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City of Ellinwood to have fireworks show on July 3
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ELLINWOOD — At its meeting this week, the Ellinwood City Council approved the annual city fireworks show for July 3. Private fireworks can be shot on July 4 only. The show will honor long-time resident Jerry Menges.

The show with music begins at sundown, between 9 -9:30 p.m. There is no charge and there will be dedicated music by Freddy Prosser. The fireworks can be viewed from the practice football field.

The council viewed the "leak trailer and water utility truck at the meeting. Workers will have all of the necessary equipment for repairs at the site.

Rick Bowman was recognized for 25 years with the electric department and Spencer Proffitt for five years with the water department.

The council heard a presentation from Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball regarding the administration and investment opportunities for the Ellinwood Community Foundation for funds from The Archer donation. ABBB has an investment branch. They can manage stocks, bonds, mutual funds.

The annual appointment of department directors was made.

The council approved a bid for $54,450 from SBX for a cooling tower at the power plant. It will be paid for out of the electric reserve fund.

The council approved a contract with Pitney Bowes for 60 months at a cost of $1,188 for the postage machine.