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Ecumenical dinner raises money, food to donate

December 10, 2008
By Deborah J. Donaldson

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church of Lake Clear and St. Regis will hold its joint worship service for the month of December at the Lake Clear Presbyterian Church. Worship service starts at 10:45 a.m. with coffee hour to follow. All are welcome to attend.

There will be a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at the Lake Clear Presbyterian with a coffee hour to following. All are welcome to attend.

St. John in the Wilderness Church will hold Mass at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and at 8 a.m. Sunday. Gabriels Assumption will hold its Mass at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. St. Pauls in Bloomingdale will hold its Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome to attend any of the above services.

There will be no card party at St. John in the Wilderness for the month of December, only. In January, there will be a card party on the third Sunday to benefit Emma Dalton, daughter of Mark and Gen Dalton.

There will be an open house at the parish house next to St. John in the Wilderness Church on Sunday, Dec. 14 after the 8 a.m. Mass until 1 p.m. Sister Carol says that everyone is welcome to please stop by for a chat with your neighbors.

An Ecumenical Prayer service was held Nov. 25 at St. John in the Wilderness Church, followed by an ecumenical dinner that was attended by around 40 people. People donated $92 and four bags of groceries, which were donated to the Saranac Lake Food Pantry. A very special thank-you is sent to everyone who came and especially to everyone who donated. Your help was greatly appreciated.

The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot on Jan. 6, I assume. This will be after the holidays. You may need some good reading material by then.

Congratulations to Robert Skeels, of Lake Clear, who was named Adirondack Enterprise Carrier of the Month for November. His delivery area is Saranac Lake, Bloomingdale, Vermontville and Onchiota.


Around town

Card parties are held every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Town Hall. Please remember that on two Thursdays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, there will be no card parties. For more information, call Augie Simpson at 891-4398.

A Christmas party with snacks, a grab bag, games for the children and an appearance by Santa Claus will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Lake Clear General Store. For more information, call 891-2047.

Santa Claus will arrive at Charlie's Inn at "high" noon Sunday, Dec. 21. You may have your picture taken with Santa, who will be giving out gifts that day.

There will be a Christmas Eve worship service held at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at the United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake. All are welcome to attend.


Senior happenings

A Holiday Celebration sponsored by the Association of Senior Citizens in Franklin County will be held Saturday, Dec. 13 at Gallagher's Restaurant in Malone. The turkey dinner will cost $10. The bus leaves the Saranac Lake Adult Center at 9:30 a.m. and is free. Please call 891-2980 to make reservations for a fun time with your friends.

The board of directors for the Adult Center will be holding a Christmas party for anyone who wishes to come. It will be a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Cost is $3 in advance or $5 at the door. Please call 891-2980 to make your reservations. At 4 p.m. there will be wine and cheese available. The dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive for a visit. Please bring a small gift marked F (female) or M (male) for an exchange. There will be music, raffles, a 50/50 and door prizes. We will draw the winning ticket for the gorgeous jewelry Christmas tree that night.

The Adult Center bus will be going to Plattsburgh shopping Saturday, Dec. 20. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. Please call 891-2980 to make your reservations to do some last-minute Christmas shopping.


The following are some interesting comments that were made in 1955. Now that was only 53 years ago!

1. I'll tell you one thing: If things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.

2. Have you seen the new cars coming out for next year? It won't be long before $2,000 will only buy a used one.

3. If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous.

4. Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?

5. If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.

6. When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would some day cost 22 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.

7. I'm afraid to send the kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in Gone With The Wind, it seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it.

8. I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas.



Dec. 11 Stephanie and Stephan Strack Jr.

Dec. 12 David Hare, Matt Hare

Dec. 13 John Wirsing

Dec. 15 Laura Shene, John Pickreign

Dec. 16 Nathan Hough, Avery Clark, Lynn Whitney

Dec. 17 Nicholas Brindisi, Corey Taylor

Dec. 18 Betty Myatt, my nephew C. Healy Jones

Dec. 20 Michael Davis, Noah Hare, Geraldine Moore

Dec. 21 Annie Converse

Dec. 22 8-year-old Abigail Leavitt



Dec. 11 32 years together, Ross & Karen Dailey

Dec. 22 14 years together, Harry & Mary Hopkinson

Till next time, you can call 891-4l99 with information for this column, and have a nice day.



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