In this photo taken April 8, 2011, Michael Mahar stands in front of the Cedar Point, Ill., village hall. Mahar was the only candidate elected to the village commission this month, even though there ... more 
In this photo taken April 8, 2011, Michael Mahar stands in front of the Cedar Point, Ill., village hall. Mahar was the only candidate elected to the village commission this month, even though there were five open seats. Mahar is looking for people who are willing to be appointed to the commission in this town of about 260. Across the U.S., small towns and villages are having difficulty finding people who want to serve their community. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Tammy Webber
Thu, Apr 14, 2011 3:22 PM EDT