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Freedom General

I stopped in at the store this past week and was in awe when I cast my eyes on their newly designed meat refrigerator. There was a large assortment of beef, pork and chicken. Hamburg, 85 percent and 90 percent; pork loin, pork chops w/bone, boneless; a variety of chicken breasts with and without skin, and so much more.

The quality of their meat is excellent and possibly better than any other place. And the prices per pound are very affordable. The next makeover will be coming in soon, consisting of ice cream, etc. Stop in and check it out and buy a supply to prepare dinner. I know I will!

Unity Volunteer Fire Auxiliary

A message from Maureen Haley, president of the newly established Unity Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary: The Auxiliary is having its first fundraiser on Saturday, March 30. There will be a bake sale at the Unity Union Church on Depot Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come buy some homemade pies, sweets and treats to help the auxiliary provide aid to the firefighters.

Breaking News!

All but two firemen walked out of their meeting last night and quit in Thorndike. You can get all the details on waldo.villagesoup.com.

Town meeting

Election of Town Officers: Friday, March 8
Location: Election Hall: next door to the Town Office
Time: starts at 8 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m.

Town meeting: Saturday, March 9
Location: Freedom Grange Hall
Time: starts at 10 a.m.

Lunch will be available to purchase

There is a rumor going around that the town meeting will be held at Mount View. This is not true. It will still be held at the Grange and the people attending the meeting will be asked if they would want the meeting changed to be held at Mount View next year. The people will vote.

Town Office

Absentee ballots are now available to be picked up at the Town Office.

Selectmen’s meeting

The selectmen will meet on Monday, March 4, starting at 6 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Come and join us and hear what is going on in your town and all that is being accomplished. If you have questions to ask, the place is at the selectmen’s meetings. There, you will get your answers.

Voice of Freedom

Prayers answered for both Steve Shaw and Drew Fales.

A message from Jon Shaw:

For all those of you who have been asking about Dad, I wanted to let you all know he is doing much better. He’s been in Eastern Maine since Jan. 30. He is totally awake and just as sarcastic as ever. His spirit is very high and he wanted me to let everyone know he is alive and well and here to be with everyone for years more to come! Thank you all for the support and positive thoughts. It truly is humbling how amazing everyone in the community has been. Steve is a recipient of a pacemaker.

I just want to pass along the news that Drew was moved, last week, from Harbor Hill in Belfast to the Island Nursing Home on Deer Isle — the next town to Stonington. Clara's son-in-law is an administrator there, so she thought the level of his care and rehabilitation might be better there.

Clara appreciates all the calls and cards from family and friends and, most of all, the prayers.

Until next week, stay warm, stay safe, be kind to your neighbor and God bless you!