Saturday, May 28, 2011

7:26 PM

I have had a very busy week.  We had mechanical trouble with our garbage trucks.  Jerry make a trip to Fort Payne Alabama to pick up repair parts.  He left at 1:00 AM and got back to Wynne about 2:30 PM.  I took the truck then to Little Rock with the parts.  I got back to Wynne about 7:30 PM.  We did this because if they shipped the parts we would not have gotten our truck back until next week.  It was a long day for me and Jerry, but we got the truck back the next day.  That was Wednesday. 

On Thursday we had a solid waste board meeting in the morning.  After the meeting I went back to Little Rock to attend an AML Executive Committee meeting.  I got home about 9:30 PM.  During the meeting it was announced that I will soon be retiring.  The committee voted to make me a lifetime member of the league.

Theda took a vacation day yesterday.  I had to city hall by my self.  It was a very boring day.  The phone only rang one time and there were no visitors to the office.  Sometimes it is good to have days like that.

Today I helped Amy move to Southhaven Mississippi.  She will be sharing an apartment with one of her coworkers at the funeral home.  She is glad to have a full time job and able to live closer to her work.

Before I  moved Amy I cut the yard and did the edging.  I missed my riding mower. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

SUNDAY MAY 22, 2011
1:00 PM

Pat continues to pack for our move.  I have packed part of the stuff in the garage.  I have packed most of the stuff that can be packed.  Most of the stuff that is left will  not be packed, but will have to be moved.

I put some extensions on my trailer yesterday.  I will take them off when all of this move is complete.  They will make caring stuff to Iuka easier and it will be easier to secure the load.

Amy started her new job last Monday.  She is enjoying working full time again, and she really enjoys working at this funeral home.  She works almost all of the time in the prep room.  That is the part of the funeral industry that she enjoys the most.  She plans to move back to Memphis as soon as she can afford to live without our help.

Brother Matt has been preaching for a long, long time from Luke.  He has taken quite a few jabs about the time he has spent in Luke.  If nothing happens he will complete his series on Luke next Sunday.  I told him a few weeks ago that it looked like he would finish Luke before we moved.  I look like he will.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

SUNDAY MAY 15, 2011
7:00 PM

Pat, Amy, and I went to Iuka on Friday.  We took my 1972 Ford pickup.  We had a good time cleaning the house and working in the yard, between showers.  I was surprised that the yard needed to be cut.  I cut it last weekend.

We visited with some of the family while we were there.  Pat and Amy visited mother on Friday afternoon.  She was sitting in a chair and was able to talk to them well.  We stopped on our way today to visit with her and she was sleeping.  We woke her up and visited with her a few minutes.

Just after we left the house today, Tennessee Cremations called Amy.  They needed her to take care of a body.  We stopped in Memphis and Amy took care of the body.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

9:30 AM

The voters of Wynne passed the issue of a special sales tax for the city.  The tax will be 1% for five years.  It will be used to fund economic development, parks, and streets.

The vote was 561 for and 285 against.
9:15 AM

The Wynne City Council met last night for the regular meeting,  The following actions were taken:

1.  Had a report from VDCI---They have started work for the 2011 mosquito season.  They will start spraying this week.

2.  Passed a resolution transferring district court fixed assets list to be kept by the district court

3.  Passed an ordinance to correct a problem with the loan for police cars purchased in 2010

4.  Discussed the procedure for alerting the citizens of bad weather.  Agreed not to make any changes at the present time

5  Agreed to purchase new accounting software for the city

6.  Passed a resolution  for a Deed of Trust for the Delta Regional Airport

7.  Passed an ordinance changing who can serve on the regional airport board for the city

8.  Approved the appointment of John Kerr, Gene Boeckmann, and Shannon Hobbs as board members of the Delta Regional Airport for the City of Wynne

Monday, May 9, 2011

MONDAY MAY 9, 2011
7:45 PM

Praise the Lord!!!!!!!

Amy got a full time job today.  She starts tomorrow working full time for a Memphis funeral home.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

SUNDAY MAY 8, 2011
6:37 AM

Pat and I went to Iuka on Friday afternoon and returned yesterday afternoon.  We took the Camaro and a trailer and truck load of boxes.

I did yard work  late Friday and yesterday morning.  Pat did some work inside our home.  We got to see my two brothers and my aunt.  We stopped on our way home to see mother.   She was able to talk much better than she did the last time we were home.  She did say that she had been in the bed for several days.  When we arrived one of the workers told us that she did not want to have help eating.  When we went in her room she had eaten her lunch by herself.

Pat and I are both aching this morning from our work over the weekend.

The city council meets on Tuesday night.  I will make a report here on Wednesday.  Tuesday is also election day in Wynne for the special sales tax.   I have already voted.  I sure hope that the tax passes.  If it does it will be a positive for the city and the new administration. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

MONDAY MAY 2, 2011
9:40 PM

It has rained most of the day in Wynne.  It also rained yesterday afternoon.  In fact yesterday afternoon there was some high winds in the area.  The city has several trees down around town.  There were three or four homes damaged from trees falling on the homes.

Jerry and the fire department worked yesterday afternoon getting the trees out of the streets.  Today the street department spent the day removing the trees from the streets.

The city had some minor flooding in a few areas of the city.  There does not seem to be any problems that lasted very long.  My rain gage had five inches in it.  That was yesterday and today till about 5 PM.  It has rained some since I emptied the gage.  The rain is predicted to stop tonight or early tomorrow.

The Mississippi river is supposed to be at 45 feet on May the 10th.  That is the highest it has been in a long time.  I think the it was in 1927 or 1937 when it was that high.  One of the members of my Sunday School class told the class if we had time we should travel to Memphis and observe the flow of the river.  He said we would not believe the speed of the flow or the amount of water flowing down stream.

Early voting starts tomorrow for the special election for a sales tax for the city.  The actual date for the election is May 10.  The results of this election will have a big effect on the city and the progress that can be made over the next few years.

Jerry and I plan to go to Memphis to a dinner for customers of an equipment dealer.  We went to the dinner last year and had a good meal and received some good information about equipment.   It is good to get away from the city every once in a while and visit with other government officials and contractors who use equipment like the city uses.