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Lanark News: Call, text, Facetime your Mom

Pat Sewell Funderburk Special to
the Times
The Apalach Times

Hi Y'all,

Happy Mother's Day to all of those mothers. Please remember your Mom on Sunday, if it is only a phone call, text or Facebook. A Facetime is great too.

I hope that this writing finds you all healthy. Stay Safe! After last week, things seem to have settled down a little. With the tests being done this week we may show some more cases; just keep doing your best to keep those numbers down.

The local fishermen are out on the waters in big numbers, but it is easy to social distance boats. I observed that most of the boats were keeping the number of people in the boats to a small number.

Testing for Covid-19 is being done in our local areas. PanCare Health has a location in Eastpoint .Call (850) 215-4181 for information and an appointment. You will probably have to try many times, but they are busy, so please keep trying. Anyone can receive a test but you must have an appointment, and there is no fee. If you do have insurance, you insurance will be billed. This will be a “stay in the car” testing. Please do not go without an appointment; they will not make appointments on site.

The following is old news, I know, but I wanted you to have the information so that you can contact them to find out if they are planning to test in Carrabelle again. At the county health department in Carrabelle, 106 North East 5th Street, there was testing on Wednesday. May 6 between 9 am. and 5 p.m. Call 653-2111 for an appointment. You must be 18 and over. This test is free to everybody and is also drive-up.

CVS and Walgreens in Crawfordville will deliver to your home during these terrible times for free. The prescription cannot be a controlled drug, narcotic, etc. I hear some incorrect information about CVS delivering your prescription to the Franklin County Senior Center; neither pharmacy knew anything about this claim.

Our county commissioners, along with Sheriff AJ Smith, announced last Thursday afternoon that our beaches would be opened from 6 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. You can walk the beach, walk you dog (on a leash, your dog may be the sweetest thing ever, but the person it is running up to doesn't know this. There are signs, unleashed dogs are not allowed), fish or sit and relax. “I’m going to wash that stress right out of my hair, which needs a haircut. There is no news on when the times may be extended, or when I can get my hair cut.

Lanark resident Tim Kelleher had his photograph of “Sunrise on Lanark Beach” featured in the Times last week. The rest of the story, I get to see our beautiful sunrises every morning where Tim has posted them on Facebook. Thanks from me and others.

Please don't let our present situation cause you to overlook issues that will affect you down the road. Stay in touch with what is happening with the Weems Hospital issue, and with the issue of the rezoning to commercial of the property on Highway 98 in the Lanark district. Attorney Thomas M. Shuler is representing the County. You can send letters of your opinion to him at 34 Fourth Street, Apalachicola.

The regular Farm Share at Lanark Village American Legion, No. 82, on Oak Street will continue to have food distribution every Wednesday. Please remember that everybody that is helping with the distribution is volunteering. Sometimes, they may start early because they are ready. Carrabelle Farm Share will have their regular Farm Share, at C-Quarters, also on Wednesday, starting around 2:30 to 3 p.m.

Sun Cafe in Lanark Village is still serving to-go coffees. There are some renovations going on, but don't let that scare you off. You can still get and go. Elizabeth and Charles Schults, owners of the mall, are working hard to have a beautiful area for us to enjoy when the virus threat is gone.

Holy Moley Pizza is still serving. Please call for days and times, 850-396-9607. Free delivery in Lanark Village.

Please help support small businesses in this troubling time. It will be great to have them when things get better.

If you are 65 and over and can't get out, Franklin's Promise Coalition may be able to help. Call 653-3930 or mail@franklinspromisecoalition.

St. James Crooked River Grill is open for take-out or delivery. Call them at 697-5050. They are having some really great specials for responsible prices. Remember, Friday night hamburgers for $10, includes fries or chips and a drink (which includes a beer if you choose). A portion of the proceeds go to the Lanark American Legion.

Don't forget the Lanark Mart. They have lots of things that you may need and are right here in our Lanark area. Yay! Also, several of your favorite restaurants in Carrabelle are doing carry out and limited seating.

Please try to stay strong and kind. We know that some have it worse than others.

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. We are never crowded and we are always open!

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.