The problem with problems

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I am proud to live in and be from Trumann!!

I really do love my hometown. It is where my family and friends all live, and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else.

That said, I know we have some problems. As a general statement I can see most people believe the town has some parts that need to be cleaned up.

My thoughts on this is are simple. We need to look at our own personal residential and commercial property before we complain about others and make sure we are in tip top shape.

I am always talking about picking up our yards and keeping our curb appeal nice, and I thought I was doing that. I drove past my house the other day and looked over and there were several pieces of trash in my yard I hadn't noticed.

I think some times we get so used to seeing the same things every day we don't always notice when there may be a problem.

Lets all look at Trumann with fresh eyes and see what needs to be picked up and what looks good, but first we have to start with our own property.

In a perfect world everyone would take great care of all their property, but we know we don't live in a perfect world. Maybe if we keep our things clean and neat, it may encourage our neighbors to do the same.

If you feel there is a major problem and you have an idea to fix it, try and do something about it. Attend meetings, volunteer for anything.

You would be amazed what information you learn at a city council meeting. Most people will never attend a council meeting in their life. You don't have to have a reason or be on the agenda, anyone can attend. If you can't attend, but have a problem, speak with your alderman.

The Trumann City council meets at 6 p.m., the second Tuesday of each month at the Trumann Police Department in the court room.

And by the way, if you truly are unhappy and want a change, this is an election year for aldermen.

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