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'4 "With A Mission And VOL 91, NO. 4 } Without A AY, 25, ZOO4 CoHH o q --4 C] F'J ~D * fq _FA Crl ZOr~ C3 Z~* --t -,~I pr] D~ : f_O *q. :4- - d ~ # !7-; U~ C~ it is a public record, letter of Richard . , coronerwas not either custodian of public tCounty--Paula as COUnty clerk, or Roxie county administrator. ted his resignation COmmissioners at 18 meeting. requested a copy from Johnson under law. He explained each of the three com- a COpy of the letter m a March 18. The to keep a copy Beedy. Ted Lyons returned their After opening to the public, the corn- the resigna- r comment. states that that I am resign- ons as Lincoln effective March the Commissioners to find a replacement, Until April 30. recommended Jennifer him as coroner. coroner. that the docu- ; an old weed dis- trict have been located. There is $123.49 in the old weed fund for the district south of Limon, ac- cording to Devers. She explained that in order for that money to be placed in the current weed fund, the county must receive approval from the members of the old weed fund. The commissioners are going to meet with lames Emmerling again to discuss the home brew contest at the Lincoln County Fair. Emmer had requested the con- test earlier in this month. After investigating the issue, Devers re- ported that as long as the con- sumption of the homemade brew is limited to "the participants in, and the judges of the event" there is no liquor license required The samples must be limited to six ounces, however. In other county fair business, the commissioners decided not to allow FFA students to house their animals at the fairgrounds. The decision was based on the fact that a waiver would have to be signed stating the owners would be liable for any damages caused by the ani- mal and that the owner would not hold the county liable if the ani- mals were stolen since there is no security at the fairgrounds. Lincoln County has been under a [ire ban since March 18. The ban will remain m place until April 30 or until Lincoln County receives moisture The latest blaze to scorch the prairie occurred March 17 after a pickup driven by Fred Poss burned up along with 35 to 40 acres of land. The Lincoln County Commissioners passed the resolution implementing the ban during their meeting March 18. The ban is on all open or contained fires and fireworks. LeRoy Yowell, county sheriff, also urged smoker to use extreme caution when disposing of cigarette butts. The commissioners have agreed to place fire guards around a resident 's homestead, if requested. To have a guard plowed, call the localroad and bridge shop, Hugo - 743-2441, Genoa - 763-2245, or Karval- 446-5259. Dump trucks are now located m Genoa, Arriba, Hugo, Limon and Karval for rural residents to dispose of their household trash. .being sent to regis- tiononlywillbeasfollows:countyChurch and Arriba voters in the wa the Boyero, Hallcourthouse for north Hugo, south town hall. Hall and Blue CliffHugo and Boyero; Limon United In her letter, Barnett explains g them of Methodist Church for northeastthat because of the voting debacle election on Limon and north central Limon;in Florida, "all polling locations Limon Town Hall for south Limon will be required to have a Direct COUnty clerk and and northwest Limon; Kendrick Recording Electronic voting sys- and the county Bible Church for Hall Station and tem (DREJ, which allows voters to approved, a pro- J.R. Hall; and the Karval Commu- use a touch screen computer sys- m precinctsnity Building for Karval and Blue tern to vote .... Each DRE unit will on the election.Cliff. Genoa voters will cast their be approximately $3,000, an ex- for this elec- ballots at the United Methodist pense the county will currently be responsible for, unless federal and state funds are mandated to cover the cost of equipment." Some polling locations in Lin- coln County are not compliant with the Americans.with Disabilities Act and "it is not feasible or cost effec- tive" to make these locations com- pliant, Barnett explains, especially since the cost would be over and above the cost of the DRE machines. {Continued on page 3)