Chairman Carol Roberts called the meeting of Lanark Village Association to order, Monday, Feb. 4. After the prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, offered by our very own Gene Sewell, Carol turned the meeting over to Sheriff Mike Mock. He spoke on several topics and problems in the village, and had a question-and-answer session afterwards.

Oh, by the way, you know that sign in front of Chillas Hall? The leash and clean-up law is printed on it. Well, the county has placed three more in the village. Pay attention to them; itís not only a law in Franklin County, it is a Florida state law!

I am saddened by the death of another friend and neighbor. Mary Lou Kathe and her late husband Barney were fun to be around. She will be missed by all who knew her. Pray for Mary Louís eternal peace and her family.

We have two more big weekends upon us. Valentineís Day is Thursday, Feb. 14. Try to join us for lunch at the Senior Center, 201 Avenue F in Carrabelle. Serving begins at noon. A donation of $4 is required.

Friday night, you can enjoy a huge hamburger and chips at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 on Oak Street in the village. Donation of $6 will be collected at the bar. Phone ahead for take-out at 697-9998. Orders are taken after 5 p.m.

Saturday, you can start off with a full breakfast at the Lanark Village Boat Club. Enjoy pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice. Yum yum. Still only $5.

Then, later on Saturday, you can work off the calories at the birthday bash at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. The songbird, Evelyn McAnally, will be joined by Ann Merrell and others to sing your favorite songs. Come on down for a fun evening. Party starts at 6 p.m. Fun starts when you walk in the door.

Sunday, we will all gather at Chillas Hall for our monthly covered dish dinner. Chow line forms at 1 p.m. See you there!

Whatís for supper? Well, come on down to Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 and enjoy the company and pizza. Orders taken after 5 p.m. One dollar by the slice, whole pizzas $8 to enjoy in the bar. Or take out is $10 to go. Place your take-out orders at 697-9998 after 5 p.m.

I hope you mark your calendar for Saturday, Feb. 23. Weíll all gather at Chillas Hall but this time it will be our 20th annual Community Breakfast. Big full breakfast for your donation of only $6. Good food, great service and great fellowship. We will be watching for you.

Public is invited to all above!

Next Friday, Feb. 22, the Nina and the Pinta will be arriving up the river and dock at the Moorings. They will be on display until Feb. 22. Sure hope you can come down and see this piece of American history.

Be kind to one another. Check in on the sick and housebound and keep smiling. You may not feel any better but everyone else will wonder what youíre up to.

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