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Summer has arrived. Grain Crops are being harvested. Combines and grain trucks can be seen on the roads going from farm to farm and field to field.

Corn is tasseling and in need of rain. Some of our local Amish produce providers already have corn available to purchase.

Popping up all over are the tents stocked with fireworks for sale. It’s that time of year when we plan the celebration of our freedom. Bear in mind, your pets may need to be secured in a safe place. Every year many pets are frightened by fireworks and run away to find safety. Some never return. The humane shelters become overcrowded. Or a good Samaritan may offer food and shelter and your pet might have a new home.

Never let children play with fireworks without adult supervision. Emergency rooms at hospitals usually have an abundance of injuries due to fireworks, both adult and children. But don’t we just love to watch the displays.

Next weekend promises to be an entertaining one for Auburn, beginning with July 4 on Friday. Then on Saturday July 5, the Annual Auburn Car Show/Cruise In, will take place at McCutchen/Coke park. As usual this will be in the wooded area near the creek, from 9am to 1pm. Car owners should arrive early beginning at 8am. Drawings will be held throughout the day for door prizes including cash prizes for entries only. For further information please call 270-772-3158.

McCutchen/Coke park is also the site of a community wide Independence Day celebration on Sunday July 6, hosted by New Friendship Baptist Church and located in the playground/pavilion area. This will include inflatables for the children, hamburgers and hotdogs, all free to the public. Fun begins at 5pm and will last until dark, followed by a fireworks display. Bring your family and friends for a fun filled way to show how much our independence and freedom means to us. For further information contact NFBC at 270-542-6244.

If you’ve noticed the hardware store is presently closed for business, it’s because owner Glenn Sears is hospitalized following a heart attack and open heart surgery. The store is being looked after by the local band of “knights of the round table”, headed by Sir J. B. Hall. Squire Tigger is on guard 24/7. Needed items can be purchased, however the repair of lawn mowers, tillers, weed eaters, etc., will have to be postponed until Glenn has recovered. Drop by for news of Glen’s progress.

When coming home through Russellville on Monday, it was felt that some form of sustenance was appropriate, ie; a burger and milk shake. Imagine our surprise when arriving at the Bethel Dipper and finding it surrounded by yellow plastic caution tape and boarded up. Oops! someone stepped on the gas while in the wrong gear and rammed through the north side of the building. Hopefully this can soon be repaired. Hate to see this classic dairy dip closed at this time of year.

Our Auburn Sr. Citizens lunched at Country Side Bake Shop today. They try to have fun things to do throughout the week, such as walking groups, puzzles, board games(Apples to Apples), chess, checkers, corn hole, Rook and couponing. Bingo and potluck lunch is always on Wednesday.

The Staying Strong summer exercise class begins on July 8. This is an eight week sixteen session class held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10am and runs from July 8 through August 28. There is a charge for this as all equipment is furnished by the instructors. Stop by the Sr. Center to sigh up and pick up activities schedules or for information call the center at 270-542-8223.

Auburn Restaurant/Pool Rome will be closed all next week for their annual “family” vacation.

If you have news to share with Auburn please call at 270-542-8705. Until next time, have a blessed day.

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