Service members to discuss returning home

By Joni Averill,
Posted April 02, 2010, at 10:40 p.m.

Members of the Maine Military and Community Network invite you to attend “To War and Back Again: Your Neighborhood Service Member Talks about Coming Home,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Ellsworth City Hall Auditorium.

The event is free, pizza will be available, and door prizes will be offered.

Although walk-ins are welcome, the organization encourages those who want to RSVP for the event to e-mail Jon Jensen at khite.jensen@us.army.mil.

According to the release, this event offers eastern Mainers “a chance to hear firsthand what issues are being faced by service members and their families” when their service members return home from deployment.

Maine Military and Community Network also is holding “What Will I Do for Support When the Naval Base Closes? A Discussion of Resources for Service Members and Families” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Topsham Red Cross. “To War and Back Again” will be presented again at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at Cary Medical Center in Caribou.

For more information, visit www.MaineMCN.org.

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Flossie Howard reports Halcyon Grange members will “start doing their dinners” with an Easter ham dinner at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 4, at the Grange, Route 15, North Blue Hill.

Admission is $10 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger.

Reservations are not necessary but are appreciated. For reservations, call Howard at 374-2468.

Proceeds benefit continued work on the Grange building.

More information is available by calling Roxie Grindle at 374-5310.

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Pine Tree Hospice announces it will hold a day to thank caregivers past and present for their dedication to those they care for from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the Resource Center of Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft.

According to the release, the event will include a speaker, a catered lunch and self-care experts demonstrating their skills. All attendees will receive a bag of self-care items.

Transportation and in-home day care will be provided by request, and preregistration is required.

For more information or to preregister, call Amy Madigan-Dube, PTH coordinator of client and family services, at 564-4346 or e-mail coordinator@pinetreehospice.org.

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Carol Lackedy reports seating is limited and advance tickets are recommended for the Beecher Boys ’n Girls Hillbilly Band Variety Show and Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Hermon High School.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children younger than 12, and can be ordered by calling Lackedy at 299-5186 or e-mail lackedyc@fc.husson.edu.

Any remaining tickets will be available at the door, but Lackedy reminds readers the Hermon High School auditorium seats only 292.

The program for folks of all ages features country, bluegrass and waltz music, with clogging and storytelling.

All proceeds from ticket sales, as well as a donation from the band raised during its community appearances last year, will benefit the Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry.

That facility, Lackedy said, recently was “given a piece of land in Hermon to build a 3-bedroom emergency shelter, food pantry and soup kitchen.”

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Congratulations to St. John Preschool of Bangor pupils who “hopped” to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Preschool director Janice Souviney reports they raised $1,347 for the foundation.

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Although the names of these individuals are not in our readership area, Bangor Daily News readers could have knowledge of their whereabouts.

Chairman Paul Bernard of the L&A (Lewiston-Auburn) Veterans Council reports it is sponsoring the presentation of the Maine Silver Star Honorable Service Medals at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Lewiston Armory.

The awards will be presented by Gov. John Baldacci, Maj. Gen. John Libby and director of the Maine Division of Veterans Services Peter Ogden.

According to the council’s release, Ogden asked the council to help locate these veterans or family members to accept the awards.

Information is being sought for the following Lewiston veterans: Elmer L. Beaulieu, Maurice Daigle, Howard Damon, Gaston C. Gauthier, Robert I. Malo, Ange J. Nadeau, Jean A. Perron, Conrad J. Poisson, Archelas G. Therberge, Lionel L. Tremblay and Robert V. Vail.

Auburn veterans being sought are Forrest E. Crockett, Aime J. Foisy, Armand L. Madore, Leo J. Mazerole, Armand H. Rousseau, Harold C. Schakleton, Alfred V. Thompson and Harvey W. Dearborn.

Information is needed for Mechanic Falls veterans Reginald G. McBean and Murry A. Schwartz, and Albert Lemke of Turner, William F. Flynt of Lisbon and Albert R. Tobin of Lisbon Falls.

If you can help, call 225-3285 or e-mail laveteranscouncil@megalink.net.

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