St. John in the Wilderness Church will hold their Mass at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Gabriels Assumption Church will hold their Mass at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. St. Pauls, 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's hall at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. This is a date change. Prizes and refreshments. All are invited to attend for an afternoon of fun.
The Adirondack Presbyterian Church of Paul Smiths and Lake Clear will hold their joint worship service for the month of September at the Lake Clear Church. Worship services start at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday. Coffee hour to follow. All are invited to attend.
The firewood that the Adirondack Presbyterian Church recently raffled off was a huge success for the benefit of the church. Dave Delorier was the winner. Church members would like to thank everyone who helped sell tickets and everyone who purchased a ticket. Your help was greatly appreciated.
The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. You are encouraged to use this traveling library for your benefit.
Congratulations to Dylan L. Halperin, of Lake Clear, who is a sophomore at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was on the dean's list for the spring semester of 2008. Dylan is a computer science/computer and systems engineering major.
Kay Pedroni Neveau gives us something to think about. If we weren't meant to have a midnight snack, why is there a light in the refrigerator?
The 90-Miler Adirondack Canoe Classic race was held recently with paddlers starting in Old Forge and finishing at the Lake Flower boat launch in Saranac Lake. There were around 250 boats with some 500 paddlers who navigated the race course. Mike Tucker and Sharon Curtis, faculty at Paul Smith's College, took first in the mixed C-2 recreation class. Paul Smiths' residents Mike Rechlin, Jack Burke, Pete McConville and Saranac Lake resident George Cook took second place in C-4 stock class. Charles Billingsley of Lake Clear came in second in the men's C-1 stock class. In the 8-person women's war canoe class, Grace and Amelia McDonnell, Cecilia Evans, Diana McIsaac, Jen Perry, Andrea Grout, Betsy McGettigian and Amy Sauer participated. Some of those women are from Lake Clear. Sarah Dantanao and Theresa Troy from Paul Smiths took first place in C-2 recreation women. Guy Middleton, of Saranac Inn, and Becky Sutter took second place in C-2 stock. In the C-2 stock women, taking third place were Anne Brewer, of Lake Clear, and Sara Lindsay. Participating in the C-4 class were Sue Patterson of Lake Clear, Shelly Gibson, and Richard and Deborah Harrison. Brian McDonnell, race director, said that out of 251 boats, 237 finished the race. Now that is a lot of folks with perseverance! Congratulations to everyone.
The Methodist Church in Saranac Lake will be holding its fall rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 3, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 4. We will have most anything you need for your home, plus lots and lots of clothing. When you drop off your items before September 30, all clothing must be in good condition with no tears. All electrical appliances must be in good working order. For more information, call Charlotte Hall at 891-2129 or Deborah J. Donaldson at 891-4199.
The following was sent to Mel Salls by Emma Donaldson. It was found when Cora Salls was cleaning out Mel's house.
I'm Fine, Thank you!
There is nothing the matter with me.
I'm as healthy as I can be.
I have arthritis in both my knees
And when I talk, I talk with a wheeze.
My pulse is weak, and my blood is thin, but I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.
Arch supports I have for my feet
Or I wouldn't be able to be on the street.
Sleep is denied me night after night, but every morning I find I'm all right.
My memory is failing, my head's in a spin, but I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.
The moral is this, as my tale I unfold, that for you and me who are growing old, it's better to say 'I'm fine' with a grin than to let folks know the shape we are in.
How do I know that my youth is all spent? Well, my 'get up and go' just got up and went.
But I really don't mind when I think with a grin of all the grand places my "get up" has been.
Old age is golden, I've heard it said; but sometimes I wonder as I get into bed with my ears in the drawer, my teeth in a cup, my eyes on the table until I wake up.
Ere sleep overtakes me, I say to myself, 'Is there anything else I could lay on the shelf?'
When I was young, my slippers were red, I could kick my heels over my head
When I was older my slippers were blue, but I still could dance the whole night through.
Now I am old, my slippers are black, I walk to the store and puff my way back.
I get up each morning and dust off my wits and pick up the paper and read the obits.
If my name is still missing, I know I'm not dead so I fix me some breakfast and go back to bed.
An informal gathering of old and classic cars that is held at the former CED building parking lot next to Pizza Hut will be going on until the weather turns bad or no one shows up. Everyone is welcome to bring your cars to show. This is held every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Ben Kline at 572-6132.
An Honor the Veterans Dinner will be held at the Vets Club starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. All veterans and their families are welcome to attend. This is sponsored by #3357 Women's Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Don't forget, if you need a ride to and from shopping, to your job or to any appointments, call the Franklin County Public Transportation bus for pickup. The numbers are 483-9000, 48l-1598, 359-9070.
There is a card party at the Bloomingdale Town Hall starting at 7 p.m. every Thursday. For more information, call Augie Simpson at 891-4398.
The bus from the Adult Center will take seniors for shopping, doctors appointments, etc. Call 891-2980 for reservations.
We send our sympathy to the family of Thomas D. Strack with his passing. Tom was a longtime resident of Lake Clear. Tom leaves his beloved wife JoAnn Strack of Rainbow Lake; one son, Thomas Strack, and one daughter, Lynette LaMora, both of Saranac Lake; two stepsons: Matthew Dushane of Lake Placid and Mark Dushane of Louisiana. Also surviving are two sisters: Ma Duprey of Saranac Lake and Dawn Boula of Bloomingdale; five brothers: Gerald and Wesley of Lake Clear, Edward of Pheonix, Ariz., Richard of Wappinger Falls and Eugene of Saranac Lake. Tom will be greatly missed by his large family and his many friends.
Sept. 20 Patty Boyea, Betty Haig, Karolyn Moody
Sept. 22 Kimberly Fitzgerald-Taylor
Sept. 23 Nonie Webb, Virginia Bowen, Chris Leanza
Sept. 25 Steve Strack Sr.
Sept. 26 Dorothy Durkee, Donna Eggleton, Bernie Foley, my wonderful granddaughter Jessica Stinson
Sept. 27 Hilda Pickreign, Lee Ann Hadley, Sylvia Brockway, Trent Fitzgerald
Sept. 28 Ian Freeburg, Ray LaRose
Sept. 29 Benjym Ellithorpe
Sept. 20 11 years together Michael & Ruth Mader
Sept. 22 18 years together Michael & Marlene Martin
Sept. 23 l9 years for Craig & Gina Dumond and 55 years together for Thomas & Barbara Lewis
Sept. 24 3 years for Allan & Lee Ann Hadley
Sept. 25 37 years for Gifford & Sharon Hosler
Sept. 26 55 years together Dick & Helen May
Till next time, you can call 891-4199 with information for this column, and have a nice day.