Thursday, April 18, 2019

Buncombe News

By Dolly Hopkins

Hello everyone.

A big congratulations to the Vienna-Goreville football team. Mike Rude and offensive coordinator Al Way and to all team members for becoming playoff eligible after winning last Saturday’s game. The team has come a long way!

The Vienna-Goreville football team could earn a home game in its playoff opener if it closes the regular season with wins at Eldorado and Johnston City. Can they do it? Yes, they can, good luck!

The weather for this week has predicted chillier conditions. In general, we’ll be cooler and wetter with brief periods of warmer temperatures for the next 10 days or so.

St. Paul Draw Down party is this Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. for those who purchased tickets. It’s going to be a lot of fun, with a great meal and great prizes. Thank you to all of you for your support. See you there.

Happy birthday this week to Beth Moore, Julie Stewart and Phyllis Webb, Oct. 11; Rosemary Longworth and Doc Maier, Oct. 12; Mary Obourn and Jamie Starratt, Oct. 14.

Monday, Oct. 15, is Bosses’ Day, so please, be good and kind to your boss….at least Monday.

Congratulations to Beth and Marc Palmer on their 4th year wedding anniversary, Oct. 11.

Little Amy confided to her uncle, “When I grow up, I’m going to marry the boy next door.”

“Why is that?”

“’Cause I’m not allowed to cross the road.”

As flu season approaches, health advocates are sending a clear message to older Americans: “Get your flu shot now.” The best time to get the shot is before the flu starts circulating where you live. The season generally runs from October through May. If you are over 65, you have two options, the regular strength flu shot or a higher octane vaccine to combat age related weakening of the immune system, it’s called Fluzone High Dose. Your health care provider can help you decide which dosage is better for you. Medicare and Medicaid cover both vaccines.

We are having a flu shot clinic, next Tuesday, Oct. 16 by Southern Seven Health Department in Buncombe, at the Community Building from 9 a.m. to noon. Come get your flu shot.

Buncombe Grade School will have a fire drill today, Oct. 11, and they will visit Buncombe fire station for Fire Safety Week.

Those Buncombe School students who have signed permission slips will see the dentist Monday, Oct. 15.

One day, while out at recess, two boys noticed that a van began rolling down the parking lot with no one in the driver’s seat. They quickly ran to the van, jumped in, and put on the emergency brake. Seconds later, the door opened and there was the principal, his face red with anger. “What’s going on?” he asked.

“We stopped this van from rolling away,” said one of the boys.

The principal, huffing and sweaty, said, “I know. It stalled, and I was pushing it.”

Please note that Saturday, Oct. 20, Noble Road will be closed from Helen Elkins property to the city limits from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for road work, weather permitting. Thank you for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience it might cause. Thank you.

Please keep in your prayers all those sick in our community to include Pat Swieca and Claude Morse who has been hospitalized.

An inmate wrote his wife a letter. “Don’t plant the potatoes yet honey, that’s where I buried the money.”

He soon received a reply from his wife. “They censored your letter and have dug up the entire backyard.”

He wrote back, “Now you can plant the potatoes.”

A thought to remember: It is not so much the load you carry as how you carry it.

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