By R.L. McCray

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Michael Ganske, a retired CIA officer, will be presenting “Friend or Foe,” the story of Stewart Nozette on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. There will be light refreshments, there’s no charge and the public is invited.

The Spring Creek Fiddlers’ Convention and oldtime jam will be on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1-5 p.m. at the Spring Creek Firehall. Those attending are asked to bring a dish.

Jaynee Corbett is now the “top dog” at a prison in Youngstown, according to her mother, Connie Salsgiver.

It was a little bittersweet to see the remodeling being done at Joe Vanik’s barber shop on Center Street. Joe has run a barber shop in town for many decades. One of his longtime customers, Roger Grape, tells me at age 88 Joe has finally retired.

Happy anniversary to Shawn and Kim Maynard, number 31, and birthday wishes to Diane Miller an Josh Heiser.

Lori Vanchieri, Jeanne Wassink, Brian DiFonzo and John Zimmerman had birthdays on Friday, celebrating today are Mary Davis, Casey Pfeiffer, Tom Flowers (who is married to cousin Connie Root, they live in Jamestown), Megan McCray (my cousin Jeff’s daughter), and Keith Hanlin.

With Monday birthdays are Mary Lou Burkett, Jan Burrows, Cis McArdle, Randy VanderSchaaff, Jill McCoy Burr and Christine Haehn.

Great to see Jack Croston on Thursday morning (delivering doughauts), I even saw his scars after his surgery. He’s on the road to recovery but won’t be golfing again until next spring.

Don’t forget fall starts on Monday.

Did you get your flu shot yet? Thanks to Julie Maloney, my wife and I have.

If you missed yesterday’s Farmers Market, plans are for it to stay open until Oct. 22.

Popo, whose car was on TV the other day parked on Center Street, called yesterday to tell me that Johnny’s Lunch is as good as ever, and that Gus still works behind the counter. Popo is having surgery this week so you won’t see him out and about — or dancing — for a few weeks.

Tom VanTassel has an interesting story about an old steam whistle. Look for the rest of the story in the future.

Boys rec basketball registration will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the Corry Area Intermediate School for grades 3 through 6. The cost is $10 and only cash will be accepted.

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