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A Tramp-like Bird of Prey Abroad

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. The “misbehaving” in the Valley over the past few weeks should probably now be curtailed, as by the time you read this I will be flying over AV, to resume my observations and report on any discretions! Before I get back in the skies, however, here is a brief column informing you of some upcoming events.

Public Service Announcements. Calendars and pens at the ready. #466. The Variety Show will take place at The Grange this coming Friday/Saturday, March 7/8. As always, it will be a fun evening for families and not so much fun for curmudgeonly birds of prey. With that in mind I can only comment that it is important to remember it is a “variety” show, not necessarily a “talent” show, although many talented folks will be on stage of course. #467. The Vets from the Mendocino Animal Hospital will be in town at the AV Farm Supply on just one occasion this month, Thursday, March 13. Call 462-8833 for further details. They set up at the AV Farm Supply from 2-3.30pm and to avoid a line perhaps go around 3pm. you will definitely be seen. New customers and their pets are always welcome. #468. It’s nearly that time again. St. Patrick’s Day! The Senior Center Dinner to celebrate the occasion is on Saturday, March 15 in the Apple Hall in Boonville with a happy hour at 5.30pm and dinner served at 6.30pm. Call 895-3609 for further details.

Here’s the menu for 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 charges $7 for Non-Seniors for lunches and $8 for the dinners. Tomorrow, Thursday, March 6, the lunch, always served by Marti Titus and her crew at 12.15pm, will be General Tso Chicken, Pasta, Cabbage, Asian Slaw, Wheat Berry Salad, and Pineapple Dream Cake for dessert . Then, next Tuesday evening, March 11 at 6pm, the dinner will feature Chicken Thighs with Spinach, Brown Rice, Raspberry Gelatin, Broccoli Salad, Garlic Bread, and Brownies & Ice Cream. As this is the 2nd Tuesday of the month, dinner will be followed by Bingo at 7pm. Hopefully you will be able to attend, and remember, all ages are welcome! Hope to see you there.

As I leave these shores and head back to NorCal, the topics under discussion on the streets and in the pubs throughout the land currently include: the increasing Russian involvement in the Ukraine; the Conservative Party in power here in the UK are trying to win popularity by claiming to be the party of the workers, something that will be impossible to pull off; the young female serial killer who laughed when sentenced to life without parole; the manager of a top professional soccer club head-butting a player on the opposing team; the inevitable discussion about the possible inclement weather for the Oscar ceremony along with the possibilities of Oscar winning Brit films, and the healthy reasons to drink two pints of beer a day.

Time to take my leave. 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. One 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, Silver Swan, behaving yourself? Hopefully not! … Bobwhite Quail, keep up the knitting!

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