Jackson News

By Carolyn Zachary | May 15, 2017


By Beverly Ludden

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone. I hope you had a nice day. Whether it is going out for a meal, getting a plant or some flowers, or the best thing, receiving a phone call or a visit from your family.

Busy days

What a busy few days it has been.

Thursday was Lisa’s birthday, she spent the day at home. She received beautiful flowers from Johnny and Debbie. She then went to supper at LeeAnn and Eric’s.

Friday was Chris’s birthday. We went to Angler’s for supper, AJ, Becca and the girls, LeeAnn, Eric, Lisa and myself. Unfortunately Chris cancelled at the last minute and was unable to join us. Too bad, Chris, I was going to buy your supper.

Saturday, Brandi, Scout and Humphrey stopped by for a visit. It was so nice to see them. Scout is growing up so fast. She is such a doll.

On z Sunday, Lisa and I headed to Palmyra to visit with sister Shirley and Leonard. Dana and Kylie were there having lunch with them. It was really nice to see them as well. I can’t remember the last time I had seen them. We had a really nice visit.

On Saturday, I also received beautiful roses from Johnny and Debbie for Mother’s Day. I am now in my chair watching the Red Sox. Chris just called me and said his mom made chop suey and he would bring some up for my supper.

What a wonderful weekend I had. I hope yours was as good as mine.


I remember back many years ago, on Mother’s Day, my Mom, my Aunt Mary and my Aunt Bina and all of us girls would go to church and sit with Grammie Dodge for the service.

Did anyone hang a May basket? I was thinking about years ago when we used to hang May baskets on our friends. I was going to make May baskets for my great-granddaughters, but then I thought that more than likely their parents did not know what a May basket was. Times and things sure have changed over the years. Back in the day we did a lot of fun things.

Thank you

To Beverly from Belfast for sending me the paper clipping that you sent to me, with a picture of a dear friend of mine that was holding a baby black bear.

Thank you also to everyone who commented on Facebook on the anniversary of my late sister Lucille’s passing. There were so many wonderful comments. There was one comment that really stuck with me, “How Mount View has really changed since Rod and Lucille have left.”


It was said on the news that school enrollment is dropping due to increase in home schooling.


Did you see on the national news where there was an 11-year-old girl who narrowly escaped from an alligator? She was wading in a pond that had warning signs to stay out. My question is, “Where in heck were the parents?” Thank goodness she had read somewhere if you put your finger in their nose that the alligator will let go of you. So I guess if you have an alligator that ends up on your doorstep, remember the finger in the nose trick.


Have you seen the latest toy that all of the kids have? It is called a Figit. It has a center that spins, and three arms out from the center that also spins. I guess it is causing a lot of issues in the classrooms and on the bus. It is obvious I am old school; the only thing you should be bringing to school is pen, pencil and paper.


Congratulations to Dave, Brandi, and Scout on their new home. They are doing some changes to the inside of the house, painting, redoing the ceilings, etc. They have already met their neighbors, Charlie and Maxine, who live across the road from them. He was telling Brandi how he used to live in Brooks on Lover’s Lane. I finally figured out who it was after a while.

Congratulations to the college graduates.


Happy birthday to Ruth Schultz. Sending out best wishes to Leroy K. and Clayton L. in hopes that you are feeling better soon.

In last week’s column I mentioned about giving garlic to your dog to help keep ticks away, I received a call from a reader that stated she had given garlic to her dog and it made it very ill. So, double-check with your veterinarian to be sure it is safe for your animal.

Reminders: upcoming events

On Thursday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m., Mount View alumna Jamie Rooney, author of “Black to Blue,” will be speaking at the Clifford Performing Arts Center, located at the Mount View Complex, Thorndike. Jamie is a full-time police officer for the York Police Department. It is the story of Rooney’s hard life and triumph against the odds. After a childhood surrounded by violence, drugs, and poverty, she left with a trash bag full of clothes and never looked back. She chose the path that led to a career in law enforcement. She has devoted her entire career to working, supporting and empowering those less fortunate. The book is an inspiring story of survival and creating your own destiny.

Rooney has ties to the Waldo County area. She lived in Jackson from the ages of 12 to 17, and graduated from Mount View High School in Thorndike.

To reserve a seat or for more information: 568-3246; adulted@rsu3.org.

There will be an opportunity to purchase Rooney’s book and have it signed after her presentation. Published by BookBaby, the book is graphic, with a suggested audience of age 16 and up.

Jackson Library

There will be a Plant and Baked Goods Sale fundraiser for the Jackson Learning Center and Historical Society on Sunday, May 21, at the library from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine). To donate items, contact Louise, 722-3445, or Mary, 722-3023.

Also, it is Brown Goods Day at the transfer station May 21.


The Loyal Rebekah Lodge 92 and Odd Fellows of Monroe are hosting a “Basket Beano” on May 21st at the lodge in Monroe. The doors open at 11 a.m. There will be sandwiches, different kinds of stew, desserts and drinks to purchase. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a quilt raffle, and door prizes. This event is to raise money for a child to attend Camp Neofa this summer. I have attended this event before and the baskets are so nice and big, and are really full of items. So come on out and play beano, enjoy a lunch and socialize. Hope to see you there.

Memorial Day

There will be a short flag ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Jackson on Memorial Day, May 29, at 9:30 a.m.

There will be various ribbons and medals on display and WWII relics.  There will be refreshments served at the library following the ceremony. Contact info: Mary, 722-3023, or Marlene, 722-3350.

Crafts/Antiques Fair

The Ladies Fellowship in Brooks is holding a Crafts/Antiques Fair on June 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. It is $10 to reserve a table or three tables for $25.  If you would like a table outside it will be $25 for a table. Many spaces have already been reserved. There will be coffee and juice available in the morning to purchase and hot dogs, etc., at lunch time. I apologize, but I was not given a phone number to call to reserve a table. I hope that next week, I will be able to update this with a phone number. Anyone who belongs to the Ladies Fellowship please give me a call with this information.

Please give me a call with any news that you would like to have put in the column (722-3450). Have a great week.


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