Monday, June 20, 2011


Due to the drought we are experiencing in the area the fireworks display that was scheduled at the community center on July 3rd has been cancelled. Please remember that we are also under a total fireworks ban in Tyler Co. This means no personal fireworks are to be used. We are also under a burn ban.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Please remember you must have a current sticker displayed on your vehicle to use the parks and lakes in Ivanhoe. Sticker fee's are $5 per vehicle and you must be a "member in good standing" (maintenance fee's paid up). Stickers are available at the IPOIA office during the summer months on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Please remember, if you do not have a current sticker you will be asked to leave the parks, swim areas and lakes. Also, please remember, NO DOGS are allowed in the swim areas and if you do bring your dogs to the parks they must be on a lease. Glass containers have also been a big problem this year. We ask that you do not bring them in the parks but if you do, please do not throw them into the swim areas.


Don't forget! IPOIA meeting at 10:30 and City meeting at 11:15 a.m. All residents are invited to attend at the Buck Priest Community Center.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

FYI - Tyler Co. Emergency Management

The TCEMO will host a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, June 7th at 7 p.m. at the Nutrition Center "Dining Hall" located at 201 Veterans Way in Woodville.
The topic and purpose of the meeting is to bring "Awareness" to the citizens of Tyler County to the unusual and radical weather conditions that are occurring in our region of the country as well as throughout the world. As we have entered the 2011 Hurricane season and are experiencing a record setting drought and the unsettled weather we have witnessed across our nation in the last few weeks, we need to be mindful of our weather outlook for the coming months.
Roger Erickson of the National Weather Service will be the guest speaker. This meeting will be the first of three planned "Town Hall Meetings" intended to allow us to make plans and preparations to lessen the effects of possible harsh conditions to our citizens, especially the most vulnerable.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


As of June 1, 2011, Charmaine Lake is closed to all boat traffic due to low lake levels. We managed to get through the Memorial Day weekend without closing the lake but levels this morning were at the critical stage. The reason the lake closing is necessary is to prevent wash out from boat waves below the apron on the dam. Have you heard the old saying "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? To leave the lakes open would cause costly repairs in the future. We will open the lake back up as soon as we get some rain and the levels rise. PRAY for rain. PLEASE remember we are under a burn ban.