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23 March, 1984 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 21 TOWN MEETING The Perry Towfi Meeting held on March 12th in the evening, was not con- ducted legally and another meeting will be held in April, date to be announced. At the Perry Town Election held on March 12th in the afternoon, Mrs. Margar- et Pottle was elected as Perry's new Tax Collector. Her home is on No. 190, first home on right. Her office hours will be every day except Mondays, after 3:00 p.m., Including weekends. For your own convenience, please call her first at 4473. Mrs. Cheryl Brown was re-elected as Town Treasurer; Michael Brown as Select- man for 3 years, and Kenneth Camick was voted in as Overseer of Poor. MOOSE HUNTING APPLICATIONS Applications for moose hunting are now available in Perry from Mrs. Evelyn Pottle, Town Clerk. Adult Ed. at Delivering Adult Education in an area as vast as Washington-Hancock counties is a challenge countered by the varying needs of a diverse population. It is all well and good to provide centralized pro- grams, but what of the people in areas so remote that travel is prohibitive? Not- withstanding a fairly regular roster of course offerings on campus, W.C.V.T.I. endeavours to bring adult education to those areas whose needs are not neces- sarily predetermined by population den- sity. Isolated communities yearn for the opportunity to utilize their facilities for the benefit of all, albeit with a zero bud- get for vocational education excepting a few. W.C.V.T.I. is the bridge which spans the gap. Take for instance the downcast fish- erman, in conjunction with SeaGrant of Orono, seminars on basic twine mending, trawl doors and hydraulics, respectively, will be conducted this spring in coastal areas from Stonington to Harrington, Serving the needs of the paper and pulp industry, apprenticeship programs- are well established. A newly developed digital electronics curriculum for Passa- THE STRAWBERRY PATCH RT. 1 - PERRY, MAINE GROCERIES FRESH FRUIT - VEGETABLES Ann Spinney el. 853-2388 MEMORY LIGHTS The Memory Lights are burning for the month of March in memory of Mrs. Austin (Lola) Humphries from Frances Cheverie in happy memories of her youth. PERRY GRANGE NOTES On March 10th, following a potluck supper, the Perry Grange worked the 3rd and 4th degrees on Ann and Vinton Cas- sidy of Perry, SueEllen and Marshall Eberhart of Robbinston, Mary and Henry Schade of Pembroke. C.W.A. Chairman is Mrs. Evelyn Pottle and the contests for sewing and yeast rolls ends April 15th. This contest is open to non-Grangers as well. AROUND AND ABOUT Sympathy is being extended to the family of Mrs. Myra (Pottle) Lincoln, upon their recent bereavement and to the family and many friends of Elliott Newcomb. W.C.V.T.I. abled the burgeoning work force to keep up with ever increasing orders. Emer- gency Medical Technician and First Re- sponder courses are essential as many miles separate casualty from medical attention. At this time, First Responder courses are in progress in three locations, Machias, Dennysville and Perry, and many other communities are eager for this humanitarian course of instruction. The need to complete high school is often precluded by the need to make a living; General Education Diploma (G.E. D.) preparatory classes are offered in several locations and constitute an incen- tive for many to further their vocational training. In conjunction with the Univer- sity of Maine at Machias, an associate de- gree in digital electronics has been dev- eloped. Woodworking in Jonesport/Beals, Small Business Management and Chain Saw Maintenance in Topsfield, Scuba Diving in Calais, Salmon Aquaculture in Eastport, these are just a few examples of the extent to which W.C.V.T.I. Adult Education has driven the vehicle of vo- cational education to the people. IIP ,,=mm "MI=" ,qlm=, '=IIIIP ,glm=, ,Iml ,,im ,=lm= .,tl= SODA - COLD CUTS - BEER l We will trade or buy books. TEL. 853-4004  Will accept large items 0 Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM O on consignment. 0 Fri. & Sat. 8 AM - 8 PM  Come in and talk to Pat or Meg. 1 suo800o , Drop in andcheck our low prices  L Wed. thru Sun., 10 AM -5 PM l I I GOLDEN FLEECE I FLEA MARKET RT. ,90-PERRY, ME. I l I Used furniture, small and large I t appliances clean used clothing I (some new at used prices), new 0 jewelry, toys, glassware. 