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Fast-talking mayor misquoted

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Ellis County Press
RED OAK - Mayor Todd Little said he was misquoted in an article printed in the Jan. 4 issue of the Ellis County Press.

'On that last quote, I said I felt the Deer Creek residents in 10 years would see (the annexation) as a positive, not progress,' Little said. 'That's definitely a different meaning.'

Little explained some citizens might not like connotations associated with the word progress.

'Some people would see progress as a word that would encroach on livelihood or lifestyle,' he said.

'Positive means a good outcome. We would be providing them with better services than they were getting from the county.'

Little suggested the Ellis County Press might have had difficulty keeping up during the meeting. 'We were all talking pretty fast there,' he said.

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