Cadiz Eagles present police chief with a $10,000 check


Special to the Herald-Star

CADIZ – Village Council was visited by members of the Cadiz Fraternal Order of Eagles 2162 at Thursday meeting.

FOE members presented Cadiz Police Chief Ryan McCann with a check for $10,000, which the FOE received after applying for a grant from the Grand Aerie FOE. The check makes $55,000 total that the FOE has donated to the police department over the last six years.

Ron Stine, past president and board chairman, also took the opportunity to inform council of Grand Aerie activities.

“The Grand Aerie FOE of the United States and Canada took on a project – this will be our fifth year. We committed $25 million to the University of Iowa for diabetes research,” he said. The money allowed the university to build a new center, named for FOE. At the Grand Aerie convention in July, FOE will donate another $5 million.

“That’s something we’re very proud of. Each and every member worked hard for it, and we got ‘er done,” Stine said. He then passed out applications for FOE to each member of council.

“We thank you, the city; we thank Ryan for all the protection, we’re very honored. To me, this is the greatest community in the world,” Stine offered.

In his police report, McCann said new “No Through Trucks” signs have been ordered.

“We’re getting a lot of semis on these side streets,” he said. “Some of these trucks hauling sand are about 45,000 pounds, and that’s a lot of weight on side streets.”

He also asked council about the status of some road use maintenance agreements, and Solicitor Costa Mastros informed him they would be ready by the next meeting.

Mowing on vacant lots will begin soon, but residents are asked to maintain any lots they may own themselves. Last year, the property department maintained 22 lots.

Council member Terry Capers announced the Jerry Graham Memorial Blood Drive will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 10 at the Cadiz Volunteer Fire Department.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on May 8.