By Tammy Moore Teague
*Contributed by Mayor Mike Gipson
Resident Press will bring our readers a special “Good Neighbor Report” from the desk of Mansfield’s Mayor, Mike Gipson. Every two weeks, Gipson will share reports on the city’s progress and feature citizens who are doing positive things within the town. We encourage our readers to reach out to us with issues you would like to see discussed in future editions.
This week, Gipson shared with us “good neighbors”, James and Cynthia Mobley, Barbara Walker Linson, Ronnie and Deloris Beran. Gipson noted that each “take pride in their neighborhood.” The Mobleys, who live in town, wanted to raise a garden and didn’t let the fact that they were living in apartments stop them. They raised corn, cabbage, cucumbers, squash, peppers, and five varieties of tomatoes. Additionally, the Mobleys have a prized avocado tree they bring indoors to survive the winter weather. Amazingly, the Mobleys planted in pots and tubs, and as Gipson noted, harvested quite the crop.
Linson, and the Berans live in those apartments as well. They gather with family, friends and neighbors every evening at the “round table.” Gipson noted what “nice, friendly hometown neighbors” they are.
In city business, Gipson reported and shared up to date photos on the condition of the waste water plant. “We are finished with everything, and it looks so good.” However, he added that the operation’s maintenance will continually be ongoing. –See Related Story
Gipson looks forward to sharing more progress happening within the town and hopes to get feedback from citizens on issues important to them. Additionally, he looks forward to meeting and highlighting more good neighbors. “People in the town volunteer and I’ll catch them doing it,” vowed Gipson.