Thursday, April 26, 2007
Emergency sirens working and being tested each Saturday
The Big Monthly Breakfast keeps getting bigger and better every month. Besides raising money to maintain the community center and having a huge great breakfast, it’s a wonderful way to start your weekend by visiting with friends and neighbors. Try it next month; you’ll be glad you did.
Last week, hundreds of birds gathered for a ‘singles party’ on the west side. While the girls were sunning, the boys strutted and did the annual “dance of the bachelors.” It seems that Snow Lake was chosen for this year’s buzzard convention, but hopefully next year they will choose another area. After receiving complaints of these ugly buzzards tearing up boat seats, the mayor called for advice on how to encourage this protected species to move on, but finally they made that decision on their own.
Our town is one of only two in the state of Mississippi to be selected as a Firewise Community. On May 5 we will have the Mississippi Forestry Department members on the lake helping us to recognize and remove fire hazards around our homes. We are also looking for volunteers to help Mayor Pierpont and our maintenance man, Michael Peeler, clean the roadsides of our town.
Let’s all meet at the community center at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 to start these projects that will enhance our town and personal property. We will stop at noon and have a catered meal for the volunteers in the community center. Please make plans to work on your property during the week and also on the town. More info on Firewise Day next week.
Just a few reminders: You must get a permit from Town Hall for any type of new construction or remodeling of your property. During the construction period there will be inspections by a qualified inspector.
All boats on the lake, including those docked and not in use, must have a lot number affixed to both sides of all boats. These can be purchased at the corporation office. Both lot numbers as well as house numbers must be properly displayed at the front of your lot facing the road to ensure that emergency personnel may arrive in the shortest time possible.
Sometimes 911 operators give out lot numbers only, slowing the arrival time of the emergency team. Having both lot and address numbers properly displayed could save your life. Not only is it the law that you display your lot number on both sides of your boat, it can provide the information to return your property to the appropriate lot if it should get blown away as happened last week due to high winds.
This is the time of year when snakes “wake up” and are scavenging for food. Several snake-sightings have been reported recently, so it’s time to purchase Snake Away at the co-op or Home Depot. Snake bite victims usually get bit when they are trying to kill a snake with a hoe or other implement. Be very careful when confronting a snake. You may receive anti-venom at these area hospitals: New Albany- ER (662)538-2150; Baptist DeSoto, (662)772-4000; and Methodist Central, (901)516-7000.
Both emergency sirens are operating properly and are being tested every Saturday around noon. They will be activated when the National Weather Bureau expects life-threatening weather in our community.
The committee for the miniature golf course is putting their plan into motion, laying out the course. This is tedious work and takes a lot of time and cooperation of the committee. Please send in your donations so we can complete nine holes and offer a place for great family entertainment.
Recently I wrote about a dog chasing and lunging at my grand- baby and me while we were at the mailbox. As a result of this frightening experience I have not worked in my front yard or allowed the children to be out there. We also went to a great expense to keep us safe from these vicious dogs by enclosing our deck with wrought iron fencing and three gates. Just a few days after we finished this project and a few hours after my grandchildren left the deck, two dogs jumped over the fence, mauled and killed our small, old cat that sleeps on a chair on the deck at nights.
There has been too much in the papers regarding the vicious dogs in our town running loose, especially at night. Soon one will harm or kill someone and the owners will be responsible.
It’s the fourth weekend. Time for our delicious, fun filled, pot luck dinner, this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the community center. Never will you find better food or better company. Come and bring a simple dish, or a gourmet dish; just come and have some laughs and a good time with your neighbors.
Pat Sims, Shondra Barron and Mama Beck had minor strokes recently, but they are recovering nicely. Scelette’s sister, Frances, is very ill with cancer. Keep these people and also our soldiers in your prayers every night. firstname.lastname@example.org
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