Well, I do hope none of you have either floated away (due to all the rain) or melted away (due to the high humidity) and get to read this. It also seems as though this weather makes one’s brain mushy, so please bear with me.
Paul and Kathy Hebert, along with their daughter Lacy and her husband Richard, just came back from camping at Hermit Island. They had a nice time.
In case you don't know yet, Gordie is at the Mexico One Stop. We sure do miss him around here.
The mock elections are in full swing. Voting will end July 12 and results can be seen in the East Bethel news on the 18. In case of a tie, voting will be extended for one week without disclosure of the tally. I have a question regarding the voting, can I count my own personal votes? Let me know, please, and also make sure you vote. Call me at 824-3220 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also come and see me in person at the InnSide Shop on Main Street.
This week there is also a question concerning "Mystery Piles" of some kind of black dirt in a field on the East Bethel Road. Has anyone figured it out in the meantime? Would love to hear.
Last Sunday was the East Bethel School Reunion and I apologize for not having been able to be there this year. News I have so far is that there were about 20 alumni there and money was collected for the Bethel Food Bank. James Haines presented a wonderful power point presentation again. He was able to add six more new pictures and some were able to identify the people in the pictures.
Now, the answer to the Trivia. On the December 21,1962 meeting of the Alder River Grange No.145, the following officers were elected: Master, Stanley Howe; Overseer, Edith Howe; Lecturer, Geraldine Howe; Steward, Alvin Stevens; Assistant Stewart, Richard Stevens; Chaplain, Bernice Noyes; Gatekeeper, George Haines; Treasurer, Fred Haines; Secretary, Myra Foster; Ceres, Cynthia Hicks; Pomona, Judy DesRoches; Flora, Floribel Haines; Lady Assistant Steward, Huldah Stevens; Executive Committee, George Haines. Isn't it nice to take this step back, see the familiar names, and today, some still carry on through the next generation.
For those of you, like me, who couldn't make it to the Greenwood FD fish fry, the next one is on July 12. In honor of all Firemen and the great work they do, please take a moment of silence for those heroes and their families, who gave their lives in those Arizona fires. They too, are protectors of our freedom for right to live. Thank you, each and every one… soldiers, firemen, EMTs and police. And in this spirit, Happy Fourth of July.