Our County Correspondents
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.