Town News

Cassie Oakes


Anthony McClure, son of Dawn and David McClure, of Alexander, was promoted recently to QM3, which is Quarter Master 3rd Class (Petty Officer).  Anthony received the Blue Jacket of the Year Award for performing his duties as required and being an outstanding sailor.  Dawn and David are so proud of him as I am sure are the rest of us in Alexander.  If you wish to send Anthony a congratulatory note or a Christmas card, his address is QM3 Anthony McClure USS Sentry, (MCM-3), Unit 10010 Box 129 FPO AE 09587.

Also, another of our fine young men from Alexander, Wes Comeau, is also serving with the Navy.  If you wish to send Wesley Comeau a Christmas card, you may do so at This address MM3 Comeau USS WASP (LHD-1) UNIT 100261 Box 2145, FPO AE 09556.

Donna Harvey sent me a sweet note telling me November has been a busy month for the White family.  It started off with a birthday celebration for Donna’s dad, Charlie White.  He turned 84 years old on November 11th.  Charlie celebrated with his sister Viola Dwelley, brother Calvin White, daughters Darlene White, Vicki Grant and her husband George and of course, Marguerite.  The next big event was the wedding anniversary of Charlie and Charlie’s bride Marguerite.  Charlie and Marguerite have an amazing 65 years together.  In celebration of that milestone, the family gathered at David’s and Darlene Norman’s for a fantastic meal prepared by the couple’s daughter Darlene Norman.  Those in attendance were Darlene and David Norman, Donna Harvey, Vicki Grant, Amy and Rob Gaudet, Carrie Norman and Dustin Sullivan and their fur baby, Hank.  The evening was spent listening to stories of the good old days.  Last but not least came Thanksgiving.  Everyone enjoyed a buffet dinner.  Those sharing in the day of thanks were Doreen and Bobby Wallace, Darlene Norman, John and Rachael Harvey, Donna Harvey, Amy and Rob Gaudet, hosted Charlie and Marguerite White at their Crawford home.  The White family sure has a lot to be thankful for.

Gert and Donny Newman, of Alexander, had a family gathering of 18 people for Thanksgiving.  Gert and Donny entertained Zach Newman, Stacie Clary, her grandmother, father and brother, Kathy Devine, Michelle Merseau, Mike Andrews, Brenda and Tom Brown, Brenda and Harvey Newman, Darcy, Bryce and Nash Kronk and Brylea and Brody.  Gert says it was a good time with plenty of food!  Gert and Donny are so thankful for all their family and are so happy to be together.

Folks who weren’t able to attend the benefit held for Sandy Lyon in Meddybemp’s a few weeks ago have been wondering how they could send a donation.  So I contacted Sandy, and she said it would be fine to share her address.  It is 296 Cooper Hwy, Cooper, ME 04657.  So whether it is a donation, a card or just a note. Sandy is a life-long resident of Cooper and the Daughter of Ralph and Arlene Flood.

Don’t forget about the first snowmobile meeting of the 2016/2017 season on Wednesday, December 7th, at 6:30 p.m.  It is all happening at the clubhouse on the Cooper Road in Alexander!  So, please join them and bring a friend.

Alexander Grange will have their last meeting of 2016 on December 7th beginning at 7:00 p.m. Alexander Grange will be hosting the Pomona Grange Christmas party on December 6th starting with a 6:00 p.m. Supper will be followed by a meeting at 7:00 p.m.

A notice was posted at the town office and Randy’s Variety that December 10th the Alexander Tax Assessors will be at the town office at 10:00 a.m. if you would like to meet with them. 

Alexander Town Treasurer, Karen Poor, wants to remind folks that Dogs need to be licensed by January 31st to escape late fees and property taxes are due December 23rd after the 23rd the town will start charging interest.

A giant thank you goes out Mingo’s Evergreen for donating the Community Christmas tree that is on display at the Alexander town office.  Also a big thank you to the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department and first responders.

The 2016 Community Christmas party is being held this Saturday, December 3rd.  The party takes place at the Alexander Elementary school.  The doors will open at 4:00 p.m. and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the party until 6:00 p.m. 

Folks pitching in this past weekend to get the ball rolling were, Carl Oakes, Rhonda Oakes, Susan Wallace, Diane McAlpine, Deb Hanson, Emma Hill, Elizabeth McVicar and Beverley Holst.  The first of many items were hauled to the school from the Alexander Grange Hall.  Goody Bags for the kids were packed, and the beginning of the transformation of Santa’s area began.  The party is free for everyone in attendance due to the generosity of local businesses, organizations, and neighbors. There will be a time to catch up with friends and entertainment along with a new attraction of a photo booth. Refreshments will be a potluck, so feel free to bring something yummy to share.  On the menu are sandwiches, crock pots and sweets, so dig out a favorite family recipe and bring something to share.  Non-perishable foods and paper products will be collected for the local food pantry.  This is a real multi-generational party, for the young and the young at heart.  Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult so that all in attendance can have an enjoyable evening.  Children will not be allowed outside due to insurance and liability issues. 

But Alexander won’t be partied out there will be another Christmas Party in Alexander on December 10th at the Church of the Open Bible from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  The Ultimate Christmas Party which is geared for children ages 5-12.  There will be Bible stories, songs, games, and snacks.  For more information call 454-3025.

Also on December 10th will be a Christmas Ornament Decorating Party at People’s United Methodist Church from 10:30 a.m. until noon.  Ornaments and paint will be provided.  This is a multi-generational event.  Children are welcome to attend but MUST be accompanied by an adult.  At noon the group will break for a pot luck lunch.  Food does not have to be fancy, sandwiches, veggies, fruit, whatever you would like to bring and share. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

Good thoughts are being sent out, Donna Harvey, Sandy Lyon, Elwin Daley, Lynn Hill, Trudy Poole, Lenny Frost, David Carson, Avis McIntyre, Linda Richardson, Carolyn Chrietien, Randy Chrietien, Joan Dodge, Vance Webber, Harry Smith, Dottie Johnson, Dawn Winchester, Karen Moraisey, Lawrence Lord, Roger Look, Linda Bohanon and Diane Richendollar.  

Upcoming Birthday wishes go out to Tom Dwelley, Alicia Perkins, Laura Jean Lord, Lynn Silk, Chris Gillespie, Linda McArthur, Pat Stephens, Shantelle Buchanan, Joey Wallace, David Tozier, Noah Southard, Julie Richard and Lisa Lord.

I would like to send belated birthday wishes to an old friend, Josh Bouchard, on November 23rd.  

Upcoming Anniversary wishes to Neil and Shirley Seavey. 

During hunting season, Randy’s Variety in Alexander tagged 21 deer, 18 bears, and 11 turkeys.  McCloud’s Variety in Crawford has tagged seven deer, 12 bears, and two turkeys.  Another successful hunting season is now in the books.

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

This week I attended Program Monday-Wednesday we had fun playing BINGO, making Thanksgiving crafts.  I had Thursday and Friday off, due to Thanksgiving and Friday being Black Friday.  Thursday I went to People’s United Methodist Church for their Thanksgiving dinner with Mom and Dad.  

News: Email me at, Facebook, mail me at 1328 Airline Road, Alexander, ME  04694, call me at 454-2344 or drop off news at Randy’s Variety!  Until next time, stay safe