Due to overwhelming requests, I would like to have the haunted house again this year.
In order to do so, many helping hands are needed. Lisa Vandeveld is in charge of the designing of the house, but we will need a few creative thinkers to help build, decorate and participate in making the fun happen.
Anyone interested in donating some time and imagination is welcome. We will also need spooky decorations and costumes.
If you would like to help out in any way, please contact me at 326-3690 and leave a message. Thank you.
Seeking four more years of progress
It's a shame when someone accuses our president of hating his own country. Neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney hates the United States. They both want what's best for the U.S. and they obviously don't have identical ideas on how the job should be done.
Whether the White House stays blue on the inside or welcomes the 45th president inside, I hope for four more years of progress.
Dog's torment killed Tigger
This letter is addressed to the owner of a boxer mix dog in the vicinity of Hanover Road and Pleasant View Drive in the town of Hanover.
On Sunday morning, July 15, at approximately 8:15 a.m., our cat, Tigger, who was on our deck in the back of our home was attacked by your dog. By the time I got to the deck to see what all the noise was, it was too late.
The dog was after Tigger as he was trying to escape by running up a tree. Tigger is 16 years old and has difficulty climbing because of an injured leg when he was a kitten.
He managed to climb the tree high enough so your dog couldn't get to him, although the dog was attempting to climb the tree after him.
I hollered at your dog to get him away from the tree and he ran off into the woods behind our home. It took us awhile to get Tigger down and when we did it was apparent that he was badly injured.
After a month of trying to nurse him back to health with the help of Dr. J. Joseph Bache, DVM, at the Forestville Animal Hospital, Tigger lost his fight to live and passed away.
My main purpose of this letter is to remind dog owners who allow their dogs to roam from their yards, by doing so they may cause pet owners and their pets undo pain, anguish and expense. If this reminder will save one family from the experience of what we have gone through this past month, then my job is done.
If you are reading this letter and live in the Hanover Road Pleasant View Drive vicinity and think this could have been your dog, an apology and any assistance in the repayment of the expenses we have incurred because of your pet would be greatly appreciated.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Bache, DVM and his office staff for the compassionate care and expertise while Tigger was under your care. We are very fortunate to have a knowledgeable and caring veterinarian in our local area.
at Midway picnic
Kudos to Dr. Mary Ann Spanos from the county Office of the Aging, and all the people who helped put on the annual Senior Citizens picnic at Midway Park on Aug. 10.
A great time was had by all, and I for one, want to thank everyone for all the hard work that was put into it.