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Rebekah Lodge plans pantry sale

 BRIDGEWATER - Members of Atlantic Rebekah Lodge No. 52, held their meeting February 1 with noble grand sister Dolly Milbury presiding.

 Lodge opened with the flag presentation and singing of O Canada. Scripture reading was taken from Matthew, Chapter 18. Noble grand welcomed those present with the poem January Ends.

 The charter was draped in memory of sister Helen Himmelman, who died January 20. Sympathy to brother Parker and his family.

 Sister Eleanor Wagner was reported at home in West LaHave. Congratulations to sister Marion Silver on her 95th birthday. Sister Marion is a resident of Hillside Pines.

 At the time of writing, sister Reta Bolivar is a patient in the South Shore Regional Hospital.

 Correspondence was received from Rebekah Assembly and dealt with under new business. Also, several thank-you letters were received.

 Sister Edith Rogers, Phyllis Bolivar and the noble grand were appointed as the committee to have our paraphernalia updated. Motion was passed to purchase the code of general law changes, also to order the changes for the pocket rituals.

 Plans were made to hold a pantry sale in the near future. Noble grand to contact Bridgewater Mall for a date. Rebekah Assembly has requested that each member of the lodges to fill a pop can with pennies. Cans to hold $7. Members who have not be contacted please take note of this project.

 Lodge closed with the candlelight ceremony and singing. Refreshments were served in the club room. Mary Maddens was the winner of the mystery package.

 Next meeting is February 15.

Auxiliary helps meet hospital's needs

 LUNENBURG - The Ladies Auxiliary of Fishermen's Memorial Hospital met January 28 at the hospital with a number of ladies attending. Margarite Conrad was welcomed as a new member.

 President Isobel Steeves announced that the proposed opening of the Densitometry Unit would be February 8 but only by invitation. We supplied the chairs for the waiting area plus plan to supply plants for the plant divider later on.

 The Meals on Wheels program is supported by the auxiliary and 26 residents of our area are receiving their services so the program is well used.

 Joy Saunders reported that the gift shop has once again had a successful year and presented to the president and treasurer a check for $10,000. Two sweater and bonnet sets plus a smocked bonnet were passed in to place in our baby case to sell. A sincere thank-you to the ladies for their handwork.

 It was decided we purchase two Hi-Lo beds for the Rehabilitation - Physio Department at FMH which are urgently needed. More and more our aging population are requiring need of this department.

 Vice-president Lucille Nowe presented an amendment to our constitution that we change our name to the Lunenburg Auxiliary of the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. This will come before the membership at the annual meeting in April.

 Judy Rockwell of the Well Women's Clinic reported the next clinic will be March 27, so circle that date and make an appointment with the Mobile Screening Unit for a mammogram as part of your annual check-up.

 Our special speaker was Richard Wile, the year 2000 co-ordinator of Western Region who gave a most interesting talk on the aspects of the Y2K problems we could face and what to do beforehand in preparation.

 Next meeting will be February 25 at 9:30 a.m at the hospital.

 It was moved we donate $5,000 to the fundraiser for a CatScan for the South Shore.

Antiques fair planned

 The Lunenburg Heritage Society is offering an opportunity to buy and see quality antiques at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic during a two day Antiques Fair May 8 and 9.

 Proceeds from the fair will benefit the Heritage House Trust Fund.

 During the weekend, there will be antiques for sale and on display, lectures, workshops and antique evaluations in the form of an Antique Road Show.

 There are still a few sales spaces available for antique dealers. For further information, contact the co-ordinator, Penny Mundell at 634-9598 (phone/fax) or email at mundell@

Branch #24 Legion celebrates busy year

 BRIDGEWATER - Branch #24 Royal Canadian Legion held its monthly general meeting February 3.

 The following new members were initiated: Comrade Basil W. A. Croft, ordinary member; as associate members, Comrades Kevin Wile, Milton St. C. Beck and Gary W. Greek. Applications were read and approved for Norman S. Swim as an associate member and Robert V. Wilson as an affiliate non-voting member. Branch #24's first change of status, from affiliate non-voting to affiliate voting was read and approved for Terry R. Crouse.

 During the initiation ceremony, new members as well as all members attending the meeting were reminded that the legion offers comradeship and in return, asks of its members' service, not for self, but for those of our comrades or their dependants who are in need or distress. In review, Branch #24, Bridgewater, has strived to fulfil its obligation to its members and to the community in 1998.

