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Family trips
   Those people from away who came to Easton to wish Marjorie Corey a very happy 80th birthday included: her granddaughter, Tammy Barnes Gates and her husband, Matthew, of Cinncinatti, Ohio; Prudy Corey Berry, of Alton; Kempton and Julie Bradbury, of Corrina; Pauline Post and daughter Patty, and granddaughter, Melissa, of Lower Kentore, New Brunswick; and Margaret White of Somerville, New Brunswick.

   Dottie and Duncan Beaton left for a 10-day cruise to the Carribean last Thursday. This is a birthday present Duncan got for Dottie. They drove to Massachusetts to stay with Dottie’s brother-in-law overnight before flying to join their cruise. We wish them happy sailing.
   The Carter family home was the scene of a family reunion, sort of, when Clair’s brother, Robert and companion, Lorna Plourde, of South Berwick, and sisters, Nina and her husband. Jim Weir, of Enfield, Conn., and Judy Heath, of Patten, came together for supper and a long evening of reminiscing and laughter.  Bob and Lorna spent the night with his daughter, Diane and Rick Collins, in Presque Isle, and the rest stayed overnight with Eldora and Clair. Bob and Lorna also called on friends and family that day in Presque Isle and returned home the next day. The Weirs returned to Patten to stay a couple of more days before driving home.
   There will be an installation service and party for the new Easton postmaster, Sharon Crane, on Friday, Nov. 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the Easton Odd Fellows Hall on the Station Road. The oath of office will be administered by Susan Mills, manager, Post Office Operations for the U.S. Postal Service, District of Maine. Dale Nason, lay minister from the Christ Gospel Church in Presque Isle, will perform the invocation and benediction. Sharon has been in postal work for the past 10 years, starting as a rural carrier associate in Fort Fairfield. She has held several different positions over the years in postal work, the last being an officer in charge at the Easton Post Office after the retirement of Postmaster Polly Lockhart.
  Don’t forget! Tomorrow the town of Easton is holding an open house to thank long-time employee Bernard Hussey for his 21 years of service, planting flowers and tending them, mowing grass, keeping the sidewalks cleared and many other tasks that came up. The time will be from 3: to 6 p.m. at the Town Office.
   We welcome Ray Long and his wife, Suzanne, back to Easton. Ray and Suzanne, several years ago, purchased what was once called the Foster home and restored it back to its original style. Shortly after the restoration was made and the Longs were out for dinner, the house caught fire and burned. Recently the Longs have returned to Easton where they purchased the home of Robin and the late John Fowler on the Mahany Road. We’re glad their back!
   Loretta Brown has been hospitalized at The Aroostook Medical Center for several days after suffering falls at her apartment in Leisure Gardens. She didn’t break any bones but bruised herself up considerably.  By now she may have been moved to a nursing home in Eagle Lake because there are no vacancies in either Mars Hill or Presque Isle.  
   Arlene Mullen celebrated her birthday on Halloween, and knowing her husband, Paul, there was probably a Halloween trick in the celebration. The Wippermans, George and Lillian, celebrated their wedding anniversary on Halloween also. Today is Dick Barker’s birthday, Kevin and Nancy Nichols’ daughter, Ashley Nichols’, as well as her uncle Larry Nichols’ birthday. Daren Green celebrates his birthday today and Alta and Ed Rattray celebrate their wedding anniversary. We say best wishes to all.
   Our sympathy goes out to Maurice “Ted” Lint on the death of his wife, Ruth Lint, of Mars Hill and Easton.  Ruth, who was 74, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at a Bangor Health Care facility after a long stretch of ill health. She was the daughter of Clarence and Mildred MacPherson and a graduate of the Bridgewater High School, Class of 1954.  She was a devoted member of the Easton Pentecostal Church and very much enjoyed painting and knitting. She is survived by her husband, Ted, whom she married in 1972, one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Diane MacPherson, of Evansville, Ind., two daughters and a son-in-law, Nina and Ernest Ladner, of Bowdoin, and Kimberly Cumming of Richmond. She also leaves two stepsons, Jeffrey and Wanda Lint of New Denmark, New Brunswick, and Todd and Teresa Lint of South Pittsburg, Tenn.; two brothers, John and Betty MacPherson of Bellingham, Mass., and the Rev. Howard and Jean MacPherson of Bridgewater; one sister, Reta and Harlan Hersey of Bridgewater; as well as 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She leaves several aunts and uncles including a special uncle, the Rev. Clair MacPherson of Waxahachie, Texas. Funeral services were held at the Easton Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Andrew DeRier officiating. Interment was in the Pine Tree Cemetery, in Easton. A time of fellowship and remembrance was held after the services at the church. Those who wish to contribute to the memory of Ruth, may do so to: Ronald McDonald House, 654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401.
Hussey retirement party
    The town of Easton will be hosting an open house for Bernard Hussey on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Town Office, celebrating his retirement after 21 years of service. Bernard’s commitment to the upkeep of town facilities, flower gardens, park areas and recycling area has been extraordinary. Bernard is, to us, a very special person and we invite you come in and wish him well and thank him for all those years of dedicated service to The town and residents of Easton.
Weight Watchers class
    There has been interest in starting a Weight Watchers class again in the community. Classes will meet on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening depending on what is best for the group. Meetings last for 12 weeks and the $145 fee covers classes and materials.  If you are interested in being involved please drop a check off to the Town Office made out to Weight Watchers. We need 15 paid members before we can begin.
Easton Rec calendar
    Wednesday, Nov. 5 – Junior activities at the hall from 9:30-11 a.m. This program is up to children ages 2 through ECP students. Senior exercise at 1 p.m. at the manor recreation room. Gymnastics class after school until 4 p.m. at the hall.  
    Thursday, Nov. 6 – Seniors’ breakfast for lunch at the hall at 11 a.m. Please bring $2 to help cover the cost of food. “Come and Play” after school at the hall from 2:45-4:30 p.m.  
    Friday, Nov. 7 – Junior activities at the hall from 9:30-11 a.m. Senior’s Thanksgiving decorating at 11:15 a.m. in the recreation room at the manor. Please bring an item for the salad bar. Field trip to the Caribou theatre to see “High School Musical 3.” The bus will depart from the hall at 2:45 p.m. and return to the hall at approximately 5:45 p.m. The cost is $5 for a ticket, popcorn and soda.   
    Monday, Nov. 10 – Junior activities at the hall from 9:30-11 a.m. Senior nutrition class at 11 a.m. in the recreation room at the manor. The cost is $2 towards the cost of food. Jewelry making after school until 4:30 p.m. at the hall. The cost is $3 to make a necklace.  
    Tuesday , Nov. 11 –  Veteran’s Day – No recreation activities.
    Wednesday, Nov. 12 – Senior exercise at 1 p.m. at the manor recreation room. Gymnastics class after school until 4 p.m. at the hall.

