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Around The Town With Lou

Editor’s Note: Lou Sanders, who has his journalism degree from NYU, and his wife, Grace, a graduate of Adelphi University, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace, have lived in Mineola for 60 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

 

The Mission was the movie highlighted in the homily of Msgr. Robert Batule, pastor of Corpus Christi. It is about a mission to Paraguay in the 18th century. A priest is tied to a cross and sent over the Iguazu Falls to his death. It brings in the battle between the Spanish and Portuguese to control the land. Father Gabriel fights to help the Indians while the evil Mendoza, the part played in the movie by Robert De Niro, wants to sell the Guarani Indians into slavery. The story deals with the change in Mendoza, who eventually joins the mission and becomes a priest.

 

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Corpus Christi Church’s oldest parishioner, Anna Massa, 96, is now at Sun Harbor.

 

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Tom Doherty used to work for Aer Lingus. He is now in charge of the Knights of Columbus building on Jericho Turnpike. He and Vilma live on Andrews Road.

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Mike and Christine Taylor were visiting the Duffys. Mike and Christine left Mineola 10 years ago and now live in Silver Springs.

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Arlindo and Maria Cunha with their grandchildren Mathew, Paul, Canda and Chris Barrola were at the Davenport.

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Tom Egan, brother of the late Larry, is being visited by their other brother Bill from California. Tom, who lives on Latham Road, was a member of the FDNY.

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Ray and Olga Roca live in Albertson and like to shop at King Kullen.

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Charles and Dorline Rafo reside in East Williston. He was the principal of a high school in New York City.

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Dorothy and Len Vann have a home on Barwick Boulevard. Dorothy is a special education teacher and was the principal of the Henry Viscardi School in Albertson. She still works there as a volunteer. Len is in the plumbing supplies business.

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Melissa Moctt is a new waitress at Eleanor Rigby’s. She is hoping to become a reporter and was an intern at the Queens Tribune.

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Teddy Lyons is a past Grand Knight. He and Ann lived here for 20 years but recently moved to Carle Place. They still attend Corpus Christi Church.

 

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Third Precinct cop Brian Reitan was a big help to me in a mishap.

 

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Ed Heyduk of Emory Road likes CVS.

 

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Cathy Freed of Lincoln Avenue is a retired Spanish teacher at Glen Cove High. Cathy is a customer of the Cuttin Club. Speaking of the Cuttin Club, their cute shampoo girl is Tracey Clingo, who was born in Mineola 22 years ago.