By Brenda Harford                     


Deepest sympathy to the family of Richard Cook who passed away July 2. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Carol Littlefield Cook, and his family. Carol is holding a celebration of life for Richard at her home at 210 Weymouth Road, Morrill, on Saturday, July 17.

Deepest sympathy to the family of Clyde Wellman who passed away in June. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Raelene and Cliff Fuller had a small gathering for their grandson, Shane Thorpe, for his 16th birthday, also had a barbecue. Nicole, Eric, Brooklyn, Loni, Kailey, Shane, Jenese and Brenda attended the celebration. It was really cold and rainy out but we still had a great time.

Happy birthday to Robert Hannington on July 22. Happy birthday to Helena Charette on July 23. Wishing you both an awesome day!

Happy anniversary to Dustin and Stephanie on July 23. Happy anniversary to Dana and Lynn Roberts July 25. Wishing both couples many more happy years together.

Fire Department notes

We hope everyone had a safe and fun Fourth of July even though it was wet and cold. Our most recent call-out was on July 2, late in the evening. Engine 34 and Utility 3, along with Belfast Ambulance, responded to a motor vehicle rollover with injuries on Route 131, near the Waldo-Morrill town line. Several State Police units along with Totman’s Towing also responded.

The bottles and cans keep on arriving, Thank you to all for your generosity, but please use strong bags and tie them up. Recently a large donation was put in the cage in old, weak plastic bags. They broke when being picked up, smashing some of the bottles. We try to leave some good bags at the cage, so please take them for your use.

If anyone wishes to help, Jethro is collecting aluminum can tabs for the Shriners and they recycle them to use the money toward adaptive equipment for those in need. You can save the tabs in Ziploc baggies or cans; no glass, please.

Our firefighter profile this week is Skye Fontaine. Skye is our second female firefighter. She is the daughter of Lt. Jon Fontaine. Skye has completed the basic firefighter course and is certified as an interior firefighter. This certification also includes the use of SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) She is employed at Hammond Lumber in Belfast.

Skye joined the department as a junior firefighter at the age of 14. As an adult, she is now allowed to perform all duties required of a well-trained member of the department. Currently she is improving her skills as an apparatus driver, pump operator. Her hobbies are horseback riding, ATVing, and hunting. As you can see, she is a busy young woman. Thank you, Skye, for your contribution of making our department stronger.

We still welcome those interested in being a firefighter, joining the Ladies Auxiliary, or willing to volunteer two to four times a year helping in other ways. Contact Jethro at 342-5910 for more information.

You all have a wonderful week and have lots of fun with family and friends. Mom and I love when we see friends and family when we are out shopping.

Love to hear from you about whatever is happening in your life. This is your column and would love to include your information.

Quote of the week

Life is too short to argue and fight. Count your blessings. Love the friends and family that are always there for you. Smile more often and make the most of every day. — Unknown