River Hebert and Area News
Greetings from River Hebert. “The Joggins legion would like to ask that those people who are driving their snow mobiles over the War Monument grounds to please stop doing this,” said the legion in a January 25 post on their Facebook page. “The monument is in fragile condition and we would hope that you please show respect for the men who gave their lives in times of war and for all the men and women who have served in the Canadian Forces in peace and war.”
The RHDH junior high Lady Raiders travelled to New Glasgow recently to compete in the New Glasgow Panthers Girls Invitational Basketball Tournament. On January 24, RHDH lost a 28-27 heartbreaker to North Colchester.
The tournament was eventually won by the EB Chandler grade 7 girls Cheetahs.
“The girls were defeated in all three of their games, however they played very well as a team and it was a great learning experience,” said April Allen. (Coach) Jeremy (Allen) and I are very proud of them. We definitely have a great group of girls.”
In other sports news, Dylan St. Peter of the RHES Mini Raiders, who went two and two last month in a mini basketball tournament in Port Elgin, New Brunswick, was named the player of the game/most valuable player in the team’s second game.
January 27 New Horizons card party results: Ladies’ first place: Irene Hebert; second place and door prize: Mildred Brown; Men’s first place: Fred Hebert; second: Bill McAloney; consolation (tie): Laura Brown and Francis Melanson.
Once a month, New Horizons card party players enjoy a meal at a restaurant. During the winter, the group typically stays close-to-home, dining at Margie’s Restaurant in Joggins. “It was just beautiful,” stated card player Irene Hebert.
During the warmer months when there is less snow on the ground, the card players have been known to dine at such restaurants as the Loon Onn and Patterson’s.
On Monday, February 3, Maccan wood artist and concerned resident Patti St. Peter sent off a petition with over 200 hundred names to save the Maccan Post Office.
St. Peter’s interest in starting a petition to save the Maccan Post Office was sparked by Canada Post’s plan to start cutting the post office’s hours of operation.
“This applies to all of our local communities, anyone passing through that uses our post office, or even anyone living in a rural community with a local post office because ours will be just the first,” stated St. Peter via Facebook in January.
Finally, Derailed, who performed in Minudie this past August at the community’s first ever music festival and again in September for the River Hebert ball field fun day and fundraiser, will be performing Saturday, February 15 from 9:30 pm-1:00 am at the River Hebert legion for its Valentine’s Dance. Eight dollars per person.
What’s on in River Hebert and Joggins?
February 5: Wednesday night bingo at the Joggins fire hall starting at 7:00 pm;
February 7: River Hebert seniors’ card party at 7:00 pm at the community hall;
February 7: Friday night darts at the Joggins legion starting at 7:30 pm;
February 8: Saturday night washer-toss at the River Hebert legion at 7:00 pm;
February 9: Sunday Bingo at the River Hebert legion starting at 7:00 pm;
February 10: New Horizons card party at Joggins log building at 1:00 pm;
February 11: Tuesday night men’s darts at the River Hebert legion at 7:00 pm;
February 11: Tuesday night bingo at the Joggins legion starting at 7:00 pm.
Have a good week!