Swimming pool’s last day to be open will be Aug. 17, enjoy the cool water

Mayor Randy Hibberd

Every four years I find myself getting sucked into watching the Olympics whether I intend to or not. There is just something about watching the international athletic events and the competency required at that level of competition that draws my attention. Also, learning the backstories of the athletes involved increases the interest in watching the games.
 If you were like me, I was disappointed at first to see that Team U.S.A., although leading in the medal count, was trailing in the number of gold metals. That is until the last day. On the last day, the women’s volleyball team won Team U.S.A.’s 39th gold medal to also claim the most gold of the games as well as 113 medals overall.
 It seems to me, and I would have to research this further to be sure, that Team U.S.A, with some notable exceptions, seemed to excel in the team events; men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s baseball, just to name a few. Each of these sports require the individuals to think and act as one unit. Overall, I thought Team U.S.A. represented the U.S. well.
 Afterwards, I was thinking about the work and dedication shown by our Olympic team-sports players. I learned way back in high school that selfless teamwork is the key to winning. All of the talent in the world cannot replace working together for a common goal.
 Thinking about this further, it makes me appreciate the cooperation and teamwork we enjoy here in Weiser.
 The cooperation between the different entities and organizations is remarkable. From the schools, the city, the county, the hospital and other entities, to the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival, ROSE Advocates, Love, INC, and on down the line, remarkable teamwork and cooperation is shown. This quality of working together for the betterment of our town and community is part of what makes Weiser the unique place it is to work, play, and live. I want to say  thank you to each one of the individuals who work and volunteer to make Weiser what it is.
 Now on to city news.
 Our Waste Water Plant Manager Lonnie Chambers would like to remind restaurant owners to regularly check their grease traps to prevent grease from going into the sewer system and clogging lines. Also, if you are the one who gets to clean up after meals at home, please find another way to dispose of grease besides dumping it down the drain. Grease is very difficult to remove from sewer lines.
 Also, the last couple of fires the Weiser City Fire Department has responded to have involved lint in a clothes dryer and an overheated bathroom fan. So, I just want to remind folks to regularly check their dryer vent line for lint build-up and to also turn bathroom exhaust fans off after a reasonable time. The home you save will probably be your own.
 Last, but not least, the swimming pool’s last day will be Tuesday, Aug. 17. There will be normal swim hours until Aug. 17 with the exception that there will not be evening swimming on Aug. 16 and 17. All of our lifeguards are high school and college students who will be going back to school soon and therefore are unable to continue with lifeguarding.
 I want to say how much I appreciate all of the students who stepped up this year to lifeguard for Weiser. At the start of the season, it appeared that there may not be enough people willing to complete the training to adequately operate the pool. Instead, several people came forward at the last minute and did a great job. Thank you.
 Well, that’s it for this week. Hope you have a chance to enjoy what is left of the summer.


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