Legal Notices, Week of November 17, 2016

Court St., Skowhegan, ME
Somerset, SS
Location of Court
18-A MRSA sec. 3-801

The following Personal Representatives have been appointed in the estates noted. The first publication date of this notice is November 17, 2016

If you are a creditor of an estate listed below, you must present your claim within four months of the first publication date of this Notice to Creditors by filing a written statement of your claim on a proper form with the Register of Probate of this Court or by delivering or mailing to the Personal Representative listed below at the address published by his name, a written statement of the claim indicating the basis therefore, the name and address of the claimant and the amount claimed or in such other manner as the law may provide. See 18-A MRSA 3-804.

2016-277 – Estate of GISELE T. MATHIEU, late of Moscow, Me deceased. Michael Mathieu, 100 Allagash Drive, Oakland, Me 04963 appointed Personal Representative.

2016-278 – Estate of DAVID H. CHADBOURNE, late of Harmony, Me deceased. Nancy A. Chadbourne, 254 Chadbourne Road, Harmony, Me 04942 appointed Personal Representative.

2016-279 – Estate of JOHN A. LOW, late of Madison, Me deceased. Jill A. Low, PO Box 337, Madison, Me 04950 appointed Personal Representative.

2016-280 – Estate of BRUCE M. RODDEN, late of Madison, Me deceased. Elizabeth A. Jablonski, 54 Cascade Road, Wilmot, NH 03287 appointed Personal Representative.

2016-285 – Estate of CAROL M. HUBBELL, late of Palmyra, Me deceased. Calah Tenney, 251 Saddle Drive, Port Townsend, WA 98368 appointed Personal Representative.

2016-286 – Estate of SHIRLEY I. SALINARDI, late of Embden, Me deceased. Marria M. Hoffman, 344 Dunbar Hill Road, Embden, Me 04958 appointed Personal Representative.

2016-252 – Estate of MARILYN A. THOMAS, late of Harmony, Me deceased. William Thomas, 47 County Road, Scarborough, Me 04074 appointed Personal Representative.

2016-289 – Estate of ROBERT E. ADAMS, II, late of Hartland, Me deceased. Tina Seymour, 663 N French Street, Bangor, Me 04401 appointed Personal Representative.

2016-292 – Estate of NAJLA A. JOSEPH, late of Fairfield, Me deceased. Paula Eustis, 117 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, Me 04901 and Tenley Baxter, 1064 Majella Road, Pebble Beach, CA 93953 appointed Co-Personal Representatives.

2016-294 – Estate of ADAM DAVID HARVILLE, late of Skowhegan, Me deceased. David A. Harville, 14 Chandler Street, Skowhegan, Me 04976 appointed Personal Representative.

2016-297 – Estate of JOHN J. FRASER, late of Ripley, Me deceased. Dorothy E. Marshall, 28 Nutmeg Lane, North Windham, CT 06256 appointed Personal Representative.

2016-300 – Estate of MARIAH ANNE PACKARD, late of Madison, Me deceased. Richard D. Packard, 156 Chesterville Road, Jay, Me 04239 appointed Personal Representative.

2016-304 – Estate of BRADY P. SCOTT, late of Pittsfield, Me deceased. Emily L. Scott, 181 Library Street, Pittsfield, Me 04967 and Michael B. Scott, 61 Taylor Road, Athens, Me 04912 appointed Co-Personal Representatives.

2016-306 – Estate of MARK ALAN MYERS, late of Anson, Me deceased. Vicki Myers, PO Box 117, North Anson, Me 04958 appointed Personal Representative.

To be published on November 17 & November 24, 2016

Dated: November 14, 2016
/s/ Victoria Hatch,
Register of Probate


I’m Just Curious: Illegal?

by Debbie Walker

“Illegal” is the latest word I looked up in the dictionary to complete this column (Love dictionaries!). So ….. surprise, surprise. Illegal means prohibited by law; against the law; unlawful; illicit, also not authorized or sanctioned, as by rules. The word is used to describe an alien who has entered to U.S. illegally.

Does that seem difficult to figure out? There have been times when I have figured I must be over simplifying the word. Because of some of the things happening in the country I wind up sitting here scratching my head and wondering out loud.

