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April 21, 2012

Volumee 2 • Numberr 40

In n this Issue

FFA Adviser to retire A44

Motorcycle & ATV A26

Springer’s Inc. Open House & FFA BBQ A42

Herkimer Business Opens A42

Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” ~ 1 Corinthians 1:31

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On the cover Published weekly on Saturday by Lee Publications 6113 St. Hwy. 5, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

Publisher, President

Frederick W. Lee V.P., General Manager

Bruce Button V.P., Production

Mark W. Lee Circulation Manager... ....Tony Keba Classified Ad Manager.......Peggy Patrei Comptroller........Robert Moyer Managing Editor......Joan Kark-Wren Page Composition.......Deb Countryman Production Coordinator........Jessica Mackay Shop Foreman...........Harry Delong

Ad Sales John Snyder, Sales Manager 518-673-0129, Mark Fowler, Sales Associate 518-673-0116, Kristen Lee, Sales Associate 518-673-0100, Tricia Ricotta, Sales Associate 518-673-0165, Mary Skinner, Sales associate 518-673-0130,

Recently Ashton and Isaiah Emmons toured Lee Publications while visiting with their grandparents Don and Marie LaComb - owners of Don’s Electric and Plumbing in Canajoharie. Visiting a newspaper business is one of five requirements to earn the communication badge in Cub Scouts.

Photo by Brenda Emmons Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and, through nearly a century of experience, understands that helping youth puts us on a path toward a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. Scouting, with programs for young men and women, helps meet these six essential needs of the young people growing up in our society: Mentoring, Lifelong Learning, Faith Traditions, Serving Others Healthy Living, and Building Character.

To learn about the Boy Scouts, visit Reader ads 518-673-3011 or 800-218-5586 Bruce Button-Corporate Sales Manager 518-673-3011, Accounting/Billing-Alyce Moyer 518-673-0149, Commercial Printing-Beth Snyder 518-673-0101, Delivery concerns-Tony Keba 518-673-3011, Send all correspondence to: PO Box 121, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428 Advertising e-mail: Editorial e-mail: Web site: 518-673-3011 Phone • 518-673-2381 Fax

We cannot GUARANTEE the return of photographs. Publisher not responsible for typographical errors. Size, style of type and locations of advertisements are left to the discretion of the publisher. The opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publisher. We will not knowingly accept or publish advertising which is fraudulent or misleading in nature. The publisher reserves the sole right to edit, revise or reject any and all advertising with or without cause being assigned which in his judgement is unwholesome or contrary to the interest of this publication. We assume no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisement, but if at fault, will reprint that portion of the ad in which the error appears.

The Original Valley Pennysaver is delivered to 100 percent of the homes in the following towns: Ames Marshville Brooksman Corners Nelliston Buel Oppenheim Canajoharie Palatine Bridge Ephratah Randall Fort Plain Salt Springville Freysbush Sprakers Hallsville Sprout Brook Hessville St. Johnsville Lasselville Starkville Find The Original Valley Pennysaver in strategic locations in: Amsterdam Little Falls Charleston Mohawk Cherry Valley Richfield Springs Dolgeville Salisbury E. Springfield Sammonsville Fonda Sharon Springs Fultonville Springfield Center Gloversville Stratford Herkimer Tribes Hill Ilion Vails Mills Johnstown

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Get the best response from your advertisements by including the condition, age, price and best calling hours. Also we always recommend insertion for at least 2 times for maximum benefits.


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5 month old Siberian Husky, male, white & gray, wearing collar, no tags, answers to Cooper. Last seen Lafayette St., Palatine Bridge. Call 518-9933007 with any information! Offering reward

CHECK YOUR AD ADVERTISERS should check their ads on the first week of insertion. Lee Publications, Inc. shall not be liable for typographical, or errors in publication except to the extent of the cost of the first weeks insertion of the ad, and shall also not be liable for damages due to failure to publish an ad. Adjustment for errors is limited to the cost of that portion of the ad wherein the error occurred. Report any errors to 518-673-3011 Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St., Fort Plain, 518-993-3834. Bentley flower and vegetable seeds are now 4 packs for $1. Burpee seeds now range in price from $1.49- $1.99 per pack. All peat pots and greenhouse starting kits are on sale too!!

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Hello Again, At this time, Fred and Sylvia Lee are on their journey back home from the sunshine state. The following is from a September 2011 Hello Again, and will hopefully serve as a reminder that the Palatine Corridor Dream is still alive. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Next week we will return to normal with new stories and ideas. ·············································································· I am going to attempt to make a serious business point in the next several paragraphs. Some of the paragraphs were borrowed from an earlier “Hello Again,” not exactly word for word. After these paragraphs we will try to put forth a rough outline of a plan. In an earlier edition of “Hello Again” we chatted about a dream, a dream that led New York State to become the Great Empire State. One of the greatest industrial powerhouses in the Western Hemisphere — certainly the leader in the United States. The dream: Governor Dewitt Clinton’s dream was to build a super water transportation system connecting the Atlantic Ocean at New York City — up the Hudson River to the Albany area, then on westward across New York State to the center of the United States via a system of canals, rivers and lakes. When the great dream was completed it inherited several names. Clinton’s Ditch, Clinton’s Folly, Barge Canal, the Erie Canal; the end result caused one of the greatest industrial explosions recorded in history. Factories, with support businesses, popped up along the new barge canal creating one of the most important and powerful industrial zones in the world. A tradesman, or laborer, could lose his place of employment and find a new one the same day. A young business-minded person could start a new business. Hotels, restaurants, houses, churches, higher education institutions, villages with parks, retailers, farmers, roads with bridges all grew out of Clinton’s dream. They dreamed and built factories, huge and small. Some became giants creating a wonderful, prosperous way of life. That was the Mohawk Valley. Now! Most of the factories are gone, leaving behind one great question: “What happened?” I believe many answers could be presented. New York State, and federal government interference, labor unions growing too large and powerful demanding more from the factories than the marketplace could bear, taxes, businesses failing to change with the changing times; the dreamers grew old and died. Sure, all of these played a part but I believe what really happened … men and women stopped dreaming, planning, building. Possibly the banks found other, easier ways to lend money and made it nearly impossible for new and even old established businesses to borrow needed funds. People just stopped doing what worked, stopped dreaming, planning, and acting. What happened? The once great commercial water passageway, which passed through the very heart of hundreds of our villages, creating thousands upon thousands of business opportunities has been reduced to a basic non-commercial venture. A great river for sport fishing and pleasure boating. It does still provide a passageway for larger boats to travel to Lake Ontario and beyond. Now we have a great business enemy called the New York State Thomas E. Dewey Thruway. Cars, trucks, buses full of money spending people can get on the Thruway and travel from the greatest city in the western hemisphere, New York City — travel north to Albany, our capital, and drive west across the entire state into Northern Pennsylvania and never have a business or personal comfort reason to visit any one of our villages along its pathway. They can buy gas, food, enjoy comfort stations, rest

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areas, and never leave Thruway controlled property. They do leave behind engine smoke and some road noise. So what can be done? Rather, what can we do? Where is all of this negative chatter leading? Simply stated — it’s time for another new big and powerful dream — tag it “Fred’s Folly” if you choose. Let’s dream together. Right here under our noses we have one of the greatest gold mine potentials and opportunities imaginable. A gold mine so big and endless it would be impossible to place an estimate of its potential value. It’s ours to tap into. Remember, “When one door closes, another will open.” That one door closed and effectively robbed our area of tons of business and now it can be used to build our gold mine. The New York State Thomas E. Dewey Thruway. Every hour of every day — 365 days yearly — cars, buses, campers, trucks by the thousands drive through our valley heading either east or west. Very few stop here. Why? Why? There is no reason for them to stop. Cooperstown has the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the baseball Dream Fields which combined, draws staggering crowds along with the Farmer’s Museum, Fennimore House, opera, the Otesaga Hotel, modern motels, Bassett Hospital, and comfortable bed & breakfast establishments. Frankenmuth, Michigan has Bronner’s Christmas Store, which employs over 150 employees year round. Saratoga has the racetrack. Hershey, Pennsylvania has the famous candy company tour. This listing could go on and on — causing employment and business success elsewhere. It’s a staggering and possibly a shameful fact that our Mohawk Valley basically offers nothing to drill into the largest potential gold mine which is already right here. The Thomas E. Dewey Thruway. O.K. Let’s start dreaming — first a dream and then a plan and then a start. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

A Christmas Store — like Bronner’s. An American Doll store A Teddy Bear store — possibly with it’s own manufacturing A group of factory outlet stores A large campground along the Mohawk Fill up that giant hole in the wall (formerly Ames) at the Dutchtown Plaza in Palatine Bridge with a discount store. A summertime or year-round Christian music and tent ministry

There must be hundreds of types of stores that if built between Palatine Bridge and St. Johnsville could and would draw people off the thruway. How about a Nashville type music hall, square dance Hall of Fame? Believe it or not, some areas such as Oneonta, NY have two colleges. Remember the movie? “If you build it, they will come.” Just think. Get off the thruway in Canajoharie — visit Sharon Springs — or over the river bridge and visit our new dream area between Palatine Bridge and St. Johnsville and continue the westerly trip by re-entering the thruway in Little Falls. The reverse is true too — off at Little Falls, on at Canajoharie. We could and should take advantage of the Thruway and turn our beautiful Mohawk Valley into a thriving business mecca. Even our kids would choose to live and prosper here. More next week — please help think — dream, pray, and when the times comes, act. Remember the bible verse. “We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” PlanDream-Pray and act. Fred Lee and the Lee Family

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Come, check this sale out at the

Fort Plain United Methodist Church 39 Center St.

Friday, April 27


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

WE PAY CASH! for all types of Gold & Diamond jewelry. Gold Is At An All-Time High

Saturday, April 28th

William Doerrer & Son Jewelers


16 Canal Street, Fort Plain

- and -

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(On all clothing on tables)

(518) 993-3388

Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St Fort Plain, 518-993-3834. Need a mower, blower, chainsaw, or any outdoor power equipment serviced? We’ve got the right technician for you, whether it be our B&S Master Service certified technician or our Stihl Gold Service technicians. Our shop is open 7 days a week! HAVE YOUR arrangements for you or your loved ones been prearranged? Call Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service LLC, for prearrangements, traditional funerals, Veterans Services, and cremations. Call anytime! 518-568-7040 or 315-866-1500 for more information.


Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St., Fort Plain, 518-993-3834. EasyCare Platinum Paint and Primer in one is available here! We’ve got the color selection you need at a price that fits. Stop in and see one of our color experts for all your painting needs. PPG Siding Safe Color Technology enables you to choose from virtually any color for your vinyl siding, architectural plastic and composite building materials. CAll for more information at C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016

FEATURING THE AMAZING RADIANT POOL N Thee Onlyy Pooll Guaranteedd Too Lastt A Lifetime!

All Of Your Pool & Spa Needs at the ABSOLUTE LOWEST PRICES Phone: 518-993-4980 88 East Main St. Nelliston, NY 13410 Email: Mon.- Sat. 8am - 5pm


A PA RT M E N T S F O R RENT: 3 bedroom, $600, 2 bedroom, $550. With new kitchens. Amsterdam,NY 518-557-5471

WE CAN FURNISH YOU with every kind of fabricated roof and floor truss. These trusses are ideal for residential, commercial or agricultural construction. Call for a free quote. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016

BLACK & WHITE COPIES only 15¢ each. Lee Publications.

6113 State Hwy. 5, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428. Open MondayFriday 8 am - 5 pm. 518-673-0101 or

Refurbished vacuum for sale, an Electrolux Canister Vacuum with a power head. It also comes with a free package of bags. Stop in or call Alkie’s Vacuum, 585 East Main St., Little Falls, NY. 315-823-0914 2005 Kia Optima– 5 speed, 4 dr., loaded, 4cyl. Nice family car. Call or stop into Sitterly’s Quality Auto located on Rt. 5 west of St. Johnsville or call 518568-2416 FOR SALE refurbished vacuum, Oreck XL2600 upright vacuum. It comes with a free package of bags. Stop in or call Alkie’s Vacuum, 585 East Main St., Little Falls, NY. 315-823-0914 FREE PRODUCTS/ DAILY DEALS: Sign up to receive offers on free products and services plus get Daily Deals in your area. Sign up for FREE go to www.

America’s greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is our belief in second chances, our belief that we can always start over, that things can be made better. -Anthony Walton

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All Kinds. Corrugated Plastic Signs With Stakes. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518673-0101 or email Please allow 7-10 working days to receive your signs after ordering. (518) 673-3011 ~ To Place Your Ad


only 75¢ page. Lee Publications. 6113 State Hwy. 5, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428. Open MondayFriday 8am-5pm. 518-673-0101 or

AMISH & NON-AMISH WANTED: Amish Country Commons, Palatine Bridge, NY is forming a Saturday’s Farmer’s and Crafter’s Market. Month of June FREE. Willow Tree Shoppe 518-9933311

NEED BUSINESS CARDS? Full color glossy, heavy stock. 250 ($45.00); 500 ($60.00); 1,000 ($75.00). Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101 or


Premium Split Hardwood 3 Full Cord or 4 Face Cord Loads Delivered 518-859-3010 Anytime Call For Quantity Discounts and Pricing Buying Standing Timber & Firewood Lots Buy your Green Wood Now and Have Seasoned in the Fall Our Pellets Are Warm & Dry Inside Our Warehouse

Take Advantage of Our Spring Specials

American Wood Fiber - $245/ton A mixture of oak and other hardwoods

2004 Dodge Caravan- 7 passenger mini van, Excellent condition. Stop in for a test drive or call Sitterly’s Quality Auto located on Rt. 5 west of St. Johnsville or call 518568-2416


I BUY HUNTING RIFLES for my collection. 518-673-0029, 518321-5372

BROWN LAYING HENS already laying eggs $12.00 each. 518-6733611

Handicap Lady with no legs in desperate need of a Stair Lift as soon as possible. Call 315219-0765 or 518-4707396

PINE SHAVINGS, kiln dried, 3.25 cu.ft. paper bags nice and soft. 529 Klock Rd., Fort Plain. 518568-3203

There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go. -Richard Bach

Armstrong - $260/ton A mixture of fir, pine & spruce the hardest of the softwoods. New England - $225/ton A mixture of 80% hard and 20% softwoods

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1 Front Street, PO Box 674 Amsterdam, NY 518-842-0008 Eagle Valley - $250/ton A mixture of yellow pine & spruce Warm Front - $225/ton A mixture of 80% hard and 20% softwoods Pinacle - $270/ton 50% hardwood ENVI Bricks for woodstoves - $275/ton


Call 518-842-0008 It Could Be The Warmest Call You Make All Year

HUGE CLOTHES BAG SALE; Books; Bicycles; Baby equipment; And Lots More! April 21, April 24 Till?? 6626 State Highway 5, Across from Longhorn Trucking 518-993-2811. GARAGE SALE: 1771 Hickory Hill, Fonda. Friday, April 27. Saturday, April 28. 10 to 3. Assorted clothing including two prom dresses, books, cd’s and other assorted items. No early birds please.

