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Tickets available for 'Jiggs' dinner

I was pleased to have a quick response from friend Bob R. when I wrote last week I would like to have the book of Moose River Cave In 1936, written by the late Jim Brown.

SPRINGHILL  I was pleased to have a quick response from friend Bob R. when I wrote last week I would like to have the book of Moose River Cave In 1936, written by the late Jim Brown.

Brown signed his books and gave them to Bob White, when they were both in hospital. Miracle Town is his other book.

The late Billy Bell was a hero who saved the lives of two of the three men entombed in the mine Dr. David Roberson, Charles Alfred Scadding, and unfortunately the third man Herman Magill had developed pneumonia and died. These three mendoctor, lawyer and timekeeperwere trapped 141 feet below the earth on April 12, Easter Sunday. Disobeying orders, Diamond Drilling Billy would not give up drilling. There were many coming to assist from outside areas, and from Springhill for sure. But I only read, other than Billys name, Jim Rushton and Duncan MacNeil. I know Percy Tabor and his son Fred Tabor were there. It is sad to say, the next year in 1937 Fred Tabor lost his life in the Springhill Coal Mines.

There is so much more to be told about this disaster and if anyone is interested I could write a bit at a time.

So many comments I have been hearing about the Closed sign on Frank Elliotts store. My best to him and his family members, and the fine clerks for great service over the years.

Happy Birthday to Everett Hamilton in Amherst on March 4 and to Tom Beaton in Springhill on March 7.

Condolences to the family of the late Bertha (Boss) Mac-Aloney in Parrsboro, formerly of Spring-hill; and to Bill and Cynthia Brooks of Amherst on the death of Bills mother in Moncton, N.B.

Last weeks New Beginnings evening worship service was another exciting uplifting experience with Salvation delivering an amazing performance just as expected.

Director Belinda Adshade obviously has her finger on the pulse of the new age of spiritual music and the talent for playing this music and directing it in such a way to bring out the best in every memory of the choir. It was awesome.

The next evening service will be Sunday, March 4, when Nancy Mooney, well-known musician and vocalist from Amherst, will be providing the music. Services are held at St. Davids Presbyterian church in Spring-hill twice a month at 7 p.m. It is a wonderful way to start the week. Everyone is welcome.

On Saturday, March 17 St. Davids will be hosting another Jiggs Dinner in honour of St. Patricks Day. The Irish boiled dinner complete with beverage and dessert will also feature Live Irish entertainment with John Cassidy and Huge Campbell a.k.a. Kellys Brew. Last year it sold out for both setting at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Dont be disappointed, get your tickets early. Advance sale only $10, available from church members, both Springhill Drug Stores, or call 597-2910 or 597-3579.

Organizations: New Beginnings, Davids Presbyterian church, Springhill Drug Stores

Geographic location: Amherst, Parrsboro, Moncton

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