Tom Greer has heart attack

Posted on | September 18th, 2008 |  by Carl Cricket in Local Politics

We're sorry to let you know that Osceola County School Board member, Tom Greer, suffered a heart attack sometime last night and is in critical condition in an area hospital. We're told he may be facing bypass surgery.
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Who is the Osceola Foundation for Education? Gemskie takes care of City Manager while citizens pay!

Posted on | September 15th, 2008 |  by Carl Cricket in Local Politics

Well, we should have known that after the last two blogs emails would be headed our way. All kinds of emails. Enough to make us think, hmmmm, let's take a closer look at the Foundation. Here now is "OUR" look and opinion of this fast growing insiders group.

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QUESTION-Was at least $100,000.00 given to the Osceola Foundation by the TDC?

Posted on | September 10th, 2008 |  by Carl Cricket in Local Politics

That's the question of the day, as the Executive Board of the Osceola Foundation meets today to discuss the actions of their board in the past. The layout we've been given follows.

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Jo Thacker & Kathy Wall display CLASS, County Manager shows none, When will Osceola Foundation return improper grant from TDC Mr Smith?

Posted on | September 8th, 2008 |  by Carl Cricket in Local Politics

Today's County Commission meeting was interesting, VERY interesting. The pay raises that were on the "Consent" agenda, were removed by Chairman Shipley and placed on the regular agenda, as they should have been in the first place!

Both Jo Thacker, the County Attorney, and Kathy Wall, the County Auditor displayed more class than anyone has in a very long time when they both requested their contracts with the County be rebewed with no salary increases. Both cited their enjoyment in working at the County level and both expressed a deep level of concern for all County residents as we ALL go through this recession period.

Commissioner Paul Owen stated he was against any raises and proposed the Manager come back in two weeks with a plan of freezing certain higher salaries for a period of up to two years. But then he also stated that he had given his word to the manager that after a year, if the job was done, he'd be given a raise.

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