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Febuary 16, 2011 07:44:33 FYI   excerpt SCS BOE Minutes Jan.11,2011 BUSINESS MANAGER REPORT – Business Official Sheree Kellogg advised the Board that Broome DDSO is looking to renew their lease at our former Masonville School. Sheree wanted to bring to the Board’s attention the possibility of bringing a 457b plan to the school to go along with the 403b retirement plan. The 457b plan is a friendlier plan, there is no penalties for withdrawls and there is no cost to the district.
Febuary 16, 2011 06:58:56 CC   Anybody knows,if Shears rd is passable this week? thanks.
Febuary 15, 2011 16:25:36 TOM Webmaster   Yes Jeri Brayman is the town historian.
Febuary 14, 2011 22:50:34 Curious Masonviller   Hello!! I would love to know who the Town Historian is?? Is it still Jeri Brayman(I apologize if I spelled her name wrong!!)??
Febuary 13, 2011 23:39:36 bertimouse   What Ever Happened at the 200th TOM Anniversary Meeting? We couldn't show up 'cause of the Big Snow. Haven't heard anything Since... Any News Here Folks? Do Tell All & Thanks.
Febuary 13, 2011 18:47:32 Mormon Hollow Farm   I was told there was a sawmill on the left on Pine Hill Rd. as you leave Rt. 8 by the school. It may have been owned by Ralph Lyons.
Febuary 13, 2011 13:02:14 Grumpy Ernst Keidel As most of you know, I live on Steam Mill Road; so named after what mill?
Febuary 13, 2011 12:40:18 Mormon Hollow Farm   miss spoke when I said sawmill, but will see if I can find out. My uncle, Thornton Young, told me about the lumber being brought here to be used on our farm. I just spoke to him yesterday about it. Maybe my Grandfather, John Young , sold some lumber to others before moving it here, anything was possible when money was so short.
Febuary 13, 2011 09:31:53 Robin Church Little   Jerri, Mr. Banner told my father many years ago that my house was built from lumber from the mill behind the school; he told him that when he gave him his 1952 Buick. Mrs. Banner told me when we brought this house that the lumber came from the old mill. The floors in this house are of great evidence; as you can see the wear and tear of heavy work on them. Also the beams in the basement are hand hewned and have notches that show they were used somewhere else previously. Mr. and Mrs. Banner built this house around 1940. You are correct that there was a sawmill in Masonville, do you know where that was?
Febuary 13, 2011 09:29:51 Laura Coons   Any body know how and where to do geneology adress research in town?
Febuary 12, 2011 18:18:55 Mormon Hollow Farm   I stand to correct myself---- Do not know why I wrote "sawmill" in earlier message, it was a feed mill.
Febuary 11, 2011 16:47:49 Mormon Hollow Farm   P.S. the sawmill consisted of three or four buildings, and the Young family also took the 2 story garage down in town that was below Stanton\'s garage shortly after the saw mill and the lumber was used in the same manner as the mill lumber.
Febuary 11, 2011 16:21:14 Mormon Hollow Farm   The sawmill behind the school was torn down to make room for the Masonville school. Since the school was built in the early 1940's (corner stone is buried in a snow bank) the mill was taken down probably in the late 1930's by John Young and his sons, Edwin, Everett, and Thornton. The lumber was transported to their farm on Mormon Hollow Road, that my family is still operating, and the lumber was used for farm buildings and scrap lumber was burned to boil sap in the farm sap house.
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Febuary 07, 2011 18:02:52 wshbown   does anyone know of a moving company nearby to help a friend move his belongings and possibly store the stuff. even garage space for rent
Febuary 07, 2011 16:11:33 golden retriever lover   Hi, the rented farmhouse was on the same road as the Masonville Inn, according to my mother. Any ideas?
Febuary 07, 2011 16:02:34 Grumpy Ernst Keidel A FIRST! Today is the first time in well over three years that I got a call from the high school nurse, relaying that beloved niece Nam was having stomach pains; I should come and pick her up. Drove down there and found that Nammy looked like the walking dead! The nurse helped her into my truck and I drove her straight home where she headed straight for bed. She doesn't seem to be improving too fast, but at least it doesn't appear to be getting worse. Dear wife Ha-Yo is out of town, shopping for knitting stuff. I check on Nammy periodically. Her beautiful face has regained most of its normal color. I don't understand how someone can feel so sick and look so great at the same time!
