Roxbury News: July 22, 2009

By Barbara Scudder
The desperados were at it again! Periodically they hold up the Delaware and Ulster Railroad train. Two shots rang out at the Roxbury Depot on Saturday, disrupting a tranquil afternoon. The good news is that no one was injured and no one died as a result of the attack of these unsavory characters.
The annual service at the Yellow Old School Baptist Church, Stratton Falls, Roxbury, was held on Saturday, July 11 with 40 present. Elder Steven Boyd of Bel Air, Maryland conducted the service and gave the message. He was assisted by two young elders-in-training who led in prayer and who also spoke briefly. The congregation was enthusiastic in their hymn singing, which was without instrumental accompaniment according to their custom. Fifteen young people in the group came from Maryland.
Malcolm and Ellen Hughes left home on July 1st to visit their daughter Janet and family in St. John, Indiana. They returned home on July 11.
Dora Fowler of Grand Gorge and Esther Snyder enjoyed dinner Friday evening at The Red Apple Buffet in Cobleskill.
If you do not have health insurance, you may have important cancer screenings at no cost to you from the New York State Department of Health Cancer Services Program of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties. Pap tests, breast exams, mammograms and colorectal cancer screenings will be available to uninsured men and women at the NBT parking lot, Grand Gorge on Saturday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To enroll, call toll-free 888 345-0225.
On Saturday, July 25 RAG sponsors two opening receptions. Yale Epstein will be introduced at the opening of his “Aspects of Nature” exhibit at 2:30 p.m. in The Old Bank Gallery. New work by Nat Thomas will open on the same day in the Walt Meade Gallery. Nat will be introduced there at 3:15 p.m. Both receptions are from 2 to 4 p.m. Call RAG at 607 326-7908 for details.
On Sunday, July 26 at 2 p.m. RAG presents Classical Jam at the Old School Baptist Church, 6424 county Highway 36, Denver, N.Y. The chamber ensemble is known for its lively presentations and varied repertoire. Tickets are $12; seniors $10.