Let me tell you about a friend, who is kind and considerate, the kind of person that comes into your life rarely. This person has dedicated her life to helping folks. Her real-life experiences put her in a unique position to bring about positive change for us. Her name is Mariannette Miller-Meeks and she is running for the Iowa Senate. I'm voting for Mariannette Miller-Meeks, and here's why.

First, Mariannette has the most experience in healthcare. Mariannette was a nurse in the Army caring for injured or diseased soldiers. Mariannette later became an ophthalmologist managing her own private medical practice. Mariannette also has invaluable administrative and academic healthcare experience. Serving as the director of the Iowa Department of Public Health, Mariannette was responsible for the oversight of the public health of all Iowans, managing a large workforce and budget.

Second, Mariannette supports lowering taxes for families and businesses and the development of small businesses and entrepreneurs. That's important because recently Iowa ranked 46th of the 50 states in the overall business environment category, according to U.S. News and World Reports. Mariannette has been endorsed by Iowans for tax relief.

Third, Mariannette Miller-Meeks respects and supports our veterans. Mariannette joined the Army as a private during the Vietnam era and retired as a lieutenant colonel after 24 years of honorable service.

I know Mariannette Miller Meeks is the most qualified candidate to be the our next Senator.

Please join me in voting for Mariannette.

Viki Wilson

Ottumwa

You might ask “to whom” Iowa CAFO owners Greiner and Huber are selling their hogs – guessing the Chinese (owners of Smithfield). Huber, partner of Agri-Way, plans to build 48 CAFOs in SE Iowa. To what country will they be exporting their hogs while blasting wastes all over Iowa’s landscape? Meanwhile, the African Swine Virus in China is set to decimate the pig population. “Chinese officials are scrambling to stop a deadly outbreak of African swine fever with the potential to ravage the country’s pig population….”. China can clean up its act by eliminating massive disease producing hog production facilities in their own country while Iowa CAFO owners get rich on exports albeit turning Iowa into a super waste site to the detriment of the quality of life for Iowa residents.

The Obama administration’s global initiative positioned Iowa as “the Global Source “for Hogs and GMO feed. We see the rapid manifestation of that agenda magnetized by Heartland elevator/BNSF Railway in Fairfield. Why are we enriching a country that our congressional representatives consider our greatest enemy, China?

Let me explain how and why this is happening. In the 1960’s Dr. Richard Day, a member of the “socialist” Fabian Society gave a lecture in Philadelphia. He told his audience of pediatricians that world governance would be achieved through international trade agreements such as the World Trade Association, founded in 1968.

To achieve global governance, the global organizers assigned a product to each country directing that each country outsource virtually everything else. Each country in the orbit would then become irrevocably dependent on each other. America was assigned two products “agriculture” and “technology” (as in Silicon Valley). Hence, the rapid expansion of hog production and GMO feed production in Iowa.

Most people do not understand the importance of Donald Trump’s focus on tariffs and trade. America came very close to being subsumed into global governance. It is imperative that Trump brings back manufacturing and energy independence to America, thus foiling the globalist agenda.

Iowa’s Greiner and Huber will certainly be holding the short end of the stick if Trump holds China’s feet to the fire. The warning signs are there as Trump defeats globalist intention. My message to Iowa Hog farmers … try hemp farming. It’s the future!

Eileen Dannemann

Fairfield

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 1 and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 667 want to express a thank you to all of the individuals and businesses for their donation to the Sept. 9, 2018 spaghetti supper fundraiser.

Joe Mulcahy, Commander, DAV Ch. 1

Terry L. Bradley, President, VVA Ch. 667

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