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1 Susquehanna String Band To Perform This Friday Page 3 Winners Are Announced In Holiday Contests Page 2 Downloadable Books Available At Local Libraries Page 5 Friends of the Libraries to Show March of the Penguins: Page 3 VOL NO. 1 SIDNEY, NEW YORK THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 SUGGESTED PRICE 75 Looking Back Over 2010 Focuses On What Holds The Community Together We look forward to a new year with anticipation. It represents a clean slate, one we hope to fi ll with positive actions and efforts. However, before we move forward we can gain a sense of continuity by looking back over events of the past year. During 2010 we were not isolated from the world around us. We felt the impact of a struggling economy, an often fl oundering government that too often did not seem to understand the people and their needs, and disasters that were overwhelming. However, we are fortunate to live in an area where there are people and events that remind us that as communities and people working together we can continue to provide a productive and creative way of life for our families and meet the challenges that come our way. In looking back, we have picked incidents and events at random from previous issues of the Tri- Town News. These are not necessarily meant to be the most important, because often the importance is dependent on the reader and his or her interests. They merely represent the activities and people that make up the fabric of the way of life in our tri-town area communities. In January, there were last minute requests from our Community Chests and United Ways to round out their successful campaigns. In spite of tough times as the previous year ended, these community focused organizations had the support of residents and businesses. The 9 th Annual Unatego Wrestling Tournament was held with a good turnout. A local teenager, Elizabeth Vega, sponsored a community blood drive at the Circle Drive Church. The Town of Sidney Gas Drilling Coalition Steering Committee sponsored a meeting on technical shale rock gas harvesting. Town of Afton held an initial meeting to prepare a comprehensive plan to decide how to utilize their current resources, and to plan ahead for the future. David Gill was elected fire chief in Sidney Center with Robert Crowley, 1 st asst. chief and David Finch, 2 nd asst. chief. The area mourned the death of Franklin Central School alumni, Marine Cpl. Nicholas K. Uzenski in Afghanistan. Bainbridge held their 2 nd annual Snow Fest. Temperatures were frigid but many enjoyed the horse drawn sleigh rides. Sidney learned they would soon have a medical helicopter and team based at the Sidney Municipal Airport ready to respond to emergencies aroundthe-clock. Air Methods Corp. out of Englewood, CA signed a three year lease with the village. The Chen-Del-O Assn. crowned their 2010 bowling champs at Galaxy Bowl. The team event was won by Kam Auto with Clyde Utter, captain. In February, the death of young New York State Trooper Jill Mattice in an auto accident saddened the area. She had served as resource officer for the Franklin Central School, as well as Unadilla Valley Central School. Bassett Healthcare announced they would be setting up a partnership with the Sidney Central School for an onsite health center. The center would provide services for all students enrolled in the district. Heavy rains and melting snow caused local flooding problems, including in the Town of Coventry where rushing waters eroded the road. The Afton Presbyterian Church held their 34 th annual community soup supper including their famous vegetable barley soup. The Rotary Club of Sidney presented their Vocational Service Award to Amy Burns-Cuozzo, owner/director of ABC Center for Performing Arts, whose business is based on the ABC motto, Always Building Character. Richard Drotar was named deputy supervisor for the Town of Sidney. The Tri-Town News/Sidney Favorite 22 nd Annual Double Bowling Tournament kicked off at 20 th Century Lanes with 27 teams. Patricia Fiske joined the Tri- Town News as a correspondent to represent Coventry and Coventryville. Robert Evans was appointed deputy supervisor for the Town of Bainbridge. Historic Boy Scout Troop 1, Unadilla, was featured in the regional publication, Upstate Life. G-MU coach Jim Johnson, who coached the girls team for 30 years, was inducted into the Coaches Hall of Fame at the Midstate Athletic Conference and Tri-Valley League Basketball Championship held at SUNY Oneonta Alumni Field. Members of the ABC Center For Performing Arts Youth Contemporary Dance Co., Metamorphosis performed at the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washinton, D.C. The biggest snowstorm of the season, a real Nor easter, brought over a foot of snow to some areas. Members of the BGA Track and Field team were selected to go to Australia to compete in the Down Under Games. They are Karla Paul, Jeannine McCollum, Jess Avery and Nikiah Gaydorus, along with coach Robb Munro. Andy Sanford was added later. Construction was begun on housing complex for senior citizens on Clifton St. in Unadilla. The 24 one bedroom complex was expected to be completed in the summer. In March, Rose Realty in Sidney merged with Realty USA s Otsego/Delaware region for a new partnership. Karen Himes opened a new hair salon in Otego. Sidney American Legion Post 183 honored wounded soldier Spc. Matthew Cooke. Cooke, with ties to Afton and Sidney, was one of 30 wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas while he was trying to protect another soldier. Tony Ferrara and Mike Mason were winners in the Tri-Town News/Sidney Favorite Printing Doubles Bowling Tournament. Out of the Woodwork Players staged The Music Man at the Bainbridge Town Hall Theatre, celebrating the theatre s 100 th anniversary. Over 50 students and staff members put on the annual Unatego Variety Show. Dave Robinson was elected fire chief in Gilbertsville. Jim Tweedie, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Sidney, received the 6 th Annual Community Matters award from the United Way of Sidney. Four from the tri-town area, three coaches and one player, were inducted into Section 4 Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Broome Co. Arena. Coaches were Tom Moriarty, Cindy Bostelman, Janet Conover, and player Courtney Tegan Mattingly. David Welch won the post of mayor in Unadilla. Alexander Schmidt of Gilbertsville earned Eagle Scout rank with a project mapping the Brookside Cemetery. Otego and Unadilla Baptist Churches merged to form a new church, Unatego Community Church with Brian Cutting as pastor. The Afton Intermediate Chorus staged Seussical the Musical. Three chambers of commerce, Bainbridge, Sidney and Unadilla, worked together to hold the Tri- Town Business Expo and Community Fair. The Sidney High School Drama Club presented the play, Night of January 16 th. The End of Winter celebration continued in Bainbridge with an appearance by the Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition at the Town Hall Theatre. (To be continued next week) Sidney Elks to Hold National Contest For Free Throw Hoop Shoot Jan. 8 Unadilla C of C to Host Three Chamber Dinner UNADILLA - The Unadilla Chamber of Commerce will host the three chamber collaboration dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Panni Pizzeria and Restaurant, Main St, Unadilla. Social will be at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The chambers will give reports on upcoming events and events held the past few months and their successes. All members of the Bainbridge, Sidney and Unadilla Chambers are urged to attend with reservations by Jan. 18. Sidney members call , Bainbridge members call and Unadilla members Improvement Group To Meet Jan. 11 SIDNEY The Sidney Center Improvement Group, Inc. will hold its first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sidney Center Library. All residents are invited to attend. SIDNEY - Sidney Elks Lodge will hold their annual Free Throw Hoop Shoot contest this Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Boys & Girls Club of Sidney located in the Sidney Civic Center. Registration for the Elks Hoop Shoot will begin at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event. The Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is the largest and most visible of the many youth activities sponsored by Elks Lodges. More than three million boys and girls, ages 8-13, participate yearly. The Elks Hoop Shoot highlights the Elks commitment to America s youth. From the millions of youngsters who participate and advance through local, district, state and regional competition, six national champions are named one boy and one girl in each of three categories: ages 8-9, and The winners each receive a trophy and their names are inscribed on a plaque at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Parents accompany contestants throughout the competition. The parents of finalists at the state, regional and national levels attend the competitions as guests of the Elks. The free throw contest is free and open to all Tri-Town area boys and girls ages Contestant eligibility and age groups will be determined by their age as of April 1, The Free Throw Hoop Shoot is intended to promote healthy sportsmanship, spirit, competition, and overall confidence and self-esteem. Local winners in each age group will advance to district, state, regional, and national competition. This year s district competition will be held in an area to be determined and National Finals will be held in Springfield, Mass. National winners are enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information, contact local Elks Hoop Shoot Director, Steve Crawford at Unadilla Troop 1 Sponsors Clothing Drop Off Shed UNADILLA - Boy Scout Troop 1 in Unadilla has begun a partnership with St. Pauly Textile to provide a used clothing collection shed to benefit relief agencies and people in need around the world. With very generous support from the Unadilla First United Methodist Church, the drop off shed is located in the back corner of the church parking lot at 73 Main St. We are collecting useable clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, linens, blankets, drapes and stuffed animals. These items are distributed in the US and all over the world to relief agencies, governments and the United Nations. In 2009 alone, more than million garments were distributed to an estimated 5.5 million people. In return the sponsoring Successful Turkey Campaign Is Held by B-G Teachers Assn. BAINBRIDGE - The Bainbridge-Guilford Teachers Association assisted the B-G Student Councils with their annual food drive by donating turkeys for the holiday food baskets that were delivered to needy families in the district. The BGTA held a turkey campaign inviting its members as well as other staff to donate turkeys for the food baskets. This campaign was most successful with 34 turkeys being donated as well as over $300 donated towards the purchase group of each shed gets a small donation based on the pounds of clothing collected. In 2009 over 300 groups shared $500,000 earnings. Not only that, we are helping to keep unwanted items out of landfills. The environment, needy people and nonprofit groups all benefit. When you drop off items, simply put them in the open chute. The scout troop will maintain the cleanliness of the shed area. You may also take a donation form located in the mailbox next to the chute to fill in for tax benefit from your donation. Troop 1 thanks you in advance for your donations of unwanted clothing, which will benefit others in so many ways. For more information visit of turkeys for the food drive. Donations continued to pour in even after the deadline for donations was reached. The generosity of all those that donated helped to brighten the holidays for those families in need. Special thanks go out to Kim Cochran and the staff at the Greenlawn cafeteria for providing us with a location for storing all the turkeys. Additionally, special thanks are extended to Dan from the Great American in Bainbridge for his assistance and generosity with our turkey purchase. DROPPING OFF TURKEYS for the food drive are Amy Lyons and Andy Duesler.

2 2 Tri-Town News Thursday, January 6, 2011 Operation Merry Christmas Appreciates Support in 2010 SIDNEY Operation Merry Christmas would like to thank everyone who helped in any way to make the 2010 program such a great success. This year was the 70 th year of giving to the local families in need. We were able to help more than 400 children and shut-ins this year with your help. A thank you goes to the Village of Sidney for donating the use of the rooms in the Sidney Jericho Arts Council Presents The 30th Anniversary Performance For THE SUSQUEHANNA STRING BAND Fri., January 7 Just off Rtes. 206 & 41 in Coventry. 10 Mi. West of Bainbridge, 6 Mi. East of Greene Worth the Short Drive Civic Center. Also, thank you to the many businesses, organizations, and individuals who donated their time and gifts to the program. Once again you have amazed us with the enormous amount of donations we received during these difficult economic times. Thank you so much for all you do to help. Your generosity proves that we have a very caring community. NOW OPEN! Suzi s Bake Shop & Café HAVE YOU T RIED SUZI S FAMOUS CINNAMON BUNS... Serving Breakfast And Lunch Homemade Soups, Salads & Chili Try A Couple Of Suzi s Sliderz Variety Of Pastries, Cakes & Pies Open Mon. - Fri. 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 6 a.m.- 2 p.m Main St., Sidney (Corner of Main & Bridge, by the light) Comedy Night Saturday, Jan. 8th show starts at 9:00 p.m. TICKETS Advance Sale: $12 per person Day of Show: $15 per person ALL ADVANCE SALE SEATING IS RESERVED DINNER BUFFET 7-9 PM $14.95 Just off Routes 206 and 41 in Coventry 10 miles West of Bainbridge, 6 miles East of Greene Open thru Guest Rooms Available :00 pm General Admission $12.00 Seniors & Students $10.00 Rick Bunting Photography in the Gallery The Town Hall Theatre Main St., Bainbridge The Silo Restaurant CALL FOR RESERVATIONS Our 39th Anniversary OUR GIFT TO YOU Available Wed., Thurs., and Sun. through February 10 Weddings and Receptions Perfect... Treat Your Sweetheart To Dining and Dancing SIDNEY - How are you going to celebrate Valentine s Day with your sweetheart? Why not plan to attend the 21 st Annual Valentine s Dinner Dance at the Sacred Heart Parish Center in Sidney on Saturday, Feb. 12. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers including, pepperoni, cheese, crackers, a fruit platter and a vegetable platters. This will be followed by a buffet, expertly prepared by the Knights of Columbus of Sacred Heart Council. The buffet will consist of roast pork, chicken breast in lemon sauce, broccoli spears with butter, roasted potatoes, gravy, antipasto salad and bread, will round out the menu. SIDNEY MASONIC TEMPLE RENTALS AVAILABLE Banquets Receptions Meetings Shows KITCHEN FACILITY AMPLE SEATING/PARKING For Information Call or Friday Night SURF & TURF BUFFET only $ pm-10 pm Still on the right track! SUNDAY BRUNCH Every 10 am-3 pm $15.95 Sat., Jan. 8 COORS COMEDY NIGHT 9pm $12 Advance $14.95 Buffet 7-9 OPEN WEDNESDAY thru SUNDAY A delicious Valentine cake along with coffee and tea will sweeten the end of the meal. As always, beer, wine, and soda will be provided throughout the evening. This year s entertainment will be provided by DJ Doug Darrah of Hot Wax until midnight for your listening and dancing pleasure. There will also be drawing for Door Prizes generously donated by local merchants. Tickets are available now by contacting the Sacred Heart Parish Secretary at Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon. Please make checks payable to Sacred Heart Church. Local Historian to Host Program On Electric Lake ONEONTA - Local historian Jim Loudon will host an interactive session on Electric Lake at the Greater Oneonta Historical Society s History Center, 183 Main Street, on Saturday Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. City Historian Mark Simonson wrote in Volume 1 of Reminiscing... Across The Valley that Electric Lake was once found just beyond the end of Rose Avenue in Oneonta, between 1898 and 1954 and supplied hydroelectric power to Oneonta from the Susquehanna River. Jim Loudon writes that Many Oneontans might not be aware that for half a century there existed within the Oneonta City Limits a pristine 50-acre lake that provided citizens with swimming, boating, fishing and skating in the winter months. Electric Lake was originally developed to provide the city with electric power, but it is fondly remembered by longtime residents for the recreational activity it provided until the lake was drained in 1954, with its banks destined to one day enclose I-88. Loudon is researching a book on the lake and GOHS is planning an exhibit to coincide with the book s release, scheduled for this year. At the Jan. 8 program, Jim will give a brief history of Electric Lake. The session is free and open to then public. Especially invited are those who have stories and/or artifacts that may be useful for the book or for the History Center exhibit. For more information, call the History Center at Wii Bowling For Seniors Offered SIDNEY - Here s a chance for seniors citizens, or anyone, to have fun and get a little exercise at the same time. Start the new year right and join us at the Sidney Memorial Public Library on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. No need to lift that heavy ball, and you can still have lots of fun with a group of your peers. Join the Wii fun and become more fit. THE CATSKILL CHORAL SOCIETY WILL HOLD AUDITIONS ON THURSDAYS, JAN. 20 & 27 The spring concert is May 8 and features Mozart s Requiem. All voices are welcome, but tenors and basses are especially invited to join us. Sight reading skills are not required. Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening from 7:00-9:30 p.m., in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION PLEASE CALL Public s Help Sought In Solving Burglary DELHI - Delaware County Sheriff s Deputies are investigating burglary and the theft of several firearms, televisions and other items from a 2118 Patent Line Road, Town of Sidney home between approximately Oct. 1 and Dec. 19. The stolen guns included a Franchi 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun bearing serial number AH50256, a Rossi Matched Pair rifle/shotgun bearing serial number SP having.22 caliber and.410 shotgun barrels, a Ruger 10/22.22 caliber semi-automatic rifle bearing Serial Number and a Savage model 110FXP caliber bolt action rifle bearing serial number G The stolen televisions were identified as 37 Olevia model 237-T12 flat screen TV bearing serial number VDRK , an unknown brand 42 flat screen TV and an unknown brand 18 flat screen TV. Deputies are seeking assistance from the public in attempting to locate these items and identify those responsible for their theft and ask anyone with information concerning this case to contact Deputy Derek Bowie at (607) , Ext. 363, or the Criminal Investigation Division at , Ext Winners Are Announced In Christmas Lighting Contest SIDNEY CENTER The Maywood Historical Group announces the winners of the Sidney Center Christmas Lighting Contest. 1 st prize - James Galletly, donated by Jess Howes Building Supplies, Inc. 2 nd prize - Jean Sanford, donated by Dave and Kathie Earl Farms. 3 rd prize - Gerry Reustow, donated by John and Darci Atkins. 4 th prize - Yvette Changsut, donated by Pomeroy Tax Service. 5 th - David Dewey, donated by Shawn Patrick. 6 th - Joe Gassoo, donated by Gwen and Tom Hunt. 7 th - Donald Alger, donated by Lori Taggart. 8 th - Jack Burnham, donated by David Dewey. 9 th - Jessie and Michelle Haag, donated by Maywood Historical Group. 10 th - Terry Rendo, donated by the Station. 11 th - Marie Green, Calendar 2011, donated by Maywood Historical Group. 12 th - Joan Roof, 2011 Calendar, donated by Maywood Historical Group. The Maywood Historical Group would like to thank all the sponsors for their donation to the lighting contest, they were greatly appreciated. Many Helped Make Afton s Christmas Parade a Success AFTON - The 2010 Afton Christmas Parade held on Dec. 4 marked a wonderful beginning to the holiday season for both participants and spectators. Delhi s culinary ice team displayed amazing skill and artistic talent in their sculptures. An event such as Afton s annual parade cannot succeed without the help of our generous community and the work of many volunteers. Their efforts were very much appreciated by all who attended the Christmas parade as well as those viewing ice sculptures. The parade committee would like to thank all who help sponsor this event, including: Afton Art League, Afton Community Chest, Afton Custom Meats, Afton Equipment, Afton Golf Club, Afton Hose Co. Auxiliary and Support Unit, Creative Kids are Winners In Holiday Coloring Contest BAINBRIDGE The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce Afton Seniors Club House, Chenango County Chamber of Commerce, Cobra Operating Industries, Coughlin & Gerhart Attorneys, Eastern Energy Solutions, Ellen & Erica Arkin, Fantasy Fruit Farm, Henry s Drive- In, Holdrege Sanitation Service, Horton Hardware, Interstate Battery, Jericho Farm Inn Bed & Breakfast, Kellystone Park, Madison Vinyl, Main Street Grill and Bakery, Mary Ann & Robert Hines, McDowell & Walker, Inc., MeadWestvaco, NBT Bank, The Stitch Witch, TJ s Signs, Village Variety, and Wagner Nineveh, Inc. We would also like to thank Gary Jennings, the Afton Fire and Police Departments, Z s Trees, Vincent s Restaurant, and a special thank you to Carol and Wendy at the Country Store for all of their support. announces the winners in the chamber s annual Christmas Coloring Contest. The winners are: ages 2-3, 1st., Caidyn Lambrecht; 2 nd. Myriah Taylor; and 3 rd., Amber Palladino; ages st., Easton Porter; 2 nd. Garret O Hara; and 3 rd., Amanda Johnson; ages 6-8, 1 st., Dareson Stevens; 2 nd., Natalie Burrows and 3 rd., Valerie Haddad; and ages 9-11, 1 st., Molly O Hara; 2 nd., Eva Gray; and 3 rd., Shawna Simpkin. Prizes awarded to the winners included $15, first place winners; $10, second place; $5, third place. The chamber thanks the Sidney Federal Credit Union in Bainbridge for hosting Santa, for providing refreshments and crafts for the children and for displaying the winning entries.

