Friday’s Crabtree Senior Night Potluck at the Foursquare Church has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. It will return the last Friday of September with the theme “Fall Colors.”


National Eat Outside Day is Friday. With summer winding down there may not be many more opportunities. So find a park bench, picnic table, gravel bar or blanket on the ground and enjoy sunshine, fresh air and some tasty vittles. You’ll be glad you did.


“Evening Star” Venus is the brightest object in the West during twilight this week. Jupiter dominates the night sky after Venus sets. And Sunday the last quarter of the moon is officially at 9:37 p.m.


Marge Koone wrestled me to the ground last week and made me say “Uncle” to prove her point that the exercisers at the EHC building in Alread are tough. Just kidding about the wrestling, but I now have a standing invitation to come to the exercise class Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 - 11a.m. to see just how strenuous the exercise is. I’ll let you all know how that turns out.


A neighbor says they heard on the scanner that some tractors had been stolen on Lo Gap Road. If you have details let me know.


Looks like Louis Jackson took some wind damage to his sugar cane. I noted several stalks laying over. I’ll find out this week how extensive the damage was and how it’ll affect molasses production in the fall. On a related note, a reader that has been following Louis’ story brought me a jar of molasses recently, “just in case.”


Neighbor Johnny Fizjurl says he has planted more purple hulled peas to be harvested in the fall as well green beans, summer and winter squash and cucumbers. “They do well when heat stress is less,” he said.


If you have info about the greater Crabtree and 16 West community call Jeff Burgess, 745-1249.