Cyrs take part in invitational art show

15 years ago

Local artists in show
  The art show is Skyline Farm’s Third Annual Invitational Art Exhibit and Sale and took place at Skyline Farm Carriage Museum located in North Yarmouth. Local Washburn artists, Gene and Deb Cyr, were invited to participate in the show entitled “Fertile Ground,” 

featuring Maine artists whose works represent Maine’s open spaces and rural landscapes. The Cyrs were the only representatives from Aroostook who were invited. Knowing the talent that is in the County, both were humbled by the experience.
     The works of Debra and Gene Cyr are inspired by Maine’s rural character where nature is the true artist, with the human artist trying to capture what is laid out before them in the vast outdoors of our area.
     Debra Cyr is a two-time winner of the State of Maine Photo Contest, and won an honorable mention award along with being a first-place winner.
  Gene Cyr is a five-time winner in the State of Maine Photo Contest and holds two honorable mention titles, along with three first-place awards.
     The art show runs through Oct. 19, and is a charitable affair, with each artist donating one piece of their work for a silent auction. Each artist is allowed five pieces of art for showing, with a percentage of each piece sold going to the Skyline Farm Museum. This assists them in funding the many educational and recreational programs sponsored by the museum.
  Those celebrating birthdays this week include: Krista Doody, Andy White, Mark Regan, Betty Umphrey, James Rowbotham, Meagan Bouchard, Jazmine Bragdon, Boyd Johnson, Aidan Churchill, Mimi Rossignol, Rebecca Sperrey, Rodney Bouchey, Chris Tupper, Todd Hitchcock, Jody McNeal, Russell Scott, Lucky Bragg, Scott Ireland, Wade McLaughlin, Scott Bennett, Vicki Griswald, Geneva Boyce, Heather Ingersoll, Ivan Corey, James Cray, Barbara McLaughlin, Jean Gabourie, Shayla Enman, Nykita Emery, Pam Haley, Sharon Burchett, Noah Farley, Becky Doody, Daniel Abbot and Joey Brinkman.
  Special anniversary wishes go out to: Scott and Jennifer Olson, Dan and Shannon Olson, Nick and Andrea Pesut, Jerome and Erika Churchill, Darin and Heather Pesut, Frank and Beth Long.
Town notes

     The Washburn Town Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the lunch hour from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and open Fridays from 7 a.m. until noon.
    There are plenty of Property Tax and Rent Refund application forms available at the Town Office.
  The date has passed for the removal of decorations at the area cemeteries. Please be sure and check if you still have items in place. There are many flags, artificial flowers, as well as other items, and they will be there for a few more days. For further information, contact Adam Doody at the Town Office at 455-8485.
    On Saturday, Oct. 18, there will be a rabies clinic held at the Washburn Civic Center from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The fees for dogs are: Rabies $8, Distemper/Parvo $9 and Lepto 4 $9. Fees for cats are Rabies $10, Feline Leukemia $16, and Distemper $9. The rabies certificate must be presented in order to register your dog. For further information, contact Anne Carter at 455-8485.           Dogs, ages 6 months or older must be registered in the municipality where the dog is kept by Jan. 1 of each year. Dogs can be registered any time after Wednesday, Oct. 15, for the coming year, 2009. You’ll need to bring last year’s dog license, a rabies vaccination certificate and spaying or neutering certificate if you have one. Registration fees are $6 for dogs that are spayed or neutered and $11 for those that are not. A $25 late fee can be charged for any dogs not registered by Feb. 1, 2009.
  The Salmon Brook Historical Society will be holding their quarterly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Washburn Civic Center at 6 p.m. There will be a potluck supper followed by a business meeting. Please bring a main dish or dessert and a place setting. Bring your friends and neighbors. All are welcome.
    Imagine, only a few short days remaining before the beginning of the month of October! The Washburn Rotary calendars are still available, and the month of October page features the Washburn Volunteer Fire Department. There are five photos featuring snapshots from various events, musters and parades. Be sure and get your copy. Also be sure and check an upcoming issue of the Star-Herald for fire department photos during the Fire Awareness month of October.
  TOPS will be meeting each Monday at the Washburn Trailrunners clubhouse, starting with weigh-in at 4:15 p.m. and the meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For further information, contact Birdena Cochran at 455-8353.   
    After Monday, Sept. 29, there will be coats in many different sizes, colors and designs. Anyone needing a winter coat is urged to stop by the Washburn Town Office to view them and take one home.
    On Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Washburn Beavers ATV Club will hold a meeting at the clubhouse on Gould St.
Rec Center news
  On Thursday, Sept. 25, there will be soccer game for grades 3- 4 at Ashland, with the bus leaving at 4:30 p.m.  Also on the 25th, there will be practice for grades 5-6 soccer from 6 to 7 p.m.
  On Friday, Sept. 26, there will be a movie at the Rec Center for grades K-4 from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m.
  On Saturday, Sept. 27, grades 5-6 soccer team will participate in a Round Robin match at Madawaska.
  On Monday, Sept. 29, there will be men’s basketball at the high school gym from 6:30 to 0 p.m.
  On Tuesday, Sept. 30, there will be a soccer game for grades K-2 at Ashland. The bus will be leaving Washburn at 4:30 p.m. for the 5:30 p.m. game.
Perham notes
  On Saturday, Oct. 18, the town of Perham will be hosting their first ever rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This event will be open to Perham residents only, and only rabies shots will be provided.
  Veterinarian, Dr. Michael Wolland, will be administrating the shots to both cats and dogs, and is donating his time with all proceeds going to the Central Aroostook Humane Society. Keep in mind that dog owners need to have a current rabies certificate in order to license their dogs. Michele McLaughlin will be on hand to register dogs as well.
     The Perham Recreation and Events Committee will be holding a bake sale at the same time and place. Lots of homemade goodies, including cookies and other sweets. Coffee or juice will also be available for patrons to purchase, with all proceeds from the bake sale going to the Salmon Lake Trail fund.
   If interest is high and the clinic is supported by animal owners in Perham, it may continue next year with other immunizations provided as well. For further information on the clinic, phone the Perham Town Office at 455-5887.

    Christie Cochran is the correspondent for Washburn, Wade and Perham. She can be reached at 455-8034 or 


ImagePhoto courtesy of Christie Cochran
    DEBRA CYR stands with five pieces of art she and her husband, Gene Cyr, have on display as part of Skyline Farm’s Third Annual Invitational Art Exhibit and Sale and took place at Skyline Farm Carriage Museum located in North Yarmouth.



Photo courtesy of Glenice HuntleyImage
    SPECIAL BIRTHDAY — R. Carlton Huntley celebrated his 93rd birthday on August 23 and enjoyed hearing from old and new friends with birthday cards, phone calls and visits to his Sherman home. Carlton and his wife Arlene have served in Christian ministry since 1949 when they held church services and Sunday School at Bethel Baptist Church in Stacyville. They also served at various churches in northern Maine with Sunday Schools and daily Vacation Bible Schools, plus worked with children at Camp Go Tell in Washburn. He has served as pastor of Monarda Calvary Baptist Church in Silver Ridge since 1964. He and Arlene would be happy to have post-birthday visitors and messages.