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Sally Doten



On Oct. 22 I celebrated by 75th birthday. Can you believe it? I can’t! It’s been a wonderful celebration. I attended my very first Horse Show at the Pembroke Fair Ground.  This was a complete surprise to me and I loved every minute. The real reason I was there was to cheer on my favorite 10-year-old Jack Surles, riding for the first time and needing me there to cheer him on. I was only too happy to oblige. He went home with four blue ribbons. A very ecstatic and tired young man.

Okay, enough about me. What about you? Have you got anything to share with me? 

Please send good thoughts out to Mary McLellan as she goes into surgery on Friday. She will be at EMMC for a few days.

Have you noticed our beautiful foliage this year? My favorite thing to do is just riding through old roads and “looking!” I am amazed every year by the beauty. I think the leaves are staying on longer this year because of the dry weather. 

Speaking of the dry weather, our well has gone dry. Because it’s only 25 feet deep it doesn’t take long to run off the reservoir. We are being very careful now.

On November 1st, Baileyville Fire and Police will be officially our first responders. If you have an emergency call 911. Calais Fire/EMS will respond if it’s a medical need. If not, Baileyville will be here with police or fire, whichever is necessary. So, if you happen to see a car go by with Baileyville Police Department marked on it don’t get alarmed. They will be figuring out where people live and how the streets are laid off. Welcome to Chief Bob Fitzsimmons and Fire Chief John McPhee. We are glad you are here to serve us. And also to Acting Chief Kenny Clark of Calais, I didn’t want you to feel left out.

There you have it, my friends, the news of the week is complete. I could write more but I was unable to make the rounds to peek into your windows. Besides, I’m too old. 

Have a wonderful week. Be well; be safe.