3 SOUP KITCHEN BAINBRIDGE The Soup Kitchen at the Bainbridge United Methodist Church will be open this Saturday, Jan. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu choices will be cream of broccoli or turkey vegetable soup; ranch chicken, sunshine rice and peas or macaroni and cheese and tossed salad; and choice of dessert and beverage. The sandwich choices were ham salads or corned beef salad. SIDNEY Soup, bread, and beverages are served at St. Paul s Episcopal Church, 25 River St., Sidney, every from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Two different soups will be available for you to choose from. All are welcome. WINTER SUPPERS SIDNEY Warm up on a cold winter day with a delicious spaghetti dinner. A spaghetti dinner will be held for the ABC Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Sidney Elks Lodge. Serving will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Proceeds will help defray costs for ABC s trip to New York City March 26 to perform at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall. Tickets for the supper are available from members of the ABC Performance team, at Dancers Paradise and at ABC Center for Performing Arts. ENJOY PANCAKES! SIDNEY A pancake supper will be served on Thursday, Jan. 6 from 4-7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Union St., Sidney. The all-you-can-eat pancakes are served with Baker s real maple syrup, sausage, eggs and baked apples. The supper is sponsored by Sidney Chapter 255 OES. SIDNEY On Saturday, Jan. 8 Boy Scouts from Troop 88 will be serving their all-youcan-eat pancake breakfast at the Sacred Hearth Catholic Parish Center, Liberty St., Sidney. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverage. Breakfast will be from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Scouts are now selling tickets or you may call for information. The Scouts invite all to come and enjoy a fine breakfast and to help support Troop 88 s scouting program. UNADILLA A Pancake Breakfast will be served on, Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at Panni Pizzeria and Restaurant, Main St., Unadilla. All-you-can-eat pancakes along with scrambled eggs, bacon, juice, milk, coffee and tea will be served. This event is being sponsored by the Unadilla Chamber of Commerce. The last pancake breakfast held by the Chamber in December for Santa Saturday was very successful and the Chamber appreciated the support of the community. The Chamber is planning on serving pancakes the first of each month during February, March, April and May. Village Board To Meet Jan. 18 UNADILLA The Village of Unadilla will be holding their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the firehouse on 77 Clifton St., Unadilla. TAKING THE OATH OF OFFICE at the Otsego Co. Courthouse in Cooperstown is Senator James Seward (l.). With him is his wife Cindy Seward and administering the oath is Otsego Co. Judge John Lambert. State Senator James Seward Is Sworn In ONEONTA - State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I Oneonta) took the oath of office Jan. 1 for another term at the Otsego County Courthouse in Cooperstown. Following the swearing-in ceremony, Seward addressed the standing room only crowd, vowing to attack the challenges facing New York head-on: Friends of the Libraries to Present March of the Penguins This Thursday Richard W. Wakeman, Inc. Commercial Construction Oil & Stone Driveways The landscape in Albany is changing. There will be new players, including a new governor, and a new senate majority which I am proud to be part of. I am also hopeful that there will be a renewed spirit of cooperation with an eye toward positive accomplishments that will benefit our entire state. One thing that will not SIDNEY This Thursday, Jan. 6, The Friends of the Libraries will present, in their series of monthly movies, March of the Penguins. This is a blockbuster Academy Award winner hit, made for enchanting family viewing. Since its release in 2005, it has captured rave revues the world over. The film will be shown at 6:30PM in The Smart Room of the Sidney Memorial Public Library, corner of Main and River Sts. Admission is free. Morgan Freeman, the awardwinning actor, narrates this story of survival and propagation of one of our most unusual species of birds in what is perhaps the most hostile climate on our planet. As summarized on the Web: Each winter, alone in the pitiless ice deserts of Antarctica, deep in the most inhospitable terrain on Earth, a truly remarkable journey takes place as it has done for millennia. Emperor penguins in their thousands abandon the deep blue security of their ocean home and clamber onto the frozen ice to begin their long journey into a region so bleak, so extreme, it supports no other wildlife at this time of year. In single file, the penguins march blinded by blizzards, buffeted by gale force winds. Guided by instinct, by the otherworldly radiance of the Southern Cross, they head unerringly for their traditional breeding ground where--after a ritual courtship of intricate dances and delicate maneuvering, accompanied by a cacophony of ecstatic song--they will pair off into monogamous couples and mate. The females remain long enough only to lay a single egg. Once this is accomplished, exhausted by weeks without nourishment, they begin their return journey across the ice-field to the fish-filled seas. The male emperors are left behind to guard and hatch the precious eggs, which they cradle at all times on top of their feet. After two long months during which the males eat nothing, the eggs begin to hatch. Once they have emerged into their ghostly white new world, the chicks cannot survive for long on their fathers limited food reserves. If their mothers are late returning from the ocean with food, the newly hatched young will die. Once the families are reunited, the roles reverse, the mothers remaining with their new young while their mates head, exhausted and starved, for the sea, and food. While the adults fish, the chicks face the ever-present threat of attack by prowling giant petrels. As the weather grows warmer and the ice floes finally begin to crack and melt, the adults will repeat their arduous journey countless times, marching many hundreds of miles over some of the most treacherous territory on Earth, until the chicks are ready to take their first faltering dive into the deep blue waters of the Antarctic. [Written by Sujit R. Varma] You won t want to miss this Richard W. Wakeman LLC Authorized Butler Building Dealer SIDNEY change is my resolve to fight for all of you who call the 51 st senatorial district home. There are challenges, no doubt, but I am excited about the prospects that lie ahead and look forward to a successful Senator Seward was first elected to the state senate in 1986; he will be serving his 13 th term. chance to see one of the great films of our time. Popcorn and bottled water are provided free of charge. The film and commentary will be introduced by Dr. Stephen Paranya, former principal of the Sidney and Masonville primary schools. Tri-Town News Thursday, January 6, Rick Bunting to Exhibit in Gallery Susquehanna String Band To Perform Friday, Jan. 7 BAINBRIDGE The Susquehanna String Band will be performing at the Bainbridge Town Hall Theatre Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. What a great tradition to have one of the areas most popular traditional music ensembles to open the 2011 winter season. This band is known throughout the country for the joy they bring to audiences every time they perform. The instrumental and vocal talents of John Kirk, Danny Dugan and Rick Bunting combine to create a unique approach to Best Wishes for a Terrific 2011!! To all who have expressed an interest in consignment, I will not be doing consignment at this time. Thank you! HOURS: Tues. thru Fri. 9-6; Thurs. til 8; Sat. 9-4; Closed Sun. & Mon. 83 Main St., Sidney If we had a candle for every year of business, we d have to have the fire department standing by. On January 2, NBDC celebrated its 120th birthday. Watch throughout the year for special birthday events and offerings, and find out what it s like to bank at a real community bank. Walton Hamden Andes Stamford Franklin Roxbury Hamden H the performance of traditional music. Come and join us with friends old and new to welcome the Susquehanna String Band back home again. Another highlight of the evening will be an exhibit of Rick Bunting s photography in the gallery. This special show will feature the beautiful wildlife that surrounds us, right here in this area. Be sure to step into the gallery, just off the lobby of the theater, to enjoy this exhibition of great photos. B-G High School Students To Exhibit at Sidney Library SIDNEY - You can view the artwork of the Bainbridge-Guilford Portfolio Class in the Smart Community Room at the Sidney Memorial Public Library, now through the end of the month. The students will host an art opening at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, for parents and friends. Taught by Alyssa Hardy, the portfolio class is a chance for 11th and 12th graders to prepare artwork for their portfolios as they apply to colleges. Students gain experience in advanced techniques, processes, and new materials in art. This exhibit features seniors Brian Conran and Colleen Davis, and juniors Connor Fuller and Stephanie Knowles and their work in a variety of media. The Sidney Library takes pride in encouraging the talent of our local youth. Stop in during library hours to enjoy the show.

4 4 Tri-Town News Thursday, January 6, 2011 The Tri-Town News P.O. Box 208, 5 Winkler Rd., Sidney, NY Telephone: (607) FAX: (607) The Tri-Town News (UPSPS ) is published Thursdays for $29.00 per year in the counties of Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego and $34.00 elsewhere by Paden Publishing, LLC, 5 Winkler Road, Sidney, NY, Periodical postage paid at Sidney, New York. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: THE TRI-TOWN NEWS P.O. Box 208, Sidney, NY (The Sidney Record established The Sidney Enterprise established The Bainbridge News and the Bainbridge Republican established Combined as the Sidney Record and Bainbridge News February 1959.) Continuing the Unadilla Times (established 1854) October 4, Continuing the Afton Enterprise and Harpursville Budget February Name changed to Tri-Town News, February 1, Kenneth S. Paden...Publisher Nancy Sue Burns...Editor Anna Ritchey...Advertising Manager NEWS FROM As the new year begins many may be thinking about making life changes. One major step you can take is to start your own business. Small businesses comprise 98 percent of all businesses in the state and employ more than half of New York s private sector workforce. New ventures can be seen popping up on our Main Streets every day. Certainly, there are many more potential entrepreneurs waiting in the wings, ready to take a dream and turn it into a reality. My senate office receives regular inquiries from individuals interested in starting a business but unsure where to begin. Fortunately, there are a number of agencies available to help. Whether you envision a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or something larger, there are various programs that can assist with financial information, technical expertise and other forms of assistance. One of the best places to start is Empire State Development (ESD), whose primary mission is the facilitation of business growth and job creation across New York State. The agency offers services and publications that help business owners think about where they are now, and where they want to be in the future. ESD works in partnership with the public and private sectors to create an environment that spurs innovation and economic development while enhancing New York State s competitive advantage as the world capital for many industries, ranging from finance and media to technology and agriculture. Recently, ESD teamed with other state agencies to launch a business oriented website dubbed New York First. The site, serves as a one-stop shop for all of the statewide economic development programs New York has to offer. New York First includes information on financial incentives, loan programs and other resources available to companies large and small within the state and those that may be thinking about relocating here. For new small businesses, there is a start-up guide that includes essential information on registration, taxes, permits, licenses and regulations. The website also has in-depth business planning tips, sample business plans and market research sources. A section devoted to health insurance and employee benefits is also included. N.Y. STATE SENATOR JAMES L. SEWARD Get Down To Business Along with the in-depth information available on-line, here is a basic start-up list for any prospective business owner to consider: Personal assessment. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses will help you focus on things you do best and where you need improvement; Write down your business plan. A business plan precisely defines your business, identifies your goals and serves as your business résumé. It also includes a current and projected balance sheet, an income statement and cash flow analysis; Secure necessary capital. This can be in any form, including bank loans, personal savings and family contributions; Legal considerations. Determine any legal issues you will need to resolve, including the contracts with vendors and financial institutions and the terms of a lease; Establish a business bank account. Make sure you have a bank account separate from any of your personal accounts and consider the strength of the bank you use; Assess your real estate needs. Pay particular attention to the cost of the space compared to similar businesses as well as the appropriate layout of your business; Identify your vendors. Identify the companies and organizations that will provide the supplies and services you need to run your business; Assess your personnel needs. Identify other positions you will need to fill. Establish job descriptions and qualifications to fill these positions; Start networking. Join trade associations and your local chamber of commerce to help promote your business and receive advice from fellow business owners. Starting your own business can be a daunting mission. However, with some thoughtful preparation and strategic support it can be a successful one as well. NYSDOT reminds travelers to use for snow and traffic condition reports AFTON CENTRAL SCHOOL MISS MARION MUNN S KINDERGARTEN CLASS ON DEC. 21, Bottom Row left to right: Naomi Delello, Kathryn Thompson, Harry Hubbard, William Niles, Clifford Cutting, Elaine Estis, Joyce Carter, Ethel Partridge, Juanita Holdredge, Juanita Priestly, Arlene Wilbur; Top Row: Grant Farrington, Fredrick Michael, Florence Shaw, Gerald More, Susan Lawler, David Tutty, Lucille Adams, Tony Carecciolo, Billy Lindsey, Lawrence Hendrickson, Bobby Lindsey. Photo contributed by William Niles. IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS SIDNEY 25 YEARS AGO January 8, 1986 Keith Clark president G. Thomas Hargrove announced that the company has added a new product line through acquisition of the National Brand of Diaries, Appointment Books and Calendars from the Dennison National Corporation. He also pointed out that the new 150,000 square foot distribution center in Sidney is near completion and will open later this winter. The Sidney facility will absorb all of the production which was formerly done in Puerto Rico, a facility the company recently closed. During 1985, the company added over 60 new employees and promoted 53 of its regular employees to new positions. Sidney Favorite Printing receives new Hamada Press which arrived December 31, the eve of the company s first anniversary under new ownership. Sidney Favorite Printing, owned by Paul Hamilton, Sr., and Ken Paden, purchased the Hamada to help keep pace with the growth of the company following the biggest year in Sidney Favorite Printing s 75 year history. The Warriors made it five in a row Friday night with an victory over visiting Bainbridge. SIDNEY 50 YEARS AGO January 5, 1961 James M. MacLachlan has purchased the Sidney Record and Bainbridge News from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. MacLachlan. The Sidney Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce, held its annual meeting January 3, to discuss plans in connection with the new development being opened at the southern limits of the village, and to elect directors and officers for the coming year. The plan of the development shows that 42 lots will be available for sale, probably by early March. William K. Davis is the newly elected president of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce. Secretary-Treasurer is Raymond Newton. BAINBRIDGE 25 YEARS AGO January 8, 1986 A Bainbridge Guilford High School senior, who spent a year as a foreign exchange student, has received a temporary court order that will allow him to continue playing basketball at the school. The order, from State Supreme Court Justice David F. Lee, Jr., of Norwich, dated December 27, not only keeps Stephen E. Lothridge, 18, on the Bobcat Varsity basketball team, but protects the school district from having any of its games forfeited as a result of NYS Police SIDNEY - On Dec. 28, Trooper Matthew Wissenbach, SP Sidney, arrested George T. Holbert, 19, of Guilford, for harassment 2 nd and criminal mischief. The arrest resulted after a domestic dispute in the Town of Sidney. During the argument, Mr. Holbert drove his snowmobile into the back of the complainant s vehicle causing damage to the rear bumper. Holbert was arraigned in the Town of Sidney Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. Sidney Police Dec. 3: 16 year old Sidney youth, for Burglary 3rd, Grand Larceny 3rd, Criminal Mischief 4th, Grand Larceny 4th (5 counts), Petit Larceny (3 counts), and Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Dec. 10: Cassandra Crisell, 27 of Sidney, for Harassment 2nd. Dec. 8: George Hill, 24 of Sidney for Criminal Mischief 4th degree and Disorderly Conduct. Dec. 9: Dominick Capobianco, 46, of Guilford, for Driving While Intoxicated and Driving with more than.08% b.a.c. Dec. 10: Brandon Burns, 19 of Sidney, for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Lothridge s participation. BAINBRIDGE 50 YEARS AGO January 5, 1961 Bainbridge s new post office will be dedicated on January 7, 1961, Postmaster Harold L. Payne announces. Our beautiful new postal facility is symbolic of the modern, businesslike forward approach now being applied to postal improvements through the entire nation, said the Postmaster. On January 5, there will be a meeting of the joint boards of education of the Guilford Central School and the Bainbridge Central School. