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26 January, 2018 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 17 DENN LLE Mary McFadden, Tel. 726-4676 < mmcfadden@roadrunner.com > CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH The fundraising committee sponsored its monthly public supper on January 20 in the parish hall. Seventy-five people came and enjoyed a baked bean supper with all the fixings. The next public baked bean supper will be on Saturday, February 17, at 5 p.m. Future suppers in the parish hall will be a boded dinner on March 17 and a meal featuring Italian food on April 21. The next public breakfast in the parish hall will be on Saturday, February 3, from 7 to 9 a.m. The usual menu of pancakes, eggs, baked beans, home fries, bacon, sau- sage, toast and beverages will be served at a cost of $6 for adults and $3 for children. January's breakfast was cancelled because of the extremely cold weather. Sunday school has resumed classes in the lower level of the parish hall begin- ning at 10 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Chancel choir rehearsals take place on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. in the choir room of the parish hall. New singers are always welcome and can contact Colin at 726- 3905 for information. Sunday services are being held in the parish hall during January and February. The tentative date to resume services in the church is March 4. The Dennysville Congregational Church will host Soup and Sermon on Monday, February 26, at 12 noon. This is a series of get-togethers on the six Mon- days prior to Easter in churches throughout the area. Everyone is welcome to attend. EDMUNDS SCHOOL Parents are reminded that if there is a one-hour delay for the start of school, a cold breakfast of cereal, juice and milk will be served. If there is a two-hour de- lay, breakfast will not be served. Fresh fruits and/or vegetables are offered as a morning snack every Monday, Wednes- day and Friday. W'mter sports season will be starting soon. Coaches at Edmunds school this year are Chris Gardner, boys basketball; Morgan Seeley-Williams, girls basketball; and Brenda Seavey, cheerleading. The mandatory parent-student informational meeting has been held. Games will start after February vacation, and practices will get under way soon. Calais Jennifer Pollack and Steven Gibson be- came the proud parents of a son, Maxwell Philip Gibson, who was born on Decem- ber 30, 2017, at the Down East Communi- ty Hospital (DECH) in Machias and weighed 6 lbs 4 oz. Prices for admission to basketball games this year will be $3 for adults and high school students and $1 for elementa- ry students. Each referee - two per game - gets paid $80 this year, so a slight in- crease in admission price is called for. Volunteers are needed to plan the annu~ al Sweetheart Dance, which will be held in February. Please contact Mrs. New- comb to help. The school has some gently used winter gear that is available to any student. Grades 5 and 6 will hold their annual exhibition on Tuesday, February 6, at 5:30 p.m. Other dates of importance include: Friday, February 9, half day of school; March 9, no school; and March 20, half day of school. The 212 degree award goes to Shayna Morang and everyone who is helping Nancy Curtis during her recovery from serious injuries sustained in an auto acci- dent on New Year's Eve. The robotics team needs flat Lego plates. Sizes should range from 1" x 3" to 4" x 6". The Elementary and Secondary Educa- tion Act requires schools to provide annual report cards to parents and community members. Copies will be sent home with students, and information can be obtained at and clicking on "School." Kat Johnson, education coordinator at the University of Maine Museum of Art, conducted a one-day workshop at Ed- munds. She led the students in creating relief prints on foam print paper, and each student is giving one print to the Portland Museum of Art and one to the Japanese Exchange Program. Johnson represents the Maine Aomori Printmaking Society Children' s Art Exchange of Japan. HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Dennys River Historical Society is presenting a film on the earliest known human habitation on the Dennys River at the regular meeting monthly on Tuesday, January 30, at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln House in Dennysville. The discussion will focus on the Native American settlement at Meddybemps, known as Ntolonapemk, featuring pictures, photographs and arche- ological evidence, along with extensive interviews with Donald Soctomah and Passamaquoddy elders. This presentation follows a program last fall led by Jeff Orchard on the building of the dart] to raise the level of Meddybemps Lake. Ev- eryone is welcome. The