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The Glengarry News - - Our Country Correspond­ents - MAG­GIE DEAN 613-874-9994 dean­til­[email protected] hawk.igs.net MARGO PEPIN 613-209-9523 margo. [email protected] xplor­net. ca safe Lov­ing and de­voted hus­band Peter would like to wish Claire El­lis a happy birth­day this week! Happy Valen­tine’s Day! “They in­vented hugs to let peop

Hello Dalkeith. Wow! It's still win­ter and then some. I re­ally tried hard to get some hot Ne­vis weather to fol­low me home. Denise, Lorna and moi stayed with Denise's fa­ther for two sunny weeks, swimming ev­ery day and ex­plor­ing this tiny 36- square-mile is­land. The peo­ple are proud of their history and are restor­ing many of the sites, un­der the guid­ance of the Ne­vis His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. We thank Brenda for our travel ar­range­ments, which made the trip an easy, fun ad­ven­ture. P. S. Don­ald, my hus­band, sur­vived the or­deal, with the kind­ness of our neigh­bours and friends and we both thank you very much. Now here's the lo­cal news. I missed the Dalkeith Win­ter Car­ni­val, an over­sight that won't hap­pen again, but I hope you all had fun. I would like to con­grat­u­late all the par­tic­i­pants in the pa­rade, es­pe­cially that marvelous WWI bi-plane by Steve and Rochelle An­der­son.

Lag­gan Public School

Last week was busy at Lag­gan Public School. Tues­day, Jan­uary 27 was Fam­ily Lit­er­acy Day and Lag­gan stu­dents cel­e­brated in style. Chil­dren dressed up as favourite sto­ry­book char­ac­ters. Pete the Cat, Harry Pot­ter, Snow White, Jack with­out his beanstalk, Anne of Green Gables, and many oth­ers walked the halls all day. At 12:30, ev­ery Lag­gan stu­dent par­tic­i­pated in a huge read­ing fest. Younger stu­dents paired up with older stu­dents for buddy read­ing and read Shel Sil­ver­stein po­ems to­gether. In the af­ter­noon, grade 6 stu­dents held a book swap. Stu­dents brought in books from home and traded for dif­fer­ent ones.

Lag­gan also held a Kinder­garten Open House the same evening and wel­comed many new fam­i­lies into the school to hear about the great ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence at the school, which in­cludes French Im­mer­sion and reg­u­lar pro­gram­ming.

Some res­i­dents of Glenelg Road might have seen a po­lice car, lights flash­ing, pull into the school on Fri­day. It was Grayson and Ruthie Lobb -- ar­riv­ing in grand style! They were picked up and driven to school by Con­sta­ble Joel Do­iron be­cause they won the prize in a draw held at the school’s Christ­mas con­cert in De­cem­ber.

The school’s char­ac­ter ed­u­ca­tion assem­bly was held Thurs­day, Jan­uary 29 and chil­dren from all classes were rec­og­nized for de­mon­strat­ing the trait of re­spon­si­bil­ity. In Fe­bru­ary, teach­ers and stu­dents will be em­pha­siz­ing the trait of car­ing. Although stu­dents try to treat other with kind­ness and re­spect ev­ery day at Lag­gan, this month they are urged to reach even fur­ther to show car­ing to­ward oth­ers.

Li­brary news

The up­com­ing Li­brary pro­grams for Dalkeith are: Knit and Nat­ter, sec­ond Tues­day of the month, 6-8 p.m. All ages wel­comed.

Story Times, Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 14 and April 4 at 11 a.m. Sto­ries and ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren of all ages.

Cook­ing with tofu, Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. An in­tro­duc­tion to cook­ing with tofu. Two easy recipes shown and tasted. Call to re­serve as space is lim­ited.

Graphic Novel Ex­trav­a­ganza: The en­tire month of April, book dis­play show­cas­ing the li­brary’s graphic novel col­lec­tion. Check one out and fill in a bal­lot to win a prize.

Brunch

Don’t for­get this com­ing Sun­day, Feb. 15 is the break­fast brunch or­ga­nized by the Knights of Colum­bus 9435 of Green Val­ley from 10 a.m. to around noon. Af­ter the brunch, the gro­cery draws will be held. The Mass at 9:30 a.m. at Église Ste. Marie will be in hon­our of all de­ceased mem­bers. Ev­ery­one is in­vited, so come on down for a great brunch and try your luck. See you all Sun­day.

