RHDH/STFX curling team competes at university play downs

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River Hebert and Area News

Condolences are sent out to the family and friends of River Hebert native Wayne Eldon Jollymore who passed away peacefully on December 22, 2013 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre in Parrsboro. He was 73 years of age.

Condolences are also sent out to the family and friends of Dr. Laing Ferguson who passed away on December 25, 2013 following a lengthy illness at the age of 78.

A native of Dunfermline, Scotland, Ferguson was a long-time supporter of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs during and after his years as a professor of geology at Mount Allison University concluded. In addition to taking students there on field trips, Ferguson authored the popular book The Fossil Cliffs of Joggins back in 1988.

In addition to sitting on the committee that successfully managed to attain UNESCO World Heritage site designation for Joggins, Ferguson was made both a lifetime member of the Joggins Fossil Institute and Keeper of the Cliffs in October of 2010, an event that yours truly was fortunate enough to cover. Emcee Dr. John Read, Dr. Ken Adams, Joggins Fossil Institute director Jenna Boon, Mount Allison University president/vice-chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell, Ferguson’s son Neil and recently retired Fundy Geological Museum curator Ken Adams were among those who paid tribute Ferguson on October 20, 2010 at the Joggins Fossil Centre.

New Horizons card party results for Monday, December 30, 2013: Ladies’ first place: Joyce Hoeg; second: Irene Hebert; Men’s first: Ray Fagan; second place: Francis Melanson. Consolation: Donnie Melanson; Door Prize: Emmie Porter.

This past weekend, the St. Francis Xavier’s Men’s curling team, three-fourths of which is comprised of RHDH alumni (Peter Beaton, Brandon McLellan and David Quinn) competed in the 2014 Atlantic University curling championships held in Fredericton, New Brunswick at the Capital Winter club. “We’re going into this championship with the mindset that no matter what place we finish, we'll still have a blast,” said skip David Quinn prior to play downs. “Not the results we were looking for, but we'll be back to redeem ourselves next year,” he added Saturday.

What’s on in River Hebert, Joggins and area?

January: Curling at the Brookside Curling club starting the first week of the month. Anyone who would like to try their hand at curling before trophy play commences should contact Ron Hoeg at 251-2737 or Doug McAloney at 251-2848 to see if there is still time to receive some basic instructions Mixed curling: Monday and Thursday evenings throughout January, February and March;  Industrial League: Sunday evenings; Seniors curling: Tuesday and Friday afternoons. School curling: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons right after school and Little Rock curling: TBA.

January8: Wednesday night bingo at the Joggins fire hall at 7:00 pm;

January 10: River Hebert seniors’ card party at 7:00 pm at the community hall;

January 10:  Friday night darts at the Joggins legion at 7:30 pm;

January 11: Saturday night washer toss at the River Hebert legion at 7:00 pm;

January 12: Sunday Bingo at the River Hebert legion at 7:00 pm;

January 13: New Horizons card party at Joggins log building at 1:00 pm;

January 14: Tuesday night men’s darts at the River Hebert legion at 7:00 pm;

January 14: Tuesday night bingo at the Joggins legion at 7:00 pm. $6.00 per order;

January 18: Wing Night at the Joggins legion from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm;

January 25: Benefit dance For Bill Phinney who was recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer from 8:30 pm until 12:30 am. Music by DJ Harvey Time;

Have a good week!

Organizations: Mount Allison University, Joggins Fossil Institute, South Cumberland Community Care Centre UNESCO Fundy Geological Museum Joggins Fossil Centre Atlantic University Industrial League

Geographic location: River Hebert, Joggins, Parrsboro Dunfermline Scotland New Horizons Fredericton New Brunswick Little Rock

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