Honoring military members Sunday

Families and friends of Buxton men and women serving in the military are invited to a gathering at 2 p.m. on Sunday in town hall.

Organizer Jeannette Fernstrom said it’s a time for families to meet and share. Cards bearing the town’s seal will be available for those attending to sign before being mailed to the soldiers.

Names and addresses will be collected to forward care packages from home. Fernstrom is also urging families to take photos, which will be posted on a bulletin board, to the meeting.

Fernstrom, whose daughter, Allison Fernstrom, is in the Army, said 28 men and women from Buxton are on active duty. She said the list includes three cousins, Shaun Emery, Todd Treadwell and Allison Fernstrom; sisters Melissa (Gervais) Johnson and Alesha Gervais; brothers Joseph Link and Anthony Hamel; brothers-in-law William Dodge and Keith Waltz; and a couple, Pam and Mark Unger.

Keith Emery is assisting his sister, Jeanette Fernstrom, in organizing Sunday’s event along with her daughter, Elizabeth Ramsey.

Jeannette Fernstrom leaves March 7 to visit her daughter Allison Fernstrom, who is now at Fort Bragg, N.C., after a tour in Iraq.

One-room school seeks volunteers

The N.C. Watson School House committee is planning to offer a 1900s, one-room schoolhouse experience to School Administrative District 6 students beginning in late April.

The committee needs people interested in becoming docents or presenters of programs. These programs will be pre-written and yet still offer flexibility to fit individual classroom needs. The commitment would include a short training period as well as sign ups for two- to three-hour schoolhouse activity times.

If response allows, the committee hopes to expand the programs to groups and students from outside the district. Retired educators or others comfortable and interested in working with small groups in a living history museum situation should call Louis Emery at 727-3766.

Campaign season nears

Nomination papers for several elected seats will be available from the town clerk’s office on Wednesday, March 21.

Town Clerk John Myers said available seats include two for selectman; one school board; three planning board, three-year terms; one planning board, two-year term; two Personnel Review Committee, three-year terms; one Personnel Review Committee, two-year term; four Budget Committee, three-year terms; two Budget Committee, one-year terms.

Papers must be filed in Myers’ office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30. Election by secret ballot will be on Tuesday, June 12.

Myers said the two selectmen with terms ending in June are Dan Collomy and Carol Sanborn; Karen Connary is the school board member with her term up in June.

Cheverus honor roll

Four students from Buxton were named to the honor roll for the first semester at Cheverus High School in Portland.

They are Alan Piper, senior; Marcus Dominic Cardona and Daniel Piper, sophomores; and Ian Corbett, freshman.

Middle school Greek festival

Studying Greek history, sixh-grade students at Bonny Eagle Middle School held a recent Greek Festival.

As part of their studies, they brought in Greek dishes and sampled dinner items and desserts. The food was rated and the desserts received top billing.

Cutline (#1265) – Jack Memorial teacher Ruth Gubelman welcomes students to the one-room school. Cutline (0860Greek) – Bonny Eagle Middle School students at the Greek festival are, left to right, Shawn Welch, Greta Niedermeyer, Hannah Thomas, Angelia Phipps, Garrett McElrath, and Riley Murphy along with 6th grade teacher Leah Karantza


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