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of the Bainbridge Central School. At this meeting, a decision will be made on the proposed merger and the various factors involved. UNADILLA 25 YEARS AGO January 8, 1986 Leslie Sowles was recently honored by the Town of Unadilla for 32 years of service. Les is retiring from public life, most recently as a town councilman, a position he has held since His career began in November 1952 when he won the election for Town Justice of the Peace, which at that time included a councilman position as well. He was town justice through 1957 when he was elected to a councilman position lasting through He was councilman again in 1968 until being appointed Highway Superintendent by Supervisor Orlo Couse in September of He served as highway superintendent through 1977, ran for councilman and was elected to that seat in He held that position from 1978 through Les is also a retired farmer who for many years has operated a small saw mill. After leasing the Mobil Station in Unadilla for a year, Bucky Furgason is now the full-fledged owner. Furgason s Mobil is located on the corner of Main and Depot streets, sells gas and has a complete repair shop. UNADILLA 55 YEARS AGO January 6, 1956 With the opening of the Unadilla School after the holiday recess, the newly completed cafeteria has been put into use, as well as several classrooms. The grades which have been housed in the Methodist Church and the Fire Station have been moved into the new building. Folks, your fire department is almost on the rocks financially just now and needs a little stimulant in the pocketbook to buy some needed equipment around the firehouse, to say nothing of getting ready for the County Firemen s Convention and Old Home Days next summer. POLICE BLOTTER Dec. 15: Joseph Petroski, 17 of Sidney, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Dec. 16: William Cahenzie, 22 of Masonville, for Petit Larceny. Dec. 17: 16 year old Sidney youth, for Petit Larceny. Dec. 18: William Riglione, 22 of Sidney, for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Dec. 22: Doreen Lanza, 50 of Walton, for Grand Larceny 3rd degree. Dec. 23: Tyler Dodge, 19 of Norwich, for Burglary 3rd degree, Grand Larceny 3rd degree, and Grand Larceny 4th degree. Dec. 23: Thomas Moore Jr, 32 of Sidney for Assault in the second degree. Delaware Co. Police DELHI On Jan. 3, Delaware County Deputies arrested 35 year old Stamford resident, Brian J. Stoutenburg for issuing bad checks. Stoutenburg was charged with three counts of issuing bad checks to Curtis Lumber Co. Inc., for a total sum exceeding $1,000. Stoutenburg was given an appearance ticket and released. He is scheduled to show before the Town of Delhi Court on Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. to answer the charges filed. A CHEERFUL PROSPECT BY AMY MARSLAND I promised you bedbugs this week, and bedbugs you shall have. Sincerely though, I hope you never have them. However, they re out there, in the Triple Cities as well as the Big Apple, I hear, so the first thing I suggest is get a plastic mattress cover. Bedbugs can t make their way to beds through plastic. But don t take it off or open it for a year, because in case you have trapped any, they can survive that long wherever they are holed up. And where do they hole up? In beds, of course, but also in any kind of upholstered furniture, down the crack between baseboard and wall from which they make forays to bite you, and, of course, on clothes. And just in case you come home from some commercial establishment which might, without knowledge or intent, harbor some recently shipped in, do not feel it necessary to strip on your doorstep. However, as soon as possible, put the clothes in a plastic bag and then either stuff it in the freezer, or stick the contents in a dryer on high for 20 minutes. Mind you, this may not kill them because they are pretty tough, but very high or very low temperatures do discourage them. So how do you know if you have bedbugs? You may not, because some people have no reaction to bedbug bites. Or you may notice bites when you get up in the morning: they may be reddened or swollen or they may itch. But this is also true of fleabites and spider bites. A track of three bites in a row is very suggestive of bedbugs. The best confirmation, however, is actually to see them. They are small insects about the size, shape and color of apple seeds, and they are nocturnal: during the day they hide in dark places and come out at night to sip your blood, usually from the upper part of the body. You may also see slight bloodstains on your sheets or bits of bedbug left behind. If you are bitten, you do not need to call a doctor. Unless you scratch a lot and infection sets in, the bite will not do you any harm. If the bite itches a lot, use any itch-relieving cream. So how do you get rid of them? This is tricky. There are patent preparations, but they may not always get them all. Mattress protection is good; then there is scrubbing and vacuuming, but you have to be very thorough. The bedbugs may hang out during the day anywhere not in the light: cracks in furniture, behind pictures, in wall crevices, and these areas you can attack with a strong vacuum cleaner and don t forget to empty it outside the house, since it will be full of bedbug eggs as well as bedbugs. Professional pest killing firms are the best resource, but they will cost you. DDT was very effective and almost wiped bedbugs off the face of the earth, but it was so environmentally toxic it was banned, and bedbugs have expanded their sphere again. Prevention is your best bet. Don t go anywhere bedbugs are likely to hang out, and if you have to, take precautions. In a hotel or motel, you should put your suitcase on a high stand or, better still, in the bathtub. If you think you may have them in your clothing, try the heat/cold solution. So, as we used to say casually and must now say seriously again, Sleep tight, and don t let the bedbugs bite!

5 Afton Elementary Students Receive Special Recognition AFTON The Afton Elementary School recognized students with special awards on Dec. 22. The following students were recipients of the Citizen Award: First grade: Brockton Mac- Naught; Second grade: Grace Bergskaug; Third grade: Reilly Lockwood; Fourth grade: Nicholas Barber; and Fifth grade: Kathryn Erckert. Great Bus Behavior: Aaron Clark, Devin Dungey, Gerald Elliott, Emily Maldonado, Jaden Moore, Jason Reeve, Ritajane Silfee, and Parker Snyder. The following classrooms received the Golden Trash Can Award for the cleanest classrooms: Mr. Kober s classroom, Mrs. Krom s classroom and Mrs. Ludwig s classroom. Great Character: Elijah Baciuska was recognized for being a very caring friend. He is the first person to cheer a classmate on with school work or good behavior. He also helps the class remember special events or tasks to do. Jared Brown was recognized for showing great kindness to another student on his bus by trying to assist him through a difficult time. CeCe Bushaw was recognized for being a very caring Kindergartener. CeCe is helpful to her friends and her teacher. She is always following the rules and is a wonderful example for her classmates. Mallory Carman was recognized for being a kind, considerate and respectful friend to all. I am thankful for Mallory. She comes to school each and every day ready to learn. She is always happy. Antonio Derrigo was recognized for demonstrating great character by showing a marked AFTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY 116 South Main Street Afton, NY We have been hearing a lot about devastating snow storms and the problems that they cause. A lake-effect storm snarled traffic and isolated cars and the passengers a short time ago. Several people were stranded for several days without food, water, and heat. Luckily, the storm did not reach our area. Last weekend, the eastern seaboard had a similar storm which disabled cities such as improvement in attitude. Isabella Fisher was recognized for demonstrating great character for giving her all to improve her math skills. Colby Graef was recognized because he is always offering a helping hand to help a friend in the classroom or picks up papers that have fallen. Gabriel Griffith was recognized for always being one of the first people to offer help or to give a beautiful piece of artwork to someone who is sad or hurt. Liviya Harrington was recognized for being a caring student. She treats other with kindness, generosity and a forgiving spirit. Tyler King was recognized for being very helpful to his classmates while they struggled with making a model neuron. Emily Maldonado was recognized for being a hard worker and a caring friend. Paul Mercilliott was recognized for being an incredible example of caring. Paul cares for himself, his classmates and his classroom. Caleb Schultes was recognized because he is always helping to console his friends in the class and encouraging them to do their best. Robert Shelton was recognized for being helpful in the classroom. On a daily basis, Robert will volunteer to help clean the floor without being asked. Damien Terrell was recognized for being responsible. He uses his spare time to read his favorite books, he gets his work completed on time and remembers the things he needs to be prepared for school every day. Kayla Youngs was recognized for always trying her best with her schoolwork and writes neatly so that her work can be read easily. Her neatness and attention to detail are appreciated. THE AFTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY REMEMBERS THE WAY WE WERE HISTORICAL MINUTES NO. 912 by Charles J. Decker, Afton Town & Village Historian January 2011 Deep snow banks after a storm, probably in Other business men watch as Henry Carr and Hershel Slusser shovel. Picture from the Town Historian. Washington. D.C., and New York City. It took days for transportation to resume anything like normal schedules. New York City received about 30 inches of snow, exceeding the 25.8 inches it received in 1947, causing 80 deaths. Holiday travelers were severely inconvenienced, but we again were spared. The ancient Hebrews believed that the earth was a more-or-less flat disk. The roots of its mountains anchored the land above the waters below and supported the dome of the sky that shielded the world from the waters above the dome. The waters represented chaos. Today, when these waters, or snow, go uncontrolled, we still have chaos, even though our view of the world is different. In the spring of 1927, a flood in the Mississippi River Valley caused over 300 deaths and destroyed $250 millions of property. During another flood there, about 1937, I remember listening in horror to the radio accounts as it was happening. The Susquehanna River has its floods. I remember vividly the one of July, I had my tonsils out and had to spend the night in the Bainbridge Hospital. When I heard a nurse say that if the siren blew, that would mean that the Colliersville Dam had broken and that we would be flooded, I was really scared and was very relieved when the siren did not blow. Winter floods can be very damaging. In the 1950 s, I rented the Frank Faulner farm up the road. A warm spell with heavy rains melted the snow cover, causing the river to rise over the roads and fields. At the peak of the flood, temperatures dropped, freezing a three-inch layer of ice over everything. Some of my newly built fences had the wire broken on every post from the weight. We all can remember the great flood of Buildings are still being reconstructed from damage received then. CITIZEN OF THE MONTH AWARDS are displayed by Nicholas Barber, Grace Bergskaug, Brockton MacNaught, Reilly Lockwood, and Kathryn Erckert. WELLS BRIDGE NEWS ALICE HARAGEONES, CORRESPONDENT TELEPHONE I m wishing everyone a Very Happy New Year. We all know its going to be a hardship for many with prices going up on gas, food and clothing. Our main concern is land and school tax and more things being taxed, but at least we can be happy with our families and good health. We keep many of our friends on our prayer lists, and we are happy to hear that some are doing better now. Joey Glover got a good report from her doctor. Martha McCune is doing well but does not travel yet. Roy Currie is doing better, Avis Terry is still in the Chestnut St. rehab, Ruth Searles gets out to church every with her helper. Doris Beckley is able to care for herself, as is Doris Pitcher. Catherine Fleming is doing well. All have help. There are others to keep on our prayer list: Ted Winchester, Edith Kelly and Louella Washburn. Happy Birthday to Rick Yager on Jan. 2; Edith Kelly, Jan. 12; Jacob Pitcher, Jan. 13; Daniel Hamilton and Gloria Callahan, Jan. 14. The Sand Hill United Methodist Church has services at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Lisa Jo Bezner. Patti Decker read the first lesson and Psalm 72. Special music was by Adrianno and Carmen Harageones. Unadilla Center has services at 10 a.m. with Pastor Tiffany. The Wells Bridge Baptist Services are 11 a.m. with Pastor David Steensma. Attend the church of your choice. Many persons spent New Years Eve at home watching the ball drop, even though the weather was in the upper 50 s; at least for a couple of days. As I write this the temperature outside is 17 and will remain in the upper twenties during the week. Liz Newell of Gilbertsville took Doris Pitcher to the Covered Bridge Gardens on New Years Eve. The Berggrens spent the day with Bob and Adrienne Hendricks. Doris Beckley and Ruth Searles dined at the home of Helen Secor on New Years Day. George Harageones visited with his mother on. Sidney UMW To Meet Jan. 13 SIDNEY The Sidney United Methodist Women will meet on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 1:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. After the meeting Sue Olmstead will conduct our Pledge Service, and Pastor Susan Heafield will perform the Officer Dedication. Refreshments will be served by Pam Curtin. We urge all members to attend this meeting as we make plans for the coming year. The Sidney United Methodist Women would like to again thank the many people who helped with our 2010 events. It is very much appreciated. New VetMobile Comes to Area Tri-Town News Thursday, January 6, Downloadable Books Coming To Local Libraries Jan. 18 VESTAL Local public libraries are expanding their collections in 2011 with the addition of downloadable audiobooks and electronic books. Available in the new Download Zone on the Four County Library System s website as of January 18, these new materials can be downloaded to a computer and many electronic readers, including the Nook, Kobo, Literati, Pandigital, Sony s e-reader and Apple s ipad, along with MP3 players, the iphone, Android and other portable devices. Amazon s Kindle is not compatible with electronic materials in the Download Zone. In addition to hundreds of book titles initially available through OverDrive, the service provider for the Download Zone, more than 30,000 other titles are available through Project Gutenberg, the first and largest single collection of free electronic books. More titles will be added as this SHA To Meet Wed., Jan. 19 SIDNEY The Sidney Historical Association will meet on, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. in room 218 at the Sidney Civic Center. We will be discussing projects and programs for this year. Anyone interested in our organization is welcome to attend. RICE & SONS, INC. 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Downloaded items have a twoweek loan period with automatic return, so there will never be a fine for an overdue audiobook or ebook. Items cannot be renewed. Currently 35 libraries in the Four County Library System have signed up to participate in the Download Zone. For the past 50 years the Four County Library System has provided consolidated services that help 42 public libraries serve communities in Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Counties. School Bus Vote In Harpursville Is Tues., Jan. 11 HARPURSVILLE An informational meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Harpursville Central School high school auditorium. The meeting will provide information on the proposition to authorize the purchase of one 66-passenger bus and one passenger van at a cost not to exceed $141,000. A special district meeting of qualified voters in the Harpursville Central School District will be held at the W.A. Olmsted Elementary School cafeteria on Tuesday, Jan. 11 to vote on the proposition. Voting will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. WE DO MEAT AND CHEESE PLATTERS