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RECORDS WANTED: We’ll buy your old records from 1930 1970. 45’s, 78’s, Albums, Rock-N-Roll, Blues, R&B, Country,etc. Call Pete 518-673-2384.




1-800-811-0054 7-DAY SERVICE

106 Francis Street (Off Upper End of Locust Ave) Amsterdam, NY

HAVING A PARTY? Did you know the Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department rents the kitchen and banquet room. For your convenience we now have an elevator. 518376-6136 PRESERVE YOUR INVESTMENT! Stable and turnout blankets washed, mended and waterproofed. Call for prices. Pickup/ delivery available. Call 518-7256354 Leave message.

USED TIRE SALE: Huge Inventory, mounting & balancing FREE. No appointment necessary! Save money call Auto World, 534 North Perry Street, Johnstown 12095. 518-762-7555 Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St., Fort Plain, 518-993-3834. We have Keurig K-cups in stock, only $10.99 a pack! Stop in and check out our NEW flavors.

Hillside Greenhouse

3295 St. Hwy. 80, Fort Plain 518-993-2544

Pansies Hanging Baskets Bedding Plants Vegetable Plants • Herbs Potting Soil • Annuals Perennials Located on the North edge of Starkville, 8 miles South of Fort Plain 8 miles North of Rt 20

OPEN Mon-Sat 7am-8pm; Closed Sun.

ATV TRAILERS by Bosski Industries first automatic “Dump Assist” trailers GVWR 800lbs.+ 1600lbs. models available. Come check them out at North Creek Auto 315-866-3698 2001 Dodge Dakota Club Cab– 4x4, V8, automatic in excellent condition. Call or stop into Sitterly’s Quality Auto located on Rt. 5 west of St. Johnsville or call 518-568-2416


We can print what you need. Please allow 2-3 weeks in advance. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101 For Sale- 2004 Chrysler Sebring, 4 dr., V6, AC and road ready! Call or stop into Sitterly’s Quality Auto located on Rt. 5 west of St. Johnsville or call 518-568-2416 LET US HELP you get rid of your unwanted stuff. Place a reader ad today. Only $4.00 for the 1st 14 words. Call 518-673-3011

Thurs. April 26th 2:00-6:00 pm Fri. April 27, 9-6pm Sat. April 28 9-12 Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St., Fort Plain, 518-993-3834. 3 cu.ft. bags of Red, Black or Natural Cedar mulch are now 3/$10!


available at Lee Publications. 25¢ a page. 6113 State Hwy. 5, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428. Open MondayFriday 8am-5pm. 518-673-0101 or 2009 HYUNDAI Santa Fe Lmtd., AWD, maroon, 31k, V-6, auto, leather, moonroof, alloys, Loaded! SALE: $23,995. John C. Miller, Inc. 518762-7124 INSULATION: All Types. New/ Existing Buildings. Free Estimates. Fully Insured. Call Upstate Spray Foam Insulation 315-822-5238.

There is hardly any place or any company where you may not gain knowledge, if you please; almost everybody knows some one thing and is glad to talk about that one thing. -Lord Chesterfield

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Alkie’s Vacuum Sales & Service for the following:

Royal, Miele, Oreck, Electrolux, Hoover, Bissell, Dirt Devil, Kirby & Eureka Accessories • Parts • Bags Shampoo and More

We Buy Top DolGold la Pricin r Cash P g aid

(315)) 823-0914 585 East Main St., Little Falls, NY 13365 Hours: Sun. 10-4; Mon. Closed; Tues. & Thurs. 3:30-8; Wed. 9-5; Fri. 7-7; Sat. Closed

2010 TOYOTA Corolla S, red, 21k, 4cyl., auto, moonroof, alloys, full power. SALE: $16,495. John C. Miller, Inc. 5 1 8 - 7 6 2 - 7 1 2 4



1998 FORD EXPLORER Sport 4x4, 183k, $1,500/OBO. 518-2311951 FOR SALE: 2002 Chevy Impala, AC, PS, radio, very good condition. 315-866-3813 after 6pm

$$$ Logging $$$- Buying Standing Timber: Professional Free Consultation. 15-1000 acres. Paid before cut. 315-6683786, Cell 315-706-4592 2008 FORD F-150 Crew Cab XL 4x4, grey, 37k, V8, auto, alloys, AC, CD, full power, bed liner. SALE: $23,995. John C. Miller, Inc. 518-762-7124 Having problems with your well or pump? Call The Water People Provost Brothers! 518868-2126

RKP Sporting Goods


315-868-5815 2830 State Rt. 29 Dolgeville, NY 13329


Bridall Show

Sunday, Aprill 29th Noon n - 4PM at the VanAlstyne Homestead 4 Moyer Street, Canajoharie

Vendors • Music • Food Photography and More! $5 Admission enters you in the raffle.

Also visit our museum room with Antique Bridal Dresses & Memorabilia For more information call Phyllis at 518-596-4929 Showcasing the VanAlstyne Homestead for Anniversaries, Weddings, Showers & More.

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ASPHALT MILLINGS For Driveways Parking Lots Walkways Bulk Silos Floors

Ron Allen Trucking 361 East Main St., Canajoharie


Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St., Fort Plain, 518-993-3834. Ready for green grass? We are Stop in and check out our lawn mower selection. We have Snapper, Husqvarna, Poulan, Cub Cadet and Poulan Pro. From riders to pushWe’ve got what you need! ANTIQUE AUCTION: April 27th, 5pm, 14 Bridge Street, St. Johnsville, NY. For more information on this auction call 518-993- 4668.

SEARCH & RESCUE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Tri-State Emergency Team is recruiting volunteers to provide wildland and underwater searches. This includes all aspects of field and underwater search. The Tri-State Emergency Team responds when requested by NYS Forest Rangers and other Police agencies throughout New York State, Western Vermont and Massachusetts. We are looking for certified SCUBA divers, experienced boat handlers, and people who enjoy hiking and the outdoors in general. The team will provide training and complete support as needed. Our headquarters is located in Waterford. Applicants need not live in Waterford to volunteer. If interested, please call 518-237-6744 or visit o u r w e b s i t e w w w.

Sunnycrest Orchards

Seed Potatoes Now In!! - Plant your Broccoli & Cabbage Now Spring Perennials

• Onion Sets • Seeds

It’s Pansies Time Mulch, Soils & Everything you need for outside 7869 State Route 10 Sharon Springs, NY 518-284-2256 Open 9-5 Daily

MANTIS Deluxe Tiller. NEW! FastStart engine. Ships FREE. One-Year Money-Back Guarantee when you buy DIRECT. Call for the DVD and FREE Good Soil book! 877-439-6803 DINNER SPECIAL: $29.95 bottle of wine and two dinners. Mercato Pizza & Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie 518-6734411 INSULATE!! Kraft faced and unfaced fiberglass insulation available at C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016 MAKE our phone ring so we can return the favor!! Place your reader ad today. Only $4 for the first 14 words. 518673-3237 YOU HAVE ASKED FOR IT & NOW WE HAVE IT: COLD PATCH for your driveway in 50# bags. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016 INVOICES for your Business - 2, 3 or 4 part forms. Very reasonable. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518673-0101 or email PICK 5 for meats, frozen seafood and grocery items, Peruzzi’s Meat Market, 69 Church Street, Canajoharie. 518-673-3382 CATER your parties with us. Your guests will love it. Mercato Pizza & Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie. 518673-4411 2009 JEEP Wrangler Unlimited, 4 door, silver, 24k, V-6, auto, AC, CD, hard top, full power. SALE: $25,495. John C. Miller, Inc. 518-762-7124 2008 JEEP Liberty Sport 4x4, black, 41k, V-6, auto, moonroof, full power. SALE: $17,995. John C. Miller, Inc. 518762-7124

HOME-GROWN BEEF FOR SALE. USDA inspected. Pieces, quarters, halves or whole. Damin Farm, 518-5682643 MUSICAL EQUIPMENT, drums, guitars, amps, accessories. Shoppers Square, Little Falls 315867-7119 2007 FORD Mustang GT, Dk. grey, 30k, V-8, auto, leather, sharp! SALE: $20,995. John C. Miller, Inc. 518-762-7124 20x30 TENT with four sides for rent. Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department 518-3766136 FAX & COPY Service available to the public. Alkie’s Vacuum, 585 East Main St., Little Falls, NY. 315-823-0914 WEEKNIGHT SPECIALS: $8.95. Mercato Pizza & Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie 518-673-4411 BROWN EGGS: From p a s t u r e d c h i cke n s, $1.30/dozen or case of 15 or 30, $1.00/dozen. 518-673-3611

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1986 HD 883 Sportster, 33k miles, $2,500/OBO. 518-231-1951

We want to hear from you!

Send your comments & suggestions to the Original Valley Pennysaver PO Box 121, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428 OR email

BANNERS BANNERS B A N N E R S any size. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101 or email Please allow 7-10 working days to receive your banner after ordering. 4-33” Mud Kings on 16.5 8 lug rims, $250.00. 315858-2657

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KUBOTA DEMO DAY Saturday April 28th 9am to 4pm Special Sale Prices Best Deals of the Year

2991 State Highway 5S Fultonville, NY

518-853-4500 •

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Day Old Chicks: Broilers, Layers Turkeys, Ducks

NEPPA Hatchery Jill & Ken Gies 660 Fordsbush Road Ft. Plain, NY 13339 email: Write or call for prices & availability

518-568-5322 Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St Fort Plain. 518-993-3834. Cablz eye wear holders are here! Come in and get yours.

I would like to thank all my friends and relatives for celebrating my 90th open house birthday. Many thanks for flowers and gifts, special thanks to Lavina Wilson and Betsy Wilson. - Gladys Nagele

HOG CASINGS by the hank $26.95, Peruzzi’s Meat Market, 69 Church Street, Canajoharie. 518-673-3382

WE HAVE! Timberwolf log splitters. Call for pricing + models available. North Creek Auto 315866-3698

HOW NOT TO SPEND $4900 Show it to us and $ave $49 0000 At sometime or another, another, we’ve all wondered when the day would come to Fix the Roof or Replace the Whole Thing Once and For All.

~There’s 2 Ways to Find Out~ 1.) TAKE THE REPAIR VS. REPLACE QUIZ See it yourself on a scale 1-30 2.) HIRE SOMEONE TO DO AN INSPECTION It could be 3 and you climb the Ladder! It’s cheaper to save your job and save your _ife!? EVEN


TIRED OF YOUR OLD DRAFTY WINDOWS? Viewpoint vinyl replacement windows are durable, low maintenance and ENERGY STAR APPROVED with lifetime warranty against glass breakage. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016

KIDS PUZZLE WINNERS please pick up your prize at our office Located at: 6113 State Hwy. 5 Palatine Bridge, NY

FOR SALE: Plow off of a Cub Cadet tractor, in good shape. Best offer. Call 518-568-3251.

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RUMMAGE SALE: Fort Plain United Methodist Church. 39 Center Street, Fort Plain. Friday, April 28th, at 9am to 3pm and Saturday, April 28th 9am to 11:00am. Daily Bag Sale: $1.00 BAG!! On all clothing. Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St., Fort Plain, 518-993-3834. Planning a party? Need tables and chairs? Our rental department has what you need. Call or stop in for pricing and availability.

Wanted: Trailer to tow behind bicycle call evenings 518-673-4184 or email

NEED A NEW SCREEN/STORM DOOR? We have Larson Combination Storm Doors. 32” & 36”x80” white in stock at $137.85. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016 MATURE, HONEST Affordable Caregiver Available to assist you in living at home. Help with light house keeping, meal preparation, grocery shopping, doctors appointments, etc. 518706-0185

LOOKING FOR IT? Selling it? Looking for work? Looking to hire…

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Original Valley PENNYSAVER • April 21, 2012 FUNDRAISER FOR RELAY FOR LIFE: (4) 1 Day passes to Water Safari and a Kayak w/Paddle. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3/$10.00. Tickets can be purchased at Salisbury Motor Car or call 315429-9902 for tickets or information.


Best prices you will find anywhere. Look online find one you love, print it out, bring it in and we can create anything you want. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101

CAROL’S: Antiques, collectible, used furniture, and household items. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11-4 Rte 29 Salisbury Center. Corner of Military Rd. Buying and selling. 315429-3295

2004 Kia Rio for sale. Vehicle is good on gas, 30 mpg, 4 dr., 4 cyl., automatic. Call Sitterly’s Quality Auto located on Rt. 5 west of St. Johnsville at call 518568-2416.

WANTED - CA$H PAID: for old jewelry, books. Dolls toys, even if broken, 1970s older. 1960s & older: Clothing. Old frames, Christmas, Halloween items. Interested in almost anything old. Shirley 315-894-9032.

Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St., Fort Plain, 518-993-3834. Brazos walking sticks and canes have arrived! Stop in and check out these Made in the USA items.

