Legal Notices, Week of September 14, 2017

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 September 7, 2017.

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.

2017-219 – Estate of REJEAN LEBEL, late of Skowhegan, Me deceased. Vickie Gamache of P.O. Box 758, Skowhegan, Maine 04976 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-220 – Estate of MICHAEL RALPH SPAULDING, late of Madison, Me deceased. Ellen Tewksbury, 229 Mayfield Road, Moscow, Me 04920 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-221- Estate of CHARLES W. OLIVER, late of Canaan, Me deceased. Brenda K. Jones, PO Box 361, Norridgewock, Me 04957 and Richard T. Oliver, 397 Phillips Road, Winn, Me 04495 appointed Co-Personal Representatives.

2017-225 – Estate of JOHN J. SHAW, late of Fairfield, Me deceased. Debra C. Knese, 44 Wood Street, Fairfield, Me 04937 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-228 – Estate of MARIE M. ALTON, late of Pittsfield, Me deceased. Timothy A. Alton, 236 N Main Street, Pittsfield, Me 04967 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-229 – Estate of GUY B. WORSTER, late of Skowhegan, Me deceased. Marjory Clukey, 88 S Factory Street, Skowhegan, Me 04976 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-231 – Estate of EDWARD F. GAUDREAU, late of Ripley, Me deceased. Ann Carol J. Gaudreau, 251 West Ripley Road, Ripley, Me 04930 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-235 – Estate of ROBERT E. FOISY, late of Palmyra, Me deceased. Elizabeth O’Haverty-Foisy, 1037 Warren Hill Road, Palmyra, Me 04965 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-236 – Estate of LORRAINE R. GAGNON, late of Skowhegan, Me deceased. Richard E. Gagnon, 83 Coburn Avenue, Skowhegan, Me 04976 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-238 – Estate of J. WALLACE BISSON, late of Jackman, Me deceased. Constance B. Bouchard, 96 Tenny Hill Road, Raymond, Me 04071 appointed personal Representative.

2017-239 – Estate of JOSEPH J. McNICHOL, late of Pittsfield, ME deceased. Stephen R. McNichol, 412 Morrill Pond Road, Hartland, Me 04953 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-240 – Estate of ALSTON W. RACKLIFF, late of Madison, Me deceased. Lorraine M. Rackliff, 12 Cedar Street, Madison, Me 04950 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-242 – Estate of MICHAEL K. TAYLOR, SR., late of Madison, Me deceased. Michael K. Taylor, Jr., 95 Westview Lane, Oxford, Me 04270 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-148 – Estate of KEVIN TRUDEAU, late of Pittsfield, Me deceased. Marlene Cullity, 122 Waverly Street, Pittsfield, Me 04967 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-192 – Estate of WILLIAM H. HANNAFORD, late of Jackman, Me deceased. William D. Trahan, PO Box 147, Jackman, Me 04945 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-244 – Estate of MARK WILLIAM SCHINZEL, late of Anson, Me deceased. Leif Schinzel, 377 Frederic Corner Road, Norridgewock, Me 04957 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-245 – Estate of BARBARA A. LEIGHTON, late of Fairfield, Me deceased. Scott F. Leighton, 12 Baker Street, Clinton, Me 04927 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-246 – Estate of SHEILA M. DOWNING, late of St. Albans, Me deceased. Allen P. Downing, PSC 814, Box 139, FPO, AE 09865 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-248 – Estate of THERESA KNOWLES, late of Pittsfield, Me deceased. Michael A. Knowles, 207 Harriet Street, Pittsfield, Me 04967 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-249 – Estate of DAVID W. FROST, late of Norridgewock, Me deceased. Lois Greenleaf, 1432 Industry Road, Industry, Me 04938 appointed Personal Representative.

2015-250 – Estate of BEATRICE ANNA POOLER, late of Canaan, Me deceased. Robert A. Pooler, 359 Salisbury Road, Canaan, Me 04924 appointed Personal Representative.

2017-255 – Estate of DANNEL LAUREN GOLDSMITH, late of Fairfield, Me deceased. Christopher L. Goldsmith, PO Box 125, Shawmut, Me 04975 appointed Personal Representative.

