Knox Town News
News From The Town Office...
The Office will be closed on Wednesday, October 23rd at 10:30 AM as people will be attending a funeral for Donna Jackson.
The Free Rabies Clinic will be held at the Town Office on November 16th 9-11AM for area residents. Bring dogs on a leash, and cats in carriers. For more info call...568-3907...
Neighbor For Neighbor Applications are available now. Deadline for Thanksgiving Baskets is Nov. 12th.. Christmas Baskets is Dec. 9th. And deadline for gifts is Nov.9th. .Get an application if you are interested. Please share this info to anyone in need.
Our condolences to the family and friends of Donna Jackson who passed away on Monday from injuries in a tragic vehicle accident. She was the fiancee' of William Ingraham, and they were to be married Oct. 26th. Our deepest heartfelt thoughts to the family. Rest In Peace.
Another local Death
Our sympathy to the family and friends of Maynard Elkins who passed on Tuesday. He had a heart attack. We are thinking of his wife, Muriel and the family. May we remember this kind soul always.
Happy Birthday to JoAnne Drew on October 21st. May you have a great day, and wishes for many more.
Happy Birthday to my good friend Carol Mishou-Pierpont that celebrated on October 15th. Hope your day was a nice one.
I wish to send Get Well wishes to my friend "Bo " Mishou who recently had foot surgery. I hope you are soon up and going strong.
I would like to wish Tammy McCue a speedy recovery. She is at EMMC in Bangor. Get well soon Tammy.
Congratulations to the new parents, Ray Miner and Kristi Abbott on the birth of their son. Chase Allen Miner was born on October 8th, he weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz, and 19 1/2 inches long..Paternal grandparents are Chris and Tammy McCue of town, and maternal grandparents are Randy and Marianne Abbott of Searsmont. Congrats to all. .
The Mid-Coast Falcons play at Larrabee Field on Sunday, October 20th. 1 PM kickoff. They are undefeated...Let's get a good crowd to cheer them on. Bring your posters or banners to hang on the fence to root for this team, or your favorite player. Mustang Youth Football players wear your football shirts, and show up to cheer them on. Let's GO FALCONS!!!!
Knox Grange Supper
This is the last supper for the season, October 26th. 4:30-6 PM at the Hall. Baked Ham and all the fixings. Come on out for a nice home cooked meal. You will not go away hungry. See you there.
The Freedom Fire Dept. that serves our Town in case of fire would like me to announce the Hunter's Breakfast. Nov, 9th 5-10 am at the Fire Dept. Adults $7.00, 15 and under $4.00 Bacon, sausage, toast, home fries, pancakes, juice, coffee, Eggs, ( cooked to order ) for all to enjoy. Come and fill up before you go out looking for that big buck.
2nd Annual Hunter's Breakfast In Memory of Austin Grant
On November 2nd at 4:30-11am Breakfast at Thorndike Town Office meeting room. The money raised will be for Bruce Farrar's headstone, and Tanya Hubbard's Warm Waldo Project. There will be T-shirts available in Camo (possibly) and orange. Contact Lori Grant ASAP for your order as she needs to know the size and collect your money. Call 356-1586 or Casey-314-5341. This must be done so she can order them. Linda Dixon will be flippin' pancakes. There will be lots to eat. A crew will be there to get your meal. Paul Stewart is making Bean Hole Beans I heard. Sounds like quite a Great Breakfast to eat before you head out into the woods. Come join in. This is in Memory of Austin Grant, a young man, who left us too soon.
Visitors and Visiting
Gabe spent several days here with me. He had off from school until Wednesday. He visited his old school friend, Nick Peaslee on Sunday. He chased the guinea hens. He loves chickens. That's my Gabe !!! He had a fun time as it was a nice day.
On Sunday I had a visit with friends at Togus VA Hospital for a few minutes. Diane Johnson, Linda Berry, and Roberta Beyer from Massachusetts visited their father, and Roberta's brother, Chesley Wooldridge. Brenda Hosmer was also there.
I visited with my granddaughter Ali on Thursday in Bangor for a short while. I also stopped to visit Sharon Burns, and her son Larry.
The Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association would like all the summer flowers removed and other summer items by Sunday, November 3rd. We would like to be able to clean it up before the winter months. If not removed they will be disposed of. Thanks to all.
