lurking on the
July 29 a We're way behind on web postings
but hope to catch up today.
July 29 a Monday evening at the Pentagon,
the School Board met minus Boardster Dave Pierson
July 29 a From that gathering, a couple
July 29 a Superintendent
Kenneth Tanner says year end numbers aren't in yet but, he feels certain,
the school system finished the last fiscal year in the black and all the
bills have been paid.
July 29 a As for teachers and administrators
off on conference after conference and running up travel expense bills,
that too has been checked and reduced.
July 29 a If that's all true, quite
a change and worthy of a big AtaBoy!
July 29 a How many of ya have seen
teachers running around Clay during a school day?
July 29 a During the 75 minute meeting
Monday, discussion and plans we're laid to install a new super dooper time
clock system to check attendance and "tardy" personnel. When the new gear
gets installed, the Pentagon will have an accurate, speedy way to
monitor all those that sneak in the back door late.
July 29 a As for the snot lickers
July 29 a For the last few years, if
a brat missed more than 5 days, they were truant and subject to criminal
court proceedings. Ditto for the parents of the wayward ankle biter.
July 29 a That's changing this year
when that five day limit changes to 10 days.
July 29 a Te Pentagon will hire
someone to act as a Truancy Czar to go after the little rascals. The Truancy
Czar handles the problems before anything makes it over to the Court system
July 29 a State funds will cover about
$30K of the new expenses.
July 29 a Social worker needing a job?
Go see KT soon.
July 27 a Early last week Zak Daniels
shot and killed Brian DeBoard.
July 27 a The full criminal complaint
is in the latest Communicator
July 27 a After three nights in jail,
Zak Daniels was released on Friday, July 24th.
July 27 a Yesterday, Magistrate Jeff
Boggs said, he found no probable cause and all charges were dismissed
July 27 a Magistrate Assistant Vicky
Gency provided, she knew of no new charges lodged against Daniels
July 27 a In the community, locals
are saying the lad is now somewhere in New York
July 27 a Self defense? Other charges
pending? Indictment down the road?
July 27 a Only time will tell.
July 27 a If you want to hear last
night's School Board meeting, the community radio stations will be airing
the hour long gathering beginning at 8:45 this morning
July 27 a The radio station is still
sorting out the operation after moving to their new Carr Street digs last
weekend. During the move their internet connection tot he live stream went
July 27 a To listen online, go to www.wyap.com
and click the "listen online" button. Some of the links are now active
July 17 a We'll provide updates latter
July 27 a
July 27a The ace cub reporter
is having puter problems, slow or no updates til things get ironed out
July 27 a School Board meets
Monday night at 6pm at the Pentagon. Here's
July 27a Email ain't working
July 27 a Birthday Boys for today include
Bugs Bunny born July 27 1940 turning 75 today plus more local, Peter Triplett
and Gary King.
July 27 a All aging in place very graciously
July 25 p Terry Blaine Tanner,
49, of Clay, see OBITUARY page
July 25 p We've only had about 7 days
of warm dry summer weather in 2015 but the back to school info is now posted
on the ADVISORY page
July 24 a Eddie Lee Kuhl, 55,
of Duck, see OBITUARY page
July 24 a For those that like weather
stuff and with a Procious touch, here's Joe
Fitzwater's weather site.
July 24 a County Clay has a bunch
of volunteer groups that do good work. Ditto for some of the govt agencies
July 24 a Tonight and tomorrow
is the annual Ag Fair out at Clay County Park.
July 24 a For the kids, it's
big stuff culminating months of hard.
July 24 a The AG Fair is another example
of a handful of people pulling off a nice event but forgot an important
July 24 a They forgot, again, to advertise
their effort. No signs were up even a couple days ago.
July 24 a They didn't email notices
and enticements to get the public out to Clay County Park
July 24 a Other than those trying to
comply with grant requirements, that's common for most good things happening
in the county.
July 24 a Communications is real simple
these days. Instead of costly mailings, groups trying to grow their event,
can quickly email to regional media outlets for a free "nudge"
July 24 a Enjoy the weekend one and
July 23 a Feels like Fall this morning.
For Clayberry, Fall means the Apple Fest. Nominations for the Apple Belle
have to be in by the end of July. See ADVISORY page today.
