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Page 20 THE QUODDY TIDES 27 March, 2009 PEMBROKE Ooll Menzel, Tel. 726-4734 e-mail TOWN NEWS church activity. Selectmen meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the fire station. The planning board meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.. also at the fire station. The town will hold its annual rabies clinic at the fire station on Saturday, April 4. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Town clerk Janice Scanlon will be present to license all dogs. After April 1. owners of unlicensed dogs will be subject to legal action by the town's animal control officer. FOURTH OF JULY COMMITTEE ART TEACHER Beth Seilonen shows off the People's Choice award winning work by Kristen Champagne, an eighth grader at Perry Elementary School. Visitors to the student art exhibit at the Pembroke Library voted for their favorite. (Gall Menzel photo) Reception at library by Gall Menzel A reception at the Pembroke Library on March 20 celebrated the artwork of local elementary students who lent their pieces for the library's March exhibit, "Art Around the World." The young artists, from the schools of Pembroke, Charlotte and Perry, are students of Beth Seilonen, who challenged them to focus on styles and subjects typical of other lands. As March is National Youth Art Month, the focus on student work is timely. Seilonen said the international theme is integrated into the curriculum in other subject areas social studies and the hu- manities where students are delving into world geography, history and culture. Many of the artists were captivated by the frozen landscapes of Antarctica after searchin~ the Internet for information and images for creative inspiration. The teacher, who travels to all three schools to provide their art programs, had several instructional goals: she wanted to introduce a new and somewhat difficult fetes young artists medium -- chalk pastels and she wanted the students to look at forms, us- ing color, shading and blending to express them. She also stressed "rendering," which she describes as "making a form look three dimensional," creating surfaces that give the viewer the experience of depth. Visitors to the show throughout the month cast their votes for their favorite artwork. The People's Choice winner was Kristen Champagne, an eighth grader at Perry. Seilonen agreed with the voters, noting that Kristen's jade iceberg portrait, created from memory, showed good color sense and use of materials. The other winners in the show were chosen by library trustees. Paige Gillespie, Charlotte grade 7, won Best of Show. Honorable mentions were awarded to Chelsea Preston, Pembroke Grade 6; Wyatt Mahar. Pembroke Grade 7; Steven Fletcher, Pembroke Grade 5; Hannah Lank, Perry Grade 5; and Dara Turner, Perry Grade 7. THE PEMBROKE THIRD GRADERS started their own business, Sweet Treat Pencil Pals, to learn how a company runs. They donated their profits to charities. Pembroke Elementary School activities Students in Mrs. Cushing's Grade 3 ball schedule. Instead of playing March class tried their hand at running a business 25 at home against Pleasant Point, Pem- as part of social studies class, They sold broke will travel to Pleasant Point on pencil pals to other students for one week Tuesday, March 31, to play on their court. and figured out their costs and profits. Stu- ' dents raised $100 and donated their pro- ceeds to three charities -- the local food pantry, animal shelter and the Make-a- Wish Foundation. St. Croix Valley Healthy Communities has started a new Youth Advocacy Group at Pembroke school for students in grades 7 andS. The peewee cheerleaders held a popu- lar movie night fundraiser on March 24. Many students enjoyed watching Bolts. There has been a change in the basket- A baked bean supper will be held on Saturday, April 4. at the American Legion hall from 4-6 p.m. Doors open at noon for a Chinese raffle and a 50-50. both of which will be drawn immediately after the supper. Tickets for the supper are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Winners need not be present. Raffle tick- ets will go on sale soon for an overnight stay for two at Hollywood Slots in Bangor, dinner and breakfast included. All pro- ceeds will be dedicated to the town parade and other Independence Day events. PEMBROKE LIBRARY The library board will sorely miss their secretary, Hilda Scire, when she and her family move to Massachusetts soon. The board is also looking for some new mem- bers to help develop programs and poli- cies for the library to best serve the community's needs. The next meeting is Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. and all are welcome to attend, ask questions and con- sider participating as a board member or library volunteer. Janice Stanhope and her helpers orga- nized a children's hour last week, and all who attended enjoyed the stories, crafts and snacks. