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keeseville 8/14

This Sunday will be the big event at Immaculate Conception Church with the 2 p.m. mass presided by Bishop LaValley to celebrate the 175th anniversary of this church. All are welcome to attend. The dinner following the mass has been sold out, unfortunately. Again, thanks to all who have spent so much time and elbow grease to make her look young again. The Chesterfield Fish and Game Club has a working party for Aug. 14 and 15 to replace the shed roof attached to the indoor shooting range. Any help is very much appreciated. Aug. 22 will find a 3-D archery shoot on site. Check out their Web site for more information at www.chesterfieldshootingrange.com

A free one hour performance by our own Speedy Arnold will close out this year's Summer Reading Program at the Keeseville Free Library. It will be Monday, Aug. 16, from 10 to 11 a.m. Again, thanks to Mary and her entire staff for running such a great program for our kids.

Speedy Arnold will also have the privilege of opening for the Gibson Brothers at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport Aug. 28, with gates opening up at 5:30 p.m. I will feature more information on this event next week.

Keeseville native Logan Franks who, while serving in Iraq, developed training and experience in participating in triathlons and marathons. This has paid off well when Franks finished 11th overall with a new course record for his age division at this year's Lake Placid Ironman event. This win earned him a slot in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. This is serious professional status for which Keeseville should be very proud, but Franks needs our help. Most athletes who compete at this level are professionals with sponsors who help with the costs involved in such an undertaking. Various locations throughout Keeseville have donation jars where we can help Franks cover the costs he is incurring for this incredible opportunity. He could also use sponsors for their financial assistance as well. Information is available by the donation jars, which I know are at least at Arnold's and Donna's Hair Styles. Thanks, and have a great week.

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