 Realizing that the future of our country lies in its youth, Branch #24, Bridgewater, sponsored several youth-oriented programs. During March school break, 1998, they hosted a fun day of bowling for children and participated in the Zone Youth's Sport Day held in New Ross in June. Branch #24 also sponsored two Bridgewater students to the Leadership Training Camp held at Acadia University. The two students, Angela Tomarelli and Andre Belliveau, spoke at the October general meeting expressing how beneficial this program will be to them throughout their lives. In November, Branch #24 hosted an Early Intervention Dart Tournament, raising over $900.

 Locally, Branch #24 contributed to organizations such as Big Brothers-Big Sisters South Shore; the Bill Lynch Fund; the Bridgewater Fire Department; the Diabetes, Cancer and Heart Funds; as well as The Lunenburg County Association for the Mentally Challenged, Lunenburg-Queens Special Olympics; the Navy League of Canada (Niobe Sea Cadets); and Senior Wheels. Also in 1998, Branch #24 became a sponsor of the "Free Day" admission at the DesBrisay Museum.

 Branch #24, along with the other nine branches in Zone 13, contributed to the purchase of a new television for the Vets Wing, Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. They also held breakfasts and barbecues, as well as participated in Valentine and Christmas parties for the wing's residents.

 In other areas, Branch #24 contributed to the Callow Vets Welfare League, Camp Hill Comfort Fund, and they have completed their five year commitment to the QEII, Halifax. Donations were also made to the Ability Fund, Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Paraplegic Association and the Canadian Red Cross.

 In November 1998, four Second World War veterans, along with veterans from several other Zone 13 branches, participated in the Lest We Forget program, which aired November 11 on Bragg Communication Channel. This project was dedicated to the memory of all those who fought for our freedom. If anyone is interested in purchasing a copy of this program, please contact Zone Commander Mac Dolliver.

 The Government of Canada is requesting the branch's assistance in locating First World War veterans. The government wishes to recognize these veterans for the sacrifice they made in their valiant effort to ensure our freedom. For further information, please call the toll free number 1-800-995-6055 or for the hearing impaired 8-800-465-7735. Branch #24 would appreciate knowing the names of any First World War veterans in our area.

 Congratulations to the David Wilkie, John Drummond, Bob Carey, Jim Bell and Sonny Munroe curling team who represented Branch #24 at the Provincial Senior Curling Bonspiel held in Kentville. This team not only won the Provincial Senior Curling Championship trophy, but also the Most Points trophy. The team will represent Nova Scotia at the National Senior Curling being held at Richmond, Ontario, March 27 to April 3.

 Other events taking place at Branch #24 are the Youth Bowling being held March 18. For further information, please contact sports chairman Jim Litt. A dance will be held February 13, music by Mid-Life Crisis.

 Committees for 1999 are now in place. The chairman for sick and visiting is Comrade Audrey Hopkins who can be reached at 543-1137, or the bar stewards at 543-3203. Comrade Gordie Weagle is in the South Shore Regional, Comrade Donnie Whynot is in the QEII, and sister Garnett Baker is in the South Shore Regional.

Highlights of IODE's 100th year

 MAHONE BAY - To continue the story of the first 100 years of the IODE . . . 1910 to 1919. This information is taken from a booklet I have from provincial IODE.

 Highlights of this period: The day Canada entered the first World War, 300 women met in Toronto to volunteer as nurses. We have all seen monuments or read of Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, and there are still living witnesses to the Halifax Explosion.

 The parliament buildings in Ottawa were destroyed by fire; influenza killed 50,000 Canadians, Federal Income Tax was introduced as a "temporary war measure"; daylight saving time was introduced; and other firsts - the Royal Canadian Navy, Calgary Stampede, Emily Murphy was appointed first woman magistrate in the British Empire, airmail flight Montreal to Toronto (six hours) and the Group of Seven was formed.

 And what was the IODE doing during those years? In 1919, they opened a preventorium for children to treat those who had been exposed to the dread disease of tuberculosis but had not yet contracted the disease. The first Tag Day in Canada was IODE Rose Day; more provincial chapters were formed and IODE was incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1917.

 Extensive support was given to overseas troops, at home volunteer assistance was given convalescent and military hospitals, plus the victims and orphans of the Halifax Explosion. In 1919, the War Memorial Fund was established to provide bursaries for sons and daughters of those killed or permanently disabled, and to establish a permanent memorial of post-graduate scholarships. We've helped in so many places - sorry we couldn't do anything about the income tax thing!