One of my big questions comes from a few years ago. It was a situation that came to me from Ohio. Sherriff Rick got concerned because the medical field, the schools, jail system, etc., were hurting financially due to an explosion of illegal aliens. To make a long story short, Sherriff Rick started arresting and sending “illegals” back to their homes.

A professor from a local college wrote this long article about how wrong Sheriff Rick was in sending off the “illegals,” home to Mexico. What boggled my mind was that she kept using the word illegal in her article defending of the aliens.

Did she really not understand the meaning of the word? Like I said, it boggled my mind then and still does.

The professor is not alone in this nonsense. The latest ridiculousness came from Mrs. Hillary Clinton. Her husband made their name memorable by not following common sense rules.

With Hillary I believe it comes from the explanation of illegal and the word “sanctioned.” When all the talk about rather or not her e-mail mess was discussed in terms of illegal or “sanctioned,” I may very well be over simplifying, but does anyone else see “illegal as illegal,” where is the debate?

OK, now the debate could be used when one gets to court with an illegal situation and the judge will determine to what degree is this illegal activity. Where did the FBI get authority to discount her use of an unsanctioned e-mail server for her use? She did it, it wasn’t sanctioned? So…. Where is the confusion? Illegal? I’m afraid if it were you or I we’d be looking at a completely different outcome.

So… I’m just curious if you understand my dilemma. I just don’t think the definition of illegal has legally been changed as yet.

Thanks for reading. Contact me at sub line:Illegal

REVIEW POTPOURRI: Singer: Jeannie C. Riley; Composer: Giuseppe Verdi; Recordings: Easy Listening

Peter Cates
by  Peter Cates

Jeannie C. Riley

Harper Valley P.T.A.; Yesterday All Day Long Today – Plantation Records, #3, seven-inch 45, recorded 1968.

Jeannie C. Riley burst into fame with this now classic hit dealing with the hypocrisy of one’s friendly local school

Jeannie C. Riley

Jeannie C. Riley

board. Its songwriter, Tom T. Hall, had his own fame as a recording artist but this may have been his first cash cow. The record was also produced by the experienced Shelby Singleton (1931-2009), who had left Mercury Records after several years and whose own career makes for fascinating insights into the C & W industry. Finally side B of this record is a true side B, a throwaway.

After a few more hits followed by a gradual decline in record sales, Riley became a gospel singer and still performs at 71.


Rigoletto – Renato Capecchi as Rigoletto; Gianna D’Angelo as Gilda; Richard Tucker as the Duke of Mantua; etc.; Francesco Molinari-Pradelli conducting the chorus and orchestra of the San Carlo Theater of Naples; Philips 6747 407, 2 12-inch vinyl LPs, recorded 1958 and originally released on the US Columbia label.

Verdi’s Rigoletto is probably the most popular opera he ever wrote. It is loaded with beautiful music – choruses, arias, interludes for orchestra – and has the tenor aria, La Donna Mobile, which is endlessly used for tv commercials, talent shows, and other assorted “events.”

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi

The plot is a typical operatic scenario where humans emphasize their sleazier, nastier side and at least one, most loved character dies unjustly. It has the wily Duke of Mantua, who frequently chases the women of upstanding character, often leaving them in a bad place; the prideful court clown Rigoletto; and Rigoletto’s sweet maiden daughter, Gilda, who is doomed because of too many bad choices by herself and everyone around her!

The singers and players did their work superbly, making the set one of the top 3 or 4 choice recordings available of this masterwork.

Easy-Listening Hits of the ‘60s and ‘70s

Reader’s Digest KRB 040/A1-3, three cassettes, released 1989.

This collection of 41 selections includes a mix of original hit recordings or covers by other artists. I am providing the contents of the first tape just to give a general idea of the program, one that is, unfortunately, quite disorderly as to any theme or chronology:

