Methodist women plan Christmas sale

17 years ago

The Easton United Methodist Women held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14., in the church dining area with eight members present. The meeting was called early so that work could be done to set up for the Christmas Sale on Saturday. Devotions were led by Dottie Beaton with the reading of the Purpose and the word for the month is ‘quiet.’

A prayer list was made and a special prayer said for those on it. The quilt report was given by Freda Dionne who told the group that there were three large quilts and eight baby ones. More came in after lunch for the sale. A quilt was donated to the group by Winston “Satch” Howlett that he had won on a raffle and was too large for his bed. Under Community Service, the group helped feed the firemen and law enforcement men and their wives and girlfriends, one member drove a citizen to the hospital for an appointment, one member is collecting  for “Coats for Kids” and they all recycle. Thank-you letters were read from the Salvation Army for a former donation, and the Presque Isle Rehab and Nursing Center and a letter was read from The Aroostook Medical Center about the Lights of Life and what they represent and also an invitation to join others for the lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. It was voted to give a Thanksgiving basket to someone who was in need in the town and they made up the cookie list for next month and spoke of other gifts that may be needed. A bag lunch was enjoyed along with dessert. After lunch, the group set up for the Christmas Sale. Those present were: Dottie Beaton, Marie Hewitt, Marjorie Corey, Lindy Fowler, Avis Hume, Glenice Craig, Freda Dionne, and Eldora Carter.
The Easton American Legion Post 187 held their meeting at the Odd Fellows Hall on Monday, Nov. 12, with 10 members and three guest present. District Commander Chuck Williams of Post 15, Caribou, spoke to the group, encouraging them to continue with their meetings and Legion business. Other guests were: Carl McGlaughlin of Post 88, Presque Isle; and Rodrick Collins, of Post 118, Mars Hill. Members present were: Commander Robert Clark, Treasurer Hayward Ames, Secretary James Ireland, Roland Michaud, Rick Brown, Jeff Larsen, Duncan Beaton, Clair Carter, Paul Mullen and Bernard Hussey. It was voted to hold a Christmas party on Dec. 10, with a potluck supper at the Odd Fellows Hall. The next meeting will be on February 11, 2008. All Legionnaires are encouraged to attend.
Just a note: If you haven’t been approached to sign the petition going around to try to have this school consolidation vote rescinded and you want to sign it, please find Ellen Trask, Paul Dudley, Randy Bacon or Duncan Beaton and sign it. They cannot hit all the houses in town but this is a very important petition. You must be a registered voter and a citizen of Easton and concerned about loosing our schools, students and buildings and local control.

A surprise retirement party was held at the Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center in Presque Isle on Nov. 2, for Easton’s retiring Road Commissioner Paul DeMerchant. Paul has held that position for 21 years and is now anxious to get to hunting and fishing. Those attending were: his wife, Liana; Town Manager Jackie Bradley; Town Clerk Cheryl Clark; Selectmen Mike Corey, Paul Dudley, Doug Blackstone, Bruce Flewelling and Scott Allen; and the selectmen’s spouses, Dottie Dudley, Barbara Blackstone, Valerie Flewelling and Rebecca Allen; also Mike’s son, Jeremy Corey; the new road commissioner, Robert Clark; and the new addition to the road crew, Matthew Pelletier and his wife, Chantal.  Also there to honor their father were his sons, Herb, and Chris and his wife, Kayt, and children, Ethan, Jacob, and Ava.

Larry Nichols and daughter, Mackenzie, of Falmouth, spent the weekend before last with his mother, Glenice Craig. He also visited with his aunt, Avis Hume. Larry came to Easton so that he could attend the play, “Fiddler on the Roof” put on at Presque Isle. His niece, Page Nichols, had a part in it and he didn’t want to miss that.
Herb DeMerchant and his boys, Dillan and Nathan, of South Portland, were in Easton recently so that Herb could attend the surprise retirement party for his father, Paul DeMerchant. Herb’s wife had to work and couldn’t accompany them for the special occasion.
Chris DeMerchant, his wife, Kayt, and children, Ethan, Jacob, and Ava, of Turner, were in town week before last to also attend his father, Paul’s, retirement party.

Easton Rec calendar
Wednesday, Nov. 21 – There will be an all day field trip departing at 8:40 a.m. for rollerskating, movies and lunch. The cost is $6.50 plus your child’s lunch out. The bus will return to the hall at 3:15 p.m. Children in ECP and kindergarten must be accompanied by an adult.
Monday, Nov. 26 – Seniors nutrition will take place at the manor in the recreation room at 11a.m. After-school program will be card making at the hall from 2:45-4:30 p.m. Open to grades 1 and up.
Tuesday, Nov. 27 – After-School Program – a Countdown to Christmas Project at the hall from 2:45-4:30 p.m. Open to grades 1 and up.
Wednesday, Nov. 28 – Junior activities at the hall from 9:30-11 a.m. Senior exercise at the manor at 1 p.m.

    Eldora Carter is the correspondent for Easton. She can be reached at 488-5961.