Eunice Farnsworth-Ruth Heald Cragin Chapter DAR

The DAR is a nonprofit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. Our motto is: “God, Home & Country.” We have 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. , and in several countries. Over one million women have joined the DAR since it was founded.

To become a member you must be 18 years or older, regardless of race, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. We offer assistance with joining.

Some of the interesting things we do are:

We discuss women’s issues, health tips, recycling, conservation, patriotism, growing gardens, pollination, etc., maintain the World War I Memorial Sundial Garden at Coburn Park, in Skowhegan, donate to a local animal shelter, donate clothing to schools so that if a young child has an accident while at school they have a change of clothing available, donate comfort items such as toothpaste, tooth brushes, soaps, lotions, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, etc. for the veterans at the VA Hospital (Togus), and we donate annually for newspapers there.

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Curtis Dalton achieves rank of Eagle Scout

For his project, Dalton donated 50 Cancer Care Packages to Oncology patients at Redington-Fairview General Hospital, in Skowhegan. (Contributed photo)

Dalton James Curtis of Skowhegan, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on October 19, 2019, at his Court of Honor Ceremony held at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Dalton is the son of Chad Curtis, of Athens, and Tammy James, of Skowhegan.

He is a member of Troop #485, of Skowhegan, and is also a member of the Order of the Arrow.

To earn the rank of Eagle, a Scout must earn at least 21 Merit Badges and demonstrate leadership and community service by organizing and carrying out an Eagle Scout project.

For his project, Dalton donated 50 Cancer Care Packages to Oncology patients at Redington-Fairview General Hospital, in Skowhegan.

Dalton is a freshman at Skowhegan Area High School.

Dalton plans on taking a basic cooking class this year, hoping to take a culinary arts program his junior year, and after graduation he plans to go on to college. His plans are to become a chef.

The Vietnam War: I was there

Credit UPI Photo by Jeff Taylor 4/19/72

by Gerald A. Boulette

Yes, I was there, along with a thousand other young boys…rather, men! I saw, I did, and I’ve seen it all. It’s hard for some people to visualize what it’s like to see a man die right in front of you. For me, it will be forever in my mind. For the veterans, war will always be a figment of their mind ‘til the end. I’m reminded every month, every year of Vietnam, in one way or another. Never to forget to see your fellow comrade fall in battle. I’ve seen it all and hope never again. Yes, I’ve been there, and seen it all. My thoughts and prayers are with the future vets who will fight in all these next wars. I know what they face!

Gerald A. Boulette was a Specialist Four in the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam from December 1966 through December 1967.

Skowhegan’s annual trunk or treat

The annual Trunk or Treat, sponsored by Skowhegan Savings Bank, will take place on Saturday, October 26, at the bank’s lower parking lot.

Residents, businesses and community groups are encouraged to participate. Children will come in costume and travel from trunk to trunk in front of the hall for treats that will be handed out at each vehicle. Everyone is encouraged to decorate their trunk and a prize will be given to the best decorated trunk. We ask that trunk themes are family friendly.

This event is free of charge. Please contact us asap for the registration form and information. Registration for this event is coming soon.

Halloween Party
Friday, October 25, 9 p.m.
Southside Tavern

Haunted House
Friday, October 26, 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, 5 p.m.
Somerset Lodge #34 AF & AM – Skowhegan

Kid-Friendly Haunted House
Saturday, October 26, noon
Skowhegan Community Center

Haunted Circus
Saturday, October 26, 6 p.m.
Skowhegan Community Center

T&B’s Halloween Bash
Saturday, October 26, 9 p.m.
T&B’s Celebration Center

Trunk or Treat and Halloween Dance
Saturday, October 26, 4 p.m.
Cornville Regional Charter School – Cornville Campus

Ghost Hunt
Saturday, October 26, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Skowhegan Free Public Library

Boo Bowl
Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 p.m.
Central Maine Family Fun Bowling Center

Costume Kickball
Wednesday, October 30, 4:30 p.m.
Memorial Field (end of East Maple Street)

Tessier Farm Halloween
Thursday, October 31, 4-7 p.m.
Tessier Farm

Madison Annual Trunk or Treat
Thursday, October 31, 5-7 p.m.
Main Street Park and Playground

Norridgewock Annual Trunk or Treat
Thursday, October 31, 5:30-7 p.m.
Quimby Child Care Center

Dog Walk Costume Contest
Thursday, October 31, 5 p.m.
Coburn Park

Trick or Treating
Thursday, October 31, 6-8 p.m.
Redington Memorial Home.

