Jackson News

By Carolyn Zachary | Mar 04, 2018


By Beverly Ludden

I hope everyone had a nice week. I apologize for not having any news in last week. There wasn’t much to report from Jackson.


The winter Olympics have come to an end. What a wonderful closing ceremony they had. It was quite impressive. I have got to get in my routine of going to bed earlier. During the Olympics, I was staying up until after midnight every night — I really enjoyed watching the different events.


It was so nice seeing the sun shining this week. It was warm enough to open up the door so that I could let in the fresh air. With the warm weather during the days, folks have started to tap trees. It will hopefully be a long running season this year.


Scout Anne and Brandi stopped by for a visit. She is such a doll. She is a busy little girl. I am sure she keeps Mumma and Daddy on their toes.


Robert and the Ingrahams of Knox attended a birthday party that they were invited to for a gentleman in Benton. It was his 99th birthday. Robert said that there was a large crowd, with lots of food and great company.


It is very hard when people’s pets die. It is like losing a member of the family. My family recently lost one of their dogs. Ruger was a part of the family for 15 years. He would always come running over to say hello. We will really miss you. You were such a good dog, Ruger. Rest in peace.


What a mess it has been with all of the craziness at the Mount View complex over the last couple of days. Let’s hope and pray that it is the end of this madness. Lisa read me a couple of the posts that were put on Facebook about the school being in lockdown over the last couple of days. Amy B., Eileen E. and Kami K. had really good write-ups related to these incidences, all of them making very good points.


The basketball tournaments are coming to a close tonight. I know that both the Hampden girls’ and boys’ teams made it to the final game. They are playing their final game tonight. I saw Mr. Lynch on the TV, giving out the awards. Mount View Girls basketball team received the sportsmanship award for the 2018 season. Great job, ladies!


Lisa and I went to Palmyra this week to visit with sister Shirley and brother-in-law Leonard. They made us a nice dinner of homemade chicken noodle soup and homemade cookies for dessert. As always, everything tasted delicious. We had a nice visit.

Please give me a call with any news you would like to share: 722-3450.

The following information is from the Morse Memorial School and PTCO Facebook page:

“Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.”

This is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress, which is one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease to cancer to substance abuse and depression. Extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have life-long effects on health and behavior.

Physicians, educators, social workers, and communities are daring to talk about effects of abuse and neglect, domestic violence, divorce, parent in jail, and substance-abusing parents, then using cutting-edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.

There will be a screening and discussion Tuesday, March 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Varney Building, 24 Veterans Highway (Route 7), Brooks. For more information, contact Patrick Walsh at 338-2200 or resilience@brmaine.org, or connect via Facebook at facebook.com/midcoastresilienceproject.

Attention all girls

Any girl age 7 to 12 (can be 13, if turned 13 after Jan. 1, 2018) interested in playing or learning to play the game of softball should come to an informational meeting Thursday, March 8 (snow date March 15), 5:30 p.m., at Mount View Middle School cafeteria. All girls who sign up will play and learn how to play the game of softball. Play with your friends, enjoy being outside, experience being a part of a team.

For more info, call Mark Bennett, 722-4262, or Rebecca Adams, 860-0613, or visit the Facebook page for Waldo County Girls Softball.

Morse Memorial School

Attention all K to fifth-grade girls: There will be a free youth field hockey clinic Tuesday, March 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the gym. Even if you've never played before, you are encouraged to come and learn about field hockey. Please bring a stick, a pair of sneakers, a mouth guard, shin guards and a water bottle. We will learn field hockey skills and have fun. If you don't have a stick, there will be a few to borrow. If you have questions, please contact Gloria Hewett, 557-2449 or ghewett@rsu3.org.



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