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Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Sep 14, 2019
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez Isaac and his brother Des, off to school in the Black Monster Ford Friday, Sept. 13.


Congratulations to my son Isaac for working incredibly hard to get his "Black Monster Ford" on the road. It has been a long and complicated adventure, but on Friday, Sept. 13, he finally did it with the help of his brother Des. You guys rock!

Free smoke detectors, house number signs

Montville residents 65 and over are eligible for a free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and house number signs through a Triad-sponsored program. Interested residents are asked to fill out an application at the Town Office. The deadline is Oct. 7.

Volunteers will drop off and install the detectors and signs. If anyone is interested in volunteering to help with the install, shoot me an email at Thanks!

Redemption donations for Thanksgiving dinner

The 10-4 Redemption Center is accepting donations of bottles for the annual free Thanksgiving dinner that is hosted at the Liberty Community Hall on Thanksgiving. If you have any bottles left over from summer, they would be greatly appreciated. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Boot Drive

The Montville Fire Department will be doing a "Boot Drive" on Friday, Sept. 20, on Route 220 near the Frye Mountain entrance from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This effort coincides with the Common Ground Fair, which begins the same day and goes until Sunday, Sept. 22.

Slow it down, please

A reminder that the speed limit decreases to 15 mph by Walker Elementary School in the morning while the kids arrive and in the afternoon while they leave. Please be mindful of your speed at these times.

Liberty Library News

Record-breaking months!

For the first time ever, the Liberty Library circulated over 1,000 items during both July and August! In addition, there were 106 inter-library loans and 76 audio and e-books downloaded from "Download Library" during the two-month period.

Many thanks to the kids at Liberty Library's summer reading program. They earned points throughout the summer for each book they read. Their points were then turned into dollars and they purchased pet food for the Waldo County Pet Food Pantry. Great job!

Fundraising for Heather Wilson and her daughter

Liberty's own Heather Wilson ​battled and ​beat breast cancer ​back in 2011, only to ​discover that it had return​ed last year in 2018. Not only had her ​breast cancer returned, but it had ​also spread to multiple lymph nodes, ​along with multiple tumors in her brain.

At the same time, her daughter Paige also ​fell ill. After a spending a week at Waldo County General with a misdiagnosis, they ​eventually discovered that she was suffering from Crohn's disease. Paige endured ​over 15 surgeries during her stay and is continuing treatment at home.

Costly premiums, high co-pays, and those out-of-pocket costs for items not covered by their health plan are piling up ​fast with more bills to follow as the hospital billing department continues to catch up.

The money donated here is intended to aid in paying the many medical bills they have already received and hopefully help with the bills in their foreseeable future. ​

Beyond medical bills, there is heat, electricity, car repairs, and the basic necessities needed to provide a safe home to recover. Please share and donate ( Thank you!

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.






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