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LOVELL — Belated news but some nice news just came in. Catherine Williams, the daughter of Bob and Ann Williams, was married in Falmouth, MA, on September 12, to Devin Enos. The couple is very happy and resides in Falmouth.
Fred and Ruth Mitchell celebrated their 59th anniversary on November 8. A belated happy anniversary to you both and God bless. Also on November 8, Paul Walker observed his 81st birthday. Belated happy birthday to you, Paul. Paul is at Bridgton Health and Living Center in Bridgton, and is much better and knows people now.
On November 10, Renee Dunton and Janice Thomson went to South Paris, to Market Square Health Center to visit Barbara Tripp and June Christopher.
Mike Welch enjoyed some time (10 days) in Florida. His wife Mary and daughter Sarah joined him, leaving November 10. Welcome home, folks.
Welcome home to Bob and Ann Williams of Lovell, who had been gone from here to Kansas City to attend a wedding on November 12.
Russell and Rob, our friend, put in a door that was given to us on the side shed on November 13. It looks very nice. What a great improvement over the old one. Russell and Ken went to North Conway shopping after finishing the carpenter work on November 13.
Jaimie, Julie and Kayla Pratt were in Rhode Island with their father recently and came home on November 13, to attend school.
A big surprise. A 75th birthday party for Cliff Lowe was given after church on November 13, by his wife Liz and their three sons and families. A nice luncheon was served along with a big chocolate birthday cake. His real birthday was November 21.
I was saddened to hear from my dearest friend, Ginnie Weeks from Fryeburg, who called to let me know her beloved uncle Dennis Emery had passed away on November 13. Dennis ran a store here in Lovell and then moved to Fryeburg and ran Emery’s Market for many years.
He was well known and loved and will be deeply missed by all for he was a very kind, caring, loving, jolly person. Our sincere sympathy to his niece Ginnie, son Brian and family, Betty and Steve Burke who cared for him in their home, David, his daughters and their families and everyone else.
On November 15, we rode to Bridgton for my doctor’s appointment. Went to Fryeburg for a haircut, errands and then back to work.
On November 16, Russ went to Fryeburg for a haircut, errands and then back to work.
Janice Thomson surprised me with a visit on November 17.
On November 18, our son Mark would have been 41 years old. We lost Mark at age 25, just one day before Christmas of 1995. On his birthday as well as other special times, I miss him so much. Debbie Chandler Jones has a birthday that day also and I can remember how excited she was when Mark was born on her birthday. Happy birthday, Debbie, and happy birthday, son.
Heather Lang cleaned 15 rooms recently at Green Granite where she is employed and does that many every day.
The birds have been a plenty at our feeders recently. There are a lot of different ones.
On Friday, December 2, at 7 p.m. the Lovell community annual Christmas tree lighting will take place at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library with special guest, Santa Claus. This event is to herald the holidays. Also there will be Christmas caroling by Lovell adults and children at the tree as well as to the shut-ins. Come join the fun and show some holiday cheer to those who can’t get out.
Scott and Angie Thomas go to Boston for Scott’s new treatment two days every two weeks. Scott and Angie, you are in our prayers daily.
On Saturday, December 3, the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department is holding a benefit supper for Paul McLauglin who will be starting his treatments. Paul and his wife Christine have seven children and live here in Lovell. The menu will consist of spaghetti with or without meat sauce, salad, rolls, desserts and beverages. A 50/50 raffle and donation boots will be there.
Condor is a mission of Massachusetts National Guard to practice flying F-15s over 24 million acres here in Western Maine. They are restricted as of now to fly no lower than 7,000 feet but are fighting to drop down to 500 feet. The group actively opposing Condor I and II would like for you to help by going online at www.WesternMaineMatters.org for more information.
Adult Bible Study is held every Sunday morning at Lovell United Church of Christ at 9 a.m. with John Carter. Children’s Sunday School classes are at 9 a.m. on Sundays with Carolyn Carter and Ellie Waterman.
The Thrift Shop at the Lovell UCC is going well. It is open Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Mission news at the Lovell UCC is that we are working on Christmas baskets for Lovell area families. They need your help with nonperishable food items. The many boxes are located in the Parish Hall. The Peguaket Kids after school program decorates boxes and makes cards for these Christmas baskets and the LUCC youth group shops for gifts.
Advent began on November 27, at LUCC. On that day Sunday School was at 9 a.m., a 10:30 a.m. worship service and a 5:30 p.m. potluck supper followed by decorating the sanctuary tree. On December 12, hop on the LUCC bus at 5 p.m. to enjoy Christmas caroling around town ending at the library for the town tree lighting.
On December 4, the second Sunday of Advent, there will be Sunday School at 9 a.m., a 10:30 a.m. worship service and a potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by a bell choir concert. On December 11, the third Sunday of Advent, Sunday School will be at 9 a.m., worship service at 10:30 a.m. with a consecration lunch after worship. On December 18, there will be Sunday School worship and the Sunday School pageant.
On December 24, the Christmas Eve service will be at 7 p.m. and on December 25, worship service is at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Please join us.
Don’t forget to go to the Lovell U.C.C. website to see all the items you can bid on now through December 11. The on-line auction site is www.LovellUCC.org. There are many nice things to bid on and 20 more will be added this week so log on and put your bids in.
I hope each and every one had a blessed, happy Thanksgiving. God Bless.