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AROUND AUSABLE: Rockwell bowls three consecutive 300 games

April 1, 2011
The 17th annual AuSable Forks Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary 9 pin Bowling Tournament Fundraiser was held at Riverside Lanes on March 12. Fifteen teams participated and the winners were: 1st place, Ali’s Bunch,   3928, Barry Ano, Keena Banker, Allyson Braid, Jody Varno and Mike Ano; 2nd place, Shifty Truckers, 3822, Mike Thomas, Helen Drake, Wendy Williams, Deanna Santor, and Dave Hart; 3rd place, Twisted, 3819, Jacquie and Adam Coolidge, Tiffany and Jeremy Lowther and Danyle Rockwell. 50/50’s were sold each game. All proceeds will benefit the scholarship program.

Each year a $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior in the fire district. The highlight of this event was witnessing Danyle (Lawrence) Rockwell bowl three 300 games in a row at the 4 p.m. shift. That means she threw 36 strikes in a row and yes some were 9 pins but many of them were real strikes. Everyone attending say they have never seen this happen in a 9 pin tournament.

Any of you readers who are former bowlers ever witness this at Riverside Lanes? If so please contact me with your information. Danyle was very cool, calm, and collected as she bowled her games. Congratulations to this awesome bowler. She recently bowled a 288 leaving the 10 pin in her 10th frame during league play in her Tuesday night league. Mike Thomas bowled the only other 300 game. Congratulations Danyle and Mike.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this tournament. and a very special thanks to Rita Rougeau who assisted me and helped so much. See you all at next year’s 18th annual tournament.     

The Luke Randy Garcia Fundraiser will be held at Riverside Lanes on March 26. The day’s events begin promptly at 1 p.m. with a 9 pin bowling tournament with shifts at 4 and 7 p.m. also. Michigan meals will be served and each meal will consist of 2 michigans, chips and dessert for $8 or 1 Michigan, chips, and dessert for $6. Eat in or take out. A raffle will be held with numerous prizes for which tickets will be $1 each or 6/$5. A 50/50 will be sold throughout the day .

A live auction will begin at 7 p.m. with auctioneer Jamie Martineau putting many wonderful items on the auction block. Alyssa Rosio will provide entertainment in the afternoon with her DJ Service. Luke Randy, 16-month-old son of Chad and Marla (Perkins) Garcia has been diagnosed with congentenial mitral stenosis. He will require several surgeries at Boston Children’s Hospital and follow-ups at Fletcher Allen in Vermont with his cardiologist.between surgeries. Proceeds from this event will assist the family with expenses exceeding their health insurance coverage, travel and lodging.

Anyone wishing to donate an item to the raffle or auction please contact Monica Thomas at 578-0101. Marla and Chad wish to express their gratitude for the overwhelming show of support they have received since Luke received his diagnosis. They ask everyone to please continue to keep Luke Randy in your prayers as he continues his journey.     

Congratulations to the following AVCS students who participated in the CVES Regional Spelling Bee. Grade 4, Meaghan Therrien and James Manning;  Grade 5, Carlie Drake and  Desmond Fout; Grade 6, James Winch and Haley Passino; Grade 7, Ashley Guynup; and Grade 8, Craig Lozo.

Alternates were: Grade 4, Lindsey Lincoln and Matthew Rushford; Grade 5,  Zachary Hall and Kennedy Barber; Grade 6, Sarah Lincoln and Warren Daniels;  Grade 7, Clara Meyer; Grade 8, Hillary Drake.

Leo Lee from Seton Catholic School, Grade 8 was the winner and will represent the region at the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. on June 1 and 2. Good luck Leo.     

Beginning March 14 a Gospel Sing will be held at the St. James Church in AuSable Forks from 7 to 9 p.m. Anyone interested in sharing Gospel and Praise Music by instrument or voice, or a combination of both is welcome to attend. There will be no charge or collections. The gathering will be held in the church until weather permits the use of the church property.     

Birthdays this week

March 14: Beverly Seguin and Ava Douglas were our “birthday girls” 

March 15: Mike Snow and Chip Pulitzer celebrated  

March 16: No birthdays  

March 17: Nicholas Walker and Aubrey Bombard shared their St. Patrick’s Birthday  

March 18: Sheryl Walton and Keegan Snow celebrate  

March 19: Elisha Seguin and Gabriel Barber get cake and candles  

March 20: Isabella Vasques is our “Birthday Girl”  

Happy anniversary to Ned and Joey Strong on March 18  

Special thoughts and prayers for our dearly departed residents: March 14, Bernice Dubay; March 16, Lucille Fetsko     

My condolences to the family of Anthony (Tony) Changelo, 87, of Calif., former resident of town, passed away on Feb. 14. Tony was born in AuSable Forks on May 11, 1923. A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph’s Mission in Boron, Calif. on April 15 at 1 p.m. RIP Tony.  

My condolences to the family of Jeanne Pulsifer, 61, of Lewis, former resident of town who passed away at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh after a short battle against heart disease. She was born on Sept. 24, 1949, in Long Island, daughter of Gerald and Ruth Rafferty. Funeral services were held at the funeral home on March 10. Burial will be held at the Lewis Cemetery in the spring. RIP Jeanne   

My condolences to the family of Dorla Bombard, 73, of AuSable Forks, who passed away on March 5 after battling ovarian cancer in addition to her battle for 20 years with Meig’s Syndrome. She was born on April 13, 1937, daughter of Benjamin and Florence (Sawyer) Douglas. Funeral services were held at the Holy Name Church on March 8 and burial followed in Fairview Cemetery. RIP Dorla.     

Holy Name School will host its 18th annual Spaghetti Dinner and Auction at the American Legion Post 504 in AuSable Forks on May 7. Dinner will be served from 4-6 p.m. with take outs available. The auction begins at 6 p.m. with Auctioneer Ed McCallister putting the numerous donated items up for auction. Anyone wishing to donate an item for this event may call Holy Name School at 647-8444.     

Updates this week

Luke Randy Garcia went to Vermont for a follow up visit with his cardiologist.Luke is eating better and has gained two pounds. His ear infections are finally gone and he is much happier. The doctor was very happy with his progress and will continue to monitor him until his next surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.  

Roy Ano is continuing his recovery and is awaiting  a trip to Boston for evaluation. Jackie Ashley Kimbel, former resident of town continues her Radiation treatments and thanks everyone back home for their prayers and cards. Anyone wishing to send Jackie a card may do so at this address. 110 Dutton Dr., New Castle, DE 19720-5454.     

Special thoughts and prayers for our area ill residents

Luke Randy Garcia, Jackie (Ashley) Kimbel, Jeff Brown, Roy Ano, Ann Aubin, Joe Aubin, Margaret Trumbull, Cindy Thomas, Jimmy Bombard, Michaela Bushey, amy Drake, Rick Nolan, Debbie Spooner, Peggy Sue Hart, Jari Snow-Thwaits, Francis Gero, Frank Lovely, Althea Miller, Joan Pray, Lynda Denton, Walt Dubay, Gabby Lincoln, John Santor, Bob Rondeau, Karen Baker, Linda Gilbert, Pauline Dumas, Bev Devost, Marv Hildreth, Evie Dockum, Allison Crahan, Carol (Bombard) Quigley, Laura (Joyal) Razzano, Rikki Kane, Joe Dubay Jr., Walter Fournier Sr., Martha Frenia, Terry Nollette, Colleen Otis-Whisher, Charlie Cornick and anyone I may have forgotten,     

Till next time have a great week and “happy reading.”


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