Town of Lexington Judge Bob Basil was surprised by a crowd of people walking into his court room on Dec. 20. All were there to wish him well on his retirement as Town Justice for the last 42 years. Bob’s wife Chickie, daughter and granddaughters and son were there along with many friends and colleagues, law enforcement and former Lexington Town Supervisors Dixie Baldrey and Greg Cross. JoEllen Schermerhorn, current Town Supervisor, read a proclamation and opened the floor to anyone who wanted to say a few words. It was all very moving and a great tribute to Bob and all his years serving as Judge.

Several ladies, JoEllen Schermerhorn, Rose Williams, Diane Pendarvis, Carol Constable and Chris Dwon packed and delivered fruit/cookies/goodie baskets from the Lexington/West Kill United Methodist Women on Dec. 22. The recipients were most grateful and it was wonderful to be able to visit, even if it was a brief visit, and bring some joy.

Birthday wishes to Jill Schermerhorn on Dec. 30. Dec. 30 is also DeeDee Bulson’s birthday. Happy birthday to Rev. Karen Monk on Jan. 3. Jan. 4 is Liza Dwon’s birthday. Also celebrating a birthday on Jan. 4 is Shari Pushman. Best wishes to all.

The worship service that was to be held on Jan. 2, 2022 in the Lanesville UMC has been canceled.

You are invited to attend the Coffee Klatch 10 a.m.-noon Jan 11 at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main St., 55 and over. Light refreshments and coffee and tea are available. The Coffee Klatch is held the second Tuesday of each month.

The Hunter Library also has a Little Free Library by the Lexington Post Office with books available for all ages. If you would like to donate books for the Little Free Library, you may bring the books to the Hunter Library when the Library is open.

Prayers for all the healthcare providers, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, essential and front line workers, our military, their families and so many more.

Until next week take care, be thankful and please be kind to one another. Your act of kindness may change someone’s life.

Happy New Year! May you be safe and have a happy holiday. Best wishes to you all.

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