6 6 Tri-Town News Thursday, January 6, 2011 Rev. John Robert Burns MORRIS - The Very Rev. John Robert Burns, 71, the Roman Catholic priest of the Holy Cross R.C. Church Parish of Morris, passed away, Dec. 26, 2010, at his home in Morris. He was born in Albany in 1939, the son of Robert J. Burns Sr. and Anna (Wohlfahrt) Burns. He was a graduate of St. Joseph s Academy in Albany in He attended Mater Christi in Albany and then attended St. Paul s University in Ottawa, Canada, and was ordained as a Roman Catholic Priest at the Cathedral in Albany by Father William A. Scully. He served as assistant pastor at St. Ambrose Church in Latham where he was an instructor at Mercy High School in Albany. He served as assistant pastor at St. Joseph s Church in Rensselaer and St. Agnes Church in Cohoes. He then served as Chaplain at Memorial Hospital and School of Nursing and after that he was an assistant pastor at St. Mary s Church in Ballston Spa. He became pastor of Precious Blood of Jesus Church in South Kortright in 1981, and became pastor of his current church Holy Cross Church of Morris in He was Dean of the Deanery of Otsego County and Delaware County parishes and was Chaplain of the Joseph P. Molinari Council 4989 Knights of Columbus. Father Burns is survived by his brother, Robert J. Burns Jr. and his wife, Agatha of Canada Lake; a nephew, Robert A. Burns and his wife, Kristen of East Greenbush; and his three great-nieces, Madison, McCayla and Macey Burns. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Mary s Roman Catholic Church in Oneonta Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, with Bishop Howard Hubbard officiating. Committal services and burial was in Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna. Online condolences may be sent to the family at OBITUARIES Bainbridge Memorial Works, Inc. A family owned business since 1927 Granite Monuments Markers Cemetery Lettering & Cleaning Expert Guidance without Obligation BRAD AND JUDY VOLKERT 92 No. Main St., Bainbridge Our Guarantee Lasts a Lifetime Westcott Funeral Home, Inc. 123 Main Street, Unadilla, N.Y Serving Your Family with Dignity, Compassion, and Respect Locally Owned and Operated Since 1976 Our Motto Serving As We Would Be Served James S. Westcott James C. Magee Licensed Funeral Directors Thank You In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, P.O. Box 118, Morris, N.Y in his memory. Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris. Nelson F. Button SIDNEY - Nelson F. Button, 80, of Sidney, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at Gilmore Health Care Facility in Norwich. Nelson was born on May 26, 1930, son of the late Albert L. and Marie (Burns) Button in Syracuse. Nelson went to SUNY College of Forestry in Syracuse, graduating with his Masters Degree in Upon graduation, he joined the United States Air Force and served until his honorable discharge in August On June 12, 1954, Nelson married Elizabeth (Betsy) Knapp in Onondaga Hill. Nelson was employed by Borden Chemical Company in Bainbridge for 32 years, working first as a wood technology developer and later transitioning into sales, retiring in July of Nelson was an avid fan of Syracuse University sports, a past member of the Rotary Club of Sidney for many years, as well as a member of the Arbor Tree Foundation in Sidney. After retiring, Nelson became an enthusiastic golfer at Back of Sundown Golf Course in Guilford. He also enjoyed gardening. Nelson is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Betsy Button of Sidney; two daughters, Peggy Hillis and her companion, Dale Bryden of Delhi and Susan McCumiskey and her husband, John of Norwich; his only grandson, Michael Bryden. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at Lander s Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney. Memorial contributions in Nelson s name may be directed to The American Cancer Society at the Delaware The Family of Shirley Chapman would like to thank everyone for their caring thoughts and prayers after the sudden loss of our loving wife, mother and grandmother. Thank you to everyone who sent cards, food and donations. Special thank you s to Rick and Nancy Zacharias for all their help, to Sue Shields for the wonderful service and to the VFW Auxiliary for the great luncheon. Norman Chapman, Kathy & Dan Kleeschulte & Family, Ann & Michael D Agati & Son, Marilyn Smith, Ron Walley & Family Valley Humane Society, 101 East Main Street Sidney, N.Y or to the charity of ones choice. Condolences may be sent to the family online at Arrangements under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney. Florence R. Constable SIDNEY CENTER - Florence R. Constable, 95, of Sidney Center, entered into rest, Jan. 2, 2011, at Delaware Valley Hospital, Walton. She was born Oct. 19, 1915, in the town of Meredith, the daughter of the late Arthur and Maude (Kittle) Pinney. Florence was married to Fred Constable in 1934, in Treadwell. Mr. Constable predeceased her in January of She was a retired employee of the former Scintilla Corp. of Sidney. Florence enjoyed her family, crafts, cooking and baking. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Clapper of Hawthorne, Nev., and Lois Rausch of Walton; her son and his wife, James and Ilse Constable of Torrington, Conn.; her brother, Arthur Pinney of Otego; 22 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Florence was also predeceased by her son, Duane Constable; her daughter, Lora Jean Brady; two sisters; and five brothers. A graveside service will be held in Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin, in the spring. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home Inc., Unadilla. Joaquin Alvin Gonzales SIDNEY - Joaquin Alvin Gonzales, 58, of Sidney, passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at his home. Born May 6, 1952, in San Diego, Calif., he was the son of Alexander and Angela (Anaya) Gonzales. He married Barbara Harlow on Jan. 18, 1986, in Oneonta. He worked as a cook at Applebee s Restaurant. He liked fishing, gardening, cooking and music. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Harlow) Gonzales; his children, Letha and Anthony Nigro of West Oneonta, Alexis Gonzales and her husband, Anthony Wright of Sidney, Jasmine Gonzales and her husband, Bart Pease of Sidney and Joaquin Gonzales Jr. of West Oneonta; his two granddaughters, Brooklyn Wright and Angelina Gonzales; his mother, Angela Gonzales of California; as well as several sisters and brothers. He was predeceased by his father, Alexander; and his brother, Paul Gonzales in December Family will receive friends at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. To light a candle or send an online condolence visit www. bookhoutfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta. IN MEMORIAM Judith Eileen Roberts 10/10/47-1/2/10 Some people make a difference just by being who they are, their inner light shines bright and touches lives both near and far, and even when they re gone, they still forever play a part in the smiles, the priceless moments, that are treasured in the heart. In memory and celebration of someone who made this world a brighter and better place. 1-6(1w)c Rosanna F. Griffin ONEONTA - Rosanna F. Griffin, 99, of Oneonta, and formerly of Unadilla, entered into rest,, Jan. 2, 2011 at the Oneonta Nursing & Rehab. Center. She was born, October 4, 1911 in Maplesville, Ky., the daughter of the late, Charles and Anna (Luenberger) Foree. Rosanna was married to Kenneth T. Griffin, on Oct. 19, 1931 in Unadilla. Mr. Griffin predeceased her on June 9, She was a graduate of the Unadilla High School. Class of 1930 and retired in 1973 as a secretary of the Unadilla Silo Company, following 40 years of employment. Rosanna was a member of St. Matthew s Episcopal Church, Unadilla and also attended the East Guilford Presbyterian Church. She was past matron of the Unadilla Eastern Star and enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and fishing at her camp on Buckhorn Lake. Rosanna is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers; Walter, Charles, Edward, Alfred, and Ernest. A graveside service will be held in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla, in the spring of There will be no calling hours. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of the Oneonta Nursing and Rehab. Center for their care and support during her residency. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the East Guilford Presbyterian Church or the charity of one s choice. Arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home Inc., Unadilla. Robert F. Hickey UNADILLA - Robert F. Hickey, 82, of Unadilla, entered into rest Thursday evening, Dec. 30, 2010, at the New York State Veterans Home, Oxford. He was born on Dec. 29, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of the late John and Vera (Harmon) Hickey. Bob was a veteran of the United States Navy, following 20 years of service he received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and three Bronze Stars. He also served on the President Harry S. Truman yacht as communications officer. Upon his retirement from the United States Navy, he enjoyed his time in the state of Florida and finally settled in the Sidney-Unadilla area. Bob was also a retired employee of Amphenol Corporation and MeadWestvaco, both of Sidney. On July 13, 1985, he married Shirley Covine in Sidney. Mrs. Hickey predeceased him on Jan. 2, Bob s family was the center of his life, he loved spending time with his family, neighbors, and friends and enjoyed music, dancing, and grooming his property. Bob is survived by his stepsons, Stephen and Melanie Ross of Lake Worth, Fla., David J. Ross of Oneonta; his stepdaughter, Pamela Gascon of Sidney; his step-grandchildren, Justin M. and Michele Ross, Tiffany A. Ross, Tara and Corey Judd, Nicole and Brandon Reed, and Allen Gascon; also his step-great-grandchildren, Giada Judd and Braedyn Reed. A service to celebrate the life of Robert will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at the Westcott Funeral Home, 123 Main St., Unadilla, with the Rev. James Shevlin, Rector of St. Paul s Episcopal Church of Sidney, officiating. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home Inc., Unadilla. Wayne R. Hons NINEVEH - Wayne R. Hons, 66, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Janice Hons. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy Hons- Washburn and Robert Washburn, Nineveh; a son, Jason Hons and Paul Kellems, Ithaca; two grandchildren, Jessica and Cameron; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Vallory Smith, Ouaquaga; and an aunt, Evelyn Hartman, Montrose. He was an employee of Elliott Mfg. and Raymond Corp., an Air Force Veteran of Vietnam, retired US Army Reserves, and a member of the Harpursville American Legion Post Funeral services will be held at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home, Maple St., Harpursville on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. Rev. Theresa Melnyk will officiate. Burial will be in Knox Cemetery, Ouaquaga in the spring. The family will receive friends at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: DAV, POB Cincinnati, OH (www.dav.org). On-line condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made at Maylan E. Keenan BAINBRIDGE - Maylan E. Keenan, 84, of Bainbridge, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at Wilson Regional Medical Center in Johnson City. Maylan was born on June 19, 1926, son of the late Gordon and Ida (Arthur) Keenan in Susquehanna, Pa. Maylan served honorably in the United States Navy from 1944 until A 3rd Class Petty Officer, he served in the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Australia on a destroyer, the USS Hughes DD-410. His ship was hit by kamikaze planes on Dec. 10, 1944, killing 22 of his shipmates and wounding many others. Maylan was a systems analyst writer for IBM in Endicott for 31 years, retiring in He was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club. On Nov.24, 1955, Maylan married Audrey Faigle in Bainbridge. An avid sportsman, Maylan rooted for the Yankees and Syracuse teams, and was a dedicated follower of his grandsons high school sports. He was a member of the Charles L. Jacobi American Legion Post #183 in Sidney for many years. He also attended the First Baptist Church of Port Crane. Maylan is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Audrey Keenan of Bainbridge; son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Sharon Keenan of Naperville, Ill.; daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Jeffrey Webb of Bainbridge; four grandsons, Scott Webb and his wife, Kate, Cole Webb and Michael and Matthew Keenan; two brothers, Dutch and Anne Keenan of Hubbard, Ohio and Byron and Shirley Keenan of Hiddenite, N.C.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Maylan was predeceased by his brother, John Keenan. Friends were invited to call on, Jan. 2, 2011 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 3 at the funeral chapel with Pastor Daniel Baker of the First Baptist Church of Port Crane, officiating. Burial, with military honors, will take place in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge. Memorial contributions in Maylan s name may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Port Crane, PO Box 33, Port Crane, N.Y or to the American Cancer Society at org. Condolences may be sent to the family online at Arrangements under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main Street, Sidney. Doris H. Kinney TROUT CREEK - Doris H. Kinney, 94, a lifetime resident of Trout Creek passed away on Thursday morning, December 30, 2010 at Delaware Valley Hospital, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Kinney was born on February 21, 1916 in Trout Creek, the daughter of the late Frank and Vera (Boice) Howes. She went to school in a one room schoolhouse on Bullock Hill. Following college at Oneonta Normal for her teaching certificate and Syracuse University for her masters, she returned to her roots and started her teaching career at that same one room schoolhouse. Later, she taught in several other one room schoolhouses in the Trout Creek area. Finally she taught kindergarten at Hancock Central for 17 years, for a total career of 33 years. She was a member of Trout Creek Community Church where she played the piano for many years. She also was a cat lover. Mrs. Kinney will be remembered as always showing people kindness and respect. She enjoyed traveling where she went to Glacier National Park and to Alaska. Mrs. Kinney is survived by one son, Christopher (Brenda) Kinney of Trout Creek; her grandchildren, John and Morgan; her greatgrandson, Camden; and her special friend, Mary Anne Sturm. Doris was predeceased by two brothers, Everett and Hiram Howes. Friends and relatives were invited to call on January 2, at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton. Funeral Services were held on Monday morning, January 3 at the Trout Creek Community Church, with the Rev. David Gatje and the Rev. Judy Travis, officiating. Burial followed in the Walton Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Kinney s name may be made to Trout Creek Volunteer EMS, PO Box 72, Trout Creek, N.Y or the Trout Creek Community Church, 8558 County Rt 27, Trout Creek. Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our web site at Theodore Ted K. Knapp ELIZABETHTOWN, PA. - Theodore Ted K. Knapp, 75 years-young, of Elizabeth, Pa., originally of Greene and Otego, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 13, He was born Oct. 24, 1935, in Schenevus, the only son of the late Wanetta (Liddle) Knapp Veen and New York State Trooper Kenneth B. Knapp. He was the husband of the late Gladys (Wyckoff) Knapp. They were married for 26 years. Ted attended Greene Central School until the eighth grade and was a graduate of Otego High School. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to He was employed at various locations throughout his life including Victory Markets, Oneonta, D&H Railroad, Raymond Corp., United Disposal of Harrisburg Pa., ending with American Legion Post 329, Conewago Inc., Elizabethtown, Pa. In his earlier years, he was a pinsetter at local bowling alleys. He is survived by one daughter, Debra Yaro and her companion, John Eltz of Morris; one son, Kenneth Knapp and his wife, Virginia of Ilion; three sisters, Joan and Al Camp of Otego, Evelyn Stewart, South Glen Falls and Alberta Rathbun of Fort Wayne, Ind. He is also survived by stepbrothers and sisters; step-children; and a brother-in-law, Bob Mellot of Elizabethtown, Pa. Ted had four grandchildren, Marybeth Jones of Oneonta, Kaylea Snell and Ryan Knapp of Ilion and (Continued on Page 7)

