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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - July 3, 2015, Burlington, Iowa Bracewell stadium makeover continue workers laying Down new artificial turf this week at storied Ballpark. By Joey Agurre by next week bridewell stadium will have a Brand new Bright Green playing surface. Fiel turf is being installed and should be completely Down by monday according to Jerry Sherwood of the purple and Gray foundation a they will work All weekend a Sherwood Saki. A everything is coming together pretty Good we be got tile water feature starting next week the Ginial posts Are in turfs going Down a Sherwood said work Start d wednesday on tile turf. Sherwood said tile North and South entrances will be remodeler and changed a considerably a and work on the Victory Bell Plaza will begin soon. A the entrances will have new ticket Booths Entrance Gates its going to look Good Quot lie said. A then will lie Metal Arches. Its All coming together Quot Sherwood said the renovations should be completed be on Hie first Home game sept. La. Bracewell is going through $6 million Worth of renovations dial already include a new video scoreboard led Field Lig Liting a press i xxx and Conci Sion stand along with 62 new parking spaces. Improvements added this summer lie sides the Fiel turf will be made to Vuk tory Bell Liza Concrete edging around the Field and a water feature on the South end of the stadium la ing paid for by the bus class of 1962. Kevin Mueller chairman of flu Whir ple and Gray foundation said a grand opening is set for sept. To to it thursday before ilk first Home game Sherwat xxx said it will feature a donor Wall to let the Community know who contributed to the renovations. And More improvements Are on the Way. Next year tile Hong dressing room will be overt ruled. John t a units Juhe Hawk Eye Armando Garcia Victor morale Jose Goya no and Eduardo Garcia stretch flesh turf As Juan Jimenez operates a roller machine thursday at Bracewell stadium in Burlington. The turf should be Down by the end of the week allowing workers to paint hash Marks and Speaks to Large Burlington crowd Lauren Kastner the Hawk Eye retired Catholic priest Mike Phillips greets former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee thursday during a discussion about Rek Fous rights and other topics at the Drake restaurant former Arkansas governor exuberantly criticizes president supreme court. By wham Smtih Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee brought his statewide a religious Liberty town Hall tour to the Drake thursday evening and had no problem attracting an audience. At least 70 people crowded into the restaurant to hear the former Arkansas governor and ordained minister speak his mind and Huckabee pulled no punches. Though the first half of his speech covered the ailing Economy National Security and his upbringing Huckabee did no to Back off from his previous criticisms of last weeks supreme court ruling on same sex marriage. A last Friday the extreme court made a decision that was stunning i read tax entire 103-Page decision a he said. A it was not based in Law. It was based on feelings and politics. Folks we have never been a nation of passions and feel Ings. We live in a nation of Huckabee expanded on his comments while speaking with Media representatives outside the restaurant. A the supreme court can to make a Law and they certainly can to suspend the Laws of nature and the Law of nature is god a he said. A what they did was not marriage Equality. It was marriage redefinition. And what they essentially did was overturn the voters of 30 Huckabee said the courts ruling Isnit the final word on the Issue pointing out appointed judges make Law a whether they re Liberal or conservative. A my question for people who love this ruling and think its wonderful if a future court overturns this ruling by a slim 5-4 margin will the people celebrate it in the same Way a he said. Huckabee said the country a attitude toward social issues like Gay marriage is being folded by president Barack Obama. A we would not be dealing with same sex marriage if not for a president who made it a huge priority and advocated for it. In 2008, he was against it a he said. Burlington mayor and pastor Shane Mccampbell introduced Huckabee and his wife Janet to Hie crowd shortly after they arrived. Though Mccampbell did no to espouse any of his own political leanings he praised the Huckabeee for their religious Devotion. A i believe Janet Huckabee to be one of those great women. I can to say i know or. Huckabee that we re buddies and we re tight but what i do know about him is that he loves the lord and ii. Times of trouble he knows where to go a Mccampbell said. Janet Huckabee spoke to toe crowd As Well and recounted How her husband helped her walk again after she was diagnosed with spinal cancer Early in their marriage. A basically what you see is what you get a she said. A the wakes up Happy almost every Day of his life whether he got three hours of sleep or six hours of Mike Huckabee cited