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Carter, 84, of Patterson St. Bea was predeceased by her parents, son Vincent Hill Jr. Lewiston-Grace D. In two weeks she would have been 96 years of age on her way to her goal of Grace was predeceased by her husband Joe Plourde in July She is survived by numerous family members throughout the country.

Grace was survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 15th at 11am at Funeral Alternatives. Burial will take place at a later date in Cutler. Neilson, 55, of Dixfield, passed away Thursday, Oct. He left us in the comfort of his companion's home, surrounded by his loved ones. He was a loyal, lifelong member of the Mexico Exiles M.

He enjoyed riding his Harley, living as a self-employed carpenter, spending time at Exiles functions, and landscaping. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and adored his grandson, Alexander James Haynes A. Survivors include his companion, Linda A. Many thanks to the Mexico Exiles M. Sally was a member of the Windsor Historical Society.

She enjoyed Shopping, cooking, flowers, socializing, and particularly being with her family. Through the years she worked for Augusta Supply Co. Sally was predeceased by her parents and half step-sister Linda. Pierce of Falmouth. Grady was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved the state of Maine. He enjoyed ice fishing, and especially trips to his camp in Springfield, Maine with family and friends. Grady was an excellent craftsman. He could build and repair whatever he put his mind to. Grady was also known for his quick wit and sense of humor and befriended everyone he met. He was always willing to lend a hand. Grady will be sadly missed by all and will be in our hearts forever.

He is survived by his parents. A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, October 29, at a. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice of Southern Maine. Freeport-Marsy G. Elkins, 64, of the Old Flying Point Rd. She was predeceased by her parents and a niece Tracy Emerson. Richmond, Me Lewiston-Orrin "Jerry" F. He served in the Navy and Air Force and was an honored veteran, providing exemplary service during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and earning the highest honor that a station was capable of bestowing on an airman.

He worked many years in civil service in C. He married Verna Piper in , and they had 6 children. He was widowed in In , he married Esther Eveleth Young. He was preceded in death by two of his children, Dennis Coombs and Christine Brooks. He was loved and respected by all.

A service will be held at the Fr. Brunswick-Archie W. Pelkey, 84, of Baribeau Dr. The family moved to Canada in where he attended school. They moved back to Millinocke. October to work for Great Northern Paper Co. He also worked 22 years for R. Bouchard Funeral Home. Archie is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Anne Pelkey of Brunswick. Memorial visitation will take place on Monday, October 27th from 10 to 12pm with a funeral service commencing at 1pm, all at the Millinocket Baptist Church.

He died peacefully and in the presence of his family. Swan Conroy. He was class Valedictorian and an Eagle Scout. In February he married Eva E. Nyberg of Auburn and in March entered the U. He served one year stateside and three years in Europe as Chief Warrant Officer. In Rupe and Eva moved to Reading, Mass.

He retired in as a District Manager. Eva and Rupe retired to Auburn, Maine in He also volunteered with the Reading Boy Scouts.. Survivors include his son Robert and daughter in law Michelle; grandchildren Lauren and Thomas all of Bethel; his daughter Susan of Portland Oregon; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. The Conroy family wishes to thank all family and friends, the United Methodist Church and Clover Health Care for their loving support during this time. A reception at the church will follow. Private internment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Bethe.

Auburn-George Edward Varney Jr. He graduated the 9th grade in in Hallowell and then went to work in his father's store in Auburn Maine at the bottom of Drummond St. He worked in the shoe industry for Cushco Services and then as an electrician for Roy Snow. He served 3 years in the National Guard Company "E" rd infantry. On a blind date, he met Florence Libby and knew that she was the one for him. They married May 28, and had three children - William, Jacqueline and Richard- and 58 wonderful years together.

He was a member of the Universalist Unitarian Church in Auburn for many years and served in many positions there. He was also a Cub Scout round table assistant. From to , he was the all around handy man at Two Lakes Campgrounds filling -the ice chest, giving boat rides, and giving wagon rides to kids and anything else that needed to be done.

Everyone knew they could count on Eddie to help. Helping others brought him great pleasure. His hobbies included Varney Craft flocked animals he made from plaster , cribbage, fishing, hunting, camping, and watching the Red Sox. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and by all his camping friends at Two Lakes Campground as well as all his friends in the community.

He will be greatly missed by all of us. His family wishes to thank all the wonderful people at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for all the great care they have given him as well as the wonderful tenants who helped him over the last several months. Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, October 20th from 6 to 8pm at Funeral Alternatives. A Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, October 21st at 1pm at the funeral home.

Auburn, Me or Androscoggin Hom. Care and Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Ella F. Ella was born in Scarborough, on April 2, , at her parents farm, which is now Wassamki Springs Campground. Ella was the youngest and only daughter of John E. Bessey High School in the class of She meet and married too young, according to her mother her husband Paul on Thanksgiving Eve Ella was a woman of substance, independent would describe her best. She worked in the travel, sales and antique business. She enjoyed her astrology, flea market sales, knitting, crocheting and quilting, especially for all her children, grand and greats too.

She was an avid reader and wasn't apposed to betting on the ponies every once in a while at the fall fairs, Fryeburg Fair being her favorite. Holidays were the best, she could whip up, out of this world, homemade ice cream or coffee parfait. James Donahue for all their help, care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army. Auburn-Ina L. She was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her beloved son Brian L.

The family would like to thank the staff at Central Maine Medical Center and also the Staff at the Hospice House for all the kind, compassionate care provided. Augusta-Rosalie W. She is now resting peacefully in the arms of our Lord. After graduation she worked in various capacities within the insurance industry, most recently as a Consumer Outreach Specialist for the Bureau of Insurance in Gardiner, Maine..

Rosalie thoroughly enjoyed life and was a blessing to all who knew her. She was a beautiful, deeply calm, wise, compassionate, generous, fiercely independent, and dryly humorous person. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter and friend. She will be sincerely missed by all of those she has left behind.. Joseph's Catholic Church Chapel. A Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 17th at 11am a St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Gardiner. A gathering will follow downstairs in the Church Hall. The family wishes to thank all of those involved in Rosalie's treatment, especially those at the Maine General Medical Center who provided comfort and care during her final hours.

Born on December 30, , she was the daughter of Everett and Maxine Freeman. Laurie is pre-deceased by her parents and an infant brother, Timothy. Survivors include her son, Luke and his girlfriend Crystal; sisters, Patricia and Cheryl; brothers, Tony and David; four beloved grandchildren, Savannah, Tracey, Haylee and Caralee; nieces, Julie and Valerie; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She worked as a PCA and as a stitcher. Spending time with family and friends, listening to music, playing games, fishing and cooking were some of the things she enjoyed.

She also had a fondness for animals and birds. All who knew her will dearly miss Laurie. All are invited. Please join us for a gathering of friends and family at the Richmond Historical Society at Pleasant St. He was born Jan. He was a life member of the Elks Lodge. He enjoyed Fishing, Hunting and playing golf.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Anita Doucette Fortier of Lewiston. Clarence was predeceased by his parents, sisters Bertha Woodsome, Yvonne Couillard, brothers Leo Fortier, Elmo Fortier, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She worked in the library in Massachusetts Hall at Bowdoin College and was an assistant to the registrar at the college.

She also, in later years, worked as a temporary employee at L. A funeral Mass will be at a. There will be no visiting hours. After leaving the Navy, he became President of Trim-Knit, a textile-manufacturing company his father had founded. He was an avid sailor, winning numerous trophies in sailing regattas on Long Island Sound.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as John Wayne movies, football, baseball in its Golden Age and auto racing. He was an accomplished woodworker, particularly expert at building furniture in his elaborate workshop. He was an airplane buff who could easily identify virtually any military aircraft by sight alone. As a child, he spent many summers at Camp Androscoggin in Wayne, Maine.

His time there helped shape his love of the outdoors. The Greenhill family extends their sincere appreciation to the many individuals who cared for Richard over the past 4 years. Their compassionate care was a great comfort to him. Ronald G Levesque, 71, of Harpswell, Maine formally of Lewiston, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 7, following a long illness.

He was a graduate of Lewiston High School and served four years in the U. Air Force. In he married the former Claire Breault. In he and his wife moved to Harpswell where he has enjoyed many wonderfu. He enjoyed fishing and boating and built a boat with Skeet Catlin, a family friend. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Claire, his daughters.

Harpswell, Me Lewiston-Richard A. He was married in to his loving wife, Rena Pare Boudreault. They celebrated 45 years of marriage in June He worked hard throughout his life in many roles and retired in He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and cars. He was extremely handy and could fix or build just about anything. He had a positive attitude and outlook and was an extraordinary story teller.

