Due to much needed repairs inside and outside of the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, the center will close after lunch today. Our Thursday lunches and other activities will resume in September. Lunch is served at noon. Please try to join us.

You can get your monthly sugar fix at the Lanark Village Boat Club this Saturday, July 20. Orders for pancakes or French toast served with eggs, bacon, orange juice and coffee are taken from 9 to 11 a.m. A donation of $5 will be collected at the door. Hope to see you there

Our monthly Birthday Bash at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82, at 2316 Oak Street here in the Village, is also on Saturday. Come and enjoy the evening. As always, the public is invited. Party starts at 6 p.m.; fun starts when you walk in the door. Well of course the songbird will be on hand at the karaoke, along with Ann Merrell and others who will be on hand. Of course you know we also have bar bingo, pull tabs, shuffleboard and your beverage of choice, served with a smile by Deb or Tim. Come on down and have fun with your friends and neighbors.

After church this Sunday, July 21, you can find us at Chillas Hall for our monthly covered dish luncheon. All you need to bring is a dish to share, a donation and your appetite. Chow line forms at 1 p.m. Be watchiní for ya!

When youíre out and about, donít forget to place your old eyeglasses in the Lions Club collection boxes. The glasses are cleaned, repaired if necessary and sent all over the world for those in need. Members of the Lions Club International thank you.

It wonít be long now that you will find collection boxes for school supplies for those who canít afford them. Try to donate pencils, paper and other school items when you can.

The moving sale went very well. Thanks to those who worked and set up the sale and thank you to those who supported it.

Starting August 4, there will be coffee in the church hall after the Sunday mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Mass is at 7:30 a.m.

Be kind to one another check in on the sick and the housebound. And donít grumble about getting old, there are many who never get the opportunity.

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