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Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

It feels like ole man winter is back. At least we didn’t get the snow that was forecasted for the early part of the week. God bless the people up north. They really got the snow this week. Glad it’s them and not us. Maybe the Syracuse coach is getting payback for what he said about Greensboro!!

By all accounts, the Francisco Fire Department Chicken Stew was a success. Texie Jessup, volunteer for the fire department, said she even got calls the next day from people wanting more. It was really good!! I’m glad it’s going to be an annual event.

Don’t forget Bingo Saturday, March 18, at the Francisco Community Building. “Feeding Francisco” Bingo starts at 7:00 pm but the hot dogs will be available at 6:00 pm. All prizes are food preparation related and the cost is $20 for 20 games. This is sponsored by the Ruritan Club and all proceeds go to the Francisco Ladies Auxiliary. Everyone is welcome!!

We are adding attractions and activities to the Francisco Community Market Day scheduled for Saturday, April 29, at the Francisco School grounds. We plan to have Smokey Bear make his appearance from the NC Forestry Service. We also have safety demonstrations from LaMar Grafft, associate director for the NC Agromedicine Group. The demonstrations include what one must do in case of a tractor “rollover” and also four wheeler safety concerns. We live in an area where almost everyone has at least one tractor and/or four wheeler, so this should be of interest to the whole community.

Frances Frans is home after a brief stay at Golden Living Facility. Frances has had some health issues and according to friends and neighbors, is doing much better. I’m glad to see that she’s home. Jennifer Overby is still undergoing radiation treatments. I know she’ll be happy when this is over with. Lois Overby had to be flown via AirCare Helicopter to Forsyth Hospital on Friday. (Wake Forest Baptist Hospital ICU was full). She came out of ICU on Monday. Pray that she continues to improve. Melvin George fell and broke his hip last week. Please lift all of these neighbors and their families up in your prayers.

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News

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