Students check out health careers

17 years ago

Careers in health
Mrs. Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Castonguay’s grade two students enjoyed visiting with some special people from The Aroostook Medical Center recently. Joining the students in their classrooms were Barbara Turner, health recruiter at TAMC; and Lianne Norsworthy, paramedic with Crown Ambulance. 

   The women brought some special ‘friends’ with them and presented The Great Hospital Adventure program to the students. This program features the Health Careers Puppet Bunch, a set of eight puppets performing a delightful puppet show and video.
The students have an opportunity to interact with the puppets, discuss health careers and learn what anesthesiologists and radiologic technicians do.
They also learn the importance of calling 9-1-1 and reporting who you are, where you are, and what happened. The students each received a Careers in Health coloring book and an emergency calling sticker.

Birthdays and anniversaries
A belated birthday wish goes out to Holly Umphrey. Those celebrating birthdays this week include: Sandi Cunningham, Chris Dobson, Daryl Sperrey, Kathy Drost, Penny Scott, Ashley Dahlgren, Dale Lavway, Roger Crouse, Chris Aegerter, Julie Bragg, Wendy Bell, Andy Saucier, Susan Berube, Angela Doody, Tammy Barton, Matt Connolly, Alison Woodman, Evan Sperrey, Rachel Carmichael, Tyler Martin, Dolores Woodman, Andrea Doughman, Milford Burchett Reta Anderson and Peggy Soucier.

Next year’s high school freshmen
Washburn District High School will be hosting the annual 8th Grade Parent Night on Wednesday, March 21, starting at 6 p.m.
For further information, contact Guidance Director Chris Hallett at 455-4501.

Trail Runner ‘tracks’
The Stew Nights held each Friday night and breakfasts on Saturdays and Sundays at the clubhouse will be going on a week-by-week basis now that the snowmobile season is nearing an end. For information, contact Mary Jane Sperrey at 455-4765.
The country music provided by local artists including Warner Archer, Paul Smitkey, Bob Dickson and Debbie Zoller will go from week to week, the same as the Stew Nights. The musical group is working on starting a dance/music night in the near future. For further information, contact Warner Archer at 455-4370.
TOPS meet each Monday at the clubhouse;for fu rther information, contact Birdina Cochran at 455-8353.
There is Bingo each Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. and a special Bingo Night coming up on April 27 to support Project Graduation, Class of 2007.

Events and reminders
Washburn’s Paul Clayton and Friends play at the K of C building in Presque Isle on the second and last Saturday of each month.
The Oscar Dow Post 48 of the American Legion holds meetings on the third Tuesday of each month.
There will be an August Festival meeting held at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4. This year’s festival will be held the weekend of August 17, 18 and 19. Anyone wishing further information may contact Chairpersons Michael Barker and Amy Berube at 455-8348.
The Crouseville Advent Christian Church cookbooks are still available at a donation cost of $10. To reserve your copy,  phone Carolyn O’Donnell at 455-8437 or Sherry Thibodeau at 764-0397.

Project Graduation
Only 10 days left before the crowning of Ms Washburn, 2007. The contestants include: Matt Connolly, Justin Dickinson, Chris Bouchard, Steve Pesut, Jon Silber, Adam Thompson and Troy Wilcox. This should prove to be an interesting fund-raiser for the annual Project Graduation and lots of fun for all involved.
There will be lots of activities for the audience as well as the show, such as tickets available at $1 each where you can vote for your favorite contestant, the winner being named People’s Choice. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and lots of door prizes awarded throughout the event.
There will be a Project Graduation meeting on Thursday, March 22, at 6 p.m. at the high school. Following the meeting, a dress rehearsal for Ms. Washburn will be held.

Library ‘bookmarks’
On Monday, March 26, the Middle School Reading Group will meet at the library at 5 p.m. The book for the month is “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”
The Women, Work and Community meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at the library from 9 to 11 a.m.
For further information on any of the library programs, contact Librarian Kathy Corey at 455-4814.

Rotary ‘wheels’
The annual Rotary Auction is in need of auction items. Anyone wishing to donate to this worthy cause may contact Auction Chairperson Peggy Bugbee at 764-8424 or contact any Rotarian. The auction will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the high school and the menu includes turkey and roast beef along with other items and appetizers. The supper starts at 5 p.m., with the auction to follow.
The 2007 calendars are also still available at a cost of $10 and can be purchased from any Rotarian or White’s Exxon.

Rec Center
There will be cross country skiing held on Wednesday, March 21, from 2:45 TO 4:30 p.m.
On Thursday, March 22, there will be indoor soccer at the elementary school. Grades 5-6 play from 5 to 6 p.m. and grades 7-8 play from 7 to 8 p.m.
There will be a movie at the Rec Center for grades K-4 on Friday, March 23, from 2:45-4:30 p.m.
On Monday, March 26, there will be cross country skiing from 2:45-4:30 p.m. Also on Monday, there will be rollerskating at Melody Roller Rink from 5 to 8 p.m.
There will be men’s basketball from 6:30-9 p.m. on Monday, March 26.
On Tuesday, March 27, there will be indoor soccer for grades 3-4 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the elementary school.