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Pancake supper, poker run a success

March 4, 2009
By Deborah J. Donaldson

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

There will be a card party at St. John in the Wilderness Church at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 15. Come out and join your neighbors for a fun afternoon playing pinochle or whatever card game you would like. Prizes available.

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church of Lake Clear and St. Regis holds its worship service for the month of March at the Lake Clear Church. The worship service will start at 10:45 a.m., with coffee hour to follow. All are invited to attend and bring a friend.

The members of the Adirondack Presbyterian Church would like to thank everyone who came to their Fat Tuesday pancake supper held at the Lake Clear Church. Without your welcome attendance, the supper would not have been such a success. Thanks again for your support.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 31. Check out some good reading material.


Brian Durkee, on behalf of the Tri-Lakes Snowmobile Club, would like to thank all the businesses who helped make the poker run such a success for the club. They appreciate everyone's help. From all reports, everyone had a wonderful time. The money raised from this event will be going to the Saranac Lake, Paul Smiths and Bloomingdale fire departments. Thanks to all the riders.


The following students were named to the president's list for the fall 2008 semester at North Country Community College with a GPA of 3.5: Hillary Barnard of Rainbow Lake, Steven Fitzgerald of Rainbow Lake and Levi Santagate of Paul Smiths. Congratulations to all the other students who were on the list.


Congratulations to Bill Donaldson and Rebecca Farnsworth of Lake Clear on the birth of their new bundle of joy. Daughter Lexie Mae Donaldson was born Feb. 19. She joins big brother Samuel Donaldson at home. I was told that she has a good set of lungs!

Congratulations to Randy & Patty Greenia on the birth of their son Nicholas John Greenia. Nicholas was born on Feb. 25, weighing in at 6 lbs. 15 oz. Proud grandparents are Elwin and Charlotte Hall of Lake Clear and Uncle Tom Hall of Lake Clear.


A grandmother was surprised by her seven-year-old grandson one morning. He had made her coffee. She drank what was the worst cup of coffee in her life. When she got to the bottom, there were three of those little green army men, and she asked him why they were there. Her grandson replied, "On television, they say, 'The best part of waking up is soldiers in your cup!'"

A fourth-grader was experiencing his first summer at camp. Soon he sent his mother a brief but pointed letter: "Dear Mom, please send me lots of food. All we get here is breakfast, lunch and dinner."

Thank you, Doris Noble, for the above.


Around town

The VFW Auxiliary No. 3357 will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 at the Vets Club. All members are encouraged to attend.

The Tri-Lakes Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will hold their montly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. The meeting will be in the community room at Overlook Apartments in Bloomingdale. Anyone who is a ham radio operator or is interested in becoming one is welcome to attend. For more information, call John Duquette at 891-8180.


Senior happenings

The Gamblers Express bus will head to the casino on Saturday, March 7. The bus leaves between 9 and 10 a.m. from the Adult Center. PIease call 891-2980 to make your reservations for this fun trip.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, the seniors will be going to Will Rogers to hear about the 400-year anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's and discovery of Lake Champlain. You will need to call 891-2980 to make reservations.

A shopping trip to Plattsburgh is planned for Saturday, March 14. The Adult Center bus will leave between 9 and 10 a.m. from the center. Call 891-2980 to make reservations.

Don't forget St. Patrick's day and the Wearing of the Green party to be held at the Adult Center on Tuesday, March 17. There will be prizes for several different categories. You need to call 891-2980 to make reservations for the noon meal.

On Wednesday, March 18 at the Adult Center, the board of directors will sponsor a spaghetti dinner. Bingo will be at 2 p.m., wine & cheese will be at 4 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m. The baby-photo contest winner will be announced that evening. So come and join your neighbors and friends for a fun-filled afternoon and evening. You need to call 891-2980 to make reservations. The cost will be $3 per person.


Lake Clear sends our sympathy to the family of Harold LaVair Sr. with his passing. Harold formerly resided in Lake Clear. His wife Ruth passed away in 1995. One son resides in Gabriels, one daughter in Malone and one daughter in North Carolina, all with their families. He will be missed by all.

We extend our sympathy to the family of Robert J. Farmer with his passing. Robert is survived by his beloved wife Sylvia of Saranac Lake; four sons: Mark Farmer and wife Sharon of Lake Clear, Robert Farmer and wife Colleen, Michael Farmer and wife Joann and Troy Farmer and wife Luann, all of Saranac Lake, along with all their families. Robert will be missed by all.



Mar 2 Belated wishes to Irene Martin

Mar 4 Brandon Clark

Mar 5 Gene Wood

Mar 6 Margaret Turnbull, Amanda Winderl

Mar 7 Bruce Barnard, Clyde Parker, Clemos Tanzini

Mar 8 Amelia McDonnell, Minnie Beguin

Mar 10 Katey Snyder, John Snyder

Mar 11 Matthew Martin, Janet Finley

Mar 13 16-year-old Briana Davis, Jim Law

Mar 14 16-year-old Brooke Fitzgerald

Mar 15 Phyllis Knobel

Mar 16 Kaylee Clark, 8-year-old Anna Ellithorpe

Mar 17 Peter Clark, Jennifer LaDuke


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



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