7 OBITUARIES (Continued from page 6) Logan Eltz of Maple Grove; four great-grandchildren, Austin Jones and Dylan Epps of Oneonta and Mackenzie and Matthew Snell Jr., of Ilion. He is also survived by his first wife, Janice (Decker) Haskell of Oneonta; and many nieces and nephews. Per Ted s wishes, there will be no services. A memorial service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604, who made his last days comfortable. Marjorie Faye (Silvey) Lee BAINBRIDGE - Marjorie Faye (Silvey) Lee, age 80, went to be with the Lord on December 31, She moved from her cherished hometown of Bainbridge to Rome, N.Y. in She passed on New Year s Eve a resident of Rome Memorial Hospital Residential Center as a result of long-term medical conditions. Marjorie was a devoted Christian and lived each day in the light of God s love. Born August 11, 1930 in Guilford to Charles and Edna (Smith) Silvey, Marjorie attended and graduated from Bainbridge High School in After high school, she attended Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Institute in Binghamton. She worked as an administrative assistant for Security Mutual Insurance Company before taking a position at Borden Chemical in Bainbridge. Marjorie was married to Burdette H. Lee from 1952 until During this period, she brought six children into the world. She devoted her life to her family. She was blessed to continue her career doing work that she loved as a typesetter with Keith Clark in Sidney until her retirement in Marjorie will be especially remembered for her devotion to her children, grandchildren and those in need of a helping hand. She touched many lives during her 80 years on earth. Marjorie cherished her time with her children and grandchildren, traveling far and near to enjoy many special times with all. She was blessed to enjoy her 80th and final birthday celebration this past August that brought together cherished family and friends. Marjorie loved animals and shared her home with her beloved pets Duke and Tigger and welcomed caring for her family s pets from time to time as well as her many backyard creatures. She will be remembered for her quick sense of humor, her love of music and her many photo albums as well. Survivors include her daughters, Linda Bickos (Jakkie) Unadilla and Susan Kern (Richard) Eleva, Wis.; her sons, David Lee (Joyce) Great Falls Mont., Kevin Lee (Susan) Rome, N.Y. and Scott Lee (Mary Lou), Williamsville; grandchildren, Brian Bickos, Jessica (Patrick) Bickos Page, Stephen Bickos, Dannielle (Steve) Lee Mistifier, Justin (Michele) Lee, Michele Lee, Christopher Lee, Michael Lee, Matthew Lee, Ryan Lee, Nicole Lee, Aaron Lee, Nolan Kern, Jack Kern and Gracianna Kern; great-grandchildren, Brandon Bell, Morgan and Tegan Lee, Chance, Wiltem, and Audry Mistifier; daughter-in-law, Cathy Lee. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Edna (Smith) Silvey; her brother, Donald Silvey; and her son, Keith C. Lee. A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 7, 2011 with interment at the Silvey Family plot at Butternut Valley Cemetery at Copes Corners, Gilbertsville, NY. A church service will precede burial at a location to be determined. Special thanks and blessings to the caring staff at Rome Memorial Residential Center, Rev. Randy Stilson, Johnston Funeral Home of Morris, Arthur Jones of Afton and the many friends that have given of themselves with prayers during this difficult time. Send an online condolence at Avis E. (Betty) McKown MORRIS - Avis E. (Betty) McKown, formerly a 56-year resident of Morris, passed away, Dec. 29, 2010, at the New York State Firemen s Home in Hudson. Betty was born June 23, 1923, in Oneonta, the daughter of John and Pauline (Kahn) Drake. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Robert C. McKown, to whom she was married to on Jan. 19, She was also predeceased by her son-inlaw, Warren Gladstone; and brothers-in-law, Olin Burdick, Donald Odell, Roland Stark, Douglas, Herbert and Roger McKown; as well as a sister-in-law, Marjorie McKown. She worked for the Morris Central School District for several years prior to her retirement, and was a member of the Morris Fire Department Auxiliary and the American Legion Post No Auxiliary. Betty is survived by her three daughters, Katherine Lear (Clayton) of Walled Lake, Mich., Susan Gladstone, wife of the late Warren Gladstone, of Kinderhook and Patricia Dybas (Joseph R.) of Valatie; two brothers, John Drake of Sidney and Robin Drake (Helen) of Dexter, N.M.; two sisters, Janet Stark of Youngstown, Ariz., and Ellen Burdick of Bloomville. Also surviving Betty are her six grandchildren, Brenda Firestine (Dwayne), David Lear (Karen), Seth Gladstone (fiancé, Amy Stein), Jillian Gladstone, Joseph M. Dybas (Tanara) and Robert Dybas; and three great-grandchildren, Justin and Sean Firestine and Sarah Deaver; in addition sisters-in-law, Emilie McKown of Greene and June McKown of Rustburg, Va.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Betty will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Union Church Cemetery in East Sidney. Memorial contributions may be made to the Morris Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 452, Morris, N.Y or the New York State Firemen s Home, 125 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, N.Y Online condolences may be sent to the family at Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris. Rosalyn A. McNeilly SIDNEY - Rosalyn A. Mc- Neilly, 86, of Sidney, passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at her daughter s residence in Delhi. She was born on May 25, 1924, in Watertown, the daughter of Herbert and Florence (Cough) Hedman. She married Robert McNeilly. Rose was the first lady captain of Delaware County, leading the Franklin Emergency Squad. She drove bus for Franklin Central School for over 30 years. Rose is survived by five sons and two daughters, David, Daniel, Paul, Roger and Richard Mc- Neilly, Phyliss (Ralph) Sitts, and Kelly (Paul) Nichols; 29 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Bliss and Chris Klough; and one brother, Paul (Bernie) Levene. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; and two sons, Orman and Robert. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Jan. 5, at the Kingdom Hall, Route 10, Hamden, with Dominic Bethel officiating. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catskill Area Hospice and the Franklin Emergency Squad. Arrangements are by the MacArthur Funeral Home of Delhi. Wilfred G. Bill Segarra WALTON - Wilfred G. Bill Segarra, 94, of Walton passed away on Saturday morning, Jan. 1, 2011 at Delaware Valley Hospital, following a long illness. Bill was born on Nov. 17, 1916 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, the son of the late Tomas and Carmen (Gonzalez) Segarra. He proudly served his country in the US Marines during WWII. Following his discharge he moved to the Walton area in the early 1950s where he opened and operated a local barber shop, retiring after 78 years. He married the former Frances Jones in July of 1963, for a blessed union of 47 years. He was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed dancing and singing. Wilfred was a member of the Walton Fire Department and the American Legion. Bill had a love for and supported Walton Booster Club and high school football and enjoyed watching the New York Mets and the New York Jets. Bill is survived by his beloved family, his wife, Frances; his children, Linda (Gary) Olmstead of Sidney, Catalina (David) Tweedie of Parish, Michael (Frances) Segarra of Kingston, Pa., Christine Finn of Walton, Laurie (Robert) Goss of Portland, Ore., Jenni (Glenn) Schillinger of Walton, Diane (Vincent) Pritchard of Walton, Carmen (Russell) Winfield of Walton and Wilfred (Annette) Segarra of Latham; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Gilbert Segarra of Beverly Hills, Calif.; a sister, Narita Moss of Beverly Hills, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Sulger of Walton and Linda Tines of Delhi; brother in law, Richard Jones of Walton; special friend, Nancy Greene; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Gualbarto Ruano and a sister, Iraida Lopez. Friends and relatives were invited to call on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 4, at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday afternoon at Saint John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Benton Avenue, Walton with Rev. Edward Golding, celebrating. Burial was in Walton Cemetery on, Jan. 5 with full military honors. Memorial contributions in Bill s memory may be made to Walton Volunteer Fire Dept. & EMS, West Street, Walton, N.Y or to the Walton Booster Club, c/o Mel Wooden (treasurer), 24 Fancher Ave., Walton, N.Y Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our web site at John R. Steffen BAINBRIDGE - John R. Steffen, 87, of Bainbridge, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2010, in Sidney with his family at his side. He was born August 11, 1923, son of the late Roland and Florence (Robinson) Steffen in Franklin. John graduated from Franklin Central School and in 1943 he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force. John served in the 8th Air Force Service Command entirely in Bedford, England during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946 at the rank of Staff Sergeant. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the European, African, and Middle East Campaign Medals, Victory Medal, WWII and Honorable Service lapel pins. John married Ruth Stalker on August 4, 1943 in Edgefield, S.C. He was employed as a machinist for the Amphenol Corp. in Sidney when he retired in John was also a self-employed plumber. He was a member of St. Peter s Episcopal Church in Bainbridge, and for 35 years the Rolling Antique Car Club, the Algonquin Car Club and the Bainbridge American Legion. John was a dedicated member of the Bainbridge Fire Department for 59 years serving as a firefighter and past commissioner. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth Steffen, Bainbridge; daughters, Ann Christian and her husband Gary, Fort Atkinson, Wis., Linda Quick and her husband Kevin, Unadilla; son, Jack Steffen and his wife Pam, Sidney; sister, Mary J. Parsons, Sidney Center; sister-in-law, Shirley Wright, Tampa, Fla.; brotherin-law, Clifford Jones, Greene; grandchildren, Tammy Wild, Jessica Dufford, Matthew Quick, Dustin, Corey and Kayla Steffen, Joshua and Brianna McClenon; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also predeceased by his brother, Louis Steffen. Funeral services were held at Monday, January 3, at St. Peter s Episcopal Church in Bainbridge. The Rev. Marilyn Sanders officiated. Burial with military honors will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Bainbridge at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in John s name to St. Peter s Episcopal Church 1 South Main St. Bainbridge, N.Y , Bainbridge Fire Department, West Main St., Bainbridge, and Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, N.Y Condolences may be sent to the family online at Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Marilyn J. Steele SIDNEY - Marilyn J. Steele, 79, of Sidney, passed away on, Jan. 2, 2011, at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta. Marilyn was born on March 28, 1931, daughter of the late Hampton and Clara (Sonner) MacMahon in Jefferson City, Mo. In February 1952, she married Charles W. Steele in McGraw. He predeceased her on March 10, Marilyn started her career as a candy striper and went on to work as a certified nursing assistant for 20 years, retiring from The Hospital in Sidney in She was also a private duty nurse. Marilyn loved being a nurse s aide and found great joy in helping people. A kind lady, Marilyn made friends Tri-Town News Thursday, January 6, wherever she went. She loved her friends, and her family was the most important thing in her life, she put them ahead of everything else. She was greatly loved and will be truly missed. Marilyn is survived by three children, Wesley Steele, Chuck Steele and Nancy Steele, all of Sidney; grandchildren, Sarah Steele, and Christopher, Jennifer and Shawn Steele; sister, Clarice Marshall of St. Charles, Mo; four great-grandchildren: Michael and Elizabeth Ruling of Sidney and Jaydon and Noah Steele of Tennessee. In addition to her husband; Marilyn was predeceased by her son, Martin in 2004; her daughter, Karen in 1958; and a sister, Martha. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be directed to A.O. Fox Nursing Home, 1 Norton Ave., Oneonta, N.Y Condolences may be sent to the family online at Arrangements by C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Arrangements by C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main Street Sidney. Lance R. Warner SIDNEY - Lance R. Warner, 49, of Sidney passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, Jan. 4, Lance was born on Oct. 4, 1961 in Walton, the son of Lynn and Phyllis (Forman) Warner. He was a graduate of Walton Central School, class of He was employed for many years as a Union carpenter and enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching sports. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He is survived by two children, a daughter, Chellie Warner, and a son, Cody Warner, both of Walton; his mother, Phyllis Warner of Walton; a brother, Lynn Warner of Bainbridge, a sister, Lauri Walley of Walton; nieces and nephews, Sara and Wayne Walley and Trevor and Tyler Warner; the mother of his children Debra Mills; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Lynn. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at the Plymouth Community Church, 6033 Co. Highway 21, Walton, with the Rev. Tom Davis officiating. Family and friends are invited to a luncheon following the service. Memorial contributions in Lance s memory may be made to the Plymouth Community Church. Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting Hearing Testing Hearing Aid Sales & Repair OPEN: Tues. Wed. Thurs. 9-5 Evenings by Appt OPEN TUES. THRU SAT. Buying Gold Every Day for 30 Years WAYNE TERRY, M.A. CCC-A AUDIOLOGIST OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE 194 Main St., Unadilla, NY TOLL FREE THE SILVERSMITH AND GOLDSMITH RT. 7, OTEGO, N.Y Corda Wheeler SOUTH NEW BERLIN Corda Wheeler, 88, a life long resident of South New Berlin, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 1, 2011 at her home in South New Berlin. Corda was born in Norwich, the daughter of Samuel and Bertha (Dibble) Phetteplace in November of She grew up on the family farm in Whitestore and was a graduate of the South New Berlin school. On Dec. 4, 1941 in South New Berlin, she married Ralph Wheeler, who passed away June 17, Corda s life was devoted first to her family and second to her community. She worked for a period of time for the Scintilla in Sidney but her main employment was with the South New Berlin School where she worked for many years as the manager of their cafeteria. For many years Corda has attended the First Baptist Church of South New Berlin and was very active in many of the church functions such as senior dinners and crafters. She was also an excellent quilter having belonged to the quilting club at the library and had made numerous quilts for family and friends. Corda is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Brenda Wheeler of Norwich; her daughter-in-law, Barbara Wheeler of Watertown; her grandchildren, Ira Wheeler and companion Cara Tompkins of New Berlin, Todd Wheeler of Greene, Erin Steffeck and her husband Matthew of Woodville, Wis.; and her six great-grandchildren, Lacy Wheeler, Gaven Wheeler, Roman Steffeck, Austin, Brendan and Sean Wheeler. Also surviving are nieces, nephews and her longtime, very best friend, Doris Graves. Besides her husband Ralph, Corda was predeceased this year by her son Michael Wheeler and her sister Pauline Jackson. Funeral services for Corda will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Barry Davis, pastor of the First Baptist Church of South New Berlin will officiate. Interment will be at a later date in the Riverside cemetery of South New Berlin. Friends may call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Please consider memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church, South New Berlin, N.Y or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, N.Y There are no charges for obituaries placed in The Tri- Town News. We do reserve the right to edit them to fit our standards and request that only obituaries for people with local connections be submitted. WM. BOERNER BUYING/SELLING ESTATE JEWELRY & ANTIQUES APPRAISALS REPAIRS CUSTOM WORK ENGRAVING

