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Lake Clear seniors to meet at Charlie’s Inn

October 15, 2008
By Deborah J. Donaldson

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church, of Lake Clear and St. Regis (Paul Smiths) will hold their joint worship service for the month of October at the Lake Clear church. Worship service will start at 10:45 a.m. with coffee hour to follow. All are welcome to attend and bring a friend.

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

There will be a card party with prizes and refreshments at St. John in the Wilderness's church hall at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. They will have prizes and refreshments. All are welcome to attend.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10. This is a change in date for this month only. Check it out, folks. Lots of good reading material to be had.


The Lake Clear seniors will be going to Charlie's Inn at the Junction for dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. If you would like to join your neighbors for an evening meal, please call Mary Wirsing at 891-3469 to make reservations.

The Lake Clear seniors will be going to the Red Tavern in Duane for a steak dinner to be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. If you are interested in joining the seniors, as they are trying to fill a bus to go there, please call Mary Wirsing at 891-3469 to make reservations.


The personnel manager said to the job applicant, "We keep salaries low so you won't have so much to lose if you get fired."

Inflation hasn't ruined everything. A dime can still be used as a screwdriver.

Thank you, Doris Nobel, for the above two laughs.

Around town

The Third Annual Long Lake Long Boat Regatta was held the end of September, and 39 boats were entered. It was sponsored by Long Lake Recreation and the Adirondack Watershed Alliance. Lake Clear resident and race organizer Brian McDonnell and his team took first in the men's division and second overall. Adirondack Women's voyageur canoe team of MAC'S Canoe Livery with Grace McDonnell as captain took first place. Charles Billingsley of Lake Clear and Diane McIsaac finished the 10-mile course with the lead in the C-2 Stock Class. The Long Boat Regatta is the final event for the season of racing boats organized by the Adirondack Watershed Alliance. One of the sponsors was MAC'S Canoe Livery of Lake Clear.


The rummage sale held recently at the Methodist Church in Saranac Lake was a huge success. We would like to thank everyone who donated items to sell, everyone who came and helped set up the sale, and espcially a big thank-you to everyone who came and purchased something for their home. We couldn't have done it without all your help. Thank you!


There will be a card party held at the Bloomingdale Town Hall every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. They will have prizes and refreshments. For more information, call Augie Simpson at 891-4398

Senior happenings

The Adult Center bus will be going to Plattsburgh for a shopping trip on Saturday, Oct. 25. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. Please call 891-2980 to make reservations.

The AARP driving course will be held at the Adult Center from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30. Cal and Chris Schmeichel will teach. Please call 891-2980 to reserve your spot for this course.

The Adult Center will be hosting a halloween party at the center on Friday, Oct. 31, which just happens to be Halloween. Start planning your costume now. Prizes will be awarded for the prettiest, funniest and scariest costumes. You need to call 891-2980 for reservations for the noon meal.


Some advance notice: The Holiday Craft/Food Bazaar will be held at the Adult Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. There will be home-baked goods, raffles, a white elephant table and a light lunch available. Any craft vendors interested, please call 891-2980 and speak to Pat Thompson about an application for a table. A good way to start your Christmas shopping, early!


Lake Clear sends their sympathy to the family of Donna LaHart with her passing. Donna and her husband resided at Saranac Inn. She leaves her husband, John, one son and three grandchildren.


John Goff, formerly of Vermontville, passed away Sept. 8. He leaves his wife Donna, three children, plus grandchildren and several brothers and sisters, including Lu LaBrake of Lake Clear. We send our sympathy to the entire family.


The following letter was sent to Mel Salls from Emma Donaldson. It was found when her daughter-in-law Cora Salls was cleaning out the house. Enjoy!

An "Easterner's Letter to Her Son

Dear Stanley,

I write to let you know I am still alive. I am writing slowly as I know you don't read fast. You won't know the house when you come home we moved. We had trouble moving, especially the bed the man wouldn't let us take it in the taxi, and we were afraid we might wake your father.

Your father has a nice new job, and very responsble. He has about 500 people under him. He cuts the grass at the cemetery.

Our neighbors, the Browns, started keeping pigs we got wind of it yesterday.

I got my appendix out and a dishwasher put in. There is a washing machine in the new house here, but it don't work too good. Last week, I put 14 shirts in the washer and pulled the chain; they whirled around real good then disappeared. I think

something is wrong with the machine.

Your Uncle Dick drowned last week in a whiskey vat at the distillery. Four of his work mates dived in to save him, but he fought them off bravely. We cremated

his body the next day and just got the fire out this morning.

I went to the doctor with your father last week. The doctor put a small glass tube in my mouth and told me not to open it for ten minutes. Your father wanted to buy it from him.

It rained only twice last weak once 3 days and once 4 days. Monday was so windy that our chicken laid the same egg 4 times.

I got a letter from the undertaker this morning. He said if we don't make up the installments on your Grandmother's grave up she comes.

Your Loving Mother, Stella

P.S. I was going to send you $10, but I had already sealed the envelope.


Oct. 16 Leona Tanzini, Mace Moody IV, 5-year-old Collin LaVair

Oct. 17 Robyn Dykeman

Oct. 18 Helen May, Bonnie L. Myatt, Gail Metz, my wonderful brother Nathaniel B. Jones

Oct. 20 Sharon Farmer, Nicole Moody, Holly Dykeman

Oct. 22 Jean Kern

Oct. 23 Justine Sussey

Oct. 24 Tammy Donaldson, Betty Kochar

Oct. 27 Adelaide Patnode, 87-years-young George Carley


Oct. 18 Brian & Grace McDonnell; 50 years together, Bob & Gail Metz

Oct. 28 40 years together for John & Claudia Wamsganz


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



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