We all had a great time at the golf club banquet last Thursday, March 14, at the Crooked River Grill. Nola and the crew did it up right. Thanks to them and thanks to those who came and enjoyed the evening.

Itís time to say thank-you to all our faithful volunteers. You can find them at our firehouse, the food bank, our boat club, Chillas Hall, the guys in the work camp who keep our village looking nice, the thrift shop, and the American Legion, and, of course, the senior center. Let them know you appreciate them.

Didnít see you at the monthly covered dish, March 17. The hall was packed. The members of our fire department also joined us. They are ready to shred the mortgage on the firehouse. The donations for the covered dish lunch went to our fire department. Thank you all!

Be looking for you at bingo, next Wednesday, March 27. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo at 6:30. Besides the cookies, coffee and soft drinks and drawings for the cake and the 50/50, we also have a lucky number during the second three-part special game. So come on down to Chillas Hall and join in the fun.

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23. On Friday, we will have a spaghetti dinner at Chillas Hall. Serving begins at 4:30 p.m. Your donation of $6 will get you twirling. See ya there!

Saturday is our annual village cleanup day. We will meet at Gene Sewell Park, and Betty Roberts Pavilion at 8:30 a.m. Please join us.

For Palm Sunday, the vigil Mass will be at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 23, at Sacred Heart Church 2653 US 98, Lanark Village. Holy Thursday services will be at 4 p.m. followed by adoration. On Good Friday, communion service at 4 p.m., and Easter Sunday Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Come join us!

ďPay honor to the hero for a veteran died today.Ē - Our good friend Elmer Wedele, passed away Jan. 20. Elmer was a World War II veteran serving in the Navy. He was 88 years old. He loved our Legion post, especially Friday night. He would have one of those huge hamburgers he shared with his friends, Debby and Rhonda Meloche. His daughter Marsha and her husband John Martin always saw that he got to the Legion and back. Those of us who knew him will miss him very much.

Remember volunteers make it happen. Become one today.

Be kind to one another; check in on the sick and housebound. Contrary to popular opinion, Godís last name is not damn.

Until next time, God Bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry.