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The Celebrated Preying Turkey Vulture of Warwickshire County

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. At the conclusion of the second week of my trip to The United Kingdom of Turkey Vultures, Buzzards, and Lesser Birds of Prey, the extreme weather continues to be the major talking point. As I may have mentioned, the winter/spring has seen the most rain in 250 years. That means a lot of rain. And the resulting floods across the southern part of the country have been devastating for many, not to mention the consequential excessive amount of time I have had to spend inside cozy pubs listening to the locals solving the problems of the world. As a result I have lots to report but am not mentally or physically able to report it, other than the following important notices. I will do better next week.

Public Service Announcements. Calendars and pens at the ready. #430. The Vets from the Mendocino Animal Hospital will be in town at the AV Farm on one more occasion this month. tomorrow, Thursday, February 20. Call 462-8833 for further details. They set up at the AV Farm Supply from 2pm to 3.30pm and to avoid a line perhaps go around 3pm. you will definitely be seen. New customers and their pets are always welcome. Their next visit will not be until March 13. #431. The 23rd annual Variety Show is just a few weeks away. Fri/Sat Mar 7/8. #432. The monthly Community Sing-along returns to Lauren’s Restaurant this coming Saturday, February 22 at 8.30pm. #433. The Senior Center has arranged a bus trip to historic Duncans Mills on Wednesday, February 26. This is open to anyone and will feature a tour of Trombly’s Tea Shop, lunch at Historic Cape Fear, and a stroll through and around the different shops on main street. The cost is just $5 plus lunch. If interested please call the bus service at 489-1175 or the Senior Center, 895-3609. Space is limited.

Here’s the menu for the community meals over the next week at the Senior Center at the Veterans Hall in Boonville. The Center asks for a $6 donation from Seniors for both lunches and dinners and $7 for Non-Seniors for lunches and $8 for the dinners. Tomorrow, Thursday, February 20, the lunch, always served by Marti Titus and her crew at 12.15pm, will be Oven BBQ Brisket, Brussels Sprouts, Garlic Potatoes, Rolls, 3 Bean Salad, Couscous Salad, and Strawberry Cream Pie for dessert. Next Tuesday, February 25, an evening meal will be served at 6pm, featuring Chicken w/ Kale, Garlic Pasta, Broccoli, Quinoa Salad, Orange Gelatin, with Better Cake for dessert. Remember, all ages are welcome!

So, until we talk again, Keep the Faith; be careful out there; stay out of the ditches; think good thoughts; and may your god go with you. A final request, “Let us prey.” Humbly yours, Turkey Vulture. PS. Contact me with words of support/abuse through the Letters Page or at PPS. On the sheep, Grace. … Hi, George, hope you and Sheila are well. Hi, Silver Swan, behaving yourself? Hopefully not!

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