Has the DNC been replaced? A new organization is being formed and is calling itself; People Using the Least Amount of Effort Possible, or PULAEP which is pronounced porzyzyep. We will hold an unorganized Eskimo dip in several weeks whenever we can find an open date and a place that can assimilate pollution from unwashed bodies. Jibe of the week. Noticed while waiting in the Emergency Room at E-Town Hospital. Bone marrow donators can sign up for the Bone Marrow Register for only $52. Can anyone dare to explain how someone who gives bone marrow freely should have to pay to give away free bone marrow? A rousing good time was an expression heard around the Grange Hall as a crowd of 86 from Essex, Reber, Willsboro, Brookfield, Westport, and points south to Crown Point and north to Keeseville attended the monthly square dance. Eight Squares (one with mostly feminine dancers, one with pre-teens of laughing dancers were formed and changed throughout the night. All sitters were also laughing, chatting and forming or renewing friendships while the dancers cavorted or danced. Many requests for more dances were made. Next month Gary Finney will return with Donny on his lively fiddle on February 23. I have never seen so many local people enjoying themselves and volunteering to help with the Grange. Special thanks to Fire District # 2 and its chief for their crisis solving help. In other news, the State of New York Hi-way has continued with a possible land grab to facilitate the replacement of the concrete bridge in the Burg. One of its engineers in Albany is ignoring Essex leadership. Worse still, he is trying to pit Essex folk against each other, just like 5 year olds try to do with parents. Clearly this guy is an advocate of the early Switzer approach of treating people like theyre in a mushroom farm. A member of the Town Board has announced he will institute a no prisoners taken alive approach so State officials take notice. While Cory Gillilland is recovering from her free fall exhibition, which now ranks at 4.9 on the Richter scale, the. Essex archives will be bricked up to stop all looting. Another old time Essex person, Charlotte LaPine, has passed away. We all remember her 20+ years of singing and playing at the Methodist Church. Friends of Joe Ecclesine will be pleased to hear that he is greatly improving. John and Peggy Hunn are of f to their annual participation in JAWS. El Sid and Ruth continue to call every 3 or 4 days. Lonesome, EH! Grandma Betsy Crosss quads continue to thrive and now each weighs around 10 pounds.