Debby Boone – You Light Up My Life.
Eric Carmen – Never Gonna Fall in Love Again.
Diana Ross – Touch Me in the Morning.
Leo Sayer – When I Need You.
Helen Reddy – Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady.
Anne Murray – Shadows in the Moonlight.
Randy Van Warmer – Just When I Needed You Most.
Diana Ross – Do You Know Where You’re Going To ? (Theme from Mahogany).
Natalie Cole – This Will Be.
Sonny and Cher – All I Ever Need Is You.
Elvis Presley – Until It’s Time for You to Go.
Dionne Warwick – Deja Vu.
Neil Sedaka – Laughter in the Rain.
Mama Cass – Make Your Own Kind of Music.
Cher – The Way of Love.
Tom Jones – It’s Not Unusual.
Glen Campbell and Anne Murray – I Say a Little Prayer/By the Time I Get to Phoenix.
The 5th Dimension – Up, Up, and Away.
The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice.
Nilsson- Everybody’s Talkin’.
Petula Clark – This Is My Song.
Oliver – Jean.
Helen Reddy – You’re My World.
Everly Brothers – When Will I Be Loved?
Engelbert Hunperdinck – The Last Waltz.
Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 – The Fool on the Hill.
Vickie Carr – It Must Be Him.
Tom Jones – (It Looks Like) I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.
Petula Clark – Don’t Sleep in the Subway

Despite the above misgiving, the transfers from the originals are top-notch.

A check of the Amazon reveals a vinyl LP set for $11, CD sets starting at $45 but no cassette edition. However, it, along with other RD sets, frequently shows up at the Goodwills, used record shops and other venues catering to thrifty collectors.

Local youth compete at skirmish


Huard’s Martial Arts Little Dragons Emilee Feyler, left, of Winslow, and Kayla Joseph, of Oakland, competing at the Maine Skirmish last weekend. Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff

Albion Lions seek gifts

The Albion Lions Club is actively seeking gifts from the community in support of its 26th annual Christmas Giving Tree project. To date this year we have identified need from 19 families with 51 children. Our Christmas Giving trees with attached ornaments have been placed at the Corner Store, the Town Office, the Post Office lobby, Yeaton’s, Amulets Country Market, and the Central Maine Pharmacy, all in Albion.

Albion Lions are asking for your help make Christmas more joyous this year by selecting an ornament from a tree in one of these locations. Each ornament will provide a school age child or pre-schooler with essential items of clothing, footwear, hygiene items, or a toy.

After you take an ornament and purchase the gift, please return it with the ornament attached, to the place where you picked it up before December 18. Monetary contributions may be selected from the tree or checks may be made out to the Albion Lions and sent P.O. Box 25, Albion, ME 04910.

If you have questions or need clarifications, please call Cindy Drake at 437-2445.

IF WALLS COULD TALK, Week of November 17, 2016

by Katie Ouilette

WALLS, the party at “Tim” Emery’s house was to honor his dad, Harlan’s 90th birthday and it was truly a gathering in Harlan’s honor. Frankly, WALLS, I can’t name all the attendees, but surely Lew Ouilette, of East Madison, and Elene Higgins, of Hartland, Harlan’s brother-in-law and sister-in-law, were there. Unfortunately the Washington State sons could not be there to see all their grown cousins, but all Harlan’s friends, family, and ‘now grown up offspring’ (if nearby) were there.

Now, WALLS, that brings your telling about your usually writing the past, present and future in this column for family and faithful readers. Actually, you were about to tell about where this column got its name, when even Tim’s two dogs stole the show. Oh, how they loved seeing all the people! Yes, even the wonderfully happy dogs were grown!

O.K., WALLS. You knew that there were many years since you had seen the ‘young ones’ as little kids, but, as they all sat on the sofa, they were totally contented sitting with the guest of honor and listening to what he had to say. That was a really good feeling, right, WALLS? Those young adults, obviously, loved whatever wisdom-or-not Harlan had to share.

Speaking of the past. I had a very long conversation with Jim, whom I learned was great-uncle of my Skowhegan Junior High School principal, Lyndall Smith! Yes, we sure shared memories. There was much to share about feelings about young people today. Jim is a retired math teacher and taught last year at Skowhegan High School, but taught at

Dexter High School prior to his retirement after spending last year in Skowhegan.

Several people told me how much they look forward to you, WALLS. So, WALLS hope that such compliments will end up being present and future, too.

Yes, it was a superb celebration! Lew has raved about the food and has complimented every single person that organized the entire event. Every single offering was beautiful and delicious……as was the chocolate birthday cake!

Many thanks to every single person there, in fact…………old friends and friends we hadn’t met yet.

WALLS, before closing your thoughts for this week, please tell everyone about the pie sales that will be held before Thanksgiving Day. Hospice is having a pie sale at Redington-Fairview General Hospital on November 23.

