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"With A Mission And Without A VOL. 91, NO. 28 THURSDAY, 11, 2003 l County is without a weed e resig- Shanna Peterson during 8 commissioners' Peterson had been put by the corn- past few months. resignation let- Before Peterson resigned her po- sition, Ted Lyons, commissioner, questioned why she was spending only eight hours per day spraying for weeds when the commission- ers authorized overtime or comp time. He also questioned why Peterson was using only one load said, "in my heart of chemicals per day until her first I have worked in this meeting with the commissioners. i according to its legal lim- Then she started using two loads I will not the safety of crops, myself for the sake of It is tmreasonable and to push the limits on Guidelines for a reason, to protect and everyone from to defeat the spray truck especially dealing with Mother in the future and after the third meeting, three loads. "I'm not pleased at all with what your doing," he stated. Later he added, "It boils down to your job is on the line...If you,re not willing to work more than eight hours per-day, then we got the wrong person for the job." Lyons quoted the job descrip- - tion for the weed coordinator which says the employee must be able to work long and irregular hours. Peterson tried to explain that the give proper job was exhausting work and the to the guidelines temperature and wind caused her to the weed spraying appli- stop spraying weeds earlyin the day. attempted to do." lContinued on page 5) Howdeee!! Entertaining at the 30th RSVP Recognition Day was "Minnie Pearl" also known as Carolyn Dodge [rom Denver. For more on the days events, please see page 12. Montes, 26 of Li- arrested September 6 , found in pos- cocaine. Lengel, Limon po- responded to a complaint on N Av- and found a car engine running and "the extremely loud." the driver, Mow to be drunk and 'his driver's license. As the license from t I ocket, a "small white wrapped in from his pocket. perform road- or to submit to a test for possible During his contact with Lengel, Montes admitted to drinking "about five beers" but refused to tell Lengel who supplied him with the cocaine. Montes is facing possession of a controlled substance of more than one gram, a class four felony, and driving under the influence of al- cohol, drugs or both, a misde- meanor. By refusing to submit to a test, he could lose his license for one year. What should have been over within a month, whether to change the rules for the Hugo Depot Mu- seum building has yet to be de- cided by the Hugo Town Board. The recommendation from the ad hoc committee that was formed last month was given to the board September 8. It said no changes should be made at this time. However, the issue was sent back to the committee to review addi- tional irfformation that Jenny Nail told the board was unavailable to the committee. Indeed, Nall said that after the committee met August 21, she found out that other facilities in Hugo are allegedly not available to lContinued on page 5} "t"