Out and About – Week of November 9th

This past weekend was, as far as weather is concerned, probably as close to perfect as it can get. It was the perfect time to get Out and About and take it the many events that seem to fill the weekends prior to the holidays. If you were smart, you took the opportunity to finish those outdoor chores that have been placed on the back burner for so long and now demand some attention. We procrastinated just a little and attended the fund-raising breakfast at the Three Rivers Fire Department. I justified our actions by remembering it was for a new canine for the Three Rivers Police Department. Besides Sunday’s weather looked great and there was still plenty of Saturday left to work on the household chores. Thanks to all those volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning to prepare pancakes, eggs, sausage, and the beverages. If you’d like to donate to the police department and help in acquiring a new canine for Officer Matt Stark, you may send a generous check made payable to “Three Rivers Police Canine Unit” and drop it off at the Three Rivers Police Department. The Canine Unit not only supports the Three Rivers Police Department, but also has been invaluable to other law enforcement agencies in St. Joseph County.

The Three Rivers Community Players’ annual MAKE WE MERRY will be here before we know it. This annual holiday event takes the stage at the Three Rivers High School Performing Arts Center Friday and Saturday evenings, December 4 and 5 at 7:30. Ticket prices are $10 for reserved seating and $9 for general admission. If you decide to wait and get your tickets at the door, you’ll pay $10. Beam Sound and Video, 1125 West Michigan Avenue in Three Rivers, will handle all pre-performance tickets. You may phone Rodney at (269)279-6251. The high school will have tickets available only on performance evenings. MAKE WE MERRY is always the perfect way to get yourself into the holiday spirit. The entire community comes together for two evenings of top-rate entertainment.

Thanks to Tracy Milakovic of the U.S. Forest Service and the Northfork Volunteer Fire Department, here are some reasons to keep aspirin by your bedside. There are other symptoms of a heart attack besides the pain in your left arm. Intense pain on your chin, nausea, and a lot of sweating are just a few. There is, of course, the normal pain in the chest, which might wake you up if you’re in a deep sleep. If this occurs, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow with a bit of water. Then you’ll want to phone a family member or close neighbor and tell them that you’ve had a heart attack and taken two aspirins. Then sit by the front door and wait for them to arrive. DO NOT LIE DOWN.

Here are some more autumn signs that you might want to consider seriously prior to the arrival of winter:

1. When the leaves drop early, the Indian summer will be short and winter will be mild.

2. When the leaves fall late, winter will be hard.

3. If the crows do not frighten in the cornfield, it will be a hard winter.

4. If the squirrels tails are extra fluffy, it will be a cold winter.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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