MEMORIAL DAY — These are just some of the many headstones decorated and adorned with the American flag for the Memorial Day services honoring veterans on Monday morning at the cemetery. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
A good number of people came out to the cemetery on Monday to observe Memorial Day services presented by the VFW Post, American Legion and their Auxiliaries.
The audience was treated to another fine talk by Lt. Col. Steve Ziadie from Malmstrom AFB. He has been a guest speaker before.
In his opening remarks, he noted, “…it is indeed an honor to be invited back here to speak to you on this Memorial Day.”
He jumped right into his talk by saying, “Today, I’m not going to insult you by talking to you about the significance of this day nor what it means to America. By your very presence here today, you already know what this day means and there is little else that my stumbling, bumbling words can add that would strengthen that understanding.”
JUMP FOR JOY — Cowgirl seniors Sam Fagan, Jenny Silvernale and Beth Grubb leap in celebration after the 100th graduation ceremonies at the high school on Sunday afternoon. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
If you have an absentee ballot for the June 8 primary election still sitting on your counter, you need to be getting it back to the Courthouse. They must be returned by 8 p.m., June 8 in order to be counted.
If you would still like to vote by absentee, the time to request one is definitely running out!
Your best option is to stop at the Clerk and Recorder’s office in the courthouse and pick up your ballot. The last opportunity to request an absentee ballot is June 7 before noon. After that deadline, the only absentee ballots that can be issued are those ballots for a voter prevented from voting at the polls as a result of illness or health emergency occurring between 5 p.m. Friday preceding the election and noon on Election Day.
I want to provide food at a public event - Do I need to have a license?
The short answer is YES. And the long answer is:
Food is a very important part of most of our community festivities and by following basic food safety guidelines and common sense, it can be done successfully and profitably.
The very first step, prior to any food service event is to obtain the proper licensure as required by State law. A food service establishment is defined as a place where food or drink is prepared, served, or provided to the public at retail, with or without charge. The term “food service establishment’ does not include vendors of prepackaged, nonperishable foods in their unbroken, original container such as pop or candy bars, or private organizations serving food only to its members.