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Tool Mayor stays the course in spite of bitter experience
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer


Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
City of Tool mayor Leland Pitts decides to continue as the leader of his city following encouragement from both citizens and councilmembers. Pictured are (from left) councilwoman Fran Sonka, Pitts and councilman A. J. “Red” Phillips.

TOOL–After 15 minutes of emotional testimony from Tool citizens, as well as council members May 17, mayor Leland Pitts relented and withdrew his resignation.
Pitts told the audience of 25 people attending Thursday’s meeting that he has served as mayor of Tool three times in the last 12 years, during which time he has always enjoyed the friendship of its residents.
“I live here too and I love our citizens,” Pitts said.
“But today, I believe the city of Tool is in turmoil due to a certain individual,” he said, refusing to name anyone.

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