News June 28, 2011

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Republican State Representative Dave Heaton doesn’t feel confident that lawmakers will fully fund mental health services as they rush to complete the state budget by the end of the fiscal year. More meetings will be held today to work out a compromise with the Democratic senate to change their minds on funding mental health services.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented on the crop and livestock report for this week. There are some areas where excessive rain has affected the quality of the crops, but for the most part corn, beans, oats and hay in the state are doing well. Livestock also has been doing well with the cooler temps and lush pastures.

Area sheriffs departments will be doing special traffic enforcement during the 4th of July weekend. They will be out in full force making sure drivers are fastening their seat belts, using child restraints properly, driving thr speed limit and not drinking and driving. last year five people lost their lives on iowa raods during the 4th of July weekebnd.

A water shutoff will be in affect Wednesday from 8 a.m. till noon in Mt. Pleasant on S. Cherry from Washington street to Monroe and on East Monore from Walnut to Cherry. A new water main is being tied in as part of the Washington street reconstruction project.

Parade entries are needed for the Mt. Pleasant 4th of July parade on Monday. Individuals and groups should line up by the carousel building on the south side of McMillan Park at 3 p.m. for the 3;30 parade. Also reserved parking places are still available for the fireworks show, contact Kirsten Heerdt at 931-6456 to buy yours.

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