Citizen of the Week

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merritt Marie Taylor, 9, endured a tragedy in September that many would find overwhelming. Her two horses, Molly and Babe, got out of their pasture and were killed by a pickup truck on Hwy. 187.

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.

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