 So now we continue in our own small way to carry on the wonderful work of these past generations.

 Citizenship - In 1913, immigration reached an all-time high, 400,000 newcomers. On February 12 at 11 a.m. at the Anglican Church Hall in Bridgewater, Don Tremaine, Citizenship Court Judge will be presiding, when approximately 50 people will become new Canadians. Lieutenant-Governor James Kinley and her Honour Grace Kinley will be joining local dignitaries in welcome.

 Teazer Chapter IODE, Mahone Bay Area, along with Boscawen Chapter, Lunenburg, and Liverpool's Gorham Chapter will host a reception for our new citizens, families and friends.

 Education - we have had confirmation from Labrador that the two computers Teazer IODE have sent to our adopted class are up and running; Margaret Busche has forwarded another box of school an fun items to the class (postcards, Easter stickers, construction paper, a few more hats and mitts, etc.)

 Community service - Ruth Waterbury is requesting more items for comfort bags, members please include notebooks and emery boards.

 Our next meeting will be at the home of Margaret Busche, Pleasant Street, Mahone Bay, February 11 at 2 p.m. when we will be finalizing plans for our Saint Patrick's Day event, and to make sure we get the support of all you nice community-minded people. Buy a ticket from a member and come and enjoy or just buy a ticket and support.

Auxiliary plans card parites

 PETITE RIVIERE - The Ladies Auxiliary of the Petite Riviere Volunteer Fire Department, held their monthly meeting January 19 with 12 members present.

 Card party were planned for February 10 and 24. Tickets on a Valentine grocery box are to be sold at the February 10 card party. Tickets are being made for an Easter dinner basket with the draw date being March 24.

 The winner of the hand-made doilies, made by Myrtle Bolivar, was Elizabeth Fraser. Second prize of a Christmas centrepiece was won by Norma Mosher. The mystery prize, donated by Margaret Whynacht, was won by Lynn Sperry.

 Card party winners for January 13 were: ladies' high, Ruby Gray; second, Elva Corkum (donated); gent's high, Leander Meisner; second, Lorraine Corkum; consolation, Norbert Bushen; travelling, Leander Meisner; lucky tally, Norbert Bushen; half take, Verna Wamboldt.

 Card party winners for January 27 were: ladies' high, Elva Corkum; second, Miriam Rieser; gent's high, Ronald Bowers; second, Lee Stewart; consolation, Anita Ramey and Robert Bowers; travelling, Betty Romkey; lucky tally, Marguerite Crouse; half take, Elva Corkum (donated).

Holy Trinity ACW report busy 1997

 BRIDGEWATER - Following is the annual report for 1998 of the year's activities of Holy Trinity ACW, Bridgewater.

 Eight regular meetings of our group were held during the year. There are no meetings during the summer months, and the November-December meetings are combined in the form of our Christmas get-together.

 Our president, Mrs. Connie English, was re-elected at our annual meeting in January. The other table officers were also re-elected to serve another term in office: Executive vice-president, Mrs. Joan Gillis; treasurer, Mrs. Frances Dalziel; and secretary, Mrs. June Wentzell. There are a number of very active committees, and the members of these committees are most efficient in carrying out the projects which are so vital to the success of an organization such as the ACW.

 There is an average attendance of 25 at our monthly meetings. Several new members were welcomed during the year, and we were so very sorry to lose a most-valued and long-time member, Mrs. Olie Ramey, in October. Meetings of our organization are held on the fourth Monday of each month in the Parish Hall, 7:30 p.m.

 Our organization continues to support our adopted child Rose Marie in Haiti. We sponsor her through the Christian Children's Fund - $25 a month is donated towards her education, and we also send an extra amount for remembrance of her birthday. We receive an occasional thank-you note from her giving details of her family life and her education.

 Other projects of our ACW include the sponsorship of the January birthday party at Hillside Pines Home for Special Care; monetary donation to the Alexandra Society Friends of Kings; assistance with the Parish's delivery of Meals-On-Wheels; we subscribe to the Diocesan ACW newsletter. Many of our members are also active members of Holy Trinity Altar Guild and the Senior Choir.

 Our president is the ACW representative to the Parish Council and keeps us informed on matters relative to our church. The World Day of Prayer service and the Week of Prayer services are other outside activities in which a number of our members play a part.

