It doesn’t make me happy to realize that there are people in our area who resort to criminal activity when they are short on cash, but I am glad that they are made to realize that one of the characteristics of a small community like ours is the fact that people do pay attention to the way you dress, talk, and behave around others. The perpetrator of a recent robbery was quickly apprehended because of the sharp eyes and good memory of the clerk he accosted. And I was further gratified to have my faith in our community’s residents confirmed when a laptop computer, which disappeared after being left behind at the Hughesville library, was turned over to the Hughesville police, not stolen.
As we get ready to turn the calendar page to the eleventh month of the year, I begin to feel some of the annual anxiety about whether I will remember to make time to accomplish all the things I want to make, do, and get for the two major holidays. I always have good intentions about making lists so that nothing is forgotten, but usually get bogged down trying to decide where the list should be or whether to keep it in my purse, on the computer, the bulletin board, my dresser, the refrigerator, etc. Of course, my indecision results in no list being made and I go on relying on my increasingly unreliable memory. So far, no one in my household has disowned me because of things undone or forgotten, but I really should do myself a favor and get those lists made soon!
November will seem longer this year since Thanksgiving is on the latest date possible and we have a full four weeks following Halloween. Be sure to put both Election Day and Veterans Day at the top of your list of dates to remember! It is appropriate that on November 11 we honor and celebrate our veterans. Besides commemorating the end of a worldwide conflict, this day allows us to commend those whose work and sacrifice have made it possible for us to hold free elections and enjoy our freedom to choose our representatives and our governing system. Even though this may not be a year for major electoral contests, it is still important for us all to vote. See you at the polls!
Thursday, Oct. 31, 5:00 p.m. Hughesville Halloween Parade, HHS to HVFD
Saturday, Nov. 2, all day, St. Nick’s Craft Show, HHS, West Cemetery St., Hughesville. Sponsored by the East Lycoming Soccer Association (ELSA)
Saturday, Nov. 2, 4 7:30 p.m. Beef and Turkey Dinner, Lairdsville Community Volunteer Fire Company.
Tuesday, Nov. 5, Election Day. Hughesville Wards 1 & 2 Polling place is the Hughesville Fire Hall, South Railroad Street.
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. Baked goods at American Legion Post 35, North Main Street, sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary. Proceeds benefit auxiliary work and veterans.