his working class upbringing As the foundation for his political views saying his Mother grew up so poor her House had a dirt floor. His father worked two jobs to make a better life for his family and Huckabee now fears future generations wont have the same opportunities he did. A for the first time in the 239 years since we broke from the tyranny of see Huckabee Page 4 a Branstad rejects Mhz Effort Hawk Friday july 3, 2015 mount pleasant state senator blasts action says governor acted in bad Faith. By Dale Alison 178th year a no. 355 with state government entering the Long Holiday weekend gov. Terry Branstad late thursday vetoed $55.7 million in one time education funding and a bipartisan Deal to keep two state mental health institutes open they were part of 14 Bills the governor acted on As Iowa moves into a new fiscal year. Branstad signed Trayor portions of a $1.9 billion spending package but dashed Hopes in mount peasant and Clarinda the this in the two communiques would be saved. Their late was contested throughout the legislative session. After Branstad sought to end funding for the facilities lawmakers reached a Deal to keep tax mount pleasant Center open and to seek a private provider to run the other. A i am unable to approve the designated portion of the item designated As Section 23, subsection 3,�?� he said. A today More iowans than Ever before have Access to mental health treatment. Through the bipartisan mental health redesign signed into Law in 2012, iowans Are accessing care locally through mental health regions Quot Branstad pointed out the mount pleasant Are Clarinda facilities and two others in Independence and Cher Okee have been in exist eix e six e the 19hi Century. A at their Peak they served More than 6,600 people on any Given Day combined a Branstad said. A however Modem no Neal health care has con a Long Way and Best practices rightfully no longer i Cluck the warehousing of mental health patients in fac the average daily bed census at the mount pleasant mental health Institute Over the past four years is Only 61 patients see Mhz Page 4a partly Loudy High 78 Low 61 details so Lauren Kastner the Hawk Eye District judge Michael Schilling leads a drug court session thursday at the North Lee county courthouse. Ail funding to the drug court recently was Cut and Schilling and others found a Way to get it Back in the budget program a too important to end judge intervenes to stave off interruption of drug court. By Andy Hoffman fort Madison a District judge Michael Schilling brought smiles to several people thursday when he announced in a North Lee county courtroom drug court will continue without interruption. A i believe this is too important of a program to let it end Schilling told several people in round in the program and their families Wax gather every thursday. A we have had to rearrange a few things but we will last week the High i judicial District department of correctional services announced it would close drug courts in fort Madison and Ottumwa july i due to a Lack of funding. However Gary Peitz assistant director for Hie eighth judicial District told the group in the fort Madison courthouse the program will continue with minor Aiu Apons. A things have changed 180 degrees since last week a he said. A a we be had a week to look at things and we be changed our minds. The program is going to continue. A is it going to continue at he level it was a no. That a is not possible because of Hie funding cuts. A we Are going to have to Cut the participants in he program Iii half to 15 participants. But the Bottom line is Hie program is going to Peitz said participants accepted into the program will be placed on a waiting list Unhul a opening becomes available. One participant broke into a big smile when Schilling asked him How lie Felt when he Learned last week drug court was going to close. A i was a mess All last week wondering Liat i was going to do if it closed Quot he said. A a in a just glad you got it All worked drug programs in fort Madison and Ottumwa have had 24 participants. To in let county and 12 in Wapello a county. At its Zenith 38 were participating in the District. In addition to Schilling others involved in operating Hie fort Madison program include Ross Braden a defense attorney paid by contract Hirough the states Public Defelix Lerz a office Rachel burkes a Counselor with counselling associates in Lee county Sonya Shipley a Counselor Wiki alcohol drug dependency services in Burlington Natali Lyons a probation parole officer in the eighth judicial District and stari Zach Mayer a graduate of he drug court who participates As a Memler of he team. Shipley said adds will continue to participate despite hic reductions in d a a funding. See drug court Page 4a bin Hemni mum Mimi Lowuis oldest newspaper 26 pages three sections i business 7a i i classifieds 4c i currents in i deaths 78 i i happenings so i to listings so City amp Region 3a i i corrections 2a i dear Abby 9c i editorial a i sports in i 1800 3971708 63331 00075

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