Food bank usage up nine per cent since 2009
Well I’m back and not off to a good start on my first column. I had most of it done and I hit the wrong key and it took off for some foreign place and I can’t seem to retrieve it.
The umbrella Group of Food Banks Canada states that, since 2009, food bank use is up nine per cent. In March, 2010 a total of 867,948 people were helped by food banks in Canada, the highest record in Canada.
The editor of “Now Events We Share,” or NEWS, Jean Smith, is in the process of finalizing the newsletter. They could be ready for Feb. 5.
Chignecto Presbyterial UCW President Irene Caswell has called a sub-executive meeting for Saturday, Feb. 5 at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be brown bag. The storm date is set for Feb. 19.
Chignecto Presbytery is planning to meet on Feb. 16 so the NEWS could be picked up on any of these days.
The genealogy centre is looking for those little silica bags that you find in footwear, purs- es, pill containers and other items. They would like to put them in the archival storage boxes so, if you come across some, just drop them off.
The Lions club is also looking for used stamps. They can be clipped with a half-inch border. Do not cut or tear the stamp. There are numerous ways to recycle. I believe Office XPerts will take empty cartridges when you buy a replacement. Check it out.
Before I went away I received the devastating pictures of Berwick Camp. That is going to take a lot of time and effort to put it back in shape before the last weekend in July when camp is supposed to start.
I have heard of so many deaths since returning home. One in particular is Cathy Peters. She lived in Amherst at one time. Her brother Bill was the manager at TD Bank at one time.
She came down for Marilyn’s visitation and she was a joy to see. My love and prayers go out to her family. I haven’t read all the papers yet but I’m sure there is more.
Sympathy is extended to Money and Geraldine Martin on the death of Gerry and also to the family of Ella Greeno.
There will be a covenanting service for the Rev. Christine MacLeod of the Cumberland Pastoral Charge, which includes River Hebert and Joggins. The service will be held on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. at Trinity United in River Hebert.
There will also be a covenanting service for the Rev. Catharine Gaw at the Sackville United Church on Feb. 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the Sackville United Church on the corner of Main and York Streets
Something to think about: The best years of your life come between growing pains and arthritis.
Weekly quote: Schedule all your worrying for a specific half-hour about the middle of the day. Then take a nap during this period.
Have a good week.