Gifts from the Heart of Your Community

As you make your holiday gift list, be sure to check it twice for opportunities to buy locally. Did you know that for every $100 spent at a local small business, $68 returns to the local community? Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving. That same $100 spent at a big box store only returns $8.

In addition to helping your community’s economy, you can find some unique gifts at great prices. Let’s take a tour of some of our local highlights:

It Goes Waaay Beyond Just Voting

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“Historic change” is an expression which has gotten a lot of use recently. Elections are over and, across the spectrum of political position, people are saying voters have used the ballot box to express their view that things have to be different in their world. How much different? Well, that depends.

Happy Thanksgiving from the CIAA

Happy Thanksgiving!!

As the holiday season rushes in, the C.I.A.A. wanted to send you a few humorous quips to brighten your day.  If you have any you would like to share, please include them in the comments!


As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. ~W.J. Cameron

IRPOA Donation Request

I talked to my group tonight about the Lobbyist and our need for funds.  One lady wrote a $50 check as I spoke.  The gentleman who won $50 in the 50/50 raffle donated the funds to us and a women who was attending her very first LCPIA meeting gave me $10.  A few other people took the paperwork I brought and said they will be sending in a donation.  I asked everyone to donate what they could, any amount would help.  So in total i recieved $110 in donations tonight. I was very happy, normally my requests fall on deaf ears.  Please contact me for the form I use to send out to my email list