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March 10, 2009 20:46:24 LOL   With one swipe of the pen, the White House has taken the United States one step beyond the Nazi death camp medical experimentation. Wonder of he would be willing to sacrifice his two daughters to medical science?
March 09, 2009 18:09:01 Masonville Town Clerk   I have set up a Free rabies clinic for the Town of Masonville for April 10th at the Masonville Fire Dept. I will post the hours as soon as I get them
March 08, 2009 21:28:24 bertimouse   Mom's nice DR called again to basically say that we're at the eighth inning with two outs as far as Mom's heart is concerned: Pumping only 15% now,3 leaky valves,lungs not getting enough oxygen,the worst today is "VTAK" which is a deadly arithmia of the heart-normally a pacemaker does the job but Mom don't want surgery;can't survive it,is just holding on to "revise her will"tells all just keep me alive for that! Lord this rollercoaster is my Karma for the children's Hell,eh? DR. now says Mom has hours,days,weeks,maybe a few months if we're lucky.I go home next wknd.to plan her funeral while I'm still sane.Hopefully she will Rally. Thanks again yall for your prayers it means ALLOT to me.Looks like Mom will soon be at peace-hard as it is for me to write this,all will be well&as it should be,eh?
March 06, 2009 12:41:31 Maybe it will help!   Grumpy, I was wondering if you could get the state reps. phone numbers/ email posted on the home page? I thought that it would make it easier for the "people" to get in touch with them if the don't (or do) like what's going on with the goverment. People need to start speaking out if they don't like how the we're being represented.
March 06, 2009 05:52:09 On trails   Does anyone know when there will be the free rabies clinic?
March 05, 2009 17:37:35 bertimouse   Thanks Robin Little & Gloria, I should stop calling Mom a "bad patient"...it's tough for all of us to deal with but it IS her right to be ornery & also refuse surgery-yesterday a great doctor called me up & finally took the time to explain things kindly, patiently & in layman's terms.He said turns out in most other countries they don't operate for a hole in the lower stomach;just this country is 3/4 of the time quick with the knife;He doesn't want surgery either at this time 'cause the longer Mom's on antibiotics,etc.the stronger she'd be physically able(except for the heart)to take surgery if things go South;but for now,so far so good,she showed a little improvement yesterday TG! I slept good for the first time in days...I don't dare take any time off work these days;people getting laid off right&left;can't ever give 'em a reason as they say.(Lesson #1:No matter how hard it is for the family,everyone[including the doctors&nurses]must respect the patient's decisions. Lesson#2:the resident nurses are not the ones to speak to for info. Lesson#3: Surgeons,MDs&Cardiologists on a "team" don't always agree with each other on the course to take for a patients care. Lesson#4:Yes there are some wonderful doctors out there-keep hunting for 'em.)Thank you all again for your prayers Mom's not out of the woods yet but lately things are looking up & I know that prayer makes a difference. Always. :)
March 05, 2009 01:15:37 Gloria   Bertimouse, If you have to work because of lack of vacation time you could look into taking FMLA."Family Medical Leave Act" (If you are working because you need to have the money FMLA won't help because I don't think you would get paid. Maybe it depends on your employer.)Living far from an ill family member is such a helpless feeling. I hope all goes well.
March 04, 2009 09:16:10 Robin Little   Dear Bertimouse, it is never easy to see our parents ill, my heart goes out to you. A long time ago, when I was very ill and I was told that I couldn't have chilren a friend's grandmother told me "What will be will be. And if you understand that you can't change it and just pray for help to deal with it it will be easier to accept." I have lived by those words for 20+ years and it does help. We may not always understand why what is happening right now but someday we might. All those years ago I didn't understand why this was happening to me, but now I know and life is good. My prayers and best wishes go out to you.
March 04, 2009 01:36:11 bertimouse   Mom's in the hospital again now with a hole in her "duadenal"somewhere;intestines or stomach;basically a side effect caused by all those meds she's been on for CHF. Mom's refusing surgery;scared as heck;I'm not there;no good people helping her;can't get down there till this wknd I gotta work!-Surgeon says they need to operate-risk yes but more so if not.Still Mom is her own worst enemy here.Dr.says by this wknd maybe too late.Things were looking up a little till tonight,o well. God never gives you more than what he knows you can handle, eh? Yup. Marjorie is a stubborn,bad patient&I apologized to all her nurses tonight;don't mean a thing to those angels.Thank God for Nurses. Please pray for Marge to come to her darn senses & have this stupid 1 hour operation!She's 82.Thanks.
March 04, 2009 01:02:26 RD's MOM   Why you "assume" RD knows the idiot we hear going buy 100 MPH. I think faster. He is neither a friend or acquaintance.
