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October 29, 2014 Front Page Headlines

League Champions (photo)
Members of the Brookfield squad were Raelyn Ireland, Samantha Plows, Ashley Owen, Chalee Wratten, McKenzi Tilbe, Kyleigh Warner, back, Brianna Schermerhorn, Kiara Strough, Kristen DePasquale, Coach Sarah Abrams, seniors Abby Reilly, Brooke Terrier and Julie King, Cassie Head, Courtney Maine, Emma Smith, Paige Jaquay and assistant coach Lauren Williams.

Fall Sports Seasons Wrap Up
Brookfield’s girls varsity soccer team’s 14-3 season included winning the Central Counties League title by winning every league game. The season ended for the Beavers in the second round of the Class D playoffs with a 6-4 overtime loss to Remsen. The Beavers made it into the second round by beating DeRuyter in the first game. Also last week, the Brookfield boys lost in the first round to McGraw. The Waterville girls varsity soccer team’s season also ended in the second round. The Indians lost Sunday 4-0 in the Class C playoffs to No. 1 seed and top ranked team in the state, Bishop Grimes. Waterville beat Little Falls in the first round to advance. Although not in the playoffs, the Waterville football team closed out its year in a crossover game, falling to Beaver River.

Village Awards Bid For New Sign

Waterville’s new sign in the Village Park will be done by Toth Sports. The Victor company was the only bidder to put up the electronic sign. Village board members approved the bid of $46,245 at last week’s meeting. The cost - which will be paid for from a grant by the Barton Fund - includes brickwork around the sign and lighting to make it visible at night. The marquee will feature color and symbols as well. No longer will organizations have to pick up the letters and post their messages themselves. Village clerk Brenda Knoeller will be able to program the sign from Village Hall; multiple messages will be able to run in sequence on the screen. Whether the sign is up this year or in the spring will depend on the weather. The village’s DPW will prepare the foundation for the sign, which takes six weeks to make. In other business at the meeting, which lasted about 45 minutes, the village agreed to a Shared Services project with Waterville Central School District. The two entities, plus the Town of Sangerfield, will share a fuel depot at the school. The Waterville Fire Department said the new air packs purchased by a Barton Fund grant have arrived.

Who Is Missing A Postcard From Vatican?
Mary Ann Ford of Deansboro is positive that neither of her children visited the Vatican last month. Still, the Fords received a postcard from there, addressed to Dear Mom and Dad. The address is for Deansboro, New York and is for State Route 12B, where the Fords live. But the stamp - a picture of Pope Francesco Anno II - covers up the name on the address. Ford has tried asking people in the community and working with the post office to find the rightful owners. No one seems to know who in Deansboro had children visiting the Vatican in Rome, which is where the postcard was cancelled by the post office. The front of the post card has a picture of the Vaticano. The message reads: Mom & Dad, Having a great time. We love you and will see you soon! The post mark is 16 Sept 14. The card went to the Fords, Mary Ann said, because she sends and receives letters from cousins in Italy, where she and Gary visited with other family members last year. “We were the only ones they could think of with so little info on the card,’’ Ford said. She said she does not want to return the card to the post office. If she does, it will become dead mail and never find its rightful owners. Plus, she said the senders went through a lot of trouble to mail the card. “I know for a fact standing in line at the Vatican is busier than Disneyland,’’ she said. Anyone who thinks this might be their post card can contact the Fords.

Election Dinner Set
The Town of Madison Historical Society will have its annual Election Day Chicken ‘N Biscuit Dinner at the Historical Society building Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 3 to 7 p.m. The dinner includes chicken and biscuits, butternut squash, mashed potatoes with homemade gravy, gingerbread with whipped cream and beverage. Advance tickets are $9 by calling Gary Anderson at 893-7226. Tickets at the door are $10. This is a fund raiser for the Town of Madison Historical Society to help pay for the winter’s heating expenses.

Scouting For Food
Waterville Cub Scouts Pack 23 will be participating in Scouting for Food by going door-to-door Saturday, Nov. 1 looking for donations for the Waterville Food Pantry. In years past Scouts put out bags first then went back the next week to pick them up. This year they will be doing it all the same day. There will also be a group from the Pack in Madison to benefit the Madison Food Pantry.

Election Day is Nov. 4
Across New York state voters will decide whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets another term in office. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4. Locally, some races are uncontested, including Congressman Richard Hanna for a third term. Assemblyman Bill Magee is being challenged by Brookfield Town Supervisor John Salka. In Brookfield, Marylou Rhodes is running unchallenged for the open town justice seat. Also in Brookfield, residents can take a straw poll regarding hydrofracking. Voting takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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