Febuary 06, 2011 12:35:02 Iva Cunningham Morey   Does anyone remember Alberta Brewer? She worked in the Masonville School cafeteria. I remember the prune whip that they served there. Many years ago, about 1942 or '43. I have great memories of attending school there.
Febuary 05, 2011 23:29:23 Les   Congratulations to the town of Sidney Center!They have talked the town of Sidney down on the price of their old school from $500,000 plus dollars to $50,000!Hopefully they meet thier goal and make the purchase:).Their old school will make a wonderful community center.Wouldn't it be nice if Sidney would extend the same deal for TOM?I also thank the Sidney Center residents for joining us in the fight to keep the schools open,good luck!
Febuary 04, 2011 22:45:11 bertimouse   Robin Little: What a nice thing to do to thank a stranger. And what a nice thing for a stranger to help a stranger. In TOM it's a nice thing to think about how we're not strangers but neighbors helping neighbors. Sorry I am reflecting on My Birthday Today! The (UGH) older I get the more kindness and caring I too experience. Does TOM has it's own TOM flag? If it does, LONG MAY IT WAVE! And if it doesn't, then there ought to be one for the 200th anniversary we say.
Febuary 03, 2011 18:58:59 Robin Little   My parents would like to thank the gentleman that stopped this morning to help my mom with their car. They didn\'t get your name; they said you were driving a red truck with writing on the side. They would also like to thank Matt Cutting for his help. I would like to thank you both also as it is nice to see people helping older persons. Again Thank you very much, it is greatly appreciated.
Febuary 01, 2011 00:52:20 Les   How come Robin can post Jack Butts but I cant post *CENSORED*'s B u t t ' s :)
Febuary 01, 2011 00:48:42 Les   I'm not too young to remember Masonville little league sponsored by *CENSORED*'s rt.8 market.How and when did they become Masonville Giants?Did nobody want to help sponsor them?All of Sidney's teams had sponsors(walking advertisements).
January 31, 2011 20:11:44 Robin   One who knows - I believe that after Pomeroy was Pell, then DuMond, Dunn and then Jack Butts, who opened a store before the Quickway. Do you remember the Saw mill? And that there was a Bus Barn below where the Diner/Bar was? In The Bus Barn leanto towards the dinner was where the first Fire Truck was kept until the fire house was built across the street.
January 31, 2011 12:25:20 Old Man   The taxpayers of Masonville Fire District would be aware of why the taxes went up so much if they had attended the public hearing at the Masonville Church, that was posted in the Tri Town News. Rumor has it no one attended this meeting. "Concerned" should have attended and spoke their piece. Gossip now is known "as after the fact." "What?" Should understand that a building lot is worth more than property with "worthless" buildings on it.
January 31, 2011 01:03:11 What?   Can they give it back,or sell it?How can a building cost more money then its worth to tear down?TOM tore down a building on 206 did this make our taxes go up too?Now that place is bare I thought we got more for a home as far as taxes go?
January 30, 2011 12:48:13 concerned   The taxpayers of the Masonville Fire District should be aware of why their fire district taxes went up so much this year. The board of commisioners were talked int by one of their own Keith Scott then head of the Masonic Lodge to take over the property that the lodge sits on for parking and or a driveway, now the tax payers have a huge bill to tear down the structure. The commisioners represented that the taking down of the structure at the time of transfer would cost nothing.
January 30, 2011 12:47:09 One Who Knows   Pomeroy Garage was in town in 1950 and 1951 I do not know how long they were there altogether, but the DuMond family had a garage there after Pomeroy.
January 30, 2011 12:42:59 One Who Knows   From Bainbridge to Ken Hard's garage,(East of 4 corners on left, Evelyn Hards home) was county road and from there on it was state highway.
January 30, 2011 11:11:30 golden retriever lover   Oops, can the administrator please delete my email address? I did not realize it would appear as part of my message. Thanks in advance.
January 30, 2011 11:10:14 Robin Little   Did you know that at one time Rte 206 was a county road? Does anyone remember Pomeroy selling cars where the Quickway is? Does anyone have any information about the mill that was behind where the old school is now? I would like to learn more about it as I have been told that lumber from the mill was used to build my home.
January 30, 2011 11:09:33 golden retriever lover Thanks for the replies. We rented the property twice, both times for one week. I am going to speak with my parents to try to get more information. You are sure blessed to live in such a beautiful community. Cheers!
