2018-11-07 / Communities


From the November Guideposts Magazine: “Love is an Action Verb.”

Appropriate for Veterans Day Sunday, Nov. 11, Love our Veterans who have served in the military to protect our freedom. When you see a veteran, one who has served our country or is currently serving, tell them thanks for their service, a handshake or just a nice smile.

There will be no school on Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. On Tuesday, Nov. 13 there will be a board of education meeting at the Sidney high school library at 7 p.m. The first marking period ends Friday, Nov. 16. Good luck, students.

Hunters: be very careful in the fields. It is now turkey season and bow season for deer. Rifle season will begin on Saturday, Nov. 17. We hope that hunters will observe the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation that advises to “let young bucks go and watch them grow.” Big Game hunters: remember you can help feed the hungry by making a contribution to the Venison Donation Program at any license issuing outlet. Good luck hunters, and stay safe.

Here on the Farm the fellas have been trying to get more corn chopped but the weather has been too wet and the fields are very muddy and hard to get to. They have pretty much given up on the chopping and have decided what is left should be combined. Harold and I have started to work on getting the wood supply for the winter. He pulled some down and dying trees out of the pasture to cut up, but it was very slippery and muddy. The cows were tested for milk production this week and did well and we have had some bull calves born also. Calves are not bringing very much at the sale and sometimes there has been a bill to pay for getting a calf to the sale - not much fun in that. We hope things improve for next year - we will see. Some corn seed was ordered this week also and we hope that the weather will be good when it comes time to plant it in the ground. Let’s hope the winter is going to be somewhat good this year and everyone doesn’t get stuck on the roads and in the fields spreading the manure with the tractors, a daily chore to be done. Keep buying dairy products and keep watch for new products that will be on the market with the “real” milk seal and Eat Three a Day. Keep farmers in your thoughts that they may get all their crops harvested in these trying times with the weather conditions we have had.

Thoughts are with those who are recovering from illness and those who are anticipating and recovering from surgeries after being in the hospitals.

Birthday greetings this week to Alana Wagner, Tiffany Frazier, Marty Pritchard, Peter Masciave, Morgan Frances Ruff, Anne Scott, Sharon Signor and Lucy Anne Warner.

Masonville Federated Church Sunday services at 11 a.m.; adult Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.; Tuesday Bible study 6:30 p.m. and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. both at the church. Sunday, Nov. 11 and 18 (last day) Operation Christmas Child. Pulpit supply Lynn Reeves Nov. 4 and Nov. 11, Richard Derrick. Looking ahead, Sunday, Dec. 2 is the First Sunday of Advent.

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