By R.L. McCray

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Remember Linda Olson? Back in 1972 she was crowned Miss Pennsylvania and in 1973 was second runner-up for Miss America. She's now retired as a high school counselor at Donegal High School, Mount Joy, Pa. She now lives in Cookeville, Tennessee, where her daughter and her family reside. Her son and his family live in North Carolina. She earned her music education degree at Elizabethtown College and did her postgraduate work at Temple University. Now retired, she enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren. She has several rescue animals (dogs and cats). She likes the warmer weather in Tennessee. Her brother Steve and his wife Melissa live in Germantown, Tennessee. 

Congratulations to former police chief Rich Shopene on bagging his first archery buck. He claims he will get the Christmas lights up later in the week.

Margaret Zaphiris will turn 85 on Nov. 24. She loves getting cards. She's at the Sarah Reed Senior Living Center, 227 W. 22nd St., Oaks Room 145, Erie PA 16502.

Belated birthday wishes to Amanda Dallas Pound, Yvonnie Pound's daughter. And to Shannon Weaver.

Happy birthday today to Mike Pfeil. Hope the SeaWolves play in 2021.

Best wishes to Lynne Weyand, Tom Hansen's girl friend, though she won't need surgery.

I see that all Mike Comitz wanted for his birthday was to have electricity. And it finally came back.

While the power was out in many areas on Sunday, the American Legion was a popular spot to watch the Steelers and Bills, after the Browns game. Phil Bemis even broke out his old EJ Manuel No. 3 Bills jersey. He was Buffalo's No. 1 draft pick in 2013 and played there through 2016.

Bill Mancino was there and said he bagged his buck with his vehicle, even without a hunting license.

Thumbs up to the Legion workers who were so busy: Emily Sue, Brandon, Sabrina and Jackie.

Happy birthday today to Levi Catalfu (he's 27), tomorrow to Kathy Shumsky and Thursday to Patsy Nichols and Todd Burgess. 

Linda and Curt VanderSchaaff said it was 'cool' to watch the NASA launch of the astronauts to the international space station from their place in Florida.

Sympathy to the family and friends of Russ Dingfelder. He did a lot of things in his life but I'll remember him bringing in some of that great cider to the Vets Club.

The VFW is holding a bingo benefit for Mike Short this Saturday with limited tickets. They cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo at 6 p.m. Contact Adrian at 964-0582.

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