He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great — grandfather. A service will be held Wednesday, October 1 at 2pm at St. Box , Lewiston, ME or donate on line at www. Falmouth-Ross Martindale, quietly passed away in his sleep, supported by the love and kindness of the Oceanview Falmouth House Staff and Beacon Hospice, September 19, , he was 94 years youn.

He was employed by National Broadcasting Company as a sound effects technician where he worked in both radio and television for 40 years.. After his retirement he and Nancy moved to Yarmouth Maine where they could spend more time at their summer home on Chebeague Island. Ross lived a full life and with style, a gentleman to the very end, his generosity and humor will be missed by all who knew him. He was born on Feb. Richard worked in the Steel Service Center business. Steel in Pennington, NJ. Kathaleen N. Kathie retired in after 30 years with Nynex Telephone. She married Harvey Allarie and had two children.

She was later married to Victor J. Alexander and became a step-mother to his children. Victor predeceased her in Kathie loved to travel and made many an adventurous trip with her sister and brothers. She also enjoyed her yearly trips to New York to attend Broadway shows and traveled several times a year to California to visit her daughter, son-in-law and grandson. A sorority sister since her days at Edward Little High School, the friends met often and had weekly lunches in her home the last year of her life.

Her "telephone company girls" were an important part of her life. They were able to take her boating this summer and to attend her favorite show, "Les Miserable," in Brunswick just a few weeks ago. Great grandchildren Keenan, Logan and Brooklyn Alexander. And many nieces and nephews. Augusta-Jessie L. Denton, 93, of Pleasant Wood Dr. Brunswick-Kathryn Y. Woods, 88, of the Old County Rd. She would later graduate with the class of from North Yarmouth Academy. Kitty worked for over 30 years in the Brunswick area schools cafeteria's and was loved by many Brunswick students.

She enjoyed traveling, play cards, crossword puzzles and reading. Kitty was very social and enjoyed being around people. Kitty was always known for her quick wit and great sense of humor. She is survived by daughters Janice Herrick of Millington, Tennessee, Ruth Thibodeau and her husband Wayne of Brunswick, 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild all of Brunswick and Millington, Tennessee. Brunswick on Saturday, September 20th at 2pm.

She was born March 9, , in Missoula, Mont. Together they raised four daughters as Edward's career in the Air Force took them to many posts in the U. Upon retiring they lived in Laredo, Texas, where they appreciated being close to the Jim Winch family and the lively atmosphere of the Texas- Mexican border. Just before the death of her husband of 58 years, Julia moved to Portland to be near her daughters and made a wonderful home among friends she cherished at The Atrium-at-Cedars.

Julia was an appreciative observer of people, tenacious in her beliefs and generous to those in need. She loved children and was known for her subtle and wonderful sense of humor. Julia treasured her close relationship with her sister, Dorothy Simpson of Seattle; and enjoyed hearing about her brother, Jim Caplis and her many western nieces, nephews and cousins. Julia took particular joy in her great-granddaugh-ters, Sofia and Elena Gil, who were able to visit her in her last days. The family wishes to thank the staff at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their professionalism and compassion and the caring staff at the Atrium.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a. Tuesday, Sept. Those who wish to remember Julia in a special way may make gifts in her memory to a foundation established to honor the groundbreaking educational work of her daughter, Ann. Route One, No. Lewiston-Clara A. Fuller Perry, 68, of West Rd. Clara worked in various shoe shops, had her own day care and worked for Kennebec Ice Arena. Her hobbies were knitting, camping, reading, cooking, gardening and going to all the fairs to watch the horse shows. She was predeceased by a brother George, sister Doris and her best friend Harold.

Lewiston-Gerard O. Gerard was a mechanic for Louis Chevrolet for many years. He enjoyed fairs, gardening, farming and spending many hours in his maple sugar shack. He also enjoyed Agriculture and the outdoors. He attended Franklin Tech. Institute in Boston, Ma. Until being drafted into the US Army in , as a mechanic.

During his life he worked and became co-owner of Morse Brother Oil Co. He owned Country acres trailer park and several real estate properties. He enjoyed hunting, bee keeping, gardening and making maple syrup, among many other interests. He got his first moose permit just this last year and shot a lb. He had many God given abilities and could fix almost anything. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and cherished time at the family camp in Harpswell.

He belonged to the Eighth Armored Division Assoc. Family and friends are invited to visit Sunday Sept. Funeral Service is Monday Sept. At Shiloh Chapel. Brunswick, Me and the American Cancer Society. Phyllis resided in Lynn for many years before moving to Old Town over 30 years ago. She married Bernard in and he passed in She was a long time member of Al-Anon.

Phyllis enjoyed cross country skiing, Making Quilts, flower arranging and spending time with her grandchildren. Old Town. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Auburn-Charles A. Jucius, 93, of Minot Ave. Charles grew up on Millinocket and graduated from Sterns High School class of He was married in to Ruth Watkins and they celebrated 67 years on June 21st. After the war he moved to Bar Harbor and ran a dry cleaning and laundry business until For the next 15 years he worked on construction projects around the Northeast. Charles belonged to the Pipe Fitters Union Local His interests were photography, square dancing and camping.

He was predeceased by a son Edward Jucius. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Box , 15 Strawberry Ave,.

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He was born on Dec. After graduating in , he continued in the Navy until The family moved from Massachusetts to Maine in He was employed by Diebold for several years and retired from Morin Brick in He enjoyed roller skating, farming and his free time at Mario's.

He was born in Lewiston March 15, son of Willis K. He was educated in Lewiston and Auburn elementary schools and graduated from Lewiston High School in His working career started in as chemist in the research laboratory of Bates Mills. In he returned to Maine to work in the research and development laboratory of Oxford Press Co. Dick was happy to return to Lewiston and worked 10 years at the Authority until his retirement in March on his 65th birthday.

Raymond of Portland, ME. He is also survived by a niece Sandra Lewis of Auburn. He was predeceased by his brother Franklin in Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing, tying fishing flies and reading. He especially enjoyed teaching his son about duck hunting. The family wishes to express gratitude to the staff of St. A committal service will be held at the convenience of the family at Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston.

Lewiston-Joan E. Cox-Lewis, 75, of Minot Ave. Joan was predeceased by her parents and husband Norman Lewis. Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, September 3rd from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm at Funeral Alternatives 25 Tampa St. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, September 4th at 11am at the funeral home. Denise Bonk, 54, of Webber Ave. Lewiston, passed away on Saturday, August 30, at the Hospice House in Auburn, with her family by her side.

For many years she lived and worked Florida having returned to Lewiston 5 years ago. She was predeceased by her father Roger in November of , and her maternal and paternal grandparents and a very dear uncle Ray on October 19, Mill St. She was an authority on medieval Spanish theater and the author of numerous articles on the subject in professional journals. Charlotte Carolyn Daniels was born Dec. She attended public schools in the Olney section of Philadelphia and graduated first in her class at Temple University in She married Carl Stern, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon, in , and the couple celebrated their 55th anniversary last October.

The Sterns had met as graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania. Stern first taught at Randolph-Macon in and received a permanent faculty appointment in She also taught at Lynchburg College from In , she was named the Charles A. Dana professor of romance languages at Randolph-Macon, where she gained a reputation for generously giving her time and encouragement to students and colleagues.

She and her husband retired from Randolph-Macon in She was the book review editor for the Bulletin of the Comediantes and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Hispanic Philology and Ulula: Graduate Studies in Romance Languages. Stern was a lifelong advocate of human rights. She was a supporter of civil rights from the time she arrived in the South in the s, and she actively opposed a referendum that amended the Virginia constitution to ban gay marriage.

After her retirement, Stern became especially active in the local Unitarian congregation, helping to establish a church library that opened in The collection, which now includes more than 1, volumes, emphasizes religious and social issues. A substantial number of the books were donated by Stern herself. She wrote the scripts for several plays that were staged as Sunday services at the church, including one that focused on women in the early history of the Unitarian Church. Stern was an accomplished knitter, chef, seamstress and painter and a devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Duke University basketball team.

She is survived by her husband, Carl; their son, Chris, of Orange, Calif. She had three great-granddaughters, Claire, Emily and Hannah; a nephew; several cousins and their families, all much loved. Anna Hallett was born in rural Nottoway County, Va. Spurgeon Hallett and Charlotte Langslow. She graduated from Newport News High School in , valedictorian of her class, followed by graduation from University of Richmond Westhampton College in In later years she worked as a teacher of home-bound students. Anna married Harold Sniffen in June Their marriage created a secure home for their two children, and also sustained each other for 56 years.

