In And Around Hannibal: May 5, 2012

Rita Hooper

Lots happening – hope you can keep up!

The community-wide yard sale is finally here. Copies of the master list of participating sales is available for distribution beginning at 8  a.m. at the Community Center (library) located on Oswego Street today, May 5.

Music Boosters will be having a pulled pork dinner – take-outs only at the main entrance of the High School from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, May 5. Call Linda Samuels if you need more info.

The Hannibal Methodist Church will have a yard sale today.

The VFW’s annual Fly a Kite Day will be held at the VFW Post on 104 going toward Oswego.

Granby Center United Methodist Church will hold a Nu-2-U sale and bake sale today and May 11 and 12. They have so much stuff they will be putting half out the first weekend and rest on the following weekend. The church is located at 420 Co. Rte. 3, one mile west of Fulton. For information call 593-6996 or 593-1139.

Hannibal Democrats will be hosting their spring chicken barbecue Sunday, May 6 beginning at noon. This year they will only be doing dinners. You may eat in or take out. It’s happening at the American Legion on Rochester Street Hannibal.

The menu for the Senior Meals Program this week they will be serving pasta with meat sauce Monday, meatloaf and gravy Wednesday and baked pork chops Friday.

Also Wednesday at 11 a.m., a nurse will be available for taking blood pressures and will later be speaking about chronic heart failure.

The group meets in the Senior Center Wing of the Community Center (library) on Oswego Street. The doors open at 10 a.m. for coffee and conversation and games. Call Rosemary at 564-5471 to make your reservation.

There will be a WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Clinic in Hannibal Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Municipal Building.

From 1 to 3 p.m., partnering with the Traffic Safety Council, they will be doing free car seat safety checks in the parking lot. Call Stacy at 343-1311 for more information. The next WIC Clinic in Hannibal will be July 2.

The Jammers will hold forth at the American Legion on Monday evening at 7 p.m. If you like country music, stop in and see what’s happening. It seems like a snow bird or two fly in each week. If you play an instrument, bring it with you and if the spirit moves you, join in.

The Hannibal school budget hearing will be Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the high school board room.

The Elderberries will be meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. for a covered dish dinner at the Senior Center. All senior citizens are invited to bring a dish to pass and their own table service.

Hannibal Home and School will be meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Kenney Middle School.

Wednesday, the Hannibal Board of Education will hold its meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the high school board room.

Senior Information Night will be held May 9 at the Town Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. This program is sponsored by the Hannibal Methodist Church. Many public agencies will be there to address what their agency does and how they can help senior citizens and those on lower incomes.

Some of the organizations and groups represented will be Office of the Aging, Honeywell Outreach, Senior Advisory Insurance Inc., Catholic Charities, Veteran’s Administration, Rural Development, Hannibal Library and the Senior Nutrition Program, Social Services, and HEAP.

If you are a veteran in need of services or need help with home improvements or heating your home or are finding it difficult getting through insurance forms, or helping your neighbor or parent getting food they can handle – this is the meeting for you. Circle the date now!  Call Ula Baker for more information at 564-6376.

The Methodist Church in the village on Route 3 invites you to join them for a soup lunch Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

A Meet the Candidates Night for the Hannibal school board will be held Thursday, May 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the high school board room.

Deadlines for many scholarships are coming due – Dollars for Scholars is May 11. ACT and SAT tests will be given in early June and their deadlines are fast approaching too. Don’t miss these opportunities. See the high school guidance department this week.

The Hannibal Library will be asking the voters of the Hannibal School District to increase their funding by $10,000 at the school election May 15. This vote has no impact on the Hannibal school budget. This increase would cost the property owner about 5 cents per thousand of assessed property value or $5 for a property assessed at $100,000. That doesn’t seem like much money to me for all you get.

Access to computers if you don’t have one, DVD’s and audio books to accompany you at home or on the road, a place to pick up a magazine without having to subscribe to it, a place to bring your children for story hour and after school crafts, a comfortable place to browse through the books until you find the one that tweeks your interest. You can even get copies made for you at a reasonable cost.

And maybe most importantly, a place you can get a smile from one of the library ladies who are always willing to help you find what you need either in Hannibal or through their library connections.

The SW Oswego UMC will be having a roast pork dinner Saturday, May 19 starting at 4:30 p.m. The menu is roast pork, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, salad, roll, and homemade pie for dessert. Take-outs are available. The church is located on Route 104 next to Ontario Orchards.

Now if you haven’t found anything to your liking or just want to make a full day and night of it May 19 – stop in at the Dale Osborn Music Scholarship Fund Benefit at the Volney Fire Department from 4 to 10 p.m.  Dale died in a tragic accident last August. I understand Dale attended Hannibal schools and the scholarships will benefit both Phoenix and Hannibal Dollars for Scholars for music scholarships.  I’m also told Dale was always among the first to help when and where he could and a great friend and father, and a talented musician who performed in many benefits himself.

A number of groups will be playing, among them Stone River Band, Tom Gilbo (Elvis), the East Side Blues Band, the Marshall Dillon Band, and Nightlife. Lots of activities going on. The admission charge includes dinner. Our Lady of the Rosary Church on Cayuga St. across from the High School will be serving its “Joe and Loretta Ukleya’s famous spaghetti dinner” Sunday, May 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; takeouts will be available. The dinner is a fund-raiser to replace the roof on the church hall.

Give Peg Shepard a call at 564-6998 if you would like to buy a brick for the path at the Municipal Building. These may be used as memorials or to commemorate a special event.

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