CAthi's Corner

I must say, I am feeling more lovely than usual. Having 2 fair queens from our area should make us all feel a little more appealing. First Madison Coleman at the Montgomery County Fair won queen then Megan Schneider won queen at the Gasconade County Fair. Yep, we should all be feeling a little like royalty around here. Great job gals!

And what about that Raylene Hollrah? I received a call from her and she was in tears and had a panicked voice. I understood enough to know that I needed to go to her house ASAP. Once there, a smiling Raylene told me that the breast implants that gave her cancer had been recalled! She and her family spent hours upon hours working on the recall. She had testified in front of congress several times, united women from all over the world and now, the hard work was paying off.

After I got home that night, every channel I turned to on my tv had Raylene on it! Another example of a home town girl, done good. Way to go Raylene!

Don’t forget to vote next Tuesday! I am up in the air about it. We need street work done but I don’t want to pay a tax on my electricity. Tourist will help pay the tax when they buy things in town and I am all about shopping locally, but is this going to hurt our hometown businesses? I am still confused in my own mind. Good luck in yours!

Mark your calendars for the giant MFA, back to school party! The weekend before school will be the kid’s last chance to go crazy before school!

Speaking of school, No Sales Tax Weekend is coming up this weekend. I called Patricia at the city office to make sure Hermann is participating and she said it is. The Mayor was going to announce it at the next BOA meeting. Oops. It will be over by then.

 In the meantime, the MO no tax weekend is THIS WEEKEND! Locally we have Hermann Discount Family Drug Store with school supplies, Grannemann’s Sales and Service with computer needs and Dollar General.

You will save 4.225 percent on back to school items. Here is a list of items you can save on.

  • Clothing – any article having a taxable value of $100 or less
  • School supplies – not to exceed $50 per purchase
  • Computer software – taxable value of $350 or less
  • Personal computers – not to exceed $1,500
  • Computer peripheral devices – not to exceed $1,500
  • Graphing Calculators - not to exceed $150

So go crazy! Save money. Get the kids ready. Pour a glass of wine for yourself and get ready for homework! Happy Days.

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