March 03, 2009 20:49:44 LOL   Ranger Danger - Oh it your friend who travels 206 on his crotch rocket at over 100 MPH? Sounds like an organ donor to me. I collided with a deer at 55 MPH and sustained $4000.00 damage to my vehicle. I wonder what the damages would be at his speeds hitting a deer? I doubt $4000.00 would cover it.
March 03, 2009 19:42:25 Ranger Danger.   Some places get over 2000 riders for these charities.. you should consider yourself lucky you only have to deal with 50-100 of them. =)
March 03, 2009 19:39:17 Ranger Danger.   LOL, those 200 or more bikers you see ride past your house every summer, are actually raising money for a charity based on how many miles they ride. I enjoy that rumble and thunder quite a lot. And one of the louder bikes in this town is a good relative of mine. No offense, but complaining about motorcycles in a rural area is like complaining about the sound of horns beeping in a city. Oh, and CHARLES, it was in front of your house that the indecent occurred. I believe they came off your yard.
Febuary 27, 2009 14:18:04 CHARLES   Ranger Danger- The reckless snomobile incident you saw is just one example of the disregard some riders show for other people's property. I live just before Steam Mill Rd. and have stopped a group of six snomobilers roaring up the middle of my PAVED driveway. We had just finished plowing it so I'm quite sure it couldn't have been mistaken for a trail. I stopped them and informed the group that my driveway and backyard were not a trail for snomobiling (as if that wasn't obvious to anyone with half a brain). We now have deep gouged-out drag marks in our driveway. Since speaking with the riders, we have returned home from outings only to find more snomobile tracks in our driveway. Despite strategically parking our vehicles to block the snomobilers path, a few idiots actually rode across my front yard, around my house and up into the woods (which we also own). We spoke to local law enforcement who suggested cutting down some trees to block their route. Some help, huh?
Febuary 27, 2009 11:21:42 LOL   Ranger Danger the story of loud after market exhausts fall in the same catagory as the excuse for not wearing a helmet while biking. "Helmets cause more injuries than they prevent". Bikers install loud after market exhausts because they want them and like the noise. Has nothing to do with "safety". During the summer we may have as many as 200 "Hogs" go by our residence at one time. I have no problem "seeing" them when I am driving.
Febuary 26, 2009 22:50:48 :)   LOL, Someone used my sign in symbol :) What I tried to say
Febuary 26, 2009 22:43:45 :)   I Agree with the name thing LOL. I know what you mean, and I know who you are,and what happened here. You said : Dear :), I thank you for you learned comments on my observation of the leadership of our country. ?????? I did not write any comment that is what I tried to tell you but you did not get that. What happend here ? No clue. I do NOT want to argue about anything.
Febuary 26, 2009 22:14:12 Ranger Danger.   LOL, as to your comment about bikers and loud exhaust. Loud pipes save lives. It's very hard to see a person on a motorcycle, but if you can make it easy to hear them many lives are saved. Also, I've seen snow mobiles blasting through town and creating havoc this winter. One even blasted off a persons lawn right before the turn onto Steam Mill and came within feet of being hit by a school bus. They went onto the persons lawn across the road and hit a grassy patch, tearing the ground up. Quite depressing the lack of respect people have for others.
Febuary 26, 2009 21:12:31 LOL (Chester)   Cmdr Kiedel - I always did use my real name when posting to this site until one day someone started using filthy language and signing my name to it. I have used the LOL signiture since.
Febuary 26, 2009 18:12:22 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Cdr_Keidel@hotmail.com "...it has not come to my attention that censorship of said discussions would be practiced by the web site owner..." And that would, of course, be I! My webmaster uses a commercial censor thingie, which, in my opinion, seems a bit overzealous. I don't like censorship, but it appearsO necessary to keep profanity out and leave this venue readable by all age groups. Too many posters seem to hide behind their monikers and then feel free to post whatever offensive drivel they may; safe from being taken to task for their, perhaps, offensive comments. I commend those who have come out of hiding and routinely use their real names. Robin Little, you are one of them! I have no problem with discussions and opinions on WHATEVER; this is why I make this venue available. All Masonvillains have this forum. Just remember, when you post something stupid, it reflects poorly on YOU!
Febuary 26, 2009 17:17:23 LOL   :) - Argue with me about? Argue with me to what end? Remember it takes two to have an argument. As to you making a comment on my political opinion, please re-read your post. The entire post was a comment on my statement. Ms Little, of course anywhere USA has fought for freedom, our own or others, we will find those who paid the highest price.
Febuary 26, 2009 14:57:36 :)   LOL, I am :) I made no comment as to your political opinions.I could argue with you but why bother some things (people) never change. As for ;.) I have no comment except to say don't tell me what to do.