She cherished her family ties to England, but also loved Tidewater, Va. Anna's adult life was marked by community involvement, serving with a number of organizations. She was an active volunteer with libraries and a rehabilitation center. Through much of her life, she was active in the Episcopal Church. John's Church in Hampton. A memorial service will be at 10 a. John's Church, Hampton, with the Rev. Donna-Mae Siderius officiating. At the time of her death, she resided at The Highlands in Topsham. Previously, she resided on Cousins Island and in Yarmouth. She grew up in Minnesota, earned bachelor's and masters' degrees in medical technology and a doctoral degree in biochemistry, all from the University of Minnesota.

She held various positions as a clinical chemist in Massachusetts, Minnesota and Maine. Survivors include a brother, Harry, of North Port, Fla. Lewiston-Sue A. Sue worked for many years at Ames Department Store in the shoe department. She also worked for Walmart retiring due to ill health.. Sue enjoyed taking care of all the babies in the family, nieces, nephews and grandson. She also enjoyed arts and crafts. Sue was predeceased her father, infant sister Judith McKenney. Lisbon with Pastor Gary Leet.

Myron Warren Zimmerman, 89, a retired consulting engineer, died peacefully at home in Brunswick on Saturday, Aug. He was born July 18, , in Monson, the son of the Robert A. He was a registered professional engineer in Maine and Rhode Island, and was founder and president of Zimmerman Engineering Inc.

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  • Later he moved to Augusta where he practiced as a consulting engineer with several state agencies, and later as a self-employed consultant. A celebration of his life was held at Whetstone Pond in Blanchard on Aug. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.. Brad attended Belgrade schools, graduating from Belgrade High School. He married Rosalind Mills on May 3, Active in the Harness Racing industry for over 50 years, he held several positions at various tracks throughout the New England area including Scarborough Downs, Plainridge Raceway and fair tracks in Maine, usually found in the starting gate either driving or starting the races.

    Brad and Rose owned and operated Alexander Horse Supply and New England Sulky where he was a fixture at race tracks throughout the northeast for many years. The family would like to thank the staff of M-1 at CMMC for their loving care and support during the past few weeks. Call Ron or Kevin for directions or questions. Boston, Massachusetts-Charlene A. She enjoyed spending time on the computer, having lunch with her friends and especially time spent with her family. Charlene was predeceased by her parents. Mexico Maine Irene C. Richard, 82, o. Grandview Circle passed Saturday, Augusta 2, to eternal rest surrounded by her family at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn where she had been a patient for several days.

    She is predeceased by husband Vincent J. She is survived by three sons, Jeffery D. Irene enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, gardening, playing cards, bird watching, bowling and especially playing jokes on her loved ones. She also performed many hours of volunteer work at the What Not Shop and at the Rumford school system dining room. The family wishes to thank all the members of the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice especially those at the Hospice House in Auburn who provided care, comfort, and guidance.

    Their efforts are truly appreciated. She graduated from Dover N. High School in She was uniquely qualified to work and volunteer as a peer support specialist at the Learning and Recovery Center at Sweetser. Many commented on the sparkle in her eye, the compassion in her voice and her infectious giggle. In she received a President's Volunteer Service Award "In recognition and appreciation of her commitment to serving our nation and for making a difference through volunteer service.

    But the role she cherished the most was that of "mom. When she was unable to be with them she frequently shared with those around her how much she loved and missed them. She surrounded herself and her home with pictures of her children as well as their artwork. She also enjoyed cooking, with specialties ranging from New England standards to Holland delicacies.

    She most delighted her friends and family with her secret Swedish Meatball recipe. She took great pleasure in entertaining and guests were always sent home with heaps of leftovers. An artist at heart, she enjoyed painting and collage but was especially passionate about working with clay. She gifted many with her intriguing sculptures. She delighted in collecting dolls just as her mother did, and also collected angels and enjoyed having candles throughout her home. She also loved her cat, Max. Surviving are her children; her partner, M. A celebration of her life will be held Friday, Aug. Jeffery J.

    Hunt and Karen J. Ludwig officiating. A private graveside service for family and invited guests will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath. She enjoyed reading, swimming, skiing, hiking, and any activity involving her children. She was an avid peace activist, most recently having marched in Kennebunkport and Boston as well as supporting Dennis Kucinich. She worked as a nurse in her native Canada at?

    Kids, St. Michaels and Toronto General for twenty years. She graduated from St. Georges University School of Medicine in June, and worked as a physician in the emergency department at Genesee Hospital in Rochester, NY for two years prior to adopting seven children in , at which time she devoted herself to being a mother full time. Heather and Vaughn along with their family wish to express their gratitude to the administration, doctors, nurses and the wonderful support staff at Midcoast Hospital. Yarmouth-Leona M. Daly, 80, of Portland St. She is survived by three daughters, eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, three sisters; Maude Rumo, Virginia Arab, Florence Markley and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Route 1, Suite , Falmouth, ME She was born on July 2, in Rumford, Maine. She attended elementary schools in Wilton and graduated from Wilton Academy in She married Richard L. Gray of Chesterville on October 12, She worked briefly at Bass shoe in Wilton until starting her family. Gray Construction.

    She was a member of Girl Scouts as a youth and had fond memories of camp and was a lifeguard at Kineowatha Park in Wilton as a teen. She supported Girl Scouting and youth groups in Chesterville as an adult for many years and enjoyed spending time with the children. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, nieces and nephews and close friends. She was a lovely homemaker, enjoying gardening, cooking, knitting and crocheting, reading, word puzzles, playing her keyboard and spending winters at her home in Zephyr Hills, Florida with her husband.

    She is survived by her husband Richard L. Elaine will be fondly remembered for her giving and caring nature, her love of all children and her playful disposition.. North Chesterville. Suite Topsham, ME Buotte, 69, formerly of Windsor, died with her family by her side on July 22, , at St.

    Mary's d'Youville Pavilion in Lewiston, following a long illness. She was born Feb. MacPhee, of South Gardiner. Judy was employed as a nurses' aide, working much of her time on the psychiatric unit, at Togus Veterans Hospital. She retired in after more than 31 years of service to our country's veterans.. As evidenced by her profession, she dedicated her life to helping others. Her only greater dedication was to God. The eternal optimist, Judy always had a smile on her face, a song in her heart, and always saw the good in everyone.

    Before her illness, Judy loved the company of her cat, Muffin. She collected angel figurines and limited-edition dolls. She is survived by two sons, Richard G. Buotte, and his wife, Dianne, of Litchfield, and Jay A. Buotte, of Gardiner; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery in South Gardiner, date and time to be announced.

    Chebeague Island - Robert W. Jones Jr. He was a pilot in the US Navy from to , after which he became a pilot for Trans World Airlines, retiring as a captain. He took early retirement from TWA t. Bob enjoyed everything about golf; playing golf, watching golf , making golf clubs and working on the Chebeague Island golf course. Tom was born on March 2, , the son of Thomas G. On Feb. Geri died in Ellie died in He enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing, watching sports — especially baseball, and riding his bicycle.

    Tom was a graduate of Hebron Academy. He earned a B. Vici was born in Lakeport, Calif. She was the youngest of nine children. Vici is survived by her husband of 40 years, James E. Vici is also survived by many nieces and nephews, extended family and close friends.

    Vici finished her undergraduate degree in business management at Simmons College in , just before the birth of her oldest daughter. Among her many accomplishments in the workplace, Vici served as vice president of human resources at Essex Bank in Peabody, Mass. For the last 14 years of her life, Vici was employed by the Maine State Retirement System as manager of payroll administration and support services. She felt fondly of her co-workers and deeply regretted having to resign the position due to her illness.

    Vici was a talented and creative person who was a skilled vocalist and enjoyed arts and crafts. She had a deep appreciation for nature and loved taking trips down the Damariscotta River in the family boat. She was an avid reader and lover of literature. One of her chief virtues was her ability to laugh and make others laugh. Her warm and generous spirit made an impact on everyone she met.

    Of the things that mattered most to Vici was her love of family and her deep faith in God, both of which sustained her through her illness. A memorial and celebration of Vici's life will be held at 2 p. Close friend, the Rev. Catherine Anderson, will officiate the service of song and remembrance.

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    In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the American Cancer Society in Vici's name. Lewiston-Lionel L. Lionel was predeceased by his wife Medora LaChapelle who passed away December, 4 his mother, father, and brother Eugene LaChapelle. Rickards and Lephe Howes Rickards. He graduated from Madison High School in Vernon lived most of his adult life in North Anson, moving to Windsor in to live with his daughter Elaine and her husband, Charlie.

    Vernon proudly served in the Army as a heavy mortar crewman during the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign from March to November He served on the front lines in directing mortar fire on enemy concentrations and installations. Earning the rank of First Sargent, he took part in three major battles. Vernon was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed collecting rifles and old coins and frequenting local auctions with his daughter, Laney.

