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Matson reports problems with present swimming pool
 
"SOMETHING CATASTROPHIC" is wrong with the Oak Grove pool, Scott Matson, parks director, told aldermen Monday.
 
Recent storms and rains seem to have significantly contributed to the decay of the existing Oak Grove pool, Scott Matson, Oak Grove parks director, told the Board of Aldermen Monday night.
"Something's going on with the pool that's pretty catastrophic, and we're having a difficult time trying to find it," Matson said.
The department has known about leaks for years, Matson said. For instance, Matson said he has known about one in the baby pool for approximately 12 years, but said its impact is so small, "you'd almost think it's evaporation." A second leak involves only losing this water when the pool is full or near full, making him believe there is a pressure aspect to the problem. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
 
 
Financing approved for facilities plan
 
After skipping a meeting earlier this month, the Oak Grove Board of Aldermen saw a packed agenda Monday night in an hour-long open meeting.
Among the items discussed were financing for the facilities plan, a conditional use permit for RV sales and a future annexation.
The board approved certificates of participation for the funding of the facilities plan after explanations from representatives of two firms advising the city on the financial plan, Sprinstead, Inc. and Gilmore and Bell.. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
 
 
Life Fitness relocates
 
Life Fitness, a local gymnasium owned by Twana Gower, recently relocated to 2201 S. Broadway, reopening for business in May.
Life Fitness contains a large variety of fitness machines from ellipticals to weights. They also offer classes including, but not limited to, yoga, Extreme Fit and cardio. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
 
 
Debbie Norman completes Black Hills 100 mile race
 
SUBMITTED BY DEBBIE NORMAN
THE FINISH LINE | Debbie Norman stands at the finish line after completing the Black Hills 100 mile race.
 
Debbie Norman completed the Black Hills 100 mile race that started June 24.
Norman's son, Aaron, who has run two 100-plus mile races, told her you can't really comprehend what it is like to run a hundred miles until you have done it.
"I found this to be true. It was a bigger adventure than I could have imagined," Norman said. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
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