Febuary 26, 2009 14:08:35 Robin Church Little   Dear LOL, please look in all cemeteries; in this country and abroad. I am sure that a lot of families have loved ones who are not buried in American soil, I have a Great-uncle that is in the field of white crosses as he died in the English Channel on D-Day.
Febuary 26, 2009 13:49:22 LOL   Dear :), I thank you for you learned comments on my observation of the leadership of our country. While there may have been discussion about making political observations on this site it has not come to my attention that censorship of said discussions would be practiced by the web site owner. I think that the freedom of opinion is one of the things that make this country the great country it is. S.G. Tallentyre in her Biography of Voltaire made the comment about his writings: " I may not agree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it." I believe that the quote was later paraquoted by one of our founding fathers. Discussion of controversial subjects is a healthy and profitable practice. Remember this; the "Free"dom we charish so highly in this country is not "Free" at all. Someone paid for it. Witness the number of markers in any National Cemetery.
Febuary 26, 2009 10:58:27 reader   Definately keep you opinion to yourself; unless, of course, it agrees with MY opinion!
Febuary 26, 2009 01:25:48 I am :)   I am :) for a reason If you don't have something nice to say.......... Just my opinion
Febuary 25, 2009 20:37:29 ;-)   Like Bush and Cheney were any better! Give me a break and keep your political opinions to your self. It was mentioned before that this type of banter should be discussed elsewhere.
Febuary 25, 2009 17:30:33 LOL   I wonder how many people believed anything that was said by the "messiah" in his speech before the joint house last evening? CNN lauded the speech to the point of nausea today of course. As I looked at the picture of "messiah", Binden and Polosi it dawned on me that they represented, possibly, the most dangerous people on the face of the earth. Hitler and his henchmen could not have a glimmer of the power those three have nor the intent those three have. God help the USA!
Febuary 25, 2009 00:53:49 bertimouse   hi again Grumpy - we once got rid of 4 kittens by posting 3 funny "berma shave-type signs" along a stretch of 800 feet of road frontage along a supposed "dead end" road. Man those cats were lucky! But what to post for trespassers? I'd recommend signs #1:"We Aim" sign#2:"To Please" sign#3:"For All _____".(fill in the blank for what ever has been bothering you) sign#4:"For Target Practice". Yah, nuff said.
Febuary 24, 2009 12:32:02 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Cdr_Keidel@hotmail.com My eldest son, the ex-infantry sergeant turned firefighter, brought back a sign from his Army days. It reads: WARNING! Live fire impact area! That, if discovered by trespassers, should give them cause to stop. I do target shoot frequently.
Febuary 23, 2009 23:05:18 bertimouse   Yup, looks like LOL is a bit ticked off again but for good reason we guess. -On my way back home this Sunday in the snow along Rte 17 I counted 19 pickup trucks hauling those fancy trailers that carry snowmobiles back to mostly NJ. While driving to LI the previous Friday afternoon we passed many more "coming up". -I totally agree with NOT LOL & :) regarding Local Snow-Mobilers & Bikers. My advice would be to make some nice signs every 75 feet where you find they are driving on your property - just like the old "burma shave" road signs-be creative,it works! P.S.-Turns out My Mom's physical therapist comes from near Walton,NY & she lives on LawnGuyland now; can't stand to visit her property anymore 'cause last year they found 16 dead deer with their heads cut off with rotting carcases there...now that's just not right. My Mom loves her now;said only "down-staters" would do something like that! What a waste & My Mom is right about that. The ONLY thing that I like about being "down-state" now is helping my Mom, being able to see the green grass early & MAYBE I might get to see the ocean once again with Mom. Lord she loves the sea, the sun, & the crashing, lulling,rolling waves. Thank you all for your prayers; please continue to help me help her. And btw? Lay off LOL. Lol has a right to say whatever, you know? Peace, Yall no matter what your brothers/sisters say, eh?
Febuary 23, 2009 22:19:44 bertimouse   Hi Grumpy;My Mom tried acupuncture instead of getting "stints" 'cause at the time she thought she would have to "go under the knife" for that. I must say she has LOUSY DOCTORS, Errr. So instead the acupuncture may have given her another 3 years before the major heart surgery where she just didn't have a choice or die. Lord if I could could "change back time" like Cher sings I would.
Febuary 19, 2009 19:27:37 :)   LOL, Why so much anger ? Hillbilly ? Pieces of garbage ? And what do you have against bikers ? Why not get one of those cameras and put it outside and catch the people that are distroying your property ? Take away the frustration. No one likes having their property distroyed.
Febuary 18, 2009 21:50:41 Not LOL   LOL, how do you know it was a "local"? Most snowmobiles are operated by downstaters who have no reguard for others property. This is 40 years of observation.