ARE YOUR OLD WALLS & CEILINGS GETTING YOU DOWN? Why not remodel with sheetrock, ceiling tiles and/or wall paneling. All available at C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016

For Sale– 2002 Ford Escape, 72K, 22 mpg, 4 x 4. Sharp SUV For more information Call Sitterly’s Quality Auto located on Rt. 5 west of St. Johnsville at call 518568-2416.

WOOD PELLETS: Spring Special on New England Premium Pellets with low ash. Buy now and save!! C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville. 518-568-7016

FREE DELIVERY please see our Facebook page for details Mercato Pizza Restaurant. Mercato Pizza & Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie. 518-673-4411

For Sale- 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, AWD, V-6, loaded w/options and clean! For more information Call Sitterly’s Quality Auto located on Rt. 5 west of St. Johnsville at call 518-568-2416. THERMA-TRU FiberClassic, Smooth-Star and Steel Exterior entry door units. Many styles to choose from. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville. 518-568-7016 SEASONED Maple & Oak & Firewood for sale, $65.00 per face cord. 518-461-3089

Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St Fort Plain, 518-993-3834. We’ve got Adirondack stacking chairs in a variety of colors, now just $17.99

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. -Herb Caen

25% Off Everything In Stock

If you see Mariyah Gressler On Saturday, April 21st Wish Her A Very

Happy 14th Bir thday! NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER “WASH & PRAY” Thursday May 3, 2012 Join us at 10 am at the D.A.R. building in Schoharie. (we need helpers, we are starting at 10 am, but come anytime because we will be washing till our arms fall off.)

We will be washing away the flood line and windows of Schoharie.

GOD BLESS AMERICA - GOD BLESS SCHOHARIE VALLEY Donations are needed for squeegies, ammonia, Windex, squirt bottles, buckets, paper towels, brushes. Please drop off donations at the River of Jubilee Church located on 5S in Sprakers or Lee Publications, 6113 State Hwy. 5, Palatine Bridge. For more information call Pastor Gail at 518-322-1427

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AVA - Adorable 8 to 10 year old female ORIANA - 4 year old female Dutch NATE - Very handsome adult male Boxer MAURICE - Super sized male Rottweiler Dachshund. Found on Center St., Fort Shepherd mix. Great family dog, good mix, 52 lbs. Found on Main St., Fort mix with a great smile! Found on the Plain on April 14th. Likes to be held and Thruway in Glen on April 14th. Plain on April 14th. with kids Likes belly rubs! cuddled.

COOPER - 9 year old male Chocolate Lab, 89 lbs. Knows his commands and gives his paw to shake. Good with kids. Great personality.

RAMSEY - 5 year old male Pit Bull, 57 lbs. Found in Sprakers in March 2010. Very affectionate, lively and loves to play! Should be your only pet. Adult home only. Housebroken.

BREEZY - Lovely female Dilute Tortie, born on April 20, 2010. Came to the shelter in February because her owner could no longer care for her.

SYLVIE - Very pretty 2 - 4 year old female. Found in St. Johnsville in June 2011 Fine with other cats.

NEEDED: Dry Dog Food and Clorox WRATH OF GRAPES Over 9,000 Bottles of Wine In Stock 51 Hancock Street, Fort Plain, NY

Joseph Nalli, Esq. Counselor at Law Fort Plain 518-993-4486

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Spring Special Free Stump w/ Removal of Tree

Ron’s Tree Removal Mohawk, New York 13407 Chipping • Trimming • Stumping • Saw Milling • Clean ups & Firewood


Cassandra Love, Mom & Dad

FREE COFFEE MUGS for your restaurant. Yes FREE. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101 or

HANDYMAN, 25 years experience, all phases home improvement, reliable, reasonable rates, no job too small or too big. 518-496-1919



at Lee Publications, 6113 State Hwy. 5, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428. 518-673-0101 OUR FATHER, help us to see Jesus as he is and to be like him. In Jesus’ name we pray. Prayer for 1John 3:2. UMC 518-993-3863 2006 BUICK LaCrosse CX silver, 59k, V-6, auto, full power. SALE: $10,995. John C. Miller, Inc. 518-762-7124 RUN-IN SHED, 10x16, w/kickboard, quaker style, brand new, never used, delivery available, $2,500. St. Johnsville 518-568-3560

for trucks and cars. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101 8 FOOT TABLES & folding chairs for rent. Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department 518376-6136 CUFFE COMPUTERS offers affordable repairs and upgrades as well as custom built systems. 518-993-4833. HEAVY DUTY HARDWARE for heavy duty doors. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016 2008 DODGE Nitro SXT 4x4, tan, 34k, V-6, auto, AC, CD, full power. SALE: $16,995. John C. Miller, Inc. 518-762-7124

Whatchmacallits Since about the time humans developed the concept of private property, people have been looking for ways to protect what’s theirs. Animals, especially dogs, have been used for guarding property for thousands of years. These furry burglar alarms would rouse their humans and alert them if anything was amiss. In 386 B.C., Roman soldier and statesman Marcus Manlius was alerted to the presence of intruders by a flock of geese. It seems the intruders snuck past sleeping human guards and dogs, but couldn’t slip past the honkers. An English inventor by the name of Tildesley is credited with creating a door alarm in the early 1700s that used a set of chimes mechanically linked to the door lock. A gun shot can be an effective alarm, but before the

introduction of the percussion cap in 1839, few guns were made simply to sound an alarm. The percussion cap brought with it many small and simply made burglar alarms. Nearly all were made to be fastened to a door jamb or window sill and to fire when the door or window was opened. A spring-backed ham-

mer was tripped when the door or window moved, exploding the cap. The percussion window alarm shown here was the creation of Simeon Coon of Ithaca, NY, who received a patent in 1857 for an improved percussion alarm. This example is owned by Willis “Skip” Barshied Jr.

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Original Valley PENNYSAVER • April 21, 2012 FOR SALE: 1948 Ford 8N tractor with plow and a t t a c h m e n t s , $3,000/OBO. Call 607264-3680 WANTED TO BUY: Old Grit newspapers (not the Grit magazine). 518-5685115 CENTRAL BOILER EClassic OUTDOOR FURNACES. Cleaner and Greener. 97% Efficient. EPA Qualified. Call North Creek Heat 315-866-3698 FOR SALE: 4-16” Aluminum Rims for GM w/tires, 6 lug. Asking $125. 352-303-5648 Now buying GOLD! Top dollar pricing and we pay in cash. Stop in or call Alkie’s Vacuum, 585 East Main St., Little Falls, NY. 315-823-0914 ATTENTION 4-Hers, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts: FREE racing homing pigeons. Poor health forces me to leave the sport. 518-875-6745

Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St., Fort Plain, 518-993-3834. 6 cu.ft Twin Wheel Whellbarrow now only $49.99!


LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Mercato Pizza Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie. 518673-4411 1988 35’ Travel Trailer, 26’ awning, needs a little work, $1,800.00 cash. 315-858-2657 COMMON PINE: Excellent for trim boards; Also 1”x6” tongue & groove and 1”x12” rough cut. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville. 518-568-7016 2007 HONDA Accord SE, red, 52k, V-6, auto, alloys, full power. SALE: $14,995. John C. Miller, Inc. 518-762-7124 Sanyo 26 inch colored TV for sale. Works good. Best offer. Call 315-4298464

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Lead by example — share your wishes If sudden illness prevented you from making your own medical decisions, would your loved ones feel comfortable making decisions about your care? April 16 was National Healthcare Decisions Day when you were encouraged to:

• Discuss your values and preferences for health care with loved ones. • Select a spokesperson and complete a Health Care Proxy form. Provide copies to loved ones, your physician and attorney. • Be aware of the Family Health Care

Decisions Act, which expands the authority of family members and others close to the patient, but does not eliminate the need for open and honest conversations with loved ones about your wishes and desires for medical care. • Learn about the MOLST program WE CARRY FABRAL roofing & siding panels with LIFETIME warranty against fading and chalking and ENERGY STAR APPROVED. Can be ordered cut to length and many colors to choose from. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville. 518-568-7016 Need a new car? Get 0% financing at Sampson Motor Car where everyone is approved! 261 East Main Street Amsterdam. 518-848-7359

Answers to this week’s puzzles

(Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) for seriously ill patients, that defines treatment preferences based on a patient’s goals for care and follows a patient through the health care system — facility to facility, physician to physician. Visit www. CompassionAndSupp

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16x24 full color with stakes, double sided. Stakes included. Only $15.00 each. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101. Please allow 7 to 10 business days when ordering. SEE OUR FACEBOOK page to peruse our menu Mercato Pizza Restaurant. Mercato Pizza & Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie. 518-673-4411

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Original Valley PENNYSAVER • April 21, 2012 NEED A NEW ROOF? We carry GAF/ELK Lifetime warranty premium roofing architectural laminated shingles. 6 colors in stock with 14 colors available. Call for Prices. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016 HATE THOSE STAINS caused by algae, mold, mildew, moss & lichen? Use SPRAY & FORGET with no rinsing needed. It really works! C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016 Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St., Fort Plain, 518-993-3834. Flower and vegetable plants will start arriving this week! Stop in and check out all the garden supplies we have to offer. BAKED VIRGINIA HAM $4.99 Lb., Genoa Salami $3.99 Lb., (sold by pounds only) if less than a pound 50¢ more a pound, Peruzzi’s Meat Market, 69 Church Street, Canajoharie. 518-673-3382 Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St., Fort Plain, 518-993-3834. Stihl weed trimmers and chainsaws have arrived for spring, just in time for spring cleaning. 95 CHEVY BLAZER 4x4 rebuilt engine and trans, spare set of wheels and tires must sell, $1,400/ obo. 518-774-0032

For Sale– 1997 Dodge Truck, ½ ton, 2WD, 8 ft. box in good shape. For more information Call Sitterly’s Quality Auto located on Rt. 5 west of St. Johnsville at call 518568-2416. For Sale- 2005 Grand Prix, 104K. Excellent running vehicle. Call or stop into Sitterly’s Quality Auto located on Rt. 5 west of St. Johnsville or call 518-568-2416 NOW OPEN In St. Johnsville: Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service LLC, 20 Bridge Street, St. Johnsville, NY. Call anytime 518-568-7040 or 315-866-1500. OUR delicious bread is homemade and served free with every dinner. Mercato Pizza & Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie. 518-6734411 FOR SALE: Pellet Stove, Holds 240 Lbs of pellets. Also Wood Stove, glass door, fire brick lined. 518673-5288 CLEAN-OUTS: Basements, attics, estates, etc. For valuables antiques. We pay you $$$. 518-528-8013 CULVERT PIPE: 8”, 10”, 12”, 15”, 18” & 24” x20’. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016 CHECK OUT OUR produce at really low prices, Peruzzi’s Meat Market, 69 Church Street, Canajoharie. 518-673-3382

Pickle Hill Greenhouse 709 Pickle Hill Rd., Fort Plain, NY Pansies - 4 inch Pots Bedding & Vegetable Plants Hanging Baskets $12 50 & up Also Selling Bulk Foods & Cheeses Open Monday - Saturday Dawn-Dusk See us at Save-A-Lot parking lot in Fort Plain Beginning May 1st

If you see our Nanny Robin Clark on April 22nd Please wish her a Love, Dillon, Katelynn, Brandon, Ashlynn & Jayden

We Love You

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Original Valley PENNYSAVER • April 21, 2012 50 Lb. LARD for $62.50, Peruzzi’s Meat Market, 69 Church Street, Canajoharie. 518-673-3382 Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St., Fort Plain, 518-993-3834. Now is the time to paint! EasyCare and Weatherall Paints are $5 off per gallon through April 15th. Stop in and see one of our color experts for everything you need to get your painting done. NEED WOOD? WE HAVE IT! Common pine, select pine, clear pine, hardwood, mouldings, spruce, Douglas fir, pressure treated and plywood. Just what you need for your projects! Also WOOD PELLETS! C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016 APRIL SHOWERS ARE HERE!! Plastmo Gutters are durable and easy to install for the DIY. Available in white or brown. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016 FOR SALE: 2003 Chevy Suburban, auto, 4x4, 155k. Call 607-264-3680 for more information or stop in for a test drive! Turnpike Auto, 5519 US Hwy. 20, East Springfield, NY 13333 Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental, 12 Willett St., Fort Plain, 518-993-3834. BBQ grills are in stock starting at $119.

2004 Dodge Dakota Club Cab, V6, ac and 4WD. Nice Truck! Stop in for a test drive or call Sitterly’s Quality Auto located on Rt. 5 west of St. Johnsville or call 518568-2416


up to 11x17. Lee Publications, 6113 State Rt. 5, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428. 518-673-0101 or


Call Beth at Lee Publications 518673-0101 Questions WINE and Beer served. Mercato Pizza & Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie. 518-6734411 ST JOHNSVILLE 1 bedroom apartment, stove & refrigerator included, $375.00 plus. 518-5688309, 518-774-1031 (4) 265-75-16-LT with good tread, $200. Call 315-858-2657

MOHAWK VALLEY EYECARE Dr. Carol A. Balfe, O.D. 70 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, NY 13317 Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm

Accepting most insurances including: Medicare, VBA, CDPHP, MVP, BCBS of U/W and Davis Vision - Including CSEA & Fidelis Same Day Service on Some Prescriptions Fast Turnaround on Most Others

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Farm Fire Insurance Call 1-800-836-2885 or We Want Your Business!

“SPECIAL TRUCKLOAD SALE” Seasoned Approx. 5 Face Cords Delivered - $375.00 SEASONED SPLIT MIXED HARDWOOD $225 Full Cord

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Mill Road Mercantile Antique Reproduction Furniture & Rustic & Primitive Decor

50% Off All Easter Items w/coupon exp. 4/30

Friday - Sunday 10 am - 4 pm 1565 Mill Road, St. Johnsville, NY 13452


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Motorcycles &


ATV registration

An ATV must be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) if it is operated anywhere in New York State, including on the owner’s property. When you register a new or used ATV for the first time, your registration will expire each year on Aug. 31. Registrations for ATVs originally registered before April 1, 2005, will continue to expire each year on April 30. ATV dealers are required by law to register every ATV they sell to New York State residents or to nonresidents before the purchaser takes delivery; unless the purYEAR 2011 2011 2010 2010 2011 2010 2009 2009 2010 2009 2007 2007 2009 2007 2010 2004 2011 2010 2005 2003 2007 2011 2009 2008 2009 2009 2009

chaser qualifies for an exemption from registration. A purchaser is exempt from registration when the ATV will be used exclusively: outside of New York State; at special events; for agricultural purposes; or for snow plowing other than for-hire. Dealers must have the purchaser complete and sign a “Declaration of Exemption From Snowmobile or AllTerrain Vehicle Registration” (RV-6). Unless you qualify for an exemption from registration, you cannot take delivery from an authorized dealer until after the ATV is registered.


