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September 18, 2008

Partisan politics:

"Say 'conservative' and they wag their tails. Say 'liberal' and they bare their fangs. More to the point, say either and all thinking ceases. . . . [P]eople hear this doublespeak and cheer. Why not? They have been taught that words mean what you need them to in a given moment. Turns out, all it requires is a limitless supply of gall and the inherent belief that people are dumber than a bag of hammers."

--Leonard Pitts Jr., Pulitzer-winning columnist. The Miami Herald, 2008 (Thanks to alert WORDster Jerry Vonderbrink)

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Richmond to have harvest market

August 27, 2008 | RICHMOND -- This town is hosting a Harvest Market on Saturdays in September. The featured items will be locally grown fresh produce.

Organizers hope the market, an outgrowth of the city's participation in the Healthy Community Awards Program, becomes another annual tradition. The suggestion was presented at a City Council meeting in September 2007 by citizens Nanette Miller and Jeremy Threlfall.

Councilwoman Terrie Wierenga, a supporter of farmers' markets and produce stands, talked with experts from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and the Bear River Health Department to find out what permits and regulations apply to hosting this type of endeavor. She reported her findings at the August Richmond City Council meeting, and the council unanimously agreed to sponsor this activity.

The Harvest Market will run from 9:30 a.m. until noon each Saturday in September. It will be on Main Street between the City Office Building and the historic Richmond Carnegie Public Library. Vendors are asked to pre-register with Wierenga by calling (435) 258-3777 after 5 p.m. or via email to More information is available on the Richmond city Web site.


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