    Vernon especially liked spending time with his beloved dogs, JP and Laddie. He received much satisfaction and pleasure from working in his vegetable and flower gardens, as well as working outdoors, clearing land and cutting wood. Vernon will be loved and remembered for his sense of humor. He spent many enjoyable days at Reggie's garage and Ted's garage in North Anson sharing stories and bantering with friends and customers.

    He always looked forward to Sunday visits with good friends, Joanne and Bill White. Rickards; a brother, Norman Rickards, and a sister, Evelyn Taylor. Miller and her husband Charles Jucius of Windsor; a brother, Carroll Rickards of Saunderton, PA; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephew.

    At his request, there will be no public visiting hours. Augusta, on Thursday, July 17th at 10am with military honors. A special thank you to Dr. Jervey and Dr. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial contribution to HealthReach Homecare and Hospice, P. Box , Waterville, ME Lewiston — Amy L. Profit, 34, died quietly in her sleep Sunday morning, July 13, , at the Central Maine Medical Center, after a short illness.. Amy was born June 28, in Bangor, daughter of Patrick A.

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    Amy grew up in Bangor, and attended schools in Bangor, Sunnyvale, California, and Yokohama, Japan, where she was proud of the distinction of being the only red haired student. Her love of music and her beautiful voice will resonate with those that knew her for a very long time, and it lives on in her daughter Jessie. Amy often spoke of her grandparents Lucille and Dale, and was grateful for the support, love, and affection they continuously displayed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations, if desired, be made to a fund for the children in care of Dale Anthony.

    Clement A. Hiebert died on July 3, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. Joelle C. He came to Lewiston, Maine at the age of 5 when his father was appointed superintendent of the Central Maine General Hospital. He attended Lewiston schools graduating from Lewiston High School in He then entered Bowdoin College where he was on the debating, ski and swimming teams. He was also a licensed Maine guide. His studies were interrupted while he served in the U. Navy from July - July He was a James Bowdoin scholar graduating magna-cum-laude in He only ever wanted to be a farmer or a doctor as he came from a long line of both.

    He was accepted by Harvard Medical School and received his M. His internship and residency were performed at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. During his internship he and two classmates spent a summer with Dr. The poverty and resilience of the patients treated by Dr. Olds with exemplary care, inventiveness and compassion in a hospital with minimal equipment made a lasting impression on Dr. He specialized in cardiac and thoracic surgery until he retired in Health Opportunity for People Everywhere.

    One to Guinea, West Africa during which time he was privileged to visit with Dr. Albert Schweitzer in Lambarene, Gabon just two months prior to his death; the other tour to Colombo, Ceylon. He visited numerous times afterwards to lecture and operate on patients with difficult problems. Gold Heart Award. Being a surgeon was a privilege, and surgery was a craft to be perfected. He expected an exact history and a careful physical examination. He protected patients' rights. Along with Mrs. Bettesanne Halmes in they started the Patient Care Survey Committee - an interface between patients, doctors, nurses and various levels of the administration to improve the level of care and comfort of the patients.

    Patient's comments, criticism, Praise, fears and suggestions were gathered by members of the committee. Other hospitals around New England have copied this format. He also introduced Chest Physiotherapy to the hospital. He had a common sense approach to clinical problem solving and demanded scientific verification. The care of his patients always had first consideration. He in , as President of the Cumberland County Medical Society, announced that the society's eighty-three allopathic surgeons agreed to free second opinions to citizens who have had surgery recommended to them.

    Joseph Califano, U. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare called the program "extraordinary", and an idea that could work nationally. With the increase in interest among youth, it was felt additional staff members were needed. A meeting was held in West Liberty on February 4, to discuss securing the services of a 4-H club agent on a six-county basis. Clubs organized around project areas increased in number with reports of a member canning club in Huron Township and 70 members in clothing clubs.

    By there were ten clothing clubs with members. Nutrition clubs were formed a few years later. It is not clear from the reports whether girls were in the same project club from year to year or if they joined a different project club each year. Boys 4-H clubs were also called by the name of the town, such as Yarmouth Club, or by the project until they were encouraged to also select a club name.

    The stated purpose of 4-H club work in the s was to train boys and girls in leadership and citizenship and to give them training in the best known practices of farming and homemaking. Though not a stated purpose, it was acknowledged that 4-H teaches the parents better methods of farming and home making through the work done by their children in the 4-H clubs. One club existing in the s was the Junior Potato Club organized in to better acquaint boys and girls and their parents with potato growing. A peck of treated early Ohio potatoes was given to each girl and boy. Results showed that potatoes can be grown in Iowa to a good advantage if they have good seed, treat the seed and give the crop the proper care.

    Approved footwear remained a focus as late as when it was reported that girls were buying the low heeled oxford shoes for sport wear and the military heel for dress and that they were proud to be wearing such a type. Jim Evans in and Kenneth Redfern in not only won at the county level but were pronounced State Health Winners. Exhibits at the county fair were by club rather than by individuals. County officers were elected for the first time in at the annual club banquet attended by boys and girls. Securing the services of a Home Demonstration Agent to work with girls clubs or a male county club agent to work with all 4-H clubs was strongly recommended to the Farm Bureau, who was the sponsoring agency at that time.

    In , a Home Demonstration Agent was hired. The depression and poor economy had an impact on youth programs. Or the first girl in each club who baked her quick bread project received a box of dates and a date pitter. Meanwhile 4-H activities continued although commitment varied. Wilbur Chandler, leader of the Ever Ready Club, reported that one girl dropped out in the summer with a sigh saying it was too hot to sew. Another 4-H girl sat up almost all night to finish her dress for the style show. A third girl walked five miles to her Achievement Day program carrying garments that she made.

    Parental involvement differed, too. One mother asked how to finish the pocket on a uniform her daughter was supposed to be making for the contest. Yet another mother turned over the complete wardrobe problem to her daughter. Schools supported 4-H by providing time and space for clubs to meet. But not everyone could attend school in those days. Here, the 4-H club gives them the companionship and inspiration these girls would otherwise miss. The Kiwanis club sponsored a hybrid corn project and encouraged club members in their work.

    The Burlington Chamber of Commerce financed ten club calves by drawing names of 4-H members to receive a calf, then touring the farm to check on the animals. When a committee from the Chamber and the Tri-State Fair board toured the farms, a newspaper article detailed these interesting highlights:. Robert soon had him under control. There was a Kittenball Tournament with three clubs having softball teams competing at the Mediapolis ballpark. Activities included horseshoe pitching, three-legged race, checkers tournament and contests for hog calling, tug of war and nail driving.

    The girls Rally Day included the election and installation of officers, a luncheon, club songs and skits. The YMCA assisted with daily activities such as ping-pong, ring toss, horseshoe and baseball along with special talks by well-known Burlington men. Bliss, Iowa Extension Director as speakers. A newspaper headline read Mediapolis Girl Health Champion and described plans for welcoming her back to the county.

    School authorities and leading citizens of Mediapolis made plans for a reception on her return from the state fair. In Burlington a public demonstration was considered, sponsored by officials of the Tri-State Fair Association, as well as plans to dedicate the Sunday night band concert in Crapo Park her. Poor weather affected transportation of girls to club meetings in Bob Henry, leader of the M. The girls came by nearly every means of conveyance to attend, these meetings; namely, walking, bicycles, ponies, horse and buggy, and cars.

    This shows their determination to be 4-H girls. Smith, club leader in Washington Township, reported assisting with transportation. In the s examples of county fair classes for club projects included a Wash Day unit clothes pin bag, clothes line, hamper, homemade soap or Ironing Day Unit ironing board cover, ironing board protector, clothes sprinkler.

    A contest was held in May to name the newsletter for 4-H members. By it was named The Clover Leaf and continues to this day During the early s, World War II affected 4-H as some events were scaled back or canceled altogether. Some girls 4-H leaders resigned due to extra fieldwork and other work they were called to do. Many felt that 4-H club work was an activity they could drop to save time, travel and money during the war. In addition the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant that took 20, acres out of the county resulted in relocation of many families, thus limiting the expansion of several clubs in the county.

    Still during this time period, Des Moines County sent a contingent of boys to a Chicago event, presented training schools for the girls, hosted a large Jubilee at the Hotel Burlington and showed exhibits at the county fair. They participated in skating parties, camps, record book parties and plenty of demonstrations. Cotton, County Agent in agriculture, spoke to the girls at their Rally Day about their responsibilities in the defense program. More than pounds of certified seed potatoes were planted by club members in cooperation with Benner Tea Company of Burlington.

    Members planted, tended and harvested the potatoes and paid for their seed after potatoes were sold. If they were Grade A, they could sell them to the store over market price. A lingering effect of the war was a drop in 4-H interest among older members due to the defense program, which recruited year olds late in The Tri-State Fair disbanded in due to financial difficulties.