Kuntz named to the dean’s list at Ohio Christian University Adult & Graduate Studies Program

Christopher Kuntz, of Skowhegan, has been named to the dean’s list at Ohio Christian University Adult & Graduate Studies Program, in Circleville, Ohio, for the fall semester.

Dakota Bragg named a Presidential Scholar at Clarkson University

Dakota Rae Bragg, of Skowhegan, majoring in civil engineering / environmental engineering, was named a Presidential Scholar for the spring 2019 semester at Clarkson University, in Potsdam, New York.

Steward named to dean’s list at Bob Jones University

Matthew Steward, a junior criminal justice major, of Skowhegan, was among over 800 Bob Jones University students named to the Spring 2019 dean’s list, in Greenville, South Carolina.

Local Residents initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi

The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Brooke Curtis, of Skowhegan, was initiated at University of Maine.

Jazzy Osborn of Clinton, was initiated at University of Maine.

Adam Folsom soars to the rank of Eagle Scout

Eagle Scout Adam Folsom

Adam Folsom, son of Todd and Janine Folsom, of Skowhegan, attained the rank of Eagle Scout on March 27, 2019. His Court of Honor ceremony was held at the Madison VFW on Saturday, June 22, where he received his Eagle Scout award.

He is a member of Troop #403 and has earned 22 merit badges. Adam has always loved the great outdoors and chose to enhance the snowmobile trails in Canaan as his Eagle Scout project. Adam has been an active supporter of the Canaan Bog Bouncers and has helped with grooming and trimming trails. For his project he decided to build signs to help snowmobilers navigate their way through the trails. These signs consisted of reflective material and gave GPS coordinates as well as direction and mileage to various locations. These new signs have had a lot of positive feedback

As many of the locals are aware, Adam has had a boy scout bottle donation box located at the end of his driveway for the past several years and has raised over $5,000 for his troop. These funds have been used to assist with miscellaneous scout expenses and charitable donations.

From a young age Adam has always been one who likes to keep busy and started working on his uncles farm at the age of 12, where he learned what hard work and long days were all about. At the age of 16, he was offered a job at Marshall’s Automotives, in Skowhegan. He has been there for almost a year and truly enjoys working with the crew there.

Adam will be participating in the Cianbro welding program in the fall and will be graduating from the Skowhegan Area High school in June of 2020.

Those attending included some who made the trek from as far as Rhode Island to celebrate this special day; to Larry Goldsmith, Scout Master of Troop #403, who assisted Adam in attaining this rank; Jeff Hewett, who stepped in as Master of Ceremony; guest speakers, Senator Brad Farrin, Scott Eggleston, Senior Vice Commander of the Madison VFW, Charles Mahaleris, Kennebec Valley District Advancement Chairman, Mark Tanner, of the Skowhegan Federated Church, and Dave Dagniault who has seen Adam through since the very beginning.

Area teams take part in Battle for Breast Cancer field hockey tourney

Members of the Winslow field hockey team, front seated, left to right, Leah Pelotte and Lainey Bell. First row, Coach Mary Beth Bourgoin, Bohdi Littlefield, Savannah Joler, Haley Moore, Taylor Rodriguez, Alaina Lambert, Sage Clukey and Alayna Morneault. Back row, Kayla Hanson, Marisa Elwell, Madison Lower, Silver Clukey, Mariah Morrison, Justice Picard, Abby Wright, Kassidy Bibeau, Hunter Lee, Lilly Harvey, Sabrina York, and coach Lori Fredette. (photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

Members of the Skowhegan field hockey team, front row, from left to right, Meredith Mitchell, Samantha Bonneau, Sydney Curtis, Emily Reichenbach, Chloe Dubois, Olivia Hatch, Lexi Michonski, Bhreagh Kennedy, Brooklyn Hubbard, Cheyenne Anthony and Mackenzie McConnell. Second row, Jackie Dodge, Nyah Gunst, Harlee Taylor, Kate Kelso, Paige Gilbert, Logan Wing, Mariah Whittemore, Jordyn Flannery, Norrie Tibbetts, Ella Siren and Laney Leblanc. Back row, Coach Tammie Veinotte, Coach Paula Doughty, Riley Enright, Samantha Thebarge, Kayla Furbush, Rachel Tuck, Hannah McKenney, Zoe Nicholls, Emillie Burchett and Brooke Gilbert. (photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)