 In early May, several of our members attended the two-day sessions of the Diocesan ACW annual meetings. Several members gave reports at our May meeting of the most enjoyable and informative workshops participated in by provincial members.

 Our ways and means committee, under convenorship of Mrs. Joan Gillis, assisted by many other willing and capable hands, sponsored several fundraising coffee parties and luncheons, as well as catering to a number of other functions during the year. These well-organized affairs were well attended and the funds generated enabled us to donate the sum of $3,200 towards the general funds of Holy Trinity.

 Our May meeting was held at Ko's Restaurant with 30 members and five guests attending.

 During the year, our program convenors, Ms Sylvia Lonergan and Mrs. Suzanne Collins had most entertaining programs. We also had guest speakers on several occasions.

 The annual meeting of the ACW Lunenburg-St. Margarets regions was held October 14 at St. Luke's Church, Hubbards. A service of Holy Eucharist was conducted by Rev. Rick Walsh, assisted by our rector, Rev. John Clarke.

 Following the church service, we adjourned to the Hubbards Fire Hall for lunch and the business meeting. A total of 107 women attended this excellent meeting, and we were delighted to have our Suffragan Bishop, Fred Hiltz, join us in the early afternoon. He gave us a most detailed and very interesting account (albeit brief) of the Lambeth conference which he had attended. He advised that the conference had been attended by 750 Bishops representing worldwide countries. He had brought with him a number of artifacts, photos, etc., which we were privileged to look at and admire.

 Six members of our ACW attended this meeting in Hubbards.

 Officers elected for '98-'99: president, Mrs. Sharon Green, Lunenburg; vice-president, Mrs. June Wentzell, Bridgewater; and secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Connie English, Bridgewater. These regional meetings bring together women from Halifax and Lunenburg counties - ideas are exchanged on various matters, and reports from the groups make one realize just what an impact even the smallest groups have on the life of a parish.

 The year closed (for the ACW members) November 23 with a delicious potluck supper, business meeting, an enjoyable program, exchange of gifts, a visit from Saint Nick, and a singsong of carols. Members had also brought non-perishable foods and monetary donations for our local food bank.

Terra Neuve elects new officers


 LUNENBURG - The annual dinner meeting of Terra Neuve Newfoundlanders and Friends Association was held January 28 with 41 members present. President Ellen Hunt welcomed everyone, including three new members.

 The minutes from the last annual meeting were read and approved. Election of officers and executive was held and are as follows: president Ellen Hunt, first vice Stan Felix, second vice Margaret Boutcher, secretary Judy Purcell and treasurer Audrey Wheeler.

 Various reports were read, and plans discussed for the 1999 celebrations in November.

 Get well wishes are extended to Sherman Zwicker, we wish him a speedy recovery. The next meeting will be held February 25, 7:30 p.m. in the assembly room at the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital.

 A warm welcome is extended to anyone wishing to attend and become a member, including non-Newfoundlanders.

 Newfoundlanders and Friends Association was formed four years ago to promote Newfoundland culture and history within our midst, and surrounding areas. We invite you to join us!

Mahone Bay Lions, Lionettes sponsor third guide-dog


 MAHONE BAY - The Mahone Bay Lions and Lionettes have sponsored their third guide-dog, a Canine Vision dog to be named Levy in memory of Lionette Marie Levy.

 Our first dog, named Teaser, was also a Canine Vision guide-dog, while the second dog, named Kedy, was a hearing ear guide-dog.

 All this is made possible by the Lions Foundation of Canada, a national foundation operated by the Lions of Canada. There is one member of the board of directors from each of the 10 provinces and territories. Lion Charles Uhlman is the board member representing Nova Scotia.

 In operation since 1983, this foundation has provided guide-dogs for well over 500 vision impaired, hearing impaired or mobility impaired Canadians. It is the only training facility in Canada to provide all three programs.

 Puppies, primarily black or golden labs, are raised by the foundation at the breeding and training kennels at Breslau, just outside of Guelph, Ontario. At eight weeks of age, puppies are placed in foster homes for approximately one year. Here the puppies receive training in an urban environment so they can become familiar with traffic, using elevators and escalators, travelling on buses and the subway, moving around in shopping centres, etc. They also receive standardized behaviour and socialization training. Ralston Purina provides the food for the foster puppy program, while the foundation covers all vet fees.