Febuary 18, 2009 19:49:28 LOL   For your information ":)" I do not dislike nor hate anyone. Hate is a strong term and it takes More away from the person hating than it does the person the hatred is directed toward. Law enforcement, for the most part, does a great job although I do think they are asked to do things that make little or no sense to anyone except the beaurcrats who come up with the ideas. As to seeking law enforcement help with snowmobilers; to what end? I do not know who it was and the chances of finding the culprit is negligible and what would come of it if they were located? Nothing. We are always going to have amongnst us those who have no respect for others or others property.
Febuary 18, 2009 17:14:35 ;-)   LOL probably hates law enforcement personnel too! Better watch what you ask for!!!
Febuary 18, 2009 16:32:21 ted tiska ted.tiska@co.delaware.ny.us hey "LoL" you should call your local law enforcdement ie "the "sheriff's office" at least we will try! give me a call 746-2336 ext 238 Sgt ted tiska
Febuary 18, 2009 11:18:26 :)   More Negativity !
Febuary 16, 2009 15:33:10 LOL   Well, the local hillbilly snowmobilers managed to destroy two of my driveway marker lights along with 3 or 4 shrubs. Should be illegal to run those pieces of garbage anywhere except on their own property. Oh well, it soon will be change of seasons and then we can be entertained by the bikers with their aftermarket exhaust systems rattling the windows.
Febuary 16, 2009 11:01:11 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Cdr_Keidel@hotmail.com After many years of sleeplessness and dozens of prescription medicine bottles on the kitchen counter, my darling little wife seems to have found something which works - acupuncture! She’s still taking the pills for hypertension, high blood pressure and heaven knows what else, but she is finally sleeping through the night. She’s been at it for about a month and the restful sleep appears to be making quite a difference in her general well-being. I am still a bit skeptical, thinking it is just the placebo effect, but it is the result which counts. I am very happy that dear wife is getting the sleep she needs. She goes to FAMILY ACUPUNCTURE & CHIROPRACTIC at the Gelder Medical Group Building across the street from Sidney’s Hospital. Their number is 607-563-2273. I may try them myself to see if they can do something about my arthritis.
Febuary 15, 2009 21:39:07 Tony - CR-20   That's great Berti...glad she liked it. I go there at least once a week when I check my crews doing potholes in Manhattan. Beautiful place. Always visit the main alter; Saint Michael and the St. Anthony area...works for me. I pick up Saint cards with medals for people at the gift shop in the church. If you need anything, let me know. My prayers are still with you and your family! Tony
Febuary 15, 2009 21:16:41 bertimouse   Tony, my Mom smiled & got a kick out of you lighting a candle for her where you did. Thanks. We're all hanging in there for now - Lot's of Love & Comfort being poured on Mom now; don't know yet how long she has yet-could go either way...
Febuary 15, 2009 19:17:49 Tony - CR-20   Great shot...thanks Mr. Denys!
Febuary 15, 2009 10:13:17 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Cdr_Keidel@hotmail.com Absolutely, George! I got the photos and they are great! One of them really shows the layout and construction of my new front deck and stairs! THANK YOU so much!
Febuary 14, 2009 21:45:04 George Denys gdenys@citlink.net Grumpy, did you get the photo's I e-mailed?
Febuary 14, 2009 21:42:06 George Denys gdenys@citlink.net Tony, CR 20. If you send me your e-mail I will e-mail you back an aerial photo of your house. Did it on a whim.
Febuary 14, 2009 21:39:53 George Denys gdenys@citlink.net Bertimouse, My prayers are with you and your Mom.
Febuary 11, 2009 23:46:49 bertimouse   P.s.- Higher weight at a younger age = higher heart disease risk(& etc. for all diseases btw)no matter what good heredity we all think we have.OK Nuff now said eh? Yes. Has it sunk in to nuff folks? Never enough. Never enough. Folks always think that it doesn't apply to them. Well whatever. These are preventable tears.
Febuary 11, 2009 22:07:33 bertimouse   Hi folks. Thanks for your prayers,can you continue for a little while longer?Mom definitely has CHF as they say & let me tell you it's bloody heck trying to be a "Health Proxy"/long distance caretaker.A Great website: americanheart.org has helped immensely in understanding this chronic,degenerative heart disease. Think Mom has stage 3 so we're hoping to turn a few months into maybe a year or two(?)-problem is,SHE is the one that has to cooperate & yall know how stubborn independent "rents" (parents)can be. Mom listens with her one good ear & thinks her own way out of the deaf one.-Won't listen to no one but her durn stubborn self which(we're desperately trying to tell her)will shorten her life for herself,children & grandchildren. YALL should check out this website...if we can't save her, maybe we can warn others in the family that have heart trouble history, you know? Ironically; February is "Heart Awareness Month". We expect that the Sidney Central School District will be mailing valuable information to all parents of overweight children within the district about the very grave heart risks their children may encounter.-Nuff Said & Thank You, Thank You.
