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Yes, it’s just around the corner because soon we will be enjoying the annual Murder Mystery Dinner. Oct. 8 is the date for murder, music, food and auctions. We have dashing performers, a delightful mystery and delicious food.

Okay, I know you’re thinking murder and fun? Our murders are the best suspenseful fun you will ever try to figure out. You are the detective and will be called upon to watch the play and then decide who the culprit was. How sharp are your powers of observation? You’ll have an incredible opportunity to put them to the test as the story unfolds.

CAPS has presented the Murder Mystery Dinner for the past four years. It is one of our main fundraisers. The most incredible thing about it is all the community involvement we have in the production.

Our actors, director, musicians, servers and emcee are all volunteers. Everyone pitches in to make this event a smashing success. We are looking forward to seeing everyone and having a fun time figuring out who did the dirty deed. Mark your calendar for Oct. 8 and be sure to bring a friend.

In the spirit of bipartisanship, Watson wanted me to let you know that there has been a cat elected mayor of his town. Stubbs became mayor in 1997 and has faithfully served the town of Talkeetna, Alaska, for 19 years. Talkeetna is a very small town, and the residents decided they needed a mayor just about the time Stubbs was born.

The rest is history because Stubbs still has the job and everyone agrees that the town is run just perfectly. I don’t know if Stubbs is running for president, but anything can happen. Let’s just hope that his campaign doesn’t get catty.

WHO’S WHO

Diane Peters, who contributed the information for this section of the article, is this week’s Who’s Who. Featured in October’s Murder Mystery, this will be Diane’s third CAPS Murder Mystery for her. She is taking on the role of “Kitty Garfield,” aka the Crazy Cat Lady (which is probably a little closer to real life than she’d like to admit).

Longtime Fallon residents may remember her from the musicals produced by WNCC. She had featured roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof and Carousel. The on-stage romance between Kitty and Sherlock Hounds also has its origins in real life: Married to Michael Peters, she secured his participation by threatening to add another cat (or two) to the eight with whom she already shares her home.

WHO’S NEW AT THE CAPS’ ZOO?

Nala is a 14-month-old German shepherd/border collie mix. She looks like a purebred black German shepherd with the exception of her white-and-black speckled socks. She is crate trained and knows basic commands. Nala is very shy and needs a patient person to love her. She is absolutely beautiful and would like to meet and walk with you.

CAPS’ NEWS AND EVENTS

CAPS will be at Walmart tomorrow along with Ki at our Kissin’ Booth. Please come by and give our boy a big hug and kiss. We have caps, short-sleeved t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts, so please check them out before or after greeting Ki. You can also pre-order the 2017 Happy Endings Calendar.

Save the date for CAPS’ Murder Mystery Dinner that will be held on Oct. 8 at the Fallon Convention Center. More details will follow next week.

Flower Tree Nursery is again raffling a 20-gallon live Christmas tree. The raffle tickets are available at Flower Tree, and they are $1 for one ticket and $5 for six tickets. Be sure to get your tickets soon. The drawing date will be held on Dec. 6, and the winner doesn’t have to be present to win.

CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89406. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is caps@cccomm.net. Please visit the CAPS website (www.capsnevada.com) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society).

Do you have questions, comments or a great story? Contact me jkwmil@outlook.com.

Kathleen Williams-Miller, a CAPS volunteer, contributed this week’s column.