Celebrate holidays with crafts, song and dance

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River Hebert and Area News

Condolences are sent out to the family and friends of River Hebert native Sharon Deegan (nee Chapman) of Amherst who passed away on December 7 at the age of 51 at the Dr. George Dumont Hospital, Moncton, NB with her family by her side.

Memorial donations in Sharon’s memory can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the River Hebert Volunteer Fire Department or to a charity of your choice.

Best wishes are sent out to River Hebert native Rod Wilson following the stem cell transplant that he received last Thursday in Halifax. The week before, Wilson underwent blood work, checkups, chemotherapy and took anti-rejection drugs.

Wilson, who will be in a Halifax hospital until mid-January, says that some members of his family will be bringing Christmas to him as he continues to undergo daily check-ups following his stem cell transplant. Merry Christmas Rod!

Congratulations to River Hebert’s Connor Hurley and the rest of the Midget A Ramblers for winning the 48th annual Carter’s Sports Cresting Bluenose Minor Hockey title by defeating Cap-Pele/Shediac 5-4 in double overtime on Dec. 8.

In other sports news, Joggins’ Zack Creese scored 42 points and added 10 rebounds in RHDH’s first senior boys basketball game of the season on December 10 against the Warriors at Parrsboro. Final score: Parrsboro71-River Hebert 55.

On December 11, the RHDH Raiders defeated the Advocate Coyotes 95-35 in River Hebert. On December 13, the Raiders played the ARHS JV Vikings in Amherst before taking on the Advocate Coyotes on December 14. Other teams included the Springhill Golden Eagles, North Nova and South Colchester.

Belated happy birthday wishes are sent out to Diane Boodoosingh (December 13) of Nappan from Kathryn and Garnet McEachern.

Kathryn and Garnet McEachern would also like to send out belated 60th wedding anniversary wishes to Claude and Mildred McAloney (Dec. 5) of River Hebert.

Partnership in Aging card party results for December 9: Ladies’ first place: Irene Hebert; second: Ruth Morris; Men’s first place: Bill McAloney; second: Lawson Vance; door prize winner: Irene Richards; consolation prize: Mildred Brown.

There will be no more Partnership in Aging on alternating Mondays at 1:00 pm at the River Hebert legion until the spring. In their absence, New Horizons’ card parties will now be held every Monday at 1:00 pm at the Joggins log building.

What’s on in River Hebert and area?

December 19: Trinity United Church candlelight service/United Church choir concert at 7:00 pm at the River Hebert United Church.

December 19: The River Hebert Library Book Miners Book Club meeting.6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Reading for December - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman;

December 20: River Hebert seniors’ card party at 7:00 pm at the community hall;

December 20: Friday night darts at the Joggins legion at 7:30 pm;

December 22: Sunday Bingo at the River Hebert legion at 7:00 pm;

December 23: New Horizons card party at Joggins log building at 1:00 pm;

December 23: Auction 45s at the Maccan Community Centre at 7:00 pm;

December 31: New Year’s dance at the River Hebert legion from 9:00 pm until 1:00 am. Music by Mike's D.J & Karaoke service. Cost is $12.00 per person (includes lunch). For tickets call, the River Hebert legion at 251- 2230;

December 31: Annual New Year’s dance at the Joggins legion. Music by Alfred Dwyer. Phone the legion (251-2506) Thursday to Saturday to reserve your tickets.

Have a good week!

Organizations: George Dumont Hospital, Kidney Foundation of Canada, River Hebert Volunteer Fire Department Halifax hospital Raiders Holiday Party United Church River Hebert Library Book Miners Book Club Maccan Community Centre

Geographic location: River Hebert, Joggins, Amherst Moncton New Horizons Colchester

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