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St. Bernard’s Bell Choir to perform in Lake Clear

January 7, 2009
By Deborah J. Donaldson

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church of St. Regis and Lake Clear will hold their joint worship service for the month of January at the Lake Clear church. The worship service will start at 10:45 a.m. with coffee hour to follow. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The minister of the Adirondack Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Richard Speer, will hold a get-together that he is calling "Christians and others." It is open to anyone of any age and will be held every Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Lake Clear Church. On Jan. 11, it will be about Christians and Muslims; Jan. 18 will be the annual meeting for the congregation, starting at 11:45 a.m.; Jan. 25 will be about Christians and Hindus. Plan to attend. For more information, you may call 891-5638.

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

The Bell Choir of St. Bernard's Church will perform at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. l8 at St. John in the Wilderness Church before the card party. A donation will be accepted at the door. The money raised at this card party will go toward Emma Dalton who has Rett disease. Her parents are Mark and Gen Dalton, and they have had to do a lot of traveling with Emma to try and find help for her. Following the Bell Choir performance will be the card party. Admission is $1 to play cards. There will be the usual 50/50 raffle, lottery tree and refreshments. So get together with your friends and neighbors to show our support for this Lake Clear gal.

The bookmobile was just at the Lake Clear post office parking lot and will not be back until the first part of February.


The Christmas Food Committee of the Saranac Lake Food Pantry, in conjunction with the Holiday Helpers, packed food boxes at the Armory for 128 people on Dec. 19. There were around 24 people who helped with this project. A very special thank-you goes to Stewart's Shops, Jim Murnane, the local churchs and anyone else who has supported the food pantry in the past. An extra, extra big thank-you to everyone who participated in the packing. Your help was really appreciated.

Home for the holidays are the following local college students:

Erin Farmer, daughter of Mark and Sharon Farmer of Lake Clear, who is a junior at SUNY Cortland majoring in secondary English education. She has played for three years on the Cortland women's ice hockey team.

Brittany Clark is in her senior year at Brockport College with a 3.9 GPA, and her major is in art.

Andy Clark is in his junior year at Rochester Institute of Technology with a major in Industrial Design.

His GPA is 3.2.

Brittany and Andy are the children of Brett and Renee Clark of Lake Clear.

Emmalee Kelting, daughter of Bill and Diane Kelting of Saranac Lake, is in her first semester at Herkimer Community College and has a GPA of 3.7. She is majoring in elementary education.

Brian Stinson, son of Jim and Eva Stinson of Saranac Lake, is in his senior year at SUNY Oswego with a major in Elementary Education.

Rachel Hannon, daughter of Mike and Cathy Hannon of Saranac Lake, is in her senior year at Utica College majoring in Child Life Specialist. She will be going to Orlando's Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital to do an internship shortly.

David Kelting (who didn't make it home for the holidays) will graduate in May from Buffalo State with a major in Journalism. He is the son of Bill and Diane Kelting of Saranac Lake.

I am sure I have missed some other college students, but we wish all af you the best of luck, and keep up your good grades.


Around town

VFW Auxiliary No. 3357 will hold their montly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13. The meeting will he held at the Vets Club. All members are encouraged to attend.

Don't forget about the Franklin County Public Transportation bus that is available for anyone to ride for a very small amount. They are handicapped accessible. You need to call 483-9000, 48l-1598 or 359-9070 a day ahead in order to be picked up.

Something to think about (thank you, Doris Noble, for the following):There are a lot of things money can't buy. For instance, what it did 10 years ago.

Congress is simplifying the tax forms this year. There are only four lines: 1. What was your income last year? 2. What were your expenses? 3. How much do you have left? 4. Send it in.

The physician phoned one of his delinquent patients. "Mrs Taylor," he

said, "I'm sorry to tell you this, but your check just came back." "So did my arthritis," she replied, and hung up.

Senior happenings

Gamblers/Shopping Express will be leaving at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 from the Adult Center. Anyone interested in shopping in Malone or Massena, or going to the Casino, is invited to call 891-2980 to make reservations for this fun trip.

On Saturday, Jan. 17, the Adult Center bus will once again be going to Deer Valley Trails Restaurant. The bus will start pickup at 10:30 a.m. Please call 891-2980 to make your reservations.

Another trip to the St. Regis Cafe is being planned from the Adult Center. For more information call 891-2980.



Jan. 7 Paige Moody, Luella Carr

Jan. 8 Lois Umber, Maria Clark

Jan. 9 George Donaldson III, Rebecca Plowe

Jan. 10 David Pittman Sr., David Pittman Jr.

Jan. 11 Kendra Martin, Brandyn Strack, 6-year-old Autumn Fravor, Howard McGill

Jan. 12 Lee Freeburg

Jan. 13 9-year-old Arriana Patraw

Jan. 14 Jillian Martin, Diane Law

Jan. 15 Adrienne Donaldson, Randy Moody

Jan. 18 14-year-old Jenny Mott

Jan. 20 12-year-old Triston Fitzgerald, Rick DyXeman, Harry Hopkinson



Jan. 7 9 years together for Ted and Cora Salls

Jan. 11 51 years together for Norris and Jessie Aubin

Jan. 12 24 years of togetherness for Bill and Diane Kelting

Jan. 18 17 years together for Troy and Luann Farmer


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



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