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The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page - INEZ FRANKLIN 613-347-7666 [email protected] hot­mail. com JAMES JOYCE 613-527-1201 [email protected] tam- creek. ca MAG­GIE DEAN 613-874-9994 dean­til­[email protected] hawk.igs.net

Pasta supper

You are most cor­dially in­vited to the an­nual pasta supper at the Op­ti­mist Club Hall North Lan­caster this Fri­day, Feb. 20. The meal is hosted by St. Mar­garet of Scot­land parish­ioners, so you know the food will be de­li­cious. The doors open at 5 p.m. and supper is served un­til 8. Drop by with the fam­ily for a great meal and the best of com­pany.

SJM news

Win­ning S. J. McLeod stu­dents from their re­spec­tive age groups en­joyed par­tic­i­pat­ing in the re­cent free throw com­pe­ti­tion at Ecole de l’Ange Gar­dien in North Lan­caster. The event was spon­sored by the Knights of Colum­bus. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the chil­dren for their ex­cel­lent ef­fort, and es­pe­cially to Angele Ler­oux who will par­tic­i­pate in the re­gional com­pe­ti­tion in Cornwall on Feb. 21. Good luck.

Len­ten ac­tiv­i­ties

Even if you get the pa­per the day it comes out, you won’t likely read this in time to at­tend Ash Wed­nes­day ser­vices at St. Mar­garet of Scot­land Church in Glen Ne­vis at 8:30 a.m., but there will be another op­por­tu­nity that evening. Fr. Ce­les­tine will in­clude the ash cer­e­mony dur­ing Mass at St. Raphael’s at 7 p. m. on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 18.

At 7 p.m. on Fri­days dur­ing Lent, the Sta­tions of the Cross will be prayed at St. Raphael’s Church.

So­cial notes

Best wishes are ex­tended this week to Tris­tan Lalonde, who achieved the age of ma­jor­ity on Sun­day, Feb. 15. Laugh­lin Franklin spent the day with his child­hood friend, and among their ac­tiv­i­ties the lads were treated to lunch by the birth­day boy’s grand­par­ents, Elaine and Jim Lalonde. Happy birth­day, Tris­tan!

Other cel­e­brants this week are Deirdre Cuggy on Feb. 17; Margie McDonell on the 20th; Shana Mur­ree-Mac­Don­ald on the 21st; and Iain Simp­son on the 25th. Long-dis­tance good wishes are sent to Em­brun for Don­ald Roy Jr.’s birth­day on Feb. 20; to Cal­gary for Kayla McLeod’s on the 21st, and an ex­tra- spe­cial greet­ing to our An­nie, whose Feb. 20 birth­day will be spent in Cold Lake, Al­berta, and away from home for the first time. Happy birth­day, all.

Eu­chre play­ers

Just a quick re­minder that this com­ing Fri­day, Feb. 20, is when we’re hold­ing our next Dun­ve­gan Eu­chre Lun­cheon and Tour­na­ment. Last month’s nasty weather se­ri­ously hurt at­ten­dance, but I’m hop­ing I’ll see all the reg­u­lars — and a few new faces — this month. Ad­mis­sion is only $5 and fea­tures a lun­cheon buf­fet that in­cludes a bowl of pip­ing hot soup. The event starts at 12 noon and wraps up around 3:30 p.m. Ev­ery­one is welcome to join us.

Car­ni­val up­dates

Two items of busi­ness aris­ing from Dun­ve­gan’s re­cent Win­ter Car­ni­val are a “lost and found” ap­peal and the name of the scavenger hunt win­ner. Let’s start with the good news. Or­ga­nizer Kim Ray­mond tells me that she fi­nally tracked down the young per­son who won the DRA’s trop­i­cal fruit bas­ket. Her name is Pa­tri­cia Levert. Seven years old, Pa­tri­cia hails from Alexandria and at­tended the car­ni­val with her mom, Della. Con­grat­u­la­tions. Now for the bad news. Some­one who at­tended our win­ter fest could be walk­ing around with frigid fin­gers. Af­ter the dust set­tled, we found a pair of those bright red Canada mit­tens. If you lost your mit­tens, rest as­sured we’re keep­ing them warm and safe for you. Stop by to claim them when you have a chance.

Hello, Dalkeith: What can I say about our deep freeze, that is last­ing as long as I can re­mem­ber? Plus side of this sit­u­a­tion is there are no flies and and we can re­lax on the couch in front of a cozy fire. Warm weather means work and lots of it un­til the next deep freeze. So en­joy.

Our col­lec­tive Dalkeith con­do­lences go out to Gilles Sabourin, on the re­cent loss of his beloved wife, Lise. Lise was very fa­mous in our area for her amaz­ing quilt work and other re­lated cre­ations. She will be sadly missed by all.

On a per­sonal note, we lost yet another cat – that’s two in one month – and we only have Dick­ens left in the barn. He en­joys his heated cat house and vis­its the two house­cats on re­ally cold days, like to­day.

So, Dalkeith, wait­ing for some news from our com­mu­nity. Keep your stick on the ice and have a great week. Cheers. Mag­gie.

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