Cats quorums, clubtalk and compassion
Ok, so the Hesperia Village Council got together again Monday for their regular meeting, one that has not allowed citizens to witness a quorum since March... (you remember March? In like a Lion and out like Polar Bear with a parade of animal twosomes boarding an ark in between)...and once again they failed to muster the numbers to enable them to conduct the Village business.
While Mr. Maynard, the lone chronic truant to have not yet resigned, must have his reasons for being otherwise occupied on each of the second Mondays of the month since March we credit the threesome of Jim Smith, Joyce McDonald and Mike Farber for representing their constituents and showing up each month so they can...hmm...not meet.
Cougar spotted in the U.P.
According to the DNR it was the 39th spotting since 2008 with 38 of them being in our peninsula partner to the north and one, that’s O.N.E. being confirmed in the lower 67 (counties).
That lone cat (who likely crawled over the bridge by blending in with the crowd during the Labor Day walk) was outed in Haslett near Lansing a couple of years back but we have heard of trail cams locally capturing a popup puma here and there.
Got one to share? Send it with some info about where and when and we will share it with readers. After all, the other big cats in our state (Tigers and Lions) generally found roaming about in Detroit have not been known to provide much of a bite lately.
Meanwhile on the National scene…
From the Des Moines Register: US Rep. Steve King told the Westside Conservative Club on Wednesday that humanity might not exist if it were not for rape and incest.
“What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out those people out that were products of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?”
Ok so maybe he’s just a rogue anthropologist whose focus is kind of, well, skewed toward some rather strange conceptual codswallop. After all he majored in Biology during his uncompleted college career.
We’ve always been fond of Iowa since by sheer chance of fate we found ourselves attending an outstanding Christmas Parade in Newton many years back.
Iowa deserves better.
We all do.
On a more local and infinitely more pleasant note, kudos to the Fessedens of White Cloud who hit the national news scene. This family is what can only be described as compassion in action. Over the last six years, Gabrielle and Shannon Fessenden have adopted siblings Jordan, 15, Jay, 10, Myah, 9, Jericho, 5, Briella 4 and Mason, 2. The brothers and sisters join the Fessendens' biological children, Scott, 11 and Giana, 8.
They are our personal heroes and truly quality folks so if you ever need a tow or other roadside service call Northern Towing (231.519.1749) because that’s their business and with an octet of kids orbiting the household? One might imagine they can use all the business they can get.
Oh and on a snide...oops we mean side note...the Tigers won last night keeping their hopes alive for finishing the season with an equal amount of wins and losses ( .500 record). They merely need to put together that season ending 46 game winning streak.
And if they indeed win all of them? Each and every game by some twisted kind of miracle never before seen in the history of sports?
They still won’t be playing in October.
See you next time and remember…