I read your story about Rick Friday. Interesting guy. Had I known who would be running against me ahead of time, I wouldn’t have invested money for campaign signs when I took an ill-fated run for supervisor in the primaries. His reputation as a cartoonist and storyteller far preceded your story to the public in Monday’s paper. You neglected to mention that for at least five years, probably more, he had written a story about his life experiences called “It’s Friday” on the third page of the Afton Star Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in eastern Union County.
During those years, using a pseudonym under the name of “Fester” I sat right alongside his column, writing my own words, and we seemed to get along OK. I’m sure he’ll do OK in his election bid for supervisor in November.
In addition to his above qualifications, he is also a farmer, able to understand the everyday problems associated with the county roads. Plus! And this is a big plus, he is well situated in northeastern Union County, where there has been little representation. Dale Cline is in a similar position, living near Shannon City in the southern part of the county. Dale has already successfully served a year as a supervisor.
At first, I didn’t think three supervisors would be enough to keep the county in good shape, but I think the roads are getting better. We’ll just have to wait and see how they handle this next $5-7 million taxpayer load. I trust the supervisors to not only test the viability of this communication shortfall, but also to check on the actual need for such an investment, esepcially concerning the advancing technology.