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County commissioner Dist. 2 candidate announcements

JULIE CAUBLE (D)

I, Julie Cauble, am seeking the Democratic nomination for Brown County Commissioner of District No. 2.

I have lived in Brown County for the past 31 years and my parents owned property here from 1941 until they passed away in the early 1980s. I remember many enjoyable weeks at their farm near Fruitdale before moving here full time.

I work for the Brown County School Corporation and have been the head custodian at the junior high school since 1982. I will be retiring in August and I'll have the necessary time to devote to being a commissioner. Prior to my job with the schools, I was a carpenter with Brown County Builders for several years. Additionally, I manage property for my family and have a small business working with antiques and collectables.

I've been married to Doug Cauble for 25 years and we have two children and one grandchild.

Community involvement is important to me; I served food weekly at Mother's Cupboard for six years and work the Soup Bowl event each year. I'm an active member of the Brown County Historical Society, and participate in many charitable events each year.

I believe in hard work and being true to my word. I have an open mind and will listen to all sides.

Thank you for your support.

-- Written by Julie Cauble

RON SANDERS (D)

Hi, my name is Ronald A. Sanders. I am currently finishing my term as Jackson Township trustee. I am 52 years old and have lived in Brown County most of my life. I am a level one certified assessor – appraiser, a licensed auctioneer, a licensed real estate salesperson (unassigned) and an ASCA-certified personal property appraiser. I have been married to Terry Sanders for almost 25 years. Terry owns and runs Creative Style Salon in Nashville and I own Quick Sale Auction Service Inc.

Before I took over the trustee’s office, the former trustee had overpaid himself thousands of dollars. I had no checkbook, no ledger book and no useable annual report, and we were audited right off the bat. On top of that, he and the commissioners had shut down the Fruitdale Fire Department and a loan he took out for $38,000 had not been paid back. After my first three years in office, I am happy to report that we have repaid the loan. Jackson Township is again out of debt. I don’t think the next trustee will need to borrow more money. The Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Department is again under contract to serve our township, and it and the Jackson Township Fire Department are getting along better.

I have many other life experiences that will help me better serve you as commissioner. For example, I was in the roofers’ union at one time and I have run a roofing company. I can look at work being done on county buildings and have a better understanding of what problems may exist and whether the work is being done properly. The roads are deteriorating all across the county and they say there is no money to fix them. I believe we had better get a handle on that problem or all of our property values will be going down, because nothing, in my book, brings up property values like a new hot mix blacktop road in front of your property. Records of all county-owned real and personal property should be properly maintained and kept up-to-date. That will help us avoid budget shortfalls during an uncertain economy.

If elected commissioner, I will work well with other elected officials and county workers, just as I have done my past three years as trustee. I believe it is the duty of an elected official to look past the politics of things to get the job done.

I believe that my qualifications and experiences make me very qualified to be the next Brown County commissioner. I will work for you, the taxpayers of Brown County, as hard as I have worked for the taxpayers of Jackson Township. All I need is your vote and support, and together we can keep and make better our wonderful way of life here in Brown County.

Call me at 988-2645 and tell me what you think. You may have a better idea about something I haven’t seen or haven’t thought about, and I am interested in what you think. It is your community.

— Written by Ron Sanders

JOHN KENNARD (R)

My name is John Kennard, and I want to be your Brown County Commissioner in Dist. 2.

I have lived in Brown County since 1995 and worked with the Brown County Health department since 1999. I am now the environmental health specialist supervisor for the department.

I grew up in the grocery business, starting in a small family grocery at 12 years old, worked full-time while attending college full-time and graduating from Mississippi State to work for The Great A&P Tea Company in the northeast after college. Until I took this job, my entire career has been in either the retail or the supply side of the food industry.