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


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    Easton Senior citizens enjoyed taking a leaf-peeping trip on Saturday, Oct. 11, to Ashland for lunch and on to Oxbow where they spent some time in a very nice gift shop. Twenty-three seniors and the bus driver, Dellas Adams, enjoyed the trip. In the group were: Pat Schribner, Eldora Carter, Arlene Ladner, Nina Trask, Elizabeth Martin, Rena Richardson, Joann Johnson, Marie Hewitt, Ezalee Smith, John Trask, Lois Ladner, Paula Clark, Regina Thomas, Glenice Craig, Ida Doak, Vera Cullins, Jerry and Vera Shaw, Liana and Paul DeMerchant, Lindy Fowler, Margery Niblet and Helen King.





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    SPECIAL THANKS TO LESLIE Ferris for hosting Survivor Day 2008. Here a "tribe" poses, including: Miranda McLean, Paige Flewelling, Brandon Hafford, Blake Bradley, Lydia Ferris, Josh Gilman, Kasey Getchell (counselor), Alexis Hayes and Emma Bonner.



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    During the first day of harvest recess the Easton Recreation Department had a ‘Survivor Day.’ Pictured here showing off their structure are: Alexis Pelkey, Ashley Cowley, Alexandra Allen, Wilder Mitchell, Hannah Ferris, Cecelia Ferris, Matthew Poole, Alyssa Beaton and Logan Embelton.