Knox Town News
Hello Everyone! A nice change in our weather. It went from hot, humid, warm to breezy today and I am loving it.
I see the farmers are busy haying at a fast pace to try and beat the rain showers we are constantly getting. The guys are busy spreading the dreadful smelling liquid gold, ( manure). I know this has to be done as we are in Farming Country. Actually, glad it is countryside after riding to Connecticut and Massachusetts recently. Give me Maine any day. Home Sweet Home. I hate all the traffic jams, for miles and miles. Give me Paul's Freedom General Traffic count, 5 cars passed by. Love that Paul's posts every day on Facebook. Keeps us all updated. Better yet, stop by Freedom G and say Hello.
I would like to send our sympathy to the Family of Wesley Richardson who passed on recently. Our thoughts are with them at this time. Wes was a classmate from 1960 with many of us. We will remember him. There will be graveside services on Monday, Aug.26th at 2 pm at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Luncheon after at Freedom Grange.
I send Birthday wishes to my grandson Kaylib Doughty who celebrated his birthday August 21st. Hope you had a swell birthday.
There will be a Mid Coast Falcon Semi-pro Football Game Sunday, Aug. 25th at Larrabee Field. Kickoff is 1 pm. Kids under 12 and Veterans free admission. Everyone else is $5.00. Full concessions by the Knox Boosters Club. 50/50 Raffle will benefit the Mustang Youth Football kids. Falcon things on sale. Come on out and join in. Gonna be a good game.
From Thorndike-Earl Littlefield Benefit
A Public Pot Luck Supper for our good friend Earl Littlefield who was recently hospitalized. Yes, on August 31st 4:30-7 pm at Thorndike Town Office. Donations accepted. Hosted by friends, neighbors and family. Info- Town Office 568-3655, Jim 568-3276. Come and join in.
Freedom Academy and Unity-Freedom
A reunion was held in Unity at the Masonic Hall on August 18th. There was a good crowd that made the gathering. A nice Luncheon by Rita's Catering. Bob Couturier gave a nice speech about former members of Freedom Academy Alumni, farmers and others. I am pleased to announce that Dr. Shirley M. Bessey a Freedom Grad, was awarded with a clock for her Community efforts. Clayton Larrabee, Unity-Freedom Grad was awarded a clock for his humanitarian efforts as well. They were engraved to each. If, you left early and missed Bob's speech, I am in hopes of printing it in the near future. He mentioned several of our local farmers, and the Drew brothers who were all in World War II, and Raymond Stevens of Freedom, who was killed in action during the War,and who died as a young man. It certainly was an awesome job he did.
Missing Dog From Knox- Dakota
Recent update on the big collie dog missing is he has been seen in Windsor several times very recently. As I write this they are out looking for him. I hope they get to him today, and people have been calling with sightings. If you have friends in the area on Rt. 32 and near the funeral home there please spread the word. They have been putting up flyers all over to try and get ahead of him, and notify people.
Knox Station Grange would like to thank everyone that attended the supper on Saturday night the 17th. We will see you next month, and Waldo Pomona Grange will also have a supper at our Grange Hall. Announcements soon. See you there...
Gabe told me he went to Fort Knox recently to see Pirates of the Dark Rose as they invaded the Fort. They had sword fighting and weapons. He loved that. He also visited the Bird Sanctuary in Ellsworth. I didn't even know they had one there. Been there a long time I hear. Sounds like a place to take the kids.
I may have more news to report later on today.
Soccer Sign-ups for the towns of Mt. View Under grade 7 will be Aug.29th at 5:15pm at Mount View Café...Mini-Mites: K-2, Free, at High School Wed. & Thurs. starting Sept. 11th. Mites: 3-4 $20.00, split into teams of 10-14. Majors: 5-6 $20.00, split into teams of 15-18...Come on out kids and play as it is a lot of fun.
I would like to send our condolences and thoughts to the Family of Georgia Rines, who passed on August 24th at the age of 90. Thinking of the Family at this time. She lived in town with her daughter, Jackie and husband Mike for some time. She loved to go to the dance where we would go to the Fox Den. You are missed by all who knew you.
Until next week,
Take time to enjoy this good weather as we all know what is coming. Get some fresh veggies, as Curra's Farmstand is open. Joyce Thompson is there every Wed.-Sun. It is open 10-6. Have a great week everyone. Gabe is coming to visit me this weekend. I have been busy with Darolyn getting old pictures lined up for our Frye Mt. Tour we attend. We are trying to find old pictures of the Homesteads on Frye Mountain. Please, if you have any we would appreciate being able to copy them.Call me,382-6783.