MILES 8,849 10,184 22,014 3,534 7,193 14,862 14,692 12,265 33,815 14,835 23,128 54,332 60,170 62,221 10,488 19,536 1,901 3,371 25,948 12,945 4,304 1,014 2,765 23,429 15,724 9,634 4,325

If you buy an ATV from a person who is not a New York State registered ATV dealer, you must register the ATV with the DMV. To register the ATV; you must complete an “Vehicle Registration/Title Application” (MV-82) and submit it to a motor vehicle issuing office. To register an ATV; you must provide proofs of ownership, sales tax payment or exemption, your identity, and your date of birth. Proof of ownership Acceptable proof of ownership are: • For a new ATV — the manufacturer’s certificate or statement of origin (MCO PRICE $24,495 $22,995 $23,995 $20,495 $19,995 $18,495 $18,795 $18,295 $19,295 $18,495 $15,495 $21,995 $14,295 $13,495 $17,495 $12,295 $17,295 $16,295 $10,995 $10,995 $15,295 $13,995 $12,495 $12,995 $12,295 $11,295 $5,595

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or MSO), an out-ofstate title certificate or registration certificate; or, • For a used ATV — a completed “Certification of Sale or Transfer” (MV-51) plus the MCO or MSO; or, a New York State transferable registration signed over to you by the previous owner. • If your ATV has never been registered and you do not have these acceptable documents, you must complete and submit a “Statement of Ownership” (MV-51B). Source: www.


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Dining & Entertainment

Wrath of Grapes Fine Wine & Liquor

Grandma’s Kitchen

Fresh Bakedd Goodss Daily

Hott Soups & Chilii Daily


April 22nd Breakfast Only Till 1pm

51 Hancock St. Fort Plain, NY • 518-993-2624

Over 9,000 Bottles Case Discounts on Wine

Mix & Match

Foxmoor Wines (Calif.) Cab, Merlot & Chard.

$3.99 each or 3/$10.99 Mix or Match

April 23rd

M Hot Roast Beef or O Hot Turkey N Sandwich w/FF th

T April 24 U Buffalo Chicken E S Wrap w/regular side

April 25th

W Cheeseburger or E Hamburger Deluxe D w/FF or Onion Rings & Drink


April 26th Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes

April 27th

F Fried Fish Sandwich or R Fried Clams w/ coleslaw I or baked macaroni & cheese


April 28th Reuben Omelet w/ Homefries Toast & Drink

Desserts Daily – Sun. 7am-1pm Mon. - Wed. 6am - 2pm Thurs. & Fri. 6am - 2pm • Sat. 6am - 2pm

518-568-8310 7 W. Main St., St. Johnsville, NY 13452









Also Available: W INGS , C OOKIES , W RAPS , S ALADS , ETC . 95 Main Street Fort Plain


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Dining & Entertainment Pancake Supper & Bake Sale Friday, April 27 • 4-7PM Adults 13 & Over $7.00 • Children 5-12 $4.00 Under 5 Free

Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Homefries, Milk Gravy, Applesauce & Beverage Oppenheim Senior Center 108 Tobacco Rd., Oppenheim

Hungry Bearr Cafe (518) 568-2700 Tues., April 24th - Chicken & Biscuits, Mashed & Gravy - Small Chef Salad w/Roll

Wed., April 25th - Baked Lasagna w/Italian Bread & Toss Salad - Honey BQ Crispy Chicken Melt on Grilled Texas Bread w/FF

Thurs., April 26th - Oven Roasted Hot Turkey Sandwich w/Mash or FF - Mushroom Swiss Burger, w/FF & Salad

Fri., April 27th - Fresh Haddock, FF or Mashed & Salad - Fresh Haddock On A Roll After 4:00 PM Baked Ham w/Mash or FF & Salad

Sat., April 28th - Dressed Cheeseburger, FF & Salad - Growler & FF - Grilled Chicken w/Grilled Onions & Peppers & Special Sauce

Sun., April 29th - Hungry Bear Breakfast - 2 Eggs, Meat, HF, 2 Pancakes or 2 French Toast, Small juice HOMEMADE SOUPS AND PIES DAILY

Now Accepting Credit Cards

7304 State Hwy. 5, St. Johnsville, NY Tues.-Thurs. 6am-3pm; Fri. 6am-7pm; Sat. 6am-2pm; Sun. 7am-11:30am; Closed Mon.

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Dining & Entertainment


Dine In Or Take Out 993-5306



N ALLL YOU U CAN N EAT PANCAKES 3-77 PM M N Cheesyy Chickenn Casserole w/Veg N Beans-n-Frankss w/Potatoo orr Macc Salad



N Ham m Dinnerr w/Potatoo & Veg N Sm.. Tunaa Subb w/Chips



N ALLL YOU U CAN N EAT T SPAGHETTI 3-77 PM N Montii Cristoo w/Fries N Spaghettii w/Meatballs, Hott Sausagee and/orr Tosss Salad



N Chicken-N-Biscuitss w/Veg N Italian n Beeff Sandwich w/Fries



N Freshh Haddockk Dinner,, (Friedd orr Baked)) w/Potatoo & Veg N Mac-N-Cheesee w/Veg m Chowderr N Manhattann Clam



N Friedd Clamss w/Potatoo & Veg N Primee Ribb w/Potatoo & Veg 3-77 PM



N Cinnamonn Raisinn Frenchh Toast Breakfastt Only Closedd att 12:30PM

Homemade Soups & Desserts Hours:: Mon.-Sat.. 7 AM-77 PM Sun.. 7 AM-12:300 PM

122 Hancockk St.,, Fortt Plain

Street Fair Days

May 17-18-19

VILLAGE GARAGE SALES $5.00 fee to be placed on the location map. Call for information


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Joinn uss forr thee Retirementt Celebrationn att GRETNAA ACRES COMPLETEE REGISTERED D Brownn Swisss Herdd Dispersaal 100 Head sell - DHI RHA 14584 4.1 604 3.3 485 - SCC 188,000 High forage diet with 50% of the milking herd is first or second lactation. 56 Milking age, balance youngstock & 1 yearling service bull all AI sired & bred. This herd has a 13.6 month calving interval. This milking herd is very uniform, youthful exceptionally good udders and these cows will go on to do great things for their new owners. The heifers will make your mouth water - well grown, perfect condition and yes there are some that will be winning the summer shows! A rare chance to buy from a long established breeding herd with 50 years breeding registered Brown Swiss with a regular herd health program. Also selling MVE Apollo SX-34 Semen Tank & Semen. Cattle will be interstate tested and ready for immediate shipping. Cattle will be vet checked and inoculated for shipping fever. Catalogs at ringside or on website Directions: From I88 take Exit 12 (Otego) - take 7W go approx. 2 1/2 miles to farm. Pedigrees: Wayne Slicker 937-477-6304 Ringman: Denny Ferguson 607-844-4473 Owner Gretna Acres 2702 St. Hwy 7 Otego, NY 13825

Sale Managed by: Hosking Sales Tom & Brenda Hosking 6810 W. River Road, Nichols, NY 13812 607-699-3637 fax 6991 Cell: 607-972-1770 or 1771

How to buy antiques and collectibles by Robert W. Lewis, eHow Contributor Always buy antiques and collectible that you love. Buying antiques and collectibles is a fun and rewarding endeavor. Un-fortunately, many wouldbe collectors are intimidated by the very prospect of heading to an antique store or an antiques show. Typical reasons include the fear of haggling, the fear of paying too much and the fear of buying a lemon. Whether you are buying for the fun of collecting or for decorating your home, a few basic consumer skills will help you buy with confidence and success. Does this Spark an idea? 1 Determine your specific needs. If you need a table, for instance, measure the space in your home

POWERSPORTS CONSIGNMENT AUCTION Saturday, April 28th - 1:00 PM Location: Twister Valley Sports Complex 7721 State Hwy 5S, Fort Plain, NY 13339

Ford 350 2001 pickup w/81 Western snowplow, 248,000 mi; Arctic Cat ZL440 snowmobile; Arctic Cat T660 turbo snowblower; both nice condition; Triton 2 place sled trailer w/cover; 2006 Northland car trailer with winch; 2007 Honda CR85R dirt bike; 2008 Yamaha YZ85 dirt bike; 2007 Kawasaki KX100 dirt bike; 2011 Kawasaki KX100 dirt bike; 3 new 2012 Taotao 150cc scooters; 2 new Taotao 50cc scooters. These are already consigned and we expect a lot more consignments by auction day. Check up on this auction at ID #18971 Plenty of Food All Day Admission to Twister Valley Will be Free on Sale Day Sale Manager: Fred Mang 518-441-7299 All Announcements Day of Sale Take Precedence Over Advertising

and write it down. There’s nothing more frustrating than finding a lovely piece and not being able to make a decision because you don’t know whether it will fit your space. 2. Create a budget. Each project or acquisition should be guided by what a particular project or object is worth to you. Stick to the budget when buying and you’ll avoid regrets later. 3. Inspect each piece carefully. Condition is key to value, whether you’re buying furniture, knickknacks or an objet d’art. Look for missing pieces, excessive wear, repairs and alterations. It’s OK to buy items with flaws, but you should buy them with full knowledge ahead of time. 4. Ask the dealer specific questions about the object, such as its age, how the dealer knows that age and whether the item has damage. 5. Ask whether the price stated is the best price. Expect dealers at stores and antique shows to discount their prices by about 10 percent. 6. Counteroffer if you think the price is still too high. 7. Make a deal or walk away. 8. Ask the dealer if he’ll guarantee the authenticity of the piece. 9. Take the seller’s business card or put yourself on his mailing list if you’ve had a good experience. Source:

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Guns • Hunting Clothes • Fishing Tackle & More!!

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Auctionzip ID #29324 Guns not on premise until day of sale. Preview starting at 12:00 Noon We expect to have lots of guns and other items!! Bring your Campers, 4 Wheelers, Boats, Canoes, Trailers and Hunting items to sell!! No Buyers Premium. Major Credit Cards Accepted.


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Fri. Eve, April 27th at 5 pm 14 Bridge Street, St. Johnsville Lot’s of old tools, glassware, furniture, early cherry chest, early copper washing machine, butter churns, oak stand, crocks, toys, Gov. Winthrope desk, oak treadle sewing machine, cherry drop leaf table, coins & much more!!

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We Expect to have 40 Head of Top Quality Horses!

CALL L TO O CONSIGN N 518-993-4668 We Need More Work Horses and Mules for the Auction! We expect to have 40 top quality Standardbred Trotters, Work Horses, Ponies, and a few pleasure horses! Other local driving horses coming!! Stay posted and watch our ads for more details!! We Will Have Used & New Tack!

At our Horse Auction we will be selling small animals!! Including, Sheep, Goats, Rabbits, Pigs, & Much More!!

Auction to be held at the Gideon Fisher Farm, 280 Buel Rd., Canajoharie, NY 13317 • 518-993-4668 7 miles south of Canajoharie and 2 miles north of Sprout Brook

Consignments Wanted. Do it the Auction Way!!

If you have a special horse that you want to sell give us a call to consign and advertise!! Call 518-993-4668

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Antiques & Auctions

43rd Annual Mohawk Valley Machinery Consignment Auction


Saturday, May 12th @ 4:00PM Farm & Recreation Consignment Auction

Sat., April 28, 2012 9:30 AM Corner of St. Hwy. 163 and Clinton Rd, Canajoharie, NY

WE ACCEPT ANY - ATVs, Farm Equipment, Snowmobiles, Cars, Trucks, Boats, Camping Trailers, Shrubs & Plants and More!


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International Cub Hi-Boy with 4’ Snowplow and 4’ flail mower (EX), Ford 4000 Tractor, Trojan Payloader, JD 336 baler, 488 & 479 haybines, Klee track bulldozer, JD 7000 6 row corn planter; 11Lx15 12 ply Implement tires, 10 ply skid steer tires, 12x20 storage shed, 8x8 shed, hay wagons, silage wagons, fuel tanks, spring tooth harrows, 14’ offset discs, 10’ cultipack 2, 3 & 4 bottom plows, 1000# platform scales, radial arm saw, mitre saw, wood lathe, jointer, quack digger, Meyers hay track, bob sled, sleighs, Koler engine, deer fence and much more.

