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Bernadine Rhodes celebrates 106th birthday
 
106TH BIRTHDAY | Bernadine Rhodes, second from left, is surrounded by friends Thursday, from left, Rosie Martinez, Rhodes, Sandy and Al Toth, at her 106th birthday party at Oak Grove Nursing & Rehab.
 
When Bernadine Rhodes was asked her secret to living a long life, she jokingly said, "Breathe deep."
Even though she was in a wheelchair for her 106th birthday party Thursday at Oak Grove Nursing & Rehab, she is still walking.
"When I stop walking around, I'll be...," said Rhodes as she gestured a horizontal line with her hand. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
 
 
Jack Hackley receives Chamber award
 
JACK HACKLEY was awarded the Oak Grove Chamber of Commerce Honorary Lifetime Membership by Rusty Douthitt, president, at the Oak Grove Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Tuesday.
 
Jack Hackley was awarded the Honorary Lifetime Membership Tuesday at the Oak Grove Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon.
Jack began his career as an iron worker and farmer. He then began his own business, Suburban Steel Erection Company.
In 1963 he received his real estate brokers license where he specializes in farms. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
 
 
City sales taxes dip from last year
 
January sales tax receipts for the city of Oak Grove decreased just under 7 1/2% from January 2016.
City coffers received $182,423.53 for the month of January. A comparison to receipts in January 2016, with the exception of the 1/2¢ sales tax which took effect in October 2016, showed receipts were down $13,558.30. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
 
 
City of Oak Grove offers text
and email alerting service
 
The City of Oak Grove uses the text and email alerting service, Nixle. To receive free alerts, visit www.nixle.com. Enter your zip code in the box under "What’s Happening Where You Live?" to begin. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
 
 
St. Jude Catholic Church holds benefit auction
 
St. Jude Benefit Auction held Saturday raised more than $8000 for a kitchen renovation project at St. Jude Catholic Church in Oak Grove. Mary Holzbaur and Dana Tucker organized the event.
Brody Oldham, Oldham Auctions, LLC, volunteered his auctioneering expertise.
Troy Hipsher was D.J. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
 
 
Aldermen to see facilities presentation
 
A preliminary agenda for the Monday Board of Aldermen meeting indicates aldermen will see a facilities presentation from SFS Architects for city improvements. Plans will include the new pool, renovation of the clubhouse for use as a community building, renovation of the civic center to a space for public safety and city hall and renovation of the police station for emergency management. Last year voters approved a measure allowing the city to move forward with the improvements with a 1/2¢ sales tax implemented last October. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
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