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Chester volunteer fire department readying for Canada Day celebrations

 Once again, the volunteer firefighters in Chester are in the midst of planning their annual Canada Day garden party celebrations set for July 1 at the fire hall.

 Every year the department holds this event not only to celebrate Canada's birthday, but also to have a day where the community can come out together and have fun! This event is a major fundraiser for the volunteer fire department and helps purchase firefighting equipment needed.

 The department has a day full of fun planned with annual events and also some new attractions this year. Starting at 2 p.m., there is the village scavenger hunt. Grab your family, friends, co-workers or neighbours, hop in the car and come out for a chance to win $100. Please pre-register for the hunt by June 25 with Anna by phoning 275-3601.

 At 3 p.m., the Chinese auction will begin at the hall and will go until the drawing at 7:30 p.m. Now if that has caught your attention, the day is just beginning. Start things off with a bowl of our famous chowder, which we will begin serving at 4 p.m. As well at that time, the games of chance will open for your chance to win lobsters, blankets, toys and, new this year, with the high prices of gas, you could win $20 Irving gas vouchers. Or if beauty is what you fancy, you could win $20 gift certificates from the Pharmasave.

 At 5 p.m., come out and watch our annual Junior Firefighter Pageant. Last year's pageant winners, princess Gracie Hiltz, prince Cameron Stevens, queen Willa Creighton and king Colin Zinck, are looking to pass on their crowns. This event is for children ages 0 to 12 years who live in the Chester volunteer fire department coverage area. Watch out for registration forms. This event is a randomly drawn event for the kids. Any questions, call Carla at 275-3635.

 Once the pageant is over, the live entertainment begins. Come on out and watch the local musicians and enjoy the barbecue and fire department's famous Frakus Fries!

 There will also be children's entertainment and so much more. As the night winds down, make sure to head towards the front harbour to watch the fireworks show to help finish off the night!

 Also, make sure to find one of your local firefighters or drop by Calvin's TV, The Duke Street Eatery or Hubbards Hair Design and get your tickets for a chance to win an Amazing Summer Family Getaway.

 The prize includes two nights' accommodations at Hotel Moncton, family of four pass to Magic Mountain park, family of four pass to Magic Mountain zoo, family of four pass to Crystal Palace, two breakfasts for four at the hotel and $100 spending money! The draw will take place July 2.

 This is sure to be a day of fun for the whole family, young or young at heart! Hope to see everyone. For additional information, contact Marsha Miller at 275-4908.

Mae Chapter installs officers

 The regular meeting of Mae Chapter No. 38 OES took place on June 13. Presiding in the east were WM, sister Shirley Laurence, and WP, brother Charles Teal. The meeting opened in short form.

 Recognized in the east was sister Eleanor Freeman, PGM. She was given grand honours. Welcomed at the station of Martha was sister Linda O'Hearn, appointed grand officer, grand Martha; grand representative introduced was sister Evelyn Aulenback of Nevada in this grand jurisdiction.

 Grand chapter committee member introduced was sister Dorothy Jewers, Eastern Star Journal. Recognized were sisters Anna Ford and Heather Cook, publicity, and brother Charles Teal, music. All others were warmly welcomed.

 Sick and visiting, sister Barbara, had no report.

 Ways and means, sister Pauline, reports all were thanked for helping with the potluck and Shrine dinner.

 Thank-yous were received from sister Helen Corkum for the lovely flowers and addendum given to her as an honour, being the last surviving charter member of Mae Chapter, and sister Grace Boudreau, from the Shrine club. Also, there was a note from the daughter of sister Elaine Feener, who was 82 years old on June 25.

 District deputy grand matron, sister Stella Myra, will make her official visit on October 10.

 All annual reports were read and accepted.

 Pro tems thanked were sisters Anna Ford, marshal; Linda O'Hearn, Martha; and Betty Dean, organist.

 Sister Heather Cook and brother Robert Emeno approached the east and presented WM, sister Shirley, and WP, brother Charles, with a gift from the chapter for which they were warmly thanked.

 Sister Helen Holden thanked WM, sister Shirley, for the officer's gifts.

 Sister Shirley Laurence, WM, welcomed special guests to our open installation.

