Home­town wrestling début

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Ryan Lemieux will make his home­town début as him­self when pro wrestling re­turns to the Glen­garry Sports Palace July 23.

While he has in the past per­formed as the masked “Mys­tify,” the 22-year-old Alexan­dria na­tive will be us­ing his true iden­tity when he en­ters the ring dur­ing the show that starts at 7 p.m. The eight­match card will fea­ture The Alexan­dria Street Fight, pit­ting home­town favourite Randy Berry against Joey Valen­tine.

Mr. Lemieux, who works at Boulan­gerie Lan­thier Bak­ery, says he is liv­ing his dream. “Since the age of five, I have been hooked on wrestling.” Lawn Bowl­ing Club here win­tered well and will be open for bowl­ing within a few days. At the an­nual meet­ing, held Tues­day evening, the fol­low­ing of­fi­cers were named: Pres. E.J. Dever; Vice- Pres. Dr. J. R. McCal­lum; Sec.-Treas. Dr. H.L. Cheney; Chair­man of Com­mit­tees- Match, Dr. B. J. Rouleau; Greens, G.R. Du­val: En­ter­tain­ment, Don­ald A. Macdon­ald; Ex­ec­u­tive, Dr. J.T. Hope and Geo. Si­mon.

Two Glen­gar­ri­ans were among the thir­teen young men who grad­u­ated from St. Mary’s Col­lege, Brockville, the prepara­tory school of the Redemp­torist Fa­thers in Canada, on Tues­day of last week. Fol­low­ing a five week va­ca­tion these young men, Charles M. Abrams of Wil­liamstown, and G. Au­gus­tine McMil­lan of Green­field, will en­ter the Redemp­torist Novi­tiate at Saint John, N.B.

Miss He­len Hope, who has com­pleted, with dis­tinc­tion, a course in the Corn­wall Busi­ness Col­lege ar­rived home on Satur­day.

80 YEARS AGO Fri­day, May 22, 1936

The barn on the prop­erty owned by Don­ald John Kennedy near Fairview Cheese Fac­tory in the 6th Kenyon, was de­stroyed early Sun­day morn­ing after be­ing struck by light­ning.

Among those grad­u­at­ing as nurses at Brockville Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal on May 29, are Misses Cather­ine M. Chisholm, Dun­ve­gan, and Rita I. MacNeil, Corn­wall.

Ten mem­bers of the First Alexan­dria Girl Guide Com­pany were of­fi­cially en­rolled at a cer­e­mony in the Ma­sonic Rooms, Tues­day. Those who re­ceived their ten­der­foot pins in­clude: Janet G. Van Ev­ery, Eve­lyn Cheney, Betty McRae, Is­abel Dolan, Joan Gorm­ley, Con­nie Lis­combe, Dorothy Macdon­ald, El­iz­a­beth MacDon­ald, Mar­ion McLach­lan and Is­abel McMil­lan.

70 YEARS AGO Fri­day, May 24, 1946

Re­cent ar­rivals from over­seas in­clude: Cpl. John McDon­ald, Glen Ne­vis, Pte. A.A. Guin­don, Maxville. War brides ex­pected this week­end are El­iz­a­beth, wife of Sgt. S.M. McKin­non, and one son, des­tined for Lochiel; Mary S., wife of Pte. J. Henry and son Gor­don, des­tined for Bainsville.

Main Street north is build­ing up as homes are un­der con­struc­tion by Solyme Pe­ri­ard and Lionel Seguin. Lorenzo Le­feb­vre is build­ing a home and garage north of the CNR cross­ing. Ad­di­tions are be­ing made to Fran­cois Pom­mier’s home and to the Garry Theatre. A. W. Trot­tier is also build­ing a com­bined home and ser­vice sta­tion.

Ernest Brunet is home after re­ceiv­ing his re­lease from the Army; Archie McDon­ald has also re­ceived his dis­charge and is with his mother, Mrs. D.A. McDon­ald, Derby Street.

R. La­fer­riere and Lau­rier Cuer­rier left last week for Galt, where they have se­cured em­ploy­ment.

60 YEARS AGO Thurs­day, May 24, 1956

The farm home of Alderic Viau was de­stroyed by fire and a ton of meat stored in an ad­join­ing meat shop was lost when flames spread from his burn­ing truck parked be­side the house in the 1st Lochiel.

Basil McCormick of Lochiel has re­ceived the Bach­e­lor of Arts de­gree with hon­ours from St. Fran­cis Xavier Univer­sity.

Rev. Sylvestre The­o­ret was or­dained a pri­est in Our Lady of the An­gels Church, Moose Creek, May 10.

Gor­don Win­ter of Maxville has won his Mas­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion de­gree from Toronto Univer­sity.

50 YEARS AGO Thurs­day, May 26, 1966

Town coun­cil has de­cided to sell the Ar­mouries build­ing to Galaxie Sportswear for $35,000.

