Sally Doten


Here I am writing from the dining room of my home; not the hospital, my home! I was never so glad to see my own bed as I was last Thursday. I was very fortunate to have an air mattress while at CRH but it’s not the same as your own bed. I am so happy to be home.

Good luck this year to Nicole Perkins and Olivia Smith as they head back to Husson College and to Matthew Bridges as he tackles the courses at Colby College. Work hard, it will certainly pay-off in the end.

Tyler Bridges, son of Gregg & Candy, graduated from Colby this spring and now is trying to start his own business. He is learning and working as a stone engraver. So if you never some specialty work done, give him a call.

Alice Olsson was in town for a brief visit.  Sorry I missed talking to her. 

I tried to figure out how many school age kids we had in town. I totaled up 16 students. Now sure how close I am to being right but it must be pretty close. Baring students have their choice to attend either Baileyville or Calais schools. Be careful driving through town, watch out for all our kids.

This is the finality of the Clyde Doten homestead. The home was burned over the weekend. All that remains on the property is the original barn used by Clyde to store his antique car and all the tools that repaired bicycles.

Congratulations to Pastor Bob Oliver of the Baring Baptist Church. Pastor Bob recently gave up his position at Bangor Savings Bank and has become the “full time” pastor. No more part time work and part time ministry. It’s a benefit to all members of the church to have a full time minister. I hope next week to post the regular office hours for the church. 

Well, guess this is all for this week. Being out of circulation for over two weeks has left many omitted items. Hopefully, I will be more on the ball next week. In the meantime, sent me some news: where are you, what are you doing, and why did you do it? Answer all these questions, I will type them up, and sure enough, we will get a column for the Advertiser.

Be good, stay safe, smile.