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Third Cracker Barrel scheduled

Sunday, March 9, 2008

The third Clay County Cracker Barrel will meet, from 10 a.m.--noon, at the Center Point United Methodist Church, Saturday, March 22.

State elected officials will meet with community members to discuss local and state issues. Some issues discussed in 2007 were property taxes and school renovation.

Ted Paris, Clay County Chamber of Commerce, told The Brazil Times people have shown great concern over the property tax. He said a lot of questions would be raised after the bill passes on March 14.

"People are worried about property tax," he said. "A lot of people are also concerned with sales tax going up."

Paris said the last two meetings had a good turn out and a lot of community questions.

David Schopmeyer, Clay County Farm Bureau Director, said the meeting this year would have a few pertinent issues.

He agreed with Paris on the issue of property tax being the issue of most importance.

Other issues may be immigration, schools and public policy. He said anyone is invited to come and ask questions of our legislators.

"This is strictly a meeting where people can talk directly to legislators," he said. "It is between the legislators and people."

Legislators elected from Clay County are Sen. Richard Bray, Sen. John Waterman, Rep. Vern Tincher, Rep. Clyde Kersey and Rep. Amos Thomas.

All are scheduled to attend the event.

The public is invited and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Schopmeyer at 812-986-2668, or Paris at 448-2302.



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