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Big doe, buck contest at Lake Clear General Store

October 1, 2008
By Deborah J. Donaldson

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church of Lake Clear and St. Regis will hold its Sunday worship services for the month of October at the Lake Clear church. Worship service starts at 10:45 a.m. Coffee hour will follow the service. All are welcome to attend.

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

St. John in the Wilderness will have a card party in the church hall on the third Sunday in October at 1 p.m. There will be prizes and refreshments. Bring a friend and have an enjoyable afternoon playing cards with your neighbors.


Attention, all big game hunters in the area. Lake Clear General Store is sponsoring a big doe and buck contest. This will include archery, muzzle and rifle categories; cost will be $5 each. Prizes will be awarded for all categories. Sign up today at the Lake Clear General Store, located on Route 186, or call 891-2047.

The Clinton-Essex-Franklin County Library System Bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. Stop by and pick out some good reading material.

Hohmeyer's Lodge on Lake Clear will be holding an Adirondack Harvest Oktoberfest in October with old world cuisine and bier samplers from Munich. Oktoberfest Pub Night will be Wednesday through Friday with live music. Please call 891-1489 to make reservations for this fun time at the Lodge.

Congratulations to Brianne Mott of Lake Clear who graducated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a bachelor's of art degree.

Around town

There will be a rummage sale held at the Methodist Church in Saranac Lake from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 2 and 3, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 4. Anything and everything you need for your home, shop, garage, etc., all priced to go. Please stop by and check out the sale.

The Franklin County Public Transportation had a new schedule published in the Enterprise recently. Hopefully, everyone saw it. Called the "Adirondack Route," it starts in Malone and goes to Lake Placid and back to Malone, with stops along the way, three times a day. There is a shuttle from Paul Smiths to the Lake Clear Presbyterian Church parking lot and then on to Tupper Lake and back to Paul Smiths. Price from Malone to Lake Placid one way is $3; same for going back to Malone. Paul Smiths to Lake Placid one way costs $2; same for going back to Paul Smiths. Please call a day ahead in order to be picked up: 483-9000, 481-1598 or 359-9070. This is a bus service for anyone of any age and is wheelchair accessible.

The VFW Auxiliary #3357 will hold its montly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Vets' Club. All members are encouraged to attend.

St. Luke's Ladies Guild will sponsor a Chicken & Biscuit dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at the parish hall. Adults tickets are $8 with children under 12 $4. Come and enjoy a delicious meal.

In Saranac Lake, the weekly gathering of classic and antique cars has decided because of the early hour of darkness to close their show for now. They will start up again in the spring, hoping to see everyone at that time.

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

Thank you, Charlotte Hall, for the following:

The Images of Mother

4 years of age: My Mommy can do anything!

8 years of age: My Mom knows a lot, a whole lot!

12 years of age: My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.

14 years of age: Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either.

16 years of age: Mother? She's hopelessly old fashioned.

18 years of age: That old woman? She's way out of date!

25 years of age: Well, she might know a little bit about it!

35 years of age: Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.

45 years of age: Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?

65 years of age: Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

On her 41st birthday, a woman received an extravagantly expensive wrinkle-removing cream from her teenage daughter. "And what did she give you last year?" a friend inquired of the mom. Without hesitation, she replied, "The wrinkles!"

Thank you, Doris Nobel, for this one!

Senior happenings

The Gamblers Express bus will leave from the Adult Center at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Please call 891-2980 to make reservations for this fun trip.

There will be a card party held at the Adult Center at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Prizes, refreshments and a fun time with your neighbors playing cards.

AARP will sponsor a driving course to be held at the Adult Center from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 29 and 30. Teachers for this will be Cal and Chris Schmeichel. You need to call 891-2980 to make reservations.

Lake Clear residents would like to extend their sympathy to Donald and Doris Hamm of Vermontville with the loss of their beloved son, Daniel A. Hamm. Dan is survived by his parents, one brother Darrell Hamm, one sister Jennifer Hamm, grandmother Marion Hamm and grandfather Francis Tuthill. He was a young man who enjoyed life. He will be greatly missed by all.

Belated 44-year anniversary to Peter and Karen Donnelly.


Oct. 1 Brett Clark, Peter Donnelly, Michelle Martin, Sally Patnode

Oct. 3 Irene Walker Sr., Geneva Courtney, Alma Sawyer

Oct. 5 Mary Lou Brown, Allen Hoyt

Oct. 6 Rip Allen, Dan McLean, Peter Segard

Oct. 7 Cindy Smith

Oct. 10 Kiersten Lee

Oct. 12 Gwendalyn Mader (5 years old)


Oct. 8 14 years for Robert and Jeannette Sheppard

Oct. 9 53 years of togetherness for Harrison and Mary Kent

Oct. 11 33 years for Brian and Carol Howes, and 22 years for myself and Bob

Oct. 12 Six years together for Dennis and Carole Hadley

Oct. 13 46 years for Elwin and Charlotte Hall and Skip and Clemos Tanzini

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



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