Town News

Cassie Oakes

I want to send out condolences to the family of Michael Morrell.  Michael attended Alexander Elementary School with me when I was a kid.  He was always a very nice and kind boy and I liked him a lot.  His mom, Yvonne Morrell, was my aide and took such good care of me and I know she loves her boys, so Mrs. Morrell my family and I send out lots of love to you and yours at this most sad time.  

Also I would like to send out condolences to the family and friends of Hilda Crosby, of Cooper, ME who passed away this past week.  Hilda was a very nice lady and will be missed by many.

Congratulations to Gerard Berry and Stephanie Calder on their recent marriage.  They were married on Saturday, July 9th at the Alexander Church of the Open Bible by Pastor Chip Howell with a reception at the Alexander Elementary School.  Best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Berry.

Alexander Summer Library’s next session will be on July 19th from 10:00 a.m. until noon with a free lunch for children under 18.  If you would like to reserve a lunch for your child please contact Rhonda Oakes at 454-2344 or Emma Hill at 454-3751 by the morning of July 18th.  Open to all ages, the young and young at heart, come browse the shelves, come for the entire time or for a few minutes.  Lunch is served around 11:30 a.m.

Alexander Grange is putting together the Home Town Jubilee with all their regular events, parade, lunch (with Dynamites on the Menu), games for kids, grab bags and a cake walk.  The Breakneck Mountain ATV Riders are in the midst of planning a breakfast for that morning so stay tuned for times and details.

The Alexander Grange hosted the Washington County Pomona Grange on Tuesday, July 5th, and what an interesting evening it was.  When the ladies of the Grange gathered to put the finishing touches on a Baked Bean Supper with all the fixings, they found out they didn’t have power to the pump, fridge and stoves.  After a mad dash back to the houses to get things cooked, and cooled, they found out that there was trouble on the pole and transformer.  A quick call to the electric company  and they came out to the rescue, but not before supper had to be served and lucky for Pomona and daylight savings time meeting went on with out a hitch.  Thank you to all that made it happen.

Alexander Grange then met for a regular meeting on July 6th with not enough folks in attendance to have a regular meeting.  Refreshments were served. Folks shared information and the executive committee gave permission for a benefit to be held at the Grange on August 27th for the McVicar Family (more information to come).  Dale Holst also purchased and donated an American Flag to the Grange to be hung during activities and meetings.  Thank You, Dale. 

David McVicar is now back in Washington County. He and Elizabeth are now staying with son and daughter-in-law David and Michelle in Cooper Maine, if you want to send a card, a call or visit.

Good thoughts are being sent out to the following folks; Ron McArthur, Ed Cislak, Rhoda Leavitt, Lynn Hill, Chris Landry, Trudy Poole, David Carson, Chuck Seavey, Elwin Daley, Pete James, April Webber, Hannah Sivret and David McVicar. 

Anniversary Wishes go out to Joey and BJ Wallace and wishes for many more years together.

Birthday wishes for the upcoming week go to Brenda McDonough, Skip Colson, Kellie Randall, Alex Richard, Josh Pollock, Billy White, Prue Maxwell, Dawn McClure and Shirley Seavey.

Sorry for the Lucky Loser typo, at Randy’s Variety last week’s Lucky Loser was Sharon Cooper.  This week is Jan Sullivan.  If you would like a chance at being a Lucky Loser, stop by Randy’s Variety and check out how.

I had a wonderful week at Pine Tree Camp, even though much of the week was wet and rainy I had a great time.  I made new friends, saw some old ones, got to swim in the lake, go on a boat, danced, did karaoke, crafts, went for walks, heard the band “Wild Cats” and got be in the Pine Tree Camp Play, “The Rise and Fall of Pine Tree Camp” (one of my favorite activities). I played the part of Greg King. PTC is awesome. It accepts you for who you are, is 100% accessible, makes sure you are included and doesn’t discourage you from any of the activities.  Debbie Hanson of Crawford rode with Mom and Carlos Jr. to come and pick me up and I gave her the grand tour.  I think Debbie was very impressed with PTC.  

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 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.