Febuary 10, 2009 23:28:06 Tony - CR-20   Berti...my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I lit a candle for you and your family at St. Patrick's in NYC this evening.
Febuary 10, 2009 14:01:56 tcr   bertimouse- I know how you feel and my prayers are with you.
Febuary 10, 2009 01:01:13 bertimouse   You know, sadly life is too short & everything nowadays has an acronym & everyone seems to be in too much of a hurry & we forget the things that really matter to us. They say they "think" that my dear,sweet&loving 82 yr. old Mom who has cared for 8 kids all her life now has "CHF" just 3 yrs after open heart surgery which was supposed to give her another 5-8 yrs? It's called Congestive Heart Failure folks,& if your a stubborn independent person who doesn't listen to your doctors about how to take care of your heart? You TOO will break your children's hearts as mine is breaking now. I apologize for this depressing news but I just thought to remind yall about how Really Important Love & Hope Is for This World & that it will ALWAYS Be Here for Anyone that needs it. This I know from my Mom. Please Pray for her, Thanks.
Febuary 08, 2009 00:20:38 character   Lol, 95% of the whites that voted for the present President voted for him because they feel he was the best man for the job. It's sad how ones views get handed down from generation to generation till someone see the light. Keep on the sunny side lol.
Febuary 06, 2009 02:18:34 :)   Negative, ALWAYS So Negative. Not many people look at the world like you do LOL. I like the president and he has a beautiful family. People did not vote because of his skin. 95% ??????? Whatever !
Febuary 05, 2009 19:15:39 tcr   lol- I didn't say that I disliked you,only that you are so negative.You are right,everyone does has a right to their own opinion, but try to see something good,it might make you feel better!
Febuary 05, 2009 17:57:02 LOL   The over zealous censoring of this site "Censored" out the word "H*O* in the term "H*o*-Hum. <grin>
Febuary 05, 2009 17:54:23 LOL   tcr- I am probably the most disliked person in the area all because of my view of politics and politicians. (Although I cannot dislike anyone because they view things differently than I do.) At first it bothered me that I was looked upon as a nut but not anymore. My view of people is that everyone is different and has different views on subjects and that is what makes the world interesting. Differences of opinion is not a valid reason for disliking anyone. Yes, I am aware I fail to fit into the neat little slot that others think I should fit into but hopefully my views will get others to thinking rather than the indifference and "*CENSORED*-Hum" attitude I see around me.
Febuary 05, 2009 17:41:10 tcr   lol- If you are only negative when it comes to politics, why not talk about something else? Try to look for something positive.
Febuary 05, 2009 12:27:37 LOL   95% of the Blacks who voted for our present President voted for him because he is black. 95% of the whites who voted for our present President voted for him because they do not want to be viewed as racist. USA is only as influential in the world as our money is influential. USA is almost universally hated in the world. Our President the most powerful man in the world? That may have been true at one time. Not any more. Black History Month? That is great as the black people in this country have a very rich heritage and we and our children should be made aware of it. But, what sort of outcry do you think there would be if someone suddenly suggested a "White History Month"?
Febuary 04, 2009 18:52:13 bertimouse   We were just thinking tonight how great these thoughts were: 1)We are still(& may always be)The Most Powerful & Influential Nation On This Planet. 2)Our president IS The Most Powerful Man On This Planet. 3)He IS and Can Claim to be(whatever percentage)a Black Man. 4)February is Black History Month, as always every year. But this year is special. 5)This February, we personally pray that all the hope & effort that was put out by Everyone in Getting Out The Vote last year will not be forgotten in the new year of 2009. 6)Don't ever forget where you come from. Don't EVER forget to vote. That's all we care about here.
Febuary 04, 2009 06:50:32 MyLegHurts   tcr, play nice. (^_^)
Febuary 03, 2009 18:25:12 LOL   tcr- When it comes to politics I fail to see how anyone could have anything positive to say about it. Name ONE good thing that has come from any politician, local, state or national, recently. Perhaps if more people took a realistic look at what this country is coming too; things might change. Karl Marx said, "Religion is the opiate of the people". I might borrow on that quote and say "Indifference is the opiate of the people."
Febuary 03, 2009 17:24:31 tcr   lol- you are the most negative person I have ever heard, you must be very unhappy!Do you ever have anything good to say?
