2017-05-24 / Communities


Quote from Andrew Jackson, “One man with courage is a majority.”

It has sneaked up on us, Memorial Day is one week from this Monday, May 29. The Sidney Central School Band has been practicing for the parades. Sidney at 9 a.m., Sidney Center at 10:30 a.m. and in Masonville at 11:45 a.m. They will be leading the parade along with the American Legion. Floats and organizations are welcome to join the bands in the parade which will have everyone participating - lineup no later than 11:30 at the town hall. The parade will travel down the highway to the Masonville Federated Church and form around the parking lot to hear the Memorial Day speech and then the taps will be sounded with the shots ringing out to honor our Veterans of Wars. Remember to take a bow of your head and say a prayer for all our men and women who have served and are still serving in our military and are protecting all of us in this country and others. If you see a veteran when you are traveling or just anywhere you may be, thank them for all they do to protect this country here and abroad. While you are enjoying the parade, smell the chicken cooking on the barbecue at the Masonville Federated Church and come and enjoy a nice chicken dinner at the dining hall of the church or come in and buy a ticket for some chicken halves to take home and have with family. The chicken halves will be available for take out at the pit where the chicken is being cooked, otherwise wait until the parade is completed and bring your family, friends or neighbors for a complete meal including chicken half, macaroni salad, baked beans, buttered roll, beverage and pie for dessert, you never know who you may meet there.

Our school children will enjoy another day for Memorial Day on Friday May 26, and will return for classes on Tuesday, May 30. On Wednesday May 31 there will be a Spring Junior High/ High School Chorus Night Concert in the High School Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., enjoy everyone. In June more testing will be done, good luck to all students.

Here on the farm we are all getting ready for the spring planting and harvesting season. The fellas are checking all the equipment over for repairs and any other things that may need to be done before the planting and harvesting is done. The fields are drying up and getting ready for planting to begin soon. If we do not have more rain to muddy them up things will begin to progress. Some farmers are already getting started on some fields and chopping the grass before the corn is ready to plant with the fields set with all the rain, guess we will have to get around the wet spots and just get started. Keep all our farmers in your thoughts for a good planting and harvest this year, we all need all the help we can get now.

Our birthdays begin in June and we have birthday greetings this week for Christopher Campion and Jim Waite on June 1, Pam Curtis Rogers, Tyler Moffitt and Joe Wright on the 3rd, Cindy Buchanan Constable on the 4th, Josh Longwell and Beth Scott O’Connor on the 8th. Have a great day everyone.

Masonville Federated Church Sunday services are at 11 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. On Saturday May 20, many of our women had the privilege of enjoying a nice breakfast and talk by Karen Ostrander Cummings. There was an exchange of accessories that each woman had brought to share, with each getting two choices. Karen gave a talk about the importance of a tiny little seed and how it grows in the dirt that we have planted and how wonderful it seems to us all how such a tiny seed can produce all the food for us all to enjoy. We sang songs and enjoyed good fellowship together and we Thank all those involved for a great morning. On Thursdays there is Bible Study at the church at 6:30 p.m. and on the first Friday of the month the Food Pantry at the church is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Don’t forget the Memorial Day Parade and Chicken BBQ at the church on Monday, May 29. Monday, June 12 is church council at 6:30 p.m. Mark your calendars for the Annual Strawberry Festival Friday, June 16 from 4 to 7 p.m.

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