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Re: Elk Konnected Hand out at County Commissioners meeting on 4/25
« Reply #6160 on: August 26, 2014, 01:58:28 PM »
Frank,
That land belongs to Rex's sister, Jeanne Bjorkland in Portland Oregon. She comes in once a year but does nothing to clean things up. Rex has NOTHING to do with that land, it is up to Jeanne to take care of it.
We heard this week end,Dollar General was going in on George Gardner/Loren Fear's old place. And Connie that owns Sweet and Spices was the one who was pushing the action. Jeanne was told by someone in Howard too not clean the place up as the hunting would be better.

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Re: Elk Konnected Hand out at County Commissioners meeting on 4/25
« Reply #6161 on: August 26, 2014, 02:18:51 PM »
Thanks Jane, I appreciate your response. Hope this finds you and Rex doing great. Would like to meet you in Howard for lunch sometime.

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Re: Elk Konnected Hand out at County Commissioners meeting on 4/25
« Reply #6162 on: August 26, 2014, 04:47:42 PM »
Frank,

This is interesting. Is the area contemplated for a dollar store in Elk County or is it within the Howard city limits?

Do you think Howard/Elk County could support a dollar store?

Eureka has a dollar store of some type.

Eureka is over three times as large as Howard, though.

Greenwood County is about 2.3 time larger than Elk.

If it could be successful, it seems to me that a dollar store might put somewhat of a crimp on the two food stores.

It would seem to me that if a dollar store could be viable, it would even pull in some of the Howard naysayers.
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Re: Elk Konnected Hand out at County Commissioners meeting on 4/25
« Reply #6163 on: August 26, 2014, 05:12:49 PM »
Waldo,the area that Jane said it would be would make it in the city of Howard. I think Howard has the biggest population. My first thought was that it wouldn't make it there, but there is one in Copan, OK and it is smaller that Howard and not that far from other stores in Dewey and Bartlesville.  You Are right Eureka has had one for years.

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« Reply #6164 on: August 26, 2014, 05:43:02 PM »
Waldo,the area that Jane said it would be would make it in the city of Howard. I think Howard has the biggest population. My first thought was that it wouldn't make it there, but there is one in Copan, OK and it is smaller that Howard and not that far from other stores in Dewey and Bartlesville.  You Are right Eureka has had one for years.

I heard it would be on the East side of Highway 99 making it out side of the Howard city limits and therefore no property tax for Howard. There would most likely be property tax for Elk County and the West Elk School District.

But what happens it the stores in Howard lose enough business that they can not stay open. I have heard a couple of the present retailers are struggling. What would that mean for Howard and Elk County overall?

I have mentioned a couple of positive points but do we just ignore the negatve aspects of the situation?

I have never shopped at a Dollar General and don't plan to at this time. I plan to continue supporting our local people, our local merchants. Go ahead call me a nasayer I won't mind a bit, but everything and I mean everything has it's good points and bad points.

What does Elk Konnected think about this situation?
Isn't Elk Konnected the great community organizers?
Will Elk Konnected simply say keep it positive?

Where is this all important input?


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Re: Elk Konnected Hand out at County Commissioners meeting on 4/25
« Reply #6165 on: August 26, 2014, 06:03:18 PM »
Waldo, Charlie, and Crosstimbers , I was mistaken, if on the East side of the Highway it would be out of the Howard City limits. The land they are talking about belonged to my X brother-in-law and he was out of the city limits.
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Re: Elk Konnected Hand out at County Commissioners meeting on 4/25
« Reply #6166 on: August 26, 2014, 09:15:10 PM »
Sedan has a nice big DG, about like the one at Copan, but Sedan is just a little shy of being twice as big as Howard. Copan, Ok. has  about 100 more people than Howard. I think the DG at Copan gets a big boost from being near Copan Lake. We camp at Copan Lake several times a year and without fail go to the DG for goodies, several times each camping trip.

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« Reply #6167 on: August 26, 2014, 09:32:31 PM »
Well we still haven't recieved any input from the Great Elk Konnected Folks.
I wonder why?
Are they not aware?
Are they part of the Elk County Community or are they still hanging on to the imaginary Elk Konnected Kommuity?

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Re: Elk Konnected Hand out at County Commissioners meeting on 4/25
« Reply #6168 on: August 27, 2014, 07:27:49 AM »

Elk Konnected is a socialist organization.  Good luck at getting anything from them except more socialistic thought which is the kind of thinking Republicans in Elk County willingly support.

The first time that I was in a Dollar General was at Sedan.  Dollar General seems to find a niche in small communities where local businesses can not.  With all the government regulation and taxes that work against the small guy, it really benefits outfits like Dollar General because they have the capability to cope with all the attention required to run a business.  Socialism is not fair to anyone, so why participate and support socialism like most of the Republicans and Democrats do?

Do you all want a country like the founding fathers established or do you prefer the socialism of the Elk Konnected types?



 

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Re: Elk Konnected Hand out at County Commissioners meeting on 4/25
« Reply #6169 on: August 27, 2014, 09:34:17 AM »
Went on a trip to NM. not too long ago every  little town along the way had a Dollar store and a Subway

 

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