 The puppies, at about 15 months of age, return to the guide-dog school where they go through a very specialized six-month training program to prepare them to work in any type of environment. After the six-month period, the puppies are matched with approved applicants who go to the Oakville school for a 14 to 26 day period. Here they have an opportunity to bond with the dog and learn how to become more independent with the working guide-dog.

 There is no cost to the individuals receiving the guide-dog, including travel to and from the school. Accommodations and meals at the Oakville facility are provided free of charge. About 65 per cent of the dogs can be trained. The remaining 35 per cent are sold to people as family pets. There is a substantial waiting list for both guide-dog and those being sold as family pets.

 After the graduation, to which the foster family has an invitation, the individuals and their guide-dogs return home to begin their work together as Canine Vision, Hearing Ear or Special Skills teams. Staff at the foundation is responsible for making home visits to ensure that the conditions of the agreement are met.

 Funding comes from a variety of sources. Lions, Lioness, Lionette and L.E.O. clubs raise funds. There is an annual Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon that raises money for the Canine Vision program. We have hockey, baseball and watch draws. Life memberships can be purchased. There are a number of other revenue generating programs. Corporations and individuals have provided very generous support. For example, a lady from the Middle Musquodoboit area just sponsored six Canine Vision and six Hearing Ear dogs at a cost of $60,000.

 Anyone wishing more information regarding the Lions Foundation of Canada and its guide-dogs, please contact Lion Charles Uhlman at 624-9363. Tours of the facilities can be arranged for those visiting the Oakville, Ontario, area.

Bridgewater Women's Institute makes plans for 85th anniversary

 BRIDGEWATER - Ten members of the Bridgewater Branch of the Women's Institute were in attendance at the regular monthly meeting held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Hall February 4.

 President, Mrs. Edythe Bell, called the meeting to order and welcomed those in attendance.

 The regular ritual for institute was carried out, and members answered roll call with catchy little quotes supplied by co-convenor, Mrs. Janetta Powers.

 Minutes of the January meeting were read by secretary, Mrs. June Wentzell, and were approved as read. Financial statement was given by treasurer, Mrs. Kathleen Teal. This report, too, was approved as presented.

 Correspondence included a thank-you card from a member who had received a Christmas remembrance from our group, and a beautiful Valentine card from our twin branch members of Spa Springs. Copies of the WI newsletter Home and Country and the Communique for the month of February were passed out to members and several items were commented upon.

 Our president had received a telephone note of thanks from the principal of the Bridgewater Elementary School for our recent monetary donation for the purchase of several books for the school library.

 Our 85th anniversary celebration will be held May 15 and we will be extending an invitation to our Spa Springs friends to be our guests for this event. Our provincial president, Mrs. Lynn MacLean, Pictou, will also be sent an invitation.

 We will be selling tickets on an Easter basket of groceries as a fundraising project - final plans will be made at our March meeting.

 Following the meeting's adjournment, delicious refreshments were enjoyed. The month's co-convenors, Mrs. Janetta Powers and Mrs. Phyllis Rhodenizer, had set up a table with Valentine's Day as the theme, and members enjoyed a time of friendly conversation.

Resident celebrates 50th birthday

 COUNTY - Approximately 30 family members and friends held a surprise party at Hebbville, January 31 to honour Linda (Veinotte) Eagles, on her 50th birthday.

 "Uncle Ernie" Rafuse, with his guitar as accompaniment, led in the singing of the "Happy Birthday" song.

 Linda received many lovely gifts, including long-stemmed red roses, several angel items (for her collection), and a bright pink gown decorated by a small niece, and together with high-heeled shoes, were gifts for an evening "on the town".

 The party was organized by Linda's sister, LaVerne Joudrey, who also supervised the serving of a delicious lunch. This was highlighted by a birthday cake, in the shape of an angel, made and decorated by Avan Joudrey, Supervisor of Food Services, at Rosedale Home for Special Care, New Germany.

 There were four generations, several times over among those present, of whom the "grand" lady of them being Mrs. Mavis Veinotte of New Germany (Linda's mother).

 Many thanks to Linda for being such a good sport. she's being wished many more happy occasions.

Your Friends and Neighbours

Baker Settlement
by Mrs. Guy Norwood

 Sympathy to the relatives of the late Mr. Richard Lohnes of Dayspring, whose graveside funeral service took place here Monday.

