2016-11-03 / Columns

Les Cheneaux

By Robert W. Smith

Morton Pomeroy and Charla Miller left for their winter home in Florida after selling their lovely log home in Cedarville, which Mort built several years ago.

John Kish, son of Bill and Betty Kish of Cedarville, recently passed away. He had a strong voice and enjoyed singing gospel songs at First Union Church. We send our condolences to John’s family and friends.

Les Cheneaux Community Schools will host a Veterans Day program Friday, November 11, at 10 a.m. in the John Duncan Gymnasium. The high school band will perform. All veterans are invited to attend. A reception at the school will follow.

The Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville will host a Veterans Day open house Friday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library. Refreshments will be served. All veterans and their families are invited.

A few students are still riding their bicycles to the Great Lakes Boat Building School, but soon it might be too cold.

I’ve heard from several people that they are starting to think about Christmas decorating. I think we still have time to enjoy a fun and beautiful fall season. Many trees are starting to lose their leaves, and I recently saw a tamarack tree covered with pretty yellow and gold. They are really pretty mixed in with the evergreens, red and gold maples, and yellow birches. Two big, beautiful mums are on display in front of Cedarville Foods.

It was a fantastic weekend for the Cedarville Trojans, who participated in the Upper Peninsula cross country finals. The girls ran so well that they actually came in first place. That was a fantastic win to make each of them, as well as the coach, very proud. The boys cross country team finished in fourth place. Congratulations to all the boys and girls. We are so proud of both our cross country teams.

Norm and Sally Smale recently left to spend the winter in Florida.

Marty and Bev Vandergeest recently left for their home in Florida, where they spend the winter. They love the warm temperatures, so they can relax and fish whenever they want to.

Please keep Sue Rye in your thoughts and prayers as she waits for test results.

The monthly soup and salad luncheon was held Thursday, October 27, at First Union Church. The meal is free of charge and offers folks a chance to visit and learn what they can do to help others.

Have you noticed the new sign that the Les Cheneaux Beautification Committee installed? It’s very attractive with beautiful colors. The sign is located east of Cedarville, close to the Les Cheneaux Sportsman’s Club.

Mark your calendar for the Donna Williams Memorial Santa’s Run For Beer 5K Run/Walk Saturday, December 3. The event begins and ends at the Islander Bar and Grill in Hessel. You can register in advance at www.active.com or also on the day of the race, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. For more information, contact Michelle Sheckler at (906) 630- 4683. Proceeds help to feed families at Christmas.

We’ve had some cold temperatures in the evenings, down into the mid to high 30s. We’ve not had frost yet, as we live close to the water. Cool weather may be here to stay until spring. I still have many geraniums living and shining bright red.

Be careful driving. The whitetailed deer are crossing the highway.

I hope everyone had a great Halloween. It won’t be long until Thanksgiving is here.

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