Town News

Cassie Oakes

Lots of families celebrated Easter this past weekend with family get-togethers, meals, Easter Egg Hunts and going to church.

Hillary Provencher traveled home from New Hampshire for Easter weekend to spend time with her parents Debby and Lenny Hanson of Crawford and her sister and brother-in-law Jason Spencer and nieces and nephews Cadence, Nora, Joseph and Blake of Baileyville.  While home visiting she got to see her niece play basketball and attend church with her mom and Lenny.

Tyler Provencher was unable to come home for Easter from the University of Maine in Farmington for good reason.  He got a new job at Dunkin Donuts.    Congratulations, Tyler!

Dana Niles III has been home spending Easter with his family.  His Aunt Tonya took him to see the Harlem Superstars Thursday night in Calais where he met the players and got his basketball autographed.  Dana also had a chance to visit some old friends while there.  He had a great time and said his Aunty is the best!  Dana was able to attend church at the Church of the Open Bible and had Easter dinner and an Egg Hunt at Grammie and PaPa’s, Betty and Dana Niles.  Everyone loves having him home and all those that got a chance to see him were happy for those times too.

The Breackneck Mountain Snowriders raffle ticket winners last week were Dick McPhee, Jason Dubay, Nancy McPhee, Dave Tozier, Fred Christie, Diane Roderick and Ron Quigley.

Grange will be starting back up, April 6th is the first meeting of 2016, meetings start at 7:00 p.m. if you are interested in knowing more about the Grange contact any member.  Barbara Webber is the Master, Elizabeth McVicar is the Lecturer.  Stay tuned right here to see what those folks will be coming up with next for something fun to do!

There is going to be a Free Family Movie Night, taking place on Friday, April 8th at 6 pm. at the People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyville. The movie featured will be “Star Wars:  The Force Awakens.” Free popcorn and a beverage will be available, so come and 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.  The very next week PUMC will have another Free Family Movie Night and they will be showing “Peanuts.”  

Do you like roast pork?  Well if you do, I have a deal for you. The People’s United Methodist Church will be having a Roast Pork Supper with all fixings on April 7th beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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 and you can contact Team Captain B.J. Wallace if you would like to donate. The team has several fund raisers in the works including a change jar at Randy’s Variety and the fact that you can donate directly to individual team members of which I am one.  Some of the others on the team include Captain, BJ Wallace, Lesliann Howard, Emma Hill, and Brenda McDonough.

A very special congratulations goes out to Trevor and Shannon Flood of Cooper on the birth of their baby boy TJ (Trevor Jr.)  TJ was born on March 19th, and is a very handsome little fellow.  Trevor is the principal of the Alexander Elementary School, so TJ is part of our community, so many folks are waiting for him to make an appearance at AES!

I am again collecting birthdays and anniversaries to publish in this column. If you have birthday or anniversary wishes to share with me let me know.  My contact information is at the end of the column.

Birthday wishes this upcoming week go out to Caredwen Foley, Ron Hill, Terry Holmes, Angie Poole, Patsy Hill and Anthony McClure.

I would like to send a very special birthday wish to my special friend, Sharon Cooper.  I hope you will have a great day! I can’t wait until we go out to supper and wrestling to celebrate your birthday!

Anniversary wishes this week go out to Earl and Patsy Hill.  

It was great to see Dottie Johnson in church on Sunday. She got a little break from the hospital.

Also great news for Elwin Daley, he might not have made it to church on Sunday but he was able to leave the Rehab Center and return to his home.  Welcome Back to Alexander, Elwin!

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, Sue Johnson, John Harvey, Eleanor Dean, Trudy Poole, Madeline Perkins, David Carson, Charlie White, Elwin Daley, Vicki O’Neil, and Gail Moffitt, Baby Cate Bohanon, Luann Durgin and Pete James.

Lucky Loser the past week at Randy’s Variety was  Billy Lawless.  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. 

This week I was finally able to return to the Beckett Center after a bit of a bug.  It was great to be back and catch up with all my friends, I participated in fun activities, such as UNO, crafts, Wednesday I got to go to Linda’s Pizza in Baileyville. On Friday I ordered my lunch out and we topped off the meal with chocolate cake and chocolate frosting to celebrate a friends birthday.  Sunday I celebrated Easter by going to church with Mom. I did a reading and it was great to be back.  I haven’t been since before Christmas, due to troubles with my chair not working properly and being sick, so everyone was happy to see me and me them.

If you have news for the column you can get it to me by email at, Facebook, 454-2344 or dropping off a note at Randy’s Variety for me and Dad will make sure I get them.  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.  


Until next time, stay safe.