Gathering at the home of Liz and Stu Stewart on Athol Road for dinner were their daughter Anya and Scott Young and son Slade of South Bethlehem. Frank Stewart of Vancouver, Washington had been up earlier spending time with his brother and family.

Community mourns loss of Vern Baker

Hundreds of people streamed through the Alexander-Baker Funeral Home Monday afternoon for the wake of Vern Baker, beloved by residents of Thurman and nearby communities. At times, the line of mourners extended from the funeral home down their driveway to the street, an uncommon sight in Warrensburg.

Vern Baker wa a friend to many, a skilled vehicle and equipment repair technician, and owner of Bakers Motorsports, which sold parts and accessories for snowmobiles and ATVs and offered repair services.

Baker was also a talented woodworker and builder.

Baker not only enjoyed snowmobiling - he was a founder of the local snowmobile club - but he loved outdoor sports including hunting and fishing.

Baker leaves behind his wife Amy Combs-Baker and their children, plus many, many relatives in the area.

We offer condolences to the Baker family as we recall fond memories of Vern and the positive impact he has had on so many lives in the North Country.

Special days in the hill country

Blowing out birthday candles this week will be: Ruth Keller on Dec. 11; Frank Gallup, Suzie Baker, Carolyn Grotevent and Rolland Hennesy on Dec. 12; Louis Gregory on Dec. 14; Freda West on Dec. 15; Amanda Baker, Brian Angell and Tom Palleschi on Dec. 16; and Bob Baker on Dec. 17.

Happy Anniversary wishes are out to Joe and Ginny Mosher, wed 44 years on Dec. 17.

Personal news

Sympathy from the community is out to the family of Lorna Blanchard who passed away Nov. 21.

Wanda Wood of Easton came to visit her mom Leila Wood at her Mud Street home Nov. 23. Some family members stopped to say hello while she was here, and always enjoy their short visits with her.

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