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St. John in the Wilderness raffles off kayak

September 3, 2008
By Deborah J. Donaldson

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church of St. Regis and Lake Clear will be hold its worship service for the month of September at the Lake Clear Church starting at 10:45 a.m. Coffee hour will follow this worship service. All are invited to attend.

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church is raffling off three face cords of wood, cut, split and delivered locally. Tickets are one for $1 and six for $5. Any church member has tickets, or you may call 89l-5638. The drawing will be September 7, so better hurry and get your tickets.


St. John in the Wilderness Church will hold their Mass at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Sunday. Gabriels Assumption Church will hold their Mass at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. St. Pauls in Bloomingdale has an Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. on Saturday. All are invited to attend.

St. John in the Wilderness Church recently held a raffle to raise money for the church. Sister Carol says that she sat at Donnelly's corner one Saturday to sell tickets for the raffle. She would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets to help the church toward their goal. The winners were announced on Aug. 31. The kayak was won by Mary Wirsing, Chris won the water toy package and John Wirsing won the $l00. Mary said that she has been helping at the campsite with the church services for 20 years and this is the first time she ever won anything on those raffles. And to think that her husband won on the same raffle drawing! A thank you to everyone who helped.

The card party to be held at the St. John in the Wilderness Church hall has been changed to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Come out and join your neighbors in a fun afternoon playing cards.

The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. Stop and pick up your reading material for the following month.

In July, the senior citizens from Lake Clear went to the VIC for their picnic. There were about 20 people who attended, and they enjoyed a chicken BBQ and hot sausage lunch. Mary said it was a little cold that day but they all had a wonderful time. They will be getting together in September; stay tuned for the date.

Francis Dumont called to let me know that the 4 little piggies will be leaving at the end of September and I should get a look at them. Well, talk about a lot of pork! Phew, have they grown. Not sure how much they weigh, but from the looks it's more then 200 pounds each.

Congratulations to Kimberly Fitzgerald-Taylor of Lake Clear, who has been awarded a Child Development Associate Credential for recognition of outstanding work with young children. This was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition located in Washington, D.C.

Franklin County Public Transportation buses, which start in Malone with stops at Paul Smiths, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and back to Malone, are up and running. At the stop in Paul Smiths, there is a shuttle bus to the Lake Clear Presbyterian Church parking lot and then on to Tupper Lake. You need to call a day ahead at 483-9000, 481-1598 or 359-9070 to be picked up. This bus service is for anyone. There are discounts for seniors, students and disabled people. With the price of gas, folks, this is an excellent way to get around the county or even just around town.

Around town

Every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. there is an informal gathering of classic and antique cars at the former CED building next to Pizza Hut in Saranac Lake. If you are interested in seeing some classic cars, stop by and talk to the people that own the cars. They are most interesting to talk to. For more information, call Ben Kline at 572-6132. In Tupper Lake there is another group that meet on Friday night at different locations. Call the chamber of commerce in Tupper Lake for more information. Once the weather gets bad, they probably will not bring out those lovely old cars. Check before you go.

VFW #3357 Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting at the Vets Club in Saranac Lake at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9. All members are encouraged to attend.

There will be an Honor Veterans Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Vets Club. All veterans and their families are welcome. This is sponsored by #3357 Women's Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary.

The Methodist Church in Saranac Lake will hold their rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. October 2 and 3, and from 9 a.m. to noon October 4. Any items may be left in the morning at the church before September 30. Only clothes in good

condition and electrical appliances in working order; all other items in good condition will be accepted. For more information, call Charlotte Hall at 891-2129 or Deborah Donaldson at 89l-4199. Thank you in advance for your help.

St. Luke's Ladies Guild will hold their Chicken & Biscuit dinner at the Parish Hall, 136 Main Street, Saranac Lake from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday Oct. 10. The cost for adults is $8 with children under 12 $4. Come and enjoy.

The Covenant Players, a dynamic Christian drama troupe, will perform Friday, Sept. 12 after a 5:30 p.m. potluck supper at the First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake. The event is free and open to all ages. Donations will be accepted.

A card party is held at the Bloomingdale Town Hall at 7 p.m. every Thursday. Call Augie Simpson at 891-4398 for more information.

A raffle was held recently for a beautiful blue afghan made by Cora Salls to benefit the Bloomingdale Fire Department, and Shirley O'Neil was the winner. I am told that she was going to give it to her daughter, who had her eye on the afghan.

Thank you, Doris Nobel, for the following:

There are a lot of things money can't buy. For instance, what it did ten years ago.

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.

The average American family's ambition is to take as much money as they're spending. The best advice for the average American family: Act your wage!

A woman at the bank asked to open a joint account. When asked if the account would be with her husband, she replied, "Oh no, couldn't I have one with someone who has a lot of money?"

Senior Happenings

Gamblers Express will be leaving at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 for an enjoyable day at the Casino. Call the Adult Center at 891-2980 to make your reservations.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Franklin County will hold their recognition luncheon Saturday, Sept. 20 at Gallaghers in Malone. Bus pickup starts at 9 a.m. You need to call 891-2980 to make reservations.

The card party at the Adult Center will be 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7. Plan to attend.

There will be an AARP Driving course held at the Adult Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30. Teaching the course will be Cal and Chris Schmeichel. Call 891-2980 to make reservations.


Sept. 4 Harold Blanchard

Sept. 6 81-years-young Bentley Darling

Sept. 9 Jessica Law

Sept. 10 Anna Kelting

Sept. 12 Carolyn Moody, John Sklaryk

Sept. 13 Caroleigh Meserole

Sept. 14 Ryan Farmer, Thomas Brindisi, Cindy Besio

Sept. 16 Marji Hough, Leigh Hadley


Sept. 4 9 years together, John and Jill Brockway

Sept. 5 53 years together, Lloyd and Lu LaBrake

Sept. 8 57 years of togetherness for Dick and Carolyn Trudeau

Sept. 11 4 years, Corey and Kimberly Taylor

Till next time, you can call 891-4199 with information for this column, and have a nice day.



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