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Collecting by Larry Cox California Faience bowl Q: I recently received a California Faience bowl from a relative who told me it was from the 1920s. I can’t find anything about the company in any of my reference books. Can you help me? — Laura, Earth City, MO A: California Faience was a brand that was started in about 1920 by William V. Bragdon and Chauncy R. Thomas at their tile shop in Berkeley, CA. Pieces of their pottery are generally marked “California Faience” with a die stamp and are quite collectible. Typical prices are ashtray with stylized dog design in orange matt, $225; and burgundy gloss bowl, $250. Q: I have a set of Elsie and Elmer coffee cups that were given away as premiums by the Borden Company. They are mint. — Milton, Albuquerque, NM A: Elsie was introduced during the 1930s as a mascot for the Borden Company. In 1940 she “married” Elmer, who began promoting Borden’s glue. Together they had Beulah. Elmer and Elsie appeared on dozens of prod-

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Sat. Apr. 28th Consignment Auction ~ 6:33pm Sun. Apr. 29th Breeder Sale ~ 11:33am Thurs. May 3rd Food Auction ~ 6:33pm Sat. May 5th Consignment Auction ~ 6:33pm Burrows Rd., West Winfield, NY


ucts, including, of course, your coffee cups. I suspect your set of four are worth in the $12 to $20 range. Q: I have a set of cuff links that originally belonged to a riverboat captain who worked on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The set is in a leather case stamped “Currier & Ives by Squire” and are quite elaborate. Do you have any idea of what they might be worth? — Michael, Ormond Beach, FL A: Eugene Klompus is an expert and collector. His contact information is P.O. Box 5970, Vernon Hills, NJ 60061;; and Q: I have a pocket watch that is marked “I.W. Co., Springfield, ILL.” The watch is quite heavy and requires a key to engage the spring. What can you tell me about it? — Dean, Brutus, MN A: The Illinois Watch Company was founded in 1872 in Springfield, Ill. In 1928, the company was purchased by the Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster, PA. To determine the value of your timepiece, you should show it to a competent jeweler. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Thurs. April 26 - 2-6pm; Fri. April 27 - 9-6pm & Sat., April 28 - 9-12

Thousands of antique vintage buttons, hat pins, glassware, china, sheet music, records, books, military items, vintage toys, linens, clocks, brass bells, tons of old & new tools, bric-brac & several box lots. Furniture to include: fancy walnut knick-knack shelves, plant stands, dressers, recliner, nice like new brown tweed sofa & chair & mahogany desk.

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Collecting by Larry Cox Political stickpin Q: I have a political stickpin issued during Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign of 1964. It is in perfect condition. — Theresa, Surprise, AZ A: There were dozens of Goldwater pins issued during his campaign. Some of the most popular ones were a red and blue button with a white arrow pointing to the right, “AU H20 1964,” and an elephant with Goldwater’s trademark black eye glasses. Most of the Goldwater buttons sell in the $5 to $25 range, according to “Warman’s Political Collectibles: Identification and Price Guide” by Dr. Enoch L. Nappen (Krause, $24.99). Q: In 1991, Kenner had a toy line called the Savage Mondo Blitzers, which was pulled from the shelves after being available for only a very short time. It seemed that parents were upset, not only by the characters looks but also their names. I have four of the sets of four and wonder if they are worth anything. — Ruth, Orlando, FL A: The Toy Stable has one of the largest inventories of the Savage Mondo Blitzers figures. They seem to sell for less than $5 each, for example, Bad Audience, $4.99, Bad to the Bone, $2.99, and Aping Wound, $4.99. You can check out others at its website, The contact address is 2917 Military Road East, Tacoma, WA 78445. Q: I have a set of 13 postcards from the New York World’s Fair of 1939. How much do you think they are worth? — Josie, Ormond Beach, FL A: The New York World’s Fair was one of this country’s most popular such events. Souvenirs from that fair are fairly common and quite collectible. I contacted several collectors, and they seem to agree that your postcards are probably worth in the $15 to $25 range. One of the more interesting websites is (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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WEEKLY SALES EVERY MONDAY HOSKING SALES - FORMER WELCH LIVESTOCK Weekly Sales Every Monday 12:30 Produce, Misc. & small animals; 1:00 Dairy; **We will now sell lambs, goats, pigs, feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves and cull beef approx. 5:00-5:30PM. Help us increase our volume - thus making a better market for everyone. **We are Independent Marketers - working 24/7 to increase your bottom line. Take advantage of our low commission rates. Competitive marketing is the way to go. Monday, April 16th sale - cull ave. .73, Top cow .8850 wt. 1114 $985.89 cows up to $1421.06, Bulls/Steers top .99 wt. 1281 $1268.19, bull calves top $1.65, heifer calves top $1.95; Dairy: Hollenbeck Dairy Milking age Ave. $1206. Milking age up to $1550, Bred heifers up to $1280, heifer calves up to $310. Saturday, April 21st - Annual Spring Machinery Sale & Plant, Tree & Shrub Auction - accepting consignments groups or single items. Consignments already coming in call today to get into advertising it will make a difference. Expecting a field full of quality farm equipment. Tractors; harvest equipment; tillage equipment, general farm related items, lawn & garden. Watch website for full listing. Monday, April 23rd - Sale held at the sale barn. Boardwalk Holsteins - 50 Head of Registered Milking & Close bred heifer Dispersal. RHA 19837 3.8 760 3.0 592. SCC 126,000. No BST or TMR. Brad & Carol Ainslie & Family. 315-822-6087. New Semen Tank selling and semen: RORAE, Ivanhoe Star, Aspen, Skybuck, Stormatic, Durham, R Maple, Sir Christopher, Boss Iron, Bootmaker, Morty, Marquis Ned, Indian Senator Flame. BRING YOUR TANKS. Saturday, April 28th - Sale held on Farm. Otego, NY. 11:00 AM. Gretna Acres Registered Brown Swiss Complete Dispersal. 100 Head sell. This is a long established breeding herd (50 years) DHI tested, AI sired. Regular herd health program. Monday, May 7th - Monthly Fat Cow & Feeder Sale. Group of 600# black baldies from one farm. Monday, May 14th - Monthly Heifer Sale. Monday, May 21st - Monthly Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. Saturday, Oct. 13th - OHM Holstein Club Sale. Brad Ainslie Sale Chairmen 315-822-6087. Saturday, Nov. 3rd - Fall Premier All Breed Sale - Call early to consign to make catalog and advertising deadlines. LOOKING TO HAVE A FARM SALE OR JUST SELL A FEW GIVE US A CALL. **Trucking Assistance - Call the Sale Barn or check out our trucker list on our Web-Site. Call to advertise in any of these sales it makes a difference. Directions: Former Welch Livestock 6096 NYS Rt. 8, 30 miles South of Utica & 6 miles North of New Berlin, NY Call today with your consignments. Tom & Brenda Hosking 6096 NYS Rt. 8 New Berlin, NY 13411

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Beautiful contemporary style single family home with nice hardwood floring and extensive woodwork. Close to schools, in good neighborhood. Could be converted into a 2 family. Asking only $91,500

Call Debbie at 518-495-5770 Palatine Bridge St. Hwy. 5 Recreational land with brush and trees, stream along west side of property. Room to launch a small boat to the Mohawk River when the locks are down. 17.3 acres. $39,900

Call John at 518-281-8008 110 South Main St. Dolgeville Village home located on large lot, remodeld insde and out, w/2 bedrooms, could be 4 bedrooms, large open living room, & family room, w/ fireplace in the den area, ceiling fans and multi lighting system accent in every room, located within walking distance to school, stores, and park. $89,900 Call Heidi Mouyos at 315-717-7269

Fort Plain Fort Plain 202 New 1805 Wagner Turnpike Hollow Rd. Ephratah Mostly level, Lovely colonial a lot of with 2 bedstream room, finished frontage on basement, Caroga garage, Creek. Grow crops or raise livestock, deluxe kitchen on 5 acres of landscaped room for horses. House needs some property with pond! Newly listed for work. $179,000 $185,000

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Herkimer 932 Salisbury Commercial Shells Bush Rd. 932 Jerseyfield St. Johnsville 150 acres, farmRoad 6 S. Division land w/out buildNewly built home A five-stall ings and a 3500 in 2007 comes steel building sq. ft. farmhouse, in excellent w/all the furnish5 bedroom and 2 condition and in a great location. This buildings and features bath home has ing had been a detail shop for a Ford dealer2 bedrooms and 1 bath, cabin is wired to generkept many of its beautiful features that include ship, five bays w/overhead doors, radiant spacious rooms, wood flooring, master staircase ator for all power and vent free gas. Brand new heat in the floor, a large paved parking lot in and wide based moldings. Land is productive gas refigerator, stove, woodstove with stainless the front of the building. A great investment silt loam soil, woodland, and pasture. $274,000 steel liner system, and fully insulated. $98,900 property $99,000 Call Heidi Mouyos for your Call Heidi Mouyos for your Call Bob Snell at 518-321-9897 appointment at 315-717-7269 appointment at 315-717-7269 Fort Plain 203 St. Johnsville Heiser Rd. 113 W. Main St. A beautiful ranch Family home in a nice home in a country residential neighborsetting, 2 or 3 hood, 4 bedrooms, a bedrooms, large bath upstairs, a dining master bedroom, room, large living room, loft, large bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, large living room family room, bath & with propane fireplace, large kitchen & an open floor plan. Only 8 years old, this home also has lots of natural wood laundry room downstairs, some hardwood floors, work, lots of natural light, vinyl windows & walk in closet front porch and 17’ by 34’ in-ground pool! It is off the master bedroom. The basement is a 3 stall garage within walking distance of the downtown area & laundry room. On 5.1 acres $169,000 and near the little league fields. $89,000

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Call Bob Snell at 518-321-9897

Palatine Bridge 146 S. Gray Road Lovely 18 year old colonial home with two-stall garage, three bedroom, w/master bath, hardwood flooring, awesome view of the Mohawk valley! Great move-in price of $249,900 Call Debbie 518-495-5770


Invest in your floors for dividends down the road

(NAPSA) — When you get down to it, a new floor can really raise a home’s resale value. In fact, according to the annual Cost vs. Value Report, published by The National Association of Realtors, installing new floors in your home adds dividends to your bottom line when it comes time to sell. Fortunately, new flooring is more accessible and affordable than ever before. To help, the World Floor Covering Association offers these insights on how to find the right floor for you: 1. Love it. Bring a sample home and be sure what you love today will still hold your

affections years later. 2. Wear and tear. Think about what kind of a beating the floor will have to take. 3. Money. Consider your budget, the overall cost of the job and value of your house. 4. Consider: • What rooms get the new flooring? • What are their sizes? • Do you have children or pets? • How many people live in the home? • How important is comfort, ease of maintenance, appearance, durability, adding value to the home and price? 5. What kind? • Wood: Hardwood can withstand both time and growing fam-

ilies. New surface treatments offer an unlimited selection of colors and finishes; a wide assortment of formats including planks, medallions, inlays, borders and tiles; and increased durability. • Tile: The design possibilities are nearly endless while cleaning and maintenance are virtually effortless. Almost any look, including hardwood, leather, stone, marble, travertine and cement, can be achieved affordably with tile. Tile is a great choice for wet rooms and rooms that get a lot of wear and tear. • Carpet: Carpet today is stain resistant with high-quality

padding, velvety soft fibers, built-in odor eaters and great designs. Carpet is relatively inexpensive; soft, quiet and warm underfoot; installs easily over most surfaces; can hide subfloor irregularities; and offers more options for color, texture, tone, pattern and hue than any other floor covering. • Laminate: Laminate flooring was created to replicate other flooring materials, such as stone and wood, at a fraction of the cost. Laminate floors are fairly low maintenance and don’t need waxing, oiling or staining. For more information see or call 800-624-6880.

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An easy way to improve your home’s value (StatePoint) — Not all home improvements are created equally if you’re looking for a clear return on investment. But according to the National Association Realtors, a bathroom upgrade is a good bet, yielding a 64.1 percent return on what you spend. And to do it well an architect can help, says the American Institute of Architects. He or she will

work with you to determine a plan of action for meeting your goal. It could be a simple change, such as adding flex lighting for ambience, or more complex, like extensive remodeling, to completely redo the space. To find an architect in our local area who will make the most of your space visit http://architect

The nose knows Odors are the number one turnoff when buying a house. Smoking and pets are the worst offenders. Keep in mind that many people are allergic to certain scents

and deodorizers, so as the seller don’t overspray or burn candles. Opening windows and baking cookies are better alternatives. Don’t forget to serve the treats to avoid disappointment.

Curb appeal Don’t forget that first impressions are extremely important. Home buyers may not bother to look at an unkempt house. Clean up the yard,

remove growing plants from gutters and fix those saggy doors. You don’t have to spend a lot of money but you should spend the effort.

Don’t hover If possible, leave the house during showings. Prospective buyers may feel awkward opening doors or making comments when

you are in the room. If you are doing the showing, be available but give them space. Also, don’t make the buyers fell pressured give them all the time they need to look.

Springer’s, Inc. Open House & FFA Barbecue deemed “huge success” by Elizabeth A. Tomlin Ray Rath and Bud Gross of Fairfield, NY, are not new customers to Springer’s in St. Johnsville. Both are satisfied customers who came to “look around” at the recent Open House — and to enjoy the barbecue provided by the Mohawk Valley FFA. “I’ve done business with Springer’s for years,” reported Gross. “They provide excellent service.” Gross and Rath looked over a new T1530 New Holland compact, utility tractor. “This is a nice tractor!” Gross declared as he examined the engine. Boasting 45 horsepower and 4x4, plus available implements, it was easy to see why he was impressed. Springer’s, Inc, features New Holland equipment at their Rt. 5, St. Johnsville location, where the Open House was held. “Our annual Open House was a huge success,” said Ron Young, Sales Specialist. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this Open House successful,” Young said. “We look forward

Mohawk Valley FFA members Kait Isaac, Donna Boyer, Stephanie Arndt, Gus Shaut, Ashley Chapman, FFA Advisor Mike Settle, Sabryna Chapman, Kyle Hayes, Robert Christman and Austin Valleau worked at the Open House cooking and serving up a chicken barbecue dinner and fundraiser. to helping them in the future. In this strong agricultural community we know that the farmers keep the economy going and we try to offer the best pricing and financing available to keep them in business. We have a large selection of equipment to get the job done for all of our customers — big or small.” Frank and Ellis Springer established DR Springer’s in 1946, acquired the New

Springer's employees John Lamphere and Ron Young wait on customers Daryl Schuyler and Bill Schuyler of Fort Plain, who were at the Open House to pick up parts and to enjoy the barbecue put on by the Mohawk Valley FFA. Photos by Elizabeth A. Tomlin

Holland Franchise in 1949, and built the St. Johnsville facility in 1982. With agricultural equipment in demand in Central New York, Springer’s was expanded to Oneonta, and in 1997 a store was opened there. Jay Schuurman purchased the Springer’s business in 2004 and also established a store in Richfield Springs. Tractors are only one piece of equipment found at Springer’s, where everything from augers and post-hole diggers, backhoe attachments and loaders, chippers, windrower and swather implements, utility vehicles, and much more are available. “In store” sales are going on all of the time, with 10 percent off all year to qualifying customers. “I would also like to thank the Mohawk Valley FFA for their hard work and preparation of the chicken barbecue,” Young stated. “The food was great!” According to FFA Advisor Mike Settle the chicken barbecue was very popular with the Open House attendees, and they sold out early. Profits from the barbecue will be used for the FFA members towards attending the NY State FFA Convention and FFA Camp. Contact Springer’s at 518568-2016.

