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Opinion / Religion - August 25, 2014


Dear Editor,

CID Project and "what it means to me..."

I see this as being a HUGE opportunity for the town of Medicine Lodge.

Medicine Lodge was started with one building and John Nixon has that picture. You know the old saying, "If you build it, they will come." well...it is true. If no one would have stepped forward to add another building..would we now have a Medicine Lodge, Kansas!?!

I am not on Chamber time right now! I am at my shop. I take my $364.00 every two weeks and am able to put it back into Medicine Lodge. After a lot of hard work and raising my family, I opened a shop called "My Happy Place." Everyone needs their own happy place.

I love going to towns with antique shops, refurbished stores, pickers, crafters and yes, junker stores! And I am not the only one, we have several people here that love these shops, too!

The CID Program is a beautification project at the tune of one penny on the dollar! One penny...who can argue that or call it "crap".

Winfield has beautiful planters hanging from their light poles. St. John, Lyons, and Jetmore are a few of the small towns that I have traveled to, to see their downtowns once they worked to make some improvements. Old fashioned light poles, flags, flower pots and trees have made nice curb appeals.

We here in Medicine Lodge need that, too! Something that says we are here and we are proud and that we are not going anywhere else!

I was not born and raised here but my daughter Rachael was born and raised here and Jennifer was 9 months old when we moved here.

I want this CID Project for us, for our children and grandchildren.

I am here to stay!! And yes, maybe if "we build it they will come." We need other retail businesses and maybe more pickers, crafters and yes, junkers."

Love it. Love Medicine Lodge!

Thank you,

Cindy Brungardt

 

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