 Winners at the weekly card party held at the Firemen's Centre on Wednesday evening were: ladies' high, Miss Esther Eisnor; second, Mrs. Bill Freeman; gent's high, Mr. Lloyd Joudrey; second, Mr. Donald Knickle; door prize, Mr. Merlyn Garber; 50-50 draw, Mr. Merlyn Garber.

 Several folks from this area enjoyed the entertainment of music and singing, also the supper which followed, which was held at the Firemen's Centre on Sunday afternoon.

East Dalhousie
by Janice Wilso

 Recent visitors with Garnet and Viola Jodrey were Bruce and Elayne Mott, Beaver Bank; Adam Acker and Nat, Springfield; Jodie McInnis and Troy Acker, New Minas.

 Ernest, Helen and Paul Daniels called on Tracy and Joan Joudrey Friday.

 Eric and Marion Wilson visited with Mr. and Mrs. Donald Zwicker, Kentville, Sunday and were dinner guests. They also called on Cecil and Nina Veinotte, Morristown.

 Leland Stewart, Hebbs Cross, visited with Charles Joudrey Tuesday.

 A reminder to the crib players in the area, the next crib tournament at the hall will be February 13.

Martins River
by Mildred Rafuse

 A celebration was held at the Martins River Fire Hall, January 30, to honour Lewis and Loretha Boehner on their 50th wedding anniversary of January 29, given by their children.

 A delicious buffet supper was served to 200 family and friends, who came to give their best wishes to the happy couple.

 Lewis and Loretha's son Danny Boehner and wife Debbie of Ottawa, arrived home on the weekend for the party. A beautiful three-tier anniversary cake was served. A good time was enjoyed by all.

 Emily Lynn Rafuse, daughter of Robert and Lynette Rafuse, celebrated her fourth birthday February 1. A birthday party was held January 30. Four friends attended the party. They enjoyed games and decorated cupcakes and refreshments.

 Martins River Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary card party winners, January 28: ladies' first prize, Verlene Veinot; second, Marge Syndrowski; third, Mae Hiltz. Gent's first prize, Shawn Dorey; second, Terry Hatt; third, Bub Heisler. There were five-and-a-half tables of cards played. A lunch was served.

Rhodes Corner
by Mrs. Lucille Wentzell

 Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Wentzell (nee May Bolivar) of Auburndale, who celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary January 26.

 Mrs. Verna Richards, who underwent surgery in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville January 18 is convalescing at home. Her relatives and friends wish her a complete recovery.

 Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DeBruin (nee Shirley Mossman) on the birth of a son Jarrett Cecil Clyde, weight 8 lbs. 2 ozs. in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater January 18.

 Sharing grandparents honours are Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Mossman, Rhodes Corner; Mrs. Elva DeBruin, Blockhouse; Mr. Cecil DeBruin, Ontario.

 A card party and food sale, sponsored by St. Luke's Ladies Aid was held in the hall January 29, with 13 tables of auction 45s in play. Prizes were presented to: ladies' high, Mrs. Georgie Hingley; second, Mrs. Alice Randall; gent's high, Alvin Wentzell; second, Raymond Oxner; lucky tally, Mrs. Rosabelle Mosher; travelling prize, Mrs. Phyllis Zinck; 50-50 draw, Mrs. Marina Creaser. At the close of the game, refreshments were served.

by Mrs. L. Wamboldt

 Correction from a previous item: should have read, sympathy to family and friends in the death of the late Gerald Knickle of Northwest. Sorry for the mistake. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

 Bonnie and Michael Whynot visited Wade and Linda, and Shelly Hatt Sunday evening.

 Bordon Veinot of Sandy Cove, called on Bonnie and Michael Whynot Saturday afternoon.

 Kyle Corkum of Bridgewater was an overnight guest of his grandparents, Susan and Dave Hamm January 28.

 Dianna Joudrey of Upper New Cornwall spent a few days visiting with her grandmother, Julia Johnson and Uncle Maynard.

 Walter and Angie Wamboldt, Darryl and Natasha; Wayne and LaVerne; Kevin and Loretta attended the "open house" in honour of the 50th wedding anniversary of Lewis and Loretha Boehner January 30, held at the Martins River Fire Hall. A very nice time including a buffet-style supper. Dancing followed.

 Mr. and Mrs. Dave Hamm visited with Andrew Hamm and Stephanie Dalbey of Medway River Road, January 30.

 On January 30, Elsie Wamboldt was hostess to a 'Party-lite' party.

 Mrs. Idella Weagle of Italy Cross called on Francis Weagle during the week.

