Special to the Times

If you have noticed, when I get the information on upcoming events I put them in my column a week ahead of time. I do this so that those of you who get your paper through the mail donít miss out.

Try to join us at lunch this afternoon at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center in Carrabelle. Along with out faithful friend and neighbor Ann Wilson, who checks our blood pressure, there will be friends from the Franklin County Health Department to give flu shots. Your donation for lunch will be collected at the door and the chow line forms at noon.  See ya there!

The senior center will hold a yard sale in the near future to clear out space so they can establish a low-impact exercise area for seniors. The senior center will sponsor the fall festival Nov. 9.  Indoor booths are available now.  If you wish to participate as an exhibitor or help as a volunteer, please get in touch with the center, which is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Monday through Thursdays.

Ghosts and goblins will gather at Chillas Hall this Saturday, Oct. 26. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and Ron Vice will be on hand to play your favorites. Bag up your favorite snack, your favorite beverage, your dancing shoes; grab your main squeeze and come on down. We will have a spooktacular time.

Saturday, Nov. 2, will be our First Saturday Breakfast at Chillas Hall. Orders will be taken from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Members of the Lanark Village Golf Club will be happy to prepare and serve your breakfast. Your donation of $5 will be collected inside the door. See ya there.

Saturday night, Nov. 2, after you have enjoyed the Over 50 Dance at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, donít forget to set your clocks back one hour when you get home. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep.

I wish to apologize to Bob and Margaret Ochala. I had mentioned them in my last weekís column and misspelled their last name. Please forgive me.

Mark you calendars for Saturday, Nov. 9. Members of the Lanark Village Boat Club will hold their annual silent auction, gumbo cook-off and lunch.  The cook-off begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. A donation of $8 is required for lunch.

Attention ladies! The Ladiesí Guild meeting will be held at Sacred Heart parish hall Oct. 30. All ladies are urged to attend. Gavel falls at 1 p.m.

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember, your friendly undertaker is the last man to let you down.

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