Town News

Cassie Oakes

The Alexander Snowmobile Club lucky calendar raffle winners for last week were Tom Pottle, Cindy Whalen, Dave Tozier, Jeff Moore, Mason Pottle, Sandy Crosby and Lew Dwelley.

There is going to be a free family movie night taking place on Friday, April 8th at 6 pm.  The movie featured will be Star Wars:  The Force Awaken.  Free popcorn and a beverage will be available also, so come, enjoy a great movie for the whole family!  Since this is a PG-13 rated movie, any children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Relay for Life is in full swing in Alexander with the team Alexander 4-a-Cure.  There is a yard sale being planned for on April 16th.  If you would like to drop of donations for the yard sale, you may leave them at AES during school hours after March 30th.

On Easter Sunday, March 27th, there is going to be a breakfast taking place at 8:00 a.m. at the Church of the Open Bible on Route 9 in Alexander.  There will be no Sunday School, but there will be an Easter Service at 11:00 am, so come enjoy a hearty breakfast and great fellowship.

While we are talking about Easter, People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyville will be having a Maundy Thursday Service on March 24th at 7:00 p.m. They will have their First Service of Easter at 7:00 a.m., Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Easter Worship at 11:00 a.m.

Karen Poor, Alexander Town Clerk, reports that she is sending out 30-day notices on Monday, March 28th for 2015 taxes.  Also, there is a minor misprint in the Town Warrant stating there will be a Special Hearing at 6:00 p.m. the night of the Alexander Town Meeting (March 28th).  This is not the case.  The town meeting will begin at 6:30 and the Registrar of Voters will be available a half hour early to correct list and register eligible voters.  On the Warrant are electing Town Officials (School Board, Town Selectmen, etc.) and setting salaries.  The meeting will take place at Alexander Elementary School gym.

If you have birthday or anniversary wishes to share, let me know.  My contact information is at the end of the column.  Birthday wishes this upcoming week go out to Vance Webber, Billy Lawless, Tim Sanford, Sebastian Sanford, Neil Seavey, Ted Carter, Jeff Spatcher and Cathy Blake.

Anniversary wishes this week go out to Jesse and Robert Benner and Nicole and Fabio Napoleoni.  Also a very special belated anniversary wish goes out to Shirley and Ron Hill. They celebrated 40 years of wedded bliss on March 11th.  Congratulations to all the couples! 

Good thoughts are being sent out to the following folks: Mathew Sullivan, Ed Cislak, Rhoda Leavitt, Lynn Hill, Avis McIntyre, Chris Landry, Carol Pollock, Dottie Johnson, Carol Pollock, Sue Johnson, John Harvey, Eleanor Dean, Trudy Poole, Madeline Perkins, David Carson, Charlie White, Elwin Daley, Vicki O’Neil, Gail Moffitt, sweet baby Cate Bohanon, Luann Durgin and Pete James.

Lucky Loser the past week at Randy’s Variety was David McClure.  If you would like a chance at being a lucky loser, buy an online lottery ticket at Randy’s and if it doesn’t win put it in the jar for a second chance at receiving $5 worth of online tickets.  Drawings are done weekly. 

I stayed home from the Beckett Center all week because I had an earache and headache. After two doctor appointments I finally got an antibiotic and seem to be on the mend.  So I really had a very quiet and boring week.  Well, one exciting thing happened: I did get my camp physicals done during one of my visits, and you know what that means, summer can’t be too far away.

What is the old saying that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb?  I think that this March has been kind of confused, a beautiful sunny but chilly first day of spring, and the very next day, a snowstorm.  Hope that those early bird robins stayed safe and warm during it.  


I hope every one has a very Happy Easter!  If you have news for the column you can get it to me by e-mail at, Facebook page, 454-2344 or dropping off a note at Randy’s Variety for me and Dad will make sure I get it.  You can also leave news for me at AES.  Of course you always have the option of snail mail, 1328 Airline Road, Alexander, Maine 04694.