Big de­ci­sion

I got an e-mail the other day about the gov­ern­ment’s rul­ing about doc­tors help­ing pa­tients take their own lives. As far as I’m con­cerned, it’s a per­sonal de­ci­sion. I’m sure that af­ter suf­fer­ing from ei­ther can­cer or some di­lap­i­dat­ing dis­ease you just want to die, but that is your choice be­tween you and your cre­ator. What would I do? I don’t know. It takes a lot of courage to take one’s life. Such a de­ci­sion is not easy. We are all in God’s hands. Only He can help

us, no mat­ter what our faith is.

Con­do­lences

Deep­est sym­pa­thies go­ing out to the fam­ily of Lau­rette (née Lav­i­gne) Mé­nard who passed away Fri­day, Feb. 6 at the age of 77. She leaves her daugh­ter Lo­raine and broth­ers Hec­tor (An­nette) of Alexandria, Gérald (Jac­que­line) of Hawkes­bury. Her fu­neral will be held Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. at Église Sacré Coeur.

God bless and have week

Cal­en­dar win­ners

Glen­garry Curl­ing Club cal­en­dar win­ners for the week of Feb. 2 in­clude Ben Ro­zon, Maxville $50; Keltie Robert­son, Ot­tawa $40; Gilles Seguin, Maxville $30; Bert Beaudette, Maxville $20; Francine Lav­i­gne, Alexandria $40.

Se­niors’ Out­reach

Fe­bru­ary Evening Din­ers’ Club will be held at the Maxville Manor at 5 p.m. Thurs­day, Feb. 19. There will be a guest speaker pre­sent­ing on “Pre­par­ing meals for one or two” at 4 p.m., prior to the meal. Please note that a min­i­mum of 25 din­ers is re­quired. RSVP with Mar­garet by Mon­day, Feb. 16.

The Se­niors’ Out­reach Ser­vices hosts a ladies’ cof­fee group and a men’s cof­fee group weekly at the manor. Se­niors from the com­mu­nity are welcome to at­tend a so­cial hour from 10 to 11 a. m. The ladies meet Mon­days and the men meet Wed­nes­days. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on these and other Out­reach events, please con­tact Mar­garet Lobb at 613-527-2170 ext. 237.

Scouts news

The 1st Maxville Scouts will be host­ing their third an­nual “All you can eat” spaghetti supper at the Maxville arena Feb. 28 from 4:30-8 p.m.

There will also be a bake sale run by the Cubs and Scouts to sup­port them go­ing to a week­long sum­mer camp.

Scouts Canada half-year reg­is­tra­tion price is now avail­able, so the 1st Maxville Scout group would like to re­mind you that time has not run out for you to join this great group and take part in lots of fun ac­tiv­i­ties!

Beavers ( ages 5- 7) meet Wed­nes­day from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the United Church in Maxville, and the Cubs (ages 810) and Scouts (ages 11-13) meet ev­ery Wed­nes­day at the Maxville Arena from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Reg­is­tra­tion cost is now $105 for the rest of the year.

Broomball news

The Se­away Val­ley Devils Ju­ve­nile Girls Broomball Team has qual­i­fied for the na­tion­als to be held in Portage la Prairie, Man­i­toba from March 23 to 28.

Fundrais­ing events are in full swing and the girls would like to let ev­ery­one know they are hold­ing a one-month $800 cal­en­dar draw for the month of March.

Cal­en­dars are avail­able for $20 and in­clude a team pic­ture (lo­cal team mem­bers in­clude Caro­line and Na­dine DeRe­pentigny and Lau­ren Robert­son). To buy your cal­en­dar in sup­port of these young ath­letes, please con­tact Chris DeRe­pentigny at 343-3706938.

The re­gional broomball fi­nals will be held in Maxville from Fri­day, Feb. 20 un­til Sun­day, Feb. 22. Come out and sup­port these lo­cal teams try­ing to qual­ity for the provin­cials in Owen Sound in March.

Happy birth­day

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