January 30, 2011 07:37:42 One Who Knows   There was a Hotel on the 4 corners that at one time housed the Grange, (before they built the existing Grange building) and that was torn down. Also we had a diner/bar on the vacant lot next to Bob Stantons garage and we should all remember visiting the old library, next to the fire hall.
January 30, 2011 07:30:58 One Who Knows   The Methodist Church was torn down (Between Cuttings and Carrolls)
January 29, 2011 18:34:48 DogOwner   When does Masonville hold a rabies clinic?
January 29, 2011 09:53:22 Jersey Shore Hunter   MV's 200 th Birthday Party. Can we City Folk and out of towners who owns a piece of property and pay taxes here in MV. can come ???
January 28, 2011 23:25:13 bertimouse   Dear Craig & the TOM FD: we found out we can't make it Weds. night-Ground Hog Day argh we gotta late work night deadline & another snowstorm to deal with & with all the animals & all it looks like well you know; Family,Animals,Work First but will still try but-Can You Post The Meeting Report Somewhere online after the fact so we can still try & participate? Thanks.
January 28, 2011 22:58:27 Les   Where?One who knows,it used to be lawn there.Was it torn down?And When?I love our history and always wonder when seeing old house foundations,who lived there and what was life like for them.Our town has changed alot since its formation and I always enjoy listening to our 'oldsters' and 'seasoned citizens'.
January 28, 2011 22:40:44 Les   I can't make the meeting between work and kids there is little time.I'm not complaining Craig I know your plate is full too.I would just like to reiterate the idea of using the old Masonville school playground,if only for the day for something to do with our bicentennial.Some activities for the kids would bring some interest too.
January 28, 2011 22:13:22 One Who Knows   Earlier question, the Methodist Church was on the lot between the properties now owned by Ken Cutting and Fran Carroll.
January 28, 2011 21:39:31 Craig DuMond   We are looking at late June
January 28, 2011 19:43:58 Anybody   Ummmm, No
January 28, 2011 18:27:38 wshbown   any days chosen for the bi cen event ?
January 28, 2011 12:04:40 Ann   Hi JC - I am from Bluefields Jamaica and my skin color is white. But, my friends and family have different skin shades from white to black. My husband is NY born and raised. He considers JA his 2nd home. Jamaica is a culture with wonder traditions, foods and friendly people. \"Once you go, you know\". If anyone is interested, I could post a brief history about Bluefields.
January 27, 2011 22:06:47 jc   what color are jamaicans?i thought jamaica was a country not a description of color,no offense just curious.
January 27, 2011 21:28:10 Craig DuMond   We should have plenty of seating...See you there!!!
January 27, 2011 18:55:18 bertimouse   Thanks for the invite Craig. Will be there on Feb. 2nd. Groundhog -err- Woody Woodchucks "notification about this winters duration" day. Hopefully good news, ideas & brainstorming will be shared by all. Will spread the word to folks not online.Should we bring lawn chairs to sit in? :)
January 27, 2011 18:19:27 Craig DuMond   Hi, Jeri - My are correct! February 2nd!!! See you there!!!
January 27, 2011 11:42:24 Mormon Hollow Farm   Please Craig tell me you do not want to relive January 2011, much too cold!!! You do mean February 2nd don't you? See you then.
January 27, 2011 09:37:42 Craig DuMond   The Town Board and the Masonville Fire Department welcomes the public to an organizational meeting to begin planning for our Town's Bi-Centennial celebration. The meeting will be next Wednesday January 2nd at 630pm at the Masonville Federated Church. Come one, come all as the more folks involved in the planning the better the event will be for everyone!!!
January 27, 2011 08:22:33 CC   Hi!anybody how bad is Shears rd ,with all this weather?
January 26, 2011 10:56:09 Observer   Life is much to short to worry about how people choose to live or what they do or don't do for a living on their property. None of this will you take to the cemetary with you. Never seen a hearse with a trailer hitch. Consider that you do not "own" the property you worry about. Don't pay the mortgage or taxes and you will find out who really owns it. Or let the state decide they need it for something. Ask people who once lived on Gifford Road if they really owned the property they lived on. The birds at my feeder have more claim to my property than I do.
January 26, 2011 00:27:17 Les   Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't there a petition started many years ago to condemn Sanfords' house that looks like a falling apart barn.Reminds me of the Greys' issue.The "Barn" is still standing.
