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Living in a town full of thieves

I am getting very upset at the pranksters in this town who think it is funny to steal the lights that line my driveway. I overlooked it when someone was playing mailbox baseball. I went out and bought a new one that was plastic and harder to break. I also overlooked it when someone took my driveway lights and put them in my neighbor’s tree. At least we got them back that time. We have replaced our driveway lights at least three times and it is becoming rather expensive. We are retired with limited income. I don’t understand what is so fascinating about these lights!

I guess we now live in a town full of thieves. That is the only thing I can conclude.

Ashamed of this town,

Debbie Ball


Thank you for your support

On behalf of Chris Boni and family we would like to send out a big heartfelt thank you to all who came from near and far to attend the Chris Boni Benefit Concert/Spaghetti Dinner: Sean & Cody Musslemen for setting up the event, Shari Gals for soliciting the excellent raffle prizes and the Wretched Soul Kid Band and the Maverick Saloon for teaming up to host the event.

We would also like to thank all the businesses that donated raffle prizes, this event would not have been a success without your help.

Thank you all for your generous donations, kindness, time and effort that you all put into making this event such a huge success.

We would also like to thank everyone for keeping us in their thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. It has really helped keeping our spirits up knowing how much people care. Thanks again!

Family of Chris Boni

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