Skowhegan Recreational Center will serve Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. What’s more, if you shop at Redington-Fairview General Hospital auxiliary’s craft show, you may win a pie a month for three months in 2017. So you faithful readers have learned of what your future may bring in 2017!

Happy Thanksgiving to all from WALLS!

SOLON & BEYOND, Week of November 17, 2016

Solon and Beyondby Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979

Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry, be happy!

The Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club met on November 5 for the second meeting. Seven members are planning to attend a workshop at the Somerset County Extension office on Saturday, November 19. They will be making Holiday Swags.

The members voted to bring in items for the Skowhegan Animal Shelter next meeting as one of the club’s community projects.

Officers elected were: president, Michaela Marden; vice president, Cooper Dellarma; secretary, Lacy Dickey; assistant secretary, Desmond Robinson; treasurer, Devyon Re Leonardis ; assistant treasurer, Hunter Soucer, color bearers, Sarah Craig, Dystany Young, Brooks Saucer and Tehya Caplin.

Haley Dellarma and Amanda De Leonadis are planning to be leaders next year.

Following the election of officers etc., leader, Eleanor Pooler showed the members how to make grape vine wreaths as a fun activity.

The next meeting will be on Saturday, December 3, at 9:30 a.m., at the Solon Fire Station.

There won’t be any Solon Historical Society meetings during the months of December and January.

On November 19 Band: Doug Mathieu, Danny Taylor & Adam Cates at the Embden Community Center from 7 – 10 pm.

Received a couple of e-mails from Happyknits: Hello Yarn Friends! It seems as if just the other day I was complaining about the heat, and here we are already nearing Thanksgiving! How did that happen? Before we know it, the Christmas season will be here. So, on Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday (November 25 and 26), Happyknits will be joining with lots of locally owned businesses in downtown Skowhegan to celebrate our “smallness.” We are still working out the final details, but expect to see some fabulous deals here at Happyknits. Over the next couple of weeks, you’ll be seeing signs go up in participating storefronts in town Skowhegan. They will each be offering special “Shop Small” deals of their own, so there will be lots of ways to satisfy everyone on your gift list without heading out to the mall.

The second e-mail from Happyknits states that they are offering a daily dose of fiber therapy for you. If you come to the shop you might just find fellow knitters and crocheters releasing tension through their finger tips while working on beautiful projects. So grab your project bag and head on down. You’ll feel better . We promise! (I totally agree on that one! Nothing is more relaxing for me than knitting!)

Lief and I have attended three funerals of friends and relatives within a seven day period, it kinda’ gets to you after awhile.

But on a brighter note, When Mark called tonight he said they were in Pennsylvania in their journey back to Maine from their home in Florida for our annual family Thanksgiving at Peter and Sherry’s this weekend. There is always something to be thankful for.

And so now for Percy’s memoir: A Touch of Love: A little beauty to pass along, a little duty to make us strong. A bit of gladness to make us whole, a little sadness to cleanse the soul. A sense of humor to make us smile… these are the things that make life worthwhile. But more important than all the above, the greatest of these… A touch of love. (words by Carmen Boitel Adams). The date of Percy’s passing was just a few days ago, it has been a year, but we still miss him lots. Hope you are all enjoying his memoirs, he was a very special cat.

Clarks to observe 50th anniversary

Chief and Pat Clark

Chief and Pat Clark, of Palermo, invite everyone to attend the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, on Saturday, December 3, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Sheepscot Fish & Game Club, on Rte. 3, in Palermo.

Lions announce winners



The Whitefield Lions Club, of Coopers Mills, sponsored area schools from Chelsea, Jefferson, Whitefield and Windsor in the 2016 Lions International Peace Poster contest with a theme of “A Celebration of Peace.” Winners include, front row, from left to right, Caleb Cyr, Windsor; Hannah Jackson, Whitefield; Abby St. Cyr, Jefferson; and Meagan Michaud, Chelsea. Back, Whitefield Lions President Cindy Lincoln, Barry Tibbetts, chairman of the Whitefield Lions poster contest.

Contributed photo

Dixon family Halloween


From left to right, Joslin, Sera and Keira Dixon, all of Waterville, were all dressed up for Halloween on October 31.

Photo by Central Maine
Photography staff