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Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday

No sausages got made in this week’s Shelby County Commission meeting.
No sausages got made in this week’s Shelby County Commission meeting. The bottom line: No Democrat and no Republican to represent District 95, nobody at all from the district to vote on vouchers or anything else.

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