Here we are in the month of October, the year is going fast and one of my Facebook friends had the gall to post the number of days until Christmas. Sincere sympathy to the families of the late Fred Butterfield whos funeral service was held on Saturday, Sept. 29 in McCreary. The majority of McCreary/Alonsa PCH residents enjoyed a lovely chicken dinner at the Agassiz Lodge last week. By the look of the cleaned up plates I think they all enjoyed it, Ste.Rose handi-van did the transporting. Curling meeting for the new season; coming up check the uptown board for details, as well as the many other events posted there. I was thinking we might get some much needed rain this morning but the clouds are moving out and the sun is coming through. It is very dry and rain is much needed around the area. Rick and Bev Lisowski celebrated 16 years at Tru Hardware last Friday. Visitors at our house last week were our son Dennis of Saskatoon, Sask., and our grandson Dennis and Karina Kelly of North Bay, Ont. Dennis and Karina spanned three provinces in one leaving North Bay at 6 a.m. landing in Saskatoon, getting in a vehicle and driving to McCreary. Kelwood Our very sincere sympathy to friends of us all, Lorna Cawston and her family on the passing of her daughter Lori Kuhnle in Winnipeg. Memorial Services in Winnipeg and Kelwood are pending. Take note: Kelwood Legion meeting has been postponed till Oct. 18. Legion memberships for 2013 are in, get yours now and be an early bird saver till Nov. 30. John and Vivian Livingston have returned from visiting with family members in Timmins, Ont. had a great time, food and visits. They also helped celebrate Vivian's dad's 86th birthday. In closing I would like wish you a Great Thanksgiving and hoping it was the best one yet. A blurp on my calendar says that black bears start searching for a winter den -- ideal nooks include under tree stumps and logs or in a hole in a hillside, lesson here don't be crawling in any big holes you might get company. *The greatest advantage of speaking the truth is that you dont have to remember what you said.