McLean delivers memorial lumber

George McLean last week delivered the material that was used to build the base for the traveling Vietnam memorial that arrived in Maine Tuesday.

McLean works for Hillside Lumber Company of Westbrook, the company that donated about $3,000 in lumber for the memorial. Steve Roberts of Gorham, a Marine Corps veteran, rode aboard the lumber truck with McLean.

The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Experience will be open to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11, 12 and 13, at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.

Roberts’ brother, John Roberts, was killed in action in Vietnam in 1967 while serving with the Marines.

Steller university graduate

Danny Steller of West Buxton graduated in June from the University of Chicago.

Steller is the son of Barbara Cabral and Rich Steller.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in biological sciences. Stellar wrestled for three years and also volunteered with the Red Cross and Hands on USA.

A university statement said Steller plans on becoming a carpenter rather than following his favorite sister’s footsteps to Hawaii to learn how to surf.

Steller graduated in 2001 from Bonny Eagle High School.

New Orleans jazz at Grange hall

Clarinetist Doreen Ketchens and her five-piece jazz band will appear at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19, at Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills.

She and her band, which includes her husband, Laurence, play jazz, Dixieland, and Gospel music. She comes to Buxton from the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Tickets are $15; $12, students and seniors.

Isla on stage

Isla, an acoustic Celtic duo, will perform at the Grange hall at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12.

The duo, based in Nashville, features Scottish guitarist Peter Cairney and Vermont vocalist Deborah Packard.

Tickets are $12; students and seniors, $10.

For reservations for the shows, call Pat Packard, director, at 929-6472.

Avery on dean’s list

Joshua L. Avery has been named to the dean’s list at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., for the spring semester.

Avery is majoring in communications.

Buxton gets capitol flag

Representatives to legislature Dave Farrington, D-Gorham, and Don Marean, R-Hollis, presented Buxton’s Board of Selectman with a state flag in a ceremony during the recent Buxton Community Day.

Farrington said the flag, which once flew over the state capitol in Augusta, would be on display at town hall.

Farrington represents District 130, which is part of Buxton and part of Gorham. Marean represents District 131, part of Buxton and Hollis.

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