Town News

Cassie Oakes

Brylea Newman, granddaughter of Gert and Donny Newman, of Alexander was in the Miss St. Croix Valley Pageant at the Woodland Elementary School on Saturday, October 3rd.  She won in her Division.  Brylea also won Miss Hospitality, Miss Photogenic and Top Model.  She was quite excited!  Congratulations Brylea!

Gert and Donny also had company from Rochester, New York, friends Frank and Angie Ange they had met in Florida.  It was a wonderful visit and a great time catching up.

Shawna McDonough was home for a long weekend from school at UMPI.  While home she was able to celebrate the Canadian Thanksgiving with family and friends.  Shawna is the daughter of Kelly and Brenda McDonough of Alexander.

Alexander Grange met on Wednesday, October 7th for a regular meeting.  It was a quiet meeting with not a lot going on.  Final Plans for the Columbus Day Harvest Lunch were made and beginning discussions of the Veterans’ Day Lunch and the upcoming Community Christmas Party.  The crowd did learn a new song thanks to Rhonda Oakes who shared “Leafs are Falling” a fun little ditty that she has enjoyed teaching the kids at AES.  The Lecturer’s Program was moved to the end of the meeting so that the members could adjourn to the kitchen where English Muffin Pizzas were made and enjoyed by all in attendance.

Some upcoming dates for you to save are as follows; October 21st Regular Alexander Grange Meeting at 7:00 p.m., October 23rd a Free Family Movie Night at the Methodist Church in Baileyville 5:45 p.m. (“Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin” and “ParaNorman”) October 24th AES Craft Fair 9-2, Breakneck Mountain ATV Club October 28th at 7:00 p.m., October 31st Hunter’s Breakfast at the Methodist Church in Baileyville.  October 31st at Noon at the Methodist Church in Baileyville there will be a House Warming Shower for Sarah’s House in Brewer a place for those fighting cancer to be able to stay.  Dottie Johnson is heading this up if you want more details.  It is that time of year when things are getting busy and calendars are filling up.  I will try to keep you up to date on all the happenings.

Condolences go out to the family and friends of Mary Wallace.  I received word that she passed away on Sunday morning.  She will be greatly missed by many.

Birthday wishes this upcoming week go out to David Sousa, Cassandra Niles, Martin Smith, Annette Bailey, Howard “Pike” Seavey, Donalda Allen, Doug Poor, Gary Howland Jr. and Judy McGinley.

Anniversary this upcoming week go out to Steve and Tami Clarke.  I wish you both many more years of wedded bliss!

Good thoughts are being sent out to the following folks; Mathew Sullivan, Rhoda Leavitt, Lynn Hill Avis McIntyre, Chris Landry, John Harvey, Eleanor Dean, Billy Lawless, Trudy James, Trudy Poole, Michelle Gallant, Elwin Dale, John Haley, Mike and Marilyn Trafton, Betty Fountain and Bill Lawless.  

Lucky Loser the past week at Randy’s Variety was Ken Muholland.

On Saturday, mom, my Uncle James Randall and I went to the Baptist Church in Bradford for my Great Uncle Frank Randall’s Funeral Service.  It was very emotional time full of sharing some of his great pranks, the way he loved to tease and the great love he had for his family.  The service was very moving for me when they played the Military Taps and then had the Fireman’s Last Alarm. He will be missed by all his friends and family.

If you have news for the column you can get it to me by email at, Facebook, 454-2344 or dropping off a note at Randy’s Variety for me and Dad will make sure I get them.  You can also leave news for me at AES.  Of course you always have the option of snail mail, 1328 Airline Road, Alexander, Maine 04694.  Until next time, stay safe.