by Clem Worcester
Gardner Roberts Memorial Library acquired a recently published book “Hope Association, a His-tory” and dedicated it in memory of Hazel Ferguson. She was a longtime dedicated teacher at Hope School in Mexico and a Hanover resident for many years.
A sewing project at the Library provided four children the opportunity to make a sleeping bag for their favorite Web-Kin. Recently Barb and Irv Robinson donated a subscription to Down East Magazine for library use. New books recently purchased at the library include for adult fiction, “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett; “The Kitchen “ Kathleen Grisson; “Midnight Sons” Volumes 1, 2 and 3 by Debbie Macomber. Non-Fiction recently acquired included “Nature and Renewal: Wild River Valley” and “Beyond” by Dean B. Bennett. The book is of interest to Maine and New Hampshire.
Hanover Town Office spruce-up day was Friday, April 30. The Community Room was cleaned and painted. Much of the general clutter was removed (“For now,” Clem says). Volunteer workers in-cluded Bob and Peg Susbury, Dottie Adams, Darlene Baker, Lynne Ramsey, Dan Force, Irv Robin-son and Kelly Harrington. That day’s activities are not to be confused with Hanover Volunteer Day starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, outside the Town Office. Those willing to help should bring rakes, shovels and other implements for raking and cleaning. A lunch will be provided at noon at the end of the work session.
Alden Wyman drove the school bus for Hanover area students many years. He passed away April 28 at his Smithfield home after several years of illness. He was 80. One of his former Hanover pas-sengers said, “He was good to me, I’ll miss him.” We extend sympathy to his surviving family and thank him for the years he safely drove our children.
We also extend sympathy to Ed Flynn and his children upon the death of his wife and their mother, Mary Flynn. She had been in a nursing home for some time. The Flynns are a long-time mainstay family in Rumford Center.
It is marked on your calendar isn’t it? The Rumford Grange dinner at the Rumford Center Grange Hall starting at noon on Sunday, May 16. The meal will be a ham dinner with all the fixings. Plan to be there!
High winds last Thursday shut off the electricity in much of Hanover late that afternoon. Central Maine Power Company soon repaired the problem. A secondary result was telephone failure at se-lected locations. FairPoint Communications quickly repaired the phones.