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Hello-Goodbye!! Hello?

You are correct that the Shadow has melded into the darkness for the time being!! We figured it was the better part of valor before they begin to implement the fairness doctrine on this page now that all their liberal buddies are in power.

This is not the first and probably won’t be the last battle we have lost and managed to live thru but we do have to go off and lick our wounds for a time. I’m sure there will be other battles to fight in the near future and hopefully this site will allow us back on at that time.

I would like to wish all of you out there a Happy New Year and thank everyone for the spirited debate over the last few months. If anyone has a hot topic maybe we could resume our discussions!! I’m open to anything!! 

Still the Shadow and watching from the darkness!!!

Note from Ace et al:

Welcome back Shadow! "We're not red states and blue states, we're the United States." Yep, it's the Liberals turn to run things. Let's see if it'll work :)

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It's The Shadow's Turn to Ask Some Questions!
Good Day All!! 

Kudos to everyone for playing nice over the holiday weekend! I assume everyone had better things to do than play on this site. It appears that LMAO may make a good referee if they are up to it.

Well I think it’s time to get back down to business. I asked if any of you out there had any questions for the city council and have yet to get one. I thought maybe if I listed a few you could pick one or maybe they would stir up so you hadn’t thought about. 

Maybe a good starting point would be the latest posts concerning those “elected officials” in Wheaterville. Let’s use their concerns to shine a light on what we have been promised here in Glendo that has yet to materialize. Remember tho, we are in the “playing nice” stage so keep it civil.


#1- What ever happened to “The Economic Development”? There was a person assigned to that.


#2- Where’s the sign for the town on the highway. There is money sitting there for it.


#3- Did we get the information for the Capitol One project in on time?


It appears that the people down state put the noise problem off till next time. Will someone from the city council be working on that project to see if there are any funds currently available for us to work out the problem on our own?

 Will the city council ever get up nerve enough to appoint a citizens group made up of people other than those that agree with every thing they do or to help them work on the town projects that they are too busy to complete?

That should get us started. I’ll be looking for your e-mail


Till we meet again!! 

The Shadow
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O Beautiful for Spacious Skies
Note from Ace: Cranky's gonna get all cranked up about this but as long as they take anyone's name in vain they may shout their style to the world of Wheaterville with my blessing. Because I say so :)

I know the “Ace” is more than able to defend what they do but you have hit on a sore spot with me that I want to take a shot at defending.

You ask for a definition of America when it appears you would like to define it for the rest of us. Well here it is!!

 America is number one the country with the freedom that allows putzs like you to think you are cute and have some sort of secret knowledge that us common folks lack. Oh yeah it’s also the country where a lot of us volunteer to serve in the military to protect your right to be a putz!! This country even allows the likes of you to whine when ever someone exposes you for what you are and maybe get someone in power to come to your aid.

 This is the country where you should be able to live in harmony with your neighbors even if your color or opinions don’t match theirs. I know that doesn’t always work but it’s a lot better than it used to be.

 This is also a country where we attempt to hold those in power up to the light of day and make them responsible to those they are in charge of. There are still people out here that are willing to put it on the line to do just that.

 Would we like you off this site? I don’t think so because we still stand for the principles stated above. Just be man or women enough to pick a title and stick with it. It may be hard for you to communicate on out level but I’m sure someone as smart as you can pull it off!!


The Shadow
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Is That a Rumor I Hear?
Hello again!! 

The Shadow never said s/he/we knew it all. As far as rumors go! If you put a rumor out there and someone has the facts and makes them public, then it’s no longer a rumor.  Could it be that people would rather have a rumor out there than the facts? Isn’t that the big complaint about government today??  I thought everyone wanted government to be transparent so they could know what is going on and get involved if they wanted to.

There may be more than one shadow but they all post “in one accord”. If the Ace just deleted the post the person would continue to try it. I agree the post was funny but why not use your own alias and begin a string of comments?

It may be time someone rose up in the surrounding towns to do the job the Shadow is doing in Glendo. As long as we are into old time radio I think the next one should be The Lone Ranger. There must be one out there!! 

