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Letter: Name that tune in Rowan County war on litter

After reading all about the litter mitigation story (“Rowan County commissioners approve new roadside litter management program,” Feb. 6), my jukebox junkie friend called me to nominate “Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie to cover the story. I told her I was going with Roger Miller and “You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd.”

We started pretending the story was a jukebox and picking out songs to play.

To Caleb Sinclair,  for stepping up, we chose “I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail,” by Buck Owens.

For county commission Chair Greg Edds, we played, “Slow Poke” by Pee Wee King and “If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time,” by Lefty Frizzell.

The next playlist is for “littler letter” writers.

We picked out “Clean Up Woman” by Betty Wright and “Something to Brag About,” by Mary Kay Place and Willie Nelson for Cindy Hart.

For David Godwin, we played “www memory” by Alan Jackson and “Yesterday When I Was Young” by Roy Clark. Remember “Hee Haw?”

We are appalled that Ms. Hart is not appalled about all the litter at “Don Nicotine Park.” It has trash litter, cig-a-butt filter litter, tobacco juice cups sitting around litter and the litter of way too many signs.

Take a side trip and witness it. Then maybe you will report to the forward-thinking commissioners. Please take these two songs with you: “Wake Up, Everybody,” by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and “Clean Up Your Own Backyard” by the real king, Elvis Presley.

David Godwin, you want to talk “atrocious?” What do you think smoking around children is? Good for them?

So if you want to email someone why not start with our county chairman? He wants folks to view “us” in a positive light. Donna Fargo said it best when she sang, “You Can’t Be a Beacon (If Your Light Don’t Shine).”

— Whitey Harwood

Rowan County

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