2019-03-13 / Communities


Quote Jacob M. Braude “Life is a grindstone; whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you’re made of.” Let’s us be a grindstone and make the best life we can with all we have and what there is to offer.

There was a celebration concert with the High School band, jazz band and High School Chorus to celebrate High School Music in Our Schools on Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the High School Auditorium. The music was very enjoyable and many people attended to help our Music Department teachers and students celebrate. Let’s hope that music in our schools will continue to keep on going and more concerts will be available for all to enjoy, the student and teachers did a super job and we appreciate all their work. The Rotary Honor Society Banquet was held in the High School Cafeteria at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 Congratulations to all. There is a Board of Education Meeting in the High School Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19.

Here on the Farm we had a vet check this past week and all is well with the cows and they were tested for milk production on Feb. 28 and that went well also. There aren’t many cows to freshen this month and it’s good since the weather has been very cold. Harold has to scoop all the manure out with the skid steer into the spreader since the step dam has frozen over and cannot be used for awhile until all the ice chunks get taken out and it is cleared for use, he will be glad when the weather warms up again. It has been very slippery getting to the fields he wants to spread in so he has to make do somewhere else and that seems to be quite slippery but he is able to spread at least and so far hasn’t been stuck. Parts have been ordered and picked up from Oneonta for the chopper to be worked on sometime soon. Hope everyone turned your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night for Daylight Saving Time to begin, some people don’t like this because it takes one hour of sleep from them and the nights are much darker, be careful everyone while traveling the roads. Keep on purchasing all those dairy products and don’t be fooled by all the new nondairy products that are coming out and also the production of those laboratory meat products that are being tested now. We need to promote more all dairy and all beef products to everyone we know and see anywhere. As always keep our farmers in your thoughts in these trying times of low milk and beef prices. It is very hard to sell calves or cull cows when the price is so low that sometimes you may get a bill back in the mail for getting rid of your bull or heifer calf overload, but it costs so much to feed them and take care of them you can’t afford to keep them for future use if you need. Let’s hope things improve over time this 2019 year and many more to come.

Personal sympathy is extended to the Beers Family on the death of their loved one Larry Beers. Many of our community members have been hospitalized or been sick this past winter and we wish them all a full recovery and good health for all.

Birthday greetings go out to Brody Nathaniel Tiska, Jonathon Seeley, Amy Jump, Cheryl Sherman, Karen Pritchard, Vi Peck, Scott Gregory, Pat Lent, Tanya Jo Scott, Ruth Huntington, Jesse Kleingardner, Beth McKown Gabe Coddingteon and Brian Hebbard. Have a great day everyone.

The Federated Church of Masonville A Christian Fellowship Church Sunday Services are at 11 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. is Bible Study with “Esther” by Beth Moore. Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a Prayer Meeting.

Have a great week everyone.

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