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Auxiliary presents membership pins

 LUNENBURG - The anniversary meeting of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #23 ladies auxiliary was held May 12.

 The evening started off with the presentation of 10 door prizes. The men served a delicious turkey dinner.

 Alice Fraser had a reading. The entertainment was The Happy Gang. They played some of the old songs which was greatly enjoyed by the members.

 With President Margaret Conrad in the chair, the meeting opened with the usual ritual. Roll call was taken, and there were 16 of the officers and executive members present.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Application for new member Barbara Ann Stratten was presented.

 It was moved by Betty Allen and seconded by Joan Mills that the correspondence be dealt with in the usual manner.

 It was moved by Sandra Crouse and seconded by Joan Mills that we purchase four trolleys for the new chairs.

 Sick and visiting was busy: Diane Keddy visited and took flowers to Annie Keeping, Edie Demone and Gwen MacDonald. It was reported that Lois Dares was in hospital. Vernetta Mossman reported that she had called Margaret Rose Schmeisser and Peggy Ritcey.

 Please let Lucille Nowe know when someone is in the Bridgewater hospital so she can pay them a visit.

 Helpers and drivers for Meals-on-Wheels, dates June 8 and 11. The ladies volunteered their time.

 A student was picked from Park View and that bursary will be presented in the near future.

 President Gerald Knox and ladies auxiliary president Margaret Conrad presented pins. 30 years - Ada Richardson, Ann Ernst, Judy Mitchell and Ruth Boardman; 35 years - Elizabeth Miller; 45 years - Laura Croft; life members - Alice Fraser and Peggy Ritcey; certificates of appreciation - Diane Keddy, Laura Croft, Elizabeth Hubley, Vernetta Mossman, Vivian Day and Geraldine Hannams.

 President Gerald Knox thanked the ladies auxiliary for inviting him and his wife to the dinner meeting. Thanked the ladies for all their help. The ladies should feel free to come and help or attend any function, June 10, decoration of graves, 6:30; June 5, zone tea in New Germany.

 Thank-you to all the ladies who donated or helped out in any way to make the Attic to Basement Sale a success.

 Next meeting will be June 9.

Lions support community projects

 COUNTY - Since the Chester Basin-New Ross-Chester Lions Club was chartered in October, the club has been involved in a number of fundraising and community activities.

 Nicholas Parke, a student from Chester Area Middle School, was involved in the Lions Speak-Out Contest and spoke at the local, zone and district levels.

 The club sponsored a Drug Awareness Poster Contest in Chester District Elementary and New Ross Consolidated schools. Prizes of $25, $15 and $10 were awarded to the top three winners in each school.

 In co-operation with Chester Save-Easy, tickets were sold on a three-minute Shop Free. The winner was Linda Bond who shopped for $380 worth of groceries. The balance was used to send a youth from the area to diabetes youth camp and $305 was donated to the Canadian Diabetes Association for research.

 A Journey for Sight Walk was held and an amount of $483 was raised to be divided among CNIB, Canadian Diabetes Association and Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide School.

 The club is also involved in the Adopt-A-Highway Program. Under the terms of this program, the club has agreed to clean a section of highway twice a year for a period of two years. On May 8, 12 members and four community volunteers cleaned a tandem truck load of debris from Chester along Route 3 to the intersection of Route 12, and along Route 12 to the car pool by Highway 103, a distance of 8.3 km.

 Recently Lions cut down trees, cleared bushes and hauled away debris to prepare space for a gazebo at Shoreham Village Nursing Home.

 These are only a few things that Lions are doing. This club consists of a group of community-minded individuals who are ready, willing and able to make their communities better places in which to live.

Hospital auxiliary hears of in-patient bed shortage

 BRIDGEWATER - The South Shore Regional Hospital Auxiliary monthly meeting was held May 11 in third floor, lecture room.

 Monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, with the exception of July and August.

 Members honoured past member Lillian Brady, with a one-minute silence.

 Spring newsletter was distributed at the meeting, and will be passed out to all auxiliary members.

 The Gift Shop volunteer hours in April were 564. The Mother's Day draw for a hummingbird throw was won by Heidi Hamburg of West LaHave. Congratulations! The next raffle will begin shortly, for two $250 gift certificates for groceries from SuperStore, donated by Pepsi.

