Mike Simms got a royal send-off from Lynn Lawless’ class who walked down to the IGA to deliver a song and a card to the retiring grocer. The card had two arms to give Mike a hug in a safe way. In a short speech, Lynn teared up a bit as she listed off a number of different activities he had contributed to over his many years. Simms is moving to Kamloops this winter. /ANDRU MCCRACKEN