I find it hard to write 2013 on everything. This is mostly because I have to keep dealing with 2012 when I am doing end-of-the-year work for the Town of Gilead.
My brother, Steve McLain, stopped by the house last Saturday. He usually picks up the town mail out of the box and puts it in the office, but since Leann Caruso, Tax Collector, was doing some work in the office he did not have to this time.
Major Stephen McLain, III from the country of Norway called his parents, Steve and Lise McLain, on Christmas day. The reception was not clear during the day hours, so he called once again at midnight and the reception was much better. He also sent an e-mail to his parents stating that he had received the three large Christmas packages.
Lise McLain attended the conference meeting at Ledgeview on Wednesday regarding her father's (Gerard Dupont) progress. Also, Evan McLain of the country of Norway, who won the painting that his Uncle Joey donated to the Senior Club as a fundraiser, received his painting a few weeks ago. Evan McLain is the grandson of Steve and Lise McLain.
Mary Tyler reported that she has about 15 turkeys at her place. So far, we have only seen one at a time at our feeder.
Gilead Historical Society
The fall newsletter went out to members just before Christmas. The 2013 dues notice that was included has resulted in several members renewing their membership. The GHS is always hoping to entice new members to join and help with the many projects on the historic buildings that are underway. When spring arrives these projects will get started again, but in the meantime, the GHS has been working on grants to help fund them. The GHS is also pleased to receive items and pictures from Gilead’s past. That is what the GHS is all about –preserving Gilead’s past for the future.
Dog owners should be reminded again that they need to license their dog before the end of the month because after Jan. 31 a $25 late fee will be applied. The Town Clerk will be at the Town Office on Tuesday evenings.
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