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Mardi Gras celebration at St. John in the Wilderness

February 4, 2009
By Deborah J. Donaldson

The Adirondack Presbyterian Church of St. Regis and Lake Clear will be holding their worship service for the month of February at the Lake Clear church. Worship service starts at 10:45 a.m. with coffee hour to follow. All are welcome to attend.

At the Lake Clear Presbyterian Church, there will be a pancake supper held on Fat Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24. The cost will be $7 for adults, $5 for children and free for children under 8 years old. Everyone is welcome.

St. John in the Wilderness Church will hold their Mass at 8:30 a.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. Sundays. Gabriels Assumption will hold their Mass at 8:30 a.m Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. Sundays. St. Pauls in Bloomingdale has an Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday. Everyone is welcome to attend.

There will be a card party held at St. John in the Wilderness Church hall at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15. Prizes and refreshments.

St. John in the Wilderness Church will sponsor Mardi Gras with food, games and fun for everyone starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. Stay until you get really tired. This will be the last party before Lent.

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The bookmobile was at the Lake Clear post office parking lot Tuesday, Feb. 3, so the next stop for Lake Clear should be 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. Stop by and pick up some good reading material.

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The Poker Run for all you snowmobilers will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at various locations around the county. In order to be eligible for prizes, you must finish at Charlie's Inn by 5:30 p.m. at the very latest. Charlie's Inn is located in Lake Clear Junction. The Poker Run is sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Snowmobile Club. For more information, please call 891-9858.

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Congratulations to Robert Skeels of Lake Clear who, along with John Rushlow, tied for first place for the Enterprise's Carrier of the Year.

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Around town

Our local Army National Guard Unit has been deployed to Thailand for more training. This is a peace, joint training mission with the Thailand army personnel. Our soliders will be training the Thai army in several special tasks,

including how to react to improvised explosive devices and take part in live fire exercises. In return the Thai army will train our soliders in some bayonet training and some Muay Thai fighting styles along with martial arts. There will also be a couple of days in Bangkok for some much needed R & R.

Deployed are: Sgt. Matt Zimmerman, Sgt. Joel A. Wit (my son), Sgt. Steven Guglielmi, Sgt. Rick Dumais, Sgt. John Weakley, PFC Stevens, PFC Riley, PFC Konstantinidis, Specialist Allen, Specialist Ellis and First Lt. McClure.

I understand it's between 70 and 80 degrees in Thailand, so enjoy your three weeks. Now don't we wish it was that warm here?

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Robyn Dykeman, former Lake Clear resident, was guest of honor at a recent baby shower. Robyn and Matt Fletcher are anticipating the arrival of their little bundle of joy around Feb. 26. The baby shower was given by Holly Dykeman and Lisa Jones. There were around 25 people who enjoyed the food, looking at the gifts and the beautiful cake made by Sue Muzzy of Vermontville, which had Ethan's name on it. This all took place at the Elks Club. Robyn is the daughter of Holly Dykeman of Saranac Lake and Richard Dykeman of Lake Clear. Matt is the son of Steve and Janet Fletcher of Saranac Lake. One thing I can say for sure, Ethan is going to be the best-dressed little boy in Saranac Lake.

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Senior happenings

The Adult Center will sponsor the Gamblers/Shopping Express, which will take people to the proper places Sunday, Feb. 8. The bus will leave Saranac Lake between 9 and 10 a.m. Please call 891-2980 to make reservations for this fun trip.

There will be a Valentines party at the Adult Center on Friday, Feb. 13. This will be at the noon meal. Call 891-2980 to make your reservations.

Don't forget that starting the end of this week is Winter Carnival celebration. The parade will be Saturday, Feb. 14 for everyone to enjoy. Lots of events will be all week for you enjoy. Laughter is the soul's medicine.

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Teacher: Now Sam, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?

Sam: No sir. I don't have to. My mom is a good cook.

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A potato baked in the coals for one hour makes an excellent side dish. A potato baked in the coals for three hours makes an excellent hockey puck!

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Teacher: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?

Donald: HIJKLMNO

Teacher: What are you talking about?

Donald: Yesterday, you said it's H to O.

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Teacher: Maria, go to the map and find North America.

Maria: Here it is.

Teacher: Correct. Now class, who discovered America?

Class: Maria.

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Lake Clear extends their sympathy to the family of Thomas J. Stanley, of Lake Clear, with his passing. Thomas is survived by his beloved wife Annette, his two children and their families who reside out of the area.

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Birthdays

Feb. 4 Morgan Kilroy, Dylan Mader

Feb. 7 Shannon Bennett

Feb. 8 Jill Barnard, Archie Blanchard

Feb. 9 Alice Thompson

Feb. 10 Hilary Blanchard, Bernard McCormick

Feb. 13 Walter Tanzini

Feb. 14 Allen Brown, Tina Hough, 7-year-old Colby Douglas

Feb. 15 Timothy Durkee

Feb. 16 Richard Umber

Feb. 17 Bill Kelting

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Anniversaries

Feb. 7 Alan & Nancy Roberts

Feb. 13 10 years together, Nathan & Tina Hough

Feb. 14 5 years of togetherness for Francis & Caron Jaquis

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Till next time, you can call 89l-4199 with information for this column, and have a nice day.

 
 
 

 

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