Now that spring has finally arrived and before you go digging and planting, throw a couple of mothballs in your yard and under the bushes. This will keep the snakes at bay.

I forgot to mention that you could have taken your hula-hoop with you to the luau. Hope you had a good time and thank you for your support.

Probably see you at the quilt show, this Friday and Saturday, at Chillas Hall. Lunch will be served outside. No coffee or exercise on Friday. Doors open at 9 a.m. both days.

Keep Chief Leonard Bud Evans in your prayers. Bud passed away a week ago. He was a fire chief at the St. James/ Lanark Village Volunteer Fire Department and head of the first responders for many years. His wife Liz, who preceded him in death, was an RN and had a nurseís station on Newman Drive. They were always there to help. Pray for his children for strength and peace at this time.

We also need to pray for Gary Barberís eternal peace until we meet again and for strength and peace for his family at this time.

Since I won the pie on Wednesday at Bingo last week, I was supposed to bring one for last night. I baked a Key lime pie. Come on over on Wednesday, April 2, and enjoy an evening of fun. You just might win a game or two. Door opens at Chillas Hall at 6 p.m. and I start calling bingo at 6:30 p.m.

And, of course, lunch will be ready at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center. Serving begins at noon. Sarge and our other faithful volunteers will have a good lunch fixed for us. See ya there!

Our monthly meeting of the Lanark Village Association will be held Monday, April 7. Board members will meet at 6 p.m. Regular meeting at 7 p.m.

Come join us at Chillas Hall, Monday through Friday, for coffee and maybe something to go with it, 9 to 11 p.m.

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember, this will my last column.

April fools!

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