Ashland Auto marks 30 years of service

17 years ago

30-year celebration
For 30 years Ashland Auto Supply has successfully provided quality parts and service from its location on Main Street in Ashland. To mark this momentous occasion, Dick and Bryan LaPointe and the rest of the Ashland Auto crew put on a barbecue on August 3. Patrons and friends alike came to offer congratulations and to help them eat all the food they had prepared! If anyone went away hungry or emptyhanded that day, it was by their own doing because the food was plentiful and the giveaways abundant. Congratulations, guys, and thank you for what you contribute to our community. May your success continue for many years to come. 

Self-defense course
Ten women wanted to participate in a self-defense course to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights at the grade school multi-purpose building. The cost for the course is $50 and it will run for a total of 10 weeks. The start date will be set once enough participants are registered for the course. Please consider coming to learn something new and also get some exercise. Call Julie at 435-7137 to sign up.
Time is running out
If you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket for a three-day two-night all-inclusive stay at Chandler Lake Sporting Camps which includes a scenic flight over the North Maine woods, please contact Julie Graham-Berry at 435-7137 or Andrea White at 435-6363. Tickets cost $10 each and all funds raised will go towards the Community Playground Project. The winner will be drawn on September 30, 2007.
Ongoing events
The Ashland Area Senior Citizens group will meet every other Thursday starting June 7 through August. The meeting time of 12 noon and location of the Ashland Rec Center will remain the same. Any senior citizens wishing to participate in the potluck lunches and meetings are always welcome.
The Portage Lake Seniors’ Lunch is held on the last Tuesday of every month at 11 a.m. All seniors are invited to attend and can bring a potluck dish to share or give a cash donation. For more information contact Wilza Robertson at 435-6211 or Grace Nason at 435-6373.
The Red Hat Loonies of Portage Lake meet the second Thursday of every month at Dean’s Motor Lodge. Membership dues are $2. Come and have a great meal and a great time too! For more information contact Rachel Stevens at 435-6358.
Anyone interested in planning for Portage Lake’s Centennial Celebration please contact Barb Pitcairn at 435-2368 or Grace Nason at 435-6373.
Ladies, are you interested in crafts or have some that you’ve started and just can’t seem to finish? If so, take yourself over to the Portage Lake Municipal Building for Girlz Night every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the company and the satisfaction of finally completing a project!
Julie Graham-Berry is the correspondent for Ashland, Portage Lake, Oxbow, Masardis, Garfield, Nashville Plantation and surrounding townships. She can be reached at 435-7137.