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2017-10-11 / Communities

Masonville

King Charles: “Never make a defense or apology before you be accused.”

Good Luck, students, your first progress reports will be mailed on Friday, Oct. 13. Keep up those studies and get good marks. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Sidney Central School, Josten’s class ring/graduation orders will be taken, and there will be a board of education meeting in the high school library at 7 p.m.

Here on the Farm the fellas have been working on the machinery to get the corn chopped. Many parts were gotten and some had to be exchanged. Finally, on Sunday afternoon the chopper was ready and the corn head was put on to get started. We had a very eventful weekend. Our daughter Debra and her boys Connor and Brady came for a visit and we discovered the water had stopped to the house. We had some in the storage tub in the cellar and we were very careful not to use much. We went to the store for some paper plates, cups and plastic silverware to make do because we had a picnic planned for the day. We decided to have Harold and the kids go up to the water line and see if something was wrong. They went along the steep bank and followed the line back to the creek and found that something had chewed the plastic pipe and the water was squirting out. They came back to the house and showed us what was wrong and then got a piece of pipe to fix it. What a relief to find that the spring was indeed not dried up and we had some water coming back to the house. We all had a better dinner not having to worry about running out of water again. Deb and her family left for home in the Geneseo area on Sunday morning, at least they got to see some of the pretty leaves on the hill across from the house. Sunday afternoon Harold and I decided to take a little ride and when we got home we spotted the cows way up on the hill across the creek. When we got looking better we spotted two calves running with the cows. What a time we all had getting the cows and catching the calves, but Austin brought a cow back to the barn that was having a time calving. Harold and I helped him get her in the milking parlor and used the chain to the calving jack to help her have her calf. In the meantime, Cliff came back with the bucket and another calf but no mother. Cliff milked the cow that we brought to the parlor and back out they went to get another calf and both mothers. All were bull calves; mothers and babies are now safe in the barn and fed. Lots of excitement for one day - they brought another cow back to the barn who was due to calve soon and there are more due this next week. Rain is due from the Tropical Depression now the Hurricane called Nate that raised havoc along the Gulf Coast and entered more surrounding areas. Keep our farmers in your thoughts that they may have a good harvest with little stress and breakdowns with machinery.

Birthday greetings this week to Kevin Tripp and Jamie Wormsley on Oct. 15, Brian Tiska, Hazel Charles, Ed Lent, John VanValkenburgh and Amy Mott Oct. 16 and Becky Sawdy on Oct. 17. Have a great day everyone.

Masonville Federated Church Sunday services are at 11 a.m. with adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Bible Study Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Monday, Oct. 16, Church Council at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, all are invited to a luncheon with Tim Long, our Baptist missionary. Friday, Oct. 20, will be a movie night at 6:30 p.m. with “90 Minutes in Heaven.” Come and enjoy some fellowship: popcorn and beverage will be provided. Thursday, Oct. 26 is Share the Bounty.

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