Chief of Police warns residents to lock their vehicle cars when not in use

Well, Cathy and I took that trip to Gettysburg last week where we spent four days going through the National Park Service Museum, exploring the battlefield, taking a guided tour, and visiting the National Cemetery where President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg address.  
 It was incredible to be on the battlefield where such a significant part of our nation’s history took place and to see the terrain that the soldiers fought on. It was almost eerie to be standing where Pickett’s men made their famous charge that ended in hand-to-hand combat. 
 At the time, there were cannons blasting, soldiers firing point blank, stabbing with their bayonets, using their rifles as clubs, and men screaming and dying. The noise was so horrific that one unit of cannoneers were bleeding from their ears. 
 And now, standing in the same place, we only heard the peaceful sounds of birds chirping and the wind blowing. The contrast was almost too much to take in. To quote Lincoln, it felt like we were on “hallowed ground.”
 If you ever have the opportunity to go, it is well worth the time and effort.  
 Now on to City business.  
 Carl Smith, our Police Chief, wants to let you know that there is at least one individual in town going through unlocked cars. It doesn’t appear that much has turned up missing, but Chief Smith would like to remind you that locking your cars would help stop this activity.  
 Also, the electric and water departments will be working on the far end of Pioneer Road this week. So, if you are going out that way, please be aware and slow down for the workers.    
 The parks are now fully open for the season. The playground equipment where the slide was broken has been repaired. (It took sooooo long to get the replacement.) All of the rest-rooms are open. Even the wastebaskets have been repaired where needed and painted. So, I hope you get out there and enjoy your parks.
 The City crew will be doing a city-wide alley cleanup starting this week. Rather than just going through and picking up what was left from fall cleanup after the snow flew, it was decided to make a clean sweep for the spring. So, if you are able to get your trees and shrubs trimmed, last year’s flowers pulled up, and the winter grass from the flower beds out into the alley, the City guys will come pick it up and you won’t have to look at it all summer.  
 In addition, Ken Anderson of the Recreation Department would like to let all of those people who are lifeguards who would also like to teach swimming lessons, that a water safety instruction class will be available at the Nampa Recreation Center.  
 The class will take place on Friday, May 27, then Monday, May 30 through Thursday, June 2. You may register online starting April 4 at Click on Rec Center and follow the instructions from there. If you have any questions just talk to Ken by calling (208) 414-0301.
 Well, that’s it for this week.  Hope you have a chance to enjoy YOUR parks this week!


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