Learn all the Lanark news in this weekly column by Pat Sewell Funderburk

Hi Y'all.

I hope that your Veterans Day was a day of thinking, praying and appreciating what your veterans have done for you. Please continue to remember them with love and respect, because they are the reason that you are as free as you are today.

After months of trying to accomplish an understanding of how much Lanark needs to have ambulances on the east side of Franklin County, it doesn't seem to be taken in consideration. If the ambulances are moved and the residents (taxpayers) suffer for this decision, does the county have a plan for that?

There was, and is, an issue that needs to be fixed for the emergency medical services, but why does that mean the east side of the county suffers while the west end gains? Fix the problems here, where there are aging residents, a nursing home, areas that are growing (more tax money to the county) and tourists who bring in money (more money to the county). Lanark shops on the west side, we participate in the activities, etc. Why is the east being excluded from having a strategically placed ambulance service? After 20-something years of having an ambulance in the east side of the county, it should be grandfathered in.

There will be a Lanark Village Golf Club meeting tonight, Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. at Chillas Hall. Some residents have questions concerning the property of the golf club; please come to the meeting to get a better understanding.

The Lanark/St. James Volunteer Fire Department will have a meeting tonight, Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the firehouse in Lanark. For those of you who are concerned about the fire department and want to make a difference, Please come. They will be looking for qualified volunteers (they will train) and administrative volunteers to assist them in making the department better.

Of great interest to our community is a Weems Hospital board of directors’ public hearing also on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. They will be discussing the proposals submitted by Ascension-Sacred Heart and Alliant. This is an issue which needs careful consideration. If you can't go, send a representative of your area.

The Lanark Boat Club will be cooking breakfast for you this Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. All are welcome; donation of $5.

The regularly scheduled Sunday, Nov. 17 covered dish in Lanark Village will be canceled since there will be a Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28 at noon at Chillas Hall. Bring a dish/dishes appropriate for the number of people you have, and come join us. This is a popular dinner and they can only accommodate 100 people, so you must sign up. You may call Chillas Hall weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at 697-9626. People to help set up before and clean up afterward will be needed.

Please get involved in your community. It takes us all to make Franklin County better. Go to the commissioners’ meetings, go to the Planning and Zoning board meetings.


Coffee group in Lanark Village at Chillas Hall, from 9 to 11 a.m. weekdays. On Thursday, the county veterans service officer comes between 9:30 and 10:30. They also have music on Thursdays played by residents. You may see one of our sheriff's deputies at coffee time. If you have any issue you would like help with, go in and talk to the deputy. This can be done in private.

Farm Share is on Wednesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion. Remember, American Legion Post #82 has wonderful cheeseburgers on Friday nights, 5 to 8 p.m., and Sunday nights, 5 to 8 p.m. for pizza. Public welcome.

The Lanark Village Golf Course, a non-profit, six-hole course is a fun course to improve your game while enjoying the beautiful bay view and breezes. All day play for a $5 donation. Public Welcome

Love Lanark

Pat Sewell Funderburk is the Times’ Lanark News columnist. Be sure to send news and society items about Lanark Village life to her at p.funderburk@yahoo.com