Town News

Laurie Pike

I wish to send our condolences to Ann Marie Flood and her family on the passing of her great aunt Mary Kelly on February 5, 2016 at the age of 99 at the Eastport Memorial Nursing Home.  It sounds like Mary lived a long and full life, but those left behind are never ready to say goodbye to those we love dearly and will continue to miss long after they leave us.  

The Town Meeting will be held on Monday, March 28th at 7:00 pm at the Cooper Community Center.  I will continue to put this information in my column until the town meeting.  

Sandy Lyon, Town Clerk, will not be holding office hours the third Thursday of this month on February 18, 2016 because she away visiting her grandchildren this week in Florida.  I will be present at the Town Office for my regular hours on Thursday, February 18th from 4:30-6:30 pm and will schedule appointments with Sandy for business upon her return.  The town office remains open for the winter months but the Cooper Community Center will remain closed until April when local groups such as Cooper Grange and the Cooper Community Friends will resume their meetings and functions.  

Sunday morning services at the Meddybemps Christian Church include Sunday School Service from 8:30-9:25 am and Church Service from 9:30-10:30 am with Pastor Towne.  There is a coffee social with baked goods after the morning Church service.  The Church of the Open Bible with Pastor Chip Howell in Alexander has Sunday school services from 9:45-10:45 am; Church services from 11:00-12:00 pm; Sunday Evening Praise and Worship Services at 6:30 pm; and Wednesday prayer meeting and bible study at 7pm.  The Church of the Open Bible is also having a Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, February 20th at 7:30 am.  


In the Cooper Veterans’ Corner, the featured veteran of the week is Donna Timpe.  Donna was in the United States Army from 1979 to 1985 during peace time.  She was a Specialist 4, which is an E4 enlisted rank.  She was stationed in Germany and at Fort Hood, Texas.  She was a welder and a sheet metal worker and was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas and in Germany.  She met her husband, David Timpe while they were stationed in Germany and they were later married at Fort Lee, Virginia.  Donna has served the town of Cooper as a select board member.  Donna is currently a grade school teacher.  If any of you should happen to see Donna Timpe this week, please join me in thanking her for her service to our great Nation.