In and Around Hannibal: January 19, 2013

by Rita Hooper 

I stopped in to chat the other day with Jim Travis — aside from being Hannibal’s favorite florist and his mom and dad before he and Sandy took over the business — Jim is also a faithful volunteer with the Hannibal Fire Department.

Between the two, Jim is a good one to keep you informed of what’s new about town. And have I news for you!

As of Jan. 1, Hannibal once again has 24/7 ambulance protection.   Arrangements have been made between Mentor Ambulance and Hannibal Fire Company to provide this much needed service to our community.

The fire department has made sleeping and living quarters in the firehouse so that a squad of ambulance personnel will be able to stay overnight. There is now an ambulance in Hannibal at all times (except when on a run.)

Both the squad and the ambulance will be available to answer calls as quickly as possible, anytime, night or day. They will be covering the area from Route 20 and out to Rathburn Raod in Granby (I hope I got that right). We are so glad that the fine people of the Hannibal Fire Company are there and looking out for us…God bless you.

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There will be no school Monday in memory of Martin Luther King.

The Menu for next week at the Senior Nutrition Program is as follows:

Monday, Jan. 21: Beef stew.

Wednesday, Jan. 23: Pasta and meatballs.

Friday, Jan. 25: Homemade mac and cheese.

I understand they are looking for some folks to join their Wii bowling team. Remember they meet at the Senior Center, next to the Library on Oswego Street. Lunch is served at noon but they are open by 10 a.m. for coffee and news and games. Give Rosemary a call and make your reservation now at 564-5471.

The Senior Council will meet Monday at the Senior Center at 1:30 p.m.

Regents examinations will be taken at the high school Tuesday through Friday.

Don’t forget Bone Builders don’t take the winter off; they’ll be meeting at the American Legion Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. If you have osteoporosis, there is help for you and your bones. Stop in and check it out or give Louise Kellogg a call.

The Elderberries meet Tuesday at noon for a covered dish dinner.  Please bring your own table service and a dish to pass. “Age of Champions” will be shown following the business meeting.

The Hannibal Resource Center, across from the high school, has a new phone number: 564-9995.  Its hours are Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. If you can help with food, clothing or household lines, these would be good times to drop them off.  If you need a little helping hand, perhaps the resource center is a place to look.

Hannibal will have a half day of school Thursday. The high school dismissal will be at 10:30, DMK at 10:45 and Fairley at 11:45 a.m.

Music Boosters will meet at the high school library at 7:30 p.m.

If you would like to get a little of the holiday feasting off the waistline, the high school is open Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. for some walking at your own pace without fear of slipping on the ice!

Hannibal Fire Company Auxiliary’s breakfast buffet will be Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Firehouse on Oswego Street. The new time is 8 to 11 a.m.

The Hannibal library will be holding “2 classes in 1 day” Feb. 26. The first class will be from 5 to 6 p.m. for the “Kindle and Kindle Fire e-readers.” Immediately following, there will be a class “Managing Your Digital Photos” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. If there is enough interest, there will be a Nook class before the other two classes. Please bring your own e-readers, laptops, etc. Let the library know of your interests or if you have any questions by calling 564-5471.

If you know that your organization is planning an event and you don’t see it in the Hannibal column, please e-mail me or give me a buzz (both are posted at the top of this column).

This column is to keep those in Hannibal, Florida, Arizona and points in between and around the globe posted on what’s shaking in our fair community. Some of us still like to read the happenings, the ole fashioned way!

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