Librarian honored at council meeting
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council took time during its
Monday night meeting to honor librarian Ruth Dirk.
According to the staff at the Safeway Pharmacy in Grandview,
in a letter they wrote to the city council, Dirk went out of her way to help
the senior citizens of Grandview sign up and understand the Medicare part D
According to the Safeway staff, they are not allowed to help
the public understand the plan because they might influence the public's choice
and profit from it. Dirk took the bull by the horns and led many confused
seniors in selecting a program that would help them with prescription coverage.
The staff say she made herself knowledgeable and went above
and beyond her job to serve and help many people with a difficult job.
The mayor thanked Dirk and presented her with a certificate
"Thank you everybody," a tearful Dirk told the
Goodbye party planned for Sewell
GRANDVIEW - The mayor of Grandview announced at Monday
night's council meeting there will be an open house party for Jim Sewell
Friday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at City Hall in Grandview.
Sewell is retiring from his position as city administrator
he's had for 21 years.
Sewell said he plans to remain and stay active in the
community. He also might do some private consulting.
There will be cake and punch and the public is invited to
stop in and say goodbye to Sewell.
Concert series to kick of May 23
GRANDVIEW - It was announced at Monday night's city council
meeting that the Country Park Concert Series will start May 23.
There will be four concerts at the Country Park
Amphitheater, starting at 6 p.m., on May 23, May 30, June 6 and June 13.
The family entertainment will be free but donations will be
The event on May 23 will be sponsored by the Grandview
Ministerial Association. The concert on May 30 will be sponsored by the
Grandview Chamber of Commerce and YVCC.
On June 6, the Grandview Kiwanis Club will host a salmon
feed and provide entertainment by Dan Maher. On June 13 an event will be
sponsored by the Grandview Rotary Club.