Ranburne Senior Center receives money for a few additional homebound meals
by Laura Camper
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RANBURNE — The Ranburne Senior Citizens Center will receive some extra funding for its meal program, the Ranburne City Council heard during its meeting Monday.

Belva Durham, the project director for Senior Center Services at East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, found the center funding for six more homebound meals for the next six months, said Mayor Owen Lowery. At the January meeting, the council learned five seniors were on a waiting list for meals — four for homebound and one for on-site meals.

“That should take care of everybody on the list then,” said Councilman Larry Smith.

The center served 238 meals at the center and delivered 285 to homebound seniors in January, Lowery said.

In addition, the seniors enjoy the companionship at the center, he said.

“After they come back in after the ice, they stayed a few hours longer,” Lowery said. “They didn’t want to go home.”

In other business the council:

— Learned the recreation department has had some damage to its plumbing in the cold weather. The valves at the fieldhouse were leaking and a plumber has fixed those, Lowery said. Lowery is going to have the plumbing checked out to see if there is more damage, he said.

— Heard there was one accident in Ranburne during the ice storm, said Ranburne Police Chief Steve Tucker.

— Heard that business license fees collected total about $25,000, the majority of which was from Alabama Power. Town Clerk Pam Richardson said the company’s license was about $2,000 less than last year.

— Was invited to attend the Cleburne County Commission meeting today. The commission was scheduled to vote on an allocation for a road project in Ranburne, Lowery said.

— Was reminded that the members need to complete their statement of economic interest by Apr. 20.

Staff writer Laura Camper 256-463-2872. On Twitter @LCamper_Star.

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