Hello to All,

It is a dreary day as I sit at the kitchen table and all I see is rain, and wind. The wind is supposed to get steadily worse as the day goes on. I hope no power outages. We shall see, and thank goodness the temp is not bad. In the 50s. I will take that.

From the Town Office

I stopped on by, and found out who our new folks are there. The town clerk is Mary Donley, and the treasurer is Heather Carnes. The hours are closed Monday; open Tuesday, noon to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and last Saturday of month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

They cannot do the new registrations, and it will be a year or so before possible as they attend classes. Judy Gallant is there, not sure what hours, though. The town of Freedom hours to help with this are, Monday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and first Saturday of month, 9 a.m. to noon. Hope this helps.

Bicentennial Committee

Please contact Myrna Raven if you have info, or history, pictures, etc., She has been typing things up for the booklet that is being worked on. Please, if you want to share your family’s history, we need it. Some things, such as pictures, may not make the book, but will be on display. They are trying to work on this. Looking for old items, and about long-forgotten places of business. Anything from past 200 years. Help us out with this. A few of us cannot do it all.

Meeting next Friday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. at Knox Town Office building.

Get well

I want to send get well wishes to Beverly Ludden. And thanks for writing the Jackson News for so long. I always enjoyed reading the column.

A big welcome to April for taking on the Jackson News column now.

Newborn son

Dustin Fowler and Mollie Arute are the proud parents of a son, Mavrik John Fowler, born Nov. 3, 7 lbs. 14 oz. and 20 inches long. Congratulations!

Belated birthday

Here's wishing a happy 96th birthday to Doris Hustus Abbott Scammon! She attended Freedom Academy Class of 1942. Hope you have a great day!

Celebrating a big day

Roy Ward, will be 99 on the 11th of November. He is a WWII veteran, and also will be attending the services at Freedom Congregational Church that day at 11 a.m. His address is 1809 Main Road, Greenbush, ME 04418. Please send him a birthday card. Happy, happy birthday to you, Roy!

New 4-H Club, hopefully

Holly Ingraham mentioned that there might be an opportunity to open up a new 4-H Club, Cloverbud Club in Waldo County area for ages 5 to 8. Learning and the responsibilities for caring for animals and doing fun things.

Speaking of horses

Tonya Reynolds is in Perry, Georgia, I believe attending the NBHA World Championships, Open/Senior, as she barrel races. That is all I know, but am sure she did good, and is having a blast there. Way to go!


My granddaughters Sara and Katie had a great year playing soccer for the Winslow Raiders, but they lost their game in Presque Isle, 2-0. They were a team to reckon with. Sara is a senior this year, but Katie will play on. Proud of both girls.

Some years later

Ralph's Cafe has been going on 14 years since it was established in Brooks by the current owners. Many thousands of customers later, and still cooking, making homemade doughnuts. Specialty dinners of other countries. Sounds good to me.


Contact Darrell Thomas for firewood. He can be reached at 660-3932. Always someone who is trustworthy, and fair.

Food boxes for holidays

Neighbor for Neighbor has food box applications at many town offices. In Knox you can get one at our Town Office. The deadline for Christmas is Dec. 10, and Thanksgiving was Nov. 2.

Next benefit

A benefit for Mike Mitchell and Shawna will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at Thorndike Town Office, 4 to 7 p.m. A raffle ― you pick your own prize as names get drawn, hopefully winning a nice prize ― is planned. Lots of food. Brisket, meatballs, other meats, baked beans, coleslaw, and much more. Pies for dessert. Pies are wanted for an auction as well. So get out your mixing bowl and pie filling and get busy.

Mike has been laid up with health problems. Contact Lori Nason or Linda Rolerson to help out. This is a family affair.


Saturday morning, Nov. 10, Hunters’ Breakfast at Freedom Fire Department, 5 a.m.

Hunters' Supper

Public is invited to the supper at Legion Post 50 in Unity on Saturday, Nov. 10, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Raffle drawn after supper. Top prizes: rifle, shotgun and pistol and more prizes. Baked beans, casseroles, hot dogs, friend onions, coleslaw, salads, meatballs, and more, coffee and punch. Pies and other sweets. Come and join in.

Veterans Supper

At the Varney in Brooks Saturday, Nov. 10, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Spaghetti supper. Free will donation. If you have flags that need to be destroyed, please drop them off, as a flag burning ceremony will take place at a date to be announced later. This is a collaboration of Jackson and Brooks.

New toy, gift auction dates

On Friday, Nov. 16, 4 to 7 p.m., Stocking Stuffer Sale and preview of auction for next day. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. for live auction. Many gifts await you. Cindy and crew have been busy. This is held at Jackson Community Center for the Jackson Food Pantry.

Train rides

The Santa Snowbird Express Train rides begin Friday, Nov. 23. In Thorndike. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there. Visit for info, and tickets. Click link to B&MLRR.

Upcoming from Montville

The Christmas Bazaar of Union Harvest Grange will be Sunday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Live music and crafts, and food. To reserve a table, call Terri at 323-9151. This is always a great time.

Pay It Forward in Liberty

A free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Liberty Community Center. Hosted by Tammy and Bill. If anyone wants, they may bring non-perishable food items for the Liberty Baptist Church. Thanks!

Unity Community Center

There is a box for donated coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, and other warm clothing the Waldo County Triad is asking for. If you can help, please do so.

Get out and vote

On Tuesday, Nov 6, in Knox, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to vote.

Meeting an old friend

It was nice to chat with David Dyer and wife at Ridgetop recently. Long time ago friend.

Florida friends were here

My newly found Florida friends left Saturday morning after a week here. Jan and Robert Smith and Ethel were here. Jan and Robert purchased a piece of land in Montville, and will have a cabin there in the future. Nice to see them. We had a nice supper one night with Paul and Kate Flynn in Albion. Lots of laughs.

Veterans Day

Remember our veterans. Freedom Congregational Church will be having a Ceremony Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

Until next week,

Be safe, everyone. I hope if you are hunting, you get your deer. Please be careful out there. This rain is making for lousy hunting weather, and muddy places to get to. Be warm. Hopefully the rain stops soon, as it has rained nearly all week.