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Derby Week….Yea…but I can’t go. Got my driving privileges back only to find that with medications, I really don’t feel comfortable behind the wheel. At this point in my life I’m not as alert as I once was.

Now that spring is here, maybe with a little exercise, strength and stamina will return. Thanks to all those who chauffeured me around, Leola, Carrie, Hattie and daughter Kelly.

My intentions were to go by and check on Jerry Rust, but gave up and called instead. Jerry has had a rough time with his knee replacements. Here I thought he was going to be our next bionic man, but due to infections, one of the replacements had to be removed and he is now confined to a wheel chair. Note the ramp in front of their house on Wilson. Knowing Jerry, I’m sure he finds this boring. The infection will have to clear up before any progress. Call or drop by, I’m sure he has cabin fever and would like some company. And keep the Rusts in your prayers.

Auburn is buzzing with excitement about the Champion Pet Foods USA industry coming to our community providing jobs. Construction will take about 18 months for the multi-million dollar facility. This means we can expect to have construction crews in our area. We must make them feel welcomed. It’s great to have another international industry coming to our area.

Spring is here. It was great being driven around town to see all of the dogwoods, redbuds, and flowering fruit trees in bloom. Just lovely, of course the pollen in the air keeps my nose dripping and eyes watering all the time. I’ve gone through three boxes of tissue already. Once in a while a sneezing fit will unexpectantly show up, then it’s a race to the tissue box and/or the bathroom.

Have you noticed the new activity at Williams Flooring Center on W. Main and Wilson? In addition to the numerous selections of floor covering, owner John Williams is now handling Uhaul trucks and trailers of different sizes. Prices start as low as $19.95 for the trucks.

Also since it’s spring cleaning time, you might need to rent carpet cleaning equipment as well. He handles Bissell. For further information, call John at 270-542-2012.

When you are out and about, you might want to visit Bauman’s Old Fashion General Store at 1450 Pilot Knob Rd. In addition to the unique items for sale, Debbie serves Chaney’s ice cream in cones, cups, sundaes and sodas. I’m told her club sandwiches are “to die for”. For information on hours of operation and daily specials call Debbie at 270-542-5100 or check out the Auburn Merchants Facebook page.

Okay, I’m tiring out. Thanks to all of you for your patience. If you have news to be shared in the column, call me at 270-542-8705 and have a blessed day.

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