Valentine’s Day is Wednesday. Its roots go back to Ancient Rome and the celebration of fertility. The world record for simultaneous kisses was set on Valentine’s Day 2009 when 39,897 people came together for 10 seconds in Mexico City. 
Thursday, the EHC meets, 1:30 p.m. at their building west of Alread. 

Community pride is no better demonstrated than by the scholarships offered to further higher education in the Alread area. The J.D. Puddy Jr. Memorial Scholarship, offered by the EH Club, and The Iris Derow Scholarship, offered by ACRDC, provide financial support to college bound high school graduates. It’s considered an investment in the community’s future. See a member of either group for details, or call me. Applications need be in by April 1. 
Hope the recent deep freeze, that hit my garden pansies, violas and kale hard, didn’t hurt the emerging daffodil buds. Some have swollen enough to start shading yellow. 
Several neighbors have mentioned starting seed indoors for transplanting to their gardens later. No worries if you didn’t. Transplants will be available soon at many locations. 
If you have info about the greater Crabtree and west 16 community, call Jeff Burgess, 745-1249.