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2017-06-14 / Communities

Masonville

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” - Winston Churchill.

Good luck, students, regent’s exams are this week and next week. The fourth marking period ends Thursday, June 22. The last day for instruction is Friday, June 23; graduation will be in the transportation center at 10 a.m. Congratulations, graduates.

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18. Make sure to say “thank you” to those who have been an influence to you.

The annual strawberry festival at the Masonville Federated Church is this Friday, June 16. Serving will be from 4 to 8 p.m. with strawberry shortcake, ice cream sundaes, banana splits, just ice cream with strawberries and strawberry rhubarb pie. Come with your friends, relatives and family for a great summer treat. If you have time to spare, help is needed to hull the berries Friday morning at 9 a.m. Call Heidi Ruff at 607-265-3511 with questions.

Here on the Farm the fellas have been busy getting some grass chopped with the sunshine and better weather, until yesterday when the chopper broke down with just a little chopping left. Harold and I checked the fields where the corn has not been planted yet and found them pretty good. There are still some wet spots but he decided it was time to get the corn in the ground, so he picked the planter up and went past the wet areas. So far, it is working out OK. The fellas took the chopper apart and found the trouble. It will put them behind for a few days. We heard that lots of grass was cut this week and we hope farmers were able to get it chopped or dry baled or wrapped with no trouble. Hope the weather holds up for farmers so they can get their crops in soon. As always, keep all farmers in your thoughts.

Birthday greetings this week to Joy Axtell and Michael Ellis on June 18, Debbie Mott Sickler June 19, Grace Gifford and Zhiyan Jin who is staying with the Keidels on June 20, Karley DeCocker June 21, Norma Jean Jump Osborn on June 22, Marjorie

Dean and Eric Archambault on June 23 (and a happy 55th anniversary to Harold and Anne Scott); and Keith Scott and Joseph Woolsey June 24.

The Masonville Federated Church Sunday services are at 11 a.m. with adult Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. is Bible Study. Pastor Tom will be on vacation June 16 through 24. Rev. Dave Gatji will be covering for him while he is away. Parents, mark your calendars for the Vacation Bible School Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14.

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