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Former leader of Just Food appears to have given United Way a questionable income tax return

Continuing curiosity...why do you keep insisting on blaming the Board for Farmer's failure to actually submit the form/money he was supposed to? And then argue that means the BOARD wasn't performing its duties?

By the way, determining in-kind donation valuation doesn't require an accountant or tax preparer. Nor does preparing and submitting the taxes themselves!

Look. You've said you're an old-school guy. Apparently this means, among other things, that you aren't aware of computer software specifically designed for non-profits accounting needs. Programs like QuickBooks Non-Profit.

Among all else they do, their payroll portion takes care of all payroll functions, including filling out all the appropriate forms. Forms and payments can be submitted electronically as well as manually. Indeed, ALL tax "stuff" is easily handled by these programs. No accountant necessary.

August 13, 2015 at 1:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former leader of Just Food appears to have given United Way a questionable income tax return

Why do you keep thinking that having a banker on the Board is automatically meaningful??? If he were the Board treasurer, that would be one thing. But was he? At least while this was going on?

Frankly, your banker-on-the-board argument is no more relevant than arguing that, because there was a commercial fisherman on the board, he should have smelled something fishy.

August 13, 2015 at 12:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former leader of Just Food appears to have given United Way a questionable income tax return

Excuse me? Never mind that 990s are actually pretty easy to fill out, why do you think the Board should review it? What do you expect them to see? We're talking 990s, after all.

Far more important, though, the Board could very well have reviewed it. The Board treasurer could have been actively involved. But what would that have to do with Mr. Farmer's failure to MAIL the darned thing to the IRS?? Are you now going to think that the Board should have followed him to the post office to make sure and, if they don't, they're failing?

Sorry for the hints of snideness on my part, but it seems to me that you're finding fault with them based on your own pre-conceived notions about Board functions (which are not a one-size-fits-all thing) without, apparently, knowing what the by-laws say about that particular Board's responsibilities as well as not thinking through what the real problem was, i.e. the darned thing simply wasn't mailed in, and all the Board review in the world wouldn't have changed that.

August 13, 2015 at 11:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Mayor Jeremy Farmer submits resignation to city

Why on earth would you recommend Kristi Adair??? Simply because she's a woman? Have you forgotten that she's Mrs. Josh Montgomery and a part of that whole nonsense? Isn't once enough???

August 12, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Mayor Jeremy Farmer submits resignation to city

No. He's NOT a "very young man". Good grief. He's in his 30's. You're making it sound like he's...what...18? 19? Plus he's been the director of Just Food since 2011.

The last few days have been unexpected, with each day bringing a new unpleasant surprise. And you, oh so cavalierly, are now telling folks they don't have a right to express being surprised...shocked...disappointed...concerned? That they've somehow had 'enough time' and now just need to 'get over it'. Yeah. Right. Sure.

Give it a rest, Josh. No matter what you might thing, you are NOT coming across as "sensitive". And, no. You (or your wife) are NOT going to be asked join the City Commission.

By the way, most of us are more than willing to hear his side of the story, should he wish to share it.

August 12, 2015 at 11:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former leader of Just Food appears to have given United Way a questionable income tax return

I have to admit that I always found the name "CadreLawrence" to be more than a bit disconcerting.

August 12, 2015 at 11:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former leader of Just Food appears to have given United Way a questionable income tax return

Why do you assume they "allowed" it??? Or even knew about it? Or that they *should* know about something that wasn't shared with them (that the tax forms were filled out...but hadn't been submitted)? Erica Dvorske didn't know.

August 12, 2015 at 10:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ex-candidate Wolf declining to release Kansas board's letter

Uh...why not ask the Capital-Journal to turn over *their* copy of the letter? What am I missing/misunderstanding?

August 11, 2015 at 5:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Guns and liquor could be mixing at your local bar

Since when is the 4th of July banned??? Seems to me it happens every year.

August 11, 2015 at 2:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Guns and liquor could be mixing at your local bar

Oh, come on. Answer her question! It's very specific.

And, like it or not, there have been *numerous* things in the Constitution that have been legally interpreted by SCOTUS differently than they used to be. So, while the Constitution may be "supreme", it is NOT without need for legal interpretation. (Or without the right to legally interpret it!)

August 11, 2015 at 2:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )