Welcome to July and hope your holiday was safe and a good time with family. To all people having a
birthday or an anniversary this month, I wish you happiness and many more years.

Sadly, we have lost another member  of our town, Dorothy Gordon of Hatch Road. She had been battling cancer for many years but she fought it with determination, and with her belief in God, she had an extended life. She was a stern woman but also a loving person. Rest now, Dot — you will be missed. Sympathy to her family.

Again we have to ask for your help with the bottles and cans put in the containers for us to recycle — please do not put garbage or broken bottles in the bins. Someone can get hurt. Thank you for your donations, as they go to a good cause. Remember winter is coming fast and that means help may be needed for emergency assistance and the cost is high.

The Prospect Community Club is sponsoring their monthly Bean and Casserole Supper, July 9, 4-6 p.m. in the dining room across from the Fire Station. Adults $10 and children under 12, $2. They will have their usual menu of hot dogs, yellow eye and pea beans, rolls, salads, clam casserole, baked macaroni and cheese, lasagna, scalloped potatoes, pulled pork, chicken and stuffing, broccoli casserole, American chop suey, coffee, tea and many pies and cakes.

The Community Building is available for private parties except for the second Saturday of each month when we have our suppers. The rent is $50 for downstairs and $50 for the hall upstairs. Call Linda, 567-3165, or Barbara, 567-3267, to check for availability. During the week there may be other meetings, so call early.

Remember the Historical Society Building will be open to all July 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There have been many changes made in the building and a big collection from Vera Dyer’s papers on the history of the town and the cemetery plus other additions.

Don’t give up, folks. The state is advertising for bids for paving on Bowden’s Point to be submitted by September.

Heads up: Waldo Community Action Partners is giving school supplies free of charge to eligible families by appointment on Aug. 12 at Leroy H. Smith School, 319 S. Main St., Winterport; Aug. 10 at Mount View School in Thorndike; and Aug.15-19 at the WCAP office, 9 Field St., Belfast. You can get an application from your local town office. Deadline is Aug. 1 to secure your appointment. You will need to bring your child’s Maine Care or WIC folder to show proof of income. WCAP’s telephone number is 338-6809.

Have a good week and remember tea bags help with sunburn. See you next week.