Happy Halloween, neighbors. As the ghosts and goblins and princes and princesses make their way from home to home tonight in great anticipation of the bundle of candy they’ll bring home, please be watchful of them crossing the street and be patient of any traffic traveling slower than usual.
This is my most favorite time of year. When the woodstoves get fired up, the nights are cool and the crunching of the leaves under my feet make me feel like a kid again. It’s also that time of year when we look forward to hunting season and harvesting a deer for the freezer.
This time of year has been known to bring out the best, and the worst of people, and I want to remind you that if you want to have happy neighbors, ask first.
You may have noticed over the last week that there have been some no trespassing/no hunting signs added to the neighborhood. It seems that several people are taking it upon themselves to access others’ land without permission, and the fear of careless hunters shooting near homes is just too great.
I want to congratulate all the youth hunters for a safe and successful hunt last week and wish the rest of us luck as we head out on Saturday. Please be safe and respect the rights of landowners who have the right to post their property.
Now, in keeping with tradition, let’s get to the news of the neighborhood.
Let’s all wish a happy 33rd wedding anniversary to Paul and Kathy Hebert, who celebrated this past week; and many happy birthday wishes to Paul, who will celebrate on Sunday.
Jarrod, Paige and Teddy welcomed baby Jocelyn Ann Mackenzie to the family on Oct. 21 and are enjoying having Paige’s mom, Marcey, visiting with them from Prescott, Ariz. Teddy and daddy are enjoying some special boy time with Grampa Butch, while Paige and Jocelyn get acclimated to life, with the help of Marcey. Jarrod said that it’s been great. Teddy is enjoying holding his little sister and they’ve had many visitors stopping by to wish them well.
In talking with Amos and Carrie, their little bundle will be arriving in about six weeks. The family is really excited, and Amos is secretly hoping for a boy, since he is surrounded by a house of girls. Please wish them well if you see them in your travels.
You may have seen that Jack and Lucy Nordahl gifted their two giant pumpkins to Lilly Crockett and Morgan Zetts. The girls had their pumpkins all carved out at the beginning of the week and ready for Halloween. Lilly’s mom, Kellie, said the seeds were so big they saved them in hopes to plant them next year and try to grow their own giant pumpkins.
We have some welcome to the neighborhood news to send out to Corey Emerson, his girlfriend, Kayla, and their son, Haven. The three of them are finally getting settled into their home. Kellie Crockett is excited to have her family so close.
I wish you all a most blessed week and pray that your God-given love and kindness will extend to those who are in need of His light.
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Alder River Grange
Alder River Grange #145 will have a regular meeting Nov. 8 with a 6:30 p.m. pot luck supper and the meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the hall. This will be a short meeting as right after there will be a peel party and also prep the birds for the turkey supper Nov. 9.