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Sworn In!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Clay County Circuit Court Judge Joe Trout (with wife Nancy) was sworn in for his second term Sunday at the Clay County Courthouse during a swearing in ceremony. [Order this photo]
Officials given oath of office

The Clay County Superior Courtroom was full of family and friends of the 10 officials sworn in during a ceremony Sunday at the Clay County Courthouse.

Clay County Commissioner Paul Sinders said the Clay County Republicans and Democrats both agreed to conduct a joint ceremony for the event.

"Let's remember: The election is over," Sinders said. "This is a day of coming together."

Superior Court Judge J. Blaine Akers, Circuit Court Judge Joe Trout, Clerk of the Circuit Court Vickie Wheeler, Recorder Joe Dierdorf, Commissioners Bryan Allender and Tony Fenwick and Council persons Mike McCullough, John Nicoson and Pat Heffner were all at Sunday's ceremony.

Clay County Coroner Joel Reinoehl was unable to attend Sunday's event and will be sworn in at a later date.

Akers told The Brazil Times this was the 13th swearing in event he has been a part of.

"It's a distinct honor to be able to give the oath to people who have been elected by the people to serve the people," Akers said.

Sinders provided opening comments and a prayer before Trout added his own advice for the newly elected officials in addition to his "10 Commandments of Public Service."

"I wish you all good luck in your terms," he said.

Of the 10 officials sworn in Sunday, Allender, Fenwick, Nicoson and Heffner were elected to their positions for the first time.

Both Fenwick and Allender said they are looking forward to working with Sinders as commissioners.

"It's going to be a learning experience, but I like challenges," Fenwick said. "We want to do what is best for Clay County."

"These are pretty exciting times," Allender added. "But it's going to be full of a bunch of challenges."

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I wish you luck Mr Fenwick. Rumor has it you were throwing your weight around BEFORE you were sworn in to office.

Eyes will be on you.

-- Posted by Knightsvillegal21 on Sun, Dec 30, 2012, at 7:04 PM

There are always rumors circulating in Clay County. I've known Tony Fenwick for years, and he is one of the most humble, respectable men I've ever known. He is not one to throw weight. He is also not one to be bullied or pushed around. He stands strong on what he believes in. Try not to listen to rumors, give him a chance and judge for yourself.

-- Posted by Claycountian on Sun, Dec 30, 2012, at 7:13 PM

sinders said lets remember this is a day of coming together.why couldnt you have had that mind set in school when you would hand out whacks with a paddle first,and ask questions later dictator

-- Posted by unclegrabby on Mon, Dec 31, 2012, at 12:55 AM

Dang it Unclegrabby, I hadn't sen you post anything for a couple days. I, (along with others on here) was kind of hoping you decided to move since you hate everything about Brazil so much.

I cant understand how you can hold on to a grudge so tight. It seems like everyone that has ever hurt your feelings is on your list.

-- Posted by MS660 on Mon, Dec 31, 2012, at 7:11 AM

no wonder no one wants to run for office. geeze,I wonder why an elected official has to have negative remarks before serving one day. I guess some folks are so angry or bored they have nothing better to do. no one is perfect but most people who run for office, and I say most, give it their best.

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Mon, Dec 31, 2012, at 12:01 PM

Congratulations Judge Joe Trout !!

-- Posted by bowling on Mon, Dec 31, 2012, at 12:28 PM

trout is a good judge glad he is in there.

-- Posted by gartland08 on Mon, Dec 31, 2012, at 8:47 PM

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