 The Daisy reported they had been newly painted, were open 21 days during the past month, have 36 volunteers who donated a total of 1,113 hours during the month. Total sales were approximately $13,889. They are now open Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. All were wishing convener, Ann Fleet, a speedy recovery.

 Hospital Library Cart needs children's books. F.M. Hospital Bowl for Dollars, with some of our ladies participating, was once again a success.

 Guest speaker was Valerie MacDonald, team leader of Mental Health Child and Adolescent Services, which covers both Lunenburg and Queens counties, including some schools.

 Valerie noted that 20 per cent of all the problems they hear are severe problems. One concern is the availability of in-patient beds in Nova Scotia for this age group, as beds for children with emotional problems have been reduced from 60 to 17 beds, making it almost impossible for rural young people to access this service.

Neptune Sea Cadets promoted

 LUNENBURG - Seventy parents and invited guests were on hand to congratulate Sea Cadets of #39 Neptune at their annual banquet.

 Gerry Knox, president of the Royal Canadian Legion #23, welcomed those attending. The legion graciously provided use of their facilities to the Neptune Corps for the annual banquet.

 Fire Department Chief Doug Greek brought greetings from the Lunenburg Fire Department as well as the Town of Lunenburg.

 In addition to attendance awards, Commanding Officer Nt. (N) Ed Beveridge announced the following cadet promotions. Ordinary Cadet to Able Cadet: Frieder Dumke, Amanda Hatt, Chris Jordan, Joseph Kinley, Michael Spindler and Robert Wilneff. Able Cadet to Leading Cadet: Jonathan P. Clark, Jonathan M. Clarke, Nicole Conrad, Clark Heath, Myles MacIntosh and Ashley Mills. Chris Rioux was also promoted from Leading Cadet to Qualified Petty Officer Second Class, Dustin Rioux from Petty Officer Second Class to Qualified Petty Officer First Class, and Terrance Decker and Brent Tulkens from Petty Officer Second Class to Rated Petty Officer First Class. Josh Biebesheimer was promoted from Petty Officer Second Class to Petty Officer First Class.

 Vice-Admiral Hugh MacNeil presented Ordinary Cadet Chris Jordan with the award for being the Best First Year Cadet. Chief Doug Greek presented Petty Officer First Class Josh Biebesheimer with the George Winters Memorial Award for community service.

 Guest speaker for the occasion was retired Vice-Admiral Hugh MacNeil. Mr. MacNeil shared numerous anecdotes from his long naval career. In his retirement, Mr. MacNeil has been active in various community development projects along the Avon River. Most notably has been the construction of the Avon Spirit, a 55' square topsail schooner that will be operating public cruises from the town wharf in Mahone Bay this summer.

 Lt. (N) Bobby Cleveland also announced plans for a summer sea environmental training program to be held in the Mahone Bay harbour. Sea Cadets, or youth interested in becoming a cadet, will meet weekly for several hours to learn sailing, rowing and power boat operations.

 As Lt. Cleveland puts it, "We intend to put the "sea" back in the Sea Cadet program. The purpose is to foster safe seamanship skills and practice what cadets have been taught through hands on training. We hope to provide an opportunity for some summer fun and attract new members for the Neptune Corps".

 For further information about the summer training program, Lt. Cleveland can be contacted at 634-8442.

 The Sea Cadet year officially ended May 26 with the Annual Cadet Inspection at the Marine Centre Blue Building on the Lunenburg Exhibition Grounds.

LaHave River Ramblers square dancers wrap up season

 COUNTY - LaHave River Ramblers square dance club completed another successful season.

 The year started out with two fun nights at the Marc in Dayspring that were free to any new people in attendance with callers L&E Hutchcroft.

 Throughout the year, the club met Tuesday nights. Club welcomes visiting dancers from various clubs in the area.

 We were warmly received at five demos during the year. These were two at Harbour View Haven, two at Hillside Pines and one at Shoreham Village nursing homes.

 Many of our dancers enjoyed a trip to Ottawa to the national convention in July.

 Two special dances were held at the Michelin Social Club. A Halloween dance in October with live music and a friendship dance was held in April with over 10 different clubs attending and various callers. The evening was video- taped by Joe Mailman of the South Shore Video Group.

 Our Christmas dance was held in December at the Marc with other clubs attending. Items of food were donated to the food bank.

