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Lots of sadness in the community this week

Pugwash and Area News with Mary Patterson
Pugwash and Area News with Mary Patterson

I started my notes off about our students having a couple days off due to no power and bad weather; but things have now changed.

With all schools closed, they will be off on Monday for sure and guess it’s anybody’s guess after that as to what will happen between the school boards, government and the union. 

With all schools closed, they will be off on Monday for sure and guess it’s anybody’s guess after that as to what will happen between the school boards, government and the union. 

Seems it’s always the children who end up getting the short end of the stick. Let’s hope an agreement can be reached soon.

 Our communities have had a lot of sadness this week. First with the passing of wellknown Gulf Shore farmer, Keith Irving on Nov. 27 in a Moncton Hospital; the passing of Elsie Forshner, Cedarstone Enhanced Care Facility, Truro, and formerly of Wallace Bay, on Nov. 30; and Russell Reid, Pugwash, who died at home on Dec. 1. 

Much sympathy goes out to all family members at this sad time.

There were 10 tables of crib in play at the Royal Canadian Legion, Peace Br. #60, Pugwash on Saturday.  Cindy Allen was the winner of the consolation prize at Chase the Ace, also at the Legion.  There was no winner for the Firemen’s 50/50 Draw on Wednesday.

Birthday greetings go out this week to Paul Patriquin, Stanley; Danny Gullens, Bramalea, ON., Dawson Darragh, Wentworth; and Ron Trenholm, Rockley.

Ron and Shirley White accompanied Barry Smith to Halifax on Tuesday where Ron kept an eye appointment.  On Saturday, Ron and Shirley accompanied Barry and Ronalda to Truro where they did some shopping and enjoyed supper out.

Brother Lawrence MacKay returned home to Robinsonville, NB., on Tuesday after spending five days in our area. Other callers with me include Cheryl Anne Mattinson, Birchwood; Ron Trenholm, Rockley;

Glenn Stevens, Peggy Allen, Roberta Angevine, and Janet Gullens, Pugwash; Terry Smith and Gerald Halverson, W. Pugwash; Bruce Gullons, Wallace; Kevin LeBanc, Wallace Bridge, who spent the weekend in Yarmouth; Grant, Janet, Leah and Michael Patterson, Hastings, who had supper with me on Sunday evening.

Please keep all our sick and shut-in friends and neighbours in your thoughts and prayers this week.

Thought for the week: “A best friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.”

 

Mary Patterson is the Pugwash and area columnist for the Citizen-Record. If you have information for her, please call 902-243-2708.

 

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