Strout named to Montalvo position

Ron Strout has been named customer service coordinator at Montalvo Corp., 50 Hutcherson Drive.

He and his wife, Debbie, live in Gorham.

Strout has been with the company for 10 years, previously serving in the accounting department. “Moving Ron to sales and customer service fits his talents. He knows our company, its products and our customers,” said Ed Montalvo.

Prior to Montalvo, Strout was a credit consultant and later credit specialist for ABB Environmental. He also served 10 years as credit manager with Yankee Industrial Truck. Strout also once worked for Great Northern Paper Co.

Strout holds an associate degree in business from Eastern Maine Technical College and later majored in elementary education at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He served two years with the Coast Guard.

Montalvo Corporation is an international specialist in industrial web control systems.

Johnson to speak at GB&CE luncheon

The Gorham Business & Civic Exchange will host its first luncheon meeting of the fall at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Portland Faith Center on Elkins Road.

In keeping with the exchange’s theme of “Growing Your Business,” the Rev. Gordy Johnson will speak about “Vision for Growth.”

Johnson moved to Gorham 10 years ago from Tulsa, Okla., to help pioneer the Portland Faith Center. Since, the congregation’s attendance has grown to nearly 400.

Woman’s club to hear cancer program

A cancer survivor will speak when the Gorham Woman’s Club meets at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, in the fellowship hall at the First Parish Church.

The survivor, who is a representative of the Maine Cancer Foundation in Portland, will speak about breast cancer at 1 p.m. following light refreshments.

Guests are welcome at the meeting. For more information, call Alice Keddy at 839-4579.

Benefactor’s gift society topic

Members of Gorham Historical Society will hear about the recent gift from a Gorham farmer when the group meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at the Gorham Savings Bank Operational Center off Gray Road.

The late Jim Eddy of Barstow Road in White Rock gave the society a 75-acre farm and historic farmhouse last summer. Eddy, who was 93, died shortly after bestowing the gift.

The society will discuss proposals for use of the property.

School talent call

Do you sing, dance, do comedy or have any other special talent you would like to share?

The Chamber Singers at Gorham High School will be hosting an all-school talent show on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m.

Those interested in participating should contact Darrell Morrow for details and rehearsal schedule.

Melodrama auditions

The Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts is holding open auditions on two days this month for the melodrama, “Sundown at Heartbreak Mine.”

Vic Lloyd said the auditions would be 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, and 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, at the school, 19 State St., Gorham. Lloyd is seeking actors, singers and dancers for the show.

Darnell Stuart will direct the show.

For more information, call Lloyd at 839-DANS (3267).

Baxter Memorial Library fall hours

Baxter Memorial Library will remain closed on Saturdays until Oct. 21 because of a staffing shortage.

The library’s current fall hours are Mondays, 12:30-8 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of Public Debt reported on Thursday, Sept. 28, that the U.S. public debt was $8,473,684,136,460.62.


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