After another period of wet weather the grass has responded as might be expected. Lawns are good simulations of fields. All over town anyone can hear the roar of lawn mowers and the whine of grass trimmers. There are reports of deer browsing on lawns. Stanley Brown and his dog Molly like to walk in the woods. They like the peace and quiet and solitude as they travel about the forest. One day last week Molly had traveled some ahead of Stanley. It wasn’t long before Stanley saw Molly coming back with a large bear right behind. Soon Stanley saw a cub bear near him. That would seem to be quite a situation. Stanley waved his arms and shouted. The bears departed after a while and Stanley and Molly were not any worse for wear.
Brian Worcester awoke several days ago with extreme pain in his knee. He went to Rumford Hospital where he was diagnosed with gout and a bacterial infection and needed immediate surgery. Brian was loaded into an ambulance for the trip to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. During the night his surgery was completed and following further treatment he was expecting to go home.
The annual Bike Trek from Newry to Belfast completed its 180-mile trip during three days last weekend. Very unfortunately an accident involving a bicycle and a truck in Hanover resulted with the death of the bicyclist.
The local budget vote for the Regional School Unit 10 took place June 11. Ballot Clerks were Donna Worcester and Laird Bean. Clem Worcester served as Warden and Kelly Harrington was Election Clerk. The budget passed in Hanover. Workers pigged out on chop suey wonderfully cooked by Donna Worcester.
Rumford Grange 115 will have a public supper on Sunday, June 23, at the Rumford Center Grange Hall. The menu will be meatloaf with potatoes and vegetables. Be sure to pick up your piece of pie. Coffee and other drinks will be served. The meal will start at noon and go until 1:30 p.m.