Keep looking over your shoulder!! 

The Shadow 
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Paranoid Stalker! I was just getting used to "Groupie"!
Oh well! I want to thank those that came to my defense. I would have been here sooner but it was hard looking up those terms Mr. Horn used in the dark corners I hang out in. After checking them out I am still unable to figure out what Mr. Horn was trying to say. Maybe he would be so kind to explain it to us in simpler terms. You know come down to our level of education. If a person was somewhere when something happened and they reported what they saw and heard would that then become a fact? By the way! Was that Horn guy they hung in Cheyenne any relation??

If anyone would like to see the books or whatever from the Glendo Day women feel free to call Dorothy Williams. She would be more than glad to show them to you.

Who is going to answer the post from the Glendo Newbie? There must be someone out there besides me that would like to take a shot at it.

Let’s touch on the outstanding water bills since someone brought it up. When the past mayor got elected she inherited a large amount of unpaid water bills. It sort of put her in a bind because the biggest offender was her boss. Ouch!! In a town this size with the limited pool of people willing to undergo the flack that comes with holding any office it’s really hard to avoid some sort of conflict of interest. No one seemed to want to do anything about collecting those outstanding bills until the state auditors came in and said it had to happen. They have cut the amount owed down quite a bit and seem to be willing to change the rules so it doesn’t happen again. Bravo to them. I guess if you want to question these bills you would have to ask why they were allowed to remain unpaid for so long and who authorized it.

If no one thinks up a new name for me or uses words too large for my pea brain to absorb, and refrains from making statements no seems to understand, I should be back soon. It may be time to begin the discussion on election. There is one coming up soon!!


Till then,

The Shadow
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Still Telling It Like It Is, and Not Likely to Stop Soon

Go ahead and admit it!! You thought I had gone away because everyone seemed to be up in arms over some of the stuff I wrote. Well no such luck.

I thought I better take a go at some of the comments:


Let’s talk about the previous town clerk. She was an asset to the town. She also was in charge of things she shouldn’t have been. Previous mayors & city councils found it easier to let her handle things rather than do their own job. After a long period of time a person sort of assumes that it’s now their job. The pressure of the liquor license problem probably did stress her out but it was some time after that was settled that she left.  I think the one point we are missing here is that the new town clerk is also an asset to the town. Things go a lot smoother when all parties pull their share of the load.



Even neighborhoods in large cities pull together when hard times fall on their neighbors. Would you not pull someone out of the lake that you saw going under for the 3rd time just because they didn’t vote the same way you do? I doubt it.

It seems to be common thinking in today’s world that a disagreement of ideas means you hate each other. I know on my part that’s simply not true. I have always believed everyone is entitled to an opinion. I do find that a lot of people have never thought their opinion thru enough to really make it theirs. People seem to lock on someone else’s opinion and call it theirs without really knowing what it is. Those people would be the sheep one of the comments mentioned.

Here’s something to think about!! Think about your very best friend. Have you ever had a disagreement with them? Could you tell them they were going in the wrong direction without harming that friendship? What if the roles were reversed and they told you that you were heading in the wrong direction? What would that do to the friendship.? The friend that is only a yes man/women isn’t really a true friend they are just your buddy. There is a big difference!!


Now days we heard a lot about “special interests” and how they corrupt those around them. Would voting on things that may directly affect your place of employment be considered voting for a “special interest”?? Is that a bad thing if your livelihood hangs in the balance? We don’t hear a lot about standing up for your core values anymore. Everything seems to be with our self as the main focus in life. With that sort of attitude it’s really hard for someone to explain their point of view.


When’s the last time you sat down with someone you really disliked [without being sure why you disliked them] and listened to their side of the story????


Till we meet again,


The Shadow


PS: By this time you have asked everyone you thought could be me if they were. Give it up. I’m not who you think I am!!!

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Looking at Clouds From Both Sides Now

    Café Coalition – Jay Collins Groupie. What does all that mean?? Are you sure I’m not the person sitting next to you at the Diamond A and figured it was time for the full story to be told??

    One comment said this would be a good thing if both sides got aired. I agree totally.

