Sells reaches out to shut-ins during cold weather

by W. Winston Skinner

Small-town mayors have many different duties.

They wrangle over the annual budget, get phone calls about problems with trash cans and potholes, and attend lots of meetings. Because they also know lots of the people they serve, they sometimes help in other ways. Retired businesswoman Ann Long said she got a call from Grantville Mayor Jim Sells when temperatures dropped to the single digits.

'I have had this bad flu, and when Jim called, I was coughing and could not answer,' Long said.

She called Sells back but still had a bad cough. Sells called Barbara and Billy Tucker, longtime friends of Long, and they checked on her.

'As I have had the flu over and over, it does sound bad - and it is bad,' Long said of her illness. 'I do appreciate these good people checking on me.'

Long said other Grantville residents who are shut-in have also gotten calls from Sells 'to see if there's anything he could get them.' She said Sells deserves thanks 'for taking care of Grantville people.'



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