Seagoville Quarterly Newsletter
April, May and June 2023
Are You 60 or Older?
Would you like to get out of the house and have fun visiting with folks, participating in Bingo, Cornhole, Crafts, Karaoke, Ladder Ball, Table Hockey, etc., come join us at the Seagoville Senior Center located at 304 E. Farmers Rd., Seagoville, TX 75159. We are open Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm, except on holidays. We provide a lunch for interested participants for a recommended contribution of $1 per meal, only requirement is to be 60 or older and have an application on file, quick and easy to fill out with our assistance. If you have any questions, please give Kim a call at 972-287-4113. Hope to see you soon, bring a friend!
Seagoville Senior Center Offers Exercise Classes
Seagoville Senior Center offers exercise every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 am to 9:45 am. Come join us if you are 60 plus and wanting to stay fit, strong and flexible past retirement. Class consists of 45 minutes of low/medium impact aerobic activity (with or without chair, modifications provided).
Variety of fitness workouts include the following: stability ball, light weights, resistance bands, circuit training, walk fit, Tia Chi, Yoga, Pilates, abdominal tonight and flexibility activities to build endurance, strength, range of motion, balance and stamina for everyday functions. Moves are modified to your fitness level.
Place: Seagoville Senior Center, 304 E. Farmers Rd., Seagoville, TX 75159
When: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 9 am – 9:45 am
Cost: $20 monthly or $2.50 per session
FREE to SilverSneakers & RenewActive Members
Contact: Instructor Flisha Steward @ 214-499-1546 or Seagoville Senior Center @ 972-287-4113
Bring a water bottle and light set of weights. (2 or 3 lbs. if you have them)
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 9-13, 2023
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 9-13, 2023, was created in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra costa county Sheriff’s Office in California, to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. In 1994 President William J. Clinton signed Presidential Proclamation 6667, declaring the second week of April as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, NPSTW.
Telecommunicators, Dispatchers, 911 Operators, we answer to all of them. We are the voice on the phone, the first contact you reach out to for help. We hear your cries, your screams, your need for help. We are your lifeline, the first contact. We hear it all, yet we must remain calm to service your needs. We work as a team to provide the proper services. We must multitask, we must be able to answer the phones, dispatch the calls and remain calm during your crises. This is what we choose to do for you.
Thank a Telecommunicator for their service.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 22, 2023 – 10AM to 2PM
The Seagoville Police Department and the Seagoville Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association, in coordination with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Control Division, will participate in this national initiative on Saturday, April 22. This event will be held in front of Walmart located at 220 N US Highway 175. Collection boxes will be available on-site for any person to deliver their unused or expired prescription medications.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
LADIS BARR, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
We are sadden to announce the retirement of Ladis Barr, Director of Community Development for the City of Seagoville effective April 30, 2023. Ladis, often referred to as “LB”, has been an integral part of the City staff since 2011. He has served in the capacity of Building Official, Fire Marshal and for the last several years as the Community Development Director. His contributions, hard work, commitment and dedication to the City will always be valued and he will be greatly missed.
The City will be hosting a Retirement Reception to honor Ladis in May. We would like to wish Ladis the best of luck in his retirement.
What is a Mosquito Dunk?
Made with Bt-israelensis (Bt-i), a highly specific biological pesticide, this product represent a major breakthrough for people and the environment when compared with the traditional toxic chemical approach to mosquito control. Will NOT harm people, pets, wildlife or fish.
The City of Seagoville Health Department is offering free mosquito dunks to Seagoville residents in order to fight mosquito-borne illness. Mosquito dunks are safe, non-toxic way to kill mosquito larvae in standing water around your home. Standing water like unused swimming pools, empty containers, toys, old tires or rain gutters are common breeding grounds for mosquitoes. To use a dunk, it simply needs to be placed in the stagnant water.
Residents can pick up mosquito dunks starting from the beginning of May between Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5pm at the City Hall, 702 N. Hwy 175, Seagoville, Texas, 75159. Residents must bring either their driver’s license or utility bill as proof of residency. One package of dunks will be distributed per household and must only be used at that household. The dunks are not for resale. Dunks will be provided while supplies last and first come first serve basis.
Seagoville Fire Department
The Fire Department hopes all of its citizens are kicking spring off by enjoying this nice weather before the heat ramps up for the summer. As the weather starts to get warmer we would like to remind citizens to stay hydrated, lack of hydration in hot weather will lead to heat exhaustion and eventually a heat stroke. It is also a good time of year to check your A/C units and smoke detectors. New working batteries in smoke detectors will do a lot to keep you and your family safe. We look forward to continuing to service our citizens with all of their needs, thank you for your support.