Vote yes on Extension District

Editor:

As Nov. 4 approaches, I would like to urge you to vote yes for the 4-H Extension Service Ditrict, measure 22-81.

As most of you know, the bailout bill included federal timber payments for many rural counties, including Linn. Unfortunately, our county commissioners have indicated that none of this money will be funneled toward Extension staff or programs. Without passage of the service district, another cut in Extension staff will occur, including the 4-H assistant and the Master Gardener position.

In the last two years, 1.25 positions of this small staff have already been eliminated. More elimination would be devastating to the Extension programs. Please support the important services to families, youth, farms, gardeners and small woodland owners, in other words, Linn County citizens, by voting yes on measure 22-81.

Sudy Lamb

Brownsville

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