Rather than feel sorry for herself, Merritt collected signatures from neighbors and classmates petitioning for speed limit signs to be put up between Hwys. 23 & 187 to Elk Ranch.
She sent her request to Gov. Mike Beebe and
Sen. Randy Laverty, and as of last week, there are speed limit signs on that stretch of highway.
Then Merritt sent the governor and state senator a handwritten thank you note.
And she proved to us that government can work.