The colored leaves are fading fast. There are still a few spots left that have some decent color.
My brother, Steve McLain, stopped at the post office in Bethel to pick up a package last Saturday for me. The package contained the absentee ballots for the upcoming election.
On my way to work, around 7 a.m. last Saturday, it was quite foggy. The sun was trying to shine through and when I came around the corner by my brother’s house, the sun was really red looking. Celia Broomhall posted a picture on Facebook of the sun rising over the top of her barn. Really pretty.
Mary Tyler went to Berlin last week and had lunch at Northlands with her cousin, Jennie Prescott Call. Jennie’s brothers, Walter and Jack Call, joined them.
Linda Taylor had several people stop at her yard sale this past weekend. This was the last one for this season. She was assisted by her grandchildren, Morgan, Tanner and Brandon McLean. Tanner and Brandon are both cub scouts and are doing well on their popcorn sales. They both have a way to go to reach their goals, so if you need any popcorn, let me know and I will give them a call.
Howard and “Stevie” Reiche were in town at the beginning of the week. They came up to spend a few days at their camp. Ford Reiche and his son, George, were also up for the weekend.
Our son, Chris Chapman, has taken a new broadcasting job in Omaha, Neb. He is now working for Star 104.5 radio. He and his morning show host, Ricky, were guests on the local television station, Omaha Morning Blend on KMTV. We got the link (http://www.omahamorningblend.com/videos/172276111.html) off Facebook
and had a chance to watch Chris and Ricky being interviewed. Wow, Facebook is good for something!
Lise McLain attended the Senior Plus workshops at the Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River on Friday, Oct. 5. She also attended a conference meeting at Ledgeview regarding her father, Gerard Dupont.
Marina McLain, daughter of Stephen and “Peachy” McLain returned to her home in Norway last Friday night from a trip that she took with her art class to Greece. The first part of the trip they spent in Athens and saw the Acropolis and its Museum, the “Stadion,” the House of Parliament, the national library, and the Temple of the Olympian Zeus. After Athens, they spent a few days on the island of Skopelos where they visited an art foundation, some local artists and a middle school class. They also had a chance to create some original art inspired by their surroundings and experiences.
Hugh and I attended the groundbreaking reception for the new Maine Mineral and Gem Museum last Friday night. We were pleased to be among the large number of people who were invited to attend.
Norm Buttrick and Cathy McGuire were in town this past weekend and stopped to check out the Railroad Station and Schoolhouse. Cathy’s son, Matt, and children were with them. They had been apple picking.
The Absentee Ballots for the Nov. 6 Election are now available at the Town Office. Voters can vote absentee in the presence of the Town Clerk on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. Other options to obtain an absentee ballot can be made by calling the Town Office or visiting the website: http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl
For the Nov. 6, 2012 Election, the deadline to request an absentee ballot, including a ballot voted in the presence of the clerk, is Thursday, Nov. 1.
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