It seems great to have some nice weather in January. On Sunday, the sunshine was nice and warm and the snow was melting.
My brother, Steve McLain, received a Christmas package from his sister-in-law, Diane Bean, with a hat that she knitted for him. She also sent a baseball cap that says “Dogs Best Friend” because she knows how much he likes to wear hats.
I have had several people mention that they read this column. My brother ran into Fred Burk recently and commented that he had not seen much of him recently, and asked what he had been doing lately. Fred replied that he knew what Steve had been up to because he reads all about him in the Gilead news each week!
Lise McLain attended the Senior Club potluck dinner at the Methodist Church in Bethel on Jan. 9. An auction was conducted and she was able to pick up a few items that were inexpensive.
Lise McLain visited her dad, Gerard Dupont, at Ledgeview on Jan. 12, and after some coaxing was able to discover that he received a Christmas package from his daughter, Diane Bean, from Baker City, Oregon. Lise, also, received a Christmas package from her sister, Diane Bean, which contained some homemade soaps, a homemade maroon sweater and beret made by Diane, herb teas, and homemade jam.
Mary Tyler had a visit last week from relatives from New Hampshire, Adam, Jess and Olivia Bell.
Another reminder that dog licenses are due in January and a late fee of $25 will be applied after Jan. 31. Several people have already paid. Since I am working on the end of the year bookwork for the town, I just finished the Town Clerk’s report and there were seventy dogs licensed last year in Gilead. There were fifty-three spayed/neutered and only seventeen that were not.
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