Barbara A. Tilley
Don’t forget to change your clock ahead 1 hour Saturday night March 8th. For Day Light Savings Time. Maybe then we will get better weather also.
To all the people that are celebrating their Birthday or Anniversary this month. Wishing you a Happy Day and many more.
The Bottle and Can collection is starting up again by the ramp of the Community Club building. People have been taking their returnables over to the redemption center and donating them to the Heating Fund. The Fund had helped several families this winter and do hope that our balance will get us through until warm weather. There is an article in the Town Warrant asking for $2200. to be raised for the next heating season and a report of the money that has been spent on buying Emergency Oil. Makes us realize how important this program is and also how people who are facing the same high heating bills are willing to help their neighbor. Aren’t small towns great?
Was sorry to read of Phyllis Hall’s passing. She served on the Stockton Springs/Prospect Ambulance Service for many years as the Director and drove the ambulance many, many miles to the different hospitals. She took my Mother to the hospital a couple of times and always would follow up asking how she was doing. After she suffered a stroke that ended her driving career, she still found ways to help people by knitting hundred’s of pairs of mittens for the school children in Stockton and Prospect and Prayer Shawls for people suffering from Cancer in several towns. Phyllis you have earned your rest and you will be missed.
Janet Kelley of Bowden’s Point is home from the hospital after spending a week at EMMC and they still are waiting for answers. Hope the answers will be good.
Did you hear the thunder and see the lightening last Friday night, the 21st.? It was raining buckets and had about 5 minutes of thunder and some lightening. Beside the temperature being so cold and wind blowing, we have had a couple of other anomalies. This morning at 6:15 AM, I was remembering my son who died 5 years ago today and I looked outside and there was a beautiful Rainbow. I felt comforted by it and thanked God. Also, some animals have come out of hibernation, red squirrels, chipmunks and a raccoon after our seeds in the feeders. We have had a variety of birds at our feeders-about 25-70 Gold Finches mixed with Pine Siskins, Titmouse, Nut Hatches, Chickadee’s. 3 pair of Cardinals, House Sparrows and Mourning Doves, so need to fill the feeders quite often. The Blue Jays have also taken up residence along with Starlings.
Bobby Webster of Saco, has been in Southern Maine Medical Center, 1 Medical Drive, Biddeford, Maine 04005 for 2 weeks and was hoping to get out this week but he keep having set-backs. He originally had problems breathing and fluid on his lungs but heart beat and blood pressure also acting up. His son Jason and niece have been posting on his Face Book page a daily up date. Bobby has many relatives in town as he lived here with his family many years ago and left a lot of memories. Please send prayers his way and even a funny card.
The World Day of Prayer will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul church hall in Bucksport, March 7th. Starting at 11:00 AM. woman from Searsport, Stockton Springs, Prospect and Bucksport area are invited to attend. The service was created by women of the WDP from Egypt. There will be a luncheon following the presentation. If you care to attend, please RSVP by calling either 567-3154(Jacquelyn Hart) or 469-9979.
Deputy Town Clerk, Ashley Bowden, will be in the Town Office, Monday 17th. From 10:00 to 5:00 to receive petitions from people. Normally the Office is closed on Mondays.
I want to wish you all a safe and healthy week and please remember those that need a card or a prayer-Bobby Webster. God Bless you all.