Spring officially arrives this month on Monday the 20th, but weather-wise, we did not have much winter. This gives rise to a situation that we normally don’t have to deal with until much later in the year. Mosquitoes! There are already reports of mosquito bites in our area and these reports will only increase unless preventative action takes place or we get a few days of subfreezing temperatures. The latter is not likely to occur so we need to concentrate on the former to keep the problem from exacerbating. The city will do our due diligence by starting the mosquito spraying earlier but there are some things that we as citizens and neighbors should do. Mosquitoes need a place to lay their eggs to be hatched. The most popular place for that is in standing water. The best way to target mosquitoes is to make sure that we don’t have any standing water around our houses. So, take a walk around your homes, looking for places that might be holding water, such as buckets, flower pots and etc. When you find them, simply turn them upside down so that they won’t catch and hold rain water. Mosquito bites are not only annoying but they can also transmit serious illnesses. Let’s not let them get a foot hold in our neighborhood.
I am looking to form what I will call for now, “The Mayor’s Advocacy Council”. (probably will change the name later) It would preferably consist of a minimum of ten people willing to write, email or call State Representatives and Senators when a bill of interest to our city comes before the General Assembly. Over the past few years, there have been several of such bills. I have fought against those attacks and we have won some and lost some. If the legislators can hear from more people, especially those that are not elected officials, it would magnify our voice greatly. If you would be interested in becoming part of the voice of Edmundson, call and leave your name and contact information on my voice mail 314-428-7125 Ex# 121 or email me at email@example.com You may also leave your contact information with city clerk Phelps. As I stated earlier, I would like to have a minimum of ten neighbors to volunteer.
I will provide you with information on who needs contacted, bill numbers, bill content and talking points, so that you will be able state your correspondences in your own wording. Thank you in advance for your help.
Saturday evening, February 25th, the Seniors’ Club went to the $1.00 movie in St. Charles and then to dinner at Culver’s Restaurant. The movie (Dr. Strange) was much better than I expected and dinner was a blast. It was a great time but not too much cost. If you are an Edmundson senior, you should come on out and join in on the fun. The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, March 21st @ 7:00 PM in the city hall.
Don’t forget that daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 12th. When you go to bed Saturday night the 11th, be sure to set your clocks (especially your alarm clock) forward one hour.
Thought to ponder: Hatred is a burden to only the hater, not the hated. Forgiveness lifts that burden. — Be a good neighbor.