To be published on September 7 & September 14, 2017
Dated: September 1, 2017
/s/ Victoria Hatch,
Register of Probate



Notice is hereby given by the respective petitioners that they have filed petitions for appointment of personal representatives in the following estates. These matters will be heard at 10 a.m. or as soon thereafter as they may be, on September 20, 2017. The requested appointments may be made on or after the hearing date if no sufficient objection be heard. This notice complies with the requirements of 18-A MRSA §3-403 and Probate Rule 4.

2017-223 – Estate of BROOKE JEAN HAYDEN, adult of Skowhegan, Me. Petition for Change of Name (Adult) filed by Brooke Jean Hayden, 30 Winter Street, Skowhegan, Me 04976 requesting her name be changed to Brooke Jean Knox for reasons set forth therein.

2017-224 – Estate of TIANA BELLE MUBALAMA. Petition for Change of Name (Minor) filed by Michele Perkins, 6 River Road, Norridgewock, Me 04957 requesting minor’s name be changed to Tiana Belle Mubalama Perkins for reasons set forth therein.

2017-241 – Estate of SAMANTHA JEAN CROCKETT. Petition for Change of Name (Adult) filed by Samantha Jean Crockett, 70 Waterville Road, Norridgewock, Me 04957 requesting that her name be changed to Samantha Jean Delorie for reasons set forth therein.

2017-172 – Estate of AMELIA RAE MARIE BROWN. Petition for Change of Name Minor) filed by petitioner Karen M. Dhuy, 7 Wesserunsett Road, Madison, Me 04950 requesting that minor’s name be changed to Amelia Marie Calder for reasons set forth therein.

2017-243 – Estate of ANGELA M. BRUNETTE, adult of Pittsfield, Me. Petition for Change of Name (Adult) filed by Angela Marie Brunette, 187 Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield, Me 04967 requesting her name be changed to Angela Marie Hallee for reasons set forth therein.

2017-253 – Estate of LILY MAY WHITNEY, minor of Harmony, Me. Petition for Change of Name (Minor) filed by Sarah Whitney & Travis Carr, 143 Wellington Road, Harmony, Me 04942 requesting minor’s name be changed to Lily May Whitney Carr for reasons set forth therein.

Dated: September 1, 2017
/s/ Victoria M. Hatch
Register of Probate

I’m Just Curious: Fall thoughts

by Debbie Walker

I can’t believe how fast this summer sped by. I personally hate the idea of fall because behind that will be winter. Thirty years of winters in Florida was a nice escape before I came back to Maine winters! Well, it’s a good thing I look at life as a journey to learn! ‘Cause I certainly feel like I am always learning. I believe that is where my “curiosity” comes from.

I know that it is curiosity that seems to have me addicted to magazines. One of my most recent purchases is the latest HGTV magazine. I found the neatest facts about pumpkins:

Did you know that jack-o’-lanterns started out as carved out turnips or beets? (You know of course I may have to try that!) I think carving out a turnip is going to be tough, they are soooo hard! The carving story comes from an Irish myth about Stingy Jack’s ghost carrying a carved out turnip with a burning coal for a light. Just close your eyes for a minute and imagine the sight.

Moving on… the “largest” pumpkin pie was 20 feet wide. Yes, 20 feet wide and doled out 5,000 slices in New Bremen, Ohio. The filling used 187 cans of pumpkin, 2,796 eggs, 109 gallons evaporated milk, 525 pounds of sugar. I love the idea they added 14-1/2 pounds of cinnamon (love cinnamon!), etc.

Also in the magazine was a blip about floating pumpkins! Did you ever think, probably not, I never had thought about it either? My Uncle Royce grew a record sized pumpkin; I would have never thought to truck it down to the lake for a float! On Tualatin Lake in Tualatin, Oregon, they held the 14th year of the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta; the next one will be October 21.

The heaviest pumpkin weighed 2,625 pounds, that would be the same weight as a 2-door Mini Cooper (a compact vehicle). I just cannot imagine no matter how many times I close my eyes!

I have seen so many products with pumpkin flavoring. Have you? Coffee? Oreos? Ice cream? Knowing all of this I have to admit that I was still shocked to see pumpkin flavored Cheerios! Worse yet, I had to buy a box because I knew my mom would love them. I like pumpkin pies but I really don’t know that I want anything else with that flavor.