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POSITIONS AVAILABLE The Arkell Hall Adult Home has openings for both experienced and new home health aides. Experienced individuals will receive an excellent starting pay rate. For those with no prior experience, we provide an above average starting rate and all necessary training. We offer excellent working conditions and the opportunity to earn fringe benefits. Starting positions are part-time and primarily evenings and weekends. Please send your resume to: Mrs. Kimberly Lawrence, Director Arkell Hall 55 Montgomery Street, Canajoharie NY 13317 518-673-5768 Equal Opportunity Employer

EXPERIENCED D PARTS S R PERSON COUNTER wanted to fill immediate opening. Full time position with excellent pay and benefits. Please send resumé to or apply within at either Springer’s Inc, 55 West Main St. Richfield Springs or 7403 State Hwy 5, St. Johnsville


wanted to fill immediate opening at our St. Johnsville or Richfield Springs locations. Full time position with excellent pay and benefits. Please send resumé to or apply within at either Springer’s Inc, 55 West Main St. Richfield Springs or 7403 State Hwy 5, St. Johnsville

Herkimer business opens Mary Ann’s Mothers Designs held their Grand Opening on Wednesday, April

11, at 142 N. Main St., Herkimer, NY. Mary Ann Gordon, owner of Mothers

Designs, custom makes and designs Wedding and Formal Wear, Bridal

Accessories, Reenactment Apparel, Children’s Clothing, Flowers, Alterations and repairs. Stop in or call 315-985-0260.

Dr. Pat Laino (L-R), Mary Ann Gordon, Rep. Richard Hanna, Slyvia Rowan and Harold Staffalano.

Long time Mohawk Valley FFA Advisor Mike Settle to retire by Elizabeth A. Tomlin Most folks in the agriculture community in the Mohawk Valley are familiar with the name and face of Mike Settle. Known throughout the Valley for his work with kids — and the Mohawk Valley FFA in particular — he is also a respected dairy farmer and trusted member of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. Settle and the Mohawk Valley FFA are frequently seen at agricultural events throughout the Mohawk Valley. Whether it’s a county Farm Day/Sundae on the Farm event or an Open House, you will see them selling their BBQ Chicken dinners or educating people about the benefits of the FFA for middle and high school students interested in leadership in agriculture. Settle, who has been in dairy farming most of his life with his wife Lorinda and their two children, has been with St. Johnsville School as an Agriculture Instructor and FFA advisor for 15 years. “I always thought my heart was in dairy farming,” Settle said, “but I found that I was always looking for ways to work with kids, whether it was with 4-H or church youth groups.” When Settle’s farm was in transition, he decided to go into teaching, and was hired for an agricul-

ture position at St. Johnsville Central School. “I did not realize until that point, what a great organization the FFA was,” Settle admits. “I now know that there is no greater opportunity available for high school kids than what the FFA can offer them — if they are willing to take advan-

New York State’s people and economy. Last spring the group was recognized by the NYS Assembly and introduced during the Assembly Session by Assemblyman George Amedore. According to Mohawk Valley FFA President Robert Christman, “Mr. Settle is a prime leader and a great advisor. He has

Mike Settle, Mohawk Valley FFA Advisor of 15 years, will retire on June 30. “I know my FFA involvement will continue, just not as official advisor,” Settle says. Photo by Elizabeth A. Tomlin tage of it.” Settle does more as an advisor than just teach an agricultural program. For the past several years he has taken his group to the Capital Days in Albany to set up a display informing congressmen and other legislative affiliates about the FFA program and the effect agriculture has on

a lot of knowledge about many different subjects. He always tries his hardest to help all of our members in any way he can.” Christman says he would like to take after Settle “as a responsible chapter leader and eventually becoming a FFA Advisor.” Chapter VicePresident Stephanie

Arndt feels the same way about Settle but is also concerned about how his leaving the program will impact the Mohawk Valley FFA. “Mr. Settle is an amazing advisory,” Arndt says. “He does whatever he can to make sure that we are learning the importance of agriculture, while having fun! His favorite quote is ‘where would we be without agriculture? Naked and hungry!’ I think that Mr. Settle retiring is going to highly impact the Mohawk Valley FFA. He has been the advisor for a very long time, and his leaving will devastate our organization.” However, Settle is determined to continue to give the program his full support, even once he has retired. “I fully intend to stay involved with the FFA,” Settled insists. “I know my FFA involvement will continue, just not as official advisor.” Settle says he will support the next person who takes over his role as Ag teacher and FFA advisor. However, Arndt questions whether the FFA will be continued. “I am not even sure that the organization will still be functioning after this year because of so many extracurricular activities being cut in schools,” Arndt stated. Settle’s retirement date is scheduled for June 30, 2012.

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Cards, dominos and reading. • Monday - Friday: 10 am - 12 noon. Winter Indoor Wlaking Program will continue.

Ames - Sprout Brook UMC

Cherry Valley Assembly of God

613 Latimer Hill Rd. Ames, NY 13317 518-673-2265 Rev. Dr. Campbell Laker Sunday Service 9:30am

Christian Church of Charleston Four Corners

1380 E. Lykers Rd., Sprakers 518-922-9088 Pastor Brett Popp

37 Alden St., Cherry Valley, 607-264-3306

Pastor David Carpenter, Jr. Sundays 9:30am

Church of Christ Uniting PO Box 896 Richfield Springs, NY 13439

Rev. Deborah Waldron

• Monday-Friday: Noon meals provided by the Meals of Montgomery Program (M.O.M). Reservations required by noon of the previous day. • Wednesdays: 3-4 pm. Gentle Yoga with instructor Sylvia Wohlgemuth • Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays: 10:15-11 am. Senior’s Exercise Program with Bob Smith. • Defensive Driving Schedule: April class full, May 5, 9 am - 3:30 pm, Aug. 20-22, 1-4 pm, Sept. 17 & 19, 5:30-8:30 pm. Call 518-673-4408 for more info. • April 24: 9:30 am. Breakfast with the Seniors in the Community Center. All area seniors are invited to join us. • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Blood Pressure Clinic. Home Health Care Part-

ners Corp. (Co-Sponsored by St. Mary’s & Nathan Littauer Hospitals). Also health & wellness info. • April 25: 12:45 pm. Public Card Party. Donation - $2. Prizes & refreshments. • April 26: 2-3 pm. Karen Britt from Alzheimer’s Assoc. will join our monthly meeting for a question & answer session. All Seniors & Caregivers are invited. • April 27: 1:30 pm. Canajoharie Sr. Citizens Club invited the Ayres Animal Shelter to come & share and bring a few fuzzy friends to meet our seniors. Please plan on attending. SPECIAL EVENTS • April 29: 1:30 pm. Public Card Party. Donation $2. Prizes & refreshments.

Church Directory

Call 518-673-3011 To Place Church Listings or Fax Listings to 518-673-2381 Church of the Nazarene 3316 State Route 29 W Johnstown, NY 12095 Offices: 518-762-2982 Cell: 857-523-8417

Cornerstone Baptist Church 7274 St. Hwy. 10, Ames 518-673-3405

Sunday School (adult & children) 10am, Worship 11am, Sunday Eve. Prayer 6:30pm, Thurs. Eve. of Encouragement 6:30pm

Service: Sunday 9:15am Church School: Sunday 10:15am

Sunday Morning Service 11:00am Sunday School for All Ages 10:00am

Sunday School 10am, Adults & Children Morning Worship 11am, Youth Ministry 5:45pm, Evening Worship 6pm, Wed. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 7pm, Awana Club 6:15-8:15pm

Currytown Reformed Church

Dolgeville Christian Fellowship

Dolgeville United Methodist Church

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

829 St. Hwy. 162, Sprakers 518-673-2772

3 Elm St., Dolgeville, NY 13329 315-429-9142

21 N. Helmer Ave., Dolgeville Pastor: Rev. Diane E. DiLuzio 315-429-7381

Rev. Donald Hoaglander Sunday School 9:15am Worship Service 10:00am

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd 26 Moyer St., Canajoharie 518-673-3440

Holy Communion Sundays at 9:30am Fellowship Time to Follow Call for Holy Day services

The Rev. Virginia L Ogden, Rector


Dr. Marvin Isum, Pastor

Worship Sunday 10:30am Midweek Fellowship Tuesday 7pm

Everlasting Joy Believers Fellowship 66 Hancock St., (Rte. 5S) Fort Plain, NY 13339 315-858-2112 Pastor Carolee Coye

Sunday Service 10am

Fonda Fultonville United Methodist Church

Fordsbush Bible Church

11 Montgomery St., Fultonville Pastor Nancy Pullen • 853-3311 Sunday Morning Worship 9:15-10:15, Sunday School 9:15-10:30, Coffee Fellowship Following Service Our Mission-To Actively Follow Christ and To Inspire Others To Accompany Us.

Fultonville Reformed Church Corner of 5S & 30 Pastor Jane Hubschmitt Sunday School 10AM Family Worship 10:30AM

131 Clark Rd., Fort Plain 518-568-7606 Pastor Kevin Keever

Pastor, Rev. Mark Fowler

Worship 11:00am Sunday School @ 9:30am beginning September 18th Bible Study - Wednesdays @ 12:30pm

Faith, Hope and Love Christian Fellowship 18 W. Grand St., Palatine Bridge 518-673-5128 Rev. David W. Bowley Sundays 11:30am, For other service times please call

Fort Plain United Methodist Church 39 Center St., Fort Plain Rev. Alan Griffith

588-594 Albany St., Little Falls, NY 315-823-1323 Sunday Mass 10am Coffee Hour following Sunday Mass Sunday School & Youth Group Tuesday 10am Mass & Bible Study Friday 10am-2pm Thrift Shop

First Baptist Church Springfield Center, NY Rev. - Gary Tryler Sunday School 10:00am Morning Worship 11:00am Sunday night Worship 6:00pm Wed. night Bible Study 7:00pm Free meal & music every 2nd Sat. of the month 4-7pm Coffee house every 1st Sat. of the month 4-6pm

Freysbush United Methodist Church

Church Office 518-993-3863 Parsonage 518-993-3645

Freysbush Rd., Fort Plain 518-993-3645 Rev. Alan Griffith, Officiating

Home of Victory Christian Academy

Office Hrs Tues & Thurs. 10am-4pm ALL WELCOME, Worship Service 11am

Worship 9am, Sunday School 10am ALL ARE WELCOME coffee hour to follow service

Glen Reformed Church

Grace Christian Church

State Hwy 161 in the Hamlet of Glen 4 miles South of Fultonville

20 Center St., St. Johnsville, NY 13452 Rev. Harry J. Teuchert 315-866-8626

Grace Episcopal Church Fr. Kyle Grennen, Priest-in-Charge

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 11:00am

Sunday 11:00am Holy Communion/sermon

Sunday School 10am, Morning Service 11am, Eve. Service 6pm, Wed. Service 6:45pm, Thurs. Visitation 6pm

518-212-6022 Pastor Tim Alicki Sunday Worship at 9. Sunday School immediately following Children’s Message

32 Montgomery St., Cherry Valley 315-858-4016

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Call 518-673-3011 To Place Church Listings or Fax Listings to 518-673-2381 Joy Fellowship 296 Co. Hwy. 119 St. Johnsville, NY 13452 518-568-5507 William Hayes Pastor Joyce Loughran Assistant Pastor Sunday School 9am, Morning Worship 9:30am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:30pm

Oppenheim United Methodist Church Route 29 Pastor: Rev. Diane E. DiLuzio 315-429-7381

Lighthouse Baptist Church 1524 St. Rt. 29A, PO Box 114 Stratford, NY 13470-0114 315-429-8854 Pastor Martin Smith Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am; Wed. Eve. Prayer Meeting 6:00pm; 2nd & 4th Sunday Dinner following Morning Service with Afternoon Service following dinner “Old-Fashioned Bible Preaching”

Our Lady of Hope R.C. Church 115 Reid St., Fort Plain, NY 13339 Parish Office 518-993-3822

Pastor: Father Dennis Murphy

Worship 9:30 Sundays, Totally Awesome God-TAG time 6:30pm Wednesdays beginning in Oct., Sunday School 9:00am beginning September 18th

Mass Schedule: Saturday, 4pm; Sunday, 8:30am & 11am; Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am. Confessions: Sat. 3 & by appointment Please call parish office for Holy Day schedule

Reformed Church of Fort Plain

Reformed Church of Sprakers

165 Canal St., Fort Plain, NY 13339 518-993-4302 • Rev. Nancy E. Ryan Sunday Worship 10:30am, AA meetings on Tues. 7pm, Home of Manna House Meals, A Community Meal Program-Sat. & Sun 5pm

St. John’s & St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 143 Church St., Canajoharie 518-673-2224 Pastor Zach Labagh

Mark Tiffany, Preaching Elder Worship ~ 10AM

St. John’s Lutheran Church 774 St. Hwy. 163, Freysbush, NY 518-993-4442 Rev. Kenneth Dingman Sunday Worship 9:30am, Sunday School 10:30am, You are invited... Ladies Aid W.E.L.C.A. Meets 1st Sat. of every month. For Fellowship in Christ’s Service. Handicapped Accessible

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Sunday Mass is 10:30am, Daily Mass Mon. & Wed. 8am

St. Paul’s Universalist Church 565 Albany St., Little Falls

15 Washington St. Fort Plain

Pastor Dan West Sunday School 10am Morning Service 11am Bible Study & Prayer Meeting, Wednesday 6:30pm

Marshville Evangelical Church Route 10 South Rev. David Bowley Worship Sunday 9am

Randall Christian Church NY Rte. 5S Sunday Service 10am

Pastor Lance Borofsky

7690 Rt. 80, Springfield Center 315-858-4016

Fr. Kyle Grennen, Priest-in-Charge

110 E. Smith St., Herkimer, NY 13350 Services - Every Sunday - 10am & Wednesday - 6:30pm 315-292-7539 email -

St. John’s Reformed Church

Weekly Masses: Sat. 4:30pm, Sun. 10:30am

Reformed Church of Canajoharie 15-19 Front St., Canajoharie 518-673-2816 Rev. Miriam Barnes Worship 10am, Nursery Provided, Christian Education for children & adults 9am

14 Park Place St. Johnsville, NY 13452 518-568-7700 Pastor Mike Yezierski

Sunday Worship 6pm, Tues. Prayer 7pm, Bible Study 7pm (Wed., Thurs. & Fri.) We teach the fullness of God’s Word, a life of holiness for the believer, and salvation for all who trust in Christ’s sacrifice.

