Altamont Enterprise October 11, 1918


By request of the Board of Health, no public gathering will take place for several days in Altamont. Both of the churches will be closed all day Sunday. The movies, lodges, prayer meetings, Sunday schools and society meetings will be discontinued on account of the prevalence of Spanish influenza which has made its appearance here. Only a very few cases are reported in the village and by strict adherence to the rules formulated for prevention of the spread of the disease, it is thought no serious consequences will result.



Threshing grain is the chief occupation of some of the farmers at present. There appears to be quite a profitable yield.



Don’t forget that it’s “sweet cider time” now. Haverly’s mill is in operation Tuesdays and Fridays for a short time only.



— William Frederick and his mother are having their residence treated to a new coat of paint. A. Relyea is doing the work.

— Four farmerettes were sent out by the Albany County Farm Bureau last Saturday to assist M. DeFreest in cutting corn and buckwheat, and are expected again this Saturday. Mr. DeFreest reports much good work accomplished.



Mrs. Henry Ellis picked half a pint of fine red raspberries, St. Regis variety, from bushes in her garden on Monday. Many green berries are still on the bushes, and are partially matured. Picking raspberries in this part of the country in October is quite an unusual occupation.



The Altamont Colony Club held its first regular session of the year on Friday afternoon at Masonic hall, with a large percentage of the members present. That the re-assembling as a club gave happiness was evinced by the atmosphere of hearty fellowship that prevailed. Changes had come as changes must come, and the big change in the club was absence of Miss Leah Mynderse who has been the capable head of the music department. Her absence will be keenly felt in the musical life of the club and village, but our loss is, we feel, her very great gain and our desire is with hers — that she may attain the goal she so earnestly seeks.



The week beginning Sept. 22 marked the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Westerlo Reformed Dutch church. Notwithstanding the unsettled weather conditions large congregations gathered at the various services. The week will long be remembered by those who gathered in the sanctuary from night to night.


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