Easton Snowmobile Club holds last meeting of season

17 years ago

Spring is officially here and the snow is melting. The Easton Snowmobile Club’s last meeting was held on March 24 at the Odd Fellow’s Hall and all enjoyed a great potluck supper.

The main topic was the election of officers for the 2007-2008 season. Bruce Flewelling was re-elected president, Terry Howlett was re-elected vice president, Luanna Guerrette was elected secretary/treasurer and Dwight Flewelling was appointed, again, as the trail master and events coordinator. A special thank-you to outgoing Treasurer Alice Kneeland and outgoing secretary Kim Field for their outstanding service the past few years. Our appreciation goes to the groomer operators and the members that keep the trails maintained. These volunteers are credited in keeping Easton’s trails in great shape all winter. Also a very special thank-you to the landowners who allow our trails to cross their property. If it weren’t for the landowners’ generosity, there would be no trails. Club members will be selling strawberry shortcake as a fund-raiser during Easton’s annual Field Days on July 6, 7 and 8. Hope to see you there.
The Easton Happy Days Senior Citizens’ Club met on Thursday, March 29, with 13 members and one guest present. After the potluck dinner the guest, Tammy DeLong, who is a Medicare specialist from the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging, spoke to the group about benefits and changes in Medicare. She passed out papers on Medicare Supplement Quick Guide with definitions and Medicare Advantage Quick Guide Private Fee for Service Plans for Aroostook County, as well as a checklist for single- and two-person households on what they could expect from Medicare on different plans. She also answered questions on the minds of the members. Before Mrs. DeLong left she passed out books on Choosing a Medigap Policy and a Consumer’s Guide to Medicare Supplement Insurance, with an invitation to call her if they needed any further help. This was very worthwhile information to this group. After Mrs. DeLong left, the regular meeting took place with the salute to the flag and the singing of “My Country Tis of Thee.” At roll call there was: Frank Allen, Clair and Eldora Carter, Glenice Craig, Edith Fuller, Marie Hewitt, Dottie Beaton, Arlene Ladner, Lindy Fowler, Ezlee Smith, Nina Trask, and Liana and Paul DeMerchant. It was decided that memorial donations for member, Lucy Allen be sent to her daughter, Diane Dubee, in Damirascotta and for Fern Ladner to the Stephen Perry Scholarship Fund at Easton High School. Frank Allen took the Memorial Plaque home to have both Lucy’s and Fern’s names placed on it. It was voted that the group would take a spring trip to St. Agatha to have lunch at the Lakeview Restaurant. This will depend on when, during school spring break, that the bus and driver would be available. It was also decided that the idea of a lower parking lot by the rec room back door was financially not feasible. The women also discussed the purchasing of new window drapes or valances for the room. No decision was made yet. A sympathy card was to be sent to the Milbury family on the death of their mother, Maxine Milbury. The next meeting will be held on April 12 at the recreation room at the West Ridge Manor.
Recreation calendar
Thursday, April 5, the Kindergarten Only Program will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Easton Elementary School. This week’s topic will be Easter. Please be sure your child has a note to stay after school. Friday, April 6, Junior Activities will meet at the Odd Fellow’s Hall from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.  There will be a Senior Citizens’ Easter Party at the West Ridge Manor rec room at 11 a.m. A potluck lunch will be shared by the group. Games and crafts will be provided. There will be an open gym for junior high girls from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Easton Elementary School gym. All are welcome. Saturday, April 7, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt and Community Breakfast at the elementary school. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and the egg hunt will start promptly at 10 a.m. Donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of breakfast. Please bring a basket or bag for your child to collect eggs in. The egg hunt is open to ages second through the sixth grade.  Monday, April 9, Junior Activities will  meet at the  Odd Fellows Hall from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The Senior Nutrition class will meet at the recreation room at the manor. The topic will be “Water, the brain’s favorite drink.” We will do a baked potato bar for lunch, please bring a topping to share with the group. Swimming lessons will depart directly after school and return to the Odd Fellow’s Hall at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, seniors will meet at the manor’s recreation room to exercise at 1 p.m. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Grades 1 through 6 will meet after school at the elementary school for open gym. You may want to send your child with a snack for after school. Please pick up your child by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, senior citizens will attend an all-day event at the University of Maine in Presque Isle for University Day. There are over 36 sessions to choose from through-out the day. Lunch is included. A carpool will depart from the West Ridge Manor parking lot at 8:45 p.m.  Grades 1 through 6 will meet for Cooking Class with Miss Chris, from the Cooperative Extension, from 2:45 until 4:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellow’s Hall. The cost is $2 to help cover the cost of food.