January 26, 2011 00:06:31 Les   Old Man-That explains why my good neighbors Sanford and Coralee where friends of theirs.They are jamaican too.Sanford died recently of cancer.Not only were they from Jamaica,then the city,and finally Masonville residents,but the happiest most friendliest neighbors you would or could ever meet.
January 25, 2011 21:02:09 Robin Little   At one time Masonville also had a Methodist Church, and yes I believe the church on Church Street was Baptist and hear that it had a beautiful ornate ceiling. On the four corners, where the church lawn is, was a hardware store at one time. Old time Res- I am always looking for and trying to gather history on Masonville. I do love this town as my roots are deep and long in this town. I am just a twig on a very large tree with many branches that my family started here many generations ago.
January 25, 2011 19:16:37 One Who Knows   The Baptist Church was on Church St.
January 25, 2011 19:08:06 Old Man   FYI the Smart family was not black they were Jamaican and they operated a restaurant at their location on Bundy Hollow Rd. in the early to mid 1970's
January 25, 2011 13:13:46 TX   Dont forget to invite ,THE EVIL BEAR to the party!!
January 25, 2011 12:16:24 Old time res   Nice to see Masonvilles 200 year anniversary coming up. Is anything special being planned? Lots of Masonvilles history questions flying around also. Thanks Robin Little for answering! Nice someone has kept up with our towns roots and really knows and loves the history. So many of our \"oldsers\" are gone now! Don\'t we have a historian? Not much seems to get done in this area anymore. Sad to see....... Especially with this important anniversary coming up.
January 25, 2011 11:29:13 Observer   Robin Little do you recall what the denomination of the church was that closed on Church St in 1950? Thanks.
January 25, 2011 11:16:09 Les   I don't know how long the Smart's owned it but there is multiple buildings and a barn accross the road.They could possibly rented a house there.The pool looks large maybe concrete?I hear they ran it as a hotel too.If it helps,golden retriever the Smart's were a black couple.I don't know who lived there before them because I wasn't born yet.
January 25, 2011 10:52:10 Robin Little   After talking to my dad, I remember that there was also a motel at the place with the pool on Bundy Hollow. I remember seeing it as I rode the school bus to Sidney for 5th grade band and later to junior high. So that would have been in the middle 70\'s. However, that place was not at the end of Bundy Hollow, but out there a couple of miles.
January 24, 2011 19:41:22 Robin Little   The church that was on the corner of Church Street was closed in 1950. My father remembers helping move the piano out of the church before he went in service in 1952. The place with the inground pool on Bundy Hollow was at a restuarant; I believe the name was "Pernell" (spelling???), I think it closed in the late 60's or early 70's.
January 24, 2011 19:08:37 CrzyFlea   Les, I knew someone would remember the name associated with the place on Bundy Hollow. It was on the tip of my tongue and I just could not spit it out. Per the original poster\'s description that most likely is the place. 35 would have too much traffic, Bundy Hollow would be about right and Randal Hill the place with the pool is at the very end of the road so would have almost none.
January 24, 2011 07:52:36 Les   I've seen the photo on ebay,just type in masonville ny,didn't see it today though.The is still some neat old postcards on there though.There is a few old pics on Masonville general store facebook.A real nice one of Bob Stantons garage when it was a gas station.On ebay there is a real photo postcard from 1907 called the falls,does anybody know if it is going towards Deposit on 8 just out of town on the right?I know there is a small water fall there that looks much like the photo.Time changes everything though and probally anybody that would know has moved by now.
January 23, 2011 14:29:50 Kathy K   Observer, I seem to recall seeing a postcard for sale on ebay that was taken looking down (to the south) Church Street and you could see the church down toward the southern end. That was before my time here in Masonville, so I don't know which church that was.
January 23, 2011 13:42:29 Observer   I did not consider my posts with Les to be disagreements or debate. Just conversation. Commenting on his observation of something he read in the Star. I do not consider myself "religious" in the sense the world views "religious". I am a born again follower of Jesus Christ and will not apologize for that. I would think that this forum would be a good place to learn more about one's neighbors. I have been a resident of the TOM for over 10 years and other than a reletive who lives next door to me I know perhaps 4 people in the entire town. And I once again would suggest that those who do not like posts here in the forum you just skip over them. I find that I skip over some from time to time that does not interest or concern me.
January 23, 2011 13:27:33 ObserverPE   Kathy K I believe there was a church still active on Church Street back in middle to late 1950\'s when I traveled from North Sanford to work in the Scintilla in Sidney. At that time I would take the shortcut from RTE 8 to RTE 206 via Church Street.