 LaHave River Ramblers and Sunrise Squares held a joint dance for the Heart and Stroke Foundation February 12 at the Maitland Hall.

 A barbecue potluck and dance is planned for July 9 at the home of the Schmeissers and on August 27 and 28 a camp-out and dance will be held at Upper Northfield.

 Regular dancing will resume with fun nights September 21 and 28, at which time new members are welcome. Wonderful way to exercise, meet new friends and have fun.

Grace Chapter No. 8 OES meets

 LUNENBURG - The May 13 meeting of Grace Chapter No. 8 opened with worthy matron Jean Hardy and worthy patron Laurie Myra seated in the east.

 The flag was presented and O'Canada sung.

 Special guests welcomed were worthy grand matron, sister Cheryl Denton; sister Ruth Waterbury, general grand chapter committee member; sister Betty Ann Laughnan, grand secretary; brother Cecil Decker, grand treasurer; brother George Crouch, grand marshal; sister Nora Moxom, grand Ruth; sister Stella Trask, grand Martha; grand representatives sister Alma Laird, Arlene MacBride and Dianne Levy; district deputy grand matrons sisters Inez Daye and Rhonda Fader; sister Kathryn Grant, WGM's special project; presiding worthy matrons, sister Gail Fudge, JoAnne Giffin and Nora Bishop; presiding worthy patron, brother Whit Giffin. Past matrons introduced and welcomed were sisters Vicki Perry, Emily Bigelow, Mary Perry, Mary Zinck and Helen Haugen.

 Chapter business followed. Elected officers for 1999-2000 were sister Dianne Levy, worthy matron; brother Richard Haugen, worthy patron; associate matron sister Shirley Haugen; associate patron, brother Edward Fralick; secretary, sister Geraldine Delk; treasurer, brother Donald Doucet; conductress, sister Joan Mills; associate conductress, sister Carolyn Matthews; trustee, sister Carolyn Matthews.

 Brother Laurie Myra WP read the landmarks.

 The conductress escorted sister Carolyn Matthews, grand electa, to the east to be honoured by the chapter. A beautiful addendum on "Smiles" followed. Sister Carolyn received a pretty basket from sister Jean, worthy matron, which was filled with flowers by the star points along with an appropriate verse.

 A choir composed of sisters Josie Fralick, Dianne Levy, Joan Mills, Shirley Haugen and brother Eddie Fralick sang a special song for sister Carolyn. The associate conductress, sister Dianne, approached the east and presented a gift from the chapter to the honoree.

 Chapter electras present were escorted to the west. Sister Carolyn thanked them for their attendance on honour night and presented each one with a gift. Chapter electras introduced were sisters Florence Baughn, Elmsdale #55, Kathryn Walker, Halifax #7, and Beatrice Meister, Shoreham #59.

 Sister Carolyn beautifully expressed her thanks to the chapter for honouring her. Worthy grand matron, sister Cheryl, spoke of her appreciation of sister Carolyn's work during her term as grand electa.

 Substitute officers, sisters Helen Corkum and Vicki Perry, were thanked by the worthy matron.

 The altar was draped in loving memory of sister Ruth Wentzell who died April 15. Sister Ruth joined Grace Chapter April 3, 1945. A hymn was sung.

 Meeting closed in ritualistic form. The flag was retired.

 Refreshments were served in the senior citizens' clubroom.

Your Friends and Neighbours

Baker Settlement
Mrs. Guy Norwood

 Mr. Mervin Bolivar, Ontario, spent the past week visiting his mother, Mrs. Hazel Bolivar.

 Mr. and Mrs. Tony Norwood, Mrs. Betty Norwood, also Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Norwood, West Clifford, attended the funeral service for the late Mr. Clement Norwood at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Dartmouth, Friday.

 Mr. Mervin Bolivar, Ontario, and Mrs. Hazel Bolivar, called on Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bolivar Sunday.

 Mr. and Mrs. Perle Wagner, Upper Branch, spent Tuesday evening with Pearl's sister, Mrs. Ruth Wentzell.

 Winners at the weekly card party held Wednesday evening at the Firemen's Centre were: ladies' high, Mrs. Alice Beck; second, Mrs. Vida Selig; gent's high, Mr. Murray Freeman; second, Mr. Lester Whynot; door prize, Mr. Hilton Eisnor; 50-50 draw, Mrs. Margaret Veinot; 10 Spades, Miss Doris Eisnor; monthly draw, Mrs. Marjorie Daniels.

