Alna Column

HVNC biathlon January 26

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 1:00pm

This is the last reminder about licensing your dogs for 2014. If you come in after January 31, a late fee of $25 is added to license fee. This is not the town's doing, it is state law. Also, Amy gets a report of every dog in town who has had its rabies done, rather you license them or you don't. We have new animal control officer this year, Jack Cheney. He takes his position very seriously, so those who don't license their dogs can expect a visit from him.

The third annual Liberal Biathlon is being held on January 26 at Hidden Valley Nature Center on Egypt Road. Teams of four and individual awards in youth and teens starts 8 to 9 a.m. The Master's division starts at 10 a.m. Best time, costume and team name awards will be given out. Hot lunches are available, area restaurants will be providing them and this will benefit the center.  Hot soup or chili will be served at Hi Hut, 1/3 mile in from gate between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. On February 1, HVNC will have a Snowshoe Day sponsored by the Center and Natural Resources Council of Maine.

I want to thank Andy McVoy for his emails. Now come on, some of you folks are proud of your children and the things they accomplish.

I know lots of kids look for their name or pictures to do with school and sports. I can read the paper and put it in a week later but that's no fun. Alna town news is where they want to see it.

I don't know about you but I have had enough snow for this winter. It is beautiful on the trees and such, but enough is enough already. Make sure you wash or wipe off your dog’s and cat’s feet after they have been out. Do this especially if you walk them on the sides of  road. The salt from the sand will hurt their paws

I made a mistake: Louise Baird is at Cove’s Edge, not MMC. Please send get well wishes there and sorry for the mix up.

Have a fun week and enjoy life. If someone was nice to you, pass it on. Paying it forward is a way of thanking the folks who were good to you.