 Installing officer, sister Eleanor Freeman, PGM, installed marshal, sister Anna Ford; chaplain, sister Dorothy Jewers; warden, sister Evelyn Aulenback; organist, sister Betty Dean. Brother Gordon O'Hearn installed brother Charles Teal, and sister Jeanette Rawding installed the star points.

 Officers installed were WM, sister Heather Cook, PM; WP, brother Robert Emeno, PP; associate patron, brother Charles Teal, PP; secretary, sister Helen Holden, PM; treasurer, sister Pauline Veinotte; conductress, sister Alma Laird, PM; associate conductress, sister Doreen Gillespie, PM; chaplain, sister Sylvia Munro, PM; Adah, sister Helen Corkum, PM; Ruth, sister Barbara Rhodenizer; Martha, sister Caroline Dolli-mount; Electa, sister Florence Boughen, PM; warden, brother John Dollimount; sentinel, sister Mildred Everett.

 Shirley Laurence, PM, was escorted to the chair of sister Helen Corkum, who presented her with her jewel. Then brother Charles Teal was escorted to sister Helen Corkum to be presented with his jewel. Both thanked her.

 Sister Heather Cook, WM, thanked her installation team, sister Eleanor Freeman, PGM; sister Anna Ford, PM; sister Dorothy Jewers; sister Betty Dean; sister Evelyn Aulenback; brother Gordon O'Hearn; and sister Jeanette Rawding.

 Sister Linda O'Hearn was thanked as pro tem. Associate matron, brother Charles Teal, and sister Linda O'Hearn approached the east and presented gifts to WM, sister Heather, and WP, brother Bob, for which they were warmly thanked. Brother Charles presented brother Gordon O'Hearn with a pin, "soaring spirit," as a past grand representative.

 Sister Shirley Laurence, PM, and brother Charles, PP, were then escorted to sign the Bible.

 The meeting closed with the outgoing march. All retired to the club room for a time of fellowship. Convener for July will be sister Alma Laird.

Your Friends and Neighbours

East Dalhousie
Janice Wilson

 There were seven tables in play at Thursday night's card party with the following results: ladies' high, Marge Anderson; second, Viola Blackadar; men's high, Grover Fancy; second, Foster Hiltz; half-take, Bob Dykens; traveller, Ray Leslie; door prize, Earl R. The card parties will continue for the month of July.

 Recent visitors with Garnet and Viola Jodrey were Paul Naas, Newburne; Bruce and Elayne Mott; Lloyd and Gertie Smith, Berwick; Lloyd Millet, Fraxville; and Adam Acker and Nat, Springfield.

 Barbara Trat, Lawrencetown, called on Eric and Marion Wilson one afternoon recently.

 Garnet and Viola Jodrey were supper guests with Grover Fancy and Helen Daniels on Saturday. On Sunday, the Jodreys were dinner guests with Linda and Roland Acker. Other guests were Troy, Jodie and Paige Acker, White Rock, and Adam and Angie Acker and boys, Springfield.

 Judy Silver, Bridgewater, recently visited with Helen Daniels and Paul.

 Grover Fancy's family joined him and Helen Daniels for Father's Day supper on Sunday.

 Evan and Tammy Hiltz, Kentville, spent a week with Evan's father, Lee Hiltz, Forties. While there, they visited the Ovens Park. Andy Hellqvist, visiting from Surrey, British Columbia, also joined them.

 Paige Acker spent Saturday night with her grandparents, Linda and Roland Acker. Raymond Pye and Faye Mason, Falkland Ridge, visited the Ackers the same evening.

 Pastor Robert Gates, Springfield, called on many community members this past week.

 Audrey Fancy and John Gaul spent the weekend in Port George. They have their trailer parked on a lot owned by Roy and Lucille Naugler.

 A number of volunteers got together a couple of evenings, with some mowing the Anglican cemetery and others doing the Baptist cemetery. The community beach property will soon need to be mowed again. Anyone interested in helping, phone me, Janice, 547-2314.

 Rhena Joudrey received a phone call from her aunt, Frances Keddy, Forties, earlier this month. Aunt Frances had an interesting story to tell of starlings building a nest in her dryer vent. Neighbours helped the 92 year old retrieve the birds and nest before any real problems were created. Everyone is still trying to figure out how the birds were able to open the dryer vent flap and go inside.

