Hens Do Crow! Nov. 8, 2019

Deborah Banish

The first Zumba session was held in the Rutland Community Center on Sunday, November 3rd. About twenty area residents – both young and old – came out for the exercise session and to have some fun. Zumba is a total-body exercise that is good for core strengthening and flexibility, so every participant gets a good workout. If you missed the first session be sure to join the group on the first Sunday of the month. Where else can you have a fun workout for only $1.00 per person?

The Rutland City Council held its regular meeting on Monday, November 4, with all members present. The City Engineer discussed the recent Emergency Lagoon project that has been completed. The Council approved payment to DL Barkie Construction to cover the work done to date. A final payment will be made in the spring to ensure that all work meets project specifications, and that the seeded grass emerges. There is a soft spot in the area; the contractor will make any necessary repairs or corrections needed in the spring. The City received the Community Development Block (CDBG) grant of $116,400 to cover the contractor expense. The first request for payment of $82,527.00 under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) was approved and received in October from the Bank of North Dakota to cover other project expenses. The Council approved the payment of bills and adopted the 2020 meeting calendar continuing with meetings on the first Monday of each month at 5 p.m. except for September due to the Labor Day Holiday. The next Council meeting will be Monday, December 2.

On Thursday, November 7, the Sargent Central High School will hold a Veterans Day program starting at 1:30 p.m. All area veterans are invited to attend the program. Refreshments will be served by the Family Consumer Science students at Sargent Central.

The Rutland American Legion Bergman-Evenson Post #215 will hold a flag retirement ceremony on Monday, November 11, at 3:00 p.m. behind the Legion Hall in Rutland. That evening, starting at 5 p.m., the Rutland American Legion Auxiliary will host its annual Veteran’s Day supper for area veterans.

Santa Claus will be coming to Rutland on Saturday, December 14th. Bingo and kids crafts will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a free-will supper served by the Rutland Community Club. Save the date. Come meet Santa and dine with family and friends.

Other upcoming Rutland events: Monday, November 11, 5 p.m., Rutland Community Club meeting; Sunday, December 1, 5 p.m. Zumba sponsored by the Rutland Community Club; Monday, December 2, Rutland City Council meeting 5 p.m. Be sure to check the Rutland website for upcoming events.

That’s it from Rutland this week. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and on the Rutland blog. Keep up with events and announcements on the rutlandnd.com website and share your events by sending an email to rutlandnd@drtel.net. Later.

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