All you oystermen needing utility bill assistance, you can call 697-5337 which is the number for the Carrabelle branch of Community Action Program of Franklin County. The office is on Fifth St. right behind Two Gulls. The office is open on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. You can call 653-8057 to schedule an appointment. Sorry I canít be of more help.

Well, itís about here! The third weekend each month is always filled with lots of food, lots of friends and neighbors and music, music, music.

Saturday morning at the Lanark Village Boat Club, you can get a great full breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. A donation of $5 will be collected inside the door. Enjoy!

Later in the evening you can join in the August Birthday Bash at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. There will be finger food, your favorite beverage and , of course, the Songbird at the karaoke along with Ann Merrell and others. Party starts at 6 p.m.; the fun starts when you come in the door. Party hearty!

After church on Sunday, you are invited to join us at Chillas Hall for our monthly covered dish luncheon. Chow line forms at 1 p.m. right after the Blessing and the Pledge of Allegiance. Just bring a dish to share, a donation and your growling stomach. See ya there.

Youíre doing it again! Please do not leave donations for the thrift shop outside or in front of the door. Bring them over during regular business hours - Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. Thank you.

Oh yes, the school bus comes through the Village on Oak Street and picks up and delivers at the parking lot across from Chillas Hall. Be careful and watch carefully for them to stop.

I see theyíre running the ad again about picking up after Fido. Be careful and keep a clean spot.

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and ASAP also stands for Always Say A Prayer.

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