July 23 a We got a little ahead
of our self in yesterday's post
July 23 a County Commission did not
hire a Courthouse janitor and dog catcher. Instead, they agreed to start
the hiring process. Interested in a part time job? Go see the County Clerk
. Applications available
July 23 a The new hiking trail
opened June 5th. Based on the trampled weeds, we think people are using
July 23 a During yesterday's CCC meeting,
Lynn Sizemore updated the folks up front on the trail. Sizemore had a couple
folks on the trail when they came upon some broken glass. That stuff is
bad but the out of towners were real concerned about some "seedy" characters
parked in lawn chairs and hanging out on the Pisgah end of the attraction.
July 23 a During the last BDA meeting,
others raised the same issue.
July 23 a Now the bad, there's a new
Kid's Count survey released. Those figures show the state has slipped even
further to the bottom of the list including, 38%
of the rug rats are living in families where no parent has a full time
July 23 a Strange bead fellers...
July 23 a Hillary and Bill were at
the Don's last wedding. The Don
contributed to the Clinton foundation.
July 23 a Weird
Facts: The funny thing about this is that cold germs does
not do well in colder weather, but the flu virus thrives in colder air.
The only thing that affects you getting a cold is the germ itself and your
less likely to come in contact the the germ in colder weather. If you come
into contact with someone who has a cold, breathe through your mouth, mouth
germs can actually help kill the cold germs.
July 23 a Darn good pizza is at Pizza
and Cream up in Nebo. Hands down , the best tasting pizza in the county.
July 23 a The Miller's have added pepperoni
rolls to their line up. Not just any pepperoni roll but something wrapped
in pizza dough and baked in their wood fired oven
July 23 a Like none other, sort of
July 22 late p Brian Jason DeBoard,
33, of Indore, see OBITUARY page
July 22 p Just because you get an email
or hear it, that doesn't make it true
July 22 p For instance...
July 22 p There are a bunch of
stories on Lee Marvin fighting at Iwo Jima during World War II. True he
was a Marine and true he received a Purple Heart after getting shot in
the butt but no , he nor Captain Kangaroo were at Iwo Jima. Here's
July 22 p For instance...
July 22 p There's a bunch of stories
on Mister Rogers serving as a Marine at Vietnam and having so many tattoos
on his arms, he had to wear his famous sweaters to cover them up. None
of that is true. Rogers was never in the military. How about that
rumor about being arrested as a child pervert. Nope never happened.
Flipping off kids on his last show? Never having kids on his show? Here's
the truth on Fred Rogers including being a Presbyterian Minister.
July 22 a Aubrey Preston Ferrebee,
83, see OBITUARY page
July 22 a County Commission meets this
morning at 10 am.
July 22 a Long time janitor / dog warden,
Walter Stutler, the only employee that can be hired by the CCC, quit
July 22 a This morning the CCC plans
to replace Walter Stutler with most likely, two people.
July 22a Public meeting and always
July 22 a Communicator made it out
the door Tuesday afternoon. Get all the details on Clayberry today
July 22 a Ole Kelley Fulkerson just
added a new notch today. Happy Birthday to Mr Fulkerson
July 20 a Slightly breezy, clouds in
the sky and every once in a while, a little sunshine peeps thru
July 20 a For years, the School Board
has met the first and third Monday of each month. Last meeting, they changed
their regular meeting dates to the second and fourth Monday beginning at
July 20 a We were ready to raise H
about the meeting agenda not being posted on time. Rats!
July 20 a The meeting is next Monday.
July 20 a The Hur Herald web site is
of 110 mph last week in Roane County.
July 20 a Communicator comes out Tuesday
afternoon if all goes well.
July 20 a Submit your classified, obits,
tips, news, chatters, today by 5pm. Thanks
July 18 p Cora Fugate, 92, of
Indore. see OBITUARY page
July 18 p Lucy Mae McKinney,
83, see OBITUARY ppage
July 17 a While a bunch of us enjoyed
a Thursday full of sunshine, as of noon Thursday, many in the ELkhurst
Rd section of county remained without electricity.
July 17 a Zach Daniels was arraigned
before Magistrate Jeff Rider Thursday. In a "capitol" case, it takes a
Circuit Court Judge to set bail. As of 9 am this morning, bail has
not been set for Mr Daniels who remains lodged in Central Regional Jail.
July 17 a The State Journal publishes
a glossy newsy magazine each month highlighting business stuff from around
July 17 a This month comes their
annual "55 Good Things" in the state where each county gets a full page
spread on something going happening
July 17 a For Clayberry, here's
the link for our page.
July 17 a With the sun shining brightly,
get out and have some fun today!