Welcoming fall

Terry Dickow
Posted 11/5/21

Fall seemed to come rather fast! One day it was warm, then it got cold. The trees had leaves, now many don’t.

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Welcoming fall


Fall seemed to come rather fast!  One day it was warm, then it got cold. The trees had leaves, now many don’t.

I have some freeze-dried plants on the front porch that need to go into my compost heap.

I am having a hard time realizing Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away and Christmas is just over seven!  Yikes! I better get my shopping done before all the good stuff is sold!

Each year the local radio station sponsors a Thanksgiving food drive.  The big day for the Two Ton Food Drive is Nov. 18 at Prescott Ford for people to drop off nonperishable food items or monetary donations. All the donations go to the Rochelle Christian Food Pantry.  

We all know the past 18 moths have been hard on people. The pantry can use your donation. You can drop off a check or money for the food drive at Holcomb Bank, The Coyote’s Studio on May Mart Drive, or you can make a donation online. Visit the Coyote’s Facebook page for a link.

CAN is also gearing up for the holiday season.

They expect to help provide some cheer for 225 local children. Volunteers take the kids shopping with the funds, and sometimes that shopping trip is the highlight of a youngster’s Christmas.

Donations toward the shopping trip can be sent to CAN, PO Box 432 in Rochelle. Make the checks payable to CAN.

And VCCT is having a winter gala Dec. 4 at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

This is a fundraiser for the group and the $60 ticket covers a meal, “A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play,” and access to a silent auction. 

Donation bins

You probably have seen those clothes donation bins around town. What bugs me is when people dump all sorts of stuff at the bins. It looks really tacky when there are bags and boxes just tossed by the bins. I often wonder if people are donating clothes or getting rid of trash.

Lucid Motors

I had never heard of Lucid Motors until the World Series.  

They produce luxury electric vehicles and mainly have dealerships in California.

They now have a car that gets 520 miles on a single charge, better than Tesla or any other EV.

I probably won’t rush out to buy one because the price tag is $169,000. 

Literally, a luxury I can’t afford.

Terry Dickow can be contacted at terrydickow@gmail.com