New happenings in Decatur

Westside Eagle-Observer - - OPINION - Bob Tharp, Mayor of Decatur

Sev­eral events oc­curred in Decatur last week. The big­gest news is that our bar­be­cue build­ing at Vet­er­ans Park sus­tained ma­jor dam­age on Satur­day, March 10, dur­ing a fire. No one was hurt and our fire depart­ment did an amaz­ing job sav­ing the struc­ture. We will be­gin re­pair work very soon. Chief Jeremy Luker just re­ported that the depart­ment was out on calls un­til 5 a.m. that day. Re­mem­ber to thank our Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment.

On Thurs­day, March 9, Crys­tal Lake Farms was hon­ored as a busi­ness in our city with a rib­bon-cut­ting cer­e­mony, which in­cluded em­ploy­ees, mem­bers of Decatur Cham­ber of Com­merce and city of­fi­cials. We would like to wel­come Crys­tal Lake Farms to our com­mu­nity.

On Fri­day, March 9, a new drive was in­stalled at the Decatur Ceme­tery. This drive ex­its off High­way 102 at the far east side of the ceme­tery. This drive will make traf­fic flow safer and give im­proved ac­cess to the 10 acres we have re­cently opened up. The city crews re­cently put more gravel on the drive­ways through­out the ceme­tery.

At the cor­ner of Hill Street and High­way 59, the city in­stalled a new flag­pole, re­moved two large trees and painted the sign with a fresh coat of white paint. Com­ing next week (March 12), a new sign will bear crit­i­cal in­for­ma­tion about Decatur. Decatur Sports Depart­ment ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­mony at this lo­ca­tion is planned for 1 p.m. on Mon­day. The pub­lic is wel­come to at­tend and en­joy our new sign.

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