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The Germaine Truth: 2005-12-26

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The Germaine Truth — Sunday, December 26, 2005


Out With the Old…

The year in review

by Howard and Susie Applegate

Susie Applegate has returned to Germaine after several year in San Francisco, where she finished her Journalism Degree and interned for a big city newspaper. She has agreed to help out with The Truth, at least until she finds something more lucrative [which would be just about anything, says Susie]. Actually, the newspaper is a labor of love, and is hardly a full time job — a secret to no one in town … The Budreaus come to live in our little town. The Budreau family were flooded out of their home in Biloxi by Hurricane Katrina, and chose to relocate to Germaine, after librarian, Lucy Charlebois-LaPlante, convinced the Catholic Church to list Germaine as a Refuge City … Arlo Guthrie Childers of Germaine died in Iraq in November, the victim of enemy fire … With protests against the war and against Thanksgiving, you might think Germaine is a hotbed of radicals, but the protests have been small … The Restin’ Easy has new owners and work has begun [see the following article by Thelma].

Like most years, 2005 has given us the good and the bad. Here’s hoping for a better 2006.

The Town Gossip

Restin’ Easy has New Owner

by Thelma Louise McCoy

The mystery surrounding all that activity out on the highway at the north end of town is solved. The Restin’ Easy Motel has a new owner. Sanjit “Roy” Patel told The Germaine Truth that he plans to have the motel ready for business by July Fourth. 

Roy, as he prefers to be known, comes to us from up Burns way where he has been learning the motel trade from his brother. 

When The Truth  caught up with Patel he was applying a fresh coat of paint to the lobby, but he took time out to give us a tour of the property, which has been boarded up since the unforturnate incident two years ago.

The motel will have twelve guest rooms compared to the sixteen it had previously. Patel has converted four rooms into a cozy and charming home for his family. 

Many lovely Indian items grace the walls of his living room. Though his wife, Anoora, does not speak English, she was very friendly and offered tea and some interesting deep-fried vegetables, which Roy referred to as Pakora.

The Patels have four children, Roy, 15, Ana, 13, Suzee, 9, and Jim, 8. The children say they are looking forward to attending Germaine schools in the fall.

Please stop by the Restin’ Easy and welcome the Patels to Germaine.

Madam Zorro   The Stars Over Germaine for January

Madam Zorro reveals all

In general, the stars over Germaine are cautioning.

Aries (March 21-April 20)



Taurus (April 20-May 20)



Gemini (May 21-June 20)



Cancer (June 21-July 22)



Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)



Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)




Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)



Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)



Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)



Capricorn (Dec.22-Jan. 19)



Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)



Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)


 If Your Birthday Is in January:


Disclaimer: This horoscope is presented for entertainment purposes only. The Germaine Truth does not endorse any particular system of divination.

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Personal Messages

JJ, meet me at the usual place Friday night. I have something you want -QT4U

Carla, please forgive me, I didn’t mean to say those things to you. Please call me at Mom’s house. Love U -P

Seeking information about Charles Sevigny LaFontaine, a black musician who traveled through Germaine in about 1949. Please contact Rita at Box 3, if you remember, or know anything about this man.


Germaine Singles Club. Meet your perfect match. Box 10.


Job Opportunities

Writers needed at The Germaine Truth. If you’re interested, drop by and talk to Howard or Susie and tell us a little about yourself.

Hiring at McCoy Enterprises. Field hands, equipment operators, greenhouse attendants. Apply at 321 E. Main.

Real Estate for Sale

Beautiful Wilbur County Homes to fit every nead. Contact Angie at New Dawn Realty.

For Rent

Cute little bungalow at the end of Main Street, 2 bedrooms with partial basement. $500 per month, $100 deposit. See Angie Arratola for a tour.

Room available in Large Victorian house, corner of 3rd and Broken Axel St. We are looking for a young person, male or female. We like to party on the weekends, so be down with that. Come by and talk to us.


1961 Corvair in mint condition. $325. Come on guys, I know you want it. Reply to Box 8.

Suzuki 250 motorcycle from the 1970s. Pretty good shape, but needs engine work. You can steal it for $175, firm. Reply to Box 13.

One ton hay truck for sale. Flat bed probably needs to be replaced, but runs good. $450 or trade for sports car.

Farm Equipment

1949 Massey Ferguson tractor, refurbished with parts to keep her running for another 50 years. Best offer. Box 29.


Looking to purchase goats for organic farm. Will pay good price for weaned kids. Box 12.


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