January 23, 2011 13:26:48 ObserverT   Kathy K I believe there was a church still active on Church Street back in middle to late 1950's when I traveled from North Sanford to work in the Scintilla in Sidney. At that time I would take the shortcut from RTE 8 to RTE 206 via Church Street.
January 23, 2011 11:14:11 Les   Buckwheat are you talking about what was the Wingates place?I know the place on Bundy Hollow that was owned by the Smarts who recently died had a large inground pool and was used at some point in time as a getaway or rental "resort" many years ago.There was also a barn across the road there too.
January 23, 2011 11:09:46 Les   Yes, nuff said.
January 23, 2011 09:58:23 Kathy K   From Google Books - "Gazetteer of the state of New York" circa 1860. MASONVILLE (footnote: Named from the Rev. John M. Mason, of N.Y., principal owner of the Evans Patent in this town) -- was formed from Sidney, April 4, 1811. Its surface is a hilly upland, divided into 2 ridges by the valley of Bennetts Creek, which extends E. and W. through the N. part of the town. These ridges are subdivided by numerous lateral ravines, through which flow small brooks. The highest summits are 600 to 1000 feet above the valleys and 1800 to 2000 feet above tide. The surface is stony, and the soil a shaly loam difficult of cultivation except in the valleys. Masonville (p.v.) is situated on Bennetts Creek, in the W. part of the town. Pop. 234. The first settlement was commenced in 1795, on "Cockburns Gore," (footnote: A narrow strip of land between Evans Patent and the "Line of Property") upon the W. border of the town, by immigrants from Mass. (footnote: Among the early settlers were Wm. and Aden Wait, Danl. Scranton, Enos Goodman, Justin Nash, Peres Moody and son Moses, Asa, Terry and Caleb Monson. The first birth was that of Sally, daughter of Daniel Wait, Aug. 10, 1797, and the first death was that of Wm. Wait, the same summer. Dr. Eli Emmons taught the first school; Simeon Wells kept the first inn; Fitch & Phelps the first store, in 1808; and Joseph Bicknell built the first saw and grist mill, in 1802.) In 1797, the State Road from Cherry Valley to Jericho was opened through the town. The first religious services were conducted by Rev. Joel Chapin, in 1797. The first church (Bap.) was formed Dec. 7, 1811. There are 3 churches in town; Bap., Presb. and M.E."
January 23, 2011 09:31:14 buckwheat   the house w/ barn across rd was the dixon farm @ cty35 /206 later sold to lowell who put pool in back yard
January 23, 2011 08:56:29 bertimouse   Thanks. let it all RIP.
January 23, 2011 07:37:21 GIVE IT UP   yall must be stuck in your house going crazy all these post are rediculous. no one will ever win the battle of abortion , politics,religion .give it up on this site .no one whats to here these views .its supose to to be a site about tom and whats going on , NUFF SAID HA HA
January 23, 2011 00:38:47 Les   Our President needs all the respect & help he can get.Sorry not by me.Many people in our good USA are greatly appalled by a recent bust on a late term partial birth abortion clinic.The doctor was aborting babies past the 24 week legal limit.But people were appalled by the method,scissors to the back of the babies neck to sever the spine,this is how late term legal abortion is performed,besides a syringe to the head and suck out the brain.In NY and PA 24 weeks,two weeks after a babies chance for surviving a premature birth,some states up to the day they are born.Obama voted against a childs right to life act(sb-230).It stated that if a child is born live in a botched abortion(this was the case in some of the Phily births)the doctor should keep it alive.Obama thought that a mothers choice in her reproductive rights,to abort the child should comes first and the baby should be put in a medical waste bag to die!Sorry he gets no respect from me.
January 23, 2011 00:38:12 bertimouse   So be it as you say.
January 22, 2011 23:38:28 Les   Suggestions rather than direct orders?Shut up was still the implication.How can one want the end to the talk of religion and in the next breath use religion in their post?Nuff said,what?I'm truly sorry if I offend you but it sounds like you want to ride both sides of the fence.My first post ever on this site incited a comment by Observer calling myself nieve.No offense taken and I'm sure none was intended.I don't think he was "nasty,mean,or rude"during our back and forth exchange in differences in opinion.(some might call it an argument).We said our peace and hopefully we BOTH got our point across.That is what a civil "argument" should be.