Febuary 03, 2009 16:29:02 LOL   Simon Cameron (Lincoln's first Secretary of State) was asked to define an honest politician. He replied, "That is easy, an honest politician is one who when bought stays bought." Seems this day and age has an over abundance of "honest" politicians ranging from the least of the local offices to the highest offices in the land. I observe with dismay, but no surprise, the problems our new "Savior" President is having in filling his cabinet. He obviously is finding that "honest" politicians far outnumber the "unbought". Watching the "pupitmaster" White House Press Secretary pulling the strings of the media puppets with a smirk on his face has given me many a chuckle, along with idigestion. Perhaps of our "honest" politicians paid their fair share of taxes we would not be having the financial problems in the country we are having.
Febuary 02, 2009 13:32:15 Masonville Town Clerk   Today opening Tax bills to process I received a $100.00 Check from Joann Aymar For the Masonville EMS. She in in a group with 9 other ladies 6 from Masonville and they choose to donate to a local organization. She said God Bless to all in these uncertain times.Well I say God bless to her and all those nice ladies I'm sure the Masonville EMS can sure use this. What a great Day.
Febuary 01, 2009 18:38:18 bertimouse   Crappie Derby Update: Well,it was a COLD day & I learned allot about Ice fishing & how to stay warm(bring extra socks & gloves)!-Next weekend there is another Ice Fishing Contest up at Gilbert's Lake I think - that one fishes for Perch - another good eating fish. -BTW, no one asked me when I registered if I had a current fishing license...I think next spring they will cost about $28?! We think that Masonville should sponsor an Ice Fishing Derby at Oquaga State Park next year if it's cold enough...GREAT WINTER FUN & a great way to make some coin for local group organizations. Ice Fishing is FUN! :) And no,altho I got a few nibbles & 1 minnow stolen,didn't catch anything but enjoyed the day anyway. See you next weekend at Gilbert's Lake, eh? :)
January 30, 2009 23:22:28 bertimouse   Dear Concerned Taxpayer: Speaking of fishing; Do you know of Anyone who is Going to the Crappy Derby at Whitney Point tomorrow? My experienced fishing folks didn't want to go,err.Said it was too cold,errr.Was bummed out about that as my birthday is next week & I was looking for some fun. Well,driving home from work tonight I decided to buy myself a nice fishing pole & lures at KMart & just get up&go anyway by myself.I'll be looking for someone to cut a hole in the ice for me but other than that small detail,I'm fishing!-I've got my bucket,my fishing pole,my lures,(gotta get some minnows in the a.m.)my long johns,big coat,2 pairs of socks,2 pairs of gloves,something to sit on & that's all(ha ha I think)I need to have a bit of birthday fun just trying to catch me some nice tasty crappies for supper. Wish me luck yall. Anyone else that might be interested in joining in on the fun can check out the details at crappiederby.com.
January 30, 2009 23:08:06 bertimouse   Hi LOL: Nah,you're all right. But then again I must still have my rose-colored glasses on eh? :) We here know that you care deeply about your issues too & that's fine with us.
January 26, 2009 12:03:19 concern taxpayer   When you hold a public office you open yourself to comments, good and bad. You also know that there is a lot of time involved. I too have held offices in many orangizations and it takes up alot of my own time. If you are not willing to put in or give up time then you shouldn't take the position. After talking with other people, they feel the same way. They also feel that the clerk and the clerk's office should be easier to get to. Does the town get revnue from fishing and hunting licenses?
January 26, 2009 10:25:59 LOL   Bertimouse - In answer to your question: Yes, I have served in a public office. My point being an answer to PGPM. Serving in a public office is NOT some sort of punishment but rather a choice the person makes. Most in public office serve out of a sense of duty and a need for public recognition or they may serve out of a perceived position of power or authority. And with that thought in mind; I would wager one could find more people willing to serve as tax assessor than would be willing to serve as Town Supervisor. I, unlike you, do not view life through rose colored glasses nor do I view public office holders as some sort of "god" worthy of my awe and worship. As to liking Masonville: If I did not like the Masonville area I would not be here. Masonville is a nice quiet country area and a pleasant place to live. I am sure there are nice people as well as not so nice people in the Masonville area and I guess I fall in the "not so nice" category by your standards.
January 25, 2009 21:37:33 bertimouse   Thank you Proud Green Party Member; I also don't always agree with(anyone!)but as my Grandmother always said "The first hundred years are the Hardest" :) My father always said that "Life is a Game." :) My Mom always says "Be on Good Terms with All People" :) -Mesh all that together & I guess you get my philosophy with a little Beatles music mixed in. Thanks for my 15 minutes of Fame & Peace to you too.
