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Cassie Oakes

The Alexander Grange met for their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 21st for a pot luck supper and joint installation with several other granges.  The evening started with a delicious supper of salads, beans, ham, mac n’ cheese, and veggies fresh from the garden, the meal ended with an array of sweets and scrumptious ice cream sundaes.  From there the grangers gathered for a meeting and installation of officers.  Elizabeth McVicar and Barbara Webber (both who are past Masters) did a great job as the Installing Masters along with their Marshalls, Lenny Hanson, Willow Newman and Ashleigh Pyles.  The new Master at the Alexander Grange is now Dale Holst, Barbara Webber is the Over Seer, the remaining officers stayed the same with the exception of Steward who is now Willow Newman and LAS who is Ashleigh Pyles.  The evening ended with congratulations and wishes of Good Luck.

Mark your calendars for James and Starla Dean in Concert at the People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyville on October 7th at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments after.  James and Starla sing Southern Gospel and it should be a fun evening with some great music.  Hope to see you there!

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.  Everyone is welcome.

I would like to welcome Alexander’s newest and youngest resident, Madeline Elizabeth Giles.  Madeline was born on September 18th and weighed in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 19.5 inches long.  Her proud mommy and daddy are Susan and Brian Giles!  Congratulations to the new parents and welcome Madeline to the wonderful world of Alexander!

Former AES student, Willow Newman, the daughter of David and Michelle McVicar of Cooper and granddaughter of Elizabeth McVicar of Alexander has been newly elected to the Woodland High School Student Council and as the Junior Class Representative.

Willow wanted me to let folks know that the Woodland High School Student Council will be hosting a Veteran’s Day Assembly on November 9th, 2016 in the high school gym.  Anyone interested in coming is welcome to join.  All Veteran’s are invited to stay for coffee and snacks after the Assembly.  If there is any Veteran or relative of a veteran who would like to submit pictures and details about their service, they will be acknowledged in a slideshow at the Assembly.  For more information to send your pictures and information about your veteran in please email Sophia McDonald at  If you would rather drop off the pictures and information at the School, that is acceptable as well.  Thank you!

Good thoughts are being sent out Sandy Lyon, Elwin Daley, Lynn Hill, Trudy Poole, Lenny Frost, David Carson, Avis McIntyre, Linda Richardson, Carolyn Chrietien, Betty Gibbs, Joan Dodge, Vance Webber, Harry Smith, Dawn Winchester, Karen Moraisey and Diane Richendollar.   Who is missing from this list, please let me know.  My contact information is at the end of the column.  And we mustn’t forget those caretakers who so lovingly take care of those they love.

Upcoming birthday wishes go out to Hannah Sivret, Tianna Bacon, Troy Wallace, Lawrence Lord, Pat Pease, Brian Rice, Leah Brown, my uncle David Randall and Betty Wittig.

Anniversary wishes this upcoming week go out to Marty and Julie Richard and Dana and Angela Perkins Morrison. I wish both couples many more years of wedded bliss!

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

I had a great week filled with fun with my Beckett Center friends.  We went to WCCC for basketball practice and played Wii Rock Band.  We also went for walks and just chilled outside with our friends.  We were able to go to Linda’s Pizza for lunch one day and order out at some of our favorite restaurants on Friday.  I attended the Alexander Grange Installation, had a delicious supper and was installed in the office of Flora. Sunday morning I woke with the sniffles and hoped it was only allergies, but after a bit there was a headache and cough involved. 

If you have any news, Facebook, 1328 Airline Road, Alexander, ME  04694, 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.