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Oct. 24, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Kirkin' of Tartans set for Oct. 27

On Sunday, Oct. 27, Enslow Park Presbyterian Church will be celebrating the Kirkin' of the Tartans.

This is based on the Scottish history and legend of the English attempt to control the Scots by an act passed to forbid wearing any kilts or tartans which represented Scottish heritage in 1746.

This prompted the stubborn Scots to carry their clan tartans secretly.

During World War II, the late Dr. Peter Marshall instigated a service in the Presbyterian Church honoring the presentation of various family Tartans. This is done by the presenting of clan flags for blessings in the Presbyterian Church.

There will be a presentational march led by a piper and drum. The presentation of the Bible by the Beadle, and the presentation of the clan flags.

It will be a service to remember.

Ann Harris


Is not paying for salad bar stealing?

Should couples who frequent restaurants with a salad bar pay for two people, or is it OK to share and not pay for two salad bars?

I recently watched a couple do just that. One ordered the salad bar and the other ordered a meal. The wife went to the salad bar for him and then returned for herself (twice for each). They only paid for the meal and one salad bar.

Is that not the same as stealing?

Julie Sullivan




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