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February 12, 2014

BARKER CHATTERBOX: Start training for Barker's 'Donate Life' walk

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I hope that you find something sweet to celebrate the occasion. Although the emphasis is on romance, it’s a perfect day to celebrate the friendships in your life and the people who bring you smiles and sunshine all year long. Any holiday that involves chocolate is a great one in my book. Friday is also the halfway point of February, moving us closer to March. Hurry, spring! 

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Our talented Barker athletes get a lot of press from my buddy John D’Onofrio in the US&J sports pages, but I just had to offer a second salute to the Barker Raiders Boys Basketball team, who clinched their first hoops title in 36 years. It was 1978 when they last earned the top spot, so the victory is sweet. Congratulations and good luck in sectionals, fellas.

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Join in the fun as Habitat for Humanity, Newfane, holds a murder mystery dinner to raise money to build a fourth house in the Newfane area in 2015. They are looking for donations of baskets, merchandise or gift certificates for the event, and tickets can be reserved now. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. March 1 at Hess Road Wesleyan Church. The mystery comedy will be presented by the Lockport AM Toastmasters and dinner will be catered by Two Sisters Catering of Barker. There will be a Chinese auction and lots of fun and surprises. Tickets are $25, and include a sheet of auction tickets. Additional sheets may be purchased for $5 each. Many baskets and gift certificates are already donated, including a framed cross-stitch picture by one of the Habitat board members, a birdhouse basket, and gift card from Tim Hortons. Tickets can be reserved by calling Judy Schultz at 795-9374. Call Pat Ludwig at 433-0976 to donate gift certificates or baskets. The local Habitat For Humanity initiative is also looking for donated property in the Newfane area as a future home site.

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