 A number of the Middlewood United Church congregation attended the 5th Sunday Joint Service of the Petite Charge, held at Danesville January 31. During the service, five young people received baptism and affirmation of faith. We welcome these young people into the church. A lunch followed the service.

 Happy birthday greetings to those celebrating in February are: Bonnie Whynot, Rayburne Whynot, Pauline Delaney and Ethel Llewellyn.

by Shirley Dorey

 Visitors and supper guests January 30 at the home of Howard and Joan Zwicker, Maplewood, were Wendy and Blair Langille, Hammonds Plains; Leon, Eleanor and Kory Zwicker, Dalhousie.

 Ms Shirley Dorey spent Tuesday afternoon visiting with Mrs. Nellie Eisener, Barss Corner.

 Jenny Mason, Spectacle Lake, spent the past week visiting with her grandparents, Merle and Miriam Rhodenizer, and great-grandmother, Mrs. Mabel Rhodenizer, Parkdale.

 Irving Cooke, Maplewood, was a caller at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Matthews and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Rafuse, Dalhousie.

 Visitors Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Zwicker, and Angela, Pinehurst, were their daughters, Barbara Ann and April Zwicker, and Darwin Regan, Kentville.

 Ms Shirley Dorey was a Thursday afternoon visitor with Mrs. Carl Frank, Parkdale.

 Friends of Mrs. Angie Rafuse who is not enjoying very good health, returned back to Rosedale Home for Special Care, New Germany, after spending several days in the South Shore Regional Hospital.

 Visitors during the weekend with David and Linda Foster, and Erica, were Jeremy Foster and Aleisja MacDonald, Liverpool.

 Callers Wednesday afternoon at the home of Shirley Dorey was her brother, Alfred and Caroline Zwicker, Parkdale.

 Sympathy to the relatives and families of the late Donald Nauss, New Germany, who passed away this week.

Upper Branch
by Effie Hirtle

 Greg Beck, Halifax spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Beck.

 Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Bolivar visited Melford Wagner, Bridgewater on the weekend.

 Effie Hirtle visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Ramey, Upper LaHave.

 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hirtle visited their son Timmie in Wolfville on the weekend.

 Effie Hirtle visited her daughter Alma and Dave Turner, Bridgewater Thursday morning.

Northwest Cove
by Frances McInnis

 Tanya, Tim, Millica, Andrew and Emily Stott, Tantallon were visitors with Frances McInnis, Sunday. Doris Murphy also on the same day.

 Georgina Miller and Frances McInnis enjoyed supper at Big Reds, Hubbards Saturday.

 Marguerite Lewis, Frances McInnis, Doris and Vincent Murphy attended the card game in Blandford, Thursday evening.

 Birthday greetings to Della Fleet, who celebrated with guests at Shoreham Village February 4.

 Winners at the card game January 27 were, Dorenda and Michael, second; Roseann and Avon, first; Doris and Vincent, third; Lawson and Marshall, fourth; half take, Marshall Boutilier; door prize, Doris.

 January 29: first, Georgina and Joyce; second, Doris and Nora; third, Gary and Mervin Snair; fourth, Vincent and Marilyn; half take, Gary Snair; door prize, Joyce Young.

North River
by Marjorie Robar

 On January 29, Shirley and Bill Frittenburg, Lunenburg visited Marjorie Robar and Joe Tzagarakis.

 Congratulations to Jarvis Hetu and his skating partner Kayla Gerrity of Barrie, Ontario. They won a silver medal in the Canadian Figure Skating Pairs Championships, held in Ottawa, January 28 and 29. We were very proud as we watched them steadily rise to the top. Jarvis lived in North River until they moved to Ontario. They finished in second place.

 Get well wishes go to Laurie Demone, Cherryfield as he fights back to good health.

 Best wishes go to Eric Russell, who is in the QEII for tests. Janet is staying at the lodge until Thursday.

 Our condolences go to the family and friends of the late Michael Peverill, who died January 19 in Dartmouth. Also, to family and friends of the late Bazil Lonergan, Dalhousie. He died in Lohnes Rest Home, Scarsdale.

 On February 1, an extension of the X-ray department at the F.M. Hospital in Lunenburg was added. This new department now includes bone-scanning of the body and saves patients from going to Halifax to have this done. Marjorie Robar, was by chance, the first to be examined by this device.

  Feb 10, 1999  
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