Mayer News for Jan. 16

Senior citizens update

Because of the frigid cold spell we are having, it was decided to postpone the January senior citizens regularly scheduled get-together for the month. Our first pot-luck dinner of the new year will be held on Monday, Feb. 3, at 11:30 a.m.


Talk about the weather

It certainly befuddles this reporter’s mind about the recent cancellation of schools. With the wind chill factor reaching minus-40 degrees and lower on Monday, why would any parent in their right mind take their children to the Mall of America for a “fun day” when we were warned about frostbite happening in just minutes when skin is exposed to such cold temperatures as we had experienced?

Did anyone out there ever think of what would happen to them or their youngsters if their car broke down because of the cold, or worse still that they could get frostbite just by going from their vehicle to the mall building?

When I was a child many years ago, we were glad we could stay indoors on a frigid cold day. I am from Milwaukee, and I know what it feels like to be cold at zero degrees when we had to walk to school. So the kids now-a-days get “cabin fever.” What happened to good homemade fun?


Mayer Moxie

The third annual health initiative Mayer Moxie starts this Thursday, Jan. 16. It will be held at the Mayer Community Center until April 3 every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. If you haven’t signed up before hand, you may do so this evening. Call the city offices to make your intention known or just show up for class. Participants fee will be $35.

Other programs in the forthcoming months will be Train For The Trail — April 17 through May 22.

The Move For Your Moxie 5K Walk/Run will be June 7.


Christmas Tree Disposal

You may bring you undressed Christmas tree to the compost site on any Saturday morning in January between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon. Be sure to take off all ornaments, tinsel, garlands, lights and plastic bags. You may also bring your recyclables at this time such as tin, glass, paper, cardboard, and plastic items with the recycle emblem on the bottom. Do not bring wreathes or artificial trees.


Dates of Importance

Friday, jan. 17: There will be garbage and recycle pickup in the city of Mayer. Have bins curbside at 7 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The city offices will be closed.


— Mayer News is compiled and written by Cathy Stifter