    The first 4-H Rally Day since the war began was in A county skating party held at the end of the heaviest summer's work fell on V-J Day. Parents, leaders, and club members were at the skating rink strong. A special feature at the county fair was a 4-H livestock parade where the boys and their animals were presented as they passed the reviewing stand and girls in the home economics clubs were presented on the stage. Unity 4-H Club was listed as the oldest continuously organized club in the county.

    The Jubilee was usually in January with the two county 4-H presidents boy and girl sharing Master of Ceremonies duties. The annual banquet was typically attended by over The hour-long program was broadcast live over KBUR radio station. Each year an outstanding boy and girl were recognized for work in the prior year. In Ted Hutchcroft recalled that it was unusual for farm boys to travel overseas. A new event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce for members who had completed record books was held at Memorial Auditorium in Dubbed the Record Book Party, attended the first one.

    Projects included building and operating a refreshment stand at the county fair and putting up roadside welcome signs at four entrances to the county. The group held a recreation training school to learn square dancing so that they could help teach it in their local clubs. Later youth and adults attended a county-wide square dance October as a fund raiser for the State 4-H Camp. A first in was a 4-H Exchange trip sponsored by Burlington Bank and Trust for two boys selected to visit Colorado for two weeks.

    Leonard Lane and Gary Tucker were chosen and then later hosted two boys from Colorado. As part of teaching about better grooming, J. Similar events were held several years with Mrs. In the early s, 4-H member Marion Anderson received the state award for the best dairy record book in the state. Warren Gustafson won a trip to National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago for his poultry projects and later Howard Keitzer won the trip for his electricity project. In and respectively, Mrs.

    Carithers, Morning Sun, and Mrs. Most 4-H clubs and many events were separate for boys and girls. In interest was expressed in the Middletown and Iowa Ordinance Plant area for a 4-H club for both boys and girls. The club began with 5 boys and 15 girls. Since none were farm youth, members had such projects as entomology, plant collection and electricity.

    This was later withdrawn due to much opposition, so girls were allowed to be in a boys club as long as they were also in a girls club. The former 4-H Jubilee was not held in , but was combined with the Recognition Party and for the first time was under the leadership of the 4-H county officers. Extension programs have always been dependent on many volunteers and agencies as cooperators in programs.

    Some examples of cooperators: a 4-H Calendar was sponsored by the National Bank of Burlington and sent to every 4-H family to stimulate interest and to spread the 4-H name and emblem throughout the county. The Burlington Chamber of Commerce sponsored 4-H gate signs. Former 4-H member, Ted Hutchcroft, was the featured speaker at the Jubilee in Special recognition was given at the state and national levels to adult volunteers in 4-H work.

    Art Centner received a certificate of recognition from the national 4-H alumni recognition program in Cecil Krekel received the Sapphire Clover award for 35 years of service to 4-H. A dog project was led by Dr. Cowles, Burlington veterinarian. Arne Nielsen led the new county electric project group and Chuck Siekman and Bob Scott offered training for the photography project. In , for the first time 4-H club membership was over Concordia Champions 4-H club planted 3, Australian, red, and white pine trees on the Burton Prugh acreage south of Burlington as a forestry project in This was done by machine with the help of foresters as a public demonstration on tree planting, soil conservation and woodlot establishment.

    A Golden Anniversary program was held March 18 to commemorate the milestone. The program included a re-creation of one of the first girls demonstrations to go to the State Fair, "We Can Carrots. For the 18 th year, Mrs. Holihan was the chief cook at 4-H Dining Hall at the Burlington Hawkeye Fair serving about 4-H members three full meals a day in Judy Laue and Carolyn Hodges won a trip to the State Fair demonstrating the use of nonfat dry milk.

    They later extended their teaching into the community with five demonstrations to people. Mary Logan was a delegate to the State 4-H Safety Conference and was motivated to organize a coffee stop in Mediapolis over Labor Day weekend to help drivers stay alert while driving.

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    At least cars stopped by. An innovative new Extension outreach for low-income youth was initiated in by Jim Hodges, County Extension Director, and carried out with the assistance of three summer staff members who were college students and former 4-H members: Richard McDonald, Kathy Strawhacker and Patricia Steiner. Called the Des Moines County 4-H for Advancement of Youth program, program outreach was to youth in families of limited income. Summer sewing classes were held for older siblings of Head Start children. Strawhacker and Steiner taught 24 girls to sew garments, which they modeled in a style show for their parents and friends.

    In the fall, parents of the girls requested sewing classes for themselves. Since the purpose of ENP was to improve the nutrition knowledge and eating habits of low-income children, Extension staff worked closely with schools and agencies such as Salvation Army and Community Action Agency to reach eligible children and families. The decade of the 70s brought changes to the county fair.

    Due to the construction of a freeway through Burlington, the fairgrounds had to be relocated in Facilities in nearby Middletown were used for the 4-H competitions and displays for several years. A unique partnership involving the County Board of Supervisors, Southeastern Community College SCC and the County Fair Board was completed in with a signed agreement to provide shared facilities for a permanent county fairgrounds on the campus of the Southeastern Community College. Each year during the s, older 4-H members and adults from both counties visited the Iowa Legislature in session to learn the process of state government first hand and to meet local legislators.

    Two-way exchange trips with groups of 4-H members from another state were carried out. Instead of two young people visiting another state as in the s, this gave the opportunity to 15 or 20 youth to enjoy the experience. The highest ever enrollment in traditional 4-H club program with members in 37 clubs occurred in and has not been matched since. In addition, youth were reached through the Expanded Nutrition Program. Each summer, college age students were employed in the county office to assist with summer camps, county fairs and other Extension activities.

    New clubs were formed around special interests of youth — similar to the beginnings of club work in the s. Along with sheep and horse clubs, there was a tropical fish club and clubs with ENP youth interested in cooking and gardening. One club, the Cool Cavonnettes, began as a music group led by volunteer Chris Wiemann. She organized a special Christmas program with the youth opened to the public.

    Visits to elementary schools and recruitment at summer day camps and project groups resulted in more than 30 clubs formed during the decade. An elementary principal expressed a need for a way to encourage students to try new or different foods on the school lunch menus. The teacher read about the food item to the students before lunch to interest them in trying the food. This began with 37 teachers in three elementary schools. When Dyer resigned, Patricia Steiner was hired and continued the program expanding to teachers in all 13 Burlington elementary schools.

    The packets proved so popular that eventually teachers throughout the entire county requested them reaching nearly youth each week. Word of the innovative project spread and the Menu Packet program was featured in a issue of the School Food Service Journal. The next year Steiner was a panel speaker at the national meeting of American Home Economics Association in Los Angeles CA where samples of the menu packet were distributed to the attendees in that session.

    Summer gardening experience was provided in the early s for children from limited resource families. Songs and games related to gardens and nutrition were activities they enjoyed as well as learning how to harvest and prepare foods. Family members were invited to a field day at the gardens and attended a We Care Night as a finale for children and their families. Federal and state fund cuts forced the closing of the youth phase in March In the mids the adult unit also closed.

    However in the mids, a similar program called the Family Nutrition Program FNP was re-introduced in the county when Judith Licko was hired as the first FNP Assistant to teach free nutrition classes to young families. Lisa McPherson was hired in when Licko retired. A walnut gavel carved by Frank Hedges, Huron Township, became a symbol of peace and unity for youth leaders in the Western Hemisphere when he carved a gavel at the request of Ted Hutchcroft.

    Cecil Krekel was selected as one of four state of Iowa 4-H Alumni winners for Gauger a former Vo-Ag teacher at Mediapolis attended the celebration mentioning only about 12 clubs in Iowa at that time were eligible for the 50 th year citation. By membership had dropped to He noted that two family incomes and mothers working outside of the home had an effect on family time. With the farm crisis of the s more women worked outside the home and had less time to volunteer.

    Some of the changes in the program during the s reflected those of a changing society. There was an emphasis on personal development through 4-H and making all projects open to all members. Boys became more involved in home economics projects at the fair. As the farm crisis affected more 4-H families, it was suggested that 4-H projects be modified to cost less and a 4-H money management project was added.

    Clubs were encouraged to have more service type fund raising instead of drives that involved cost input. Youth involved in 4-H developed skills in communication that served them well in their adult lives. Interest in communication presentations at the county fair increased to 55 presentations given in one year. The 4-H program underwent administrative changes in the s that led to a different way of reaching members and volunteers.

    Along with countywide activities such as livestock grooming workshops and science day camps, more events such as camps and trips were offered on a multi-county and regional basis. Janet Fitzgibbon was hired as county program assistant in to assist with 4-H programs. Even with staff changes and extension reorganization, 4-H activities continued through the many hours spent by dedicated volunteers and 4-H members and families.