January 22, 2011 22:15:01 bertimouse   Hi Les: TOM'S Supervisor finally enlightened us all that the trailer in question was TOM property so all's well that end's well there. Gossip will always be gossip but it never has to be rude & nasty & oh yes we in our household have been told to cease & desist on various topics discussed. Have we ever actually said "shutup" to anyone here? We've always tried to be gentler than that by suggestions rather than direct orders, you know? We hear the church bells of Masonville ring every Sunday at 10:30 am & love it. Calls us closer to God. World politics is too complicated for us to discuss here though sometimes we do only because it's so frustrating! Some folks spend their whole lives studying it & being politicians & where does it all get us but back to just praying that all will be well? We believe here (in our humble Masonville household) that (as Mom always said) God helps those who help themselves. Folks must put forth some kind of effort for themselves to see change for the good which effects everyone else around them. That's why local politics & the community & school district (in our view) is so much more important to be involved in. It all starts Here, you know? Our current President deserves all the respect & help he can get. Nuff Said.
January 22, 2011 21:43:58 bertimouse   Observer: you know, for a self-proclaimed God fearing religious person you show a mean streak by putting out such nasty, mean & rude comments. We here in our household (As I always say & yes CrzyFlea is correct about how I comment here) speak the way we see it without trying to insult anyone which is why we say "NUFF SAID" when truly the issue is enough for us. As we've stated before, your religious beliefs observer don't bother us in the least - get it? And that's all we have to say about that. We understand how some folks just Have to have the last word, so have at it oh nasty one & may God humble & temper your thoughts & tongue for not thy but his will.
January 22, 2011 11:31:05 Observer   A couple of people from Masonville were mentioned here on the board this past week as having passed away. While I do not know these two individuals or their famililies I too would like to offer my condolences to their families. May the Lord bless and guide you during this time of loss.
January 22, 2011 06:44:48 CrzyFlea   And finally, as I'd intended to do when I first came onto the board this morning. I'd like to express my condolences to Sheila Benedict, her mother Cindy and the Northup family as well if they're still in the area, at the passing of Burt Benedict.
January 22, 2011 06:40:56 CrzyFlea   Observer, I think the 'we' and 'us' references that bertimouse makes implies more that the person typing is speaking on behalf of him or herself and their significant other, nothing more. Don't you think that is a reasonable thing to discern rather than assuming they mean to imply something more grandiouse.
January 22, 2011 06:36:32 CrzyFlea   Golden retriever lover - There are only 2 places with in ground pools that I recall from my time spent in Masonville. I think you're talking about a home on one of the dead end roads, either Bundy Hollow or Randal Hill. Per your description I'm inclined to think that Bundy Hollow is more likely the road in question as the pool on Randal hill is at one of the houses right at the end and you mentioned traffic. You might try google maps satellite view to help refresh your memory.
January 22, 2011 04:39:50 Les   It wasn\'t long ago Bertimouse that you were ragging on the TOM workers for \"flauting their arrogance\"for the storage of a RV on TOM property.Sometimes gossip makes us look arrogant.I don\'t think I have heard anybody tell you to shutup,the same courtesy would be nice.Unfortunately religion is not talked about much.It seems to bring about anger and hostility in some people.Did you know there is a church that is a part of TOM?I don\'t attend myself but many TOM residents do.Does talking to China,(actually we have been,Bush invited the pres. of China to a luncheon)make them a good country now?We are talking to Hugo Chavez (who loves Obama)from Venezuala who hates America and is guilty of some pretty bad human rights violations himself.And Cuba\'s Castro is fond of our Pres. too.This is good?that some of the worlds worst dictators are friends with our temporary President?
January 21, 2011 21:17:05 Observer   Bertimouse Please do not presume to know what I do and do not care about in the Town of Masonville. By the way, your constant use of the pronouns "we" and "us" gets a tad old. Either you are speaking of yourself in the third person as royalty or you are indicating you are speaking for the residents of the Town of Masonville. If so by what decree or proclamation did you come by this office of spokesperson? It certainly was not via the ballot box. I do not know anyone who cast a ballot in such. Why not be honest and say what you mean. YOU do not like what I post and let the rest of the community speak for themselves.
