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By Staff | Aug 30, 2011

Fun Fact For The Week: Federal law mandates that school buses be painted yellow. In 1939 the color was specifically created for use on school buses because black lettering would be seen easiest on it in early morning light when the buses are picking up students for school. Remember; school is now in session. Backpacks, pencils and notebooks Oh My!!Remember to be aware and alert as you drive.

Pet Peeve For The Week: Due to weather, the Phillies game we were to attend was postponed to another date; when I can’t go. Stupid hurricane. Earthquakes, hurricanes and flooding – what’s next? My friend, Janine, is betting on locusts!

Last week we attended the Little League World Series and watched as California (the world champions) defeated our local Keystone team. Although Keystone lost, the atmosphere, enthusiasm and crowds rivaled that of a major league team. It was a proud moment for all as Keystone took their final lap around the bases. We look forward to next year.

Hughesville events

Spartan Football is in full swing. The first official varsity game is this Friday, September 2, beginning at 7 p.m. at home against Warrior Run High School. Be sure to get there early to tune in and watch the Hughesville Spartan Marching Band in their exciting and new performance.

Immediately following the game the Annual 5thQuarter event will take place at the Hughesville Friends Church. All 7th-12thgraders are welcome. Plenty of snacks, sodas and Pictionary. The event lasts until 11:30 p.m. For questions call 584-2686.

Salem United Methodist Church at Unityville will hold the Annual Festival in the grove on Saturday, Sept 3 starting at 4 p.m. There will also be a mystery fundraiser at 6 p.m.

A Smorgasbord will be held on Saturday, September 3, from 4-6 p.m. at the Valley United Methodist Church in Sonestown (Rte. 220 between Sonestown & Muncy Valley).

The 39+ club will meet on Wednesday, September 7 at the Trinity Lutheran Social Hall. Mr. Robert Webster will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be around 11:45 a.m. Please bring a dish to share. New members are always welcome.

There are still many programs taking place at the Hughesville Public Library. Preschool Story Hour will take place on Friday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m; an Adult Program on Herbs-by Master Gardener Helen Grosso will be held on Saturday, September 10 at 2 p.m.; Please call ahead to register so that enough materials are available. A $2.00-A-Bag-Book-Sale will end on Saturday, September 3. Books will still be available for $ .25 paperbacks and $ .50 hard cover books. Stop in and see what’s available.

Yoga retreat at Lime Bluff Park from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 11 and up. Relax and enjoy an enriching, refreshing and rejuvenating experience in a soothing atmosphere. Call Buffy at 546-8822 to register.

A question often asked by friends is,”What is your favorite sound?” Some people reply, bells ringing or a train whistle. To that question I reply, “When I hear my son laugh. Nothing brings a smile to my face like his laughter. It reminds me how blessed I am. What is your favorite sound?

Remember; take the high road because the low road’s so crowded.