St. Johnsville Methodist Church

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

32 W. Main St., St. Johnsville, NY (next to NBT Bank) 518-568-3007 Church 518-568-2405 Parsonage Rev. David Johnson

Worship Sunday 3pm

36 Lydius St., Fort Plain, NY 13339 518-993-4442 Rev. Kenneth Dingman

Sunday Eucharist, 9:30am Coffee - Fellowship follows service Holy Days - as announced

Sunday Worship 10:30am, Tues. Bible Bungee-Jumping 7pm, “Bible Study” that actually makes sense! A Vibrant, Welcoming Community of Faith & Vision

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community

Stratford United Methodist Church

170 Rural Grove Rd., Sprakers, NY 12166

Route 29A 315-429-9085

Masses Sunday 8:30am & 11am

Rev. Roger Waldron

The Holy Spirit Polish National Catholic Church

The House of Zion, Inc.

The Rose of Sharon Church of God

Sunday Worship 9am, Sunday School 10am, (No services in July, meet at St. John’s St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Canajoharie). Communion on the first & third Sundays

3636 St. Hwy. 5, PO Box 627 Fonda, NY 12068-0627 518-853-3646

518-568-7983 • 315-866-8626


5430 St. Hwy. 10, Palatine Bridge 518-673-2224 Rev. Zach Labagh

National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine and Indian Museum

Faithfully Following Jesus Christ Sunday Worship 10:30am

Service Sunday 10am Coffee hour following service. Our Church is a home to inquisitive, spiritual free thinkers with diverse religious beliefs. All are welcome.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Saturday 4pm Sunday 10:30am

7 East Main St., St. Johnsville, NY 13452 Rev. Harry J. Teuchert

1 Church St., Cherry Valley

Mass at 11am on Sunday

Little Falls, NY 315-823-3410

68 W. Main St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7396


618 E. Gansvoort St. Little Falls, NY 315-823-0793 Father Rafal Dadello

Holy Family Parish

Seeker’s Fellowship

112 Sprakers Hill Rd

Sunday Worship 11am, Christian Ed. 9:45am

31 North Helmer Ave., Dolgeville 315-429-8338 Father William A. Gorman

Grandview Baptist Church

580 Dillenbeck Road, Palatine Bridge 518-673-2382 Saturday Morning Worship Service 11:30am

United Methodist Church of Canajoharie 50 E. Main St. 518-673-2717

Jesus says - “Come Unto Me” Join usSpecial Music Ministry, Beautiful Surroundings, Friendly People Sunday Service 10:30am - Email: Communion Last Sunday of the Month

Worship 9am

1485 St Rt 20, Sharon Springs, NY 518-284-3307 Pastor Fred Jones Worship Service Sunday at 11am & 7pm Tuesday night 7pm Bible Study at 122 Moyer St. Wednesday Bible Study at Spring Meadows 6pm Friday Youth at the Church All Welcome at 7pm

Valley Alliance Church 85 E. Main St., Nelliston 518-993-3458 Pastor Dave Prahst Sunday School (all ages) 9:15am, Sunday Worship 10:30am, Wed. Praise & Prayer 7pm, Fri. Youth Group 7pm (7-12th grade)

Sunday Worship 11am

The Christian Church of Rural Grove 518-922-7831 Pastor Joshua Fetterhoff

Sunday School (all ages) 9:45am, Morning Service 11am, Eve. Service 6pm, Wed.-Family Night 7pm, “Where Bible Teaching is Fundamental”

The Time for Truth Ministries PO Box 351 Amsterdam, NY 12010 Phone 518-843-2121 Cell 518-774-8558

Victorious Life Church RMI Fellowship 104 Main St. & 431 St. Hwy. 80 Fort Plain, NY 518-993-3102 Sunday School 9am, Morning Worship 10:30am, Youth Group 5pm, Evening Worship 7-8pm

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Calendar of Events MEETINGS • April 27: 1 pm. Canajoharie Sr. Citizens Club Meeting. APR 21 All You Can Eat Pork Roast (w/all the fixings), Supper Fultonville United Methodist Church, Montgomery St., Fultonville, NY. All the proceeds going to Flood Relief. Come on down and have a great meal for a great cause! Call 518-8533111. Canajoharie Palatine Clean Sweep Riverfront Park, Canajoharie, NY. 9 am. Chamber members and local

students will clean up Riverfront Park in Canajoharie. Contact Dolores Jacksland & Janine Nelson, 518-673-3923 or email ethnicknat@ On Internet at www.canajoharie. Cooperstown Farmers Market Cooperstown Farmers Market, 101 Main St. in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown, NY. 9 am - 2 pm. Winter veggies, apples, meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, baked goods, jams, crafts, maple syrup and more. Call 607-5476195. On Internet at mersmarket


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Herkimer Lions Club 7th Annual Canalway Trail Beautification Project Herkimer Marina Parking Lot. 10 am. The Herkimer Lions Club will be hosting their 7th Annual Canalway Trail Spring Cleanup from MOVAC to the Fort Herkimer Church. Those wishing to participate is asked to meet at the Herkimer Marina Parking Lot, where we will divide into 4 groups. All participants are asked to dress accordingly and bring garden/heavy duty gloves. Contact Deborah Dempsey Scialdo, 315534-7878. Keeping our Canalway Clean! Intersection Rte 80/Bikepath, Fort Plain, NY. The Friends of Fort Plain will be cleaning up along the bikepath from Lock 15 E to Canajoharie

Village. Contact Immaculata “Micki” Lieber, 518-993-3087 or e-mail immacpugliese@ Miracle Mile Cleanup Canal Place, Little Falls, NY. 9 am. Members of the Little Falls Rotary Club will clean up the Miracle Mile section of the Canal. Contact Christine Van Meeder, 315-717-8294 or e-mail On Internet at www. Rabies Vaccination Clinic Palatine Town Barn, Stone Arabia Rd., Fort Plain, NY. 9 am - noon. Pet owners should bring proof of their pet’s last rabies vaccination. This helps the veterinarian determine whether the pet will receive a one or three year vaccination, without it your pet will



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Calendar of Events receive a one year vaccination only. Contact Montgomery Co. Public Health, 518-853-3531. APR 21, 27 & 28 Free Wine & Cheese Sampling Ilion Farmer’s market, Ilion, NY. Fri., Noon - 6 pm & Sat. 10 am - 5 pm. Also local Amish & Mennonites will offer their produce, meats, honey, syrups, fudge, yogurt, jams, etc. Contact 315894-4660. APR 22 Girl Scout Troop 2317 Bike Path Cleanup Mitchell St, Canajoharie, NY. Girl Scouts from Troop 2317 will once again clean up the segment of Canalway Trail between Mitchell Street and Cunningham Road in Canajoharie. Contact Stefanie Shepard, 518-673-3902 or e-mail stefaniesh@ APR 23, 25 & 30 Free Cancer Screenings The Cancer Services Program of Fulton and Montgomery Counties is offering free cancer screenings to men 50 and older and women 40 and older who do not have health insurance. Screenings may include mammograms, breast and pelvic exams, pap tests for women 40 & over and colorectal cancer screening kits for men and women 50 & over. • April 23 - 1:30-4 pm Nathan Littauer Hospital • April 25 - 10 am - 2 pm - Basset Mobile Coach, Ft. Plain Save-a-Lot • April 30 - 1:30-4 pm Nathan Littauer HospitalBe sure not to miss your spot and contact Suzanne Hagadorn to PRE-REGISTER at 518841-3726. APR 25 Blessing of the Animals Service Planning Meeting Fellowship Hall, Reformed Church, 19 Front St., Canajoharie, NY. 7 pm. APR 27 Donny “Elvis” Romines Performing Century Club, Amsterdam, NY. Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7. $10/person. Refreshments available. For reservations call Marlene at 518-526-8012.

APR 29 Mohawk Valley Schooling Horse Show Series Vista Farm, 556 Paris Road Fort Plain, NY . This one day show will feature Beginners through Advanced classes with Walk-Trot through 3 foot Jumpers. Entry fee is $15/class. Stabling available. Contact Dalton-Morris 860733-2956 or Peggy Sprague 518-993-3541.

You’re not getting older, you’re getting better. An apple tree is at its prime when it’s about 50 years old. The United States produces about 100,000,000 barrels of apples a year.

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Calendar of Events MAY 1 Pinbroidery Fort Plain Library, Fort Plain, NY. 6-8 pm. Free and open to the public. Call 518-993-4646. MAY 5 Benefit for Pierce Malone St. Johnsville Benefit Club, 538 Crum Creek Rd., St. Johnsville, NY. Noon - 7 pm. Lunch noon - 4 pm. Hot dogs, burgers, clam chowder & sausage dinner 5 pm pork roast. Ten year old Pierce has neurofibromatosis (NF). There are no NF specialists in his area and insurance will not cover care out of his area. This fundraiser will help Pierce to be treated in Boston where there is an NF clinic. Adults $15, 6-12 $10, 5 & under free. Silent auction, live auction, bake sale, additional raffles, live DJ, face painting. The Blue River Band will play from 8 pm until ? Separate cost of $5 for the band. Visit for more information. Chicken BBQ Stratford Methodist Church, Rt. 29A, Stratford, NY. 3:30-7 pm. Eat in or take out. Live country music. $8 adults, $4 kids under 12. Post 337 Legion Riders 2nd Annual Charity Run Post 337 American Legion, N. Main St., Broadalbin, NY. Registration 10 am - noon. Guided ride leaves at noon. BBQ 4-7 pm. Rain or shine. 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, door prizes, entertainment by “Perfect Landing.” Proceeds to benefit the Central Leatherstocking

Honor flight Network. 15/person, 25/couple. Led or self-guided ride at own pace, scenic Adirondack route with stops along the way. All riders welcome. Help us support our Veterans! Contact Slick Van Slyke 518332-1510 or Patricia markes 518-842-5616. MAY 5, AUG 20 & 22, SEP 17 & 19 Defensive Driving Courses Arkell Center, Canajoharie, NY. • May 5: 9 am - 3:30 pm. • Aug 20 & 22: 1-4 pm. • Sept. 17 & 19: 5:308:30 pm. $20/person. All classes will be held in the Community Room of Arkell Center. Upon completion, individuals qualify for a NY ate point & insurance reduction certificate which will be mailed to them. Payment required in the form of a check or money order made payable to The Shults Agency or cash paid on the day of the first class. Bring your drivers license. Contact Joam Cimino, 518-6734408, leave your name and phone number. MAY 5, JUN 2, 16, JUL 7, AUG 4, SEP 1, OCT 6, NOV 3 & DEC 1 37th Acoustic Coffee House Fultonville Methodist Church, Montgomery St., Fultonville, NY. 6:30-10 pm. Now into our 4th year, the no admission, no donation Acoustic Coffee House is open to all types of music as long as no vulgarity, doesn’t offend anybody and acoustic. If you can’t make it at 6:30, that’s OK there is a new per-

When Auguste Rodin exhibited his first important bronze sculptures in 1878 it was so realistic that it’s said that some people thought he had sacrificed a live model inside the cast.

former every 9-13 minutes on average. Call 518-853-4964. MAY 6-9 Bus Trip to Washington DC Deluxe round trip coach, three nights lodging, breakfast every morning, daily bus shuttle to memorials with return shuttle nightly. $300/person. Payment must be made at time of reservation. For ticket reservations & payment call Carmen 518-5687328, cell 518-727-6024 or Tony 518-568-3464, cell 518-332-1556. Sponsored by Morris J. Edwards Post 168, St. Johnsville, NY. MAY 10-11 Spring Book, Bake & Plant Sale Frothingham Free Library, Fonda, NY. Noon - 7 pm. 1000’s of hardcover & paperback fiction and non-fiction books will be for sale along w/DVD’s, Video tapes. While at the library, check out the beautiful plants and delicious homemade baked goods that will also be for sale. Call 518-853-3016. MAY 10-12 St. Johnsville Springfest May All 3 days: Vendors, crafters, blow up rides, pony rides, village wide garage sales. • May 10 - Food Sale at NBT Bank 9 am till sold out (proceeds for Scholarship Fund for St. J. School). Pageant at St. J. High School, Registration 5:30 pm. Pageant to begin at 6 pm. Laurie Britton of Bug Country will host pageant. • May 11 - Chicken Barbecue at St. J. American Legion. starts 4:30 pm. Half chicken, salt potatoes, cole slaw, baked beans, biscuits, choice of desserts peach cobbler or cherry crisp, milk or coffee. Pre-sale tickets NBT Bank In St. J. Dinner $8,halves $5. 50/50 raffle. Two Seat Kayak Expedition arriving at Marina 5:30 pm. Soap Box Derby 6 pm at Industrial Park. • May 12 - Masonic Temple on Bridge Street sponsoring a pancake breaksfast 7-10 am. Historical tent across the street from the American Legion. Sidewalk Art Contest (weather permitting) at NBT Bank registration 10.30 am start, drawing at 11 am, chalk will be provided. Monster truck on South Division Street,

Child ID done by St. Johnsville Police Dept. Parade 1 pm, Towpath run at the Marina with registration at 4:30 pm. For more information on Towpath run contact John Geesler at 518568-7913. MAY 11-12 Rummage Sale Fort Plain Senior Center, Fort Plain, NY. Friday 9 am - 3 pm, Saturday 9 am - noon. Accepting Items for the sale. Call 518-993-3432. MAY 12 Fort Plain - Canajoharie Clean Sweep Call for specific place. 9 am. Members of the Forest Preserve Users, Inc., Snowmobile Club will pick up trash on the bike path between from Fort Plain to Canajoharie. Contact Daniel Shults, 607-343-5971. JUN 2 Acoustic Coffee House Fultonville Methodist Church, Montgomery St., Fultonville, NY. 6:30-10 pm. The no admission, no donation Acoustic Coffee House is open to all types of music as long as NO vulgarity, doesn’t offend anybody and acoustic instruments only. Call 518-853-4964. JUN 6 “Little Bee” Book Discussion Frothingham Free Library, Fonda, NY. 11 am. Please pick up your copy from the Library (New York State Council of the Arts). JUN 16 4th Annual Acoustic Coffee HouseParty in the Perk Summer Special Open Mic George P. Snyder Park, Fultonville, NY. 4-9 pm. Call 518-853-4964. JUN 25 Summer Reading Program Begins Frothingham Free Library, Main St., Fonda, NY. Sign up now! Call 518-853-3016. SEP 13-14 Fall Book & Bake Sale Frothingham Free Library, Fonda, NY. 11 am - 7 pm. Call 518853-3016. SEP 24 “The Help” Book Discussion Frothingham Free Library, Fonda, NY. 11 am. Please pick up your copy from the Library (New York State Council of the Arts). Call 518853-3016.

