Saturday, December 15, 2018

Buncombe News

Buncome-NewsBy Dolly Hopkins

Hello Everyone,

Monday was President’s Day and Washington’s birthday was observed. The weather was cold and rainy, so in George Washington’s honor, I thought about baking a nice cherry pie… but I didn’t.

The Buncombe Fire Department chief, Sue Davis, reported to the Village Board, that a newer fire truck was offered to Buncombe by a private individual from Rockford, Ill. who wants to keep his name anonymous. After a short discussion the red 1984 Pierce Arrow fire unit was accepted. The condition is to give ours to a neighbor town who needs one. Cypress accepted our offer since their fire truck was in need of some repairs, so timing was perfect. Thank you so much to that generous individual from Rockford. It’s not a new truck but we are pleased.

A lawyer and an engineer met while both were on vacation in the Caribbean.

The lawyer said, “I’m here because my house burned down, and everything I owned was destroyed by the fire. The insurance company paid for everything.”

The engineer responded, “That’s interesting. I’m here because my house and all my belonging were destroyed by a flood, and my insurance company also paid for everything.”

The lawyer asked, “How do you start a flood?”

Happy birthday to Nickolas Johnson (7), Feb. 22; Lisa Tripp, Feb. 23; Tracy Troyer and Richard Ross, Feb. 24; Matt Jordan, Ron Johnson, Tammy Huckelberry, Bobby Trover and to my daughter Vanessa Hopkins, Feb. 25; Trudie Felcyn, Feb. 28. Hope you all have a great day.

Congratulations to Jim and Darlene Stevens on their 52nd wedding anniversary, Feb. 24. We wish this great couple many more healthy and happy years together.

A grandmother overheard five year old Christy “playing wedding.” The wedding vows went like this: “You have the right to remain silent, anything you say may be held against you, you have the right to an attorney or witness present. You may kiss the bride.”

A reminder to Buncombe Grade School parents that tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 22, there will be a 11:30 dismissal due to school improvement day.

A get well soon to all in our community who are sick or “feeling bad” to include: Mary Sewart, Fran Stewart, Bud Stout, Steven Marshinski, Helen Kubian, Gary Johnson, Kathy Hupe, Doda Starkey, Susan Ward, Kelly Groner and Margarat Dorsey. Hope some of you are home and better by now.

The next Buncombe Village Board meeting will be Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m.

Complaints about dogs running loose around town and on the railroad tracks are being addressed. Please see that your pets are safe at home, in your yard not your neighbors property and especially not on the railroad tracks for their own safety.

Our sympathy to Bob Ramsey on the death of his beloved dog Shorty, 16 years old. It’s hard to loose a pet for they are family even if they got others dogs.

An old fellow lived out in the country with only his dog for company. One day when the dog died the fellow went to the local Baptist church and asked, “Pastor, my dog has died. Would you do a funeral for him?”

The pastor answered, “I can’t do that. We don’t have services for animals in our church. But you might check with the Methodist church down the road.”

The fellow replied, “Thanks pastor.” As he was about to leave he turned and asked,”Pastor, do you think that $10,000 is enough to donate to them for the service.”

The pastor quickly spoke up, “Wait a minute! Why didn’t you tell me that the dog was Baptist?”

A thought to remember: Kindness, if you show it to others, will radiate from you like the warmth of the sun over the hilltops.

Thank you to Verna Taylor for the contributions to this column.

Till next week.

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