Neighborhood comes together to find lost dog
It was every little boy’s nightmare! Last night, my mommy opened the door to call our doggy inside, but she didn’t answer. Oh no! The gate was wide open! Where could she be?

Well, she’s home safe and sound now, thanks to the very kind people who took her in at 7627 Adams. They were nice enough to call Office Maureen Kozak at the police station (my mommy had already called her and told her that our dog was lost).

To those kind people: Thank you for keeping my doggy safe and calling the police to tell them you found her, and for being so nice to my mommy when she arrived so frantic and worried.

To Officer Maureen: Thank you for taking the calls and being so patient and kind and not laughing at Mommy.

To Aunt Tyna Gawryliszyn, Aunt Lois (Lucy) Calderone, Chris Lundt, Amy and Dave Rita: Thank you for rushing out into the dark, rainy night to help us bring my doggy home.

Mommy says this is one of the great things about living in a small town ” there are always friends and neighbors willing to help when you need it!

Reagan Hosty


Thanks for Community Center donation
On behalf of the Forest Park Food Pantry, I want to thank Brownie Troop 2772, Garfield School, for their very generous donation of $100.00. We also appreciated the decorated letters we received from each of the girls. The money will be put to good use.

Beverly Thompson
Howard Mohr Community Center

Library film series continues with ‘Weeping Camel’
The last firm in the documentary series sponsored by the Friends of the Forest Park Library and the Forest Park National Bank and Trust Co. is The Story of the Weeping Camel.

Mixing documentary and staged footage, the directors have created a simple tale of the ties that bind humans and animals together. Animals are essential to the way of life of this nomadic Mongolian family and when one newborn white camel is rejected by its mother, they make a decision to send their sons to the closest town to fetch a violinist to perform a traditional musical ritual designed to rekindle the maternal instincts in the mother camel. One critic calls it “an astonishing, mesmerizing film about a vanishing way of life.”

The Story of the Weeping Camel was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005 and is suitable viewing for all ages. It will be shown with subtitles Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in the Austin Room of the Forest Park Library.

” Submitted by the Friends of the Forest Park Library