What a gorgeous time of year. We are surrounded by beautiful fall colors. My gauge showed a full inch of rain these last two days, just when we so desperately needed it. That certainly helps settle the fine red dust that gets into everything. We are fortunate to live in such a wonderful place.
Pine Library Friends will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Pine Library. Glen McCombs, owner of Plant Fair Nursery, will talk about winterizing your garden. Get great tips from this expert on what to do now so you will be ready for the cold winter, and also get a head start on the spring growing season. Bring your friends and your questions. Everyone is welcome to attend these informative meetings.
The visiting nurse will be at the Senior Center at the Pine Community Center from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. After that, she will return to the regular schedule, the fourth Tuesday of the month. She will do blood pressure and blood sugar checks. Remember to fast if that is required for your test.
Get your tickets for "Dinner before Theatre." The reception and dinner with the storytellers begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 in the Senior Dining Room, immediately before Telebration. Dinner reservations are limited and tickets must be purchased by Nov. 9. Stop by the library to buy your tickets and get more information about this special evening. The Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library is sponsoring the event.
Certainly everyone noticed the dead elk on the side of the road just south of Pine. It was decapitated. We hope that whoever did this will someday realize how wrong and cruel it was. The elk appeared to have been dumped there. Obviously someone wanted the antlers despite the fact that it was not hunting season. People can be so thoughtless.
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