8 8 Tri-Town News Thursday, January 6, 2011 SIDNEY SACRED HEART Liberty Street, Sidney Saturday Mass: 5:30 p.m. Mass: 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Mon. - Fri.: Daily Mass at 9 a.m. Confessions Saturday: 4:30-5 p.m. or by appointment, call from 9 a.m.- noon FAITH COMMUNITY 32 West Main & Adams Sts., Sidney Jim Ingalls, Pastor a.m. - Noon. - Bible Study; 6 p.m. - Worship Service. 6 p.m. - Bible Study. OF CHRIST 26 Cartwright Ave., Sidney Larry Bailey, Preacher Radio Program: Bible Truth - WCHN, 7:45-8 a.m., 970 AM; WCDO, 8:15-8:30 a.m., 1490 AM, 101 FM; 10 a.m. - Bible Class; 11 a.m. - Worship Assembly a.m. - Bible Study; 7-8 p.m. - Bible Study/Worship. ST. PAUL S EPISCOPAL 25 River St., Sidney The Rev d Jim Shevlin, FHC Rector The purpose of St. Paul s Church is to become a loving family, united with Jesus Christ, in order that we might spread God s love to all his people and bring them to Jesus. s 10 a.m. - Adult & Children School; 10:45 a.m. - Holy Communion, and Anointing for Healing in Jesus Name - followed by coffee and fellowship. Tuesdays 11 a.m. - Bible Study (bring bag lunch) FIRST BAPTIST 28 River St., Sidney Kenneth Southworth, Pastor Church Office: Parsonage: To see unbelieving people become committed followers of Jesus Christ. Thursday, Jan. 6 6:30 p.m. - Gathered Prayer; 7 p.m. - Question and Answers for proposed Elder Candidate Saturday, Jan. 8 8 a.m. - Adult Breakfast followed by taking down Christmas decorations, Jan. 9 9:30 a.m. - Fellowship Bible Classes; 10:30 a.m. - Gathered Worship; Flock Groups as designated; 5:30 p.m. - Youth Group; 6 p.m. - Informal Evening Service Monday, Jan p.m. - First Place meeting, Jan a.m.- Men s Breakfast/Bible Study; 6 p.m. - TeamKids Club; 6:30 p.m. - Gathered Prayer FIRST CONGREGATIONAL 1 Bridge St. (across from Sidney Memorial Public Library) Pat Robinson, Pastor Church Office: Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The purpose of the First Congregational Church is to gather in Christian love and faith by reaching out to others through worship, learning, and support and by responding as a community of concerned individuals seeking to reflect Christ s presence in our daily lives., Jan. 9 9:30 a.m. - Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. - Worship; 11:30 a.m. - Coffee hour Tuesday, Jan p.m. - Trustees, Jan p.m. - Choir; 7:15 p.m. - Boy Scout Troop 99 ASSEMBLY OF GOD Plankenhorn Rd., Sidney (1st Road on left after Del. Co. Humane Society) Rev. Bernard Knutsen, Pastor Proclaiming God s Word, Demonstrating His Love, Manifesting His Power. 9:30 a.m. - School, all ages; 10:45 a.m. - Morning Worship Monday 1 p.m. - Intercessory Prayer Meeting Tuesday 6:45 p.m. - Adult Bible Study; Rainbows ages 3-5; Stars - girls only grades 3-5 The Tri-Town area is cordially invited to attend all of our services, where you will be encouraged to meet with God in an atmosphere of prayer, praise, and worship. We are located off East Main St., your first left past the Delaware Valley Humane Society, about one mile from the Red Barrel. ES CIRCLE DRIVE ALLIANCE 6 Circle Drive, Sidney Rev. Robert Goldenberg, Sr. Pastor Kelvin McKnight, Asst. Pastor Church Office: At Circle Drive Alliance Church we know that not everyone can make it to church on morning, so we offer worship services on both Saturday and. Both services have uplifting music and sermons that are relevant and answer real questions for real people. For more information check out our website at cdaonline.org or call the church office at for more information about any of our services or LIFE Groups. Saturday 6:30 p.m. - Saturday Night Alive! Contemporary Worship Service w/nursery & children s ministries. 10 a.m.- Contemporary Worship Services with nursery and children s ministries. 7 p.m. - Prayer Meeting and Youth Bible Study. SIDNEY UNITED METHODIST 12 Liberty St., Sidney Rev. Dr. Susan Heafield Sidney UMC - Where Kindness is Common The Mission of the Sidney United Methodist Church is to Go into our Community with Love, and invite all persons into Relationship with God and us Through Christ-centered Education and Worship. Check out our website at: www. sidneyumc.org, Jan. 9 9 a.m. - School, Holy Grounds Café; 9:45 -Chancel Choir; 10:15 a.m. - Worship followed by Yough Choir and Fellowship, Jan p.m. - Bell choir; 7 p.m. - Chancel Choir ST. LUKE S LUTHERAN W. Main St., Sidney Transitional Pastor Tom Olson St. Luke s Evangelical Lutheran Church proclaims the Good News of God s Grace. We desire that all people achieve a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Inspired by the love of Jesus Christ, we offer healing and hope. Because Jesus loves us, we offer our time, talents and treasures to the world. Friday, Jan. 7 11:30 a.m. - Rotary Saturday, Jan. 8 9 a.m. - Weight Watchers, Jan. 9 9 a.m. - Christian Education; 10 a.m. - Traditional Service; 11 a.m. - Fellowship & coffee Every 11 a.m. - Study Group; 7 p.m. - Choir rehearsal SIDNEY BIBLE BAPTIST 27 Division St., Sidney Pastor Frank Donnelly s 10 a.m. - School; 11 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Evening Service s 6:30 p.m. - Prayer Meeting GUILFORD CENTER PRESBYTERIAN, Jan. 9 10:30 a.m. - Worship & Communion with Rev. Robert Heinle UNITED PRESBYTERIAN OF EAST GUILFORD Rev. Patty Wolff, Pastor or Corner of State Rt. 8 and Co. 35, East Guilford, 2.5 miles from Sidney website: Thursday, Jan a.m. - Women s meeting at the Manse, Jan. 9 9 a.m. - Worship service followed by coffee hour Monday, Jan p.m. - Session meeting Tuesday, Jan. 11 6:30 a.m. - Men s breakfast and Bible study, Jan. 12 6:45 p.m. - Choir practice Thursday, Jan p.m. - Pot luck dinner (bring table service); 7 p.m. - Annual Congregational meeting, all are welcome to attend UNADILLA FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST LIGHTHOUSE 1050 Covered Bridge Rd., Unadilla Pastor R. Michael Amos Handicapped Accessible Nursery Available s 10 a.m. - School for all ages; 11 a.m. - Morning Worship; 6:30 p.m. - Evening Praise and Worship hour Tuesday 10 a.m. - Ladies Bible Study 7 p.m. - Bible Study and Prayer/ Teen Time UNADILLA FRIENDS Rogers Hollow, Unadilla Benjamin Shaw, Pastor :30 a.m. - Morning Worship. FIRST UNITED METHODIST 170 Main Street, Unadilla Rev. Rachel Barnhart, Pastor Open Hearts - Open Minds - Open Doors Come and worship with us. Every Thursday 7 p.m. - AA & Al-anon meet Every 9:30 a.m. - Worship Service followed by coffee & fellowship; 10 a.m. school Monday, Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - Noon - Food Pantry and Clothing Pantry Every Monday 7 p.m. - Bible Study Every Tuesday 7 p.m. - Grieving Support Group Second Thursday of the Month 7 p.m. - Administrative Council Monday, Friday, Saturday noon - Food Pantry open Handicap Accessible UNADILLA CENTER UNITED METHODIST Rev. Norman Tiffany 1203 Butternut Rd., Unadilla Regular Services 10:00 a.m. - Worship Service; School. It is our vision to be a congregation who proclaims the good news of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to members of our community through word and deed. Everyone is welcome. ST. MATTHEW S EPISCOPAL 240 Main St., Unadilla Rev. Scott Garno, Rector Wardens: William Goodrich & Mark Jones Disciples Making Disciples We glorify God and make Disciples who glorify God s Chief Shepherd - Jesus Christ 9 a.m. Christian Education (all ages); 10 a.m. - Holy Communion. 12 p.m. - Holy Communion Ministers - All Baptized Members. Handicapped accessible. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Church and Main Sts., Unadilla (Handicapped accessible/ Child Care available) Rev. Patty Wolff, Pastor We the Unadilla Presbyterian congregation are a loving church family with deep roots grounded in our faith in Christ. We are called to be the living Body of Christ and seek to embrace the challenges of an ever changing world. We shall be a beacon of love and hope to one another and to the world by sharing our faith, time, and gifts. We will continue to develop our commitment to our Lord through prayer, worship, service, healing, youth and adult education, mission, community outreach, and strong fellowship. We will humbly strive through the Holy Spirit to see with the eye of God, love with the heart of Christ and understand with compassion and wisdom His will for our lives. 9:45 a.m. - School; 11 a.m.- Worship AFTON 34 Spring St., Afton Rev. Dolly L. Tarreto, Pastor - NEW TIME 10:45 a.m. - Morning Worship; coffee & fellowship following We are a church with open doors providing a friendly gathering place. AFTON BAPTIST 30 Caswell St., Afton Christopher Prezorski, Pastor Thursday, Jan. 6 5:30-7 p.m. - Praise Band Practice Friday, Jan. 7 7:30-10 p.m. - Youth Group, Jan. 9 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. - Worship Service, Children s Worship; 11 a.m. - noon - Children s School groups; 11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Teen & Adult Fellowship; 11:15 a.m. - noon - Teen & Adult School Groups; 5:30 p.m. - Quarterly Business meeting Tuesday, Jan p.m. - Mission Board meeting, Jan. 12 6:15 a.m., 8:15 a.m.; 2 p.m.- Prayer/ Bible Study; 6:30-8 p.m. - WOL & Gopher Club; Teen Bible Study at Paul s; 6:45-8 p.m. - Prayer/Bible Study NORTH AFTON Co. Rd. 17, Afton, NY Rev. Brandilynne Craver, Pastor :30 a.m. - Worship. You are invited to our friendly community church. ST. ANN S EPISCOPAL 125 S. Main St., PO Box 22, Afton Supply Clergy: Rev. Ralph G. Groskoph Member of the Chenango District Handicapped accessible. Service 9:30 a.m. - 1st & 3rd s Holy Eucharist; 3rd & 4th s Morning Prayer Each Tuesday 6:30 p.m.- SERTOMA, Parish Hall Each Thursday 8 p.m. - Alcoholics Anonymous closed meeting, Parish Hall Each 8 p.m. - Alcoholics Anonymous MERCY FELLOWSHIP 967 Rt. 41 (1.2 miles) N. of Rt. 7, Afton John Snel, Pastor Church: Study: s 10 a.m. - Worship Service Fridays 7 p.m. - Prayer Meeting and Bible Study HOPE CONGREGATIONAL 129 Main St., Afton Rev. Maryann Palmetier Rev. George Geres s 9 a.m. - Coffee Time; 9:30 a.m. - Morning Worship (Children s School during worship); 10:30 a.m. - Fellowship Hour (fourth of each month, brunch following worship.) Hope... of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so powerful as Hope. With hope one can think, one can work, one can dream. If you have HOPE, you have everything. Come fellowship with folks who accept you as you are and want to help you in your time of need. HIGHER GROUND CHRISTIAN 96 E. Main St., Afton Joe Funaro, Pastor Equipping the Saints with the Power of the Word of God and the Anointing of the Holy Spirit. Tuesday 7 p.m. - Prayer Meeting. Friday 7 p.m. - Mid-week Service. 10:30 a.m. - Worship (Children s Ministries available during service). Afton Healing House open 10-2 Tues. & Thurs. ST. AGNES CATHOLIC OF AFTON Fr. Mark Gantley Web: kofcsidney.org 18 Spring Street s 8:30 a.m. - Mass AFTON PRESBYTERIAN Academy St., Afton Rev. Lynn Shepard :30 a.m. - Choir Practice; 11 a.m. - Worship Service GILBERTSVILLE GILBERTSVILLE BAPTIST Commercial & Elm Sts. (607) Church Rev. Kurt Funke, Interim Minister , Jan. 9 9:30 a.m. - Welcome - Morning Worship with Communion (nursery & children s worship); annual meeting Tuesday, Jan a.m. - Coffee/tea with Pastor; 2-3 p.m. - Bible Study, book of Matthew, Jan p.m.- Junior Youth Group Thursday, Jan p.m. - Choir Practice at Presbyterian Church CHRIST 38 Marion Ave., Gilbertsville Joseph Acanfora, Pastor Welcoming, worshipping, serving, growing together in Jesus Christ our Lord 9:30 a.m. - school; 10 a.m. - Adults & children service, Holy Communion; 4:30 p.m.- Service of Christian Healing Christ Church is a missionary outpost of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Gilbertsville a.m. - Worship Service. The church is handicapped accessible to all who would like to attend any of the church s events. BAINBRIDGE BAINBRIDGE UNITED METHODIST 27 N. Main St., Bainbridge Rev. Dolly L. Tarreto, Pastor Services 9 a.m. - Worship Service; 9:15 a.m. - School; coffee & fellowship following service Our church is pleased to offer an assisted listening system for those with special hearing needs. ST. PETER S EPISCOPAL The church with the red doors on the village park, Bainbridge Rev. Marilyn M. Sanders, Rector Services 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC 32 S. Main St., Bainbridge Fr. Mark Gantley Web: kofcsidney.org Saturdays 4:30 p.m. - Reconciliation 5:15 p.m. - Vigil Mass s 11 a.m. - Mass FIRST BAPTIST 12 S. Main St., Bainbridge Pastor: Rev. John Koopman Moderator: Mrs. Mugglin Clerk: Mrs. Secrest Trustees Chair: Kurt Werth Deacons Chair: Mrs. Thompson C. E. Chair: Bonnie Harrington Church is handicapped accessible through the back door. Our goal, as the children of God, shall be to renew our commitment to Christ, discovering and using our gifts and talents in the service of God, through rekindled excitement in worship, Bible Study, and Community service. We will learn to share God s love and forgiveness and introduce persons to Christ. Note: Pastor is in the church when the frog is on the door. Mail newsletter articles to or drop in the church box. 8:45 a.m. - school for all ages; 10 a.m.- Service, Sermon Title Successors; followed by fellowship s Noon - Midweek Bible Study FIRST PRESBYTERIAN - BAINBRIDGE Rev. Diarmuid O Hara, Pastor firstpresbyterianbainbridge The mission of the First Presbyterian Church of Bainbridge is to serve God s community and grow in faith as we learn, express and share God s love in the encouragement and support of children, families and our local schools. 11 a.m. - Worship Monday 5:30-7 p.m. - Intermediate Yoga Tuesday 4: Intermediate Yoga 9:30-11 a.m. - Modified Yoga We are handicap accessible. OTEGO OTEGO PRESBYTERIAN 18 River Street a.m. - Worship including Children s Conversation and Children s School; 10 a.m. - Coffee Hour; 10:30 a.m. - Adult School. Buildings are ramp accessible. OTEGO UNITED METHODIST 8 Church Street Pastor Lisa Jo Bezner 11 a.m.- Worship Elevator Access to all levels. FIRST CHRISTIAN OF OTEGO W. Branch, Otsdawa Rd., Co. Rt. 6, Otego Pastor Bill Allen 9:30 a.m. - Morning Service; 10:45 a.m. - school; 6:30 p.m. - Evening Singsperation; 7:15 p.m. - Prayer Service FRANKLIN Rev. Dr. John Hill :45 a.m. - Worship Service. ST. PAUL S EPISCOPAL Corner of Main & Institute Sts. The Rev d Jim Shevlin, FHC Rector It is our God given task to bring the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit to God s people. 9 a.m. - Holy Communion and School - followed by coffee and fellowship. 1st of Month 1:30 p.m. - Holy Communion COMMUNITY BIBLE 25 Center St., Franklin Dr. Walt Schlundt, Pastor 11 a.m. - Worship Service. AREA UNATEGO COMMUNITY Brian Cutting, Pastor Office: s 10:30 a.m. - Worship at Otego building (290 Main St.); nursery and junior church available for children Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Sr. High YFC Club at Unadilla building, 16 Watson St. s 5:30 p.m. Gospel Community at Otego building, 290 Main St. Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Jr. High YFC Club at Unadilla Building MOUNT UPTON Rev. Peggi Eller, Pastor 11 a.m. - Worship Service. All are welcome. First : Holy Communion Third : Prayers for Healing. Emerg. Food Pantry FIRST BAPTIST OF MOUNT UPTON Gerald K. Bovee, Pastor p.m. - Midweek Prayer and Bible Study Service. 9:45 a.m. - School; 10:45 a.m. - Worship Service; 6 p.m. - Evening Service. BELDEN OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION 10 a.m. - School; 11 a.m. - Church; 7 p.m. - Prayer Meeting. 7 p.m. - Prayer. HARPURSVILLE Sue Shields, Pastor a.m. - School; 11 a.m. - Morning Worship HARPURSVILLE BAPTIST 41 Cumber Rd :30 p.m. - Prayer Service; Teen Scene 10 a.m. - School; 10:45 a.m. - Morning Worship; 6:30 p.m. - Evening Service. NINEVEH PRESBYTERIAN Rte. 7, Nineveh Rev. Emrys Tyler The Church That Teaches Thursday 6:30 p.m. - Bible Study 9:30 a.m. - Morning Worship; 10:45 a.m. - School Tuesday 1-5 p.m. - Pastoral office hours; 9 a.m. - Bible Study 7 p.m. - Adult Choir Rehearsal THREE PINES COMMUNITY CHAPEL E. Windsor Road (Doraville) Nineveh Harold Lefler, Pastor a.m. - School; 11 a.m. - Morning Worship; 6 p.m. - Evening Worship. 6:30 p.m. - Prayer Meeting. ST. JOSEPH S CATHOLIC Rt. 7, Sanitaria Springs Fr. Tom Catucci :30 a.m. - Mass TROUT CREEK COMMUNITY Pastor Judy Travis 9 a.m. - School; 10 a.m. - Worship Service; 11 a.m. - Fellowship SIDNEY CENTER

