Had a nice drill to prepare for Hurricane Karen over the weekend. Both yard sales and lunch were cancelled, along with a lot of other events.

The big yard sale for the Lanark Golf Club will be held this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12. Just follow the traffic to Heffernan Drive and turn left coming from Carrabelle or right if you are headed west. Havenít heard about the sale rescheduled at the Legion just yet.

Donít forget the Halloween dance at the American Legion. The members are combining the Birthday Bash and the Halloween Dance, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 19. Hope you can make it. Party will start at 6 p.m.

Your monthly sugar fix will be ready from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Lanark Village Boat Club. Come on over and start your day with a full breakfast. Still only $5. Weíll be watching for you.

Our monthly covered dish luncheon will be Sunday, Oct. 20. Bring a dish to share and an empty stomach and have a great afternoon with your friends and neighbors. See ya there!

On Saturday, Oct. 26 there will be a Halloween Dance at Chillas Hall. Ron Vice will be on hand to provide the music. Just bring a dish to share, your dancing shoes and, of course, your main squeeze and have a howling good time.

After we won our case and voting lines were drawn, two things occurred. Members of the Concerned Citizens of Franklin County, Inc. voted to turn over our bingo to the Franklin County Senior Center. That way, they would have two bingos a week.

The North Florida Democratic Executive Committee contacted me and asked if I would head up the Democratic rally in our new district. I chose to have it at the Lanark Village Boat Club, as I was first vice commodore at the time. I pulled it together and Julia Maeís restaurant furnished the food. We had a huge crowd and a lot of rain!

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and donít complain about getting old, many donít get the chance.

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