 Marg Lowe, Bridgewater, called on her daughter, Marsha Robar, on Thursday. She also visited with Rhena Joudrey.

 Congratulations to the many grads who will be participating in ceremonies over the next week.

 A flea market will be held at the community hall on June 30, with doors opening at 9 a.m. Anyone interested in renting a table, phone Susan, 547-2676.

 I was thrilled to see a small black bear in our woodlot on Friday morning. As I was travelling on our all-terrain vehicle and the bear was running quickly away from me, I felt quite safe. There have been several other sightings of bears in this area.

Mrs. L. Wamboldt

 Sympathy to the families in the death of Gary Robar, Upper Branch, and his daughter, Tanya Robar, Wileville and Pine Grove; also, Ernie Rhyno, Charleston, and Lowell Daurie, Front Centre.

 Doreen Shand, Whites Lake, was a recent dinner guest with her parents, Thelma and Douglas Wamboldt.

 Belated birthday greetings to Gordon Corkum on June 21.

 Congratulations to Ft./Sgt. Crystal Weagle, Danesville, who received the Lord Strathcona medal, which is the highest award that can be bestowed on a Canadian cadet.

 Gerald Keddy presented the medal. Crystal is the daughter of Rodney and Wendy Weagle and granddaughter of Mary and Leo Weagle.

 Get-well wishes to Leo Weagle, Danesville.

 An early arrival on June 15 at the IWK - a precious little girl was born to proud parents Elissa and Randy Antle. Shatoya Avora May has excited many family members and friends, especially grandmothers Gwen Antle, Middlewood, and Muriel Fletcher, Oakhill.

 Father's Day supper guests with Michael and Bonnie Whynot were Bub, Chastity and Austin Grear, Charleston; and Corey Whynot and Nancy Conrad, Newcombville, also visited.

 Father's Day dinner guests with Douglas and Thelma Wamboldt were Kirk, Doreen and Andrew Shand, Whites Lake, Halifax County.

 Ben, Tasha and Logan Corkum of Devon, Alberta, arrived home on Sunday morning. A wonderful Father's Day present for Gordon Corkum (Ben's father) and other family who were pleased to see them as well.

 Lawrence and Debbie Ramey, Nictaux, visited with LaVerne and Wayne Wamboldt, June 18.

Rhodes Corner
Mrs. Lucille Wentzell

 St. Luke's Ladies Aid met at the Good Luck Restaurant, Lunenburg, June 11. The meeting was presided over by the president, Mrs. Cheryl Naugler, who opened the meeting with prayer.

 Thirteen members responded to roll call.

 Reports of various committees were heard.

 Meeting closed with prayer.

 "A Bug's Life" card party and food sale, sponsored by St. Luke's Ladies Aid, was held in the hall June 15.

 The hall was decorated for the occasion. Thirteen tables of auction 45s were in play.

 Prizes were presented to ladies' high, Mrs. Marjorie Jack; ladies' second, Mrs. Marguerite Cleversey; ladies' low, Mrs. Annie Rhuland; gents' high, Mr. Alvin Wentzell; gents' second, Mr. David Harmon; gents' low, Mr. Bruce Oakes; lucky tally, Mrs. June Smith; travelling prize, Mrs. Hazel Delong; 50/50 draw, Mr. Warren Stockman.

 Lucky draws during the evening went to Mrs. Jean Graves, Mr. John Woodworth, Mrs. Phyllis Lohnes, Mrs. Doreen Abbott, Mrs. Mona Annis, Mr. Robert Bush, Mrs. Charlotte DeMone and Mrs. Freda Baugil.

 The decorated "Bug's Life" basket was won by Mr. John Woodworth.

 At the close of the game, delicious refreshments were served featuring flower-shaped cookies baked by Mrs. Ann Hirtle. Lucky cup was won by Mrs. Mildred Baker; lucky napkin, Mrs. Marguerite Cleversey.

Martins River
Mildred Rafuse

 Happy birthday wishes to Sheila Findlay on June 5; Paulette Slaunwhite, June 17; Lianne Cleveland, June 18; Vance Isnor, June 19; and Arlean Langille, June 27.

  June 27, 2007  
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