Can you believe that the first of the month is here already? This is Friday Aug. 24 and that means Sept. 1 is the next Saturday. Our First Saturday Breakfast is happening. It is just $6 and we will serve at 8 a.m. and serve until people stop coming or we run out of food. We come close but do not run completely out of food often.


James and Glenn Griggs will be cooking Hush Puppies for the Cowboys when they ride to the park in Clinton. Each year on Tuesday evening before the Chuck Wagon Races there is a fish fry for the trail riders. Every one gets involved - from the City of Clinton and County officials, Candidates, Merchants and other Volunteers from around the county. Everyone has a great time and the great folks from the wagon races enjoy this and look forward to it each year. We want to do our part to show the people that visit here each year how we appreciate them.


Aug. 29 begins the Catfish Dinner, served at the Senior Center in Clinton on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Serving begins at 5 p.m. and the cost is only $9. This is an annual fundraiser and the proceeds go to the Meals on Wheels Program. This is a large event with great fish with all of the trimmings and the good cooks in Van Buren County always volunteer to bring scrumptious desserts and each Senior Center has volunteers to help serve. This is a great help to the seniors in our County. Thanks to all that come to eat and volunteer their help as well as to support this great program.


Several are ill in our community. Red Ingram is recovering slowly. Nice to have him home. Gloria Love is recovering from Pneumonia. Reba Ramsey has Strep throat, James Burns is much better. I know there are several more that are ill, I just do not remember everyone. We wish all a speedy recovery and remember them in our prayers.


School has started so watch for the school buses, kids and of course all of the horses, wagons and traffic to the Chuck Wagon Races. This is indeed a busy week. Take care and call 592-3935 if you have Scotland News for the paper.