McDermott, Owens speak to Kiwanis Club

Published 4:55 pm Thursday, April 28, 2011

Polk County Commissioners Renee McDermott and Ted Owens spoke to the Tryon Kiwanis Club recently about the issue of creating a county clerk and county attorney position that would be held by one person instead of two. Owens took the stand that one person could handle the work and it would save the county some money. McDermott believed that we would be asking one person to be a “jack-of-all-trades” employee. The county commissioners discussed this topic last year and decided not to change from the way the jobs are handled now, by two people. The club members said they enjoyed their debate. In appreciation of their program, the book “Three Little Kittens” will be donated to a local school. Pictured above, from left, are Kiwanis member Ernie Giannini, Renee McDermott, Ted Owens and Kiwanis Club vice-president Blake Smyth. The Tryon Kiwanis Club meets weekly at the Congregational Church at noon on Wednesdays. Visitors are welcome for the lunch, for a small fee and the program. Contact Club President Steve Cobb at Owens Pharmacy for more information. (photo submitted)

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