In my previous letter in the June 5 edition, I was trying to show how over the years our local city leaders have been influenced, (sometimes to the detriment of the citizenry,) by various and very questionable newcomers with all kinds of “great deals” for our town.
In my letter, I mistakenly mentioned how old-timers would remember the attempt to bring a pro golf course and professional player to town. My mistake! I meant to say old-timers would remember the attempt at bringing a professional tennis club and tennis pro to town. Like many of these schemes, this didn’t go anywhere either.
A reminder: Dolly Parton never bought here, nor did the Carpenters, nor did Charles Barkley. There is no Ramada Inn on the corner of 260 and Manzanita. The university never came; the sports complex at Rumsey Park never made it.
Let’s try to not “buy into” all these grandiose schemes that people bring into our town and waste money that could be used on local problems.