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Mercredi, 13 mars 2013


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Okay, we're up to 100 objects. But the 100th one is a surprise. We have to have something to unveil at the grand launch, don't we? It will be the 100th.

Well, I haven't said anything yet about a couple of object from our very own Haut-Saint-François. Shall we let them, too, be a surprise?

The hundred objects are in many corners of Quebec. dashing around, finding them, shooting them, that's the fun part. In mid-winter. I made it up to Baie Comeau on the third try, between storms. Then out-ran another storm, driving down from Jonquière. It's all a bit crazy, this seasonal labour the government imposes by its funding cycle. It's just a lot of slogging through snow.

But what gorgeous surprises I've encountered, while on the hunt. The hunt, of course, is part of the 100 Objects project. It's finding 100 objects that, together, sketch a portrait of the English-speaking communities in Quebec.
Well, we all know that's an impossible project. But still, we will manage to get the website up and operating at before the end of March. And then we can talk about the portrait. It won't be perfect. It might not even be pretty. But I just hope it doesn't turn out to be a caricature.

By the way, those four letters in the website address - QAHN. They stand for the non-profit organization who's doing this project - the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network. So you can guess that some museums and historical societies might be involved. Our very own Eaton Corner Museum, for one.

Stand by for more, anon.

Income tax clinics are in full swing this month. They're free, and they're for persons with limited income. The clinic at the Sawyerville Community Centre, 6 Church Street, is open Wednesdays in March, from 1 to 4 p.m. On March 13 and 20, it is also open from 6 to 8 p.m.

The clinic in Bury is also open Wednesdays, from 1 to 3 p.m., on March 13, 20 and 27. It's at the Eaton Valley Community Learning Centre, located at the Pope Memorial School, 523 Stokes Street.

Midnight March 15 is the deadline for submissions to the Bulwer Purple Prose literary contest. Or rather, the anti-literary contest! Enter your first sentence to the worst novel ever, and laugh all the way to the awards supper on April 6, for the benefit of the Bulwer Community Centre. See the contest rules at  or email

Your Pharmacist Knows: The Straight Facts about Medications. That's what a psychiatrist has to say. Dr. David Bloom will speak about interactions between medications and about new medications under development for persons with psychiatric disorders. Action on Mental Illness (AMI) Quebec brings us this telephone conference on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. You can register to listen in by phone from your home. Just go to

At the St. Paul's Church Hall on Main Street in Bury, it's Military Whist on Friday, March 22, at 1:30 p.m., sponsored by the St. Paul's ACW. If you want to play, call Serena Wintle at 819-875-5210. Admission is $5, and for it you get to play, have lunch, and maybe even win a prize.

Just up the street, on Friday, March 22, at 5-6 p.m. (first sitting) or 6-7 p.m. (second sitting), is a super spaghetti supper - just the thing for spring. It's a fundraiser for the Pope Memorial Elementary School. Admission is $8 per person, or $25 per family (immediate family members). And of course it's at the Pope Memorial School, 523 Stokes Street, in Bury.

Heads up for the Eaton Corner Museum's annual Spring Brunch. It's at the Bulwer Community Centre on Sunday, April 14.

Tables at the grand flea market are up for grabs as of now. That's the flea market organized by the Bury Women's Institute, for Saturday, April 27, at the Bury Armoury Community Centre. To rent a table, slip a $10 bill to Irma Chapman. Info: 819-872-3600.

Baptist: In Sawyerville, the worship service is at 9 a.m. in French, and 11 a.m. in English. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. in English and French (819-239-8818).
United: Regular Sunday services will be at 9:30 a.m. in Cookshire, and at 11 a.m. in Sawyerville (for details, listen to message at 819-889-2838).
Anglican: Regular Sunday services are at 9:30 a.m. in Bury (with Sunday school for children) and 11 a.m. in Cookshire (819-239-6902).

Do you have news to share? Call 819-300-2374 or email by March 18 for publication March 27 and by April 1st for April 10.

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