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Easter distraction used to vandalize political enemies

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Mark Varsel
The Ellis County Press
PALMER - The vandals of Easter Sunday were out in force this past weekend, making quick work of defacing the political campaign signs of mayoral candidate Greg Penny and Councilwoman Carol Moore, who is currently running for reelection.

Moore was distraught over the acts of vandalism as she had only erected her first campaign placard earlier in the day.

'Easter should be a time for celebration of life, not the destruction of your neighbor's property,' she said.

'I could not believe someone would sneak into my yard in the middle of the night and do such a mean-spirited thing.

Moore said Palmer was a wonderful community and most residents just want to make it a great place to live.

'In the eight years I've lived in Palmer, I have strived to better my community,' said Moore.

I serve on city council, the PEDC and the Preservation Society.

'I attend the meetings of the board of adjustments, planning & zoning and building & standards, just so I can be informed.

She said she believed it was the only way to make good decisions to benefit the entire community.

'If the intent was to discourage me, it backfired,' said Moore.

'It only inspires me to work even harder to inform the citizens of the real issues.

'I'm only sorry that such a special day of celebration was sullied for political reasons.'

Greg Penny and Carol Moore were offering a cash award for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.

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