Then, of course, we will finish with the most famous pumpkin, Cinderella’s carriage! Little girls have been dreaming of this for years and the movie is, of course, a favorite.

I’m just curious what you think of the “pumpkin” stories. Let me know what your thoughts are. Contact me at, I’ll be waiting. Don’t forget to check out our website. Thanks for reading.

Singer: Rick James; Singing Duo: Yarbrough and Peoples; Conductor: Igor Oistrakh


by Peter Cates

Rick James

Rick James

Give It to Me, Baby
Don’t Give Up On Love
Gordy, G 7197F, released 1981, seven-inch 45.

Rick James (1948-2004) hooked up with a group known as the Mynah Birds during his adolescence, one of his fellow members being Neil Young. His music career would thrive but also derail often because of his own self-destructive tendencies to live on the edge – his Wiki bio was sordidly interesting. His almost inevitably early death at 56 was due to a heart ailment.

The above two songs, particularly his hit song, Give It to Me, Baby, are more rockish than Motown/Gordy soul and are captivating on a certain level.

Yarbrough and Peoples

Don’t Stop the Music
You’re My Song
Mercury, 45-76085, recorded 1980, seven- inch vinyl stereo 45 record.

Yarbrough & Peoples

Cavin Leon Yarbrough and Alisa Delois Peoples were both born and brought up in Dallas and, were friends since early in childhood, having met while taking piano lessons.

During the mid-’70s, Yarbrough is touring as a pianist, returns to Dallas where he hooks up with Peoples, returns to touring and they sign a recording contract, hitting the big time in a very big way. Don’t Stop the Music is a compelling soul and dance record, incisively arranged and recorded.

In 1987, after 10 years of success with several more 45 singles and albums, they get married and decide to leave the rat race of Los Angeles and constant touring to return to Dallas. Since then, they continue to write, produce, mentor younger talent and perform, contributing immeasurably to their hometown’s musical enrichment.


Sinfonia Concertante

Igor Oistrakh

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Viktor Pikaizen, violin; Igor Oistrakh, viola, and conducting the Moscow State Philharmonic; Westminster Gold EGS-8343, LP, recorded June, 1971.

Two of Mozart’s most important works are coupled on this LP and feature very lively, vibrant performances from two of Russia’s finest string players, Viktor Pikaizen and Igor Oistrakh, son of the late great violinist, violist and conductor, David Oistrakh, Igor being as good in his own way as his father in all three instruments.

The two sides of both 45s and the Mozart Sinfonia that are reviewed above are available for listening on YouTube. The Eine Kleine Nachtmusik conducted by Igor Oistrakh is not available but one recorded by his father David Oistrakh is posted along with several other recordings.

Quarter auction planned in Madison

A Quarter Auction will be held on Saturday, September 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Madison American Legion Hall, 20 S. Maple Street. Check out this exciting fundraiser that has never been done in this area before! Quarter Auction is a combination of an Auction, Vendor Fair and Luck of the Draw all rolled into a fun time.

Doors open at 9 a.m. Auction starts at 10 a.m. Admission is $2 per Auction Paddle. The kitchen will be open. 50/50 Raffle and various other raffles.

Bring your quarters! Quarters will be available to purchase. All proceeds to benefit veterans programs and local community charities. For more information, call Harriet 635-2051, Fran 696-3726 or Bonnie 772-418-4534, also as an event on Facebook entitled Quarter Auction. Event sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #39-Madison.

Football action in Fairfield

Fairfield PAL football Yankee Trophy team member Garrett Murphy (3), of Fairfield, attempts to gain yardage while Central Maine Pharmacy team member Cole Quirion, of Benton, tries for the stop.
Photo by Kevin Giguere, Central Maine Photography

Fairfield PAL football Sonny’s Pizza team member Garrett Leclerc running down field during opening day.
Photo by Kevin Giguere, Central Maine Photography staff

IF WALLS COULD TALK, Week of September 14, 2017

Katie Ouilette Wallsby Katie Ouilette

Y’know, WALLS, about all you should say to those who are giving so much of themselves this week is a great big thank you. Why? Well, faithful readers, so many are giving so much today. Question is, who comes first?

