A Minnora Community Center board member Larry Cottrell, is calling for a community
committee to take over the daily operation of the organization for six months, after
which there would be a new election of officers and people to fill the l0-person
Cottrell is in disagreement with President Wanda Richards and her groups
management of the facility. He says four other board members agree with his
proposal, Donna Jordan, Juanita Boggs, Hershel Yost and Phillip Stevens.
Richards has maintained her management and hard work has moved the center
forward, and Cottrell and his followers have done little but cause problems. Cottrell
has called for Richards to resign.
Cottrell is proposing a five-person committee from the community take over the daily
operation of the center for six months, review the by-laws, arrange for an audit and
more clearly define responsibilities. He believes his proposal would "Save the center
for the community."
Cottrell says the center "should be run for and by a broad representation of all our
In a letter to the editor, he is suggesting representatives for the reorganization could
come from Upper West Fork Park, Upper West Fork VFD, Minnora Church, Walnut
Church, Walker Church, West Fork Community Center (Arnoldsburg) or the Arnoldsburg
Cottrell says he is disappointed the way the board has been structured. "Until
recently, Ms. Richard's five votes of support on the board came from herself, her
husband, her husband's first cousin and her best friend. Two weeks ago she voted her
daughter to be treasurer and her husbands brother and wife to be board members."
SEE "We Get Letters" from Cottrell and Justin Wizard.