Sheldon Prescott, owner of Alotta Chocolatta, wants everyone to know he apologizes for the sudden and unannounced temporary closing of Alotta Chocolatta (located in Partonville Pleasantries mall) and any inconveniences this might cause. He knows many of you keep standing weekly meet-up social appointments, especially on Saturdays. He hopes you receive word before you find the note on the store's door, which is why he asked me to put this on the blog since the paper doesn't come out until Sunday. The store's electrical system is encountering some "technical difficulties, soon to be repaired--hopefully over the weekend," he told the Press Blog. "Please stop the ridiculous rumors the health department has anything to do with this! That is absolutely not true," he said.
As soon as the blog update about Crooked Creek Park went up, Dorothy called the office and said she wanted to add something. "Tell everyone," she said, "that the old farm house doesn't look any dustier than it did all the years I took care of it--and I didn't have any heavy equipment excuses. It was always more fun to spend time crawdad hunting than dusting. Can I hear an AMEN!"
I ran into Katie Durbin the other day and she said she's excited with the way construction is coming along for Crooked Creek Park. She did mention she'll be glad when the access road from the gravel road is complete since the heavy equipment is kicking up quite the dust storm. She said her farm house looks like it "snowed dirt" all over everything. "There's still much to be done," Durbin said, "but it's starting to please Dorothy and that's the most important part of the process for me."
As you all hopefully know by now, for the past three weeks--and to continue for the next month--Sam Vitner's given away a five-buck gift certificate good for 30 days at Swappin' Sam's. You receive one entry for the drawing each time you stop by during any given week. Sam told the Partonville Press, "From what I hear, business has been a little slow all over the place, including at the mall. It's time to get people out and SHOPPING!" He hopes other stores on the square and at the mall follow his lead. "Cooperation is the name of the game. Let's work together to inspire folks to let go of their dollars!"
Mayor Gladys McKern, who was filling out her third entry blank for the week at Swappin' Sam's, says, "I'm holding my own drawing too! Stop by my office to enter to win Lunch With The Mayor! Lunch will "commence at Harry's" according to Mayor McKern, "on the day of your choice, given it fits with my schedule. Your luncheon prize is limited to a six-dollar value. And here are my rules: One entry per person for a one-time drawing to be held a week from Friday at 2 p.m.. The winner will be notified by me, an added bonus."
THIS WEEK'S SWAPPIN' SAM'S drawing winner: Paul Joy!
It's a sure sign warm weather is hear to stay when the sidewalks are crowded and people just pop into the office. Some of you maybe didn't know she sprained her wrist a month ago trying to open a can of pickled beets. She said she's "finally fully back to par." As we all know, her par is about ten times better than the rest of our normals. And that's why we love her.
Although I'm not good at blogging yet, I am excited about the season opener for our Wild Musketeers! Let's all support their efforts this year by coming to the games. Head Cheerleader Dorothy Jean Wetstra says that although she can no longer give us a high kick, she still has her pompoms.
Mayor Gladys McKern is lobbying to appoint funds toward a mass pompom purchase, stating in the Partonville Press, "How would that not help with publicity if everyone in the stands had a pair." Sharon says I should stop quoting Gladys on that, but I just can't help myself.
See, Harold, this is how you add a post. I'm just typing this in to show you and then I'll ...
NO! Don't push that button! Oh, well, it posted now.
Hosted by Harold Crab
My name is Harold Crab and I am the editor of the Partonville Press. I am new to blogging but I will try to do my best to write a newsy tidbit now and again, something that might not make the paper or, hopefully, one of Baumbich's books. We heard she's snooping around here again, writing down our every word for a Dearest Dorothy #7!