    Day camps, county fair, awards night, and workshops continued year by year. A 4-H Photography Traveling Display of outstanding photos was hosted in various locations throughout the county. The Clover Kids clubs were formed during the s to allow younger children to take part in 4-H activities appropriate for their age group.

    Unity H 4-H club celebrated 30 years as a club. Mary Laue organized the club in and served all 30 years as leader. The Friends of 4-H fund receives donations through an annual fund drive. Money from this fund was used to defray the costs of trips and camps by providing scholarships for 4-H members. The decade and a half from to included two major changes that were unprecedented - the ending of the County Extension Director position in October and the location of the county extension office outside of Burlington in November Both decisions were based on funding and affected 4-H programs in various ways.

    With less support from federal, state and county funds, more grant money was sought for programs for youth and adult Extension education. Special funding and grants provided outreach education in various program areas to youth. Science education in the schools was carried out by county-employed staff beginning in Most recently, Rhonda Coffey Mueller regularly taught science lessons in classrooms throughout the county, reaching several thousand students each year.

    She also taught summer science day camps for many summers through In the award for an outstanding program was awarded to Des Moines County Extension Council for their youth science and technology outreach efforts. Federal and state funding provided for nutrition education in elementary classrooms through the state-wide Pick a Better Snack program from until June Through the years, nutrition program assistants, including Melissa Lenz, Tonya Strunk, Shannon Dunn, and Michelle Crandall, reached hundreds of elementary students each year with nutrition and physical activity lessons.

    In , there were 22 4-H community clubs and four Clover Kids preH clubs. By the end of there were 15 4-H clubs and three Clover Kids clubs with total membership of over Reflecting a more urban youth membership, special interest projects and clubs included welding, fishing quilting and gardening clubs. Safety and Education in Shooting Sports was a new club formed in to teach basic shooting fundamentals to interested 4-H members guided by as many as 14 adult volunteers.

    Newer requirements have included filing an ethics form, paying a 4-H membership fee, and screening of volunteers. Greater use of technology has helped with quicker communication. Newsletters can be sent via email, short messages can be texted via cell phones and 4-H enrollment is now online. The 4-H program continues to thrive in Des Moines County for many reasons.

    Every year clubs developed new ways to reach out and help those who are in need in various ways. This not only provides a direct service but also instills a sense of commitment to their community. Research-based information continues to be the foundation of Extension education. Des Moines County enjoys a strong commitment from many volunteers to make the 4-H program successful. Long-term club leaders often stay involved long after their own children have graduated or they serve on some of the many committees it takes to run the program.

    Former members comment that the skills they learned in 4-H served them well as they applied for jobs and advanced in their careers. Zentmire was hired as the County Agent. The change to community club took place in Yoakum, served as leader for 10 young people enrolled in the market pig club.

    In October of the same year, Parnell Consolidated School Superintendent enrolled twenty-five boys in the market beef club. The severe influenza epidemic that fall so devastated the list of enrollees that only seven boys finished eight calves in Then in a corn club and a sheep club were formed. In those early years and continuing until , the whole Extension education program was under the sponsorship of the Farm Bureau. This was handled by the county superintendent of schools previous to his removal from the county.

    In parenthesis are the number of members in the original clubs. Out of this list and also among clubs subsequently organized, Hilton Willing Workers is the only one that has continued through 78 year , without a change of name or any suspension of program. Since then the 4-H clubs have been under the sole direction of Iowa County Extension. In D. Zentmire retired after 40 years as county director and in the first Zentmire Superior Achievement Award was given to Karen Stanerson and Don Sherman.

    Iowa County now has 16 chartered 4-H clubs, members and 41 leaders. It was not until that garment clubs were organized. Prizes were awarded for the best garments. The first plan of club work was to teach better practices. It was not until later that the broader idea of service through training the girl for leadership and the giving of demonstrations was developed. This was in the form of livestock work for the boys.

    No baby beef club work was carried on in Greene County until In the boys and girls had clubs for corn, beef, pig, sheep, poultry, garden, bee, canning, and orchard spraying and pruning. Students from the horticulture department pruned 23 orchards. There were five clubs with 70 members. Two members won a trip to the Ames Short Course by winning a demonstration contest at the county fair, and two won trips to Chicago.

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    • The county club committee had charge of the club work as early as Four training schools were held for club leaders during the summer. From to 4-H girls in the county took clothing work because of the wide-spread interest in the home project clothing course. This was continued in , followed in with a canning club, and with a bread club in In boys and girls were enrolled in the various clubs.

      This was a ten percent increase over the previous year. Seven different clubs were conducted during It was interesting to note the influence the various clubs have had upon the different parts of the community. The baby beef club had a wide influence in the county, in fact, a good number of the parents and neighbors of the club members have adopted some of the feeding methods used by the boys in feeding their baby beef calves.

      It has also brought about a keen rivalry between the different communities. The same can be said of the dairy calf and the pig club work. In the baby beef club, 26 boys and girls were enrolled at the beginning of the feeding year, which was November Three boys did not secure calves, and three dropped out of the club soon after the first of January.

      Eighteen boys and two girls finished the work. The calves were one hundred per cent better than those fed the year before, and the members did a far superior job of feeding than was done the previous year. Three breeds, Herefords, Shorthorns, and Angus, were represented in the club. The Herefords led with ten head, Angus was second with six head, and Shorthorns had four head. This calf weighed pounds when it started on feed November 15th, , and weighed pounds when it was shown on September 20th, This was an outstanding job of feeding.

      The calf was shown at the International Livestock Exposition at Chicago this year and placed third. An example is illustrated in this quote from the Farm Bureau records:. I know of no other club member whose influence has been more effective in her own home and community, as the influence of this little girl. Her father is a breeder of Angus cattle and up until this year he had disposed of his calves to his neighbors as soon as they were weaned from the cows.

      By feeding one of these calves, Katherine was able to show him the folly of selling his calves each year; so this year, and he says all other years, he intends to feed his calves himself. Also some of the neighbors adopted some of the methods used by Katherine in her feeding operations this past year. At the Greene County Fair all clubs in the county had exhibits. It was soon felt by the county club committee that health was an important problem and by a county health contest was sponsored.

      Grain judging contests were held in By the 4-H girls had a county-wide Music Memory Contest in which girls competed. The work done by 4-H members was stimulating community interest, but it was becoming difficult to get young people in clubs because of the expense of getting started.

      It was decided that money should be given to, and used for 4-H. Not only were young people learning valuable essentials in home making and agriculture, but were rapidly developing into community leaders. The necessity for leadership was unquestionably the greatest need existing at the time. A new 4-H colt club was started in The 4-H uniform included a sailor collar with a bow.

      It was decided that 4-Hers must keep records and enter record contests. The 4-H boys had already been attending a camp at Mineral Springs, five miles south of Rippey. Ruth Hastings was elected State Historian. The crops judging team of Dee Berry, Carl Hebner, and Royal Holz won 1st in the state, with the first ever perfect score. At this time it was determined that 4-H work had a definite relationship to the community through the development of leadership and the spirit of service through increased scientific information.

      A deepened sense of responsibility gained through demonstration work and cooperation in the club was carried over to community life. Of all of the problems 4-H had, that of securing leadership for clubs was foremost. At first women were timid about assuming leadership; and then leaders were so much in demand in other groups and organizations that it was difficult to always secure them as club leaders.

      Among problems facing Extension in the county from the standpoint of 4-H club programs were the following: the need for reaching and developing younger women as leaders, for meeting the needs of the girls who were interested in the educational work, for reaching girls who most need help, for reaching more girls of club age, and holding the interest of 4-H girls so that a transfer into a rural youth group or adult Farm Bureau could be made.

      Robert was 3rd and received a trip to the International Club Congress as a member of the state team. Again the value of 4-H club work was addressed noting that 4-H work has enriched the lives of girls living in the county by dignifying farm homemaking, developing homemaking skills, training for self-confidence, poise, balance, leadership, communication, responsibilities, true sportsmanship, and social culture.

      There were also poultry, carcass, dairy, and horse judging teams participating there. At this time, the 4-H Club Committee questioned whether girls should be allowed in the livestock program. It was also recognized that former 4-H girls were assuming responsibilities in their communities as leaders in 4-H club work and home project work.

      Club girls were becoming the leaders in farm organization activities and were helping to promote improved standards of rural living. In the goals for the food preservation project were specifically laid out. Each girl was to preserve at least the following items: 4 jars of meat of 2 kinds, 8 jars of vegetables of 4 varieties, 6 jars of fruit of 3 varieties, 2 jars spiced fruits of 2 varieties, 4 containers of jams or butters, 1 jar dried products, and 2 jars of soup.

