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Last call for magazine subscription sale at Clarksville Middle [Clarksville]

More information has come in on the annual magazine sale at Clarksville Middle School. Not only are the students offering magazine subscriptions, but they have over 1,000 gift items and Tasty Batter cookie dough.

Your gift orders should arrive by mid-October. New magazine subscriptions begin arriving in 10 to 12 weeks. Magazine subscription renewals are more than welcome.

The plan encourages online ordering to reduce errors and save paper. Ask your local Clarksville Middle student for details. Prizes are awarded to every participating student. The final weekend for ordering is Sept. 21 and 22. Don't delay.

Margaret Walton recently started off her grandson Randy's Buddy Walk Team for Down Syndrome. The team name has changed to Randy's Rockets this year. They are shooting for the stars.

Suzy Hill and the ladies of Curves in Glenelg have a starring role in helping with the Buddy Walk fundraising project. Be a Buddy for a Buck is off to a great start. Stop in at Curves, donate a buck and you get a star posted with your name on it for only one buck. Larger donations are definitely welcome.

The Buddy Walk is scheduled for Nov. 9 in Jacksonville, Fla., the area where Randy and family live.

The Robinson Nature Center is celebrating its anniversary with a free open house on Sunday, Sept. 22, from noon to 5 p.m. There is much to see and do for all ages at the Nature Center. Go and see for yourself.

For more information about the Robinson Nature Center, go to

The cycle of life brings constant changes. Mary Ellen Ludy Ernst moved to Naples, Fla., quite a few years ago. From time to time, she and family came to visit friends and family back in Maryland, but not nearly often enough to satisfy. Now, the girls are all grown up and Mel is making multiple visits every year.

Mary Ellen still lives in Naples, but you may have seen her recently. Friends have learned to call her Mel, but her mother and I are not likely to ever call her anything but Mary Ellen. Old habits are hard to break.

It's so nice to have you back in town. Keep coming. There is no such thing as too many visits from our children. Well, some might not agree with that assessment, but visits with my boys and grandkids are rare enough to be more than welcome.

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