The United Methodist Women have just recently sent a box of goodies and necessities to Cpl. Mark Beaton in Iraq. For those who might want to send him a card, note or maybe a box of something, this is his address:  Cpl. Mark Beaton, (USMC), Marine LNO, 28th. CSH, APO/AE 09348.  I’m sure he would love to hear from someone from home. He has two e-mails: socorebel1984@yahoo.com  and  mark.beaton@iraq.centcom.mil.
The Easton Recreation Department held their annual Winter Carnival back on Kinney Hill this year on March 17, even though the wind was blowing and snow was drifting. The Easton Kiwanis supplied hot-dogs and rolls, desserts and drinks and Bruce Flewelling opened his potato house for warming up. Bruce also drove a snow machine with a large trailer behind to haul the kids to the top of the hill. Because of the wind and lack of snow, the dog team and sled wasn’t able to be there as has been in the past. In the evening many people enjoyed a potluck dinner at the Easton Elementary School which was followed by two basketball games, the mothers against the junior girls basketball team and the fathers against the junior boys. In spite of the weather a good time was had by all.
Visits
Clair and Eldora Carter received a surprise visit from dear friends Connie and Kerry Bartlett of Oakfield.  The Bartletts were in the area on business and spent a short time with the Carters. Kerry was very close to Eldora’s dad,  Perley Porter, and spent all of his spare time on the farm with him when he was younger.
Sympathy
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Maxine Milbury who passed away on Saturday, March 24, at The Aroostook Medical Center. Maxine’s death was a shock to family and friends as her cancer was only detected about two weeks ago. Maxine was a special woman, a loving mother and homemaker, as well as a good farm hand when needed.  She was a devoted member of the Easton Wesleyan Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She loved working in her flowers and people remembered her with beautiful floral bouquets at her funeral. Maxine lost her husband, Eugene Milbury, in 1993. She leaves seven children: Diane Milbury and Colleen Milbury, both of Easton; Michael Milbury, of Mars Hill; Vicki Clark, of Centerville, New Brunswick, Canada; Kim Milbury, of Presque Isle; Lori Gilman, also of Easton;and Gary Milbury of West Boylston, Mass. She also leaves seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren and a sister, Enola Heitman, of Phoenix, Ariz. and a beloved brother-in-law and wife, Marvin and Kate Milbury, of Windham. Funeral services were held at the Easton Wesleyan Church with a  full house. Rev. Matthew Maxwell officiated and Rev. Marvin Milbury spoke for the family. After the service, a time of fellowship and refreshments was held in the church basement. Instead of flowers the family requests that donations in her memory be made to the Easton Wesleyan Church, P.O. Box 15, Easton, ME 04740.
Our sympathy also goes out to the family and friends of a former resident of Easton, Perley Dean, who passed away from kidney cancer at the Maine Medical Center in Portland on Monday, March 26. After being born in Littleton, the family moved to Easton where he and his brother, Glen, grew up and attended school. He graduated from Easton High School, the University of Maine in Orono and from the same University where he received his master’s degree in education. He was married to the former Marilyn Winslow, of Presque Isle, and worked in the school systems of Hodgdon High School, Central Aroostook High School,  Houlton High School and, finally, Presque Isle High School. Perley was a very busy man even after retirement. For several years he was manager of the Northern Maine Fair, an active member of several associations pertaining to education and city clubs, the Presque Isle Historical Society and Kiwanis Club, as well as a member of the Grant Memorial United Methodist Church. He was very active in city affairs until they moved to Westbrook. He will be sorely missed by many. He leaves his wife, Marilyn Dean, of Westbrook; one daughter, Debbie Coito and family, of Yarmouth; two sons and their families: William Dean, of Scarborough; and John Dean, of Gorham; and his brother, Glen Dean, and family, of Madison, Conn. A celebration of his life was held at the Grant Memorial United Methodist Church in Presque Isle on Saturday, March 31. In lieu of flowers, donations to his memory may be made to the Franklin S. Cunningham Scholarship Fund, Care of: Presque Isle Kiwanis Club or to the Presque Isle Historical Society, P.O. Box 285, Presque Isle, ME 04769.