A couple of personal items of news: Received word that Eric Hutchins, the son of Eric Hutchins and the grandson of Pat and Bill Hutchins in Reber, is being deployed soon to Iraq after some stateside training. He is with the Vermont National Guard and they were able to attend the deployment ceremony. It's a very impressive time and hard to watch these men going off to war-torn areas for an extended period of time. I write with great sadness for the Choate Family as we learned of Ellen Choate's death this past week. She leaves a husband, John, and three daughters, we extend our sympathy to the whole family.
There still seems to be quite a bit of sickness floating around the community and people are still being urged to get your flu shots before the expected second wave, there are some clinic's still being offered around the county.
Birthday greetings to Marshall Benedict 1/27, Steve Bridge 1/27, T.J. Sayward 1/27, Ida Atkinson 1/28, Jacob Hubbard 1/30. One of our older citizens, John Remancus, celebrates his 99th birthday on 2/1, Thelma Doty 2/3, Ami Knickerbocker 2/3, Amanda Ahrent 2/5, Dutchie Ahrent 2/5, Scott Marcotte 2/5. Happy Anniversary to Gert & Ed Grady 2/2 and Tammy & Kyle Young 2/3.