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Cracker Barrel slated for Saturday

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Marshall Nuckolls
While bad weather forced a cancellation in January, organizers of the annual Clay County Cracker Barrels have moved forward with the February meeting.

The event is scheduled to take place Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Bowling Green Community Center.

The event is co-sponsored by Clay County Farm Bureau and the Clay County Chamber of Commerce.

State Representatives Jim Baird (Republican, District 44), Bob Heaton (Republican, District 46) and Clyde Kersey (Democrat, District 43) are expected to attend, as is Senator Richard Bray (R-District 37).

Recently, Bray informed his constituents he was not seeking re-election.

While Kersey is expected to attend Saturday's event, due to redistricting, he will not be a representative of Clay County beginning next year.

Clay County residents will begin voting for State Representative District 42 in the 2012 Primary. Democrat Dale Grubb, who recently announced he would not seek re-election this year, is the current District 42 representative.

Republicans Jim Meece, Alan P. Morrison and Bill Webster, along with Democrat Mark C. Spelbring, will be on the Primary ballot. The 2012 Indiana Primary is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8.

Clay County Farm Bureau representative Marshall Nuckolls said he was not sure if Sen. John Waterman (R-District 39) would be at the event.

"Everybody has been invited," Nuckolls told The Brazil Times. "We're not sure about (Waterman), but it looks like everyone else can be there. Hopefully, it will work this time."

Nuckolls said he wasn't sure what may be the hot topic of discussion at Saturday's event, but believes the so-called "Amazon Bill," a proposal to collect sales tax on Internet purchases, will be discussed.

"I don't really think we lost that much," Nuckolls said. "I don't believe we're behind any. But I think the big thing is the taxes issue. We're losing millions of dollars (through Internet purchases)."

Nuckolls added refreshments would be served during the event.

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