      Then there were specifications on nutrients and food plans, plus those for personal activities and club work, including personal expense accounts and other record keeping. Mary Carmel Tiffany acted as her campaign manager. In the county rural youth group faced the problem of losing many of their members to the armed service and to jobs taking them outside of the county, as well as the members remaining having more responsibilities and more work to do.

      This affected the attendance of their meetings. It was decided in November that boys clubs would discontinue holding meetings until after the war. They thought that would be better than letting the organization die by lack. The Greene County Fair Board decided not to hold a fair, but after discussion with other organizations, decided to have a 2-day fair.

      In the Food-For-Victory Program girls made a contribution to the food production program by helping to grow, preserve, and store food for home use, and helping to relieve the farm labor shortage. They were trying to pay for outfits worn by former 4-H members now in the armed services. The Salvage Campaign reported 77 girls collecting scrap paper and waste fat. And for the Red Cross ten clubs contributed to the collection of material for scrapbooks for convalescent men in the armed services.

      Five scrapbooks were completed, 20 dozen favors, and fifteen dozen book marks were made according to Red Cross specifications. The war-related programs were carried on into Besides the Red Cross, where the 4-H girls cooperated with the Junior Red Cross by making bedside and kit bags, the Cedar Highland Club had two paper drives and donated the money earned from a memorial for Dr.

      It was decided that all livestock club members must hand in record books by September 1st in order to receive premium money. In the European Relief Projects 12 clubs sent boxes of clothing to Europe. Many letters of appreciation were received, which resulted in establishing pen pals from Denmark, Greece, Holland, and Norway. At the Iowa State Fair Robert Holz had three Shorthorn heifers placing first, second, and third, including grand and reserve grand champion.

      The 4-H organization instituted the health improvement project in cooperation with the health committee of rural women, Greene County Dental and Medical Association, the Health Improvement Association, and the county nurse. Each boy and girl was urged to have a physical and dental check-up. Five of 27 clubs earned the reward. In A. Clause adopted a new system of club competition called a point system for 4-H members. It strived for more club competition rather than competition between club members. A club must have at least points to be eligible for any award. There was a judging school point system too that seemed to be quite beneficial.

      He was expected to feed the steer for the International Livestock Exposition. The boys visited the Swift Packing Plant for a carcass demonstration, the livestock exchange with a trip through the yards, and Boys Town. In the Greene County fair had its largest livestock show ever, with baby beeves, 29 purebred beef heifers, 39 dairy cattle, and 70 pens of purebred and market hogs.

      A talent show was held for the first time in front of the Grandstand. Robert Holz had the champion Shorthorn heifer at the State Fair, and he took top honors in the beef heifer showmanship contest. Ruth Fielding appeared on TV and the radio. The trip was set up on a 4-H exchange idea basis.

      Because of this trip 4-H members had a better idea of the agricultural problems in other parts of the United States. They saw how tobacco, cotton, and rice grew. Each club was asked to select a candidate, and qualifications were sent to the county office. They were filled out at local club meetings and returned to the county office where they were tabulated.

      This was the first year the Greene County Youth Foundation sponsored a special award trip to Chicago. Five 4-H members were chosen for this one week trip. Highlights of the trip were: two test kitchens, two museums, the Board of Trade, Marshall Fields, the Planetarium, Aquarium, and zoo, along with many other attractions. Five boys were selected from 23 to attend a Youth Foundation exchange trip to Pueblo County, Colorado. During their stay at farms and ranches the boys observed irrigation and ranching operations.

      Due to extreme drought and grass hopper infestations, the boys had the opportunity to see how these problems were handled. Herford Ranch in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Three other shows in this series included Janice Carson with a piano solo, the Greene County Fair Board President, and two demonstration teams. With Larry Meinecke having the 2nd. Because the majority of the girls in 16 clubs, in , were between the ages of , it was thought that the 4-H program must be geared to the young and their problems and the teaching methods must be readjusted to reach these younger girls.

      Since Foods and Nutrition was the major theme for the year, 45, meals were prepared, 8, quarts were canned or preserved, 4, quarts were frozen and pounds were frozen. It was thought that there was not enough music and recreation in the club programs. Few girls learned songs or learned to recognize music by listening to numbers, and few girls learned the folk games in the music program. But 4-H was a wonderful experience for many Greene County families.

      Skills and new methods were only a part of the learning; being a good officer, working well on a committee, gaining poise and self- confidence by giving talks and demonstrations — these too were a part of the program. The State Convention was held in Ames, June One member from each club attended. They toured the county, and Iowa State College. He was impressed with the 4-H dormitories at the State Fairgrounds in Des Moines and their method of handling their show. He was also impressed with TV and how it was used in education. Some of their reflections in were that older girls were dropping out and the need for advanced work being designed to interest these girls.

      Also recreation for boys and girls was a major problem, and all clubs should be afforded recreational training. Objective grading of record books fairly was a major problem and the County Committee and leaders should take an active part in grading them, paying no attention to the names on the books. And finally, the need to enroll all eligible Greene County youth and to carry on an active 4-H program in all clubs in the county by an active publicity program and personal invitation. In a Music Festival Day was held in May.

      James Kearney was the director. The only requirements were to own a uniform and come to rehearsals. Tickets were sold by clubs in advance, having a contest to increase sales. For promotion the girls handed out samples of cottage cheese, cheese dip, and potato chips in nearly all grocery stores in the county. Donations were received from creameries in the area. A new system was used for judging the 4-H record books that were turned in. One person judged all of the books, to be more uniform, and the reaction was favorable.

      Eight boys and six girls were awarded the Youth Foundation Trip on the basis of their over-all 4-H club record, as well as other community activities. The boys visited several ranches in. The trip was sponsored by 36 businesses. A herdsmanship award was added at the county fair. For a monetary prize clubs were scored on keeping the barns and exhibit areas neat, clean, and well cared for. Judges looked for evidence of: teamwork, education, interest, and creativity. Over attended.

      This was the largest crowd ever on record at the roller rink. The Youth Foundation Award Trip was awarded to eight boys selected for their outstanding long-time record in 4-H work. The boys then represented the county at the International Livestock Exposition in Chicago. In there were exhibits at the county fair. This was the first year exhibits were placed by club and not class for more caring of the exhibits.

      There were some joint boy-girl activities held this year, including officer training school and a recreation and music training. Exhibited were: baby beeves, 40 heifers, 7 cow-calf pairs, hogs, sheep, 22ponies, 2 poultry, and 11 pens of five beef. The special activity for the year for the boys was a 4-H tractor program, because every boy works with a tractor and needs to know proper care and maintenance. On the way they stopped at the Eldora Training School for Boys. Then an agriculture engineer from Iowa State University conducted a county-wide workshop on tractor safety in Churdan.

      The Greene County Farm Youth Foundation reorganized and new standards were written for the boys award trips. They were to attend. Eight boys were eligible to go to Washington DC for a 4. They needed to choose the material and a pattern. In the county had girls and boys in twenty-two 4-H clubs with thirty leaders. This was the first year demonstrations were chosen to go to not only the state fair, but also the Clay County Fair in Spencer.

      The trip had been so successful the girls were contemplating making the trip with the boys the next year. The standards were to be the same as the boys. Ann Luther received 1st and 3rd places with her Hampshire ram lamb. An honor club was established in , to keep older 4-H members interested in club work during their high school years.

      Boys and girls The group selected a service project and a leadership one. Then they wrote a constitution to state the purpose and clearly state the requirements for membership. The County Committee looked at trends in 4-H agriculture projects since Their findings were that beef members, market and purebred swine litters, and garden, woodworking, electric, and entomology had increased.

      The horse and pony members had sharply increased, but dairy and market and purebred sheep decreased. She also received luggage, movies of her family, and tape-recorded voices of her four children so that her parents could see and hear them. After the election of officers the joint installation was held. Clothing was the project for the year. It was decided there was not enough time for judging the exhibits, so either they need to be limited, or arrangements needed to be made for more judging time.

      As foods was the major project for the year, several community service projects included tray favors, bibs, entertainment, and caroling for the County Home and hospital, in Jefferson and Woodward, and Veterans Hospital in Des Moines were undertaken. In H ome Improvement was the major project for the year. The Foods and Nutrition and Clothing projects were carried too, but due to space only Home Improvement exhibits came to the fair.

      There were articles. Jane Terrill showed the grand champion beef which her father had done 25 years earlier. Ann Schilling brought home some crafts from her 6-month stay in Greece. She was one of six attending from Iowa. It was presented at the 4-H State Conference in Ames. She was an 11 year member, on a state fair demonstration team, worked three years as a district camp recreation director, was county 4-H vice-president, and for three years was a leader-member in her local 4-H club. The name of 4-H demonstrations was changed to presentations, to allow more freedom for youth to use their own creativity and ideas when they presented.

