Alexander/Crawford News

Town News

Cassie Oakes


Big thank you to all my contributors this week.  Keep that news coming!

Congratulations to Debbie and Jeff Stewart of Crawford Maine who got married on Friday, February 2nd at the Municipal Building in Calais. Their friend Sue Johnson was their witness and son Bob carried their rings.  Debbie carried a beautiful bouquet of purple flowers that was adorned with very special beads, charms and ribbons added by friends and family.  After the ceremony Debbie and Jeff had a celebration dinner at a local Chinese Restaurant.  I hope you will all join me in wishing them many years of happiness.

This week’s local featured in-home business is that of Crystal Roussel.  Crystal is doing Color Street Nails from home.  You can also check her out on her facebook page “Crystal’s Dream Nails.”  Crystal says she chose this product because it is 100% nail polish, no dry time, no smudging and no mess.  Crystal is quoted as saying “This product lasts up to two weeks, which we all know doesn’t happen with traditional nail polish”.

Crystal grew up in Princeton, Maine and attended Woodland High School.  

Linda and Freddie Wallace traveled to Waterville this past weekend and, because of their unfortunate fire on December 30th, spent time with Tanya, Joe and family at the Holiday Inn.  Also joining the fun was Tracey, Eric and Jameyson Braiser.  They all went to the Longhorn Restaurant to help granddaughter Peyton celebrate her 13th birthday. On Sunday Tracey and Eric helped the Fossetts move their things into their rental house where they will be living while their house is being completely renovated.  They have been told it will be between 4-6 months before it is completed.  They are so appreciative of all the love, support, and donations of money, checks, gift cards and clothing.  The extended family thanks everybody as well. All are so grateful no one was home when this happened. The cause of the fire was electrical. 

Anna Johnson, a Woodland High School Senior, was honored on two different nights recently.  First on February 1st during a boy’s basketball game she, along with other seniors, were brought out to center court to be honored.  Anna has been the manager for the boy’s Team for the last two years.  Then on February 3rd Anna was called down once again to be being honored as a senior member of the WHS band.  Both evenings Anna was presented with flowers.  Anna resides in Alexander and is a former AES student.  She is the daughter of Paula and Mark Johnson.

Also playing basketball this year at WHS is former AES student Adrien Roussel of Crawford.  Adrien is a freshman and plays on the JV Team.  He is the son of Sherry and Val Roussel.  Playing for the WHS girl’s team is junior Faith Johnson of Alexander.  Faith is another AES Alum and the daughter of Paula and Mark Johnson.

On Sunday afternoon Marie and John measured lots 112-6,112-3 and lot 112-2, three lots on Sheet 14 bounded by the Hill Road and/or the Cooper Road.  David also brought two deeds from 1940 describing maps 110 and 112.

David Davis came by with some copies of deeds for the ACHS files.  One deals with the sale by the town of the Cedar School to the Cedar Sunday School, Inc. in September 1957.  The Grantee borrowed $400 from the Trustees of the Permanent School Fund and paid off the mortgage in 1961.

Another deed gave the sale of the old Hale School to the Alexander Community Club in August 1959.  The trustees of that group were Darrell Frost, Elbridge McArthur and Pete Phelan. 

Most remember the Community Club as the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department.  In fact our firefighters are still members of the Community Club.  Both of these previous one-room schoolhouses are still standing on the Cooper Road. Thanks, David, for the deeds and your work on the Property Map Committee.

Mark your calendars, there is going to be a Turkey Supper with all the fixings on February 8th at People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyville at 4:30 p.m.  Dessert will be blueberry cake with lemon sauce so stop on by!

Upcoming birthday wishes go out to Dana Howland, Vivian Perkins, Joe White, Ashley Connolly, Nora Spencer, Tonya Johnson and Kenneth III.

 Special thoughts are being sent out to Pauline Dewald, Lynn Hill, Avis McIntyre and Carl Perkins. Please do not forget about those caretakers who so selflessly take care of their loved ones. 

Lucky Loser this week at Randy’s Variety was David  Sivret.  Do you want to know how to be a Lucky Loser?  Stop at Randy’s and check it out. 

What a week this has been for me.  Monday we had a Fire Safety Meeting at Program and learned lots of reasons why we need to follow directions during fire drills. We practiced for the upcoming Basketball Special Olympics. On Tuesday Mom and I were unable to go to the AES Library due to the bad weather.  Wednesday, Mom, Dad and I went to St. Joe’s Hospital in Bangor to see a doctor about my burping, and we are looking at options to help that situation.  Next we went to pick up my wheelchair.  We are still waiting for a new controller, but it is usable and comfortable.  On the way home I got to pick our lunch stop so Governor’s it was. On the weekend I seemed to get that awful stomach bug going around and let me tell you, it was not fun.

If you have any news 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!  Until next time, stay safe.