SCHOOL BOARD: Reporter Kimberly Moore looks at the emerging “Billy Needs Three Friends” movement in the Polk County School Board elections. The slogan’s idea is that School Board member Billy Townsend, who is often at odds with the other six members, can get majority support for his activist agenda if three reform-minded candidates are elected. He says he has come to admire three candidates, all former or current classroom teachers. One, Lisa Miller, was elected in August. The other two, Sarah Fortney and Jennifer Sabin, are in runoffs to be decided Nov. 6.

SOLAR: The Polk County Solar Co-op is officially looking for 30 to 225 home-owners who want to participate in their effort to expand solar energy use. The group plans to use the power of bulk purchasing to get discounts on solar installations for its members. An info session is planned for 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Lakeland Public Library on Lake Morton | Learn more

THINGS TO DO: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at FSC this weekend and next | Comedian Johnny Mac at Winner’s Circle Friday

Source: The Ledger

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