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Social Notes – April 3, 2024

Shawville - Lyse Lacourse

There will be a public meeting at the Shawville United Church hall Wed. Apr. 3 at 7:00 p.m. The speaker will be Corey Spence, the mayor of Allumettes Island, on the subject of turning energy from waste.
The Pontiac Agricultural Society will be hosting a Bingo on Apr. 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lifestyles Building at the fairgrounds.
The Clarendon/Shawville Brush Site located on the 8th concession in Clarendon will be opening for the season on Sat. Apr. 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the regular schedule being every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hodgins and Jean-Marie families on the loss of Doreen on Mar. 30, at the age of 85. She was the wife of the late Philias. Doreen was the mother of Sharon (Andre), Eddie (Angela) and Tammy (Rick).
Our deepest condolences for the Manwell family on the loss of Gerald on Mar. 27, at the age of 89. He was the husband of Patricia and the father of Lori (Tom), Murray (Emerald) and Joanne (Bradley).
Happy birthday to the following people celebrating this week: Elaine Telford, Erin Dittburner and Naomi Nowlan. Enjoy your special day each of you.

Quyon - Jillian Young

I hope everyone enjoyed the Easter weekend. We had a wonderful time, beginning with a solemn and touching Good Friday service at Wesley United Church, followed by a delicious fish taco meal served up at my sister’s. Then on Saturday, our family gathered at my mom’s for a fantastic Easter dinner and we enjoyed our day so much. Easter Sunday began with a lovely service of celebration at church, and then a day of relaxation. Wherever you are and whatever you were doing, I hope the Easter Bunny was good to all of you.
Another of my favourite signs of spring occurred this past weekend, as the Casse-Croute du Village opened for the season last Thursday. I’m looking forward to my first snack from the chipstand this year. Wishing Jason and his staff a great season.
Birthday wishes are going out to Sam Woermke, turning 10 on Apr. 3, as well as to Graham Dowe, celebrating on the same day. I’d like to send big birthday wishes out to my nephew, Noah Young, as he turns 9 on the 4th. Happy Birthday to Jack Clarke on Apr. 4, to Erin Hudson on the 5th, and to Emma Hobbs on the 8th. Best wishes to everyone marking special occasions this week.
Despite the early spring, it sounds like winter is planning to rear its head once more this week, with some snow and colder temperatures in the forecast for our area. Hopefully it won’t be too bad and the snow will melt quickly. Stay warm, folks.

Waltham - Helen Perry

I sure hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. Mike, Jodi, Alex, Mikaela and Ben were here, and on Saturday evening we enjoyed a lovely dinner at Rhonda and Mark’s. On Sunday morning we all attended mass and then we enjoyed a tasty brunch together. Mother Nature gave us wall to wall sunshine all weekend.
Early low water levels in the Ottawa River are, perhaps, an encouraging sign that this year we may not be facing flooding. For all those who suffered through the flooding in 2017 and again in 2019, this can only be good news for the annual spring runoff. The weather is never completely predictable, however let us hope that extreme weather will not be present in 2024 .
Warm birthday wishes are extended to Carolyn Pharand, who is celebrating her birthday today. Enjoy your special day.
Birthday wishes and love are extended to our dear Rhonda, who is celebrating her birthday on Apr. 5. May the coming year be filled with health, happiness, love peace and joy.
Special birthday wishes are extended to Brenda Landry-Chaput and to Linda Landry-Souliere, who are celebrating their birthdays on Apr. 6. Enjoy your special day girls.
Warm birthday wishes are extended to Helen Pilon, who is celebrating her birthday on Apr. 8. Enjoy your special day, Helen.
Anniversary and birthday wishes are extended to all those celebrating this week.

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