January 25, 2009 21:26:34 bertimouse   Oh Dear LOL,What exactly is the point of your last comment? Have you ever held a public office anywhere? If not,then maybe you should try to do so, that way you could "walk a mile in their shoes" before you are so ready to condemn them, eh? Peace, my brother. It Takes Hard Work To Run Any Town & there are many "un-sung" heroes living here - Many Good Neighbors whom You Have Never Met that just may save your life someday in some way. People usually serve in a public office because they CARE.-Your unkind words(i.e. "laughing about about town gov't folks whining?")-Is Verbal Abuse On Your Part whether you realize it or not. Please Stop. Don't you have anything Good to say about Masonville?
January 25, 2009 14:42:18 George Denys gdenys@citlink.net Gotta love this board!!!
January 25, 2009 13:42:20 LOL   PGPM - Sorry your reasoning that the Tax assessors job is one no one wants does not hold up or hold water. Apparently "someone" wants it. There never seems to be a lack of persons willing to take the job. As to any person on the Board or elsewhere in town government; perhaps it is not the highest paying job in the world but there is always someone willing to do it and no one is holding a gun to any of their heads to force them into the job. I always get a laugh out of those that will run for the job and then whine that they are not being compensated enough or they are being abused.
January 25, 2009 10:40:42 Masonville Town Clerk   The 7 people.Our Town Justice retired so that was filled by Judy Jackson who was the Court Clerk so Laurie Burpoe filled the Court Clerk. Stewart Wilcox Councilmen resigned due to a move so Mike Spaccaforno filled that. Both Mike and Judy will go on Balllot in November. Highway Superintendent Chuck Smith just got elected this November.Chuck was Deputy Super., so that was filled by Gordon Finch. Historian Jeri Brayman,CEO Building offical Joe Reynolds. Deputy Hwy. Supt.,Historian and CEO are all appointed yearly. Hope that helps. Pam
January 24, 2009 21:41:46 Unaware   I think Pam does a good job. If she wasn't I don't think she would be at it all these years. Thanks Pam!!! I have a question! Who are the 7 people that were recently taking an oath and what was it for? Was there some sort of openng in the town that I wasn't aware of? I know alot of things may be talked about at the town meetings but I can not coem to meetings and never hear about any thing going on unless it's on Grumpy's site.
January 23, 2009 22:10:21 Proud green party member   P.S. Bertimouse, I don't always agree with you but I admire your civility here. You are a class act.
January 23, 2009 22:06:19 Proud green party member   If you do the math on your tax bill it comes out to just over 4%. It was explained to me long ago why the difference. If I remember right it has to do with the change in the tax base from year to year. That changes the % and rate per $1000. but the math still comes out to 4%. As for our Town Clerk, She doesn't get paid much. We can't afford much here in Masonville but she gives us back alot more than she is getting paid so lay off unless you want to dig out of your own pocket. Same goes for the Tax assesor. A job nobody would want but are happy to bash. You people make me sick with your constant complaining. The people at the Town board do alot with a little and their pay doesn't even cover their gas!! Jack Thomas and Craig Dumond are the two to thank for a solvent town, the rest of the board too. No debt and people complain. Unbelivable.
January 23, 2009 16:43:47 Happy tax payer   I've had no issues with the Town Clerk ,she returns my calls in a timely manner! The "Old management" at the Highway Dept.was hard to get but the new supt. is same day or the next day. I take the getting of the machine as the guys are out working!!!
January 23, 2009 16:20:09 concerned taxpayer   I am not saying that we need to have 9:00 to 5:00 hours but some set hours would be helpful. I to work for a living. I think a few hours a couple nights a week and saturday mornings would be a great help.
January 23, 2009 12:21:13 Masonville Town Clerk   I work during the day-yes i have to make a living to. Call and leave a message i get back that day or next including phone calls for me many for the justice, Hwy. Dept. Ect. Hours how about those late night hunting license's 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Sundays early morning 6:00 A.M. or any time. I make arangements for all those who need the Clerk.Tax season yes is by appointment it is a very busy time and I want no one to be late on there payment so if you make that appointment I will be there or drop of in the mail along with the other 100 people daily.Sorry if I haven't been there for all, but I try. Many have e-mailed me from this site you can do that to if you like. Thanks Pamela Walker
January 22, 2009 23:21:48 bertimouse   Sorry folks but here's one more thing I gotta say BTW, The Masonville Town Clerk doesn't get paid much. She's always returned our phone calls with questions & responds WAY quicker than say, our highly paid & funded Highway Department answering machine. If Folks here want more working hours for the Clerk it would automatically translate into higher local taxes. So which would you really rather have during these times? A.)An inconvenient 12 mile(?)round-trip ride down the hill to Sidney twice a year or B.)An annual increase in taxes(whatever that would be)to pay for a full-time Town Clerk? or C.)Keep the same hours for the Clerk but "tweek" the days/times to be more convenient for all of Masonville's citizens who need her services?
