Monday, February 27

Lena Plows

August 28, 1942 ~ February 11
Brookfield-Lena Plows, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the home of her daughter, Sandra, surrounded with the love and support of her family at her side. She was born in Stockwell at the family home on August 28, 1942, the daughter of the late Marion and Lena Michael Stetson.  Lena was raised on the family farm, which was at times hard work, but provided the opportunity of being close to her parents and grandparents.  In addition, her brothers and sisters were her constant companions for chores and fun.  Lena married Sidney Plows in 1961.  Together, they had six children and Lena was a caring and devoted mother. She had been employed at the former Waterville Knitting Mill for 15 years. She earned a GED and furthered her education by completing a program to become a Certified Nurse’s Aide.  She worked as a CNA for 27 years at Community Memorial Hospital of Hamilton. A true caregiver at heart, Lena was loved by her patients, their families, and hospital staff.  Following her retirement from the hospital, she continued to do private duty care.  At the age of 75, she retired from nursing.  Lena, a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, wanted to spend more time with her family.  She was the “Best Nana” ever, according to her grandchildren and the great grandchildren.  Lena loved anytime she could be with family, no matter the occasion.



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Food Bank of CNY March Food Sense Menu:

Barton Hose Company:

Our annual February Fish Fry Friday’s we’re a success! Mark your calendar for our annual Palm Sunday Ham Dinner April 2, 2023.

Cornell Cooperative Extension:

Waterville Central School District:

📣The Waterville Central School District wants to bring back The Community Talent Show!
👏The show is open to all members of the community and prizes will be awarded!
🚨There must be a minimum of 10 acts signed up by March 24 for the show to proceed.
📅The show is scheduled for April 28 at the Waterville Jr./Sr. High School Auditorium.
📧If you are interested in participating or if you want more information, email
Recommended Advance Sale Tickets:

Limited tickets are also available at the door.

WCS Sports Booster Club:

Congratulations to the boys on a great season!

Little League Softball:

Route 20 Catholic:

St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Celebration!!! Save the date for this all PCA dinner event on Sunday, March 19, 4-7 PM at St. Mary’s Church Hall. Enjoy a home cooked corned beef and cabbage dinner, an Italian baked ziti dish, a full array of yummy desserts, beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverages. Food, music, 50/50 raffle, and fellowship for all. Just $10.00 per person or $25.00 for the family. You can make reservations starting next weekend (February 18/19). Envelopes for reservations and full payment will be available at each church. Just fill out the information, enclose cash or check made out to St. Mary’s church, and drop in any collection basket or at St. Mary’s church rectory. Limited seating for this event, so make your reservations early! It’s always a sellout! Reservation and payment deadline is March 11/12.

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Oriskany Falls Public Library:

New Orleanians take to the streets for Mardi Gras

“On February 27, 1827, a group of masked and costumed students dance through the streets of New OrleansLouisiana, marking the beginning of the city’s famous Mardi Gras celebrations. The celebration of Carnival—or the weeks between Twelfth Night on January 6 and Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian period of Lent—spread from Rome across Europe and later to the Americas. Nowhere in the United States is Carnival celebrated as grandly as in New Orleans, famous for its over-the-top parades and parties for Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday), the last day of the Carnival season. Early French settlers brought the tradition of Mardi Gras to the U.S. Gulf Coast at the end of the 17th century. In fact, Mobile, Alabama celebrated its first carnival in 1703. However, Spanish governors later banned the celebrations. After Louisiana Territory became part of the United States in 1803, New Orleanians managed to convince the city council to lift the ban on wearing masks and partying in the streets. The city’s new Mardi Gras tradition began in 1827 when the group of students, inspired by their experiences studying in Paris, donned masks and jester costumes and staged their own Fat Tuesday festivities.”

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After the game, Sawyer (left) with co-captains Jon Piersma and Tyler Lemery accept the NYSPHSAA* Basketball Trophy…..

….and the entire team and their coaches “took a bow.”

*New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

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The price of gas today.

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