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20 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune HELEN SCOTT of Atlanta submitted this photo that was taken soon after her husband Chuck had passed away in August. The family had just put up a new American flag and after doing so, a bright, vivid rainbow appeared over the flag. Helen said she felt like Chuck was sending her a message of good-bye. Bats are important to ecosystems as predators of night-flying insects. Some bat species eat fruit, nectar or small fish. Vampire bats live in Central and South America and feed on animal blood. Many tropical bats pollinate plants and help spread seeds, and bat droppings can be used as fertilizer. Source: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection - Brenda Weaver 2013 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved. Colic BOOK I V AZNSJ r//1. Magneto / \ \\1 v//2. Joke, \ \ \ 1 3. Doctor Doom / \ I 14.L xL" o' / / \1 / 5 Galactus \1 . Source: Xl / 6. Darkseld ]GN /7. Ra'sA1Ghul / / /_ 8 Loki 9. Dark.Ph0enix 2013 bYwoKi~dg rF;htt:;es2yndlcate, Inc- MORE SUBDUED color variations on this year's fall color a dry season and recent frosty mornings. canvas might be the result of by Yvonne Swager this faU, and Lawrence said very quick start to winter," Staff reporter recent fro'sty mornings - he said. "There's a lot of Some of the brilliant redsfroze stems and likely sped cold air building in are missing from this up the leaf decay process. Canada, and it's going to year's fall color scheme "I would call it a very make its way down here and Dave Lawrence, me- shortened season," he after a time." teorologist with the Na- said. Weather conditions are tional Weather Service, He categorized the tem- cyclic, and Lawrence said said a dry summer and fall peratures for summer and trends follow 30-40 year and recent frosty morn- fall as normal and said the cycles that are based on ings could be factors, warm weather in October oceanic activity. In the late Precipitation lends to a has come to an end and1950s, winters were basi- longer leaf change period "we are back to reality" cally barren of: now but, and more brilliance, but with highs in the 40s and then, a different pattern precipitation was lacking 50s with occasional bouts kicked in and eventually this year. of rain. brought the snows some "We did have a fairly sig- Though thelast fewyears might remembers from nificant dry period this have not seen snowin No- the early 70s. summer that put a lot of vember, Lawrence pre- Lawrence said we're stress on the trees," dictsa"front-loaded"win- headed back to the trends Lawrence said. "It really terwith earlyprecipitation of the late 1950s. does haveabigimpact." and a tapering off of "We'll see what hap- The leaves changed and weather in the spring,pens," he said. began dropping quickly "The initial look is for a a cheer for the red, white and blue. Frontier, All-American and true:' DiSH [~ADfi; Akk C&mL| ~V!~:Rg IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION** - ACS120~3 per month with quaJi~mg phone service