Well, how about these nice fall temperatures already? Very pleasant and easy on the power bill. Enjoy!

Goody, goody gumdrops! Dot Bless opened the coffee hour on Tuesday, Oct. 1 for the season. Drop in when you come to the post office or are just out and about and enjoy a mug of coffee or two. Sometimes, there’s something on the counter to go with the coffee. How long has it been since you had a cup of coffee for 30 cents? I thought so.

Hope to see you at lunch this afternoon at the Franklin County Senior Citizen Center. Chow line forms at noon. Minimum donation of $4 will be collected at the desk.

Then, of course, you can enjoy a huge hamburger with chips every Friday night at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 and pizza on Sundays. Phone in your orders between 5 and 7 p.m. at 697-9998 both nights.

This Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, there will be a huge yard sale on the golf course at Lanark Village. Members of the Lanark Village Golf Club will be on hand to help you. Proceeds go toward the upkeep of the greens. Just follow the traffic.

This Saturday evening, Oct. 5, Ron Vice will be on hand at the Franklin County Senior Citizen Center for the Over 50 Halloween Dance. So grab your favorite snack, beverage of choice and your main squeeze and have a great time. Dance starts at 7 p.m. and you might even get to do the Monster Mash.

On Monday, Oct. 7, members of the Lanark Village Association board will meet at Chillas Hall at 6 p.m. The membership meeting will start at 7 p.m. Try to attend this meeting; we need your help. For those of you who don’t yet belong to the association, we have applications in the Hall.

Mark you calendars for Saturday, Oct. 19 and plan to come to the October Birthday Bash/Halloween party. The party at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 starts at 6 p.m. Fun starts when you walk in the door.

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound, and as my longtime friend Rita Millender says, “Friends are like the stars in the sky. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re there.”

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