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New street signs!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Members of the Mogan family recently contributed funding for the city to purchase new street name signs for Charles B. Hall Ave. All three of the current signs will be replaced with the new ones, which features the P-40 Warhawk, "The Maxine," Hall flew in World War II with the Tuskegee Airmen. The signs will be placed where Charles B. Hall Ave. intersects East Hendrix, East Lenox and East Olive streets. Showing off on of the new signs Wednesday at City Hall were (sitting, from left) Jacob Mogan, Jamie Mogan, Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw, Common Council of the City of Brazil member Bill Lovett and (standing) Brazil City Street Department employee Brian Bemis.

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Really, how bout donate some funds to fix the potholes in the roads or the water system!

-- Posted by SKCC on Thu, May 28, 2009, at 6:38 PM

What a wonderful gesture to help out in the community instead of whining about everything!! Kudos to those involved for your community spirit. These are the things that people can accomplish if not complaining about others in the community!

Some do..some whine...

-- Posted by RickS on Thu, May 28, 2009, at 6:57 PM

A new sign...hmmm, unfortunately this will not make the road any more inviting. Have you taken a good look at the suppose to be houses on Charles B. Hall?

-- Posted by Inqtono15 on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 5:54 AM

RickS ~

Once again your comments are right on the mark ~ what a nice contribution to the community ~ more residents should jump on this bandwagon ~ I'll be up to see the new sign with a big smile :)

And, to those who want to complain (once again) ~ DITTO to RickS's comments ~ time to stop the whining and start doing ~

-- Posted by karebabe on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 5:56 AM

If the streets are dirty in front of your house, CLEAN 'EM!!

Stop whining...

I swear... so many people just log in here to see what negative remarks they can make.

Get a life!

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 9:28 AM

That was nice of them but what we need is new signs for all roads How much can that cost

-- Posted by 2dogbob on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 12:47 PM

In some foreign countries, people who live along streets not only take great pride in the appearance of their homes; they clean and sometimes maintain the portion of the road directly in front of their homes.

And before I get dog piled by the "nay sayers" posting every negative remark they can possibly come up with on here, I'm not advocating the city give up their responsibility of using our tax dollars wisely. We pay taxes to support services such as road repair and trash pick up within out community.

What I would like to see, is a little more pride in the community.

If there is a piece of trash on the ground around your home, it won't break your back to pick it up.

Maybe Brazil wouldn't be so trashy if people stopped saying, "OH my gosh, something's wrong, but it's not my job to fix it. I'll just complain about it not getting done by someone else. Or run down those who do something good so I personally don't feel bad for sitting on my arse," and instead took a stand for the future of the community and "JUST DID WHAT WAS NEEDED TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT!"

The people in this story stepped up and took action.

I don't know them, but it makes me proud to know there are still people in the world willing to back up what they believe.

-- Posted by Cy on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 3:56 PM

Well picking up a peice of trash in the road isn't going to make it not full of holes and bumpy. Charles B. Hall is one of the bad roads and even if there were $100,000 houses on it, it would still look crappy like everywhere else because of the roads. And the people who are saying quit whining, just what exactly are YOU doing to help any of the situations around here???

-- Posted by SKCC on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 8:03 PM

SKCC, you asked what they were doing? They are complaining about the whiners. But doesn't that make them whiners also?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 10:26 PM

What exactly are Lee Thall & SKCC doing besides negative comments everytime they get the chance??

-- Posted by karebabe on Sat, May 30, 2009, at 8:05 AM

Well that's the first negetive comment I've made and I do beleive that's what this thing is for to voice your opinion.

-- Posted by SKCC on Sat, May 30, 2009, at 10:19 AM

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