Rhodes Corner
Mrs. Lucille Wentzell

 The regular meeting of St. Luke's Ladies' Aid was held in the hall, May 10. The meeting was presided over by the president, Mrs. Karen Wentzell who opened the meeting with prayer and a reading. Eleven members and two visitors were welcomed by the president.

 Minutes of the previous meeting were read by acting secretary, Mrs. Debra Zwicker; treasurer's report, Mrs. Velma Dauphinee. Reports from various committees were heard.

 Plans were finalized for the pre-summer card party to be held in June. Plans were discussed for the strawberry social to be held in June. Also, the annual model boat show to be held in July. Meeting closed with prayer.

 Entertainment was provided by Mrs. Jean Mossman and Mrs. Janet Weagle, with special prizes going to Mrs. Evelyn Wilkie; Mrs. Dot Legge and Mrs. Velma Dauphinee. Entertainment for next meeting will be a Chinese auction.

 A card party and food sale, sponsored by St. Luke's Ladies' Aid was held in the hall May 21, with 12 tables of Auction 45s in play.

 Prizes were presented to: ladies' high, Mrs. Margaret Emeneau; ladies' second, Mrs. Lucille Fralick; gent's high, Raymond Oxner; gent's second, Raymond Whynot; lucky tally, Mrs. Lois Lohnes; travelling prize, Ole Danielson; 50-50 draw, Mrs. Thelma Falt.

 Winner of the lobsters, donated by Bernie Selig were Murray Legge and Clyde Mossman.

 At the close of the game, refreshments were served.

East Dalhousie
Janice Wilson

 Recent visitors with Ernest, Helen and Paul Daniels were Linda and Logan Acker; Elayne Mott, Beaver Bank; Judi Silver and Dana Nickerson, Bridgewater.

 Ernest and Helen Daniels called on Mike, Patti and Ashley Drew, New Germany, Saturday morning.

 Visitors with Garnet and Viola Jodrey Sunday afternoon were Joyce and Sam Oickle, Stanburne. Other visitors over the weekend were Stephen, Monica, Jordan and Elayne Mott, Beaver Bank; Eric and Marion Wilson; Troy Acker and Jodie McInnis, New Minas.

 Condolences to the families of the late Erma Conrad, Conquerall Bank, who died May 23.

 Get well wishes to Vivian Bitonto, Falkland Ridge, who is a patient at the SSRH.

 Eric and Marion Wilson accompanied Howard and Marion Lowe, Springfield, to Middleton Monday where they attended funeral services for the late Garnet Ruggles.

 Several people from the area attended the New Germany Nursery School graduation Tuesday, where Tyler Wilson and Jessica Joudrey were among the little graduates.

North River
Marjorie Robar

 On May 23, the New Germany Men's Choir performed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, North River. It was well attended and was enjoyed by all. A lunch was served later.

 On Saturday evening, Audrey and Willis Sarty visited her mom and Joe. They also visited Erna and Beverly Sarty. On Sunday afternoon, cousin Glenwood and Doris Veinot, Aylesford, visited Marjorie and Joe.

 On May 19, Marjorie Robar and Joe Tzagarakis had supper with her Aunt Ethel and Uncle Victor Power, Aylesford.

 On May 20, Josh Wagner, Bridgewater, and Joe Tzagarakis, North River, attended the Pro-Am Boxing Matches at the Halifax Metro Centre. They were impressed by the Marty O'Donnell - Bobby Rishea match, and also the Jordan Clarke - James Murpei match. Clarke is the son of the former Canadian and British Empire middleweight champion - Chris Clarke, who years ago put on those "wars" with Clyde Gray.

 Donna Daniels and son Scott, Martins Point, visited Aunt Marjorie Robar and Joe Tzagarakis earlier in May.

 Belated congratulations to Gordon and Eleanor Robar on their 40 wedding anniversary which was May 23. Wishing them many more.

 Bonnie Robar visited Marjorie Robar and Joe Tzagarakis, May 25. Bonnie, Cherryfield, and her sister Mona Lantz, New Germany, went to Ontario May 21 via Air Canada, and came home May 24, to visit her sister Jackie and her husband.

