Mayor says new business goal in Obion this year
By: John Brannon Messenger Staff Reporter
By JOHN BRANNON
Messenger Staff Reporter
The prospect of attracting new businesses this year has Obion Mayor Patsy Barker singing an optimistic song, so to speak.
“We are working to secure lots on Broadway for a building. The Obion Industrial Board is working on the project. It might bring two or three new businesses to town,” she said.
The Messenger asked Mrs. Barker to summarize what’s ahead for her town in this year. Mayors of other municipalities throughout the county are asked to participate and contact The Messenger if they haven’t done so.
Mrs. Barker said Obion is looking forward to this year’s prospects.
She then listed the positive points she sees for the small town.
“We have two new members on our city board — Jerry Carver and Franklin Parnell,” she said. “The Ethanol Grain Processors plant is scheduled to be operational on Sept. 1. The city board voted to build a fire and police safety building this year. We will reapply for a sewer and infrastructure grant (from the state). We will be doing some work on sewer system problems to bring the system into compliance. A state inspector is working with us.
“The Obion Boys and Girls after-school program is going very well. We still have room for other boys and girls if parents need a safe place for the children to come to after school. We have snacks and soft drinks and they get help with their homework and enjoy a fun time, too.
“All in all, Obion is looking forward to 2008. We wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year.”
Published in The Messenger 1.10.08