Pet owners should note that dog licenses are due by Jan. 31, 2022. You must show a current rabies vaccination certificate. The cost for spayed/neutered animals is $6 and for unspayed/unneutered the fee is $11.

The Frankfort Congregational Church will hold its annual Fall/Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. until noon. There was no fair last year because of COVID concerns. Items for sale include baked goods, candy, jelly, pickles and more, Christmas decorations, general gift items, muffins, doughnuts and coffee cake, homemade turkey pies and Rada knives. These are stainless steel knives with a stay-sharp, flexible, serrated blade that can serve a multitude of purposes. Finally, there will be a silent auction. Be sure to mark this event on your calendar.

History note

From The Republican Journal, Nov. 16, 1905: “The willing workers gave a venison supper in the church vestry last Tuesday evening. The weather was bad, and there was not a large attendance, but the cash receipts were as gratifying and satisfying as the supper itself.”

Note that today’s laws prohibit the use of wild fish and game at for-profit suppers. But in bygone days, these were much-anticipated events.

Weekly quote

“If there’s ice in November that will bear a duck, there’ll be nothing after, but sludge and muck.” – Old English saying