September 2017

You Can(’t) Change the World! - Devotional

I can recall a speaker at my college telling us that we couldn’t change the world. To an idealistic twenty-year-old brimming with hope for a grand future, as yet unjaded by adult life, it sounded sad. It didn’t convince me that I couldn’t change the world; but it did convince me that our speaker was a pessimist of a particularly tragic kind—the kind that gives up too soon.


Crawford – Connor Whitaker Ireland, 19, died September 11, 2017 resulting from death by suicide.  Although it had been stated that Connor battled years of depression, this was simply untrue.  What Connor suffered from was a surfeit of LIFE!  Crazy, beautiful, tumultuous, topsy-turvy, unpredictable, everyday

DECH Births



To Kimberly Nason and Victor Hawkins of Cutler, Maine, a boy, Xander Harris Hawkins born on September 18, 2017.

To Skye Davis and Brett Lyons of Hermon, Maine, a girl, Niara Lorraine born on September 19, 2017 weighing 7lbs., 6oz., 19 inches long.

Area Girls’ Soccer


Woodland 3  Highview Christian 0

Danielle Poole hit an early direct kick to give the Lady Dragons a 1-0 lead. Jennie Cox connected with two more goals in the the first half giving the hosts a 3-0 win over their Academy guests. Sadie Smith gathered 11 of 12 shots on goals. 

Editors Desk

“Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it,” Mark Twain once quipped in his characteristically humorous yet observant style. In Down East Maine, the weather is a favorite conversation, particularly this time of year when the specter of winter looms on the horizon.