Greenwood Newsletter August 27, 2017
The Village Chairman likes to update you on a few things happening in the village....remember this is his view on the topics....
Lights on Church Road
David Moll, Chairman
When Cass County paved Church Road, the stipulation was that Greenwood had to install street lights. This project is now starting, and it’s been an interesting project to say the least.
First of all, we found a supplier of lights who had a special promotion going on, and if my memory is correct, we bought 9 lights and got 4 lights free. These lights are the new LED models that should give a brighter color, but more importantly, have a longer life. Next, we asked Cass County if we could put the lights on the South side of the road because there are no trees to impede the effect, which they agreed to. We had the Engineering firm of JEO do the bid package for this project, and the local company of Watts Electric was the successful bidder who is just starting their prep work.
Vandalism at the park
We’ve got a real problem with vandalism at the park that needs your help to catch whoever is doing it. Spray painting on the basketball court is bad enough, but that is minor compared to what they are doing in the bathrooms. They will completely empty the hand towels, then empty the soap containers and spread it all over. But the worst one is using the urinal to do his “#2 job” instead of in the toilet, but then they’ve already filled the toilet with rocks. I’ve asked the Sheriff to spend more time around the park, but until he actually sees somebody doing it, there is not much he can do. Therefore, if you see anybody doing vandalism in the park, find out what house they live in and immediately call the Sheriff because this person(s) need to explain their actions to a Judge.
Councilman Jim Wrich and I drove over to Eagle to look at a camera system they use at their park bathrooms to combat the same type of problems. As soon as they captured on film the person who was vandalizing their bathrooms and the law was brought in, word traveled fast and the problem resolved itself. Personally, I think it’s pretty sad we have adults or children in town who thinks this is acceptable behavior.
When the Greenwood Post Office went to a 4 hour day, I thought everybody would adopt quite easily. What nobody expected was the personal service we’ve enjoyed for years is gone. Now if an envelope only has a physical address on it, and does not have a P.O. Box number on it – it will be returned to the sender! This isn’t the fault of the Post Office here in Greenwood, but the decision for non-delivery is made by either the Post Office in Waverly, or even Omaha, who do the sorting. It’s clear in the zeal to save money, the U.S. Government decided taking away the local employee’s knowledge of what box to put envelopes that only have street addresses listed was the best decision. The irony in this is that until you get a piece of mail that only has your physical address on it, with a sticker reminding you to give the sender your P.O. Box number, you have no idea who you need to call.
VILLAGE POSITION AVAILABLE
THURSDAY AUGUST 27TH.....VOLLEYBALL BLUE AND WHITE SCRIMMAGE.....6 PM
FRIDAY AUGUST 28TH....FOOTBALL @ WAHOO...7 PM
SATURDAY AUGUST 30TH.....SOFTBALL@BLAIR TRNY ...10 AM
MONDAY SEPT 1ST....NO SCHOOL... LABOR DAY
TUESDAY SEPT 2ND.....SOFTBALL HOME ARLINGTON 5 PM
C FOOTBALL @FREEMAN .....5:30 PM
BUDGET HEARING...TAX REQUEST HEARING
REGULAR BD OF ED MEETING.....5:30 PM
Greenwood Christian Church is located at 447 Elm Street, Greenwood, NE 68366
Open Hospitality Room & Open Sanctuary Prayer 9:15-9:45am
Worship Service 10:00-11:15am (Children's Church & Nursery Available)
Zumba Women's Fitness 7:00pm with Lisa Steiner $5/class
Troop 34 Boy Scouts Meeting 7:00pm
Scout Master: Greg Loubert
History: According to past pastors, Gail Portenier wrote that "This church was organized in 1863 and is now 149 years of age. The present building, which has been modified several times was built in 1874."
SCHWAN'S ICE CREAM FUNDRAISER
The Murray Presbyterian Deacons, under the name of "Mighty Murray Small Church", are raising funds to be donated to the Lori Williams family of Murray, NE. Lori was paralyzed due to an accident several months ago and now her family is under mounting financial stress. Lori's family will receive 20% of orders starting August 18 through October 2, 2014 and, after October 2, will receive 5% for one year.
To order online, you must enter www.schwans-cares.com/f/
If you live in the U.S. and have local Schwan's delivery, you may participate in this worthy cause. A Schwan's delivery person will deliver your products directly to your home and you'll be helping Lori and her family!
Please direct any questions you might have to Sherrill at 402-235-2844.
Thank you for your support!
Apple Jack Festival
Friday ~ Sunday
September 19 ~21, 2014
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