You might know Sharon Olander as the friendly face of the Hazen Star front office. Or, you might associate her with her popular “Cook of the Week” column, which she began in 1981 and now runs in three different newspapers. Maybe you speak with her on the phone each spring when you call in to renew your Star or Center Republican subscription. You might even visit with her when you turn in a “Happening,” which she then types up for the newspaper each week.
In an effort to promote the construction of new homes and renovation of existing ones, the Center City Council approved a resolution to increase the current city property tax exemption at its monthly meeting March 1.
And the race is on, as District 33 Republican and Democrat candidates are stepping forward to receive or seek their respective parties’ endorsements in preparation for the 2010 elections.
“We believe we’ve chosen our best candidate for the job,” Rick Schmidt, Center-Stanton Public School Board President said upon the unanimous vote by the board to offer High School Principal/Athletic Director Curt Pierce the superintendent position.
Mom and daughter step ever so slowly over the lightly snowed driveway. Mom knocks on the door and helps her 2-year-old angel over the doorstep by holding her hand, ever so tightly. The two exchange a kiss and hug before the little one waves bye-bye to Mom, who heads to work, knowing her daughter is in perfect hands.