ORIGINALLY WRITTEN JOEL KLAASSEN
I finally played my first round of golf this year and picked the perfect day for it: the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marion County benefit tournament Saturday at the Hillsboro course.
It was cloudy, cool but windy. But hey, two out of three isn’t bad. And the company I was in couldn’t have been better. No one threw or broke any clubs and not one bad word was spoken.
Have you ever considered what it might be like to be a parent of one of those in-your-face TV attorneys who offer to help you get what’s coming to you?
I’ll bet when one of their parents needs medical attention, the people providing services might be a little leery of getting involved for fear of a lawsuit over any little thing.
After I read Jeanie Rziha’s article (Healthy Hillsboro, June 18, Page 6) about how 10,000 steps a day would be a really good thing, I borrowed Nancy’s pedometer and put it on for a day that I knew would be a long one. I managed only 7,595 steps in 20 hours.
UPS must have a dirt pile at the terminals where they drag their packages through. How else would everything we’ve received lately be coated with dirt?
The new sales tax law that went into effect yesterday is flawed, in my view. I think it is a good thing to try to even the playing field for our brick-and-mortar storefronts who have to compete with businesses-including Internet at some future date-which until now didn’t have to charge sales tax.
But the idea of charging the tax rate that applies in the location to where the merchandise is shipped means having to figure a zillion different rates. In some areas, the rate varies within the same zip code. Why not create a national rate that applies to all sales that are not on-site?
This is a new type of law. The gist is that we just have to try to comply for now.
Here are the new directions for driving in downtown Hillsboro now that the construction has moved into Phase 2 on the opposite side of the street.
It is one-way north on Main and one-way east on Grand. We have included a map in this issue showing where you can drive and where there is backdoor or other access to our downtown businesses.
Walking a little won’t hurt anyone-in fact it’s good for your heart. For those who can’t or won’t come to town, I have heard of some businesses that will come to you.
Has anyone else gotten some defective propane? Something was wrong with the last bottle I bought because the fire got way too hot and burned the you-know-what out of my veggies on the grill when we had dinner guests the other day.