Is it warm enough for everyone? I love summer but that 100 degree heat just saps all your energy. Unfortunately, things still have to get done!
I’ve been up to the school several times lately, Mr. Bostick is working hard to get the computers changed out and ready for the new year. He has two really good helpers, Andrew Fowler and Alex Dodson. We have lovely new computer tables, and it just makes the rooms look so much better. All in all things are coming together.
I am scheduled to speak with the school board Monday evening. The time has about run out for the bond issue. I know Mr. Winn has been looking at different angles for this issue. He is checking complete remodel, partial remodel and new building prices to see what will meet our needs.
Obviously, the first issue is the cafetorium. We need to get that bonded out so that we do not have to pay interest on a loan. That alone would save us $17,000 a year.
Perhaps there are craftsmen out there who would donate their time if we did remodeling only. I don’t know what the answer is but making our rooms more energy efficient would save the school on electric bills.
Like the other teachers, I like the size of my room and the uniqueness of the layout. As I have said before, the issue lies in the noisy, and inefficient, heaters and air conditioners. I sincerely hope we can put together a package that will meet all our needs.
The gym looks great with the new windows installed. I think our classrooms would be greatly improved with new windows that would not only fit but be energy efficient. If anyone has seen the work Mr. And Mrs. Gossett did on the library last year, you know we can make things better. Money will be the deciding factor in this list of “maybes.”
I saw Richie Daniels in Super S the other day. He said the trip to Canada was wonderful. He and Tyler enjoyed themselves greatly.
Mind you, winning doesn't hurt either. I believe the entire family went to the CanAm Game. I hope they had time to go over to Alberta; it is a much prettier province.
Saskatchewan is like the Great Plains States, wide open and flat! I’m glad they brought back happy memories! Richie is getting ready to head off to college in the fall. We wish him the very best.
Last week I wrote about my visit to the rodeo arena. I have to honestly say that I couldn’t see the issue about alcohol. I understand the insurance issue for the 4th of July, I personally think the park area is better for the presentation, but I didn’t see anyone guzzling or selling alcohol at the rodeo arena.
What I did see was many families enjoying a sport/activity that works for many generations. I think both venues could be used for the 4th of July festivities. Again, that is my personal opinion. I’m sure I’ll get a call or two on that issue.
I missed the city council meeting last week. I passed the hall on my way to the arena to take pictures. I could tell by the cars that a few folks had shown up to take part in this very important citizen’s right. I was sorry I had planned to be somewhere else.
I understand the issue of ordinances was brought up yet again. I believe Richland has all the ordinances it needs to get the job done, we just need to decide to get the job done. I see a dozen or more cars abandoned in front and side yards. We need to go ahead and issue citations, or warnings, to those people involved.
I saw the ad in the newspaper for free haul off. Some of our folks just need to pick up the phone and tell that man to come and get their car!
I heard through the grapevine that we had what Thomas Lee calls a family squabble at the meeting. I’m going to quote Romans 12:10,” Be devoted to one another in brotherly love,” and Romans 13: 9, “Love your neighbor as yourself. 10 Love does no harm to its neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” Those Christian principles work at home, on the job, and at meetings where adults should conduct themselves with dignity and respect.
There is no room for ugliness and disrespect in our community. I might also mention maturity in that little list of needs. Romans 12:16, Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of lower position. Be not conceited.” The words were written many years ago but stand true for today’s uncivil society.
Nine members set out for camp with scholarships for all that needed money. There were seven kids and two counselors representing the First Baptist Church. I hope everyone has a wonderful time at camp.
Thank you to everyone for your generosity. We send out prayers for a great week. There is nothing sweeter than the sound of a new Christian as they raise their voice in praise. God bless you all. I guess that will be it for this week.
I’ll call one of the city council members to find out what work was done at the last meeting. I see evidence of grass cutting but I’m not sure whether it was done by my fellow citizens or the council. Keep up the good work everyone. I keep waiting for this beautiful little town to come alive again.
Remember to pray for peace, for our government, for the elections and for our precious troops.
I spoke with one young dad who was headed out for his second tour. He was anxious to go, but the time gone is so long! Pray that we can find a way with God’s help to win and come home. Have a blessed week, remember; love does no harm to its neighbor.