Ladies Club

March 9, the Midcoast Ladies Club met at the Camden Ambulance building for a wonderful program. Christy Adams and his son brought in a lot of very interesting items of Indian artifacts. Christy told many interesting things about four tables of items from the Indians. If you missed this it is too bad. Thanks Christy, you sure educated a lot of people and the program was especially interesting. At noon lunch was sandwiches from Subway and dessert was furnished by Darlene and Linda.

Next meeting will be April 13 and the speaker will be Jean Sharratt of Bulldog Interiors. She will talk about old homes in Maine. She is a very gifted lady. The program will start around 10 a.m. People are reminded to bring their own beverage; sandwiches from Subway will be ordered with dessert furnished by Juanita and Beverly.

Nomination papers

It’s that time again to be thinking about who wants to seek a position in the town of Hope. The following positions will be elected June 8 with town meeting being June 14: Two selectmen, assessor and overseer of poor for three years (the terms of Tim Pearse and Ray Sisk are up). Five for the Budget Committee (let’s hope John Jensen, Lewis Merrifield and Bill Pearse Jr. seek re-election); one two-year term (Nancy Dowling holds the position now) and a one-year term (Vera Rand holds this). Two for the School Committee members for three years (Jud Pearse and Rick Bresnahan holds these). Plus one person for Five Town Community School District representative for three years (Elizabeth Borch holds this position). If you see any of these people be sure and ask them if they are seeking re-election.

Nathan Soule

Seventh-grader Nathan Soule has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2010 Maine Geographic Bee. Nathan won the Hope School bee, then took a qualifying test that was submitted to the National Geographic Society. The top 100 scores are eligible to compete at the state level. The 2010 Maine Geographic Bee will be held at the Abromson Community Education Center on the University of Southern Maine campus in Portland on Friday, April 9. Congratulations and good luck, Nathan.

Hope boys

Congratulations to the Hope boys who participated in the Pack 207 Cub Scout Pinewood Derby last Saturday. It was a lot of fun and all the boys did a great job building, decorating and racing their cars. The top five racers will go on to the District Pinewood Derby Race at the Owls Head Transportation Museum on April 17 but everyone was a winner at Saturday’s event. Special congratulations to Kieran McGrath for his first place finish. Other awards for Hope School participants: Josh Pearse, fifth place; Wyatt Ames, most original car; Adam Thorndike, most sporty car; Zachary Soule, sharpest looking car; and Shea Sewall, best imagination.

No more cans

I want to thank each and every one of you who gave the coffee cans to Faith and me. But please no more cans. Faith has quite a few and I have enough now to make each person on this road a brown bread. But as we say, thank you very much.

Class lunch

The class of 1958 held its monthly lunch March 11 at the Village Restaurant with seven people attending. It sure is nice for everyone to gather and visit. Next lunch will be during April vacation. Date and place announced later.