We might as well begin at the beginning. Ayeh, Harvey comes first, if you say so. Oh, such devastation those poor people in Texas have to deal with in their futures, but so many people from the East have gone to assist and those who couldn’t make the trip have sent clothes and food to help folks who have lost everything. WALLS, can you imagine having to live in a shelter that has been outfitted with cots, donated blankets, and children ‘wondering’ about their pets and toys.

Now, we have Irma’s going on in the Virgin Islands and heading for our U.S.A. Unfortunately, folks on TV are telling us in “this safe State of Maine” that all those who live in the Virgin Islands that there is little gasoline for cars, water or food for people’s health. And, again, there are folks who feel that their volunteering…from nurses and doctors to anyone who can clean-up and hopefully make people’s houses somewhat livable.

Yes, WALLS and faithful readers, a very hearty thanks! is due……but there is more. Our young people started school this past week, so our teachers and helpers and food service cooks and our faithful bus drivers need our deepest appreciation for taking good care of those we love. Yes, and the principals are there…to guarantee all that a school should be for building memories.

Memories? Well, WALLS, at my age of 87-years-young, I still value my principals, teachers and classmates and we of the class of ’48 still meet each other once a month.

Worry? Well, we have a few of those looming. Our Dean and Donna Ouilette are supposed to go to Haiti for their Church in Bellingham, Washington, and we hope that their plans are not disrupted by Hurricane Irma. They are truly loyal to their church and its efforts in Haiti. Frankly, with so much said about our immigrant-folks and whether they should be allowed to stay in our U.S.A., for whatever you have contributed to our country, thank you!

Y’know, faithful readers, when William Philbrick owned a log drive company, our tourist friends loved seeing the logs floating down the Kennebec and Mr. Philbrick used to “bond” those Canadians who came from Canada for the ‘log drive’. When the job was done, they went back to their families. Well, the immigrants to our U.S.A. came as children with their parents and they dream of their futures, just as we did.

Well, WALLS and faithful readers, column space doesn’t allow more words right now, but, surely, you know others that should have a big thanks……so don’t hesitate to say it when you feel it!

SOLON & BEYOND, Week of September 14, 2017

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

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

Have been looking forward to this first Solon School News for this new school year to share with all of you. The Principal’s Message: The Solon staff and I wish to welcome our new students in grades PreK-5 and their families to our school and to welcome back those who have been with us before. I hope all of you enjoyed a wonderful summer.

This year I am the principal of the Solon and Garret Schenck Schools but not CCS, which will allow me to spend more time at those two schools. Our school secretary Lisa Weese can help parents with any issues they may have and can help you make contact with me if you wish to.

Debby Haynie continues to serve as our lead teacher and will help me to handle discipline issues.

We are pleased to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students again this year under the district’s community eligibility program. Students can buy milk or juice for snack or to go with a cold lunch if they wish to for 30 cents.

Again this year our students will have healthy snacks provided through a Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Grant Program every day. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to a great new year!

Welcome to New Staff: We want to welcome the new preschool assistant teacher, Ms. Anne-Mieke Herrera, to our school this fall. She previously worked in the preschool program in Clinton. She replaces Anne Griffth, who is working in the Head Start program in Skowhegan this year.

We also welcome Mary Ashe, who is the new social worker, replacing Andrea Drumstas, who has left us to take a job at Stratton Elementary School. Ashe has a bachelor’s degree from UMF and a master’s degree from UMO. She worked as a social worker at Carrabec High School from 2008-2010. Sin ce then she has worked at the Spurwink School in Cornville.

We welcome both of our new staff members to Solon Elementary School.

Solon Elementary School has a very active PTO, which has provided lots of special activities and items for our students over the years. Please consider joining the PTO. For information, contact PTO President Alicia Golden or the school.

The PTO generally meets on the second Thursday of each month, at 6 p.m.

Remember to send in your box tops for education labels! Every boxtop helps the PTO raise money for school activities.

The PTO is looking for new parents to join them. They look forward to new members from our new families.

My many thanks to Solon Elementary for continuing to send me the interesting news about the school. It is greatly appreciated by me and I hope by all interested readers.

