Absentee Ballots are now available at the Town Office for the Nov. 5, state wide election. Remember that the last day to request an absentee ballot in Thursday, Oct. 31. It will be a trick if you forget it, but a treat exercising your privilege of voting if you file on time. The Town Office wishes to remind everyone that the Halloween date of Oct. 31st is also the last day to pay your property taxes. If you aren’t able to make it in when the office is open, there is a mail slot in the door for your convenience.
This coming weekend there will be several activities of interest to attend. The Snow Valley Sno-Goers Snowmobile Club will hold the Landowners’ Appreciation/Public Supper on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church dining room. The menu will be roast pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, rolls and butter, homemade desserts. Landowners are guests of the club in appreciation for letting us snowmobile on their property and members of the public are welcome at $8 per adult, children under 12 are free.
After a great meal on Saturday evening, come to the 10 a.m. service at the First Congregational Church to hear the Messengers of Hope conduct the entire service with lots of gospel music. The quartet will be assisted by pianist Linda Dyer whose specialty is southern gospel music. Following the service there will be a time of fellowship and refreshment known at the coffee hour.
Moose season opened here on Monday and there were several hunters around town. Deer season will be soon and the Mexico Trading Post and Mills’ Market in Andover are sponsoring a Big Deer contest open to all who possess a valid Maine hunting license. There are two divisions, adult and youth. Entry fee is $10 and must be paid 48 hours prior to shooting the deer. Sign-up sheets are in the stores. The youth prize is a Youth .243 bolt action Savage Axis and the adult prize is a 308 bolt action Savage Axis. Prizes can be picked up at the Mexico Trading Post following completion of legal paperwork.
Those of us who have enjoyed Shirley York’s bread and donuts often ask for the recipe but to really bake like Shirley you need to see how she does it and she has been requested by numerous people to do this… so on Nov. 20, in time for Thanksgiving, you will have that opportunity. There will only be twelve spaces available and the cooking class will take place at the First Congregational Church kitchen. You will take home a loaf of bread and be able to snack on donuts from the demonstrations of how to make them. The cost for this is $20 per person which includes all supplies. Call Shirley to make a reservation at 369-0575.
On a personal note, I love living in a small town. Where else would your new neighbor, Amy Berg, come and take care of your fallen leaves. Actually we exchanged goods and services, mine being the leaf blower hers the labor. Thanks Amy it was a great, unexpected and pleasant surprise.