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Aloha Auburn and to the Barrows, who recently returned from a trip to Hawaii.

Have you noticed? August 2014 is a special month in our calendar. It has five Fridays, five Saturdays, and five Sundays. This will not happen again for several years. Try to make use of the “extra” weekend.

Today first. The Auburn Church Women United is sponsoring a Blood Drive today at Auburn Baptist Church from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Blood is especially needed at this time of year. Give the gift of life to someone.

Jerry Rust, we’re thinking of you today. Hope all goes well and you get that knee.

Tomorrow, the fund raiser for the Auburn/Chandlers Rural fire department takes place at Chandlers Elementary School on highway 79. Beginning at 5 p.m., hamburger and hot dog plates will be served to adults for $5 and $3 for children. An auction follows, also a cake walk, all with live music. Come out and support your neighbors who volunteer their services. Proceeds will go to the purchase and maintenance of fire fighting equipment shared by both Auburn and Chandlers Volunteer rural fire departments. Funds raised will be matched by the Modern Woodmen.

Congratulations to Tripp and Betty Jo Covington. Twin boys were added to their family this week. Cliston and Cannon (hope this spelling is correct) expect to be released from the Medical Center in two to three weeks.

Mark your calendar for Saturday August 16. A Traditional Country Dance will be held at our Senior Center on Wrenwood Dr. The band, who normally play at the Tenn. Senior Center in Orlinda on Thursday nights, consists of Charlie Barns, Morris Bobbit and friends.

Doors open at 6pm for fellowship and recorded music. There will be two step, old time square dancing, clogging and waltz. Expect to see line dancing as well. Bring your favorite finger foods to eat at the 8 p.m. break. Again there will be a homemade cake walk.

As usual there is a $4 cover charge with all proceeds going to the band.

Was great to see Glen Sears at the grand re-opening of the hardware store. Glen looks well recovered from his heart attack and follow-up surgery. Several friends turned out for coffee and donuts, hot dogs and soda pop. Tigger was strutting around greeting everyone and I’m sure he was thinking free, free at last. Although he looks as if he gained weight lying the window guarding the store for so long.

For those of you who didn’t know, last week Nancy Dinsmore fell and did severe damage to her wrist/arm. Nancy is home from the hospital, but she will probably set off alarms if she needs to go through a security check point. Glad you’re home Nancy. Hope you have a quick recovery, with as little discomfort as possible.

Summertime also finds the “good ole boys” sitting under the shade tree on the “patio” of the Auburn Country Club, sipping

“lemonade” of course. Must not forget, they occasionally have a lady joining them.

Hope everyone was able to attend and enjoy the Logan County Fair. Reports rate it very high.

Standing room only at the Logan Telephone Coop annual meeting. Since their offices have always been in Auburn, several citizens were present. LTC has had another successful year, and have great plans for the future in the world of fiber optics and advances in technology.

Because of the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, I feel it appropriate to share with you the following poem. It was forwarded to me in an email, and is said to have been written by an unnamed terminally ill teenager in a New York Hospital.

SLOW DANCE (author unknown)

Have you ever watched kids

on a merry-go-round,

or listened to the rain

slapping on the ground?

Ever follow a butterfly’s

erratic flight,

or gazed at the sun into

the fading night?

You’d better slow down.

Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short. The

music won’t last.

Do you run through each

day on the fly?

When you ask How Are You

do you hear the reply?

You’d better slow down.

Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short. The

music won’t last.

Ever told your child

we’ll do it tomorrow,

and in your haste

not seen his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let

a good friendship die,

cause you never had time

to call and say “HI”?

You’d better slow down.

Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short, the

music won’t last.

When you worry and hurry

through you day,

it’s like an unopened gift…

thrown away.

Life is not a race.

Do take it slower.

Listen to the music

before the song is over.

If the poem applies to you, heed it’s words and for now, have a blessed day

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