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April 30, 2014

Chatterbox: Pen pals to meet Friday at Barker Seniors meeting

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Thursday is the 63rd World Day of Prayer. Whatever your faith, let it be a day to consider those around the world who have few of the things we enjoy, including the right to pray and worship freely. In the face of the devastating tornado losses across our country, pray for those who are facing terrible loss of life and property. Be grateful for the blessings in your own life, however humble.

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A special storytelling event is planned tonight at the Barker Free Library. Popular storyteller Gretchen Sepik will be telling the story in the character of Mary Jemison, depicting her life from when she was captured by Shawnee Indians, through years later when she was offered her freedom and chose to remain with her Native American family and friends. Registration is required by visiting or calling the library at 795-3344.

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The next meeting of the Barker Seniors is Friday at the Barker Fire Hall, when more than 50 first grade students will come to meet their senior pen pals. The Niagara County Nutrition luncheon menu is beef stroganoff over linguini, Watergate salad, whole wheat dinner roll, banana, milk and coffee or tea. Call the Somerset Town Hall at 795-3575 to reserve a lunch. Due to a cancellation, there are two seats available for the May trip to Lancaster, Pa. Cost covers transportation, lodging, Sight N Sound production of Moses, American Music Theatre performance of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Music of the Night, two breakfasts, one buffet dinner and one buffet lunch. Cost is $350 per person, double occupancy. Call Jo Ann Greenwald at 795-3787 for more information.

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Saturday is the big benefit for Barker’s “Warrior Princess” Skyla Dennis, who has been in Roswell Park Cancer Institute since the end of January. As Skyla awaits a bone marrow transplant for acute myeoblastic leukemia in the coming weeks, let’s show our support for her and mom Beth and brother Justin. The family has had a rough and expensive road and you can help. Get to the Hartland Fire Hall from 1 to 7 p.m. Admission is free for the huge Chinese auction, live auction, special raffles and 50/50 draws. The pasta dinner starts at 2 p.m. and the donation is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12 and children under 5 eat free. If you can help, call Julie Socie at 863-2081 or Jen Quegliano at 438-6569. There are some huge prizes, like an outdoor table set from Confer Plastics, a complete 20-gallon LED aquarium set, original artwork and much more. There are also car decals on sale, with an orange ribbon to support the leukemia fight. Stay up to date with details at Skyla’s Warriors on Facebook.

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