Goodbye July! What a month, soggy and tearful.

Donít forget now, we will have our monthly covered dish dinner in the church hall after 5 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. So on Saturday, Aug. 3, bring your favorite dish to share and feed your soul and your body.

The over-50 dance will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center in Carrabelle. Bring your favorite snack, beverage, dancing shoes and your main squeeze and enjoy the evening. You bet Ron Vice will be on hand to provide the music. Cha, cha, cha!

On Sunday, Aug. 4, there will be coffee and munchies after the 7:30 a.m. Mass in the church hall. Enjoy!

The board members of the Lanark Village Boat Club held an appreciation party for the volunteers that helped them at the pancake breakfast and with other things around the boat club. Good going guys!

Keep your preparedness kit and evacuation plan handy in late August and in September; the hurricane season really gets cranked up.

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and keep smiling - you may not feel any better but everyone else will wonder what youíre up to.

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