January 22, 2009 22:57:17 bertimouse   A Town Clerk available for who, when & for what? Those who work 9 to 5 from Monday to Friday that can't afford to take time off to get there? Retirees/Unemployed folks/Household Caretakers who are available 9 to 5 during the week? How about on SATURDAY mornings like the post office; when just about Everyone has some time off to get there?
January 22, 2009 14:51:00 Taxpayer 3   Let's get a clerk who can be available!
January 22, 2009 00:18:31 I pay taxes too   Shes NEVER home. I and every one I know has to go to Sidney or elsewhere to get fishing or hunting licence. Town Clerks are usually 9:00-5:00 jobs Right ? Try to make an appointment between those hours and see what happens. Remember when Betty's door was always open.
January 21, 2009 19:55:20 LOL   Concern Taxpayer - Since I have lived in this area the Town Clerk has been pretty near as hard to contact as the President. Don't know why. Most towns have a Clerk readily accesible.
January 21, 2009 14:01:44 concern taxpayer   A few questions. 1) Why wasn't job openings for the town ever advertised? Meaning the part time highway position and the court clerk position. 2) What is going on with the big dirt pile where the old Wilcox farmers market was? 3) A board member said that our taxes only increased 4+ percent, but on the tax bills it says 6.6% why is that? 4) Years ago you were able to just go to the town clerks to conduct business, but now you have to make an appointment? That is very inconvenient. When did this change and who makes the decision? There should be set hour for the town clerk. The Assessor has hours, so why shouldn't the clerk?
January 20, 2009 20:34:59 Bob Dunbar bdunbar@palisades.rr.com 188 Million dollars. Just to say I will. Democrat or whatever, you should be very mad. I know of too many people who cannot even afford to heat their homes right here in Masonville. This was their money. Shot in a day.
January 19, 2009 21:42:48 Craig DuMond   The Masonville Fire Department and Ambulance Squad is holding a "New Members Drive" in an attempt to solicit new volunteers to serve our Department. The Dept is in dire need of additional volunteers. Being a Fire Dept. or EMS volunteer is a rewarding way to contribute to one's community, earing the respect and admiration of all. Any interested individual should see a member of the Fire Department.
January 19, 2009 00:32:56 bertimouse   Dear "HAPPY" - THANKS FOR BEING ALL THAT. Peace, Love & Happiness to you & yours. Take Care driving in the snow, wherever you go, eh? It was supposed to be 3" of snow but instead it was a rather freakish 6 inches instead eh? Nuff-Said, nuff-done. Dear Happy: I LOVE SNOW IN MASONVILLE, & i will always love comments like yours...keep at it.
January 18, 2009 12:10:29 George Denys gdenys@citlink.net Happy.......AMEN!!!!!!
January 16, 2009 03:55:17 Masonville   Interesting old article. www.dcnyhistory.org/oldnewsidx/newsnancyrutenber.html
January 15, 2009 19:44:15 McK66 Productions (board tech for BearPaws WebWorks) mck66productions@yahoo.com TO: DVV You can include a web link for someone - it just can't be "clickable" - so you have to start with www and not h-t-t-p - also, if you "copy and paste" directly from a web page, you should probably paste the link into a plain text editor (such as NotePad on Windows systems) to remove any web formatting before copying *that* link and pasting *that* link into your message here... Hope this helps!
January 14, 2009 00:56:46 brrr   :) :) :)
January 13, 2009 21:24:55 farmer   Batten down the hatches old man winter is coming. Put on the long johns the next couple of days is going to be very chilly.
January 13, 2009 00:54:54 Happy   Is this a political forum where you come to bash people. Why such nonsense ? Is there not enough problems in this world ? Why so angry ? Be nice. It is too depressing to come here. Maybe why it is a dead forum.
January 07, 2009 13:47:25 LOL   Big deal about seating an appointed US Senator from Illinois. I fail to understand what the furor is all about. So, one more crook in the US Senate? We already have 99 blood sucking political crooks serving in that body now. What difference is one more going to make? So he was appointed by a crooked governor. Name even ONE governor that is not a crook. (New York State specializes in crooked governors.) For that matter name even ONE politician that is not a crook. Honest politician is an oxymoron. Oh well, there is light on the horizon though. If Princess ("you know") Kennedy gets Mother Hillary's ( "you know") senate seat she is too dumb ("you know") to be a crook.
January 06, 2009 00:29:38 DVV   I tried to paste a site for you LOL. Maybe that is why my message does not come up. I wanted to tell you that the person you are looking for maybe Aurea Getter.You can find information on the Delaware County History Site.
January 06, 2009 00:22:57 DVV   Not Working , I give up
January 06, 2009 00:14:51 test   hello
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