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Cemetery Association praises Tama City Council

September 16, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
Letter to the Editor:

A common complaint in our nation is that government is ineffective and unconcerned. It is refreshing to find an example of a case of government at its best.

Many of us have friends and relatives who were dear to us in life and still

dear although they are no longer with us. Looking at the names on the stones in the Oak Hill Cemetery, we can see many people we knew and some people we loved.

Unfortunately, our cemetery and their resting place were beginning to show signs of deterioration. There were over one thousand stones that were tilting, and this meant that in time they would fall over. The cement drives were full of cracks and crumbling.

The ladies in the Oak Hill Cemetery Association saw this deterioration and went to our city council for help. The city has contributed significantly to the

straightening of stones, and they have committed to replacing the drives by doing sections each year until the drives are all in good condition.

The Oak Hill Cemetery Association sincerely thanks Mayor Chris Bearden, Councilmen Dan Zimmerman, Steve Baier, Jeff Brezina, Josh Youngbear, and Robert Tyynismaa for their concern for and their effectiveness in keeping the resting place for so many a respected and well-cared for cemetery.

With sincere appreciation,

Oak Hill

Cemetery Association



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