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In and Around Hannibal: Sept. 15, 2012

by Rita Hooper 

I have an early deadline this weekend so hope I haven’t missed any news. If I have, look for it next week in The Valley News.

Tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 16, Oswego County Democrats will be holding their annual steak bake and corn roast at Scott’s Pond.

There will be a county golf tournament preceding the picnic.  You can call Judy or Bill Walsh (564-5657) or Judy Prosser, (564-5630) and see if there is still an opening.

Steaks had to be pre-ordered but come anyway and eat off the menu. Several Democrat candidates or their reps will be on hand to meet and greet you.

The Hannibal Senior Meals program will meet this Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon for lunch.  Most of the folks come earlier for cards and games, conversation and coffee.

This week’s menu features beef stroganoff over egg noodles with brownies for dessert Monday; open-face hot turkey sandwiches Wednesday; and fish clippers Friday.

To read the rest of the story, pick up the latest copy of The Valley News. You may also subscribe to the paper by calling 598-6397

In And Around Hannibal: March 17, 2012

by Rita Hooper

I write this week’s column from the island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean, two hours by air from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. I’m sure like I did, you have a picture of PR as a sun-drenched island full of swaying palm trees, tourists and lots of poverty – some might even call it ‘backwards.” Let me try and burst that misconception!

So far I have visited several neat places and more are anticipated but I wanted to share some general info about Puerto Rico – and save those experiences for later!

Puerto Rico and the United States have a unique relationship.  Puerto Rico is not a state, yet it has United States Post Offices and even a U.S. National Park.  How can that be?…I just knew you’d ask!

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