Charest plays Inaugural Gala

The Bob Charest Band entertained 140 people on Saturday at the inaugural gala at the Centurion Banquet Center on Larrabee Road.

In addition to Mayor Bruce Chuluda, his wife, Victoria, and their daughter, Lisa, others who attended included members of the City Council and members of the School Committee. Chuluda spoke briefly and introduced newly elected city officials to the gathering before dessert was served.

Business leaders included members of the Chamber of Commerce and Idexx executives.

A cocktail hour preceded a buffet dinner. The Bob Charest Band played for three hours until 11:30 p.m.

Culler, Reece wed

Jory Culler and Jeremy Reece were united in marriage in September at Couples Negril in Negril, Jamaica.

Rev. Trevor Hilton officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Lorene Culler and Butch Swanson of Cairo, Neb.

The groom is the son of Tom and Joanne Reece of Westbrook and Royce and Vicki Weber of Elkhorn, Neb.

The newlyweds live in La Vista, Neb.

The bride is a 2001 graduate of Centura Junior-Senior High School in Nebraska and a 2005 graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Neb. She is a third grade special education teacher for Trumbell Park Elementary School in Papillion, Neb.

The groom graduated in 1998 from McCool Junction High School and major in business at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He is a staff sergeant and airborne ranger with National Guard Unit 134 based out of Crete. He’ll be deployed for 12 months in Iraq after being deployed to Camp Shelby in Mississippi for six months.

A reception honoring the couple will be scheduled after the groom returns from active duty.

Seniors’ driving course

The Westbrook Senior Citizens are sponsoring a driver’s safety course on March 25 and April 1.

To sign up or for more information, call 854-5043.

Currans visit Texas

Phil and Nancy Curran of Duck Pond Road have returned from Sinton, Texas, where they visited their daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Raymond D. Goyet Jr., and grandchildren Brianne Shuman; Jenna Goyet, a student at Texas A&M Corpus Christi; and Mark Goyet; and great-grandsons Ryan and Calvin Shuman.

Phil and Nancy’s son, Dennis Curran, flew in from his home in California to meet them at the Goyets and to attend his brother-in-law’s promotion ceremony.

Raymond Goyet, son of the late Raymond Goyet Sr. and Muriel Goyet of Brown Street, was recently promoted to commander in the U.S. Navy. In a ceremony that included participation by all members of the Goyet family at the Navy College, Ingleside, Texas, Phil Curran administered the oath of office to his son-in-law and delivered the customary address. A luncheon followed for guests and all the officers and chief petty officers in Goyet’s Navy command.

Goyet enlisted in the Navy in 1977 and attended nuclear propulsion schools. He served many years in the submarine service before transferring to the surface fleet. He held a wide range of engineering assignments assignments and presently serves as engineering inspection officer, operating from Naval Station, Ingleside.

He attended Westbrook’s St. Hyacinth’s Grammar School. He and his wife, Martha Goyet, are both graduates of Westbrook High School in 1977.

Lisa Marie engaged

Susan Gagne is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Lisa Marie, to James A. “Andy” Noyes of Acworth, Ga.

He is the son of Patricia and James Sims of Berwick and James and Kim Noyes of Overland Park, Kan.

Lisa Marie is a graduate of Westbrook High School and attended the University of New England, achieving her masters degree in occupational therapy. She is employed by D’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston.

James “Andy” Noyes graduated from Noble High School and is employed by Auto Nation – Team Nissan in Marietta, Ga.

A September wedding is planned.

Valentine show rescheduled

Pine Tree State Country Music Association Valentine show will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Memorial Post 197 of the American Legion on Route 25. The program was postponed from Feb. 12 at another location.

The show features Slim Andrews and the Cumberland Valley Boys; Bobby Le and Kountry Knights; and Janet Wentworth and others.

There will be food, raffles and a cash bar. Seniors and members, $6; non-members, $7; children under 12, free.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call Joan Cole at 490-1232 or Mary Hamilton at 247-4611.

Russell on honor’s list

Eric J. Russell has been named to the honor’s list for the fall semester at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Schultz earns academic award

Renate C. Schultz is a recipient of the Dean’s Award for the fall semester at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.

Schultz, a biology major, graduated from Westbrook High School in 2002. She is the daughter of Virginia M. Schultz.

Hanscom excels at UNE

Courtney Hanscom has been named to the dean’s list at the University of New England for the fall semester.

Hanscom, majoring in occupational therapy, is a 2003 graduate of Westbrook High School. She is the daughter of Michael and Linda Hanscom.

Gouzie on dean’s list

Madison C. Gouzie, a sophomore, has been named to the dean’s list at Colby College in Waterville for his outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester.

Gouzie, who attended Westbrook High School, is the the son of Linda Gouzie.

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