Willsboro 2-5-11

We would like to send congratulations to Bill and Delores McClay on becoming U.S. Citizens as of Jan. 21. It is a great privilege to have you not only as new citizens but also as great community members. Our community is much richer for having them both continuing to be an active part of us.

Another very proud family here in town shared some news with me. Emily Halen Davis, the daughter of Jill (Dickerson) and Jim Davis, has won the spelling bee at her school district of Bartlett, N.H.. She will continue on to be in the state competition on March 5. Emily is the grand daughter of Randy and Vicki Dickerson and the great granddaughter of Joyce Dickerson. Go Emily Go we are all proud of you.

A big Happy Birthday to Ida Davis Atkinson, who turned 99 on Jan. 27. She is remarkable, still lives an independent life and is still active with the senior citizens. Another birthday celebration this past week was celebrated with Rev. Chilton McPheeters, some 42 people of his congregation, some fellow clergy and a few close friend gave him a supper party at the Sportsman's Diner on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

Here we are in February already and you are encouraged to mark your calendar to come to the 2nd Chocolate Tasting at the Paine Memorial Library on Feb. 13 from 2 to 4. The report from last year that this was a well received event and are hopeful many will attend again. The Friends of the Library prepare these great chocolate treats for you to taste. Then at the close the items left will be sold, great Valentine gift. Another great date to be aware of is Feb. 12, this will be Bud Cushings 90th birthday. He does not get out much these days and we are hoping that many will send cards or give him a birthday greeting call.

Reminder of the movie on Saturday, Feb. 5, playing at the Willsboro School starting at 7:30 p.m., admission is $5. The movie playing is "The Kids Are All Right," it has won two Golden Globe awards.

Happy Birthday to: Scott Marcott Feb. 5, Dutchie Ahrent Feb. 5, Amanda Ahrent Feb. 5,Anna Mayville Feb. 6, Roger King Feb. 6, Taylor Strong Feb. 6, Edna Coonrod Feb. 7, Nicholas Ball Feb. 9, Cody Sayward Feb. 10, Faye Cushing Feb. 10, Doug Cushing Feb. 10.

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