Calendar Monday, Feb. 19 to Friday, Feb. 23, school is in recess for Presidents Week Vacation . Update on the Pitch Tournament: The tournament is on Saturday March 10th at the NCS cafeteria beginning at 12:30. The steak dinner will be served promptly at 5:00 and we will resume playing at 6:00. It is a double elimination tournament. Invitations have been sent out. So far the outlook is great. Many new teams have signed up to play which indicates a potential record crowd. If you want a steak dinner included, you must mail in your invitation with $20. Checks can be made out to the NCS class of 2008. If you are playing pitch only,please mail in $10. The steak dinners will be available to the public at a cost of $13 each or $25 per couple. Please let the school know if you plan on purchasing a steak dinner or you may email Ed La Course at email@example.com to reserve your dinner as well. Prepayment is necessary. All proceeds to benefit the junior class of NCS. Again, please send in your invitations as soon as possible. Call Ed LaCourse at 582-3341 if you have any questions. Newcomb Chamber of Commerce Meeting 7:00 pm Wednesday, February 21st at the Sr. Meal Site. Planning starts for September 2007. TR Committee meeting at 6 p.m., February 21st. Right before the Chamber meeting . March 8, meeting of the Newcomb Historical society 7 p.m. at the Historical Society Building . Newcomb Central School Annual Lip Sync competition is Saturday, March 31st at 7 p.m. The exercise room is open Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Volleyball and art are Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Basketball is Sunday from 6:30-8 p.m. Walking is available before and after school. New slate of Winter events at the Newcomb VIC! http://www.northnet.org/adirondackvic\Newcombevents.html Congratulations to Minerva\Newcomb's Girls' Basketball Team. They are the 2006-2007 MVAC Southern Division Champions! Newcomb History You may have seen the name "Myron Buttles" in Lana Fennessey's book or heard that the clearings that used to be at the intersection of the Tahawus Road and 28N were called "Buttles flats. He was a civil war vet and agent and care taker of The Adk Sporting Club. Forerunner of the Tahawus Club. Very little else was known about him until recently when he was found on the 1870 census. He was born in 1834 in N.Y.State, was a farmer and wed to Eliza. Their kids at that time were; Adelia 10, Charles 7, and Fayette 9 months. None of them attended school. It may have been too far to walk and there and may have been wolves and cougars around. There was also a Paul J. Buttles, born in Glens Falls 1 Feb 1891. The "Minerva 1817-1967" book, has a photo of him in the Minerva School district #2 about 1900. He was an early graduate of the Tupper Lake high school and died in Chatham, N.Y. in 1976. Charles A. Bissell of Newcomb, wed Emma Talbot of Minerva. They lived in the house now owned by Arnold Rist, in the 1800's. Now it has been discovered that Emma's mother, Leona (Hall) Talbot was born In Mass. as were her parents. This is where Valorous Hall came from. He settled in Newcomb and started the Newcomb Hall clan. Was he related to Leona? Thank You NCS high school students enjoyed a wonderful three days in New York City! The kids enjoyed the theater, museums, and the WTC site! They also spent a morning in a NYC high school and a number of friendships were created. They also walked Time Square, rode the subway, and visited with Kurt Bush at Battery Park. Thank you to the school, Lion's Club, and parents who made this trip possible!!!!! * Reminders Yuko Irie's the NCS intern from Japan is staying with Mark and Missy Yandon until the middle of March. Missy asks that if anyone is planning a trip to see something beside the Newcomb countryside it might be nice to try to include Yuko so that she has a little bit wider view of America or at least New York State. She is going to NYC with the high school this week. She may especially enjoy doing something special during the February break. (17th -- 24th). You might consider having her over for dinner to get to know her and learn a bit about Japan or teach her a bit about the US. If anyone is interested they can give Missy a call at home (582-3098) or at school (582-3341) anytime. Thoughts, Prayers, Casseroles and Cards Remember all of our men and women serving in the armed services The Methodist Church will be opened during the day on Wednesdays for a time of prayer for our family, community, nation. All are welcome to come and talk to God about all your concerns. From Terrie Deloria, please say a prayer for Bea DeLoria, a long time resident of Newcomb currently living in Wickenburg , Az. She is having troubles with her heart. Hopefully she will be home soon. Herb and Sally Chatzky: as of earlier today Sally was still with us, but on comfort meds at the Adirondack Medical Center. Please keep them and their family in your thoughts and prayers in these upcoming hours and days. Thanks to Pastor Gil for the update! Rosalyn Degon Marvin relayed that Theodore Bush is in Room T3-16, Glens Falls hospital, 100 Park St., Glens Falls, 12804 His wife said he will be there a month if anyone wants to send cards or drop in. Share with the Tattler: Sandy Bureau, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call; home phone 582-2266 and leave a message. Write: Box 193, Newcomb, NY 12852.