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Page 24 THE QUODDY TIDES 14 Deomb Safe winter driving tips Motorists are advised that snow or dirt can seriously reduce the effectiveness of headlights, taft-lights, stop lights and dir- ectional signals. "Safe winter driving depends not only on how well we can see, but also how well other drivers can see us," said Com- missioner Arthur A. Stilphen of the Maine Department of Public Safety. Motorists are urged to have a cloth or roll of paper towels in the vehicle for cleaning light lenses-especially in sloppy weather. "We must see-and we must be seen for safety's sake," said Stilphen, who urges all drivers to be as safety conscious as the truck and bus fleets that insist their oper- ators keep rear lights and reflectors clear- ly visible to warn drivers following them. Following other motor vehicles at a safe distance is another important safe winter driving precaution. It is a means of avoiding rear end collisions, advise the Maine State Police. "On snow packed or ice glazed roads, the wisdom of this rule is underscored by the fact that the distance needed for stopping may be from three to twelve times that required on dry pavement," said Colonel Allan H. Weeks, Chief of the Maine State Police. Far too many motorists maintain too short an interval between moving vehicles. As long as the leading vehicle maintains its pace, there is usually no trouble. However, if the motorist ahead finds it necessary to brake quickly, the driver following may not be able to reduce speed sufficiently to avoid a rear end collision. During the colder months, the speeds used on dry summertime pavement are too fast for winter roads-even when a vehicle's brakes and tires are in good condition, and the driver utilizes snow tires or tire chains. the pump will be re-installed and the equipment tested to be sure all is in working order. The forestry truck, which was loaned to the town for the summer, has been returned and will be available again next summer. BROWNIES AND SCOUTS ACTIVITIES Both Brownies and Scouts participat- ed in the area Scout carnival held in Machias recently, assisting with various booths and games. With Chrislxnas almost upon them, the Brownies have been busy with a pair of Christmas card posters which will express season's greetings to everyone in town. These will be placed in the store and also in the post office, where everyone can admire the girls' handiwork. AROUND AND ABOUT Brendan Cates celebrated his fourth birthday on November 20 with eight little cousins and second cousins attending. After generously sharing the new toys with his guests, Brendan helped seat everyone at the birthday table, which was decorated with Spiderman plates and napkins of his own choosing. After cake and ice cream were served, each child en- joyed the party favors and balloons. More and more reminders of Christmas are upon us, as advertising gathers strength for its final onslaught on indecisive shop- pers. Warm homemade mittens and bright patchwork potholders were at the Christ- mas sale at the Cutler Methodist Church on December 4th. Homemade ice cream was also on sale. Friends of Brenda Jones wish her a quick recovery following her recent hospitalization. Outside, fields were sodden and the sky was dark, but at Little River Lodge two blazing fireplaces provided a cheer- ful counterpoint to Thanksgiving Day's wet weather, and twenty-seven people sat down to a menu of traditional turkey- C00iHs tm as at THE WHISTLE STOP MAIN ST. - CHERRYFIELD, ME. (Just Off Route No. $) LOTS OF GOODIES TO CHOOSE FROM: TOYS - from 89 - $4.98 - MODELS - from $1.89 and up TRAINS - Locus - Cars - Buildings All prices to fit your budget LIONEL size tunnels - Reg. $6.00 - $3.95 H. O. Tunnels - 99 each TREES - Reg. $2.30 - $1.69 & $1.79 Belt Buckles - Watch Fobs - & much more HOURS: 10 AM - 5 PM Daily Sunday 12 Noon - 5 PM Until Christmas Jan. 1 - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM Sunday 12 Noon - 5 PM Only i CUTLER (Continued) and-trimmings, as well as lobster, home- made breads, and a whole pantry of pies. Guests of the four Shentons were Stewart and Peggy Feffer, Renata Cerri, Mara and Frank Rebhan, Orville, Audrey, Cynthia, Terry, Becky and Belinda Rowden, Judy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellery, and the fol- lowing Cates'-Jasper, Isabel, Kim, Brian, Wanda, Jeremy, Stephen, Pauline, Joanna and Stevie. Cutler people making Thanksgiving pil- grimages include Celia and Norbert Lem- ieux and children, who spent their Thanksgiving holiday with his family in North Vassalboro. Doris Sears also left Cutler to share Thanksgiving with her daughter, Janice Crabtree and family of Franklin, and Ruth McNeeland visited her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Run