Happy New Year! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

Carl and Susan Simpfenderfer had a very nice Christmas at their Lexington home on Dec. 21 and Dec. 22 with all their children. They had excitement on Christmas Eve FaceTiming with daughter Samantha and Matt Clark when they became engaged. On Dec. 26 Carl and Susan went out with Samantha, Matt and Matt’s parents to celebrate.

Betty Constable of West Kill had a lot of company for Christmas Eve. Her granddaughter Angela, husband John and their three children; Betty’s son-in-law Bob Henrikson; granddaughter Sarah and two children; grandson Jeremy and wife Allison and two children; son Eugene and Susan Constable; daughter Joyce Steiner and Carol and Skeet Constable. All had a very enjoyable time with Betty.

On Christmas Day Carol and Skeet Constable went up to Albany to spend the holiday with son Michael and wife Connie and their two daughters, Cassandra and friend Ryan, and Mackenzie and friend Marcus. Marcus’s parents were also there and two furry guests, Carol and Skeet’s dog Brutus and Cassandra’s dog Harley.

The Dippold and Schwarzenegger families had their family Christmas celebration on Dec. 29 at the home of Karl and Dale Schwarzenegger in Cairo. Was quite the family gathering — adults and children — 28 of them.

The Lexington/West Kill UMC Administrative Council will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 6 at the home of John and Eleane Grinnell. Ladies Auxiliary of the Town of Lexington Fire Company does not meet January, February or March.

Happy birthday to Liza Dwon on Jan. 4. Jan. 4 is also Shari Pushman’s birthday. Jan. 6 is Schyler Minew’s birthday. John Falke’s birthday is Jan. 6. Happy anniversary to Debbie and Frank Valerio on Jan. 7. Jan. 7 it’s happy birthday to Ila Goodrich. Happy birthday to Diane Nash on Jan. 8. Best wishes to all.

Greene County Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of Jan. 6 – Jan. 10 is as follows: Monday—Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, rice pudding; Tuesday—Crab topped cod, green beans, rice pilaf, fruited gelatin; Wednesday—Chicken piccata, orzo, asparagus, mandarin oranges; Thursday—National Apricot Day—Oven BBQ pork chop, fresh salad, braised cabbage, sweet potato, apricot cobbler; Friday—Hungarian goulash, buttered noodles, California mixed vegetables, fresh fruit. All persons 60 and over and spouses are invited to attend. Meals served at noon for a suggested donation of $4 per meal. Please call at least a day in advance to reserve your meal. Mountain Top Senior Service Center is located in the Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, 518-263-4392.

Continued prayers for Pastor Bob and Kate Barnum, Ellouise Cole, Marilyn and Nancy Dippold, Donna Falke, John Grinnell, Betty Hapeman, Martha Hartman, Sally Hildebrand, Dale Klein, Bill Klein, Barbara and Bill Mead, Jannel Mellott, Pastor Bob and Diane Nash, Ellis and Betty Potter, Stephanie Pushman, Joan Rappleyea, Ann Robinson, Art and Joyce Rood, Ann Shoemaker, Anna Simpfenderfer, Clarence and Jeanne Soule, Tom Soule, Don and Diane Strausser, Dr. Dan Sullivan, Albert Van Etten, Gladys Valkenburgh, Annette Waller, Debbie Wandursky, Mary and Ron Westman, Mickie Winters, our country, our government, our military and their families and all others in need of prayer.

Nominations are being sought for 2020 Greene County Senior Citizen Awards by the Greene County Department for the Aging (Human Services). The two awards, presented annually, are the Senior Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of senior citizens who have volunteered their time and energy to help other people, their communities, and/or special projects. The dedication of these volunteers help to make Greene County a better place for all of us. The individuals chosen on the county level will then represent Greene County for recognition for New York State awards.

Any Greene County resident, age 60 or older, can be nominated for these awards. Achievements must be voluntary in nature, performed in Greene County and not part of paid employment. Past award winners may be nominated only if seven or more years have passed since last recognized.

If you know of someone who deserves this recognition, contact the Greene County Department of Human Services at 518-719-3555 for an official nomination form. Incomplete forms will not be considered as eligible. Any inquires for further information may be directed to the department. Deadline for entries is Jan. 31, 2020.

Until next week take care, be thankful and you may never know how your one act of kindness could change someone’s life.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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