Mrs. L. Wamboldt

 Eric and Ellen Bonnell, Italy Cross, were supper guests with Bonnie and Michael Whynot recently.

 Gary and Donna Weagle, Hantsport, were recent visitors with Dave and Susan Hamm.

 Congratulations to Travis and Crystal (Wolfe) Bruhm, Middlewood, on the birth of their first child, a son, born at SSRH May 15.

 Susan Hamm attended a bridal shower May 16 at the Italy Cross-Middlewood and District Fire Hall in honour of Amanda Schrader, Liverpool.

 Kirk, Doreen and Brenna Shand, Whites Lake, Halifax County, spent the day visiting with Douglas and Thelma Wamboldt May 16. Douglas was celebrating his birthday.

 Mr. Gary Crowley, Lantz, was an overnight guest with his parents, Doug and Katie Crowley, May 21. Amanda Dolliver was also an overnight guest at the same home May 21.

 Congratulations to Mrs. Bessie Naugler who celebrated her 99th birthday May 24. An open house was held May 21 at her home. Many friends and family visited to help her celebrate. Many thanks to everyone for the cards, gifts and best wishes, also for the food and everyone who helped in any way to make this a happy day for Bessie.

 Happy anniversary greetings to Dave and Susan Hamm who will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary June 8.

Northwest Cove
Frances McInnis

 Winners at the Northwest Cove card game were: half take, Edie Harnish; door prize, Nancy; first, Doris Murphy and Maxine Finck; second, Marilyn Miller and Frances McInnis; third, Avon Dorey and Roseanne Verge; fourth, Clark Coolen and Albert Sims.

 Visitors with Frances McInnis this past week were Marguerite and Courtney Lewis, Dartmouth; Fenton McInnis, Sims Settlement; Irene Jewers, Doris Murphy and Maxine Finck.

 Card game winners at Ocean Swells, Friday evening were: Garry and Mervin Snair, first; Frances Coolen and Rita Westhaver, second; Donny Zwicker, third; Clark Coolen and Marshall Boutilier, fourth; Christine, door prize; and Nora, half take.

 Tanya and Tim Stott and children Emily and Andrew, visited with Frances McInnis on Wednesday afternoon. Marshall McInnis was an overnight visitor also.

 Frances McInnis was a supper guest with Irene and Winston Jewers, Sunday.

 Recent visitors to my yard were two beautiful (yearlings) deer, who looked at us for a few minutes and walked across the road into the woods.

Upper Branch
Effie Hirtle

 Pastor Ott, Bridgewater, visited Friday afternoon with Arnold and Josephine Beck.

 Mrs. Sharron Moore and girls, Shad Bay, and Mrs. Quinton Moore, Dartmouth, visited Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Lester Beck.

 Mervin and Michael Wagner, Dartmouth, spent the weekend visiting Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Bolivar.

 Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Beck, and Effie Hirtle, visited Mr. Lawrence Wile, Blockhouse, Sunday afternoon.

 Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Bolivar visited Mr. and Mrs. St. Clair Bolivar, Baker Settlement, recently.

 Mike Bevis, Geraldine Carrol and Brent Robar motored to Halifax Saturday and had supper with Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bevis, Hatchett Lake.

 Mr. Lowel Beck, Baker Settlement, was a business visitor Wednesday at Arnold Becks.

Myrtle Hebb

 A lovely dinner was enjoyed at the Platter House Restaurant in Wileville, May 16, for Robert and Mildred Hebb on their 45th wedding anniversary. Their family, 20 in all, attended the dinner.

 Rev. Ivan Norton and Mrs. Norton were dinner guests of Mrs. Elsie Hebb, May 16.

 Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brown, and Mr. and Mrs. Brad Brown visited Mr. Bill Brown at Grand View Manor in Berwick, May 16.

 Mrs. Joe Hebb and Mrs. Lorna Mailman spent May 15 in Halifax.

 Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hebb visited with Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wentzell and family in Nictaux, Monday evening last.

 Mrs. Jessie Hogan of Upper Vaughns, and Captain Stephen Wilson and wife Josette of Winnipeg, visited with Mrs. Myrtle Hebb, May 24.

 Mrs. David Hebb, daughter Jenna and friend Heidi spent Tuesday last in Halifax.

  Jun 2, 1999  
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