Cor­re­spon­dents

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Bridge

Re­sults for Party Bridge for Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 15: 1) Sandy Robert­son, 2) Car­men Hunt­ing, 3) Don Dar­ling.

Church

St. An­drew’s United Church, Mart­in­town Ser­vice will be at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in Mart­in­town Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. with guest preacher, Merle Mar­jer­ri­son.

Good­timers

Re­minder of the free snow­show out­ing at Sum­mer­stown Trails Fe­bru­ary 25 at 10:30 a.m. It will start at the trails park­ing lot off County Rd. 27 and con­tinue for 60 to 90 min­utes on the groomed and wooded trails. Don't worry if you don’t have much ex­pe­ri­ence as the groomed trail pro­vides a com­fort­able start for begin­ners while still of­fer­ing a chal­lenge to ex­pe­ri­enced trekkers. If you need to rent shoes, they are avail­able for $6 per pair. For more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Lise Proulx at 613-930-0931.

Also bowl­ing and din­ner Feb. 27 at Olympia Bowl at 4 p.m. fol­lowed by din­ner at 5: 30 at East­side Mario’s.

Mart­in­town Hor­ti­cul­tural

So­ci­ety

The Mart­in­town and District Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety held its first meet­ing of the year Feb. 3. A de­li­cious potluck din­ner was served. San­dra Mitchell gave a very in­ter­est­ing pre­sen­ta­tion on “Lasagna gar­den­ing.” Win­ners for the St. Valen­tine's at­tire were John Smith and Yvonne Bes­ner. The win­ner of the great door prize was Clau­dia Jones. Many at­ten­dees left with a beau­ti­ful mini rose plant.

All are wel­come to at­tend the next meet­ing March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Mart­in­town Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. The guest speaker will be Stephen Burgess, of Honey from the Glen, who will talk about bee­keep­ing and how to at­tract bees to your gar­den.

Con­do­lences

Thomas Her­bert Schofield, of Corn­wall, for­merly of Mart­in­town, passed peace­fully, sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 17 at the age of 88. He is sur­vived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Mar­ion Schofield (née Har­num), four chil­dren; Derrick (Nancy), Kurt ( Deb­bie), Brian (Donna) and Karen (Kevin), and eight grand­chil­dren, seven great-grand­chil­dren and one great-great-grand­child ar­riv­ing in July.

Happy Birth­day

Jenni Spazuk and An­drew Giroux would like to wish their son John Giroux a very happy 16th birth­day. John will be cele- brat­ing to­mor­row on the 25th and I hope you have a great day.

Sta­tion #2 13th An­nual

Break­fast

The Mart­in­town Fire­fight­ers As­so­ci­a­tion holds its 13th an­nual fundrais­ing break­fast March 6 at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be eggs, ba­con, ham, sausage and much more. For more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Rod Kenny at 613-528-4907.

4-H is be­gin­ning to buzz with ac­tiv­ity. The fol­low­ing clubs are presently tak­ing reg­is­tra­tions. North Ju­nior calf club War­ren Mac­In­tosh, 613-527-5355; South Ju­nior calf club Laura MacMil­lan at 613-525-0986 and Se­nior dairy club Jen­nifer Fraser at [email protected]­net.ca or 613-525-3129.

Please note that a min­i­mum if six mem­bers is re­quired to start a club so let your friends know! Mem­bers must also be­tween the ages of 9-21 (as of Jan. 1) to par­tic­i­pate in a club. If you are in­ter­ested in see­ing a spe­cific club start please let me know and we will do our best to make it hap­pen!

Glen­garry 4-H will be hold­ing their an­nual meet­ing on Sun­day, Feb. 28, 8 p.m. at the farm of War­ren and Trudy Mac­In­tosh. All are wel­come to at­tend.

The Ottawa Val­ley Farm Show will be start­ing shortly.

Any mem­bers who sub­mit­ted en­tries in any of the fairs in 2015 are el­i­gi­ble to en­ter the Ottawa show. Please con­tact me for more in­for­ma­tion on how to sub­mit your en­tries if you have not al­ready pro­vided them to me. The Farm Show runs March 8-10 in­clu­sive.

The Glen­garry 4-H As­so­ci­a­tion is pleased to an­nounce that our ever- pop­u­lar fundraiser of freshly frozen fruit has come to a com­ple­tion.

Thank you to all of you who or­dered berries to sup­port our youth ini­tia­tives.

Please note that the de­liv­ery date will be Tues­day, March 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the arena in Alexan­dria.

