WSC begins year with updates from city officials
The Wednesday Study Club met on Sept. 13, at the D Brown Library with 17 members and guests present.
President Pat Runcie introduced Librarian Kelly Hughes. She presented donations to the Memorial Room including the Drum Major Mace from Rosebud High School from David Ernst and an autograph memento book from David Evangelista.
Hughes has used the Dollar General Grant along with WSC funds to purchase over 900 books this year. Forty new patrons have signed up to use the library facilities.
The summer reading program was very successful, and the Marlin Agricultural Extension Agent presented programs on nutrition to the children. There are at least 10 parents who home-school their children and use the library for some of their resources. Overall, it has been a very good year at the library.
Rosebud City Administrator, Ken Murray, gave the annual state of the City of Rosebud. He was glad to announce that we have a new Chief of Police. The sewer plant is now in compliance, and bids will go out soon for the upcoming sewer plant updates. We also had a clean audit with lowered taxes.
We are in the fastest growing triangle of DFW, Houston, and San Antonio and investors are looking at our area for investment purposes. The water rates had to be raised due to an increase in the rates that the City of Rosebud is charged for water. Murray ended with a thank you for our continued support of city projects.
The new Chief of Police, David Ernst, gave a background summary about himself. He was born in Arizona but went to high school in Odessa. He is familiar with Central Texas. He is delighted to be in Rosebud and wants to improve the image of Rosebud’s police department.
We now have new police vehicles because the previous ones were 10 years old and in need of replacement. He truly wants to be a part of the community and help to promote Rosebud.
Runcie gave information on upcoming programs.
In October we will have Debbie Meyer from Westphalia Roots give a program about plants. In November the group will visit Homestead Heritage near Elm Mott with lunch at Café Homestead and plans for a horse drawn wagon tour of all the buildings.
The 75th Anniversary of the D Brown Library will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2024.
The following committee chairs and assistants have been named: Invitations—Sharon Skupin; Publicity—Carol Stock; Guest Book—Norma Burns; Food Committee—Pat Runcie, Candy Fikes, Sheryl Fuchs, Judy Smith; Decorations—Mary Ann Mitchell, Pam Parcus, Janice Ballard.
Hostesses Mary Frances Glass, Rita Burris, and Mary Ann Mitchell coordinated a Back to School and Celebrate Teachers theme for their luncheon. A yellow school bus with primary-colored balloons centered the large oak table along with colorful plates, napkins, and cutlery.
Each member received a brown paper bag with lunch inside including a sub sandwich, veggies, brownie, cookie, and a bag of chips. Fruit trays were available at the table.
The hostesses also decorated each table with containers of school supplies including paper clips, markers, pads of paper, and other useful items. The next meeting will be Oct. 11.