Topic: Rural Library District in Prescott, or Travels on the Turnip Truck.
After I ate a meal at the Tuxedo, I walked past the newly remodeled K-12 school, arrived at the flowery Fieldview Park and swam at the Prescott Pool.
In doing so I nearly missed my ride on the Turnip Truck as it departed southbound on the highway as part of the monthly Wagon Train into the big city. When the Wagon Train arrived in Walla Walla we found the natives to be friendly while, at the same time, the elected municipal leaders and their friends were busy working to take control of the Rural Library Board and the tidy nest egg the Board has accumulated for district enhancements and expansion.
Long-term maintenance does not appear to be the city of Walla Walla’s strong suit with Memorial Pool, the roads and streets, the water and sewer delivery lines and the Blue Mountain Mall as the best examples. Memorial Pool was closed a number of years ago, the streets and roads and water and sewer lines are all deteriorating due to long deferred and neglectful maintenance. All need to be replaced. Why would anyone think it could do any better controlling and being in charge of a countywide library system?
Better that it get its own house in order before disrespecting and trying to evict its neighbors, it would seem to me. I caught my ride on the Turnip Truck once again as the Wagon Train headed north on the highway to Prescott.
I was thankful to be back home in Prescott where our Prescott Library branch is very busy and our unelected representative, and my good friend Patsy Adams Warnock, is doing a great job along with all of the other Rural Library District Board members and staff. They deserve our support.