An­other huge thank you goes out to ev­ery­one who at­tended our first an­nual 4-H fundrais­ing brunch.

It was very up­lift­ing to see many fa­mil­iar faces and con­nect with the com­mu­nity.

That’s it for this week’s col­umn. Stayed tuned for more 4-H news next week.

Salu­ta­tions, Glen­garry. All the best from Lan­caster. Now, I've never seen a line-up to get into the Lan­caster Le­gion un­til this past Sun­day. I will as­sume the fundraiser for Randy Robert­son went well! My fam­ily and I headed over at 5 p.m. and quickly squeezed our way through the side door and popped out the front door like sar­dines from a can. Didn't even see Randy and we walked right past him. Ku­dos to ev­ery­one who or­ga­nized and do­nated and helped and cooked. It was a great evening and I know Randy and his fam­ily were pretty darned touched by the out­pour­ing of sup­port from this lit­tle town. Heck, for­mer res­i­dent Chalk­mas­ter Dave even chipped in with some of his art­work all the way from Hal­i­fax. Great job to ev­ery­one who's been keep­ing an eye on Randy.

Con­do­lences

The sin­cer­est of sym­pa­thies goes out to all those who knew and loved Charmaine An­drews. Her pass­ing left a big hole in a lot of hearts in Glen­garry this past week. Our con­do­lences to Jim, Kaytlin, Jor­dan, Erika and the whole fam­ily for your loss.

Habi­tat

There will be a spaghetti din­ner fundraiser in sup­port of the 2016 Glen­garry Home Build on Satur­day, Feb. 27. The event runs from 5- 10 p. m. at the Lan­caster Le­gion. Tick­ets are avail­able at the Lan­caster Le­gion, Hen­der­son's Gro­cery and at the Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Re­Store in Bonville.

St. John’s

St. John the Evan­ge­list Angli­can Church is pleased to be host­ing the World Day of Prayer on Fri­day, March 4, at 1:30 p.m. The ser­vice ti­tled “Re­ceive Chil­dren. Re­ceive Me” was pre­pared by women from Cuba. The World Day of Prayer be­gan in Canada and the US in 1922 and is now ob­served in 170 coun­tries. The ec­u­meni­cal ser­vice wel­comes peo­ple from all faiths to par­tic­i­pate. This is a time of re­new­ing friend­ships and en­joy­ing fel­low­ship.

St. John's an­nual Vestry meet­ing will be held fol­low­ing the morn­ing ser­vice on Sun­day, March 6. A chilli lunch will fol­low.

Glen­garry Out­reach

Din­ers Club will be serv­ing roast beef on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 24 and chicken fin­gers on March 2. There will be Ther­a­bands 9-10 a.m. and tole paint­ing 1-3 p.m. Feb. 25. Feb. 26: foot care clinic, Meals on Wheels, yoga 9-10 and Day Away 10:30-3:30. There will be chat group and Bridge from 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 29. March 1 has the van to Corn­wall in the morn­ing, Meals on Wheels, Ther­a­bands 9- 10 a. m. and Eu­chre 1-3 p.m.

Green Thumbs

The Wil­liamstown Green Thumbs will be start­ing their new sea­son off with a potluck din­ner on Feb. 29. The group wel­comes all new­com­ers and mem­bers to the Char-Lan Arena in Wil­liamstown at 6 p.m. for apéri­tifs. Din­ner will be­gin at 7. Guest speak­ers for the evening will be mas­ter gar­den­ers Fred and Frieda Deschamps. Mem­bers and guests are re­minded to bring their own plates, cups, wine glasses and cut­lery. Mem­bers are also asked to bring their an­nual dues. They are $12 per per­son or $18 per cou­ple. Make sure to bring your dues in an en­ve­lope com­plete with name, ad­dress, postal code, phone num­ber and email ad­dress. For ad­di­tional info call Ray­lene Goul­der at 613-347-3838 or Su­san Ram­sey at 613-3472203.

Get well, Mom

In 22 years, my mother has never missed a day of work at the bak­ery be­cause she was too sick or too tired, un­til this past Mon­day. A cou­ple trips to the hos­pi­tal even. Which wor­ries me be­cause she is the most stub­born per­son I know. Keep Gail in your thoughts ev­ery­one. She de­serves some time off, but not like this. Get well soon, Mom. I hope I can keep up to the but­ter tarts for you. Please God, let me keep up to the but­ter tarts.

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