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We actually got some ‘real’ rain this week

Published: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 11:04 a.m. CDT

For once, we got a real rain storm for the first time in a long time. It was nice to see a good rain instead of those little drips of rains we have been getting all summer. It’s probably a little late to help the crops, but at least it should hold down some of the dust during the harvest season. It is also nice to see the grass greening up before we hit the winter time. I, for one, was glad to see the rain. I think a lot of the local ponds needed the infusion before winter hit.

Taxes

Just a friendly reminder that the first half of your property taxes are due this weekend. The friendly folks at the courthouse are always happy to take your money! Plus, it saves you from getting your name on the delinquent tax list!

Puerto Rico

Boy, that hurricane did a number on Puerto Rico. That poor island will not be the same for many years to come.

I would guess many more people will be leaving the island. We have a number of student baseball players at SWCC from the island. Hopefully they have heard from their families and they made it safely through the storm.

I’m not sure how it affects the plans of the students going back home for Christmas. From the pictures, it doesn’t look like there are too many buildings left in good shape. Mother Nature can be a cruel mom at times.

Homecoming

Friday is homecoming for Creston Community High School, with the parade Friday afternoon. It’s always fun to see all the kids out and parading around town. It’s been kind of a rough football season, but everyone seems to be hanging in well.

Geese

This weekend is the start of duck and goose season. There looks to be quite a good number of geese that have come in over the last couple of weeks. I know many of the local hunters are ready to give their guns a workout. It seems like there are more and more birds every year when it comes to ducks and geese.

High Lakes

Next Thursday is the High Lakes annual banquet out at Three Mile Lodge. It is a fun event with many of the local fisher and hunter types showing up to take in the wonderful dinner and auction.

I’m always amazed at all the great items they have for the auction. If you are into hunting or fishing, this is the event you want to attend. The group gives you many ways to win prizes with all the proceeds going to the High Lakes group that does many things around the area to support our local natural resources.

October

We are just about done with three-fourths of the year. October is always a busy month. We here at the paper are eyebrows deep in budgets and other fun things of planning for next year. We also have our revamped Holiday to Holiday event at the end of the month. We’ve taken a new angle and have freshened up the event. Plus, October is always a fun month with Halloween and all the kids dressed up in their favorite costumes.

Thought for the week: “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.”

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