Washburn welcomes newewst officer to police force

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Guidry joins police department

    Washburn’s newest full-time member of the police department is Officer Roy Guidry Jr., and he was welcomed to the force by Washburn Town Manager Bev Turner and Washburn’s Police Chief Doug Conroy. 

    Guidry was born and raised in New Orleans and moved to Maine in 1988. He currently lives in Presque Isle with his family, and is looking forward to serving the residents of Washburn.

Birthdays and anniversaries

    This is the first set of birthday and anniversary wishes for the New Year, 2010, and starting the season off is Francis Powers, Brandon Farley, Alex Bird, Marie Drost, Tyler Paradis, JoAnn Bragg, Sandy Dahlgren, Jay Blackstone, Tony Sellars, Joanna Pike, Kristie Kelley, Scott Whipkey, Chris McCoy, Loren Johnson, Maurice White Jr., Robbie Helstrom, Tyler Boyd, Deborah Tarr, Diane DuMont, Nicholas White, Lacey Archer, Roger Connolly, Don Thompson Sr., Michaela Bragg, Gaynel Tilley, Michelle Pinette, Aaron Kofstad, Amy O’Donnell, Elizabeth Kofstad, Penny Richardson, Scott Huntley, Kathy McCarty, Edna Sherburne, Ivan Boyce, Katherine Bragg and Ricky Cannon.
    Special anniversary wishes go out to Willie and Judy Drost, Jim and Debbie LeClair, Gary and Laurie Blackstone and Larry and Marlene Whipkey.

Local holiday time schedules

    Food boxes are being put up each Tuesday from 8 a.m.-noon at the Washburn Food Pantry on Trafton Street. The next scheduled date is Tuesday, Jan. 5. The January boxes will be put up only until current food supplies are gone.
    Please note that there will be no Rotary meeting in Washburn Wednesday, Dec. 30 due to the holiday season.
    On Thursday, Dec. 31, the Trailrunners will be holding a silent auction starting at 5 p.m. and will also include a free supper which will be open to the public. Please take notice that the 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday breakfasts at the clubhouse on Station Road will be starting up Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010.
    Lidstone Memorial United Methodist Church would like to invite the public to a prayer vigil Thursday, Dec. 31 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at the church. Come in anytime between those hours and stay for as long as you like. There will be several prayer stations set up and self directed prayer guides available for your use. The focus of the vigil is for the leaders of the world, the leaders of our local communities and schools and for the leaders of our local churches. What better way can you think of to start a new year then by spending some time in directed prayer with our Lord.
    Washburn schools closed for vacation at noon Wednesday, Dec. 23, and classes will resume Monday, Jan. 4.
    The Washburn Town Offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 in observance of New Year’s Day and reopen Monday, Jan. 4 at 7 a.m. The next scheduled Washburn Town Council meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center.

TOPS program

    TOPS of Washburn recently held its annual Christmas program, and will be soon be resuming its regular meetings on each Monday of the month. They will begin weigh-ins at 4:15 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 5:25 p.m. and go for about one hour. This group is not only a diet plan, but a support group for any other diet programs, and the group has an “Open Door Policy” with new members, as well as all others welcome.

Rec Center calendar/activities

    On Thursday, Dec. 31, there will be a trip to the Caribou Cinemas to watch “Alvin and the Chipmunks.” This is open to grades K-8 and the bus leaves Washburn at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 12:15 p.m.
    Marcie will be extending the basketball program for the elementary students one additional week after school reopens Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 with K-4 playing Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Grades K-2 will play on Tuesday night from 6:30-7:15 p.m. and grades 3-4 play on Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m. In mid-January, grades 5-6 boys and girls travel basketball will begin. If you didn’t receive the registration form for this event, contact Marcie at 455-4959.

Cruise to Bermuda

    Birdina Cochran and Carol Hodde have returned home from a busy and beautiful time in Bermuda. They drove to Boston and boarded the Norwegian Spirit for a grand seven-day cruise among the many islands in Bermuda.
    They spent three days touring and shopping in Bermuda and enjoyed the beautiful coral pink beaches and the tours of the various nearby islands. The local “taxi tours” were enjoyable during visiting the islands that were connected by roadways.
    They enjoyed their stay in the ship and beautiful cabins complete with free styling cruising. All they had to pay extra for was their souvenirs. The girls, of course, brought home souvenirs and many very special memories. They found the sailing perfect with no rough seas either coming or going.
    This was the first cruise for both Birdina and Carol, but likely not the last for either of them.

Senior citizen’s event

    Nearly two dozen senior citizens gathered at the Washburn Rec Center for a fun and special holiday lunch. The Washburn group was joined by some Easton seniors and they enjoyed a full buffet line of great food including turkey, stuffing and gravy.
    Washburn Recreation Director Marcie Barbarula and Easton’s Recreation Director Hillary Trainer and bus driver all joined in the meal which featured everything from potato salad, egg salad, cranberry sauce, pickles, olives and many offerings of bread, rolls, squares, cakes, and other desserts along with ginger ale, coffee and tea.
    The lucky winner of the door prize of some homemade apple jelly was Drusilla Turner.
    Those attending included Glenna Bragg, Charlene Maynard, Anita Tarr, Marian Turner, Gwen Bragg, Drusilla Turner, Norma Baker, Evelyn Woodman, Glenna Ewing, Wilda Goodall, Arlene Cole, Bern Rossignol, Barb McLaughlin, Sylvia Wardwell, Jeanne Adams, Margaret Barker, Falicia Rossignol, Ezalee Smith, Nina Trask, Margaret Adams, Rena Richardson, Glenice Craig and Arlene Ladner.

Deadline fast approaching

    All dogs 6 months old or older must be registered in the municipality where the dog is kept by Jan. 1. Dogs can be registered for the year 2010 at the Washburn Town Office and the Perham Town Office during regular business hours and by appointment at Wade’s Town Clerk’s residence by phoning 455-8686. Please be sure and bring the spaying or neutering certificates if applicable, last year’s registration and a current rabies vaccination certificate. The cost for registration is $6 for dogs spayed or neutered and $11 for those that are not.
    Also at both Washburn and Perham, the Town Offices have a good supply of winter coats for free for all ages. Be sure and stop in during regular business hours. Perham hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Washburn hours are from 7-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m.-noon.

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

 

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    WASHBURN’S NEWEST full-time police officer, Roy H. Guidry, center, is welcomed to the community by Washburn Town Manager Bev Turner and Police Chief Doug Conroy.

 

 

 

 

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    LADIES FROM SENIOR CITIZEN GROUPS in both Washburn and Easton got together to enjoy a special holiday luncheon Friday, Dec. 18 at the Washburn Rec Center. Those attending included Glenna Bragg, Charlene Maynard, Anita Tarr, Marian Turner, Gwen Bragg, Drusilla Turner, Norma Baker, Evelyn Woodman, Glenna Ewing, Wilda Goodall, Arlene Cole, Bern Rossignol, Barb McLaughlin, Sylvia Wardwell, Jeanne Adams, Margaret Barker, Falicia Rossignol, Ezalee Smith, Nina Trask, Margaret Adams, Rena Richardson, Glenice Craig and Arlene Ladner.