Picnic starts church’s fall season

17 years ago

The Easton Wesleyan Church started their fall season with their annual church picnic last Saturday. There were games for the children, a softball game against the Westfield Baptist Church and lunch. On Sunday, September 8, the Heart Connections, the Women’s Ministry, will be holding a women’s breakfast at 8 a.m. with fun and fellowship as well as a good breakfast.

The Men’s Ministry will be holding a men’s breakfast on Wednesday, September 19, and after that on the third Saturday of each month. There will be a Friend’s Day on September 9, with good music and good preaching, for anyone wishing to attend. There will also be some good, clean fun and Christian fellowship.
The Easton Happy Days Senior Citizens’ Club met for their bi-monthly meeting on August 23 with 14 members present. After the potluck dinner the meeting was opened with the salute to the flag and the singing of “My Country Tis’ of Thee.” The roll call was made with those present: Marie Hewitt, Marjorie Corey, Vera Culling, Mary “Mike” Carter, Ezalee Smith, Nina Trask, Glenice Craig, Edith Fuller, Eldora Carter, Rena Richardson, Dottie Beaton, Lindy Fowler, Joanne Johnson and Arlene Ladner. There was little business but some got the chance to try out the new Canadian rockers that were purchased to replace the old divan. Cards were signed for Elva Patterson, Ethel Knox and Barbara Mahany.  President Marie read a paper with questions that the group tried, not always so successfully, to answer. Cheryl Beaulieu will be the guest speaker for the meeting on September 6. She will be speaking on the Life Line Program.
Joe Carbone of Hartford, Conn., spent a week at home with his mother, Lynn Flewelling, and  her husband, Brian, and family. Joe works for the West Hartford Ins. Co. in Conn. and was home to attend his sister Chelsea Carbone’s wedding which was held in Poland Springs at the Poland Springs Resort. Chelsea married a young man from Easton, Matt Hopkins, so many family members and friends from Easton attended. The bride teaches in the Caribou School District and Matt is a physical therapist at the Veterans’ Hospital there in Caribou. We wish them all the best.
Weekend guests of Kempton and Mona Adams were Mona’s son and wife, Tyler and Astrad Mahaney, of New Gloucester. They came to help Kempton celebrate his 90th birthday.
Richard Parlin recently returned from a vacation fishing trip to northern Quebec. He caught a few 2-pound trout but nothing bigger as it was still too early in the season for the larger ones to come there. Richard has been going there for fishing for a many years now. He found a run-down deserted cabin on the west end of the lake and with the help of Indian friends that he had made, they refurbished the place and now he has a good home away from home. By now he is enjoying a first-time fishing trip to Labador.
Mark and Carol Smith of Portland were recent visitors of his mother, Ezalee Smith, for a few days.
John and Nina Trask, along with Helen King, drove to Saco recently to attend the funeral services of John’s and Helen’s brother, Harry Trask. Karen Hilt and her husband, of Presque Isle, also were there as well as another brother, Oscar Trask and his wife, Joyce, who have been summering at their camp in Shicadihawk, New Brunswick.
Kempton Adams was tendered a 90th birthday party at the home of Hugh and Linda Turner, with a buffet luncheon. Those attending were: Kempton and Mona Adams; Tyler and Astrad Mahaney, of New Gloucester; Claude and Shirley Foren; Susan Lamoreau and son, Aaron; Jean Lamoreau; Marie Hewitt; Holden and Hunter Turner; Bernard Hussey; and the host and hostess. We wish him all the best.
Glenice Craig had friends in on Saturday, Aug. 18, to help her sister, Avis Hume, celebrate her 91st birthday. Those enjoying the evening with ice cream and cake were Bob and Barbara Boulier, of Presque Isle, and Gerald and Vera Shaw. Her nephew, Kevin Nichols, stopped in to wish her a happy one and have some cake and ice cream.
Congratulations to Stephen Hopkins on achieving the highest attainable grade point average for the spring semester at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. We also want to congratulate these other Easton young people who made the honor list at that university, with a grade point average of 3.3 or higher. They were: Amy Barnes, Tyler Bradley, Janelle Desmond, Elizabeth Eberhardt, Jenna Flint, Tessa Ireland and Brandon Marquis. Who says little schools can’t produce excellent students?
Barbara Mahany was taken to the Eastern Maine Medical Center Saturday before last where she was immediately put into the Critical Care Unit. She had not been feeling well for several days and when she started to lose the use of her legs she was put into The Aroostook Medical Center where they decided that she was suffering with Guillain-Barre Syndrom, a very debilitating viral affliction. She was sent directly to Bangor. Barbara is, as of this writing, completely paralyzed and is not able to speak or swallow. They have told her that recovery is very likely but that it will take some time.
Ethel Knox has also been a patient at the Presque Isle hospital but is now in the rehabilitation section of the Presque Isle health care facility.
Elva Patterson has been taken to Cary Medical Hospital in Caribou and put in the Intensive Care Unit. She has been in ill health for several months now.
Our sympathy goes out to Helen King and her family and John Trask and his family on the death of their brother, Harry Trask, of Lyman.  Harry, 82, passed away at the Southern Maine Medical Center on August 16. He was the son of Warren and Katie Trask and attended the Easton schools, graduating from Easton High School. Harry entered the United States Navy Air Corps after graduation and was a radio operator on the PBY’s in the South Pacific. After the service he graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agronomy. He worked in the agriculture business in one degree or another all his life, in Cumberland County, Aroostook County and in Massachusetts. He also worked for the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. He leaves his wife of 61 years, Edna Trask, of Lyman; a son, Alan and family of Ft. Collins, Colo.; and three daughters: Sara Perny and family of Maitland, Fla.; Debra Greene and family of Belmont, Mass.; and Donna Hanscom and family of West Swanzey, N.H. He will be missed by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held in Saco and burial will be at a later date in Veterans’ Cemetery in Augusta.