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La Harpe City Council Hears Everything But Foxes Have Been Caught In Traps In City

by Christy Kienast-The Quill

The La Harpe City Council met on Monday, August 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Under old business, Police Chief Justin Livingston reported that they have set traps to catch the foxes in town and have caught everything but foxes.

Traps have been set for about three weeks now.

The city has had two responses to the letters sent to the business owners on Main Street and they are working with them on this matter.

In new business, Wears Pharmacy out of Carthage is opening a satellite office in the building of Family Rural Health/Monica Crim.

Also present was Athena Brooks, Administrator of the La Harpe Davier Health Care Center who shared with the council that this Saturday August 13th, they will be having a cookout and yard sale at the care center.

Anyone wishing to donate items to the nursing home for the yard sale can contact the care center.

All of the proceeds from this activity will be used to purchase a new outdoor swing for their courtyard.

This new swing will allow wheelchair bound residents the opportunity to relax and enjoy the courtyard.

National Rehabilitation Week is September 18th thru the 23rd. There will be many activities going on this week with the main entertainment being on Friday, Sept. 23rd with comedian Jesse Porter formerly of Missouri. Jesse is in a wheelchair and uses comedy to tell his story. This is a supper and a rehab reunion

for past and present rehab patients.

She stated the State of Illinois has decreased their payments to nursing homes by 11.1% for the next month. She said the La Harpe Davier Health Care Center is a strong, solid facility with 44 residents and more wanting to come to the facility as soon as they are ready. With the closing of Rushville, Carthage and Astoria, Mrs. Brooks just wanted to assure the council and everyone that the La Harpe Center is going strong.

In 2013, the health care center will be mandated to have a sprinkler system throughout the entire building.

Fall city wide cleanup will be scheduled sometime in October.

In an effort to get sidewalks out to Dollar General, a local family has said they will donate $500.00. Council will need to talk with Eric Moe on this matter. City employee Wayne Humphrey will be working on the sidewalk by the health care center that has heaved from the weather.

Council member Darrell Kraft stated that the park looks the best it has in 4-5 years.

The company that won the bid for the removal of the fallen trees at the cemetery as never shown up. A letter of termination will be sent to this bid winner and the bid will be given to Ferrell Tree Service of Hamilton.

All council members were present as well as guests, Athena Brooks from La Harpe Davier, city employees, Wayne Humphrey, Dave Little, Tim Graves, Police Chief Justin Livingston, Dan Gillett, City Attorney Kurt Dittmer and Christy Kienast.

The minutes and treasurers' report from July were submitted and the motions were passed to approve.