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Went over to the chicken and rib dinner last Saturday night with Jim and Mary Ann Bove. Members of Knights of Columbus Council #3521 roundtable cooked and served a great meal. I got to visit with a former resident of Lanark, Bruce Shipman. Also, visited and sat with Duke and Esther Smythe. The chicken and ribs were perfect as were the slaw and baked beans. Wish you could have joined us.

This Sunday, May 12, is Motherís Day, so donít forget the flowers, candy, or take your mother out to dinner. God gave us each one mother apiece. Love and cherish her always.

The Ladies Guild of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church is still accepting donations for their yard sale. You did mark your calendars for Saturday, May 25, didnít you?

Your monthly sugar fix will be ready for you on Saturday, May 18. Boat club members will have your full breakfast ready at 9 a.m. Everyone welcome. A donation of $5 will be collected at the door.

Sunday, May 19 is our monthly covered dish, at Chillas Hall. Bring a dish to share and your appetite to the hall and enjoy the afternoon with your friends and neighbors. Serving begins at 1 p.m. following the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing.

Last week we lost another great lady of the village. Betty Lamberson passed away. Her daughter, Judy Taylor, told me the service for Betty will be around May 28. Will let you know more later. Betty and her late husband, Jack, and I were close friends, and fellow members of the church. Her children and I also were good friends. Pray for Bettyís eternal peace and strength for her family.

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and remember, contrary to popular opinion, Godís last name is not Damn.

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