Sympathy is extended to the family of Alan Patterson of Orrington. His brother. Dwight, and wife, Janice, live here in town, as well as many other relatives. Alan was assisted in his battle with cancer by his faith and all the prayers from many people. May only good memories remain. He is now at peace.
To all people who are celebrating a birthday or anniversary this month of February, I wish you many, many more. Have a great day.
We are getting ready for another benefit spaghetti and meatball supper Feb. 9 4-6 p.m. in the Prospect Community dining room. The proceeds will go to the Community Concerns. Donations will be accepted at the door, and if you make out a check, please make it payable to The Prospect Community Club with "Community Concerns" in the memo line. We are pleased with the support from people. Last week, we received a cashier’s check for $500 for the fund with a note, “for what you are doing for your town.” The only way that we can say thank you is through the two columns I write, with the hope that the generous donor will read it. All donations are welcome and appreciated, but where this check was the largest amount, it really made us think that David Terry’s idea to start this fund was gaining momentum. This winter has been hard in many ways and it really feels good to be able to help our townspeople when necessary.
Tidewater Oil will deliver for Joe -4-Oil. Joe-4-Oil is now accepting applications for 100 free gallons of heating oil or K-1. Once you are approved and receive a voucher, you can call 877-563-4645 to apply for your fuel. The lines are busy, so just keep trying. Hope this will help many people.
I overlooked mentioning Rose Otis' 93rd birthday this past week. She is the holder of the Boston Post Gold Head Cane for the most senior person in town. For medical reasons, she is currently at Harbor Hill Rehabilitation at 2 Foot Bridge Rd., Belfast, ME 04915. I’m sure she would enjoy a card, even if it is late.
This may be early, but want to get it out there. Mary (Fairbrother) Brown will be attending our first Community Club meeting, March 14, at 7 p.m. in the dining room. She works at Harbor Hill and is going to school to become an LPN; one part of the training involves educating people on osteroporosis and how we can help ourselves and the risks and treatments available. I’ll put in reminders of the meeting later, but as we are an aging population, this is an important part of growing older with less pain. Mary was born in this town to Charles and Pauline Fairbrother, and most of her family lives here also. Nice to have someone return home.
Bill Sneed called me to report on a meeting he attended in Augusta for she state historical society. They have voted to accept the Marsh School for listing, but that is just a first step in a long process. If the federal government approves it, then we could be eligible for grants, but no money is available at this time for anything, so we will continue with fundraising as we have in the past. This spring there will be more activity going on there.
The new owners of Maddie’s Place, D.J. Moody and Ruth Helbig, are busy making changes and training personnel. They just had Wi-Fi installed today and are getting a new pizza oven that will bake the pies a lot quicker. Marlene Walker, D.J.’s girlfriend, is doing double duty for the time being, as she also runs a private health care at her home in Bucksport. If you would like more information, call her at 207-610-9084 and she will be glad to provide all the info. Busy people.
Don’t forget Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14. The stores are full of gifts, candy and cards for just that occasion.
I want to wish you all a safe and healthy week and please remember those who need a card or a prayer. God bless you all.