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Cassie Oakes donates her hair for the second time. This time in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to “Children With Hair Loss.” (Submitted photo)

Cassie Oakes


Here is another week in the retirement life of Marie and John Dudley of Alexander. John spent time in his woods upgrading a tractor road into a good walking way.  Come walk in his woods, the mailbox behind the bars has maps.  The Tree Farm is to the east of the Pokey Road.  

Marie has been making blackbird pies. On Wednesday John went with Robert Flood to the courthouse in Machias for research.  On Saturday Marie and John drove to Eastport.  They visited the Aomori/Maine Exhibit at TIMA, walked Water Street to view the vendors and see the 1887 brick buildings with no worry of traffic.  They also visited the 1819 Freewill Baptist Church and the 1828 Seamans Congregational Church.  

On Sunday morning John met with the assessors about corrections to the tax map of Alexander.  John and Allen McLellan have volunteered to help correct the map in their neighborhood.  Alexander is fortunate to have Josh, John and Eddie spend Sunday mornings working for us.  John thanks them even though they sent him home with more to correct.  Heads up Allen!

Alex Richard, son of Marty and Julie Richard of Alexander was in two races this past weekend in Norridgewock.  He was Motor Cross Racing at Back Forty Track.  Alex came in first in his age category and came in fourth overall for the day.  Alex was racing kids ages 11-15.

Gerry and Patricia Demmons, formerly of Alexander are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new grandson, Everett Warren Demmons.  They have been informed that the newest addition to their family will be arriving on September 9th.  The proud parents Jason (also formerly of Alexander) and his wife Amanda who now reside in Tennessee, are beside themselves awaiting the arrival of the latest addition to their family.  Luckily for Gerry that baby didn’t decide to come early as he and his son-in-law Mike Archer made a quick trip home to New Brunswick and Maine to visit family.

Don’t forget that there will be a Dan Schall Concert taking place at People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyville on Thursday, September 14th at 6:30 p.m.  A love offering will be taken and light refreshments will be held afterwards.

Condolences are being sent out to the entire family of Bucky Rodgers.  Bucky lived in Alexander many years ago on the South Princeton Road with his wife Andrea and stepson Nick Leighton.  Andrea passed away a few years ago.  Thinking of Nick, his children, his grandmother Anita Lydic and the rest of the extended family.

Good thoughts are being sent out to Judy Lincoln Murry, Charlie White, Elwin Daley, Linda Richardson, Lynn Hill, Trudy Poole, David Carson, Avis McIntyre, Carl Perkins, Joan Dodge, Lois Faloon, Mike and Marilyn Trafton and Ron McArthur.

Upcoming birthday wishes go out to Trinity White, Susan Wallace, John Knowles Jr., Mary Casey, Vance Lawless, Anne Donahue, Adrien Roussell, Shannon Flood, Pam Allen, Dave Sullivan, Heidi Landry Cottrell, Gerard Berry, Burton Poole and Tracy Seavey.

I would like to send a special Happy Birthday wish to my special friend Kris Mesman on the 11th. Kris and I have made many memories over the years and I hope she has a great day!

Upcoming anniversary wishes go to Ron and Linda McArthur.  I wish you both many more years of wedded bliss!

This week at Randy’s the Lucky Loser was Mike McArthur. Do you want to know how to be a Lucky Loser?  Stop at Randy’s and check it out.  Randy’s now closes at 8:00 p.m.

I attended the Beckett Center Monday through Thursday.  Thursday night I attended Kid’s Club in Calais. We enjoyed music, skits, fun and crafts.  I decided to take Friday off from the Beckett Center because they were headed to Dew Haven (Dew Haven is a zoo and rescue that provides a safe haven for animals).  I wasn’t sure that my wheelchair would handle the pathways very well.  But  Friday was a great day for me as I spent the day with my mom. We ran errands and ate out at the Big Stop for supper.  But the big news is that I got my hair cut at the Main Street Salon in Baileyville by Michelle Gallant, a very cute short do if I do say so myself.  I decided to donate my braids to CWHL (Children With Hair Loss).  They make free wigs for children and, as a friend reminded me, September is Children’s Cancer Awareness Month so that makes it all the more special. 

If you have any news you can email me at, message me on facebook, or snail mail me at 1328 Airline Road, Alexander, ME  04694.  You can also call me at 454-2344 or drop off news at Randy’s Variety!  Thank you to all of those who support me and this column. Until next time, stay safe.