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BBB advice on giving to tornado relief charities Upstate New Yorkers seeing the devastation wreaked by recent tornadoes may react with generous gifts of time and money, as many have traditionally responded to disasters throughout the world. But even when needs are close to home, givers should take steps to assure themselves that their donations will go to legitimate and reputable charities and relief efforts that have the capability to help victims, cautions the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. “Despite long experience in giving for major natural disasters, and with the desire to quickly help those in need, people sometimes forget to heed advice that’s relevant to all charitable giving,” said Art Taylor, President and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. “In the present situation, BBB advises donors especially to learn about what individual charities are doing and the time frame of their work. Donors who know what to expect

from the charities they support are less likely to question the benefit of their gifts.” BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers the following five tips to help Americans decide where to direct donations: Take time to check out the charity. The best way to avoid being disappointed in helping Storm Relief Charities is to find out more about the charity before making the donation. Unfortunately, most people don’t. Donors should review the charity’s website and go to third party sites such as the BBB Wise Giving Alliance ( charity) to learn more about the charity and verify its accountability. Identify what stage of relief the charity intends to provide. There are three general stages to relief efforts. Find out which stage the charity is intending to address. The Emergency Response stage involves immediate assistance and rescue needs and takes place within the first days after

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the storm. Next, Disaster Relief occurs in the first month and provides clothing and temporary shelter for displaced families. Finally, the Recovery Stage can last over a year and involves clean up, repair and/or rebuilding homes, and other long-term recovery needs. Find out if the charity is providing direct aid or raising money for other groups. Some charities may be raising money to pass along to relief organizations. If so, you may want to consider “avoiding the middleman” and giving directly to charities that have a presence in the region. Or, at a minimum, check out the ultimate recipients of these donations to ensure the organizations are equipped to effectively provide aid. Be wary of claims that 100 percent of donations will assist relief victims. Despite what an organization might claim, charities have fund raising and administrative costs. Even a credit card donation will involve, at a min-

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donors the most trustworthy and safe option for quick “text to give” donations, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance recently joined forces with Mobile Giving Foundation to create the BBB Mobile Giving Foundation, a cobranded effort to grow the mobile giving channel, strengthen mobile giving industry standards and accountability, assure donor confi-

dence, and reinforce nonprofit acceptance of the mobile giving medium. If you are considering a mobile gift the BBB advises donors to indentify a charity with a proven track record of successfully using ‘text to give’ channels. For more tips on tornado relief that you can trust, visit /us/consumer/tips/tornado-relief.

by Charlie Nardozzi, Horticulturist and Leonard Perry, UVM Extension Horticulturist Hardening off seedlings before planting

outside, checking for tent caterpillars, and reseeding lawns are some of the gardening tips for this month. Be sure to harden off

indoor-grown seedlings before setting them into the garden. Acclimate plants to outdoor conditions over the course of at least a week, and preferably two, by gradually increasing the amount of time you leave them outdoors. This includes both exposure to cooler temperatures and sunlight. Put them in the shade for a few days to adjust to the brighter sun outdoors. Plunging them directly from indoors into the full sun often causes sunburn — a rapid bleaching and dying of foliage. If you’ve taken advantage of this early spring by planting your container gardens already, be sure to protect them from a spring frost by moving them indoors on chilly nights or covering them with a floating row cover. If you haven’t planted containers yet, consider adding a water absorbing product (sold as this in garden stores) to the soil first. You only need a little (follow label directions), with the result being you’ll need to water

less often as plants grow. This kind of addition is especially useful in hanging baskets that tend to dry out quickly. Check apple, cherry, and other fruit trees for nests of tent caterpillars. Blast low-lying nests with water to destroy them, or knock them to the ground and destroy them. A spray of Bt will kill emerging caterpillars but is not toxic to beneficial insects, birds, or humans. If you want to move some spring-blooming bulbs to another spot, wait until the foliage has turned yellow, then carefully dig them up and let them dry in a shady spot for a few days. Store the bulbs in a cool, dry place for the summer until it’s time to plant them in fall. Or you can replant them then and allow the foliage to continue to die back. This is needed for nutrients to go from the leaves back into the bulbs for the coming season. Don’t have a place to plant them yet? Then you can “heel” them in, planting in a shallow trench, or pot

them for holding. When you transplant annual flowers and veggies, don’t try to loosen the root balls. With such a small root mass, a plant is easily set back if many roots are damaged. With only a summer in which to grow, these plants need to hit the ground running with no delays. Before reseeding bare spots in the lawn, spread 1 to 2 inches of compost over the areas and firm it down. Then sow grass seed. Sprinkle a thin layer of compost on top of the seed, cover with straw and keep it moist. If you have pets, encircle the spots with stakes and tie string around them to deter pets. Reduce the weeds in

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Selecting flowering crabapples by Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor, University of Vermont Few woody plants offer such value to landscapes and wildlife as do the flowering crabapples, with such variety in flowers and fruits and multiseason interest. These qualities make them one of the most popular small flowering trees. Just make sure in your selections to choose ones resistant to diseases. Newer introductions are often the best bets. In the spring, the showy blossoms make their appearance in mid to late May before the lilacs bloom. Although actual time of bloom will vary from year to year, depending on temperature, a total bloom period of up to four weeks can be expected. The bloom period of an individual crabapple cultivar (cultivated variety) may vary from a few days to almost two weeks, depending on weather conditions. Crabapple buds may be pink or red, and the open blossoms of the various crabapples may range from white to dark purplish red, with many vari-

ations of pink and red in between. Most crabapples have single flowers; a few have semi-double or double blossoms but bear fewer fruit. Some good choices with white flowers include ‘Adirondack’, Camelot, ‘Centennial’, ‘Dolgo’, ‘Donald Wyman’, Guinevere, HarvestGold, Lancelot, Molten Lava, ‘Professor Sprenger’, ‘Red Swan’, Sargent, Sugar Tyme, and ‘Tina’. Some good choices with pink flowers include ‘Louisa’, ‘Robinson’, and ‘Strawberry Parfait’. For red flowers, consider Centurion, ‘Prairifire’, or ‘Purple Prince’. Most crabapples have attractive green foliage with solid margins, except for the deeply cut leaves of Golden Raindrops. Some have a distinct reddish or bronze leaf color for the first month or so of the growing season, while others retain the reddish coloration throughout the season as with ‘Purple Prince’. Some crabapple cultivars even have ornamental gold to yellow fall colors as with ‘Calocarpa’ and Lancelot.

Crabapple fruits are two inches or less in diameter. The color ranges from bright red to purple and from bright yellow to orange, with intermediate shades and combinations. Fruits of some cultivars begin to color in August, while others do not reach their true color until September or October. Good choices for red fruit include ‘Adirondack’ (orange-red), Camelot, Centurion (cherry red), ‘Donald Wyman’, Guinevere, Molten Lava (orangered), ‘Prairiefire’ (purplered), ‘Professor Sprenger’ (orange-red), ‘Purple Prince’ (maroon), ‘Red Swan’, ‘Robinson’ (dark red), Sargent, ‘Tina’, and Sugar Tyme. Good choices for yellow to golden fruit include ‘Centennial’ (red-yellow), ‘Dolgo’ (redyellow), Golden Raindrops, HarvestGold, Lancelot, ‘Louisa’, and ‘Strawberry Parfait’. Fruits of some cultivars ripen and drop by the end of August, while others may still be present (“persistent”) in spring. If you don’t want a landscape littered with fruit in

the fall, look for those with persistent fruit such as ‘Donald Wyman’, ‘Professor Sprenger’, Guinevere, Lancelot, Sugar Tyme, or ‘Tina’. When choosing crabapples, consider not only your preference for flowers and fruits, but where they’ll be planted. Make sure the soil is well-drained and doesn’t get waterlogged. They’ll flower and fruit best in full sun, but will tolerate a few hours of shade per day only with fewer flowers (and so fewer fruits). If planted near a walk, or close to where they’ll be viewed, consider ones with persistent red and small fruits, upright habit, or with fragrant flowers (such as ‘Donald Wyman’, ‘Prairie Fire’, or Sargent). If planted farther away, consider ones with larger and yellow fruits. White flowers and yellow fruits blend better with evergreens, dark stone, or red brick buildings. White flowers and red fruits blend nicely with lighter natural color backgrounds such as light brown and wood. Flowering crabapple trees are generally 15 to

20 feet tall. The Round Table Series with names such as Camelot, Guinevere, and Lancelot, reach about 10 feet tall. Most crabapples are rounded or vase-shaped, but growth habit varies widely from columnar such as with ‘Adirondack’ to weeping as with ‘Louisa’ or ‘Red Swan’. About the only insect that might be a serious problem in some areas is the Japanese Beetle. Cultivars that have shown high resistance to this include Centurion, HarvestGold, ‘Louisa’, and ‘Prairie Fire’. Diseases are a much greater problem on many crabapples than insects, particularly on older cultivars. Many of the newer cultivars have been bred

for resistance to the four main diseases which are the same as you’ll encounter with regular apples — scab, fireblight, cedar apple rust, and powdery mildew. All the above cultivars have good to excellent disease resistance. If diseases generally aren’t a problem in your area, or you can tolerate some leaf diseases, there are many more cultivar choices. Beware of cheap trees at chain stores, as often these have few if any roots, and may only recently have been potted (basically a “bare root” plant). Visit your local nursery or fullservice garden store for proven local cultivars with good disease resistance and good roots.

Small Steps to Health and Wealth program by Diane Mincher, Extension Nutrition and Food Specialist, University of Vermont Just in time for spring weather across the U.S., Rutgers University Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension system are launching an online Small Steps to Health and Wealth? (SSHW) Challenge called Spring 2012 SSHW Challenge. This free six-week program, open to anyone who enrolls online, will be held from Sunday, April 15, through Saturday, May 26. Prizes will be awarded for participants who report the highest point totals. To sign up for the SSHW Challenge, follow the “Challenges” link on the Small Steps to Health and Wealth? web site at Set up a user name and password and download a simple one-page user’s guide with instructions about how to proceed. Enroll in the Spring

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224 West Main St., Johnstown, NY Phone: (518) 762-HEMI Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-7PM Friday 8:30AM-6PM; Saturday 9AM-2PM Service Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Email:



99 N. Comrie Ave. (Rt 30A) Johnstown

518-762-0074 Mon. - Fri. 7 AM - 5 PM, Sat. 8 AM - Noon

Palmer Pharmacy “for old fashioned service and courtesy”

Pharmacists • Thomas Friello • Robert Sullivan • Carole Deyoe Jennifer DiPasquale • Robin Carville

• Patient/Prescription Consultation •Senior Discount • Medicare, Medicaid, EPIC & Most Third Party Insurance Plans Honored • Diabetic Supplies • Blood Pressure Kits • Stethoscopes • Commodes • Walkers • Canes • Crutches • Wrist, Knee & Back Supports • Surgical & Support Stockings • Post Mastectomy Supplies Nature’s Bounty Vitamins


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Rte. 28 North, Herkimer, NY

19,157 Miles, Hemi

Was $26,995



2008 Subaru Outback

2010 Kia Soul!

Wagon, Gas Saver, AWD, Like New

Like New, Factory Warranty 72 Mos. Tier 1 Credit - $2,750 Cash or Trade

72 Mos. Tier 1 Credit - $2,730 Cash or Trade Tax & Fees Extra




Rates @ 2.14%

EX-L, 49,058 Miles, Leather, Sunroof, Running Boards & More

72 Months Tier 1 Credit $4,925 Cash or Trade Tax & Fees Extra




All New Facilities

Tax & Fees Extra



Everyone Approved

2007 Honda CR-V

Carfax Certified

2007 Dodge Dump 4x4

Extended Warranties


2007 Dodge Gr Caravan SXT DVD, Leather, Loaded

Tier 1 Credit 72 Months $2,340 Cash or Trade Tax & Fees Extra




2008 Dodge Nitro

2008 Suzuki SX4

Low Miles, Very Clean, Leather

SXT, 4x4, 3.7 V6, CarFax Cert., Great Buy 72 Mos. Tier 1 Credit - $1,850 Cash or Trade

5 Spd, Like New, Gas Saver 72 Mos. Tier 1 Credit - $2,340 Cash or Trade

60 Mos. Tier 1 Credit - $3,675 Cash or Trade Tax & Fees Extra




Trades Needed

2005 Ford Taurus

Tax & Fees Extra




Fun & Friendly

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