    It seems that in today’s culture rather than discuss facts and debate those facts the approved tactic is to attack on personal grounds and grind the opposition into dust. The Shadow thought in a town of 229 people we could get past that. Was I mistaken?? 

    Maybe it’s time for the “ruling party” to come out with some sort of detailed plan of what they want Glendo to become and how they plan to work toward that. Then maybe the unheard “ruled party” would be able to understand and some of the tension would disappear. The “ruled party” understands how this democracy thing works. If you have the most votes you win. Now days the winner just assumes the “ruled” no longer has a voice or input into matters that affect them. An example of that would be why 4 members of the city council feel they represent only those people that think-act and feel like they do. Who represents those others??  Surely there must be at least one member that is able to think independently and be able to act on the good of the town rather than rubber stamp everything of one member!!

    Maybe it’s time the council looked up what happened to the lady that said “let them eat cake”. Things work differently in our civilized society but there is still the ballot box to take back your town!!

    Let’s hear it from those that feel they are the “other party”!! Try to keep it civil!!


Once again I am,


The Shadow

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Who is it? Why is it here? Why now?

Ok, Ok!! I figure there are a couple of questions in the minds of the people out there about the Shadow. Who is it? Why are they doing this?


Question #1- Who is The Shadow? You won't know that anytime soon if ever. There is a reason for that. A lot of the times, people that do these sorts of things are looking to make a name for themselves or they stay in the shadows because they are unable to speak out in public. I choose to remain anonymous to end that argument before it begins.


Question #2- Why has The Shadow appeared on Wheaterville? I was always taught to stand up for what’s right even if you know there’s a chance you will probably lose. There are a lot of people out there looking for someone to take their side against the oppressors of this world. Why not me?? And why not now?


The word oppressor may seem to not suit what goes on in a small town like Glendo but if you stop and think about it I feel it fits. It doesn’t have to be a large number of people that are being oppressed. It can even be one on one. That’s the sort of thinking that breeds bullies in the schoolyard and workplace. How many times have you heard people in charge dismiss someone’s idea or opinion as stupid rather than attempt to explain in calm terms why it was wrong?  Maybe even be open to changing your outlook on the subject. That is what we are trying to do here. We want to bring the things that affect our small town out into the light of day.

It could be that the “ruling party” may be right at times. No one here believes they are evil and out to ruin our town but it’s time they began to hear from all the people rather than just the “yes people” that surround them. I say to them: "Get out among the folks and see what they are thinking. It may give you a whole new outlook on life!!"

You may want to be angry about all of this but remember it takes a lot less energy to be happy.  


Till next time,   The Shadow

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Who's Who in Glendo?

When I began this I thought I would have two categories of people I wanted to talk about.  I figured they would be “heroes’ and villains”. After thinking that thru I felt “hero” may be over the top and “villain” may be too harsh. With those two names out of the mix and no ideas emanating from my brain cells, I put it up to you the public to come up with names for the people in the news of Glendo. I’ll give you a few examples and stand back and let you have at it.

#1- Mayor Jay Collins who is trying his hardest to improve-repair-attract new people amid other things like running his construction business and the family ranch but is blocked by the “ruling party” at every turn for the only apparent reason being that he defeated their idol by one vote!!

#2- The new owners of Howard's General Store for the wonderful improvements they are making that will not only improve their business but really improve the entrance to the town.

#3- The ladies that banded together to make Glendo Days 2007 a success but got nothing but grief from the “ruling party”. They have now formed a nonprofit and will be doing Glendo Days without the help [or grief] of the city council.

#4- The young people who put together the Mud Bog Races during Glendo Days and whose hard work made it a roaring success. 

Now the others:

#1- A city council that said having Glendo Days on the weekend of the 4th of July would bring to many people to town and put a strain on our services.

#2- The same group that wouldn’t approve $850 for a map of our area that could be used by the EMT’s and the fireman. There was grant money available to pay the balance. They felt it would turn the town into realtors.

#3- The same group that professes to only want low priced housing built here in Glendo for single mothers and low wage earners.

