Town News

Cassie Oakes

It’s been quiet on the home front and not much news to report.  Remember my contact information is at the end of the column. This column is only as interesting as you help me make it.

The Alexander Grange provided concessions on Saturday, September 17th at AES for”St. Croix Valley Amateur Radio Club’s annual Ham Fest.  The Grange served for breakfast egg-a-muffins and for lunch hot dogs with fried onions, beef stew, fish chowder, and chili along with an array of sweets.  When the day was done it was decided unanimously to take the leftovers to the Alexander Fire Department where members of the Fire Department and First Responders were training.  This was an unexpected treat for the volunteers, who do so much to keep our community safe.  Well done grangers!

If you are looking for a way to “Pay it Forward” and help your community at the same time, don’t forget about the returnable can and bottle barrel at Randy’s Variety.  All the returnables benefit the Alexander Volunteer Fire Fighters and First Responders.  A firefighter comes regularly to pick them and sort and turn them into a local redemption center.  So if you are fall cleaning or picking up your garage and don’t want to bother with those pesky returnables, drop them off at Randy’s Variety.

Congratulations to Ashley Knowles who recently got a job working at Lasting Impressions Family & Laser Dentistry in Hermon. Ashley, is a busy mom of two, loves her work and her family.  Ashley grew up in Alexander and is the daughter of John Knowles of Alexander and Laura Jean Lord of Meddybemps.

Mickey White of Alexander had her annual end of summer Coffee Girls’ sleepover afternoon and evening of Saturday, September 17th. 

Mickey and Mike White also were able to celebrate their daughter, Jamie Ferris’s “40th” birthday with friends, and cousins.  They enjoyed a spaghetti feed, and a lot of great snacks! Folks enjoyed a fire, music, dancing, and stories galore! Family and friends, together, who could ask for more! Mickey wants to thank everyone for coming!

Don’t forget about the Free Family Movie Night at People’s United Methodist Church this Friday.  The doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:00 p.m.  A drink and popcorn will be provided.  The Movie playing, “Zootopia”.

The Breakneck Mountain ATV Club will be meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse on the Cooper Road in Alexander on September 28th.

Good thoughts are being sent out Sandy Lyon, Elwin Daley, Lynn Hill, Trudy Poole, Lenny Frost, David Carson, Avis McIntyre and Betty Gibbs.  And we can’t forget those caretakers who so lovingly take care of those they love.

Upcoming birthday wishes go out to Marty Richard, Larry Lord, Ed Powers, Robbie Smith, Jennifer Archer, Aleigh Knowles, Clayton Blake, Patrick Eliason, Jayne Brewer, Susan Giles, Hannah Sivret and Tianna Bacon.  

Anniversary wishes this upcoming week go out to Merle and Cherry Knowles and Marty and Julie Richard.  I wish both couples many more years of wedded bliss!

Lucky loser this week at Randy’s Variety is Norman Davis. If you want to know how to become the Lucky Loser, stop by Randy’s and ask for the details.

This week I have been participating in fun activities at the Beckett Center.  I played Rock Band on the Wii and used their computer to work on getting the FBC column back up and running.  Also we had scrumptious chocolate cupcakes in celebration of a few of our friend’s birthdays.  I practiced my basketball skill drills and we ended the week with a meal of cheeseburgers and chips.

On Saturday I went to Radio HamFest with Mom at the Alexander Elementary School and had delicious fish chowder, roll, peanut butter fudge and a whoopie pie and met some very interesting people.  

If you have any news for the column please let me know.  You can email me at, message me on facebook, or snail mail me at 1328 Airline Road, Alexander, ME  04694.  You can also call me at 454-2344 or drop off news at Randy’s Variety!  Thank you to all of those who support me and this column. Until next time, stay safe.