Prospect News

By Barbara A. Tilley | Apr 11, 2014

Prospect News

Barbara A. Tilley


The Town is saddened by the passing of Frank Coombs and extend their sympathy to his family. Frank was well known in town and over the years, he and wife Pattie were one of the originators of The Prospect Community Club and later he served as Fire Chief and also as a Selectman for a few years. Frank’s second love was music with family first. He and Pattie played at the Bucksport Senior Center on Sundays for many years and also joined Wade Dow and friends to play benefits all over Waldo and Hancock County. He will be missed by all but am sure he is playing in the Heaven Band. Happy strumming Friend.

The Jerry Dobbins Post 157 will be sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunter, Saturday, April 19th. 9-11 AM at Fort Point State Park for the children of Stockton Springs and Prospect. The Hunt will be for children 8 and under and must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be given. Thank you in advance to the Legionnaire’s.

The house formerly owned by Bill and Maddie Swift on Poor Bill’s Road suffered a fire last Sunday but blessfully no one was home and Linda Gamble saw smoke coming from the eaves as she returned home from work and checked to see if anyone there then called 911. As usual, the response was quick by both Prospect and Stockton Springs Fire Dept. Unknown as to how much damage but a lot of smoke damage that’s for sure. Fred and Diane Swift now own the house and it was rented to Diane’s daughter Morgan, baby Madison and Morgan’s boyfriend Kody Carlyle who was on his way out of State to train with the National Guard. Unknown if they will be able to move back in or not. Wish them well.

The Prospect Community Club meeting was held April 10th. under the new leadership of Linda Gamble. A moment of silence was held in honor of Frank Coombs. Plans were made for the assembling of May Baskets that will be distributed May 1st. to Seniors and Shut-Ins. Linda gave a progress report on the Insurance claim for the Roof as many shingles were blown off in the big wind storm we had earlier this month and it also the many shingles that were being held on the roof by one nail and they were all flapping in the breeze. Albert Novack of Ellsworth replaced the shingles and re-nailed all the loose shingles before the adjuster came, which had to be done as more were coming off in the ever present wind.

Florence Drew is home now from Waldo County Hospital. Clarence took her down there Sunday night as she was having difficulty breathing. It was not pneumonia but asthma. And is feeling better now with the new medication she is receiving. Hope you continue to improve Florence.

I wish you all a safe and healthy week and please remember those that need a card or a prayer and also a very nice Easter and hope that the children understand what Easter represents, not just candy. God Bless you all.

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