Have you had the flu yet?

Have you had the flu yet?
I hope not. It sure is going around. I was under the weather for the first part of 2018. I stayed in bed for several days and managed not to get anyone else sick.
This week, work resumes on the FUN Park project. The metal pavilion posts will receive a protective coat of primer and paint. The street department men have completed removing and storing our beautiful Christmas lights and that it a big job. We received many compliments on the lights this year. Now, they can begin work on the four wheelchair accessible picnic tables that will be placed in the pavilion. They are also doing some upgrades and maintenance on The Market On Main. It was a very busy holiday season for the event center and we already have a baby shower booked for next week.
The Gurdon Business Center is gearing up for our next seminar, "Small Business Start Up Summit". This free informative session will be held on Friday, February 2, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Our instructor will be Chelsea Goza from the Henderson State University Small Business and Technology Development Center. Not only will the class be free of charge, we will also offer free childcare and Southern Bancorp will provide a free lunch. If you own a business in Gurdon and attend this class you will receive $20 off of your Gurdon business's water bill for the month of February. We want to assist all Gurdon and area businesses to stay profitable as well as help those that are thinking of starting a new business. To register call the Gurdon Business Center at (870) 406-5515 or call me at (870) 406-1396. Everyone is welcome. There will be a ribbon cutting for the Center a little later this month. I will be sure to invite you and let you know the date.
Our water department has been busy and working hard on the problems that crop up when you have aging infrastructure. The holidays don't always mean rest and relaxation for these city workers. I sure do appreciate them and everyone who works for our city.