BAXTER SPRINGS - Summer heat can get to even the fittest of us, but for some older citizens keeping up with yard work in the warmer months can pose quite the daunting task. If one isn't physically able to mow themselves, often the only other option is to hire someone, no easy task on a fixed budget, or face a fine from the city.

The local Masons from Baxter Springs Lodge 71 have decided to help Baxter residents who find themselves in this predicament. The masons are volunteering to mow for citizens of Baxter Springs who are no longer physically able to maintain their lawns.

The Master of the Lodge, when asked why, said that the Masons appreciate living in Baxter Springs, and just wanted to give something back to the community. There is absolutely no charge for the service. Contact the lodge at 620-674-1511 for more information.