9 Rev. Rachel Barnhart, Pastor Until Further Notice Worship Services will be at the Fire Hall 11:00 a.m.- Worship Service SIDNEY CENTER BAPTIST Main St Holding fast the faithful Word Pastor Dennis Murray 9:45 a.m. - Praise and Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. - Morning Worship Service 6:30 p.m. - Midweek Prayer and Bible Study NAKSIBENDI HAKKANI MUSLIM CENTER 1663 Wheat Hill Rd., Sidney Center Sheykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi Five Prayers Daily Thursday Evening Program Friday 1 p.m. - Jummah All welcome! MASONVILLE FEDERATED 10 a.m. - Adult School; 11 a.m. - Worship Service, Children s School. TREADWELL Rev. Dr. John Hill s 9:15 a.m. - Service THE OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Greene Branch President Alan Rimington Home: Church: a.m. - Sacrament Meeting; 11:15 a.m. - School; 12 p.m. - Relief Society and Priesthood Meeting. SAND HILL Rev. Lisa Jo Bezner, Pastor 9:30 a.m. - Morning Worship A family-friendly place to worship. All are welcome. GRACE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Bible is Taught and Lived Roman Kauffman, Pastor 9:30 a.m. - Worship. 7 p.m. - Prayer Meeting. OUAQUAGA UNITED METHODIST Sue Shields, Pastor a.m. - Morning Worship; 10:30 a.m. - School. UNION VALLEY Lay Pastor Andrew Doyle :30 a.m. - Morning Worship & School. Coffee and Fellowship follows. GUILFORD UNITED METHODIST Rev. Peggi Eller, Pastor 9:15 a.m. - Worship Service. Community Emergency Food Bank Call THE FIRST BAPTIST Rt. 8 - So. of light, South New Berlin Kurt Funke, Pastor or s 9:30 a.m. - School; 11 a.m. - Worship Service. Mondays 1 p.m. - Crafters meet s 7 p.m. - Prayer Service. Bimonthly Jr. & Sr. High Youth Fellowship 2nd and 4th s 11 a.m. - Sr. Citizens meet Food Bank available. WELLS BRIDGE BAPTIST David Steensma, Pastor 7 Church St., Wells Bridge 9:45 a.m. - School; 10:30 a.m. - Social Time (Coffee); 11 a.m. - Morning Worship Service 6:30 p.m. - Prayer and Bible Study COVENTRY UNITED METHODIST Lay Pastor Andrew Doyle a.m. - Morning Worship and School, young family friendly; MASONVILLE NEWS ANNE SCOTT, CORRESPONDENT TELEPHONE Church Reports It s that time of the year when the Masonville Federated Church will be having the annual meetings. Please have your annual committee reports to Heidi Ruff by Friday, Jan. 7. On, Jan. 16 at 12 p.m. the Presbyterian meeting will take place with the Baptists setting up for the luncheon and with Presbyterian cleaning up. The annual congregational meeting with pie and coffee will be on following worship service so mark you calendars for these meetings. School News There will be a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in the high school library. Also on that day, the Sidney Elementary will have a shared decision meeting in the LMC room at 5 p.m. and the elementary PTO will have a meeting at 6:15 p.m. in the same room. A middle school winter concert and art exhibition, 7 th and 8 th grade band and chorus, will be in the middle school gym at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13. For Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14 and 15, there will be a jazz festival at Hartwick College. Welcome back to classes students and we hope you all had a good holiday break and are ready to work hard throughout the next semester. Personals If you had an eventful and special Christmas or New Years celebration, please let me know, Mt. Upton Seniors Vote In New Officers MT. UPTON The Mt. Upton Senior Citizens held their Dec. meeting at the Mt. Upton Methodist Church, with 15 members present. Jake Palmer won the 50/50 raffle and donated his share back to the club. Birthdays celebrated were for Bob Martin and Ruth Hoyt. Election of officers for the coming year was held, and the new slate is as follows: President, Sandy Palmer; Vice President, Sherry Haggerty; Secretary, Betty Stone; Treasurer, Barb Bowker; publicity, Barb Bowker; Sunshine and historian, Alberta Ives; and auditor, Will Gregory. The Christmas Party was discussed and later held at the Trackside Diner in Sidney. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 11. Happy New Year to all keep smiling. fellowship and coffee hour follows. COVENTRYVILLE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UCC Pastor Joyce Besemer 113 Co. Rt. 27, Bainbridge 10:30 a.m. - Worship and School; coffee hour 6:30 p.m. - Bible study; Quilt Group Friday 6:30 p.m. - Quilt Group Church listings run from Thursday to Thursday. Send your changes to Tri-Town News, 5 Winkler Road, Sidney, NY or tritownnews.com, attn.: Church Listing. I would like to use it in this column. Call me at or write at 1239 County Hwy. 35, Unadilla, N.Y Harold and Anne Scott traveled to New York to visit their daughter Debra who is recovering from surgery recently. She is home and doing well at this time. We had a good time visiting with her husband Kevin and sons, Connor and Brady Reilly, who taught us how they play the Wii game. Birthday Greetings Birthday greetings this week go out to Kathy Hager Schmidt and Nicholas Burpoe on Jan. 9; Stewart Wilcom, Miriam Palmer, Cindy Cerey Skinner and Richard Paul on Jan. 10; Brian Marzulla on Jan. 11; Tom Lakin on Jan. 14; and Jared Tuttle on Jan. 15. Have a great day everyone. Church News Note the annual meetings above for January., Jan. 9 worship service is at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 will be Bible study at the church at 6:30 p.m. New Family Life Network to Visit Unatego Church OTEGO - Family Life Network/Ministries will be at the Unatego Community Church (290 Main St. Otego) on, Jan. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Rick Snavely will be preaching and they will give a presentation about their radio network and ministries. They have opened a new radio station in Unadilla at 88.9 that plays great contemporary Christian music and bible messages. Check out the station and visit with us this. Unatego Board to Meet Jan. 10, 24 OTEGO - The Unatego Central School Board of Education will meet on Monday, Jan. 10, and Monday, Jan. 24. The meetings will begin at 7 p.m. in room 93 at the Unatego Middle/Sr High School. The public is welcome to attend. Luncheon at Gilbertsville Baptist Church GILBERTSVILLE A soup and sandwich luncheon will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Baptist Church, New Life Fellowship Hall in Gilbertsville. A variety of soups and sandwiches with homemade pies will be available. Celebrate With Bob Jensen Mon., Jan. 10 HARPURSVILLE - Come to Eastern Broome Senior Center on Monday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. and enjoy our monthly Birthday party with Bob Jensen. He ll be playing the guitar and singing our favorites. Then enjoy homemade birthday cake for all and a gift lunch coupon for all January birthday folks present. Monday s hot lunch will be macaroni & cheese, stewed tomatoes, succotash and banana. Please call to reserve your meal no later than Noon on Friday, Jan. 7, Tri-Town News Thursday, January 6, COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD FRIDAY, JAN. 7 LAP-SIT STORY TIME FOR BABIES Sidney Memorial Public Library, 10:30-11 a.m., ages 0-18 mos. AA MEETING Bainbridge Episcopal Church by gazebo, 7:30-9 pm. Old and young very welcome SUSQUEHANNA STRING BAND 8 p.m., Bainbridge Town Hall Theatre. Also Rick Bunting s photography displayed in the Gallery ROTARY CLUB OF SIDNEY - St. Luke s Lutheran Church, West Main St., Sidney, Noon SATURDAY, JAN. 8 UNADILLA HISTORICAL MUSEUM 131 Main St., 1:00-4:00 pm. To tour the museum at other times Polly Judd, BINGO Sidney Fire Dept. Training Center, 7:00 pm. BAINBRIDGE AA GROUP Open AA meeting; 7 p.m., St. John s Catholic Church FREE THROW HOOP SHOOT CONTEST - Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., Boys & Girls Club of Sidney, Sidney Civic Center, sponsored by Sidney Elks Lodge 2175 SUNDAY, JAN. 9 UNADILLA HISTORICAL MUSEUM 131 Main St., 1:00-4:00 pm. To tour the museum at other times, call Dick Jordan AFTON AA GROUP Open meeting, St. Ann s Episcopal Church, 8:00 pm. BAINBRIDGE MUSEUM Open by appointment. Call Mary Drachler at or Gary Darling BINGO Sidney Moose Lodge, 1 p.m. MONDAY, JAN. 10 BINGO Sidney Moose Lodge, 6:45 p.m. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Sidney United Methodist Church, Liberty St., Sidney, 7:00 p.m. AFTERSCHOOL STORY TIME Sidney Memorial Public Library, 4-4:45 p.m., ages 5-7 WIC - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Afton Fire Hall, 15 Spring St. DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT CLASS p.m., First of 3-session program, Chenango Memorial Hospital, Call to register PREPARATION FOR CHILDBIRTH CLASS p.m., first of 4-class program. Call to register TUESDAY, JAN. 11 OPEN AA MEETING 7 a.m., Grace Christian Fellowship, 112 Dingman Hill Road, Bainbridge, TEEN CRAFTS Sidney Memorial Public Library, 4-5:30 p.m., ages CHILDREN S STORY TIME AND CRAFTS Gilbertsville Free Library, 10 a.m. SIDNEY TOPS Civic Center, 3 p.m. Info: Peggy BAINBRIDGE AA GROUP Closed discussion, St. John s Catholic Church, 8 p.m. AFTON SENIOR CLUBHOUSE Afton United Methodist Church, 9:30 a.m. SENIOR STRETCH EXERCISE CLASS With Val LaClair, 8:45-9:30 a.m., Eastern Broome Sr. Center, Harpursville SIDNEY CENTER IMPROVEMENT GROUP MEETING - 6:30 p.m., Sidney Center Library WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12 TRI-COUNTY KIWANIS CLUB OF SIDNEY 7 a.m., Trackside Dinner TOPS OF UNADILLA #618 Methodist Church, 9 a.m. Info: All you need is high speed Internet service and Acrobat Reader and we ll deliver your newspaper right to your inbox. 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OTEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 6 River St., Otego, 1-4 p.m. UNADILLA ROTARY CLUB 6 p.m., Unadilla Community Center, Main St., Unadilla AL-ANON Meetings at Sacred Heart Church (old church), Sidney, 7 p.m. Info: SIDNEY AA GROUP Closed discussion meeting at Sacred Heart Church, Liberty St., 7 p.m. BAINBRIDGE NA GROUP 7 pm, open meeting, St. Peter s Episcopal Church (on the square). Contact EASTERN BROOME CRAFT GROUP Eastern Broome Senior Center, 27 Golden Lane, Harpursville, 9-11 a.m. TRI-TOWN DANCE CLUB Sidney VFW, 6-10 p.m. Snacks and drink available AFTER SCHOOL CRAFT CLUB - Sidney Memorial Public Library, 4-4:45 p.m., Ages 8-11 SIDNEY FREEDOM MASONIC LODGE #801 Lodge rooms, Union St., Sidney, 7:30 pm for details SIDNEY ELKS LODGE River St., Sidney. THURSDAY, JAN. 13 ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASS With Fran Bromley, 9-11 a.m., Eastern Broome Sr. Center, Harpursville BAINBRIDGE ROTARY CLUB Parson s Place, Noon to 1:00 pm. BAINBRIDGE AA GROUP Open discussion, Chendel-ot Apartments, community room, yellow building, 60 South Main Street, Noon. AL-ANON Meetings at Unadilla United Methodist Church, 7:00 pm, side door. Info: AFTON AA GROUP Closed meeting, St. Ann s Episcopal Church, 8:00 pm. OPEN AA MEETING 7 a.m., Grace Christian Fellowship, 112 Dingman Hill Road, Bainbridge, BINGO - Elks Lodge #2175, 7 p.m., River St., Sidney OPEN VOLLEYBALL p.m., Sidney Civic Center, for adults 18 and up MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS AFTON ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY Afton United Methodist Church, 24 Spring St., Mon. 5-7 p.m., Wed a.m. MONDAYS & THURSDAYS BAINBRIDGE COUNCIL OF ES FOOD PANTRY Bainbridge United Methodist Church back entrance, 8-10 a.m. SIDNEY COMMUNITY FOOD BANK Sidney United Methodist Church, Liberty St., 9:30-11:30 am. Last Thursday of the month 5:30-6:30 MONDAYS, FRIDAYS, & SATURDAYS UNADILLA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK Unadilla Methodist Church, 11 a.m. to Noon. 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To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is Take notice, that I, Theresa A. Schultheis, Coventry Town Clerk/Tax Collector, have received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of taxes within the town of Coventry for the year And that I will attend at the Coventry Town Clerk s office, in the Town of Coventry for the month of January, Monday, and Friday 4-7 p.m., and Saturday 9-12 for the purpose of receiving taxes on said roll. Take Further Notice that taxes may be paid on or before January 31, 2011 without penalty. On all taxes received after said date there shall be added one percent for each additional month, until the return of unpaid taxes to the Country Treasurer pursuant to law. By law, the tax roll of the Town of Coventry will be returned to the Chenango County Treasurer s Office by June 4, Theresa A. Schultheis, Coventry Town Clerk and Tax Collector 1-6w2c PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Collector of Taxes for the Town of Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York has received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of taxes for the fiscal year Taxes may be paid at the Town Clerk s Office, 15 North Main Street, Bainbridge during regular office hours (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-12:30 & 1:30-4 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m. - noon.) PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that taxes may be paid during the month of January without penalty. On all such taxes remaining unpaid after February 2, interest and penalty will be added at the rate of one percent (1%) for each month or fraction thereof until the return of unpaid taxes to the Chenango County Treasurer, pursuant to law. Dated December 23, 2010 Deborah Hromada Collector of Taxes Town of Bainbridge 1-6(2w)c The reorganizational meeting of the Masonville Fire District will be held January 6, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonville Fire Hall, Masonville, N.Y. Ed Brayman Secretary Masonville Fire District 1-6(1w)c The Sidney Center Fire District is requesting bids to supply fuel oil to the Fire Station on Main St., Sidney Center, N.Y. for the year Estimated annual usage is 700 gal. Bids should be sent to above address no later than Jan. 31, 2011 clearly marked as Oil Bids. Bids to be opened and contract awarded at the February board meeting. Questions can be directed to Gerald Ruestow at (1w)c Send your classified ad by Monday at 5 p.m. to Tri-Town News, 5 Winkler Road, Sidney, NY or PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Clerk/Collector of the Town of Sidney, Delaware County, New York, upon receipt of the Tax Roll and Warrant for the collection of taxes within the Town of Sidney for the year 2011, will collect said taxes each week in in January 2011 at the Town Clerk s office, Civic Center, Village of Sidney on Monday through Thursday, except for legal holidays, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. for lunch). ALSO PLEASE NOTE taxes may be mailed to the Town Clerk/Collector, Civic Center, 21 Liberty St., Sidney, NY and a receipt will be returned if requested. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that taxes may be paid on or before January 31 st without penalty or interest. On all taxes received after that date, interest shall be added at the rate of 1% per month, or fraction thereof, until the taxes are paid or until the tax rolls are returned to the County Treasurer pursuant to law. Dated: January 3, 2011 Lisa A. French Clerk/Collector 1-13(2w)c Please Legal Notices to: SIDNEY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING The Board of Education of the Sidney Central School District will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 7:00pm in the High School Library. 1-6(1w)c PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Coventry will hold a Public Hearing for Local Law #1 Dog Licensing for 2011 on January 12, This will be held during our Organizational Meeting at 7:00 p.m. and said Board will hear all persons in support as well as those opposed to this Law at this meeting. By order of the Town Board Theresa A. Schultheis Coventry Town Clerk 1-6w1c Collector s Notice of Receipt of Tax Roll and Warrant TAKE NOTICE that I the undersigned Collector or Taxes of the Town of Afton, Chenango County, New York, have received the Tax Roll and Warrant for the collection of taxed for the fiscal year of 2011 and that I will attend at the Town Office in said Town of Afton, at 169 Main Street, from January 3, 2011 to January 31, 2011 during regular office hours. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE: Taxes may be paid before February 1, 2011 without fee: one per centum will be added for each month and fraction thereof thereafter until the return of the unpaid taxes is made by the Collector to the County Treasurer pursuant to law. Dated December 29, 2010 Rosemarie A. 