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Voters face change

January 7, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Editor:

So much for all the help we senior citizens and taxpayers get in Cravensdale and Harpertown. These little communities have contributed so much to Randolph County and Elkins.

Land owners have donated land for the American Legion veteran cemetery and the veterans that come out of these little communities.

I have lived in Cravensdale for 44 years. When I moved there, some of our neighbors went together and out of own pockets paid for everyone to access to Elkins water. We turned it over to the city of Elkins to manage.

These little communities were here before the courthouse was built. It's part of Leadsville District, where years ago Indians and ancestors fought to keep this land. This is recorded and true.

I say all of this because I got a letter saying my friends and neighbors have to go 10 miles our of our way to vote at the Bowden Fish Hatchery. I first voted at the courthouse, then at North School and then at the Nazarene Church. Now, the Bowden Fish Hatchery, which is four times farther.

If that's the best you can do for us, I for one will go the Bowden Fish Hatchery every now and then - never to vote there, just to see the fish. I don't think anyone cares anyway.

How come every time you people change things, we the people sacrifice and suffer more.

Jim Corcoran

Elkins

 
 

 

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