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Laurie Pike


The next Select Board Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.  The Cooper office is open for regular office hours on the first and third Thursday of the month from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  The next office hours are scheduled for Thursday, April 19th and May 3rd, 2018 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.       

A rabies clinic, provide by Little River Veterinary Clinic will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Cooper Community Center.  I am still waiting for a price list for services from the clinic and will provide when possible.  

The Cooper Cemetery Committee and the Maine Old Cemetery Association (MOCA) have selected June 2nd for the cleaning workshop of our older cemetery head and foot stones.  The workshop can accommodate up to twenty people and there are still openings for participants.   Registration forms are now available for people to sign up to participate in the cleaning workshop.  I will have registration forms at the office to be picked up during office hours or contact Karen Holmes at 454-2583 to register.  The cleaning class is planned for the morning with a luncheon to follow at the Cooper Community Center.

The benefit supper for Ralph and Arlene Flood is planned for April 21, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Alexander Elementary School. The cost for the spaghetti dinner will be $6 per adult; $4 for children age five to twelve; $20 per family; and children four and under are free. Musical entertainment will be provided by local musicians during the dinner for all to enjoy.  We are collecting donation items for the Chinese Auction.  Anyone wishing to donate items for the auction or wanting to cook for the dinner can contact me at or call me at (207) 214-7335.  Ralph has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor that had metastasized from a previously undetected tumor in his lung.  He participated in some radiation but given his age, the oncologist can do anything further to treat the tumors.  He is in hospice care at Marshall’s Health Care Nursing Facility in Machias, Maine.  Cards can be mailed to Ralph at the following address:  Ralph Flood, Marshall’s Health Care Facility, 16 Beal Street, Machias, Maine, 04654.  

Ralph and Arlene’s son, Eric Flood started a go fund me page to help raise some immediate funds to help and the goal of $2,500 has been reached.  Anyone wishing to contribute can go to or find the page on Facebook to donate.  With the knowledge that some people are not computer savvy, some individuals have mailed their donation to Arlene Flood direct at 233 Cooper Hwy, Cooper, Maine, 04657.