Families go home for the holidays

15 years ago

   Ruth Ladner of Berlin, Germany, flew home to spend a long Christmas holiday with her mother, Arlene Ladner.
   Phil and Andrea of Bowdion, spent several days over the weekend with her parents, Everett and Gaye Cronkite. Their daughters, Kate, who is a student at the University of Maine at Orono, and Morgan, joined them later.  Phil and Andrea left for home Friday morning but the girls stayed on a little longer.

   Wayne and Nola Pendexter traveled to Brunswick to spend Thanksgiving with their daughter, Patti and family. Also enjoying the day with them were: their son, David and wife, Stacey, and children, Marc and Gabby; son, Ryan and wife, Hollie, of Bangor; and another daughter, Robyn, and husband, Chris, and their son, C.J., of Northboro, Mass.  It was a real family gathering.
   Michelle Osgood, from the University of Maine at Orono, and her brother, Michael, and his wife, Anna, of Enid, Oklahoma, spent their Christmas vacation with their mother and father, Tom and Ann Osgood.
   Judy and Jim White, of Saco, spent a few days with their daughter and husband, Kim and Tim Embleton and family, enjoying the Christmas Day family time.
   Jay Winger made a recent visit, by phone, with his mother, Loris Allen, several days ago. This is Jay’s second tour of Iraq and he told his mother that he could hardly believe the difference he found when he got there. He said everything was so much improved and that the food was great, which evidently pleased him very much.

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


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    This is all that remains of the 100(+)-year-old home of Bernard and the late Gretchen Hussey and their family. The Sunday-morning blaze was hard-fought by five fire departments who were hampered somewhat by the severe cold. Bernie and Gretchen lived in this home for more that 50 years.



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    CITIZENS gathered at Easton Elementary School for the last public meeting on the possible consolidation of Easton, Mars Hill, Bridgewater and Washburn schools. These are the people who have been working diligently to make sense of the whole deal. From left: Tom Osgood, a member of the Easton Reorganization Planning Committee; Greg Day, of Mars Hill, a part of Mars Hill’s Planning Committee; and Jake Clockedile – formerly of Mars Hill now of Old Orchard – who was picked by the joint committees to be the facilitator for the school departments. Beside Clockedile are other Easton Committee members David Hopkins, Norman Trask and Mike Corey; Mike McIntosh, of Washburn; and Todd Grass, of Mars Hill.



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    Tom Osgood, a member of the Reorganization Planning Committee for the town of Easton, speaks at the last public meeting at the elementary school on what the Committee has found in the way of the latest information on reorganization of the Easton, Mars Hill, Bridgewater and Washburn schools.