Every now and then this space tends to be a mixed bag of what’s going on.

Every now and then this space tends to be a mixed bag of what’s going on.

Most immediate is Halloween and the trick or treaters who will be out and about. Parents before you send your little goblins and ghosts out to the streets, be sure they can be seen!

Halloween is a great night of fun for all but not when an accident or injury occurs due to carelessness.

Speaking of Halloween and trick or treating...the National Honor Society from both St. Mary’s and Sleepy Eye Public Schools will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Sleepy Eye Food Shelf. Please check your cupboards and pantry and see if you have something you can donate.

When you are out on the street tonight in your vehicle, take extra precaution to see all the children, adults and our National Honor Society students as they are enjoying this Halloween night.

Friday night the St. Mary’s Knights football team takes on the New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds on the Knights home field. Come out and cheer the team on and remember to display good sportsmanship. Good Luck Knights!

As my daughter says “one more day and a wake up” and it will be November. Over just the last 10 days a lot of crops have been harvested and put in storage or sold. Many fields are now black and I haven’t heard of any farm accidents in our immediate area. I did read of a rural Fairfax farmer who was injured and hope and pray for him and his family that he is recovering and will be okay.

Deer hunting season will soon be here in just another week. Some may be bow hunting already. We wish them a safe season.

Christmas shoppers are out-and-about browsing the store shelves to see what is available this holiday season. Have you given them an invitation to stop and shop YOUR business?

In a couple of weeks the Sleepy Eye Historical Society will host their annual Festival of Interests which will take place at the Eagles Orchid Inn.

Not long after that will be the annual Firemen’s Dance. You may have received tickets in the mail. Please support this with your presence at the dance or a donation of any size.

Brown County Suicide Prevention will also be hosting their Jingle Bell Jam 5K walk/run the end of November.

Watch for details of all these events coming in future editions of the Herald-Dispatch.

Thought for the week: It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that things are difficult. – Seneca.