Jill’s chitchat: Headbangers get record deal

You’ve enjoyed them for years at Rowdy’s and now everyone will be able to hear their music because our very own Headbangers have scored a record deal. You’ll be able to buy their albums in stores and online.

I’ve heard that their first album will contain favorites like “Love Is Worse Than a Mosquito Bite,” “Stick Your Hand in a Socket,” “Eat Like a Fly,” and “Get Your Own Tractor.”

Because they have to hit the recording studio soon, they’ll be going on hiatus from Rowdy’s. You can catch their last show this Friday. I hope to see you there.

I’ll be back next week!

 

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Jill’s chichat: An interview with Mayor Cord Bennett

Jill: I have a special guest this week. Mayor Cord Bennett has agreed to join me. I hear you have an announcement to make and it can’t wait until the next quarterly town meeting.

Mayor Bennett: This is something that is going to make many of the citizens of Lincoln Falls happy. We’ve needed it for awhile and I’m pleased to announce that we are finally moving forward with the bike trail. We’ve hired a company that will add a bike lane to Main Street. That lane will then turn off onto a paved path that will go around the lake.

Jill: A bike trail? That’s your news?

Mayor Bennett: Yes. Isn’t it great? I’ve received numerous requests for a bike trail and, at one point, I received a petition from 100 residents.

Jill: Those residents will be thrilled.

Mayor Bennett: It’s perfect for everyone. Parents can take the kids’ bikes to the lake and let them ride. For the physically fit and more adventurous, a separate path will split off from the lake and go up the hill.

Jill: Isn’t that a bit steep?

Mayor Bennett: It is, which is why I said it’s for the physically fit. We don’t want someone to have a heart attack.

Jill: Right. I’m glad you decided to come in for the interview today. Now, for something a bit more juicy. Who are you currently dating?

Mayor Bennett: No one.

Jill: I don’t believe you. You’re always dating someone.

Mayor Bennett: It’s none of your business. I didn’t come in to discuss my private life.

Jill: My readers want to know. Are you still dating triplets?

Mayor Bennett: I’ve never dated triplets.

Jill: That’s not what my source tells me.

Mayor Bennett: Your source is lying. I’m done. You got your interview.

Jill: Cord . . . wait.

Mayor Bennett: Goodbye.

Jill: Well, that was awkward. Congratulations to the residents who fought for the bike trail.

See you next week!

 

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Jill’s chitchat: Stacia and Will Banks are expecting

I don’t usually write about my friends, with the exception of Mayor Cord Bennett, but this news is too exciting. Stacia and Will Banks are expecting . . . puppies. I know you were expecting me to say baby. Sorry.

You might remember that, a couple of weeks ago, they adopted a toy poodle who has been making Will’s great dane, Daisy, miserable. It turns out that the poodle, now named Snook’ems, is pregnant.

Snook’ems is expected to have the puppies at the end of August. While Stacia and Will would love to keep the puppies, they say two dogs are enough for them. They will be giving the puppies away to loving homes. If you’d like to get on the list, stop by the Lincoln Falls Veterinary Hospital and fill out an application. Every new family chosen will be required to go through Dr. Banks’s puppy training.

See you next week!

 

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Jill’s chitchat: Brothers Diner is expanding

Changes have been happening faster than an asteroid barreling toward Earth since Eddie Taylor took over Brothers Diner. He’s revamped the menu, installed a new counter, and now he’s adding an ice cream fountain.

Watch out Braiden Parker, the Shake and Scoop is getting some competition. The menu will feature a Lincoln Falls sundae, which will consist of five scoops of vanilla ice cream, banana slices, chocolate and strawberry sauces, gummy worms, crushed chocolate chip cookies, whipped cream, a cherry, and edible rainbow glitter. It’s an interesting combination. Make sure to save your appetite for this one.

Although the diner won’t offer the same number of shakes as the Shake and Scoop, Eddie Taylor told me that 50 different shakes will be on the menu. Sounds yummy to me.

Eddie says he expects the ice cream fountain to be open in about two months. The diner will remain open during construction so everyone can still get their diner fix.

See you next week!

 

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Jill’s chitchat: 4th of July in Lincoln Falls

The 4th of July is Tuesday and there are a number of events in Lincoln Falls that you won’t want to miss.

At 11 a.m., you’ll want to be on Main Street to see the annual 4th of July parade. Mayor Cord Bennett will be on top of the American flag float. Will he be flying solo or will he be with the latest flavor of the month?

After the parade, the Lilies of Lincoln Falls are hosting the annual picnic at the lake. Mrs. Scarlett Flynn is looking for volunteers. She claims she has a list of all of the citizens of Lincoln Falls and will know if you don’t volunteer and payback is a…well, you can finish that one.

Stick around after the picnic for the pig and goat races. If you’re daring, join the annual leech contest. Remember the last person standing wins. How many leeches will you tolerate before you pass out? Because Huck Lucas lost too much blood last year, two ambulances will be on the grounds.

The day will end with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Crazy Ed will be on his barge for what he promises will be the best fireworks show ever and he promises no explosions like the last couple of years.

See you at the festivities and I’ll be back next week!

 

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Jill’s chitchat: Lucas boys take on online dating

Before I get to the main headline, let me introduce myself. My name is Jill Stanton and I’m the gossip columnist for the Lincoln Falls Times. I’ve agreed to take over Jennifer’s blog on Thursdays. Honestly, I begged Jennifer for space on her blog. I love talking about all of the good people of Lincoln Falls and this week’s gossip is about two of my favorite citizens — Huck and Tuck Lucas.

Your eyes are not deceiving you. Huck and Tuck are looking for love and have decided to turn to online dating. I’ve heard that they asked Zach Brody to take professional portraits of them for their online bios. They actually took off their baseball caps and combed their hair for the photos.

I don’t know which sites they are joining, but if you’re interested in possibly dating them, here are a few details.

They both enjoy hunting and farming, and they own several fur hats and baseball caps. They love alligators and dream of one day owning an alligator farm.

See you next week!

 

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New feature coming soon

You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t posted Pet Video of the Week for awhile. I’ve decided to discontinue that feature because I’ve been posting cute animal photos and videos to my Facebook page. If you want to continue to see the animal pictures and videos I find during the week, like my Facebook page.

Starting next week, I’ll have a new feature brought to you by one of the characters from my Lincoln Falls novels. Jill Stanton, the gossip columnist for the Lincoln Falls Times, will be taking over my blog. She’ll let you in on the latest gossip on all of the citizens of Lincoln Falls. Stay tuned!

 

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