historical society meets regularly on the last Tuesday of each month. Dur- ing the winter, programs are held in the woodshed of the Lincoln House. For more information, contact the historical society at or 726-3905. Jonesboro LINCOLN LIBRARY Sara Johnstone and Tristen Nelson be- The library is open to the public on came the proud parents of a daughter, Ava Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Tuesdays Grace Nelson, who was born on January and Fridays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. There is a 20, 2018, at the DECH in Machias and book drop on the doorstep, and an Inter- weighed 5 lbs 8 oz. net connection is available. For a Fundraiser for Nancy Curtis Sponsored by LuLaRoe Kristy Crawford Edmunds Consolidated School Saturday, February 10 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lots of Direct Sales Companies Chili Cook Off sponsored by Eastern Plumbing & Entry Fee $5 * Judging Fee $2 Chinese Auction (10-2) $0.1 O/Ticket St. Croix Tissue makes the stock roll. Heating For more information contact Kristy Crawford at lulaore.kristycrawford@gmail.com THREE TURKEYS were all able to fly into these berry bushes to get a lunch, and the little branches were bending beneath their weight. (Eileen Clark photo) " by Eileen Clark Tel. 454-8825 BAPTIST CHURCH wishing to become members are remind- The church will once again be filling ed that membership is on a yearly basis shoe boxes for the Samaritan's Purse Op- from January 1 to December 31. Dues are eration Christmas Child in 2018. Items now payable for 2018 and can be sent to are already being collected to help fill as Eileen Clark, treasurer, 9 Annas Drive, many boxes as possible. Two totes have Charlotte, ME 04666. Dues are $10 for a been placed at the back of the church in single membership and $15 for ajointmem- which items are to be collected. One box bership. Membership includes all newslet- will be used each month for a specific ters that are published during the year. item or items. The other tote will be used Eileen Clark has been doing research for miscellaneous items. The January item on the Archers, one of the oldest families of the month is toiletries. Please bring in in Charlote. The earliest record that could items such as washcloths, towels, soap or be found about the Archer family was toothbrushes. Toothpaste or other liquids when a son was born to Henry G. and are no longer allowed. Check out the S a- Sarah R. Archer on October 17, 1816. The maritan's Purse website for items that can- last descendant who has been found by not be sent. the Archer name died in 1917 and is bur- Non-perishable food items are being ied at Round Pond Cemetery. This family collected at the church each week for the was not listed in the 1810 census but was Calais food pantry, listed in the 1820 census. More research Missionaries of the week are Milton and will be ongoing. Anyone having any in- Wendy Higgins of the Neighborhood formation about this family and their de- House of Maine, which is a ministry of scendants would be most welcome. the Child Evangelism Fellowship. Sunday, Eileen Clark and Sandra Sawyer, the January 28, is Missionary Sunday. editors of the Charlotte Historical Society Sunday school is held each Sunday at newsletter, The Loon II, continue to 9.:45 a.m and the morning worship ser- search for family stories to be used in vice starts at 11 a.m. future editions. FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT The next meeting of CHS will be held on Wednesday, February 21. Election of Training w'dl be held at the station on officers will be held at this meeting. Saturday, January 27. There will be train- ing for everyone in the morning, and AROUND AND ABOUT EMTs will be training after lunch. Continued get-well wishes are extend- CVF&R AUXILIARY ed to David Bibber, Cynthia Carter, Auxiliary members are grateful for all Donald Clark, Judy Doliber, Sheila Fras- the help in raising funds for the Charlotte er, Sandra Sawyer and Sonia Seeley. Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department in Donald Clark had a procedure at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor last 2017. Members will soon be planning fundraisers for 2018. Some members have week. already started to donate items, which will Eileen and Herbie Clark traveled to be raffled off at the suppers and craft fair. New Rochelle, N.Y on January 15 to return their granddaughter Felicia Mohol- HISTORICAL SOCIETY land for her second semester of her sec- Members met on Thursday, January 18, ond year of school at the College of New as the January 17 meeting had to be post- Rochelle after the Christmas break. They poned due to a storm. Members and those returned home the following evening. 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