Fourteen members of the Big Valley Trail Breakers Snowmobile Club enjoyed a beautiful day riding 30 miles on the trails in Summit. Conditions weren’t bad and they had a wonderful time.

Lexington/West Kill UMC Sunday Services will be held on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Happy birthday to Maurice Nelson on Jan. 14. Our well-known reporter Mike Ryan celebrates his birthday on Jan. 15. Jan. 16 we wish Jannel Mellott a happy birthday. Bridget Osborn’s birthday is Jan. 17. Lois Jenkins celebrates her birthday on Jan. 19. Also celebrating a birthday on Jan. 19 is Esther Shakun. Alvena Hitchcock turned 103 (not 102) on Jan. 9. Sorry Alvena! Best wishes to all.

Effective Jan. 8, 2021, the senior nutrition sites located in the Acra Community Center, Old Route 23, Cairo and at the Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, Jewett will be closed until further notice. The home delivery meals and no congregate meals for pick up will be available. The Greene County Department of Human Services will advise when the sites will reopen.

Please keep in prayer Pastor Bob and Kate Barnum, Alida Bloodgood, Ellouise Cole, George Dart, Marilyn and Nancy Dippold, Donna Falke, Linda Falke, Betty Hapeman, John Knapp, Jerry and Margaret Lawrence, Janice Maben, Maureen McCullar, Barbara and Bill Mead, Jannel Mellott, Ellis and Betty Potter, Ann Robinson, Art and Joyce Rood, Pastor Amy Royal, Christy Ryan, Ann Shoemaker, Jeanne and Clarence Soule, Tom Soule, Don and Diane Strausser, Harvey Truesdell, Annette Waller, Debbie Wandursky, Mickie Winters, all who are struggling and recovering with Covid, our country, our leaders, military personnel and their families.

The Advisory Council to the Greene County Department for the Aging (Human Services), announces that nominations are being accepted for the annual Greene County Senior Citizen Awards. The two awards, presented annually are 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 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 inquiries for further information may also be directed to the department. Deadline for entries is Jan. 29, 2021.

We continue to pray for and give thanks to all who serve to keep us safe and protected, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, health care providers, highway crews and truck drivers, essential workers, farmers, teachers and so many more.

The passing of a beloved family dog is heartbreaking. Jupiter was with the Paul, Liza and Abby for 16 wonderful years. He loved coming to Oma’s house where he knew there was always a good treat waiting. Goodbye faithful loving companion. You are greatly missed. Now you can run and play again. Have fun with Lexie and Rusty.

Until next week take care, be thankful, be courteous, respectful, compassionate and kind. Your act of kindness may change someone’s life.

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