Town News

Arline Flood


The snow and cold continues this week. We have put up a mailbox on a movable stand until spring. There is five feet of snow where it used to be. We are watching that the exhaust to our gas stove is clear of snow with all the drifting. Furnaces are hitting the dust as this cold snap continues and the repairmen are kept busy, sometimes in the middle of the night. The truck that is the main plow in Cooper had a breakdown just below Sandy’s and took a couple of hours to fix but members of the fire department directed traffic. Our thoughts and prayers are always with those who have to brave sometimes dangerous condition.

Because of Thursday’s snowstorm the town office wasn’t open for business. The new dates for February are the 12th and 26th. The tax collector’s hours are 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Selectboard is 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Town clerk is 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Happy Birthday on February 20th to a special great nephew, Jacob Turner of Bangor. He is a grandson to Rolfe and Janice Flood.

Prayers are still need for Jimmy Pike as he is slowly improving. Get well wishes to both of my Day brothers as they have been laid low with winter colds.

Services were held for this first time in three weeks at the Meddybemps Christian Church with Pastor Joe McAdam doing the service. Afterwards the ladies did a prayer calendar. We missed Maxine Palmeter who is recovering but staying in to prevent exposure to the flu and colds going around. She had pneumonia and landed in a Bangor hospital. Continued get well wishes to her and all other recovering from various complaints. As Easter Sunday is the first Sunday in April. The ladies will meet the second Sunday of the month. The next Bible Study will be held on March 1st right after church services. There was a food pantry pick-up this week. Coffee time after church will resume when the bad weather gets behind us.

The snowbanks across the blueberry lands in Meddybemps are worth a ride to see. They tower above the cars even after they were pushed back.

Last week Ralph and I met Marcia Wheelock and Louise Lee at King China for the buffet lunch. It was so good to get out and visit. Thanks to Louise.

A lively group of scrapbookers met at the Meddybemp’s Community building on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.,. A potluck lunch was enjoyed with a birthday cake presented to Marcia Wheelock because of her Wednesday birthday. There are some new products that were shown by the hostess, Dawn Winchester. Pictures were taken and posted online and the door prize was won by Tonya Griffino.


Don’t forget the dinner/dance at the Cooper Community Center this Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be John Viselli and three others in a band to play for the dance. What a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!