Town News

Cassie Oakes

I want to thank those that contribute to this column. Without you I wouldn’t have any news, and I truly appreciate all your help!

It was a very busy weekend this past weekend. I heard that some of our young folks in Alexander were attending cheering competitions, basketball tournaments, karate tournaments, and Wrestling events.  I hope that next week after things have settled down for the families I will be able to report what great things our kids have been up too.

The Breakneck Mountain Snowmobile Club is very happy to announce the winners of the snowmobile cash calendar raffle tickets.  Last week’s winners were Adrien Roussel, Ernie Raymond, Dave Goodine and Susan Spencer.  Congratulations to all winners!

Linda and Fred Wallace, along with youngest son Joey, youngest daughter Tracey Brasier and grandson Jameyson Brasier, attended the Mid Maine Youth Orchestra held at Mount Blue High School in Farmington on Sunday, February 28th.  Fred and Linda’s granddaughter Aubrey Fossett (the daughter of Tanya and Joe Fossett) played her French horn.  She is a very talented musician and a member of other musical groups as well.  After the concert, they celebrated Aubrey’s 15th birthday at a local restaurant.

People’s United Methodist Church is in the midst of planning another Free Family Movie Night, scheduled for Friday, March 18th and will be showing the “Good Dinosaur.” The fun will begin at 6:00 p.m.

I am again collecting birthdays and anniversaries to publish in this column. If you have birthday or anniversary wishes to share with me let me know.  My contact information is at the end of the column.

Birthday wishes this upcoming week go out to Eleanor Fisk, Jamie Martin, BJ Wallace, Pat Foley, Joan Dodge, David Moraisey, April Webber, Dave Holst, Zach Newman and Richard Bailey.

I would like to send my deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Phil Clark.  Phil lived for many years in Alexander and served in town government.  Folks have been stopping in the store remembering him and sharing some great stories about his love of gardening, fishing, hunting and all things outdoors.  Phil will be missed not only by his family but by the many friends he has made.

Good thoughts are being sent out to the following folks: Mathew Sullivan, Ed Cislak, Rhoda Leavitt, Lynn Hill, Avis McIntyre, Chris Landry, Carol Pollock, Dottie Johnson, Carol Pollock, Sue Johnson, John Harvey, Eleanor Dean, Trudy Poole, David Carson, Charlie White, Elwin Daley, Pastor Randy, his wife Carolyn Chretien and sweet baby Cate Bohanon. 

Lucky Loser the past week at Randy’s Variety was Anne Donahue. If you would like a chance at being a Lucky Loser, buy an online lottery ticket at Randy’s and if it doesn’t win put it in the jar for a second chance at receiving $5 worth of online tickets.  Drawings are done weekly.

This week was very busy for me.  While at the Beckett Center, I along with my friends, practiced basketball and skill drills getting ready for the upcoming Special Olympics to be held in Orono on March 9th.  We also played card games, Yahtzee, bingo, celebrated a friend’s birthday with chocolate cake and peanut butter frosting, had a dancing class and delicious chop suey and garlic knots for one of the lunches.  With Carlos Jr. gone our house was very quiet, but we kept busy putting his toys away, attending the church supper in Baileyville and running errands.


If you have news for the column you can get it to me by email at, contact me on my Facebook page, by phone at 454-2344 (if I’m not home please leave a message), or dropping off a note at Randy’s Variety for me and Dad will make sure I get it.  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.