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Having a pharmacy in Carrabelle should be major concern

Hi Y’all,

Taxes are done and sent! This is the first year that I have ever done my taxes all by myself (with my brother’s input) and it wasn’t the short form. It was a real growing experience.

This was an interesting week for me. My BFF left to go back to Ohio for the summer. I will miss her a lot. Things seem to slow down in Lanark when our snowbirds start flying back. Love having my weekend friends come into town. Hopefully, this coming fall we will offer more Fun to them. We are looking forward to our social gatherings. Let me know your feelings on starting to have events again.

Speaking of Fun, the American Legion had their first since COVID traditional birthday evening, with a covered dish and music and karaoke by Greg. It was good to be with friends.

A word of caution, on Friday, a friend was having a relaxing day fishing in a small boat out from the shore. Along came a big boat flying, making a big wake and sunk the small boat. Whoever was driving that boat has no business going that fast, that close to a small boat. They never even looked back, or they just didn’t care.

I am one of those people who don’t have to worry too much about this area having a pharmacy. Carrabelle has had a pharmacy since forever, before the last one closed years back. Now some say that it was because it didn’t have enough business, but I was told that they couldn’t get enough help. My point is that when someone is so sick they can’t hold their head up, can hardly get to the doctor, now they have to worry how do they get medicine. Usually, I get lucky and someone is always going, but not this time, and the CVS in Crawfordville couldn’t even tell my friend when someone could pick up the order. I did some checking on all the advice I received on Facebook and came up with one possibility: Walgreens will send by FedEx a prescription to you no charge. I am going to preplan and set up on their app an account with them with my credit card so that when that dreaded day comes, I won’t have yet another worry. Instead, what do we get, another unneeded store?

There is some talk that Weems East may accommodate their patients with pharmaceuticals. I am doing some checking into this information. As a community where many older people live and support Carrabelle, this should be a major concern.

While I was checking on the Weems website, I read something I found interesting. It was announced that “The Weems fleet of four ambulances are currently stationed throughout the county in Eastpoint, Carrabelle area and Apalachicola.” I would say that they are gathered in one area 15 minutes apart from each other. The meaning of “throughout” is “in every part,” or “beginning to end.”

Boyd Farm Fresh truck will be coming to Lanark Village on Friday, May 21 at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Buy local and buy fresh. They have all kinds of cuts of beef with many items. Check out their website www.boydfarmfresh.com. You can also order your selection online before they come, for pick-up when they return.

Grab your calendar. On Saturday, May 29 Tonya’s Hope Cancer Foundation will be at C-Quarters selling Boston butts for $30, beginning at 8 a.m. You can pre-order at (new number 850-901-3678). They will also be selling pork sandwiches plates, with water for a recommended donation of $8. Plates will be sold at 10 a.m. until they are gone. They will also be raffling a Yeti 12 cooler.

The Crooked Grill at St. James Bay Golf Resort off Hwy. 98 east of Lanark Village invites you to enjoy live music at their new outdoor pavilion on Saturdays at 6 p.m.

Lanark Village Coffee Time is going to continue through the summer, so try to stop in and enjoy the company and the coffee. Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m. Free coffee on Thursdays compliments of the representative of the VA and entertainment by the resident music makers.

Bears are out again, please secure your garbage. It is against the law to feed the bears!


The American Legion has their cheeseburger/hamburger night. They will be serving these wonderful burgers on Friday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. If you want to call ahead, call 697-9998. The dining and bar areas are now open. The Public is invited.

The Lanark Village Golf Club is always open for your fun, easygoing golfing needs. We are the only course on the bay and you can come spend the day for only $5 per person.

There is Trivia at the Crooked River Grill on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Many of our Lanark people enjoy this activity.

Love Lanark!

Please remember to send me an email or message me on Facebook if you have anything come up that you would like to see in print.

Pat Sewell Funderburk is the Times Lanark News columnist. Be sure to send news and society items about Lanark Village life to her at p.funderburk@yahoo.com

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