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pembroke UMC hosted the ecumenical Lenten Soup and Sermon meeting on March 23. attended by 52 area people. Pastor Bernie Hammond offered reflec- tions on the scriptural passage for the day. Members of St. John Church and Grace Christian Chapel helped PUMC cooks prepare the soups and breads that were served. The next Soup and Sermon, at noon on March 30, will be at the Perry Congregational Church, with lunch pro- vided by members of the North Perry Methodist Church and the Blakey Memo- rial Church. The last in the series, on April 6, will be held at Christ Church in Eastport, hosted by members of Central Congregational Church. The Pembroke church sponsored a Sequela on Friday, March 20. The con- gregation continues to collect nonperish- able food items or monetary donations for the Labor of Love food pantry during Lent. Call Cinda, Linda or Lori to pick up donated items. The Pembroke Rowdies are collecting cans and bottles for the Relay for Life. Call Colby if recyclables need to be picked up, or drop them off at the Leonard home. A Maundy Thursday service is sched- uled for 4 p.m. on April 9. The church will be open for prayer and reflection on Good Friday, April 10. Sunday services are held at 9 a.m. followed by Sunday school at 10:30. All are welcome at any Curtis Parts Resources Curtis Service Center Inc. Auto & Truck Heavy Equipment Parts & Repair Towing & Roadside Service Michael & Rebecca Curtis - Owners PARTS PLUS Store hours Mon - Fri 7-5 Sat 7-12 noon Garage hours Mon - Fri 7-5 354 U.S. Rte. 1, Pembroke, ME 04666 Phone (207) 726-5126 =v ST. JOHN CHURCH With the formation of the new Catholic parish of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. Eas- ter Vigil, a longtime Easter eve tradition at St. John Church. will be held this year at Immaculate Conception Church m Calais. Fr. James Plourde. the new pastor. will celebrate the Mass. beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 11. In future years, the Easter Vigil will rotate among the six churches of the parish. St. John is represented on the Pastoral Council by Donna Jamieson and Gall Menzel. At their meeting of March 13. the council discussed the parish Mass sched- ule that will be followed after May 1.-at which time St. John Church will reopen for six months. Weekly Mass will be celebrated late Sunday afternoon, with a starting time at 5. 6 or 6:30 p.m. Jamieson will poll St. John members on their time preference. TROTTING ASSOCIATION It may be April Fool's Day when the Pembroke Trotting Association holds its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, April 1, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion hall. But the officers aren't fooling when they urge members to attend so that the organization can.conduct its business. The treasurer will accept membership dues for 2009, $15 per year for an individual or family. Items for discussion include: plans for continuing improvements at the Pem- broke Fairgrounds; removal of the demol- ished Shields Building, a trailer and an old building from the grounds; and ongoing maintenance of the ring and buildings cur- rently in use. All are welcome, especially new members from the community and equine users of the fairgrounds. AROUND AND ABOUT Mary Mahar visited last week with her son Eugene, daughter-in-law Michele and grandchildren, Lucas, Megan and Gavin. Mary found some daffodils growing up next to her house when the snow melted, and gave them an extra blanket of brush so they wouldn't freeze. Merle and Pauline Sprague are at home on Ayers Junction Road after a stay in Bos- ton for medical treatments. Helen Brown has received good news from her surgeon. Get-well wishes to Gerry Durant and Ginny Tabor, both suffering with bad colds. Pembroke school posts honor roll The second trimester honor roll at the Pembroke Elementary School is as fol- lows. Grade 5: Spencer Johnson, Preston Leighton, Kendra Murray, Jesse Prenier, Jerry Wallace. Grade 6: Constance Carver, Catherine Jamieson, Miranda Mahar, Rachelle Murray, Tucker Sheehan. Grade 7: John Cushing, Taylor Cushing, Deanna Francis, Elizabeth Gove, Summer Hodgdon, Wyatt Mahar. Grade 8: Jessa Cushing, Hayley Holt, Dylan Lingley, Breana Riquier, Dewey Sheehan, Matthew Stanhope. The following students received principal's awards: Krystal Trott, K4; Al- exandria Morgan, K5; Sabrina Seeley, Grade 1; Ian Gordon, Grade 2; Halley Lee; Grade 3; Benjamin Beaudoin, Grade 4; Jesse Prenier, Grade 5; Miranda Mahar, Grade 6; Taylor Cushing, Grade 7;and Hayley Holt, Grade 8. The following students received student recognition: Jacob Trott, K4; Finn Sheehan, K5; Justine Cheney, Grade 1; Kathryn Leighton, Grade 2; Nathaniel O'Neil, Grade 3; River Hodgdon, Grade 4; Jerry Wallace, Grade 5; Catherine Jamieson, Grade 6; Elizabeth Gove, Grade 7; and Dylan Lingley, Grade 8.