My, how August has flown. Here we are at the end of the month already. School has started and in two weeks we’ll know if it was the right thing to do. Hopefully the virus will be at bay.

Giant moles have hit Brookport, at least that how it looks on the east side of town. Mounds of earth are piled along the road side and alleyway where the water line project is progressing. Pylant Street and Seventh have been affected. I hadn’t heard if water had been turned off while the changes were made but I have a few buckets of water ready to use for flushing should it be needed.

The old Rhodes Hearing Aid building is down. Lannie Jones started working on it last Monday. His big track hoe would eat away at the building and then he would load trucks and haul it away. It took several days to bring it down but Jones was so neat and precise.

On one hand it was an historic building serving the public in Brookport’s heyday. Many older people remember getting ice cream sodas at the counter after school. Then it was known as Garrett’s Drug Store, Truman Garrett being the proprietor and pharmacist. Later it became Rhodes Hearing Aid until the new building was built at the foot of the bridge. Abandoned, the old building fell into disrepair eventually having bricks falling off into the street and becoming a major hazard and was condemned. So goodbye to another piece of Brookport history.

Two wedding anniversaries are coming up. Best wishes go out to Sandra and Odie Lee Hutchison on August 28 and Elmer and Francis Pullen on August 31. May the coming years bring harmony and good health.

Birthday greetings go to Danita Harris today. Ruth Hicks, Peyton Smith and Don and Doug Harris all celebrate tomorrow. Linda Fasolo has a birthday August 29. David Morrow, Bradley Harris and Ryan Hoyer will be a year older August 30. I hope all you folks have a very merry birthday.

The Senior Citizens will not be meeting in September. Caution is still being taken.

City Hall hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with a half hour break for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays are only a half day from 7 a.m. until noon.

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