Thursday, February 8, 2007
Officers elected to community center board
Our little town is growing. Three new houses have been built and are now occupied; one is in the middle of construction and one was started this January. Remember, before doing any remodeling or any type of building, you must first apply for a permit. Call the town hall and ask our town clerk, Janet, what the rules are concerning the necessity of obtaining a permit. If a permit is required, a qualified inspector will make inspections throughout the construction process.
The monthly town meeting was held this Monday night with Mayor Pierpont presiding. All aldermen were in attendance, except for Alderperson Simpson who was ill. The Mayor spoke about selling the town’s old tractor, buying new tires for the police car, speeders within the town, maintenance on the roads and abused animals. The mayor asked for the residents’ assistance in reporting anyone speeding within the town limits. She also asked for the residents’ help in reporting abuse of any animals, especially those who have been tied up without shelter in the freezing weather. Residents voiced their concerns that some homeowners are not containing their animals within the boundaries of their property. The town of Snow Lake has a leash law, and if it is known that residents are not abiding by this law, they will be issued a courtesy letter. If they continue to let their dogs run loose they will be issued a citation to appear in court and will probably be ordered to pay a fine and court costs.
At the last potluck dinner, officers were elected to serve on the community center board. Emily Koen was re-elected as president, Francis (Hut) Hutson was elected as vice president and Ed Koen was re-elected as secretary/treasurer.
These, as well as many other volunteers donate their time to see that the center is kept clean and orderly for the numerous times each month that the center is used. Renee does a wonderful job with the decorating, and it always looks attractive.
Preventive maintenance has begun on our roads due to the fact that they will always be vulnerable to washouts due to the hilly terrain of our town. Gravel is being laid on the shoulders and riprap has been placed in the gulleys to help prevent erosion. The town owes Don Jeans a vote of thanks for all his contributions.
The Mississippi Forestry Commission has completed its assessment of our community in order to become the first firewise community in Mississippi. The property owners’ board of directors formed a firewise board that is in the process of working toward having a firewise community day and becoming Mississippi’s first firewise community.
A spaghetti dinner is to be held this Saturday, February 10, at 6 p.m. in the community center. For just $7 you will receive spaghetti, all the trimmings, plus drinks and dessert. There will be two drawings for door prizes, one for a man and one for a woman. Where else could you find such a bargain meal, have a chance to win a prize, or visit with good friends?
Bob (Rocky) Shears, former pugilist, attended his Humes High School reunion last week on Beale Street. Bob graduated with Elvis, but Elvis had left the building before Bob arrived for the reunion.
By coincidence, just about every time that Don and Dee Blake come down from Washington, it is usually during Pot Luck week. Dee jokes that she enjoys the dinners so much because it makes her feel like it’s a homecoming party for them!
I have been trying for three years to distinguish the difference between a boy and a girl goose but without any success, so I did some research. Geese are referred to as sexually monomorphic; meaning that they have identical plumage. So, the only way anyone will ever know, is for him or her to show or tell.
Francis Simpson has not been feeling good lately. Sue Shears is recovering nicely from her illness. I have not heard of anyone else that has been ill at this time. That’s pretty good for a community comprised mostly of retired folks. Let’s all stay healthy because it won’t be long until spring, according to the groundhog, and we can be ready for our outdoor activities.
Pray for the sick and the elderly, and especially for our young boys and girls in the military who are across the world fighting for our country’s safety. Any thoughts? You can email me at the following: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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