I’m a good listener, willing to act and confront issues rather than let them lie and fester. My entire career has been spent in customer relations. In my role with the public health department, I’ve had to work with citizens in resolving their issues within the parameters of the legal system. I do believe in following the rules, but also recognize that as Americans we have the right to change the rules, in the correct manner, when we disagree.

My role as commissioner would include educating and negotiating with Brown Countians about where the county is going and what we need.

I promise to listen, tell the truth, accept responsibility for my actions and act responsibly on your behalf. We may not always agree, but you’ll never have to guess at what I’m thinking.

— Written by John Kennard

LEONARD MURRAY (R)

No candidate announcement published as of 4/27/10.

  • April 24
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • April 24
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 24
    'McFarland, USA' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • April 24
    Nashville Utilities work session
    10 a.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • April 24
    Annual library plant sale
    3 to 6 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 24
    Morel Mushroom Festival at music park
    9 a.m. to midnight Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • April 25
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • April 25
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • April 25
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 25
    Indiana Wine Fair returns to Story Inn
    12:30 to 7 p.m. Story Inn, 6404 State Road 135 South
  • April 25
    Chamber of Commerce to host ribbon cutting for BC Community Foundation
    2 p.m. BC Community Foundation, 209 N. Van Buren St
  • April 25
    Art classes set for fourth Saturdays at winery
    3 to 5 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • April 25
    Women invited for free day of pampering
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hope for Hearts Farm, 1005 State Road 45, 1 mile west of 135/Bean Blossom
  • April 25
    Grand opening of gun, sporting goods store slated
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buck Shot Sporting Goods, 175 S. Jefferson St.
  • April 25
    Youth art show award presentation
    1 to 5 p.m. BC Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St.
  • April 25
    Plant sale planned at state park
    9 a.m. until all sold Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • April 25
    Craft fair to support Brown County 4-H
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. fairgrounds
  • April 25
    Johnson County REMC annual meeting
    10 a.m. Franklin Community High School, 2600 Cumberland Dr.
  • April 25
    Annual library plant sale
    9 a.m. to noon Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 25
    Morel Mushroom Festival at music park
    9 a.m. to midnight Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • April 26
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 26
    'McFarland, USA' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • April 26
    Morel Festival gospel service at music park
    10 a.m. Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • April 26
    Southern gospel quartet at Gnaw Bone church
    9 a.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • April 26
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    Noon to 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • April 27
    BC Alcoholic Beverage Board
    11 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 28
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • April 28
    BC Convention & Visitors Bureau
    8:30 a.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • April 28
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 28
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • April 29
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 29
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • April 29
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District Board
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7606 State Road 45, Unionville
  • April 29
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • April 30
    Go Club at the library
    4 to 6 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 30
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 30
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • May 1
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 1
    Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Brown County 4-H fairgrounds
  • May 1
    'Back to the Future' at the Playhouse
    7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 2
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 2
    Morel Mushroom sale & festival at state park Nature Center
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • May 2
    Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds
    7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brown County 4-H fairgrounds
  • May 2
    Spring Blossom Festival dance planned
    6 to 10 p.m. The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • May 2
    Spring Blossom Parade and food drive downtown
    11 a.m. downtown Nashville
  • May 3
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 3
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    Noon to 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 3
    'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 3
    Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds
    7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Brown County 4-H fairgrounds
  • May 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 5
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • May 6
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 7
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 7
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • May 7
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 8
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 9
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • May 9
    Open house conducted at New Song
    9 to 11 a.m. New Song Mission, 7202 Keith Donaldson Road, Freetown
  • May 11
    BC Election Board
    2 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 13
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 14
    Local Coordinating Council
    8 a.m. Comm. Corrections Office, Suite B, lower level of Veterans Hall, 902 Deer Run Lane,
  • May 16
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • May 16
    Rock & mineral club
    6 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • May 16
    Historic site hosts outdoor art contest
    7 a.m. to 4 p.m. TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • June 20
    Pollinator Awareness Day at state park Nature Center
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)