Sarge and our kitchen crew had a good lunch prepared, last Thursday. Didn’t see you. Maybe this afternoon you’ll be there. Lunch is ready every Thursday at the Franklin County Senior Citizen Center at noon. Hope you can make it. Your donation of $4 will be collected at the door.

Been thinking about your Halloween costume. The first Halloween dance will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Over 50 Dance at the center. Come enjoy the evening!

You can enjoy a huge hamburger with chips every Friday night at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Your donation of $6 will be collected at the door.

Every Sunday night is pizza night at the Legion. Pizza by the slice is $1 each; whole pizza is $8 and pizza on wheels is $10. While you’re waiting for your order, you can play bar bingo, pull tabs, play a game of pool or shuffleboard or just relax with your favorite beverage with your friends and neighbors. Both nights are open to the public. Phone in your orders between 5 and 7 p.m. at 697-9998. Come on down!

Keep in mind that the first meeting of the Lanark Village Association will be Monday, Oct. 7, at Chillas Hall. The membership meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Pray for the repose of the souls of Patricia Lawler and Joyce Dyer and comfort and strength for their families.

There is something on the hill on California Street that is attracting lightning. Every time we have a thunderstorm, the phone, the answering machine, the television, or something gets hit at the home of Vivian Armistead. When I hear a loud strike, I think “What did she miss now?”

You know those long white tables around the Legion, the center and the hall. The first ones were at the St. James/ Lanark Volunteer Fire Department to go in the bingo rooms. Capt. Bill Peterson brought in a flyer from Sam’s about the tables. Chief Bud Evans brought it up at our meeting about replacing the old tables with the new ones. Jim Bove and I went and picked them up. I was secretary/treasurer and headed up the bingo on Tuesday nights at that time.

Saturday, Sept. 27, many of us will gather at the Crooked River Grill at 11:30 a.m. to help Gene Sewell celebrate her 39th birthday. Hope you can join us. We will have a good time.

The Lanark Village Golf Club will hold a yard sale on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5 on the golf course grounds, between Heffernan and Parker streets. Hope to see ya there!

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and don’t forget –- Belief is just a prayer away.

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