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Laurie Pike


As small a change as it may be, I am very excited for daylight savings time to arrive at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March, 11, 2018.  If you set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night before you go to bed, you won’t forget about the time change and arrive at church an hour late on Sunday morning.  It seems like someone always forgets and walks in late or when the service is ending.  I love it when we spring clocks ahead an hour because we start to feel like spring is coming with daylight hours finally being longer.  I really need the boost that spring sunlight brings after the time changes to keep my body from going to bed so early just because it is dark outside.  According to local weather, we are getting a potentially big snow event on Thursday of this week so it may not feel like spring is approaching but the first day of Spring is officially on March 20, 2018.  I am looking forward to starting some seedlings in the house to plant when the weather permits and I have ordered more bees because one of my two hives died this winter.  I hope that the other hive makes it through what is left of this winter.  It has been a tough one, especially those bitter cold months in December and January when heating costs were steep.  

The Select Board meetings have been following the daylight savings time schedule so in the spring the meetings switch back from 9 a.m. start time to an 8 a.m. start time.  The next Select Board Meetings are scheduled for Saturday, March 17 and Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.  The Cooper office is open for regular office hours on the first and third Thursday of the month from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  The next office hours are scheduled for Thursday, March 15th and April 5th, 2018 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.       

The Cooper Cemetery Committee and the Maine Old Cemetery Association (MODA) have selected a date of June 2nd for the cleaning workshop of our older cemetery head and foot stones.  The workshop can accommodate up to twenty people.   Anyone wishing to participate in the Cooper Cemetery Committee in our search for historic stones or those wishing to take part in the class should contact Karen Holmes at 454-2583 or Bill Krider at 214-5893 to sign up. Again, the class is limited to twenty participants so don’t miss out on this fun opportunity.