Club News: Nov. 25, 2021


Oakdale Cemetery

The regular meeting of the Oakdale Cemetery board of trustees was held Thursday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Wilton Community Room with the following present: Trustees Tom Maurer, Carla Thurston, Terri Becker and Becky Hansen.

President Tom Maurer called the meeting to order. A motion to approve the Oct. 14 meeting minutes was made by Terri Becker, seconded by Carla Thurston, motion carried. A motion to approve the treasurer’s report as of Oct. 31 was made by Tom Maurer, seconded by Carla Thurston, motion carried.

The board received a $1,000 donation. Plot sales were made to Christopher and Paula Hoekstra, and Arthur and Donna Ramirez. A transfer was completed to Jesse Monk from Donald Monk.

Old Business: Howard Tree Service still plans to do the stump removal. There is a large branch falling in the south side of the cemetery that needs to be removed.

New Business: Bean Brothers filled in the graves of Vern Babcock and Kate Marks.

The board is looking into marking out a small new area in the cemetery.

The terms of two trustees will expire at the end of 2021. A release will be placed in the paper for people to fill out nomination papers if they are interested in becoming a trustee.

Trees have been removed from the cemetery due to disease or causing damage to headstones. Planting of new trees is not being planned at this time. Trees are important to the board, but the location has to be carefully planned.

Travis Danielson has agreed to continue as the maintenance contractor.

A motion to raise the salary of the sexton, secretary and treasurer to $400 was made by Carla Thurston, seconded by Becky Hansen, motion carried.

A motion to adjourn was made by Terri Becker, seconded by Carla Thurston, motion carried.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. in the Wilton Community Room. Meeting was adjourned.

Cedar County Senior Dining

Cedar County Senior Dining has begun providing in-person meals again. Meals are served at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Durant, and are available for delivery to those with disabilities or who are homebound. Call Fay Wulf at 563-785-4525 or 563-320-4570 to make reservations for meals.

Senior dining is for everyone 60 years or older and to their spouse regardless of his/her age. It’s more than a meal, also including fellowship and opportunities for games and activities. It is available to anyone, without regard to income, race, color, sex or national origin. Senior dining is a benefit for senior citizens, the United States’ way of saying that you are important to the nation.

December Thursdays menu:

Dec. 2 — Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, applesauce gelatin, cookie, milk.

Dec. 9 — Meatloaf, party potatoes, Brussels sprouts, tropical fruit, vanilla pudding, milk.

Dec. 16 — Ham, sweet potatoes, corn casserole, applesauce gelatin, cherry cheesecake, milk.

Dec. 23 — Closed for Christmas.

Dec. 30 — Roast turkey, sweet potatoes, scalloped corn, cinnamon applesauce, pumpkin bar, milk.