Bears compete in first-ever soccer final

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Bears compete in first-ever soccer final

EASTON NEWS

by Hillary Hallett

    It was a community affair as the first-ever soccer team from Easton competed in an Eastern Maine contest. The team went undefeated on the regular season.

Photo courtesy of Hillary Hallett

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    EASTON HIGH BEARS varsity soccer team “huddles up” before the second half of their game against Bangor Christian. Congratulations to the team and Coach Shaw for an incredible season!

Congratulations to Coach Shaw and his team on an incredible season. You have given us lots to be proud of and we are anxious to watch this incredible group of young men in the upcoming basketball season.

Another successful Easton youth hunter

Photo courtesy of Hillary Hallett

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John Anderson shows off the deer he shot on Youth Day.

    Congratulations to John Anderson for his 126 pound dressed deer on Youth Day taken with a 10-gauge (3.5 inch magnum) at 100 yards. Clean shot … no damaged meat. Great job, John!

National FFA trip

    On Saturday, Oct. 26, three members of the Easton FFA — Cody Embelton, Jason Gurley and Riley Mazerolle, along with their adviser Kevin Marquis — flew from Bangor to Louisville, Ky. to attend the 85th annual FFA national convention. The group traveled from Louisville to Horse Cave, Ky. Saturday evening.
    Sunday morning, the group took the Violet City tour at Mammoth Caves National Park. This tour is a three-hour, three-mile walking tour that is only illuminated by lantern light. Following this tour, the group traveled to Sonora, Ky. to visit with Eli and Anna (Yoder) Troyer. Following this visit, an impromptu tour was taken of a small beef cattle and tobacco farm. The group then traveled to Bowling Green, Ky. along Route 31 which is a very historic highway where Civil War sites are located. The group stopped and visited three of these sites along the way.
    Monday morning, the group toured the Corvette manufacturing plant, as well as the Corvette Museum. A lesson in economics was learned at a visit to Art’s Corvettes where there is an extensive collection of antique and classic automobiles. The next stop was Fort Knox. Unfortunately there are no tours at the gold depository that is located there. A visit to the Patton museum was also missed due to the museum being closed. The group traveled on to Louisville for an early tour of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby museum. This tour afforded the group an insight into the financial impact the horse racing business has on the state. On to Lexington.
    Tuesday morning started with a tour of the Toyota manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Ky. The tour takes you from the unloading of rolls of steel, boxes of plastic pellets and various other components to the finished automobiles rolling onto transport trucks bound for showrooms across the world. The group was quite fascinated with the world-renowned Toyota manufacturing process kaizen, as well as the variety of robots that assist in building the vehicles.
    The group viewed many thoroughbred farms while traveling back to Louisville for a tour of Louisville Slugger and a walking tour of the downtown area to see the architectural features of the older buildings. There is also an abundance of artwork and statues in the downtown area.
    Wednesday morning the business of the trip started. The group met with the other farm business management teams (46 of them) from across the country. Following the meeting, the three team members were divided into separate groups and began the three-hour accounting test. When the test was finished, the Easton group traveled to the fair and exposition center to join approximately 50,000 other FFA members attending the convention’s opening session featuring famous artist Dan Dunn and keynote speaker Rick Pitino, coach of the NCAA champion Louisville Cardinals basketball team.
    Thursday morning, the three team members were back to compete in the team round of the farm business competition. Thursday afternoon was spent visiting the FFA college and career expo. This event is so large it requires a space about 300 feet by 900 feet.
    Friday morning the group attended a session where honorary American FFA degrees were awarded. We were pleased to be able to witness longtime Caribou FFA adviser Tom Hale receive this award for his over 35 years of dedicated service to the students of Caribou, as well as the Maine FFA. Following this session, the group attended the awards banquet for farm business management.
    Saturday the weary travelers attended the closing session and made their way home to Easton!

Second-graders put on a ‘show’

Photo courtesy of Hillary Hallett

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    Some of the students in grade 2 at Easton Elementary School put on  a small group performance in the classroom called “Sun and Ice.” This class is very eager to learn and perform. It was an excellent experience for them to perform for each other and learn the mechanics of a play and how teamwork can make it all come together. Everyone is excited to have their chance on “stage” this year! It is wonderful to have such an enthusiastic group! Pictured in front from left are: Kaylie Tompkins, Owen Sweeney, Grace Flewelling, Rylee Leavitt and Trey Brewer. Second row: Max Jeffers, Amelia Bate, Madison Seeley and Olivia Keep. Third row: Dawson Lamoreau, Maggie McQuade, Makenzie Kinney, Mason Adams and Gus Bonner.

    Some of the students in grade two put on a small group performance in the classroom called “Sun and Ice.” This class is very eager to learn and perform. It was an excellent experience for them to perform for each other and learn the mechanics of a play, and how teamwork can make it all come together. Everyone is excited to have their chance on “stage” this year!

Thanksgiving dinner for Easton senior citizens

    On Thursday, Nov. 14, the Easton School Department will be offering a Thanksgiving meal for Easton resident seniors starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Elementary School cafeteria. The meal will include turkey, stuffing, gravy, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, squash, peas and rolls.

EPCO Harvest Party cancelled

    The Easton Parent Community Organization regrets to announce they have made the decision to not run the Harvest Party this year. Many conflicts arose with the incredible soccer season the EHS Bears played this year, and as we approach the holidays, calendars are no less busy. This event requires many helpers, who were not able to commit due to so many conflicts. They will offer an equally spectacular event later in the school year to celebrate reading!

Recreation Department upcoming programs

    Sneakin in Science — Delayed one week. We are excited to have Sarah McQuarie’s wonderful science program back in Easton and they have some wonderful new activities planned for us. We must have at least six participants sign up to make this class happen and a maximum of 12. Classes will run Nov. 13, 20 and Dec. 4. Cost is $30 and should be received by Nov. 13. Please sign up by e-mailing or calling the Rec Department. Payments can be sent to school in or be dropped off at the Town Office.
    The topics will be:
• Mad Scientist — So you’ve mixed baking soda and vinegar? That’s nothing compared to what we’ll whip up in this class! Make some cool “goo” to take home.
• Fossils — Just like a paleontologist, dig up some real fossils and make your own!
• Space Tour — Make craters on Mercury, set off a volcano on Mars, make your own rings for Satur — learn all about the planets.

Rec calendar of events

    Wednesday, Nov. 13 — Junior Activities program from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Hall.
    First Sneakin in Science Class after school until 4:15 p.m. Pre-registration required!
    Thursday, Nov. 14 — Easton seniors’ Thanksgiving dinner at the Elementary School cafeteria starting at 12:30 p.m. Free to Easton residents.
    BOKWA class after school until 4:15 p.m. Pre-registration required!
    Friday, Nov. 15 — Junior Activities from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Hall.
    Monday, Nov. 18 — Adult Nutrition class starting at 11 a.m. in the Recreation Room at the Manor. The cost is $3. This week we’ll be making club-style turkey enchiladas.
    After-school cooking for grades one an up at the Hall until 4:15 p.m.
    Tuesday, Nov. 19 — Arts ‘n Crafts after school at the Hall until 4:15 p.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 20 — Junior Activities from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Hall.
    Sneakin in Science Class after school until 4:15 p.m.
    Hillary Hallett is the correspondent for Easton. She can be reached by sending an e-mail to:  recreation@eastonme.com or call 551-7737.