Community Notebook

13 years ago

Island Falls news
Tom Hawkes arrived the other day bearing gifts and a visit with Riva before his short visit to the hospital on Dec. 21st. He will be taking it easy for the next couple of weeks due to surgery.
Had a nice phone call from Claudette and Dick DeLong, former residents of Island Falls, now living in Brooksville, Fla. She informed me that that they were still cold down there but hoping to warm up by Christmas.
    Clayton and Charlene Webb, Annie Jane Smith and Mary Shaw have been recent visitors in Presque Isle to do some shopping and had the good luck to run into a friend, Mary Lou Pomeroy, a former resident of Island Falls, now in Caribou, and they had a great visit during their shopping spree.
Have gotten plowed again for the fourth time and plowman, Owen, has been keeping the area around my bird feeders nice and clear so that I have no trouble getting bird seeds out to them. Haven’t seen the cardinal in awhile but imagine he is still around.. Lots of chickadees and nuthatches, though, and once in awhile I see gold finch eating away.
Still have a big gray squirrel and he is still hanging upside down by his hind feet so that he can eat his fill of seeds. Did see some deer prints last week and put out some bread and apples and hope they came to get it before the birds did.

Sherman seniors meet
The Sherman Senior Citizens club met at the Sherman gym to celebrate their Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, all in one, on Dec. 1.
The meal was prepared in grand fashion by the club president, Annie Atkinson. The menu included ham and all the fixings, desserts provided by several members, to make this elegant meal a great success and memorable occasion.
Please stay tuned to be advised of future plans.
Present were Fred and Annie Atkinson, the RSVP lady, Linda Bartlett, who is the replacement for Gini Garrett, Bonita Staples, Eva Perry, Donna Grass, Mary Lawler, Linniea Perry and a guest from Oakfield, Ursula Levesque.

Patten seniors to meet Jan. 4
Patten Senior Citizens met at Meadowbrook Manor on Dec 20 with 10 members and one guest, RSVP Coordinator Linda Bartlett, present.
The prayer before the meal was given by Gloria Noyes, with the Lord’s Prayer recited in unison by the members.
The business meeting was opened by vice-president Marilyn Somers, who also led the flag salute.
Cards were sent to Annie Somers, Eileen Fisher, Shirley Merrill, Annette Noyes and Norma Tripp.
Bartlett thanked all volunteers for participating in the craft fair held in Houlton last month. It was a huge success.
After the meeting adjourned, gifts were exchanged.
The next meeting will be on Jan. 4. The game will be played.
Members present: Somers, Gloria Noyes, Jackie Palmer, Joyce Harvey, Mary Lawler, Rubenia Botting, Marge Heath, Mary Cox, Pearl Grant, Dot Binette, and Bartlett.