January 21, 2011 20:43:31 bertimouse   Hey observer: Benalities? Clear by your own words to us here that you care nothing about the TOM children's education. Thanks for clarifying that. Perfection of the area? Is that not what All religions strive for is the perfection of Self First so that your area will then benefit? And Les: Which causes more heated discussion that MOST TOM folks want to talk about: local politics, gossip or religion? Maybe Grumpy is the only one who knows, but like all good website administrators he usually doesn't jump into the fray. We think that based on the lack of comment religion seems to be the least favored topic,(sorry observer) followed by politics which everyone seems to be sick of at the moment. Resident: Yah, the more local Bear Stories & who's dog is biting/barking who & all the Bravos for the HWY Dept's successes The that's a real Community Bulletin Board. And by the way Les:China has been buying our country up for a while now; it should be no surprise what they did this past week except that They actually came Here to visit. It wasn't so long ago when our 2 countries didn't even talk to eachother, remember? Yah I know, NUFF said! :)
January 21, 2011 20:14:29 Les   Your right Masonville resident sorry if I offended you.National politics probably doesn't belong on a local forum.Though I thought the further destuction and sale of our country (by more then this administration, I'm not singling anybody out),was a local topic.It affects us all.But to be offended about a few comments on religion,there was no preaching here just a few posts,I can not apologize for.
January 21, 2011 19:52:20 Les   Masonville resident-unless you are Grumpy I don't think you have the right to complain.I think many Masonville residents can find offense to many things wrote here.Like driveing by our good neighbors the Gray's,look the other way for a few seconds,our skip a post and you don't even know it was there.Like I said unless you are Grumpy we are all guests on this site.
January 21, 2011 11:03:09 Masonville Resident   A Very BIG "Thank You" to Chuck and his crew at the Highway Department. Well done boys!
January 21, 2011 11:01:20 Masonville Resident   Les - I just stated the one topic in the Masonville Bear. Out of state hunters, killing neighbors barking dogs; gas drilling and the road rally were interesting as well. And again, we got to read about the Presidents dinner experience from your words. Quite frankly, he\'s in there, you ain\'t getting him out, enjoy the show. I can read about it if I choose to pick up a paper, not here.
January 21, 2011 08:37:36 taxpayer   Now may be the time to thank the Masonville Highway Dept. for a job well done. All of us like getting to work on time, although the kids would rather have a snow day whenever possible.
January 21, 2011 07:36:54 Mormon Hollow Farm   All too soon we once again have lost another good friend and devoted member of our community, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Howard Huntington who passed away earlier this week. The Braymans
January 21, 2011 07:32:00 Golden retriever lover   Sorry I used a censored word, it really isn't a bad one! Again, any information would be appreciated.
January 21, 2011 07:30:32 Golden retriever lover   Hi there.I am writing because my family and I used to rent a farmhouse in Masonville for a week each summer for a couple of years. I remember the house was across the street from a barn where two cows lived named Ferdinand and Moo Moo. The house also had an in-ground pool and I believe it was located on either a county or state road, although not a lot of traffic. I know this is a total *CENSORED* shoot, but does this sound familar to anyone? Thanks.
January 21, 2011 03:38:04 Les   Disturbing,the fact that our president finds it appropriate to wine and dine and apoligize to the pres of China.Even some prominate democrates didn't go to the dinner.While they have one of the worst human rights violations in the world,forced labor or sometimes they get pennies and cancer for their help undercutting American products to bankrupcy.And Obama tells the China we are here to help them become a world superpower after China says the day of the dollar is over.I guess we need more money?
January 21, 2011 03:23:08 Les   Saving or killing a bear more interesting,or more appropriate?How about hateing the raghead,or out of state hunters or killing neighbors barking dogs?Don't forget gas drilling or the rally.It seems town gossip causes more arguments then discussing a little religion or politics.
January 21, 2011 00:41:35 Resident of Masonville   I believe Grumpy started this "free" board to provide information to the great people of Masonville about the town. Politics and Religion we can get elsewhere. I for one hate reading about it here. Now the Masonville Bear, that was interesting!
January 20, 2011 22:47:56 Observer   Bertimouse As this is an open forum thus far. I suppose anyone can discuss whatever they so desire. The fact I am a believer bothers you obviously. So be it. As long as it is discussion and not argument I see no harm in discussing what one believes or accepts. As to harming the Town of Masonville; while Masonville is a nice little place it is not perfect in any way. All one has to do is read the papers to confirm that. Maybe a dose of the Gospel is what the TOM needs. Lastly I am not asking anyone to read what I post. They are free to pass over it and move on to banalities concerning school lunches and the perfection of the area.
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