Re­cent grad­u­ates in­clude Mau­rice Sauve, Alexan­dria, who re­ceived a BScA de­gree at Guelph; Lera McCormick, Lochiel, a Bach­e­lor of House­hold Sci­ence de­gree at Guelph; Emer­son MacGil­livray, Kirk Hill, an hon­ours BScA at Guelph; Sh­eryl Eileen MacGre­gor of Maxville, B. A. de­gree at Queen’s.

Dr. Royce MacGil­livray of Water­loo Univer­sity left for Spain and a tour of Europe after which he will study in Eng­land.

David McPher­son has com­pleted his course at Toronto Univer­sity and will at­tend OCE this sum­mer.

40 YEARS AGO Thurs­day, May 20, 1976

Al­bert La­treille, 78 year-old Brown House farmer is in se­ri­ous con­di­tion in hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing an ac­ci­dent at the home of his step­son, Rol­land Beaupre, 4th Char­lot­ten­burgh. He was work­ing on the roof of a build­ing when it col­lapsed.

Green Val­ley may get street lights. Char­lot­ten­burgh coun­cil has de­cided to pay 50 per cent of the cost and to look after main­te­nance.

A gath­er­ing at the home of Hugh McDougald marked the sil­ver an­niver­sary as a pri­est of Rev. Don­ald B. McDougald.

Pa­tri­cia Fil­i­a­trault will be head life­guard at the park, as­sisted by Pa­tri­cia Law­son, Chris Grant, Louise La­fer­riere, Lynn Gal­lant, Robert Gi­rard, Rox­anne Valade and He­len Bax­ter. Deb­bie Me­nard will be co- or­di­na­tor with Lor­raine Boudreau and Dana Wardrop in arts and crafts. Play­ground su­per­vi­sors will be Brian Main, Gilles Me­nard, Cathy Humphries and Joanne Ro­zon.

30 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, May 28, 1986

Dolor Collin, for 23 years clerk of the town of Alexan­dria, will re­tire July 1. Leo Poirier will be­come the new clerk while Lise- Marie Taille­fer as­sumes many of the trea­surer’s re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

Natalie Lapierre, 18, of Alexan­dria, was crowned the 1986 On­tario Qual­ity T.E.E.N. in Toronto Fri­day night. This is a pageant that hon­ours brain as well as beauty. The pageant rec­og­nizes those who have achieved good grades, tal­ent, com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, per­son­al­ity, poise and will­ing­ness to work as vol­un­teers in their com­mu­ni­ties.

The third an­nual Green Val­ley Days gets un­der way this week and cul­mi­nates in fes­tiv­i­ties and draw­ings for prizes on Satur­day and one of the toprated agri­cul­tural ex­hi­bi­tions in On­tario, the Maxville Fair, gets un­der way to­mor­row (Thurs­day).

20 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, May 29, 1996

Glen­garry District High School Se­nior Con­cert band earned a gold rat­ing at the na­tional Mu­sicFest com­pe­ti­tion in Toronto last week­end rank­ing them among the best in Canada.

Ef­fec­tive May 14 Lan­caster Pub­lic School will be named S.J. McLeod Pub­lic School in recog­ni­tion of the long­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions of Sam MacLeod who has served this area as a pub­lic school trustee for in ex­cess of 45 years.

Alexan­dria coun­cil has de­cided to give ratepay­ers a break by pass­ing a no-tax in­crease bud­get this year mean­ing a zero in­crease in mu­nic­i­pal taxes.

10 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, May 31, 2006

A long-time al­le­giance to the Lib­eral party has el­e­vated one young North Lan­caster man to a top of­fice. Matthew Poirier, 22, started his new job as a “ju­nior staffer” in the of­fice of Bill Gra­ham, fed­eral Lib­eral in­terim leader.

A Martintown man is feel­ing thank­ful a few days after be­ing air-lifted to safety by the U.S. Coast Guard. Michael Togneri, 64, re­tired from the Bri­tish Royal Navy, was among five men res­cued in the Atlantic Ocean on May 27 after their 46-foot sail boat was caught in gale force winds and crash­ing waves. The res­cue hap­pened 300 nau­ti­cal miles from shore.

Hun­dreds of fans took the op­por­tu­nity to meet Mon­treal Cana­di­ens leg­end Jean Be­liv­eau, who was in Alexan­dria on Sun­day af­ter­noon at Tapis Richard Ranger Car­pets as part of a hos­pi­tal foun­da­tion fundraiser.


A FINE NIGHT: Glen­garry District High School held its prom on Fri­day night at the Glen­garry Golf and Coun­try Club. Above: Jesse Hunt and Is­abel Gan­ten­bein (both of Dalkeith) at­tended the event. At left: Con­nor McGuire, left, and Bryanna Nixon (both of...

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