Jim Lenz's guest is Amy Graham, Carthage's new community development director. They talk about her 30 years experience as an educator and prinipal and how she can draw upon it in her new position.
Graham caller herself a "people person." She says those skills learned in dealing with students and parents will serve her well in her new position. She says her role is as a facilitator to bring people together and to help them make connections whether to expand a business or for community betterment.
Carthage is being pro-active by encouraging water conservation by a combination of mandatory and voluntary measures.
Businesses are required to stop watering their lawns.
Second-ward Alderman Gary Smith says the city is concerned since the level at the city's lake has fallen by five feet recently.
He expects businesses will honor the ban. Smith says, “We've had good luck in the past and I think we'll probably not have any problem this time.”Businesses that ignore the order could be subject to fines.