OK folks, it’s time to step up to the plate – it’s about over. Adopt-A-Family is about to close and there are still 8 families that need adoption. As I have been out hustling sponsors, I had someone say “I live outside the city limits and that is a “city” program – wrong!! “Need” has no boundaries. If you have been thinking about it, here is how it works. Call the Multi-Purpose Center/Matura (462-4740) between 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. You’ll find out how many in a family, grocery shop for them and take the goodies to the Legion Hall Monday, Nov. 23. What a great feeling you will have.

The leadership of our community took a big hit, of all days Friday the 13th. Heather Riley, Executive Director of the Chamber, and Kelley Brown, City Administrator, both resigned their positions – bummer! We will miss them both.

For this week’s trivia, I need help. East of town there used to be Oliver’s Station, then Tri-Mor – now Bowman’s Garage. Apparently, there was a café/restraint on that corner. Anyone know about it – eat there? Let me know.

Yard waste and snow reminder. The last yard waste pick up is the last Wednesday in November (depending where you live). Make sure you are up on the snow ordinance $$$$. Also, remember our “neighbor helping neighbor” program – clear your neighbors walk if they need the help.

The School Board decided to keep the delivery system the same: masks must be worn all the time now. There is still the option of virtual learning. The governor did change some of the rules for all of us. Basically, she wants us to wear masks unless you can social distance – group gathering numbers have changed and all youth activities have been suspended – darn! The Governor is requesting families hold off on family Thanksgiving dinners – that will be hard but probably necessary.

If we still have winter sports. you must have a voucher before getting the opportunity to buy a ticket. The ability to get a voucher seems to be the hard part – keep informed.

It sure is nice to see the time and temperature working on the County Annex.

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” —H. Jackson Brown Jr.

From my family to yours – have a good one!

Be safe and wear that mask.