0 r "'m 'n 'm'  ' m/ SPEED QUEEN  and GIBSON APPLIANCES :  , | REFRIGERATORS- WASHERS ** DRYERS,DISHWASHERS ** i EASTPORT APPLIANCE I  I/I.4 40 Washington St. - Eastport Me. X IlmllRl. Tel. 853-4628 HOT OFF THE PRESS-Copies of the new books about Maine Indians that were prepared by the Pleasant Point Bilingual Program are being shown by, front row, l. to r. David Francis and Charles Lewis. Back'ow, l. to r.-Joseph Nicholas and Kathy Lewis. {Susan Esposito Photo) (English/Passamaquoddy) Bilingual booklets available "Most people won't realize how im- portant a culture is until it's gone. These will help Passamaquoddy youngsters un- derstand their heritage and will help other students find out about Indians as a whole". Joseph Nicholas, the director of the Pleasant Point Bilingual Program, was re- ferring to a small pile of books that lay before him. Three of them were language lesson booklets, written in both English and Passamaquoddy, and told stories about the first Indians, Indian characteris- tics and religion in the Indian society. Another, titled Chipmunk, is an historical novel dealing with the role a Passamaquod- dy boy played in the American Revolu- tion. All four books are now available to area schools. The educational booklets were written by Charles Lewis of Eastport and many of the illustrations were drawn by his daughter, Kathryn Lewis. Another person who is actively involv- ed in the Bilingual Program is Language Co-ordinator David Francis, Sr. Francis is currently working on a Passamaquoddy language dictionary and laughingly pre- dicts that he will still be working on it ten years from now. "It contains 5,000 words and will have 100,000 when it's completed," he point- ed out. Writing a dictionary is a remarkable achievement in itseit-, but is especially so because the Passamaquoddy language has only been written down in the past I0 years. It had been an oral language for centuries. Ix t NORTH PERRY , BEVERAGE = and Redemption Center Gin Cove Rd. -- North Perry Me. = = BEER -- CIGARETTES -- SODA = 1 CANDY - MILK - BREAD = GROCERIES = = Olgen Seven Oays a Week a 1 .. gram, P .0. Box 295, Perry, Me. 04667. NOIICE TO ALL PERRY RESIDENTS New customers will save money on Homeowners Insurance or we II send you i FREE GIFT! ! j PEOPLES INSURANCE 54 Washington St., Eastport, Maine 853-2914/4288 by Susan Esposito During the past three years of the Title VII financed Pleasant Point Bilin- gual Program, Nicholas and his associates have tried to instill a more positive view of Indians, "more pride" into the class- room and, at the same time, preserve the Passamaquoddy language by whatever means possible. 'q'his is the sole basis of the project," stressed its director. "We want to save the language so that some linguist can look at itS0 years down the road." Over 45 percent of the Pleasant Point residents speak the Passamaquoddy lan- guage now. Lessons are being taught in the evenings for adults who wish to know more about their tribal language, and weekly lessons are sent to each home on the reservation via newsletter. Tom Lewey, a fluent speaker of Passa- maquoddy, is employed by the Bilingual Program to teach at the reservation's Beatrice Rafferty School and approximate- ly one-third of the Catholic Mass is recit- ed in Passamaquoddy. "Father Hare has picked it right up," smiled Nicholas. Robert Leavitt, a linguist at the Uni- versity of New Brunswick, conducts a monthly language workshop on the reser- vation and the teacher's aides are all flu- ent in Passamaquoddy. The last Bilingual project goal was to plan and implement a fully integrated b/lingual program for Passamaquoddy children in grades four through eight. The next proposal will deal with children in grades kindergarten through four and materials will be developed for them gear- ed to their educational level. 'We're about to introduce a book, Neke Naka Toke ("Then and Now") into the classroom. It's a bilingual teach- ing unit designed to teach kids about the past 30 years on this reservation," explain- ed Nicholas who added "They don't know what kind of hardship people en- dured in order to get where we are." If anyone would like to purchase one or more books prepared by the Pleasant Point Bilingual Program, they should contact the Pleasant Point Bilingual Pro-