Yellowed Pages: Dec. 30, 2009

10 YEARS AGO
Wed., Dec. 8, 1999

MCS Trimming Superintendent List—A dozen local residents joined Margaretville Central School Board of Education members Monday evening to meet the first of three finalists being considered for the vacant superintendent’s post. Monday night they met Dr. Richard Hooley. Ms. Marcia Lamkin was scheduled for Tuesday night and Dr. John Gibson for Wednesday.
Project Auction For Community—A capacity crowd filled The Square Restaurant Sunday night and gave more than $10,000 in Jimmy DiGiacomo’s Benefit Auction for the Community Christmas Project.
Ski Centers See Green—The ski centers in the Catskills just got a $100,000 boost from State Senator John Bonacic, who announced that he has secured that amount of state funds to help local ski centers market themselves.
New Kingston—Wanda Lanzi joined the Denver-Vega Pinochle Card Club Thursday afternoon which was held at Gladys Johnson’s in Roxbury.
Arkville—Emma Douglas, Dorothy Hanley and Ruth Mullen were among the many who enjoyed a delicious Christmas ham dinner Sunday following the Sunday morning worship service at the Advent Christian Church in Margaretville.
Finberg Ends Career At Guilford College—Senior forward Owen Finberg of Margaretville recently completed his final year of playing soccer for Guilford College in Greensboro, NC.

25 YEARS AGO
Thurs., Dec. 6, 1984

Safety Belt Law Debuts In New York—An informational warning period mandated by the law, began Dec. 1. The law takes full effect Jan. 1, when tickets may be issued.
Roxbury—Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Cumming and daughters, Amy and Toni, spent Thanksgiving with Mr. Cumming’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Cumming at Mamaroneck.
Local and Personal —Cecil Cohen was in Washington last weekend for a three-day seminar sponsored by the NRA on state-level legislation for 1985 in the entire USA. Cecil represented the NYS Rifle and Pistol Association.
Ginseng Enthusiasts To Meet At Roxbury—The New York State Ginseng Association will hold its annual meeting on Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Roxbury Public Library.
Pastor Installation Set— The Rev. Murray D. Peer will be installed as pastor of the Clovesville Bible Baptist Church at a special service on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m.
Babies Born—A daughter, Rebekah Ann weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces was born Oct. 29 to the Rev. and Mrs. Douglas Finch of Highland. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Finch.
Historic Building— The historic “Gold Seal Building’ in Roxbury has been sold by Mr. and Mrs. Betz of Margaretville to Mr. and Mrs. Hofler of Hurley.

40 YEARS AGO
Thurs., Dec. 11, 1969

Light Permit Okd—The village of Margaretville has received a permit from the State Department of Transportation to erect the traditional Christmas lights across Main Street. The lights will be erected by firemen before the holiday shopping season reaches its peak.
Steve Storey Awarded Medal—Cpl. Stephen D. Storey, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Storey of Margaretville, has been awarded the combat aircrewman insignia and the strike/flight air medal award with bronze numeral by the Marine Corps for his part in air activities against the Viet Cong in Vietnam.
“Go Home Drill”— Margaretville Central School will hold a civil defense “go-home” drill for pupils next week Friday afternoon, and as a result they will begin their Christmas vacation one-half hour earlier than planned.
Dash Of Cold Water Dampens Hope Of Having Village Swimming Pool—The Margaretville village board discussed planning of a swimming pool at a meeting Monday night. Present were Ronald H. Laberge and his assistant Charles Homeyer of Albany, engineers and planning consultants. The two men said there is an eight-month delay from application to funding. They estimated 50 acres would be needed to provide for future needs and expansion.

60 YEARS AGO
Fri., Dec. 9, 1949

Mercury Goes Below Zero—Halcottville, Dec. 5— The weekend brought the most snow so far this season here and also the coldest weather. The temperature reached a low of 6 below Sunday morning. The roads were slippery.
Kelly Corners—Mr. and Mrs. Eli Finch entertained Saturday evening at dinner Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Finch and son, Richard, of Denver and Miss Nancy Hubbell and Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Avery and daughter, Vivian, of Halcottville.
Chichester—Quite a number of the members of the Phoenicia Fish and Game Club turned out for the organized bear hunt Saturday.
Suffers Loss Of Leg—Shavertown—David Condon had his leg amputated at the Margaretville hospital last Friday.
First To Ski On Belleayre—The first skiers to reach the summit of 3406-foot Belleayre Mountain, where the state has its quarter-million-dollar ski development, were apparently E. Maltby Shipp and his son, Oliver E. Shipp of Newburgh. They made their historic trip twenty years ago.—By Arthur Draper
Victory Food Stores—Fancy head lettuce 2 for 25¢; Ripe bananas 2 lbs. 29¢; Apples 5 lbs. 29¢; Grapes 2 lbs. 29¢; Rutabagas 5¢ lb.
Hunters Meet Accidental Death—Fourteen hunters met accidental death in New York State during the deer season.