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Pasta sup­per

Last Fri­day’s pasta sup­per hosted by St. Mar­garet of Scot­land parish­ioners was a re­sound­ing suc­cess. The weather was clear dur­ing the early part of the evening, which was a re­lief to the or­ga­niz­ers. Din­ers came early and stayed on for a spell, lin­ger­ing over their meal and vis­it­ing with the other pa­trons, who came from all across Glen­garry. Plate af­ter plate of lasagna and spaghetti were dished out from the kitchen. The ladies tend­ing the dessert ta­ble were equally busy, since peo­ple couldn’t de­cide which of the many home-baked treats they wanted; two or three dif­fer­ent serv­ings were the norm. Yum! Many thanks to ev­ery­one who came out for the evening. Un­til next year!

So­cial notes

Kyle McDonell and I at­tended the Se­away Val­ley Theatre Com­pany’s pro­duc­tion of

last Satur­day night. It was lovely, and we very much en­joyed the show. The tick­ets were a Christ­mas gift from Dun­can MacDon­ald, which made the ex­cur­sion all the more ap­pre­ci­ated. We sat be­side Dun­can’s aunts, Lynn MacDon­ald and Betty McDon­ald, and so had a chance to visit with them dur­ing the in­ter­mis­sion. We were im­pressed with the per­for­mance by Cullen MacNaughto­n, son of Shan­non (McLeod) and Lyn­don MacNaughto­n and a grand­son of our neigh­bour Roddy McLeod. Cullen played Jack, and a very good job he did, too. Once we made the con­nec­tion, we saw lots of Cullen’s rel­a­tives in the au­di­ence.

Best birth­day wishes are ex­tended this week to my nephew Iain Simp­son for Feb. 25, and to my brother-in-law Andy Lamothe for the 28th. Happy birth­day, gen­tle­men.

Her fam­ily has re­quested a spe­cial greet­ing for Lor­raine Cameron, who as a Leap Year baby gets to cel­e­brate her birth­day on the ac­tual date in 2016. As her son Alan notes, Lor­raine will be 21 Fe­bru­ary 29 this year; fi­nally, le­gal in ev­ery state!

I think Grant and Alan should take you on a road trip to cel­e­brate, Lor­raine, don’t you? Happy birth­day!

Lorna MacLeod is also a Leap Year cel­e­brant, so she’ll cel­e­brate on the 29th as well. Happy birth­day, Lorna, with best wishes for the year to come!


Con­grat­u­la­tions go­ing out to the win­ner of the draw of $1,000 of gro­ceries at Your In­de­pen­dent Gro­cers held by the Knights of Colum­bus, Green Val­ley. The win­ning ticket was drawn by eight-year-old al­tar boy Sa­muel Mé­nard, of Green Val­ley, and the lucky win­ner is Jac­ques Théoret, of Green Val­ley.


Got a call from Monique Lanstrom who would like to let all bingo play­ers know that a turkey and ham bingo will be held on Sun­day, March 6, at 1 p.m. in the Salle Sacré Coeur in Alexan­dria. All money raised will go to St. Fin­nan’s School. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. You must be over 18 to play. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Monique at 613-525-4779.


If you like spaghetti and good mu­sic, well, the parish of St. Martin de Tours in Glen Robert­son will be hold­ing a jam­boree with sup­per and dance mu­sic Satur­day, March 5, from 4 p.m. to mid­night.

All money raised will go to­ward the pur­chase of a new fur­nace for their church. This evening is or­ga­nized by the parish­ioners and the Knights of Colum­bus coun­cil 12865.

St. Joseph’s

A trip to St. Joseph’s Or­a­tory in Mon­tréal is or­ga­nized for Thurs­day, March 18. The bus will leave Église Sacré Coeur at 9 a. m. and will stop in Glen Robert­son for those wish­ing to go and will leave Mon­tréal at around 4 p.m. for the re­turn trip. For more in­for­ma­tion please call Liliane Ri­card at 613874-2181.


Get well wishes go­ing out to cousin fire­man Randy Robert­son af­ter an ac­ci­dent while on duty as a fire­man. He is home and on the mend.

Ev­ery­one who is ei­ther fire­men, po­lice, am­bu­lance work­ers, etc., who work at dan­ger­ous jobs should be com­mended more of­ten. They risk their lives for us. Hats off to all you men and women.


How did you like our crazy win­ter this past week? First Fam­ily Day, then a snow and ice storm that kept buses and stu­dents home.

How glad I am to not be do­ing that job any­more. Hats off to all bus driv­ers, a job that teach­ers would not touch with a ten-foot pole.

God bless and have a safe week.

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