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Lake Clear postmaster to retire

January 5, 2011
By Deborah J. Donaldson

The Lake Clear Presbyterian Church will hold its joint worship service for the month of January at 10:45 a.m. A coffee hour will follow. There will be a change in the time starting Sunday, Feb. 6 with worship service starting at 9 a.m. All are welcome to attend and bring a friend.


St. John in the Wilderness Church will hold their Mass at 8 a.m. Sunday and at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Gabriels Assumption church will hold their Mass at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. St. Paul's in Bloomingdale has an anticipated Mass 4 p.m. Saturday. All are invited to attend and bring a friend.


There will be a change in the date for the card party held at St. John in the Wilderness Church hall. The next card party will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. Bring a friend or two to enjoy a card game with your neighbors

Sister Carol would like everyone to know that St. John in the Wilderness Church is just beautiful all decorated inside. She would like to thank all the parishner's who helped make the church look so lovely. Stop and take a look some time when you are going by.


The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. Stop and pick up some good reading material.


Lake Clear postmaster Cecilia Delarm has decided to retire from the postal service. She has been with the postal service for 24 years. Delarm has been Lake Clear post master for the last eight years. She has enjoyed being able to serve the community of Lake Clear. Delarm would like to thank everybody for their kindness and support given to her during these past years.

Her temporary replacement is Cecilia Martin. Martin is postmaster relief from the Bloomingdale post office.

The community of Lake Clear would like to wish Delarm all the best in her retirement. We all appreciate having you as our postmaster these past years. Enjoy your retirement.


Harold and Barbara Jaquis recently had several relatives come for a visit. They all had birthdays around the same time, so they celebrated them at the Jaquis home in Lake Clear. The following attended: Rosie Mills of Peoria, Ariz., whose birthday was Jan. 3, and Bonnie Ohman of Lake Clear, are sisters of Barb; Harold and Barb's daughter Deborah Dragoon, whose birthday was Jan. 3; Scott Dragoon, whose birthday was Jan. 4; and David Porter, whose birthday was Jan. 2.

Barb would like everyone to know that the surgery she had recently went very well. She is home recuperating if anyone would care to stop or call.


Charlie's Inn at the Junction in Lake Clear will have Steve Borst the following nights for your dancing pleasure starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, Jan. 14, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28.


Around town

The Tri-Lakes Snowmobilers, Inc will hold their montly meeting at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday in February at the Shamrock. For more information, please contact Brian Durkee.


The Albert A. Gonyea VFW Auxiliary #3357 will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Vets Club. All members are encouraged to attend.


The Class of 1956 graducates from Saranac Lake High School will have their monthly get together at noon Friday, Jan. 14 at McKenzies Grille. Call Barbara Darrah at 891-1043 or Harold Jaquis at 891-0987 for more information.


St. Pauls/Assumption Town of Brighton Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6. So far, the location is still the Brighton town garage. Along with food, there are gently used items. For more information, please call Barbara Marshall at 327-3297.


The following was written by children as to how do you decide whom to marry.

1. What is the right age to get married? Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person forever by then. Camille, age 10

2. How can a stranger tell if two people are married? You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. Derrick, age 8

3. What do you think your mom and dad have in common? Both don't want any more kids. Lori, age 8

4. When is it okay to kiss someone? When they're rich. Pam, age 7

5. When is it OK to kiss someone? The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that. Curt, age 7

6. The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do. Howard, age 8

7. Is it better to be single or married? It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. Anita, age 9 (bless you child!)


Senior happenings

The AARP 55 Alive Drivers course to be taught at the Saranac Lake Adult/Community Center this month is full. There is a waiting list started for the next course in February. No date yet for that course. It is suggested that if you are interested in taking the course, to call 891-2980 and get on the next list.


The Adult/Community Center will hold its Remembrance Day Service at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 at the Center. The public is invited to attend and join in remembering our good friends who have passed on.


The birthday lunch at the Adult/Community Center will be held Wednesday, Jan. 12. There will be a blood pressure clinic that day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Dan Sullivan will do a presentation of his massage and body work from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 891-2980 to make your reservations.


The Adult/Community Centerboard of directors-sponsored evening meal will be held Jan. 19 with bingo at 2 p.m., social hour at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m.

Dinner will include roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, salad bar and chocolate pudding. Cost is $5 per person. Please call 891-2980 to make your reservations.

Dan Sullivan will do a presentation of breathing and stress reduction. There will be music entertainment by Howie and Debbie Campbell.

For the month of January, if you have a friend you haven't seen in awhile, invite that person to go to lunch with you at the Adult/Community Center. Your lunch will be free.

If the friend is more than 60 and has not been to the center for six months, you will receive a coupon good for lunch. Make sure to call 891-2980 to make your reservations.

There will be boxes set-up at the Adult/Community Center for you to contribute any of the following items if you wish: greeting card front, cancelled stamps, used eyeglasses, soda can pull tabs, empty computer ink cartridges.

Drop off any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.


Lake Clear sends their sympathy to the family of Joyce LaVair. Joyce formerly resided in Lake Clear. She leaves two daughters: Lorraine Swinyer of Tupper Lake and Donna Besaw of Vermontville; two sons: Don LaVair Jr. of Michigan and Billy LaVair of Lake Clear, along with their families.

Joyce's husband Donald passed away in December 1997.



Jan. 4 - belated to Tom Cassavaugh

Jan. 5 - Veronica Ellithorpe

Jan. 6 - Annie Lavoie, Ryan Dailey

Jan. 7 - Paige Moody, Luella Carr

Jan. 8 - Lois Umber, Maria Clark

Jan. 9 - Goerge Donaldson, III, Rebecca Plowe

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

Jan. 11 - Howard McGill, Kendea Martin, Brandyn Strack, Autumn Fravor

Jan. 12 - Lee Freeburg, Lindsey Brockway, Brittany Brockway, Grace Duffy

Jan. 13 - Wally Gay, Arriana Patraw

Jan. 14 - Jillian Martin, Diane Law

Jan. 15 -?Adrienne Donaldson, Randy Moody

Jan. 16 - Judy Pareira

Jan. 18 - Jenny Mott, Rose Schoonmaker



Dec. 31 - Belated wishes for 35 years to Glenn and Judy Pareira

Jan. 7 -?11 years together for Ted and Cora Salls

Jan. 11 - 53 years of togetherness for Norris and Jessie Aubin

Jan. 12 -?26 years together for Bill and Diane Kelting

Jan. 18 - 19 years for Troy and Luann Farmer


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



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