New Name Change
On November 1st at 5 am Matthew Weaver will be changing Thompson's Variety Store to Weaver's Roadside Variety. Stop on by to say Hello to Matt. We wish you well on your new venture.
News from Muddy Paws
Annette would like you all to know that she does Dog Grooming on Mondays and Wednesdays still at her home. Call her to set up an appointment 322-6044. Get Fido groomed before winter, or your Garfield. Call soon. She will be glad to see you.
The meeting of 4th District ALA was held at Post 2 in Augusta on Sunday. There was 27 members, and 4 guests present. The Dept. President, Georgine Butman of Greenville, and 4th Dist. Dept. VP Ann Spaulding were guests. A good time was had by all. The Unit served a nice luncheon.
Saturday Sportsman Show
Mount View High School was the place to be Saturday for the big Sportsman Event. Justin Martin, from Duck Dynasty was the honored speaker. He brought his famous Duck Calls, and did some duck calling. He impressed the children for sure. He brought along his Bible as well. The Beard contest was won by the Cullivan kid with his fake beard. He won a bag of donuts. The Door Prize Raffle was a big hit with many prizes to take home. There were many vendors. The taxidermists had all kinds of animals to show,even bears all mounted, and deer, and two baby fawns. It was quite interesting. Our famous, retired Game Warden,John Ford,Sr. and retired State Trooper, Mark Nickerson,and Mr. Reynolds were all selling their autographed books. There was other speakers as well. Thanks to Knox Ridge Church for sponsoring this event, and especially to Chris who spearheaded this show, and got Martin, from Duck Dynasty to come to Maine.
Gabe and I went to the Montville Historical Society meeting Monday night. The Tour was a success this year. Elmin seemed pleased with this event. The teamsters and members of the society will have the annual supper on Nov. 7th at 6pm., open for 5:30 pm at Homestead Restaurant in Unity. Info call Deb..589-4760.
The lunches for Open Door are Oct. 21-25 this week. At the Community Building on School Street.
I would like to send our condolences for our friend, Florence Jewett who passed away. We are thinking of her family at this time. Flo was living at Leisure Homes for a short while. She had a bad fall, and didn't recover from her injuries.
Eileen Gage is at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. She fell and fractured her hip. Get better soon Eileen. We are thinking of you.
Another Get Well
Grace Stevenson is at Lakewood in Waterville for rehabilation. We hope you feel better soon.
The Apple Fest will be this Saturday, October 19th at Dirigo Grange 4-6 pm. Baked Beans, Chopsuey, Brown Bread, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and IceCream. Adults $8.00 Kids $4.00 Sounds yummy. Come join in.
Benefit Supper and Entertainment
Saturday evening found a group of musicians playing, guitars, fiddles, banjo, and even a saw. A little tyke of around 3 had his own fiddle to play along with Mom and Dad. I tell you he was cute trying to play. The event was well attended. The Potluck supper was very good. M.Thompson won the beautiful Quilt donated by Eleanor Ward to benefit Earl Littlefield. Folks sang along with the music, and it was a great evening's entertainment. Glad I attended.
Happy Belated Birthday
I would like to wish a" Happy Birthday to "Warren Belgard. He is now a young 87 years old, and living in Wilsonville, Alabama. I got to visit with him, Lynn Belgard, and Kay Cunningham on Tuesday at Ridgetop. So nice to see all of them. We talked about the old days, and his people on Frye Mt., as well as my Stewart ancestors who lost their homes when the government bought the homesteads. All the places 50-55 of them were burned. The Belgards still kept their property and didn't sell out.
The Benjamin Berry Legion Post 50 will sponsor there Annual Supper and Raffle. Nov.2nd at 4:30-6:30pm. Baked Beans, Hot Dogs, Coleslaw ,Casseroles, Salads, Desserts and more. Legion Hall on Windemere Lane. Raffle drawing for Rifle, shotgun, and other prizes. Come join in.
Until Next week,
Enjoy our nice Fall weather we are having. Get some fresh veggies, squash, pumpkins, and apples for sale and other veggies that are freshly harvested. Next Holiday is Halloween, beware the Ghosts and Goblins. Lend a helping hand to an elderly neighbor. A lady in Thorndike had a stroke and is at Tall Pines, get better soon. Congrats to Ron Stevenson who has been travelling around and running races. Great job, Ron!!
This Sunday Oct. 20th 1 pm Kickoff for Falcons Football Game here in Knox. Come cheer them on.