Stay safe and healthy

Photo Courtesy of Laurel Van AkenTwo motorcycles hoping to entice the opening of JiMmGeeS ice cream shop in Prattsville.

PRATTSVILLE — Stay healthy and safe. Area schools are closed for two weeks. The Gilboa Conesville CS play has been postponed or cancelled according to conditions. All are cautioned to use care when going about your customary activities. Cough, aches, sore throat, temperature — Stay at Home.

The Stratton VAMC, Albany, is screening all visitors regardless of reason for visit. Travels, temperature, cough and/or sore throat, and according to you answers will get you an evaluation by a physician before being allowed in the VA. The 9th Floor — long term resident units — are closed to all visitors. This is the floor that our organizations and area residents support all year long and especially at Christmas time.

Our local stores are being visited by out of town residents because their stores are out of stock of certain items.

Greetings go out to Lois Jenkins Banks. Lois, you made the Prattsville Scoop whether you wanted to or not. She was doing her weekly shopping at Jim’s before items were out of stock.

Had a call from New Jersey family offering to mail paper products and sanitizers if we could not get them locally. Thank you and let’s keep this type of caring going among our neighbors.

Speedy recovery wishes go out to Arnold Jaeger. Arnold is going through therapy following his knee surgery.

Peggy and John Young made a sad trip to Texas in February. Their brother-in-law Don Friedel passed away. He was married to Peg’s sister Johanna Wilkens for 38 years. They lived in McKinney Texas. For a year-and-a-half he’d been treated for cancer and as a Marine, Once a Marine always a Marine, he put up the strong fight. After the funeral they flew to Orlando, Florida. Jim and Peg visited her parents, Peggy and John Wilkens, who live in Ocala. John and Peggy spend a good part of their day on the front porch watching cars go by waving and occasionally getting a visit from a passerby. Both are in good health enjoying the warm Florida sunshine. Don leaves behind a son and a daughter and three grandchildren. All family members are within a couple hours of Johanna and will bring comfort to all. Our sympathy to all the families in the various States.

Quite an active Prattsville ladies group. They attend yoga, use the gym in Arkville and for fun have a luncheon group. Among those attending all or some of the activities are Ginny Kennedy, Joanne Dunphy, Carol Landers, Shelly Brainard, Kathy Sherman, Barbara L. and from the Mews Areta Jaeger, and Mabel.

The American Legion Auxiliary Virgil E. Deyo Unit 1327 held their first meeting of the spring session on March 10. They welcomed new member Nancy Hermance Kizyma of Lexington. And she is a very welcome member because she has already volunteered for activities. Nancy is no slouch for volunteering — she has been an active member of her UMC of Lexington for years — working the dining room, kitchen and craft tables. Nancy’s husband, Louie, is also a go-getter. He is Justice of the Peace of Lexington, Postmaster and Adjutant of the American Legion Virgil E. Deyo Post 1327. Conditions willing, the Auxiliary has planned for their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. April 11 at Youngs’ Ace Hardware, Prattsville.

Happy Birthday to Danyelle Ballard on March 24. Eddie Zimmerman is wished a very Happy Birthday on March 25. On March 25 we send Happy Birthday wishes to Eugene Constable, Peggy Rappleyea and Bob Hermance. Happy Anniversary wishes are sent to Anita and Al Creazzo on March 21.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1


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