Thursday, March 29, 2007
Planning for minature golf course in full swing
According to some devoted fishermen, the crappie fishing has been good this past week. Every fisherman knows that the crappie are always hungry when the dogwoods are blooming, but no one knows what tree the bass like.
Our mayor had road equipment out on the east side last week doing preventive maintenance. This will save our town money in the future by stabilizing the shoulders of the roads. So they won’t wash away.
With the mild winds this week, rakes and leaf blowers were working overtime and smoke from the burning leaves have replaced the winter fog on the lake. As of this week this area of the country is having a drought, so when burning leaves, don’t forget to have a water hose nearby in case the fire travels faster than you do. Those messy “green squiggles” and the beautiful chartreuse dust started falling from the trees this week, so back into the yard we all go with the blowers, rakes and water hoses.
Our corporation president C.Y. Graves once sold lawn equipment and would like to remind us of the dangers of lawn equipment. Over 70,000 people are injured each year by lawnmowers. Most of these injures could have been prevented by properly using the machines. Small engine mufflers can reach temperatures of twelve hundred degrees and lawnmower blade tip speeds reach over two hundred miles per hour. Be aware that riding mowers and tractors can easily turn over on very small hills. I lost a dear friend who was killed when his riding mower fell over on him, another friend lost a toe by carelessly putting his foot under a running lawnmower and a neighbor’s child was severely hurt when a sharp object was propelled from a lawnmower into his head. Thank you C.Y. for reminding us of the dangers of operating gasoline powered lawn equipment.
Planning for the new miniature golf course is in full swing. The majority of our residents requested a tennis court followed by a miniature golf course and it is exciting to see the golf course committee working so hard to fulfill our homeowners’ request. The goal is for nine holes, plus a practice area and rest areas for us retirees. The first plans were for three holes this year, with more to be added as the budget allowed, but there has been so much support for this project, hopefully we can complete nine holes this year. That is, if the contributions continue to come in as expected. Several more thousands need to be raised to reach our goal, so please be as generous as you can and send a contribution to the corporation office. Several officers of the corporation always attend the town meeting and they will gladly take your check. Miniature golf is a great activity for the entire family and you will have many happy memories for your family. A bit of trivia…the word “golf” originally stood for “Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden.” We changed that though, didn’t we girls?!!!
Next Monday night, April 2, at 7 p.m., Mayor Pierpont will preside over the monthly town meeting. All residents of our town should show their support for our mayor and aldermen by attending. Find out what’s going on in your town; you’ll be glad you did!
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