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Hello All,

The wind is blowing and that air is cold out there. Counting down the days until spring is my job now. Wishing the time away.

Family loss

My cousin Arthur Harris’s widow, Donna Harris of Deltona, Fla., passed away from her cancer on Jan. 14. She is no longer suffering and I will miss her. I never did venture to Florida to visit. Just couldn’t do it. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy

Condolences to the family of Joyce Elkins Cronk and Berta Welch on your loss of these ladies. They will be sadly missed. Joyce was a longtime member of Benjamin Berry Ladies American Legion Auxiliary 50 in Unity. Rest in peace.

Congrats

Many congrats to Darren Doughty on his third-place win in the IFS Masters 340X Race (his Polaris) at Eagle River, Wisconsin, Vintage Races. This was during the weekend of Jan. 6-9. Lucas Nast, their friend of Lancaster, N.H., was also the Seventh-Fastest Person in the Ice Oval for 2022 in the World on his 481 Polaris sled in the Vintage World Championship Snowmobile Races.

The racers were Damien Doughty, Darren Doughty and Rob Doughty, and Shane Grindle. Spectators were Ralphy Doughty, Danika Grindle, Jeff Brown, Lisa Brown, Matt Overlock, Alan Overlock, Kyle Pederson, Darrell Dyer, Brent Brown, Robert Turner, Brannon Estes, and also Buck and Gerald.

I understand they had problems with the way the sleds were running, among other things, to place. Everyone made it home safely — so that’s what matters — and had a good time. Good luck at the upcoming Unity Pond Ice Oval Races starting Jan. 29, 10 a.m.

Birthday 

A happy birthday 97th to Erma Elwell. She lives with her daughter.

Upcoming

Fifth annual Riley’s Wish Winter Games and Derby on Feb. 19. Watch for details soon from his folks.They are on Facebook as well. Jackie and Luke Boulay. Sounds like fun. Get with them for your sweatshirt ad.

Freedom Rec fundraiser

Selling Rada Cutlery to raise funds for the Recreation and Boosters Club. See Cindy Abbott or Alyssa Brugger to order.

Rabies clinic

Next one is Jan. 25 at Dixmont Town Office, 6-7 p.m., $10. License your dogs before Feb.1 to avoid the state fee of $25 each dog added on. COVID concerns canceled the other clinics.

Joy To Be Bald

Lori Mayer has your shirts you ordered at the Cafe for you to pick up. See her soon.

Gymnastics meet

Mylee Grant is at her first 2022 meet at Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Good luck to her.

Anniversary

Happy 10th anniversary to Damian and Aimee Proulx. They are at a casino in Las Vegas celebrating.

Until next time,

Be safe, stay warm. Beware the COVID virus is still around and people are getting it. Be well. I wear a mask and haven’t even had a cold. So thankful!

 

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