Roxbury News: Feb. 4, 2009

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Mark your calendar for a ham dinner on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Grand Gorge United Methodist Church. There will be one sitting at 5:30 p.m., seating is limited to 100 people. A maximum of 100 takeouts will be available at 4:30 p.m. Snow date is Sunday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12. Plan to enjoy ham with all the fixings, potatoes, vegetables, cole slaw, rolls and assorted pies plus beverages.
The high school regional competition of the annual Science Olympiad is on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the College of St. Rose in Albany. Fourteen Roxbury Central School students have qualified for 16 events, being assigned to partners for such events as environmental chemistry, health science and technical problem solving.
You can challenge your own thinking skills by using the Roxbury Library and the Four County System Cybermobile, which makes its monthly rounds this week. The mobile will be at the Halcottsville Post Office on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 2:45-3:35 p.m. It also makes a stop at the Grand Gorge Civic Center between 4:30 and 5:15 p.m.
Want to “say it with flowers?’ Plan to attend a free lecture, “The Language of Flowers” by Vesti Snyder of Sage Rose Herbs on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. The venue is The Roxbury Arts Group’s Walt Meade Gallery at Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury. For details phone 607 326-7908.

Week of Jan. 21
Bud Gile of Ridge Road took a fall at home. He has been diagnosed with a compression fracture in his back. Bud and Marion’s family has been visiting, daughter Margie from Newark, New York and son Steve and wife Janice of Cobleskill. Bed rest is necessary, plus medicine to relieve pain. We wish Bud a timely recovery.
David Scudder attended the board meeting of the Scudder Association on Jan. 23 in Norwalk, CT. He enjoyed riding to the meeting with another board member Sandra Scudder of Colonie. Her father, Samuel Dudley Scudder was a jeweler in Kingston and was born in Margaretville. As a result of conversation, it was interesting to learn of the common family connection she has with Leighton Scudder of Big Indian.
Shauna Rockwell of Stamford is also a beneficiary of the Scudder Association as she is a recipient of an educational grant in this her freshman year at the College of St. Rose.
The third activity of the association is financial support of medical work in India. Dr. Ida S. Scudder, who spoke in the Gould Memorial Reformed Church in 1899 before leaving for India, pioneered medical services for women in that country.
Solange Counort of Roxbury recently reurned from a trip to Brookhaven, Mississippi to visit a good friend, Ruby Ferguson. They visited Natchez and also the Delta region where cotton and rice have been grown. The two women also drove to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where Solange lived before moving north.
David Scudder was the guest musician on piano and violin at the Grand Gorge United Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 18. Fran Reed, certified lay speaker from the Stamford United Methodist Church, led the service and gave the message.
The Lady Rockets’ soccer team at Roxbury Central School achieved a composite average in the classroom of 91.34 during the soccer season. Earning state Scholar/Athlete status are Karly Bolger, Marlise Cammer, Paulina Cowan, Heather Davie, Tarah DiBenedetto, Alexa Finch, Danyelle Greene, Samantha Hamil, Jenna Johnston, Rachel Meckes, Nevada Schuman and Jessica Utsler. Keep up the good work, girls.