Freedom Town News
Mr. Hadyniak goes to Washington
As of this writing, Thursday, Jan. 17, at 10:30 p.m. I am happy to announce that my grandson Tyler Charles Hadyniak is flying out of Portland tomorrow morning to Washington, D.C. Tyler was invited to attend a luncheon on Sunday, Jan. 20, between 1 and 4 p.m. in honor of the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Upon arrival he will go to Capital Hill and pick up his ticket at Sen. Angus King’s office to attend the inauguration on Monday, Jan. 21.
After it's all over, he will get back on the plane and fly back to Portland, get in his car, drive to Farmington and attend his first class on Tuesday!
It's official, he will be in Washington. D.C., watching President Barack Obama being sworn in. What a wonderful experience for such a young, smart, mature, honor roll, young man!
Tyler is majoring in political science and taking American history as his minor.
He is 19, a sophomore at the University of Maine Orono, and the only student member of the University of Maine Board of Trustees. After this next semester, Tyler will have enough credits to graduate in three years.
I just had to share this wonderful news with my readers; after all, I am a very proud grandmother!
The next Selectmen’s Meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Town Office stating at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
All committee reports must be turned into the Town Office no later than Feb. 11 in order to make the deadline for the Town Warrant. There will not be any exceptions for late reports.
Comprehensive Plan/Implementation Plan Committee
A meeting was held on Tuesday at the Town Office Annex by the Implementation Plan Committee at 6:30 p.m. A small group turned up and Dave Bridges, chairman, asked for help from the Selectmen etc. Myrick Cross, Judy Nilsen, Frances Walker and Tim Varney, are a few who have volunteered to work on this project. The time frame for this to be completed is within 12 months. I will also help in whatever way I can, but at this time cannot commit 100 percent.
Deadline for dog licenses
Your pets must have their licenses no later then the end of the month of January or a penalty will be imposed. Contact Cindy Abbott at the Town Office, 392-6177.
Voice of Freedom
Congratulations to Jon Shaw, son of Steve and Bonnie Shaw, who graduated from college in December. I hope your future will be as shiny and bright as you are, Jon, and I want to wish you all the good luck, good health and happiness in all you do!
Get well wishes
Nancy Spaulding, mother of Selectman Clint Spaulding, is now recuperating at the home of her son in Albion after having surgery. May each day bring you closer to a full recovery, Nancy!
A little background here. Kim Holmes' sister, Mary, fell on the Wednesday before Christmas and suffered a traumatic brain injury. The doctors said it was a bleeding stroke. She had to have brain surgery to survive. She came through the surgery with no problems and finally she came to. She is aware, somewhat alert (considering all that's happened) and is able to talk. She does, however, seem to have some problems with her left arm/hand, but considering what could have happened we feel very lucky. She is in Portland and is getting very good care. A special thank-you goes out to the pastor from her church for making the trip down to visit her.
That was then, this is now!
Mary is awake and everything seems to be working okay. They will start working with her in physical therapy tomorrow or Tuesday. She has a long way to go to get back to where she was, but it sounds hopeful for a pretty full recovery. Now to just not fall again is the big part.
God bless you, Mary, may you have a speedy recovery!
To my deceased husband, Wassey, in heaven!
My brother-in-law, Slim, in heaven!
Benjamin Franklin and Martin Luther King Jr.
Belated birthday wishes to Bonnie Shaw, who celebrated her young birthday with her loving family. Hope you have many more, Bonnie!
Full Wolf Moon
On Saturday, Jan. 26, there will be a full Wolf Moon!
Please contact me with any kind of news you would like to share with the readers of TRJ.