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The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page - MARGO PEPIN 613-209-9523 margo. p@ xplor­net. ca LINDA LAV­I­GNE 613-874-2888 stormylin99@ ya­hoo. ca

Dis­as­ter

Sun­day morn­ing, while hav­ing break­fast at a lo­cal res­tau­rant, I was shocked, as were many oth­ers, to learn about Ger­rit and Diana Sturken­boom of St. Raphael’s who lost their barn and an­i­mals in a fire Satur­day evening. I was told that some an­i­mals were spared the tragedy. Luck­ily, the ma­chine shed and house were not touched thanks to the fire­fight­ers who worked to pre­vent this. Our hearts go out to a great cou­ple who have worked very hard for what they have.

Eu­chre

Here is a list of the win­ners at last Mon­day’s eu­chre card party at the Salle Sacré Coeur in Alexandria. Win­ning for the ladies were Murielle Belle­feuille, Agathe Char­bon­neau, Rita Car­rière, Linda Van Der Haeghe and for the men Ger­main Ram­say, Mar­cel Ranger, Rol­land Pa­que­tte, Jean Lu­cien Larocque and Claude Robin­son. The 50/50 win­ners were Agathe Char­bon­neau, Rita Car­rière, Mar­cel Ranger, Rita Ma­cLen­nan, Yvon DeRe­pentigny.

Door prizes went to Ar­mand Bo­nEn­fant and Claude Robin­son. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all win­ners.

Pan­cakes

What a great day we had at the Car­di­nal sugar camp on Satur­day. It was a fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foun­da­tion. There was en­ter­tain­ment and pan­cakes ga­lore, silent auc­tion and sev­eral items were up for bids.

Supper

The Glen Robert­son spaghetti supper and jam­boree started out very well. Ev­ery­one en­joyed the de­li­cious supper but the evening had just be­gan with mu­sic around 7:30 p.m. when Mother Na­ture or another dis­as­ter caused a lights out in the hall and all over Glen Robert­son. We were all left in the dark, emer­gency lights came on and can­dles were put on ta­bles but the evening was ru­ined. The or­ga­niz­ers were quite dis­ap­pointed but it was not of their do­ing. I still haven’t heard what the cause was. It was sleet­ing when we left; maybe this had some­thing to do with it. Bet­ter luck next year.

Changes

Have you been to the Ba­sic Needs store in Green Val­ley lately? There are a lot of changes go­ing on. Crys­tal was telling me how the post of­fice will be in the back of the store while in the front she will have a pizza counter. With no res­tau­rant in Green Val­ley this will be a very good idea. Way to go, Crys­tal.

Wishes

Birth­day wishes go­ing out to Rita (Campeau) Robin­son who cel­e­brated her 65th birth­day Tues­day, March 17. A fam­ily gath­er­ing was held Sun­day at the Pizze­ria res­tau­rant with hus­band J.K. and all the fam­ily to help her celebrate. Way to go, Rita.

God bless and have a safe week.

Af­ter the party

Hi, ev­ery­one. I hope ev­ery­one got over St Pa­trick's Day okay and aren't hung over from too much green beer. I can't be­lieve that the first day of spring is Fri­day. It seems that spring is so far off but oh well I guess we will have to take the cal­en­dar for the truth.

The 50/50 win­ners at the din­ers group March 5 were Betty McDonell, Berthe Larocque, Judy Tourangeau, René Vil­leneuve, Lisa Lalonde, Jean Ma­cLen­nan and Monique Gagnon. Happy Birth­day wishes go out to Jean- Lu­cien Larocque, Joanna Oete­laar and Juli­ette Robert­son who will be cel­e­brat­ing a very spe­cial birth­day in March. The next din­ers meet­ings will be March 19, April 2 and April 16. Please phone to re­serve at 613-525-4443.

The World Day of Prayer was held Fri­day, March 6, at the Church on the Hill in Alexandria. The WDOP was be­gun by women in Canada and the United States in 1922 and is now ob­served in more than 170 coun­tries and in al­most 2,000 com­mu­ni­ties across Canada. The ser­vice was writ­ten by the women of the Ba­hamas and prayers and songs were of­fered for our sis­ters and broth­ers liv­ing there.

In Canada, of­fer­ings re­ceived through the ser­vice pro­vide grants for projects in Canada and around the world. Spe­cial thanks to Ger­main on the guitar and Louise on the sax­o­phone for their beau­ti­ful in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the song ”What I have done.” The WDOP will be held at St Martin of Tours Church March 4 in 2016.

Dur­ing Lent, the way of the cross is be­ing prayed ev­ery Fri­day at 3 p.m. Easter con­fes­sions will be held Tues­day, March 24 at 7 p.m.

Win­ners of Club 65 card party March 10 for Eu­chre were Rita Ma­cLen­nan, Berthe Larocque, Juli­ette Robert­son and JeanLu­cien Larocque. The 500 win­ner was Lu­cie Massie. The door prize was won by Iso­bel Ma­cLen­nan. The next card party will be March 24.

I would like to wish con­grat­u­la­tions to Is­abelle and Jonathan McDon­ald on the birth of their daugh­ter, Pas­cale Rae­lyn, 7 lb. 3 oz. and 19 3/4 inches long. She is the baby sis­ter of Maelle and Abby. Proud grand­par­ents are Joanne and D.J. McDon­ald and Lu­cie and Jean Pierre Brazeau.

I would like to wish a happy birth­day to Thérèse Séguin. She cel­e­brated Sun­day.

If any­one would like to rent a ta­ble for the Expo Sale at St Martin of Tours, give Gisèle a call at 613-525-1223, this is an event not to be missed.

Well, that is all my news for now. I hope ev­ery­one has a great week and be good to your neigh­bours.

Sweet! Maple Page

re­turns March 25!

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