      The senior 4-H members held three meetings on world hunger problems this year, and discussed the problems of Yucatan in particular. Stan Curtis showed the top gilt at the Iowa State Fair. It was out of a purebred Poland China Boar and an off-belt Hampshire sow from the Curtis breeding herds. During National 4-H Week in , a major effort was made to inform all youth about the 4-H program. Model rocketry was initiated with two college boys conducting project meetings. Also because of this club, a county-wide entomology project meeting was held.

      It was now a part of four agricultural agencies in a new building on North Highway 4, in Jefferson. In ten members were elected to serve on a council that would give leadership to the many 4-H programs during the year. Ed Fitzpatrick was selected as Fort Dodge area council representative during the state 4-H Conference. They were judged on grooming, posture, poise, appropriateness for occasion, becomingness in color, texture, design, fit, accessories, and construction of the garment. The Ames Hospital honored the 4-H members of Greene County, as well as eight others that collected , Betty Crocker coupon points for additional equipment for the unit.

      The first ever alumni picnic for county officers back to was organized by Terry Rich. In there were girls and boys enrolled in 29 clubs in Greene County with 48 leaders. Educational presentation day was moved from the traditional summer date to March 31, and the number of presentations went from 35 to The photography project was becoming increasingly popular.

      Project meetings were held six times a year. A project leader and professional photographers did the teaching to 30 — 50 members per meeting. The livestock judging program increased markedly under the leadership of experienced judging coach, Bill Fulcher. After many workouts Greene County received 4th at the State Fair.

      At the Greene County Fair the Extension aide organized a talent show. All clubs had the opportunity to display the creative ability of their members. The response was so great plans were made to continue it in the future. The article referred to the mini-station Terry organized and used for broadcasting at the county fair. He was also the champion showman at the Iowa State Fair. He was one of six national winners in the 4-H swine program. In the first Greene County Fair parade was held on Wednesday evening before the fair. The parade lined up at the fairgrounds and wound around the downtown square.

      It was followed by free ice cream cones by the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce back at the fairgrounds. Hugh Gannon showed the Grand Champion steer at the fair, which had a daily gain of 3. The greased pig contest was initiated on Friday night of the fair in front of the grandstand. New at the fair this year was a square foot all-steel building, located on the site of the former show ring building. The new building featured new aluminum bleachers with a seating capacity of , a square 60 x60 showring, four powerful lights above the ring, and foot sidewalls. Livestock numbers were down due to high feed costs and replacement costs.

      Small animal projects continued to increase in numbers. Raney had been the past State Historian. The McGregor family band was asked to perform during the time President Ford was visiting the 4-H building. The seven member band, made up of mother and sons and daughters, played soft rock music, not unlike the Carpenters. Kristi Holz was named a state winner in the 4-H home management program and attended the National 4-H Congress.

      Jeff Sandage was first place individual. In the pseudorabies situation changed the order of the county fair sale. Due to the pseudorabies issue the hogs had to all go directly to slaughter following the sale. A new and challenging 4-H project emerged in the form of commercial beef pen of three exhibits at the 65th Greene County Fair. Beef of any breed or crossbred were eligible for exhibition. The commercial pens were not eligible for halter classes.

      They were evaluated in two areas, premium money and ribbon placings. Members guided their dogs through about fourteen weeks of obedience training in preparation for competition at the county and state fairs. This was the second year of its existence. The Buckaroos served the special interests of those who had horse and pony projects. The club was designed to provide special help for those young persons who had selected horse and ponies for their projects.

      They were provided with special help that they would not receive in a regular club. The winter meetings were concerned with the care of horses and equipment, and in the spring members brought their horses to the fairgrounds where they learned the fundamentals and sophisticated rigors of show ring etiquette and performance. In Temple Grandin, a consultant and designer of livestock handling facilities for feed lots, ranches, packing plants, and auctions was brought to Jefferson to speak on livestock handling. There was a lot of interest in the new show. Pam Thomsen was the superintendent.

      Scott Finneseth won the highest national award that could be given to a youth by the Appaloosa Horse Club Inc. Finneseth was one of just two young persons in the nation to receive the National Honor of Merit Award through the Appaloosa Youth Program. They made appearances in churches all over the state, and in October presented their program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the National Council of Catholic Women. Special emphasis was given to 4-H leader and parent training on special subject areas and on writing goals and objectives for projects.

      As a result a new form was developed which was to accompany each 4-H project to the fair. New in was a free gate at the fair, in order to boost attendance. He won first place with his ewe lamb, his yearling ewe and a pair of ewes. The Greene County Council provided entertainment, with over 75 leaders and spouses attending. She received a trip to the National 4-H Congress in Chicago. A new club, Scranton-Kendrick, was formed with Ruth Stephenson as organizational leader, and Bob Stephenson as livestock project leader.

      A new producer - 4-H market steer show was organized. The project consisted of a cow-calf producer in Greene County donating a calf to a 4-H member. The calf would then be shown at the fair, sold, and the check from the packer split between the 4-H member and the cow-calf producer. The junior sheep show was one of the biggest county shows in Iowa. In there was a major push to replace sexist club names.

      One club was even named Mixed Species. The group was organized into a music, communication, and citizenship 4-H club. The Greene County Fair was the only fair in the Des Moines extension area to show an increase, and the quality was good. The pound Limousin was reserve grand champion at the Greene County Fair. Both had many years of involvement in 4-H themselves, as well as leading Greene County clubs.

      A grant was received from the Iowa Conservation Corps to cover many expenses. She was a well-informed industry spokesperson. Eighteen members of the Youth 4-H club presented a musical tribute to Galen DeValois at a retirement open house held in his honor. Pizza Hut in Jefferson gave personal pan pizzas to 4-H youth turning in, and having outstanding record books.

      An ultrasound test was conducted on over head of livestock at the Greene County Fair, including swine, beef, and sheep. The ultrasound test on the swine determined the placing in the swine production test contest. The beef and sheep ultrasound tests this year were conducted solely for educational purposes. The YOUTH club attended the National Safety Council Conference, youth division, in Orlando, Florida to receive the national runner up award for their efforts in promoting safety awareness for two years in Jefferson and throughout Iowa.

      The delegation joined more than representatives from eighteen states. As part of the event, youth attended sessions conducted by safety specialists on stress, substance abuse, AIDS, farm chemical, water, and motor vehicle safety. The Greene Emeralds co-ed 4-H club was organized in with ten charter members. Volunteers are hard to find for these kinds of programs, and Monica should be an example for all of us. Shirley Stakey, state 4-H and youth program assistant, spoke commending the group for its community efforts.

      The former County Council was renamed the Young Leaders in These 4-H members developed leadership and citizenship skills as they served as role models for other 4-H members while assisting with a variety of 4-H events and activities in the county. Nominations were taken over two years.

      In , as a Sesquicentennial project, the club invited those still living and descendants of those who were not, to a dessert luncheon. Monica McGregor said that over sixty women were included, which did not purport to be all-inclusive of notable Greene County women. They were some of the more than 5, green shirts from 92 counties that visited Cyclone Stadium. Carly Tiffany of Greene County received the state 4-H achievement award and the home improvement award. Carly also earned the Juergens 4-H Scholarship. During her nine years in 4-H Carly completed exhibits in at least fourteen project areas.

      She also earned 4-H recognition for her record book in home improvement, child development, bread, and photography. Iowa and Greene County joined two thirds of the United States in taking a new vision for protecting youth. The procedure included completing an application and authorizing a record check at the Criminal. Investigation and Transportation. There were volunteers in Greene County to go through the process.

      They provided an overview of Iowa history, contributions Iowans had made to the world, information on Greene county natives that made a significant contribution, and promoted a greater understanding of the music, arts and cultural contributors from Iowa. Youth presented thirty minutes of singing, dancing, speaking, and instrumental presentations. Each member had conducted research learning more about a famous Iowan. Five clubs from Greene County were honored at the Iowa State Fair for serving youth in their communities for fifty years or more.

      Greene County youth leaders met with Publisher Bruce Hoening of the Globe-Free Press to discuss the new county 4-H newspaper which would be published six times a year. The publication was to bring news of 4-H projects and accomplishments to the county. In Scott Walker received the champion beef showmanship award for the 11th and 12th grade division at the Iowa State Fair; and Matt Lautner exhibited the grand champion crossbred market steer. Matt Lautner exhibited the reserve champion Division market steer. In Denmark she came from an island with a population of about people. In Jefferson Ulla stayed with the Craig Hertel family.

      Diners had their choice of roast beef or an Iowa chop, and the ladies received a carnation. The fundraiser profits were used for community service projects.