Historical Society meets June 21

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 Historical Society to meet
Please note that a correction has been made, and the Salmon Brook Historical Society will be holding their quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 21, at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. There will be a potluck supper followed by a business meeting. The Barbershoppers will be providing entertainment after the meeting. Please bring a main dish, salad, dessert or rolls and your place setting. Bring a friend, all are welcome.

Birthdays and anniversaries
Belated birthday wishes go out to Linnea Miller and Debbie Levesque. Those celebrating birthdays this week include: Harold Easler, Mallory Martin, Lexie Miller, Brenda Clayton, William Merchant, Madison Ziegler, Blake Willett, Robert MacDonald, Zach Dow, Lareah Longley, Ethan Pendexter, Michael Ericson,  Alisha Griswald, Glen Turner, Alan Flanagin, Julie Turner, Cyndi Lyon, Sean Libby, Jennifer Thompson, Cheri-Lynn Boedecker, Tom Humphrey, Tina St. John,  Heidi Dumont, Jason Clark, Allen Milton, Barb Porter, Michael Ericson and Niki Beaulieu.
Belated anniversary wishes go out to Garry and Candy Pangburn. Those celebrating anniversaries this week include: Rod and Delma Emery, Ward and Christine Turner, Jim and Roxanne Cray, Everett and Susan Merchant, John and Bobby Jo Drost, A. John and Debbie Drost, Graydon and Nan Buckingham, Russ and Gail Woodman, Snuffy and Joyce Pinette, and Doug and Vicki Conley.
Coming events/reminders
Friendly CoOp’s scheduled delivery will be held on Friday, June 15. For further information, e-mail bunny@ainop.com or telephone Brenda at 455-8421.
Tuesdays are Bingo Nights at the Trail Runners clubhouse starting at 7 p.m. The games are open to those ages 16 and older, and there is one setup fee of $12 for an evening’s worth of fun. Snacks will also be available for purchase.
Members of the Oscar Dow Post 48 of the American Legion will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at their meeting house on Berce Street.
The town of Washburn now has the stickers needed to register ATVs, and they will have an expiration date of June 30, 2008. Fees include: resident renewal-$34, new resident-$35 and non-resident-$70.
Ladies of the United Methodist Women’s group will be meeting at the Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center on Wednesday, June 13, at 6 p.m. and this will be their last meeting until September.
The Salmon Brook Historical Society will be holding their quarterly meeting on Monday, June 21, at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. There will be a potluck supper followed by a business meeting. The Barbershoppers will be providing entertainment after the meeting. Please bring a main dish, salad, dessert or rolls and your place setting. Bring a friend, all are welcome.
Members of the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group in Washburn meet each Monday at the Washburn Trail Runners at the cost $24 per year and $1 per week. For further information, contact Kathi Plante at 455-8320 or Birdina Cochran at 455-8353.
Rec Center notes
The summer programs for the Rec Center will be starting on June 18 and anyone not receiving a booklet on the various programs may contact Marcie at 455-4959. Activities range from baseball teams, T-ball, cooking, arts and crafts, ultimate games, scrapbooking, basketball and soccer. Events include Friday Field Trips, County Fun Day, swimming lessons and even ice skating.
The Cooking Program is being held at the Washburn Rec Center from Monday, June 18 through Thursday, June 21. Grades 1-2 will be there from 8 to 9 a.m., grades 3-4 will have the kitchen from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and grades 5-8 will work from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
On Monday, June 18, there will be Major League baseball at Fort Fairfield at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, June 19, there will be Junior Girls at Fort Fairfield at 1 p.m.
On Wednesday, June 20, there will be Major League baseball vs. Mars Hill at 5:30 p.m., and T-ball will go from 6 to 6:45 p.m.
There will be no summer lunch program at Washburn due to the fact that we did not meet the qualifications set by the state in order to participate in this program. It is hoped that Washburn will be able to qualify next year.
For any further information on Rec Center programs, contact Marcie Barbarula at 455-4959.
Vacation Bible School
The Perham Baptist Church will be holding their VBS from Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 22, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Youth ages 4 years through grade 8 are invited to attend, and anyone needing a ride may phone Don Thompson at 455-8218.
The Bible school theme is ‘Rescue Zone,’ and those attending will enjoy games, stories, puppets, snacks, skits and lot of fun. The closing program will be held at the Perham church on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m.
Father’s Day BBQ
Members of the First Baptist Church of Washburn will be holding a special barbeque at the church on Sunday, June 17. Their Sunday service is  held from 11 a.m. to noon, and following the service, they will begin serving lunch. The menu will consist of hotdogs, hamburgers and fresh fiddleheads, along with freshly caught trout.
All are welcome to come and join the fun, renewing old friendships and meeting new friends. Pastor of the church is Clark Jalbert, and rumor has it he’s also responsible for catching the trout.
Boy Scouts in the news  
Stephen Kinney recently earned his way into Boy Scouts from Webelos and has recently joined the ranks of Troop 177. He was welcomed into the troop and was presented the troop neckerchief and slide, the Boy Scout handbook and his Eagle Patrol patch.
The Scouts from Troop 177 attended the Spring Camporee for the Northstar District, a three-day event which was held at North Caribou Park last month. Washburn Scouts who attended were: Josh Flagg, Nicholas Gumprecht, Kegan Page, Jared Reed, Daniel Roy, Bryan Schurman, Curtis Thompson and Adam Wilcox. Also attending were adult leaders Don Wilcox, Greg Page and Ron Rand who came in for a stop-by visit, and Scoutmaster Larry Harrison.
Scouts took several awards in various categories including: second place in Mystery, Enemy Camp, Gas Attack and Satellite Scramble. Their apple cobbler for the Iron Chef competition took third place as well as a third-place award for the Agent Rescue event.
The boys took first place in the Laser Gauntlet, and the troop received the coveted first-place standing for Best Campsite. This award noted that it was the best campsite for the entire weekend and noted that it was more than evident that it was a ‘boy-run’ campsite, well run, covering everything from setup, sanitation, scouting needs and take-down activities.
New addition to salon
Tru Designs has recently added a new feature to the beauty shop, and it has been one that has been requested by patrons for some time. Melissa Jackson has been hired as a nail technician, and her skills include free-hand nail art, manicuring, pedicure skills and acrylic nails. Melissa is a recent graduate of Pierre’s School of Cosmetology and was encouraged to get her nail technician license by her sister-in-law, Kristie Drost, owner of Tru Designs. She is also skilled in foot and leg as well as hand and arm massages, and will be a full-time technician at the salon, working from Tuesdays through Saturdays.
There will be special features to welcome Melissa to the business, including: half-off pedicures, fills and the full sets for the month of June. Drost and Jackson want residents to feel free to stop by the salon and meet Melissa as well as check out the services available. The salon also has the book by William Tasker, and photos by Robin Drost entitled “The Pioneer Homes of Washburn, Maine” available for purchase.
Melissa lives in Westfield with her husband, Adam, and daughter, Jayden, and she is looking forward to working in the Washburn area and making some new friends.
Honor Society adds members
April Flagg, National Honor Society advisor for Washburn District High School, recently announced that new members have been inducted into the National Honor Society. They include: Troy Wilcox, Jon Silber, Nolan Gagnon, Alex Morrow, Steven Pesut, Sara Davis, Kelsee McLaughlin, Sally Reed, Alex Bird, Kelsey King, Kristen Goupile and Erica McDougall.