SOLON & BEYOND: Keystone Eastern Star elects new officers

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percyby Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979

Good morning my friends, don’t worry, be happy!

Keystone Chapter #78, Order of the Eastern Star, Solon, will have an Installation of Officers on Friday, March 22 at the Masonic Hall in Solon.

Keystone Chapter #78 OES Officers for 2019 – 2020 to be installed are Worthy Matron, Eleanor Pooler PM; Worthy Patron, James A. Owens PGP; Associate Matron, Midge Pomelow PM; Associate Patron, Rance Pooler PP; Secretary, William Merrill PP; Treasurer, Elaine Jillson PM; Conductress, Jean Morang; Associate Conductress Freda Toneatti ; Chaplain, Robert Ward PP; Marshal, Timothy Pomelow PP; Organist, Douglas Drown; Adah, Charly Durgin; Ruth, Donalie Burbank; Esther, Kathleen Perkins PM; Martha……Electa…….Warder, Leon Hilton and Sentinel Neil Hunnewell PP.

The above event will be held at 7:30 p.m., and is open to the public.

The East Madison Historical Association will be welcoming spring by hosting a chili and chowder supper on Saturday, March 30, from 4:30 – 6 p.m., at the East Madison fire station, 1108 East Madison Rd., in Madison. On the menu will be items from the upcoming EMHA cookbook including corn and fish chowders, vegetarian and wild game chili, cornbread, a variety of beverages and desserts. Come join us as we usher out the snow and welcome spring.

I enjoy getting e-mails like the above very much, and get as many of them in as possible.

Solon Elementary School students win District Awards: We are proud to announce the Solon students who have won awards in the RSU #74 District MEA Awards Program, an annual program started in 2010-11, which is open to students from Carrabec Community School, Garret Schenck Elementary School, and Solon Elementary School. Awards are given to the top scores in the district on the Maine Educational Assessment in grades three, four and five in reading/English language arts and math and to the top scorers in fifth grade science.

Winners from Solon for the 2017-18 MEA’s were Kaylynn Clark and Kaitlin Dellarma for grade three reading, Kaitlin Dellarma for grade four math, William Rogers for groud four reading, Gavyn Easler for grade four reading and math, and Desmond Robinson and Gerald Rollins for grade five science.

We thank Mr. and Mrs. Chet Hickox from Embden and the PTO from Solon, CCS, and Garret Schenck for donating to this awards program. Each winner received a certificate, a check for $50, and his/her name on a plaque in the lobby at CCS.

Grades 3-5 students are getting ready to take the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA), which will start the week of March 18 and go until April 12. Students in all three grades will take tests in reading/ELA and math. After April vacation, the fifth graders will take a test in science.

The reading and math tests will be taken on the computer, while the science test is a paper-and-pencil exam. The test will be administered over multiple days so that students do not get too tired. Teachers are using practice items and teaching test-taking strategies with our students to help prepare them. Please encourage your child to do his/her very best on this important test, which helps us to assess each child’s achievement level as well as the progress of our school.

This week I’m going to use words from a little yellowed slip of paper for Percy’s memoir, entitled, Twelve Reminders: The value of time. The success of perseverance. The pleasure of working. The dignity of simplicity. The worth of character. The power of kindness. The influence of example. The obligation of duty. The wisdom of economy. The virtue of patience. The improvement of talent. The joy of originating. (words by Marshall Field) – Don’t know if some of you may not know that Percy’s real name was Perseverance!

Hope you all have a great week!


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