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11 COVENTRY/ COVENTRYVILLE NEWS BY PATRICIA D. FISKE Coventry End of Year Mtg. The end of the year and the finalizing of this year s business along with reports from the different town representatives is summarized here. All town board members were present. Highway Superintendent Rick Granger reported no bills needed paying to close out the year, and that he and his men are working on the paver as their winter project. They have one truck down for repairs, but Rick assures us that won t be a problem with maintaining the roads this winter. Rick asked about the energy audit of the town barn. No date has been set as yet. As for the dumpster, the lawyer, Tom Larkin in Greene, advises Coventry to not have a town dumpster. Rick also heard from Norse Energy requesting the needed paperwork, and permits for starting the gas pipeline through Coventry. Rick is checking on-line for the proper paperwork. The roads involved are: Stiles Road, North Road, Route 206, Spisak, Wylie Horton, Co. Route 30 and Stone Hill. Rick advised Jim Craig of the planning board that they would be involved. The Coventry Fire Department and Museum Association had no representatives at the meeting to give reports. Doug Besemer of the town events committee reports that all future usual town events are being scheduled. Watch for notices of the upcoming chicken and biscuit dinner sometime this month. As Coventry Town Historian I reported that I have not had to use any of the town monies appropriated ($800) and I want to save that for important future goals. The board voted to let that money roll into the next year, and then voted to grant the office of historian $800 for 2011 expenses. So, the historian s account has $1,600, for future projects or supplies needed. I presented the four page report to the board, which is incomplete at this time. The report listed all donated items, and who donated them, ex: contributions and donor s name, which included many pictures of the old Coventry, old maps, and some of the people of that time, and which is being printed on Kodak paper and stored in plastic file folders. I also presented a partial showing of what is done at this point, pointing out favorite picture of the old Coventry School House #4 with the old Methodist Episcopal Church with its beautiful architectural roof edging, untypical of most buildings today. Also saved are all newspapers, website news printouts, and video tapings of the town meetings for future reference of our town, and of my trip to the New York State Historian Association s meeting WINDY HILL SENIOR CENTER COVENTRY THURSDAY, JAN. 6 Meat lasagna, chateau blend vegetables, extra vegetable (HDM only), tossed salad (centers only), rye bread, peach crisp with topping TUESDAY, JAN. 11 Turkey divan, egg noodles, winter squash, dinner roll, birthday cake, fresh fruit (HDM Only) THURSDAY, JAN. 6 Sweet & sour pork, rice pilaf, oriental blend vegetables, multigrain bread, fresh fruit in Cooperstown to the Research Library, April 29, My future goals will be to catalogue all the items, each with their own number system, categorizing them by donated physical items, print-out items, and town documents; Coventry school houses histories; the fire company history; and mapping of the cemeteries, among some of the goals. A more detailed report will be posted on the Coventry Examiner.com website under the Historian link. Theresa Schultheis reports that there will be a public hearing at the next town board meeting Jan. 12 regarding dog licenses. The state has put this responsibility on the town. She encourages everyone to please come. Spade and neutered dog licenses will cost $8; un-spade and un-neutered, $15. Supervisor Phelan asked if the town had a food bank as one person would like to donate to it. Coventry did have a locked cabinet in the kitchen of the town hall for such items. A check would be made with the churches. Phelan reports the water in the town hall is now potable with the shocking of the well and the new filter system. He saved a cup of the black sandy material on the pipes for testing. NBT reports that in the past the FDIC only covered certain dollar amounts, however, all restrictions for municipal dollar amounts have been lifted, and there will be no more third party collateral arrangements. Afton School Board to Meet AFTON The Afton Central School Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. in the board of education room across from the district office. The second meeting of the month is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. Robbery and Assault At New Berlin Liquor Store NEW BERLIN On Monday, Jan. 3, at approximately 5 p.m., Town of New Berlin Police officers and Chenango County Sheriff s deputies responded to New Berlin Liquors at 64 North Main St. in the Village of New Berlin to a reported robbery. An unknown male suspect entered the liquor store, assaulted the store owner and, after a struggle, fled on foot. The suspect was last seen walking south on North Main Street. The suspect is described as being a white male, approximately 6 tall, thin build, years of age, wearing blue jeans, AARP Driver Safety Course Open in Norwich NORWICH -, Jan. 26 and Friday, Jan. 28, the Lutheran Church at 94 North Broad Street, Norwich will host the AARP Driver Safety Course. The 6-hour course, facilitated by Patrick Lewis-Moors of AARP, will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day. You must attend the entire course to qualify for the certificate, which is earned with course completion. Any person with a NYS drivers license (not a permit) that completes the course may earn a deduction on their automobile insurance for a three year period, or they can have points removed from their driver s license. If a family owns more than one vehicle, a second person must take the course to qualify for the second vehicle discount. The course fee $12.00 for AARP members (showing proof of membership) and $14.00 for non-members, which should be paid to AARP on the first day of the course. Class size is limited. All participants are asked to bring their driver s license, AARP card (if have), and a pen to class. To register for the course or for more information, please call the Area Agency on Aging office at Superior Heating & Air Duct Cleaning Kirk Gardner Heating, Air Conditioning, Electric, Plumbing, and more Installations & Repair LICENSED AND INSURED The family of COLLEEN DAVIS would like to thank everyone who played a role in helping with her recovery from her November 2, 2010 incident at school. We are forever grateful to the following: B-G faculty and staff CMH School Based Clinic at B-G Bainbridge FD Emergency squad Cooperstown Medical Transport Tri-Town Hospital Life Net air ambulance Golisano Childrens Hospital at Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse All acts of support directed towards the family and every church prayer chain that had her on it. THANK YOU! Theresa and Paul Davis dark colored winter jacket and a red knit hat. 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12 12 Tri-Town News Thursday, January 6, 2011 TRI-TOWN AREA BOWLING RESULTS Galaxy Bowl Thurs. Morn. Winter Gutter Dusters Up & Coming Pin Pals Ups & Downs Pinseekers The Babes High Single: G. Lindroth, 213. High Triple: G. Lindroth, 553. Honor Games: G. Lindroth, 213, 178, 162; J. Adams, 158, 178; L. Craig, 152, 151; C. Pletl, 154; J. Stevens, 159, 176; D. Fritzsch, 166, 164; B. Geertgens, 165; M. Whitmore, 176, 153, 155. Honor Series: G. Lindroth, 553; J. Stevens, 472; M. Whit more, 484. Galaxy Bowl-12/29/10 Wed. Night Earlybirds SFCU Peanut Gallery Trash Mashers Wives Gone AWOL Upturn Ind Sipples Farm B Busters Bruning Ent High Single: M. Mott, 230. High Triple: M. Mott, 665. Honor Games: K. McCaulley, 183, 199cg; T. Stanton, 187; L. Fletcher, 184; J. Scott, 182cg; M. Mott, 215, 220, 230; K. McCaulley; 545, T. Stanton, 501; M. Mott, 665. Galaxy Bowl-12/30/10 Thurs. Night Mens Hdcp. J&K Kanine Klips 21 9 Quickway Rollers 21 9 Bainbridge Mem Dags Auto Parts Barnes Bluestone Butts Concrete Butler Auto Racing Herman Trailers 9 21 Tewksbury Constr High Game: B. Walker (sub), 290cg. High Series: B. Walker, 768. Honor Games: M. Holbert, 217; J. Walker, 216, 210; M. Morrison, 200; D. Moore, 218; M. Lowe, 246, 203, 203; R. Lowe, 231; D. Lowe, 204, 215; M. Anderson, 212, 233; T. Boice, 211, 225, 226; D. Smith, 245; L. Warner, 236, 202, 217cg; J. Sloan, 259, 226cg, 218cg; D. Ireland, 215; M. Johnson, 213; S. Smith Jr., 221; L. Rowe, 10 Hyundai Sonata GLS...$16,975..$302/66 mos. 4 dr., 4 cy., auto, A/C, CD, cruise, tilt, p. windows, p. locks, gray, 21,747 miles 10 Chevrolet Equinox LT...$25,975..$462/66 mos. All wheel drive, 4 cyl., auto, A/C, alloy, CD, p. seat, p. windows, p. locks, cruise, tilt, maroon, 29,756 miles 08 Cadillac CTS 4...$25,975..$462/66 mos. All wheel drive, auto, A/C, alloy, CD, htd. leather p. seats, p. windows, p. locks, cruise, tilt, black cherry, 28,731 one owner miles 07 GMC Sierra 2500 HD...$25,975..$462/66 mos. Ext. cab, 4WD, V-8, auto, A/C, cruise, tilt, tow pkg., green, 26,856 one owner miles 07 Chevrolet HHR LT...$11,975..$216/66 mos. 4 cyl., auto, A/C, p. sunroof, CD, alloy, p. seat, p. windows, p. locks, cruise, tilt, dark blue, 54,893 one owner miles 06 Dodge Dakota...$17,975..$324/66 mos. Club cab, 4WD, 6 cyl., auto, A/C, alloy, CD, tilt, tow pkg., gray, 23,892 one owner miles 05 GMC Sierra 2500 HD...$24,975 $490/60 mos. Crew cab, 4WD, SLE, big block V8, allison auto, p. seat, p. windows, p. locks, cruise, tilt, alloy, CD, tow pkg. black, 36,095 one owner miles CHAMBERS & O HARA 236cg, 203, 203; Dale Smith, 203cg, 213; J. Martin, 200; M. Erceg, 204, 225; G. Gifford, 204, 289cg; D. Lambrecht, 231; J. Hitt, 219cg, 223; G. Scott, 200; R. Twribury, 234cg; B. Rowe, 200; R. Johnson, 219cg, 213; B. Walker, 224cg, 290cg, 254cg; K. Colone, 201; G. Galley, 205. Honor Series: J. Walker, 618; M. Lowe, 652; D. Lowe, 610; T. Boice, 662; Den. Smith, 607; L. Warner, 655; J. Sloan 703; L. Rowe, 642; Dale Smith, 607; M. Erceg, 607; G. Gifford, 618; J. Hitt, 633; S. Davis, 639; R. Johnson, 601. Galaxy Bowl-1/2/11 Sun. Night All Star Harmon & Bird 8 0 Team Shelton & Ciborowski 6 2 Anderson & Taylor 4 4 Ireland & Jones 4 4 Gray & Shelton 4 4 Wicks & Wicks 4 4 Bruning & Haynes 2 6 Tallmadge & Mott 0 8 Liberatore & Mott 0 8 High Single: D. Ireland, 286cg; M. Mott, 217cg. High Series: M. Burlison, 717; M. Mott, 594. Honor Games: E. Tallmadge, 189; M. Mott, 188, 217cg, 189; G. Mott, 222; M. Burlison, 244, 236cg, 237cg; C. Mott, 216; P. Jones, 206, 225, 202; D. Ireland, 223, 286cg; L. Mayo, 188; C. Ciborowski, 202, 204; D. Ciborowski, 212; B. Shelton, 207, 245cg, 224; M. Shelton, 180; K. Anderson, 181; W. Taylor, 184; F. Haynes Jr., 221, 242; M. Anderson, 231, 210, 212cg; R. Bruning, 203, 213; Honor Series: M. Mott, 594; L. Mayo, 505; C. Ciborowski, 563; G. Mott, 602; M. Burlison, 717; P. Jones, 633; D. Ireland, 674; F. Haynes Jr., 654; B. Shelton, 676; M. Anderson, th Century Lanes-1/2/11 Chamber & O Hara Classic Jerry s Inn 6 0 Harmon Contr. 6 0 Sipples Farm 4 2 Patten Constr. 4 2 Dags Auto Parts 4 2 Galaxy Bowl 2 4 Frog Pond Farms 2 4 Blue Seal Feeds 2 4 Great American 0 6 High Games: E. Halaquist, 300. Mon-Thurs. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Fri. 8-6; Sat St. Hwy. 7 (Riverside) SIDNEY Payments based on tax & fees down, 2006 & newer 6.9% up to 72 mos.; 04 & % up to 60 mos.; % up to 60 months; % up to 48 mos. to qualified buyers. Visit us on the net: High Series: B. Walker, 738. Honor Games: B. Walker, 238, 243, 257; M. Romanowski, ; J. Green, 236, 268, 202; M. Baldwin, 256, 202, 221; J. Delello, 257, 226; D. Pierce Jr., 248, 222; J. Harmon, 279, 202; E. Halaquist Jr., 300; R. Williamson, 246, 247; R. Fink, 223, 246; K. Sowersby, 234, 226; B. Hopkins, 223, 233; T. Umbra, 246, 224; N. DeLuca, 249; M. Brewer, 220, 204, 202; A. Patten, 226; B. Smith, 237; C. Erceg, 202, 211; C. O Hara, 215, 211; F. Haynes, Jr., 214, 215; B. Smith, 203; J. Pendorf, 200; G. Huston, 218. Honor Series: B. Walker, 738; M. Romanowski, 709; J. Green, 706; M. Baldwin, 679; J. Delello, 672; D. Pierce Jr., 664; J. Harmon, 658; E. Halaquist Jr., 658; R. Williamson, 657; R. Fink, 649; K. Sowersby, 647; B. Hopkins, 642; N. DeLuca, 639; T. Umbra, 639; M. Brewer, 626; A. Patten, 619; B. Smith, 617; C. Erceg, 606; C. O Hara, 601; F. Haynes Jr., 600. Earl Halaqiust Rolls 300 to Open Chambers & O Hara 2nd Half Earl Halaquist tossed a to help Jerry s Inn to a 6-0 win over 1st half champs Great American. Bill Walker led the league with his with sub Jim Sloan rolling a and Rich Fink tossing a in the sweep. Russ Williamson led GA with a with Al Patten rolling a and sub James Manwarren throwing a Harmon Contracting took their 6 points from the blind with Mark Brewer rolling a with Bob Smith tossing a Sipples Farm got a 4-2 win over Blue Seal Feeds on Jim Delello s Corky O Hara led BSF with a Dag s Auto Parts defeated Galaxy Bowl 4-2 with Kevin Sowersby rolling a and Toby Umbra tossing a Milt Romanowski led Galaxy Bowl with a Mike Baldwin added a with Chris Erceg rolling a and Fred Haynes adding a in the loss. Patten Construction took a 4-2 win over Frog Pond Farms led by sub Rich Johnson s Don Pierce added a with John Harmon pitching a and Bruce Hopkins rolling a Jeremy Green led Frog Pond with a with sub Chris Luca adding a SUBSCRIBE TODAY! The Tri-Town News Call today for details: If you see the Deputy on Jan. 10 wish him a HAPPY 57TH and Nick DeLuca rolling a The Chambers and O Hara Bowler of the week for week 16 goes to Earl Halaquist for his potential Norton Award effort of = 658. Congratulations on yet another 300 game! 20 th Century Lanes-12/27/10 Mon. Morn. Coffee Rosebuds YoYos Curtis Cuties The Foxes Four on Floor Country Girls Hustler Ladybugs Mutts & Jeff Friends High Single: J. Roof, 207. High Triple: J. Roof, 517. Honor Games: J. Roof, 207; S. Straka, 170, 183; A. Truman, 165; S. Cutting, 176; W. Bookhout, 172, 161; R. Tietjen, 193; L. Palmer, 182; MJ. Munster, 178; L. Gregory, 183, 163; C. Leizear, 181; B. Arnott, 161; T. Cottell, 160; P. Stilson, 162; P. Mowers, 190. Honor Series: J. Roof, 517; S. Straka, 512; R. Tietjen, 470; L. Gregory, th Century Lanes City-12/28/ Racing 8 0 D Sponge 6 2 Ermeti s Tavern th Century Lanes 6 2 Moose Lodge 6 2 Prinz Excav. 2 6 Two Doughboys 2 6 Justice Constr. 2 6 BK Coffee 0 8 High Single: M. Morrison, 276; M. Morrison, 658. Honor Games: J. Halbert, 217, 206; D. Grow, 202; D. Smith, 211; D. Finch, 227, 212; C. Null, 201, 213; L. Rowe, 209; K. Macumber, 226, 214, 214; S. Martin, 206, 212; J. Walker, 231; M. Morrison, 203; 276; J. Vroman, 201, 221; G. Harris, 210. Honor Series: K. Macumber, 654; C. Null, 610; M. Morrison, 658; J. Halbert, 616. Independent League Week 17, 12/28/10 Sidney Typo Union 25 9 Kam Auto Wagner Nineveh Team Scratch Game: L. Page, 179; B. Tallmadge. Scratch Series: L. Page, 509; B. Tallmadge, 714; Hdcp Game: L. Page 226; B. Tallmadge, 302. Hdcp Series: L. Page, 650; B. Tallmadge, 786. Honor Games: B. Tallmadge, 278, 235, 201; J. Dello, 246, 203; T. Harmon, 210, 208. Honor Series: B. Tallmadge, 714; J. Dello, 642. Pitch Players Are Needed BAINBRIDGE One additional (two-person) team is needed for Thursday Night Pitch League at the Olive Branch at the Jericho. Play begins Jan. 6 and continues for 10 weeks. If interested, call Dave Derr at PET OF THE WEEK DELAWARE VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY SIDNEY You can t help but want to pet this cat. Chuck him under the chin when he comes to greet you. Ruffle the fur on top of his big, round head. Pull him in and pick him up. You can t help it. He is one eminently petable feline and as the new office cat at the Sidney animal shelter, that s part of his job description. This three-year-old cat s name is Storm, but the name is hardly appropriate as he is both calm and quite affectionate. When you finally give in to the urge to GILBERTSVILLE NEWS GEORGIANNA & ROBERTA HALBERT, CORRESPONDENTS TELEPHONE Last week, Ralph Wright, his brother Roger and nephew Mark were inducted into The Hall of Fame at Laurens School during the annual Pat Grasso Basketball Tournament. Ginny Liddle has returned home following knee replacement at Fox Hospital. Word has been received of the death of Gerald Gregory on Dec. 24 and Thomas McGiven (husband of Lois Gregory) on Christmas morning. Gerald and Lois were the children of Hugh Gregory. Jeff and Megan Halbert of Orefield, PA spent New Year s weekend with his parents Roger and Helen Halbert. Happy Birthday to Ralph Wright, Susie Pochy, Joanne Gile, Pati Sloan, Janice Box, Carolee Wright, and all the other January celebrants. Rev. Kurt Funke will be providing the morning message for the balance of January at The Presbyterian Church. Among the runners who participated in the Frostbite 5K held last Friday in Oneonta were locals, Kelly McCarthy (37), Marshall Sloan (39), Caitlin McCarthy (112), Ashley McCarthy (117) and Kevin McCarthy (118). A Bingo game and lunch for senior citizens will be held Thursday, Jan. 13, at the NLFH of the Baptist Church. Lunch will be served at noon; there is no charge. This is sponsored by the Butternut Valley Health Ministries. Call Janet at if you plan on lunch. Soup and Sandwich lunch will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the NLFH of the Baptist Church. A variety of soups, chili and homemade pie for dessert will be available. Each item is individually priced. Coming Up: A 90 th Birthday Celebration Open House in honor of Shirley Smith will be held on, Jan. 16 from 1 to 4 at the NLFH at the Baptist Church. Shirley was born on Jan. 18 and was raised in South New Berlin. She moved to Ohio for a while, and came back to Gilbertsville in Her family owned a gas station, and she was a local telephone operator for many years, and worked in the library. Her family would be happy to have friends drop by and wish Shirley a happy birthday. Butternut Valley Grange To Meet Monday, Jan. 10 GILBERTSVILLE - Butternut Valley Grange, Gilbertsville, will hold its first meeting in 2011 on Monday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Bloom Street. Guest speaker will be Rich Hill of Gilbertsville, owner of Hawg Wash Spice Co., which produces three varieties of barbecue sauce. The product is available locally at Value Way Grocery Store in Gilbertsville. During the course of the meeting new members will be received. Barb Hill, Jean Smith, Sue Winter and Janet Farbent will be in charge of the social hour. Since the last meeting the Grange hosted a Christmas dinner for invited guests of the area to enjoy a bit of the season with pick him up - and you will, it s only a matter of time - you ll know that there s a lot of cat there. Storm isn t overweight, he s just... a lot of cat, and there would be more but he s already been neutered. You can meet Storm (and pet him) at the Delaware Valley Humane Society in Sidney ( ). (Readers will be happy to know that the last two office-cats shown here have both been adopted and are now happy in their new homes.) some neighbors and friends. It was a festive occasion, complete with singing by the Butternut Valley Grange Singers and the Christmas story was shared by the children and leaders of the Baptist Church. The Grange also entertained many of the local senior citizens and shut-ins with an evening of Christmas caroling and giving each household a gift of baked goods. Dictionaries will be presented to the third graders of Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton School later in January at a morning assembly. Any persons who would like more information about Grange membership are encouraged to contact Jane Lawson at or Roger Halbert at

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