And now for Percy’s memoir of wise words entitled, True Gardening: “If you would grow a garden full of truth, Consider first the seed, then plow the land. You have no need of wealth or fame or youth, But you must have the will to understand. Of love and faith and service, freely sow, And give a space to mercy’s blessed balm. Allow no single weed of doubt to grow, And space the beds of thought with inner calm. The plot must be a place to draw apart For loving meditation , so designed That one can cultivate the quiet heart And reap the golden harvest of the mind. These high-heaped fruits of thought are your true goal, And seeds of destiny will feed your soul. (words by E. A. M. Moore.)

Sheepscot Dam: State need not take action until studies complete


by Joseph Burke
Sheepscot Pond, Palermo, resident

As a 30-year seasonal resident on Sheepscot Pond, in Palermo, I write to voice my strong opposition to Maine state bill LD922, introduced by state representative and president of the Alewife Harvesters Association, Jeffrey Pierce. This bill orders the opening of the fishway at the Sheepscot dam to allow the entrance of alewife herrings, American eels and parasitic sea lamprey eels. This fishway, installed by the state many years ago has been closed each May and June during the spawning season to prevent damage being done to the lake’s indigenous population of salmon and togue by the lamprey eels which attach to and drain much of the life out of these fish.

The alewives present a possible contamination of the brown trout fingerlings in Palermo’s Fish Cultural Station just downstream from Sheepscot Pond, one of only eight fish hatcheries/rearing stations in all of Maine’s 6,000 lakes and ponds.

Moreover, the state’s representatives with whom we have met admit that the opening of the fishway year round could result in lowered water levels during dry years causing lake front properties to lose much of the use of their shoreline, especially their docks and other aids to boating, fishing and swimming.

For 30 years my wife and I, our children and nine grandchildren, not to mention the loons, the fish, the beaver and our nesting population of bald eagles, not to mention the other people of Palermo and surrounding towns through their participation in boating, the Fish & Game Club and organized fishing derbies have marveled at this balanced, clear, healthy living entity called Sheepscot Pond. Please, let’s keep it that way!

Simply put, no further action should be taken by the state until longitudinal studies in both environmental and engineering areas have been mounted, and Bill LD922 must be taken off the table completely, now!

Heather Kervin welcomed to Castleton University

Castleton University, in Castleton, Vermont, is excited to welcome Heather Kervin, of Winslow, to the Castleton community. Kervin is one of more than nearly 600 new students who have registered for the fall 2017 semester!

Webber Pond residents gear up for Sept. 18 drawdown

Roland D. Halleeby Roland Hallee

In what was the least controversial vote in recent memory, members of the Webber Pond Association voted overwhelmingly for a Monday, September 18, drawdown.

Nearly three dozen lake association members were present at the August 19 meeting, held at the Vassalboro Community School.

Among the highlights of the meeting were:

  • Bob Nadeau, the association’s representative with the China Region Lakes Alliance, proposed the establishment of a LakeSmart committee, similar to the one now operating on China Lake. He asked for volunteers.
  • Members voted to donate $1,500 to the China Region Lakes Alliance to aid with complimentary boat inspections, meant to identify invasive plants on boats and trailers entering the pond.
  • Discussion about the effects, good and bad, of the alewives entering the lake through the fish ladder.

Jim Hart presented how alewife presence in the lake may have exceeded the tipping point in the lake. The alewife count in 2010 was 83,905, and 2016 was estimated at 353,470. Charles Backenstose, association vice president, questioned how many alewives were too many. “Over population could affect water quality,” he suggested. It is believed that with the number of alewives entering the pond, they may be bringing in more nutrients to contribute to algae blooms than they are taking out in the fall. It was the consensus of many present that the answer may probably be to increase the alewife harvest in the spring.

Backenstose also reported that water quality has improved over the years, and the Secchi disk readings as of early August was at 7.3 feet of water clarity.

Regarding the drawdown, it was reported by Frank Richards, association president, that four boards will be removed at the same time. More boards cannot be removed because of hydraulic pressures. The ideal water level is two inches below the spillway. As of mid-August, the lake level was five inches below the spillway, due mostly to evaporation and seepage at the fish ladder. Also, a certain level of water must be maintained in the stream to allow for the egress of alewives.

The current slate of officers and board of directors was re-elected by the body.

Richards, president; Backenstose, vice president; Phil Haines, treasurer; Rebecca Lamey, recording secretary.

Those wishing to be added to the email list should contact Frank Richards at