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Extreme weather - what else is new?

Wow! The weather can change from one extreme to another in a flash. Last week the temperature was in the single digits. The first couple of days this past week it was warm and the snow piles shrunk at least half of the size from just days before, part of the mystery of living in the North Country, I guess. Hopeful that you remember that Valentine's Day is upon us, I noticed that the local restaurants are offering Valentine's Day meal specials.

The Willsboro & Reber United Methodist churches have been assigned a pastor to serve them part time, that will take affect on March 1. Our pastor will be Rev. Chilton McPheeters. The Ecumenical churches are making plans to celebrate an Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. This will be held at the Willsboro United Methodist Church.

The United Methodist Women are sponsoring a special Heart Information Program on Tuesday, Feb. 24 starting at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Faith Osborne, the Regional Director of the Heart Association, will share valuable information and answer questions; any interested persons are welcome to come join in the discussion. Heart problems are one of the biggest causes of deaths in the country, so sometimes being more informed is helpful to us to lead a more healthful life.

There was a great crowd at the last Champlain Valley Film Society's last film shown at the local school. This is a great place to watch movies and the price is always right. Be sure to mark your calendar for March 7 to come view the movie "Frozen River," a film made here in our North Country. As an added feature, Director Courtney Hunt will be here to introduce the movie and answer questions.

Birthday Greetings to: A few belated Birthdays include Faye Cushing 2/10, Doug Cushing 2/10, and a big one for Bud Cushing 2/12 he turned 88; Jerilyn Jaquish 2/16, Lucy Belzile 2/17, Bill Rowland 2/17, Nancy Huestis 2/18, Jean Leonessa 2/18, Kristin Hotaling 2/19.

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