Well there are the examples. See if you can come up with names for the two groups.

Speaking of Glendo Days, here's some information.

Glendo Days will be the weekend of July 4th. The two ladies that put so much effort into last year will be in charge again this year along with all those that donated their time and effort to help. The two main characters in this are Dorothy Williams and Tammy Gentry. Dorothy will be running for a seat on the city council in May. Last I heard there will be another Mud Bog that weekend run by the same people but in another location to avoid hassle with the city. The bars are planning on taking care of the street dance. 

If you are too bashful to make a comment on our page but feel strongly about something the Shadow has an e-mail address that you can write to and keep it private.

Keep your head down and your powder dry till we meet again!! 

The Shadow

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About that 1% Sales Tax in Glendo...

The Shadow planned on beginning with other things but as one comment asked “what is the city’s project for the 1% sales tax so I may as well begin there.

This is a divided town. No one seems to know for sure why that is. It seems that the folks who frequent the salons in town feel they have been put upon by those that don’t frequent those places. They don’t seem to have any specific examples of this abuse and deny their feelings. Those on the receiving end of those feelings know full well they are there.

We will now call these folks the “ruling party” and those under this oppression the “ruled”. In my mind I can begin to see the steam rising from their heads!! The city council is dominated by this “ruling party” and their one job in life seems to be to vote against anything suggested by Mayor Jay Collins. They have been very successful up to this point.

That brings us to the 1% project. The Mayor seems to feel the infrastructure in town needs updating or repair. The “ruling party” wants to bring the old Cottonwood Hall to town and turn it into a Community Center. There was a wonderful lady that passed away awhile back and the claim is that she wanted to see this project completed. The “ruling party” has been raising funds for this and has done well. The problem is the majority of the people in town seem to be against the idea. Although the council is elected to carry out the will of the people, that doesn’t seem to carry a lot of weight here.

When questioned about costs and other things that would have to be done before even beginning one seems to run up against a stone wall. There has been talk of how the town people would flock to help do all the work needed on this building for free. I don’t see that happening but I have been wrong before.

I don’t think the “ruling party” has even gone as far as having someone tell them the building could even make the trip up here. I would think they might have a professional check it out and then quote them a price for doing it.

The reason you are unable to get any answers is because it is to be decided at the next council meeting in March. Those of you out there that have nothing constructive to do on Wed. March 5, 2008 @ 7PM might want to hop in your car and drop in on the meeting. It may prove to be more entertaining than anything on TV that night.


Until next time!!!!                                              The Shadow

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Say Welcome to The Glendo Shadow

The streets of Wheaterville are stretching...nowdays, if you pick your nose in Glendo, you might read about it here on The GlendoShadow’s Page. If you help a neighbor in distress or shovel someone’s sidewalk just because, the Shadow will be happy to report that too. Don’t be bashful Glendo…ask questions, make comments, and talk back. The Shadow wants to hear from you. We in Wheaterville don’t necessarily endorse everything or anything The Shadow writes…we just provide the soapbox. We’ll also be monitoring the Comments, so if you want yours to be published you have to play nice. What’s nice? Observe the not-so-fine line between good clean gossip and just-to-be-nasty mudslinging. If you don’t know what “libel” means, look it up. Hint: if you’re a public official you pretty much have to take what comes at you…but you’ll always be able to present your side of things…that’s the Wheaterville way. 

Might some of this tick you off? Sure. Might some of it make you smile? We hope so.

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I am the Shadow that lurks in the background of Glendo watching the lives and actions of its citizens good and bad!! I now think it’s time the world [or at least the surrounding areas] knows what’s going on in this little town.

It’s time those working for the betterment of the town get the credit due them along with those attempting to stop any progress and suppress the voice of the people. It’s also time for the people of Glendo to have a place to vent without the scorn brought against them by the ruling party. This will be the place for all of that but remember it will not work without your input.

All input will be welcome but keep in mind that this is a public forum and we would like to deal in facts. When it’s just your opinion please tell us. You must be prepared to back up what you say so think through it before you send it. Nothing should be out of bounds if we keep it civil.

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