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Let’s see if I can get everything right this week. Gloria and Elwin Boynton were on the same tour bus as Sam and Lois Gianni. They went to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side and they had a wonderful time. Don’t think that Elwin would want to walk that much again as it was quite a distance to get back to the bus after visiting one of the interesting sites.

Sadly I have to report on the death of Brian Johnson, son of Don and Carol Johnson of Spout Hill. He didn’t show up for work Monday morning and was not answering the phone; finally someone found him in his apartment in Bangor, passed away. I do not know cause of death but all their friends and family are praying for the family. Brian’s funeral was Sunday at the Gilpatrick Funeral Home in Hampden. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.

There was a gathering Saturday to celebrate the life of Blaine Warman in the vestry of the Frankfort Congregational Church. Blaine and his family lived here in Prospect at the house that I bought from his parents. Always enjoyed seeing him when he was in the area and talking of old times. Blessings to his family.

On July 30, the Larrabee and Costigan families will gather at the home of Dennis and Regina Larrabee. This will be a great time for them to get together and get caught up with events in their families.

Remember the big Yard Sale for the American Legion in Sandy Point, Aug. 6 and 7. I’m sure there will be something there that you must have, also a great time to see old friends and have a lobster roll.

Deadline to sign up for an appointment to apply for free school supplies from the Waldo Community Action Partners is Aug. 1. To apply, take the child’s Maine Care or WIC folder for proof of income to Leroy H. Smith School, 319 Main St., Winterport, Friday, Aug. 12.

The Prospect Community Club received a letter from Cross Insurance that the cancellation of our Insurance has been rescinded and now are fully insured for actual cash value; of course we had to send another $756 more, along with what we are already paying on a budget plan. With the support of you all and a check from the town as a donation for using the dining room for their meetings, I sent out the balance due and our insurance is now paid off. Next will be taxes. We have been blessed.

There is a big hole in the adjoining three towns as there are no general stores in Stockton, Prospect or Frankfort. When this will change, no one knows, but it sure would be nice to have one here in town. After having one here for over a hundred years, we are missing the community spirit as well as the items we occasionally needed.

Remember the Town Picnic being held Aug. 20 at the Historical Society building starting at 11 a.m. Bring a chair and your lunch; drinks will be provided free. There is a portable toilet there for your convenience. The last time we held a gathering like that, it was very well attended and we saw many old friends, hope it will be the same this time also.

Sometime soon, we will have the heavy rain storms that seem to evade this area. We need the water.

See you next week.