The recent absence of Judi Allio, Salem City Council clerk, from a council meeting meant Councilman Walt Bezeredi, D-4th, was tapped to serve as clerk for the session.
At the end of the meeting, several councilmen congratulated Bezeredi on his handling of the task of roll-calling and vote-tallying.
"If you had told me I had to do that, I would have went home," quipped Councilman Steve Andres, D-2nd.
Quiet moments: A telephone outage recently affected several Columbiana County government offices, including those of the juvenile justice center.
The center's phones were out most of the morning. When asked if the service problem affected the center's operations, Dane Walton, court director, said no major problems resulted.
"You can even say we enjoyed the quiet time," he joked.
No waste here: When Paul Zehentbauer and sons Neil and Richard gave a group of pupils and parents from Lisbon's Montessori Preschool a tour of their Hanoverton dairy farm last week, they explained how manure management is as important in the operation as feeding and milking the cows.
They don't consider the manure waste, Paul explained, as they use it to fertilize the fields on which the corn, hay and soybeans they feed the cows is grown.
"We use everything but the moo," Richard quipped.
XCONTRIBUTORS: Norman Leigh and Nancy Tullis, Vindicator Salem Bureau.