Morrin of Carrabasset. Arlene Denni- son, Maxine and Verlan Porter and family spent the day with Lucille Garnet in Jonesport. Dean and. Susie Crosman and children and Pam and Robert Allan Cares and children joined the rest of the Cros- man family in Woodland, where they were dinner guests of Debbie and Terry Trickett. Among those returning home to Cut- ler for the holiday were college students Joan Corbett, of Oron0, Alison Davis of Thomas College, and Jodi McGuire of Farmington. Delia Farris of Wiscasset joined her parents, Ruth and Glenn Farris for Thanksgiving dinner, and guests of the Farris' were Neff and Joan Corbett. Sharon Locke and sons, John and Dean, of Loring spent the holiday weekend with parents, Purcell and Shirley Corbett. Thanksgiving dinner guests of Jean and Gordon MacKenzie and family were neighbors, NeweU and Emily Beam. The MacKenzie home was once the home of Emily's grandparents, and the wainscoted kitchen and pantry must have been a familiar mealtime setting for her. Another family group sharing turkey were Verna Davis, Dora and Durward Maker at the home of Valerie and Ricky Maker. Also, Barbara and Wilder Smith were dinner guests of their daughter Sandra and her family. Congratulations to Ruth Davis, who has just celebrated her eighty-first birth- day. Recent visitors for the occasion were her brother and his wife, Jimmy and Grace Davis of Machiasport, her sister, Evelyn Calkins of Lubec, and her brother, Jay Davis of Cutler. A special birthday supper with Buzz and Mollie Beam also marked the occasion. Shawn Bryant and Terri McGuire spent their Thanksgiving vacation with Terri's sister and lusband, Cathy and Tom Sprague of Portland. A bigger attraction than the Thanksgiving dinner was Aman- da, and visiting grandparents, Ronald and Wanda McGuire, report that she is grow- ing up fast. Another fast-growing grand- daughter is little Sherri Hood, who made a Thanksgiving-eve visit, along with her parents Debbie and Kenny. The Mc- Guires were dinner guests of his parents, Lewis and Carrie on Thanksgiving Day. Bonnie (Maker) Foss and husband, Clyde, hosted twenty family members at their home in Roque Bluffs on Thanksgiv- ing Day. Their guests were Norma and Bryant Maker, Beverly, Laurie and Jeremy Maker, Sherry, Donnie Cole and children, and Clyde's brother and his fairly Mollie Beam reports that they s! Thanksgiving dinner with their dau Susan and husband Rick Gay of Ca Also at the Beam table were the fo grandchildren, Dawn, Denise, Dust Trent. Earlier this month, Buzz were guests of honor at two celebrating their fortieth wedding versary. The first was held on Now lOth in Ellsworth at the home of t son, Charlie and his wife Tina, and guests were Ruth and Eddie Sulliv Rockland. Then on November 1 Ill actual anniversary date, the Beams Charlie and Laura (Davis) Reed of van, who were also celebrating ei tieth anniversary. Vera McGuire is enjoying a visit Dora Pratt of Skowhegan. Thanksg diners at Vera's included Cathy, Sh and Cheryl Ridlon, affd friend Hull ney of Glenburn, and Joanne, Lan( Carroll Gatcomb, Jr. of East Mai At Bob and Millie Gardnefs, th, and daughter and families gathered traditional family celebration. Pres were Bob Jr., Debbie, Bobby III an of Lisbon Center, Chuck and Ellen South Freeport, and Betsy and Bre Blanchard and baby Alisa of Pemb] Deborah and Stanley Fitzhenry the spacious kitchen of their new h with four generations of family-or Thanksgiving day. Bob and Margie Mona and Stiliman Fitzhenry, and and Thelma Cates joined the four t henrys. I On November 17, Mona and Sti Fitzhenry attended a dinner and bt meeting for area True Value harflw dealers at Bangor's Holiday Inn. Brian and Wanda Cares spent a r Saturday night in Ellsworth, where enjoyed an evening of movies and s ing. With Jeremy left in the capabR of grandmother Kay Kilton, Wanda able to have the carefree time ever) mother of preschoolers dream of. Ruthie and John Farris set a Th; giving table for thirteen, with guest Trudy and Lawrence Ackley, Leslie Nellie Ackley, daughter Debbie, he: children and a friend, son Larry, an John's mother, Lila. Later in the af they received a visit from Shirley aJ cilia Look. Sympathy is extended to the far of Gladys Ramsdell, who recently i a way. Recent Saturday evening guests Mollie and Buzz Beam were CynthL Terry Rowden and girls, and Terry' ents, Audrey and Orville Rowden o Bridgton. Holiday visitors at the home of I and-Joan McKeen were daughters, I and Joan Marie Drouin of WindSor, Another deer season is over, and keeper Ray McKeen reports that  teen deer were tagged this year, the number which were tagged in the I! season. The Cutler Mothers' Club ice ere; social on November 27 was well att with seven freezers of homemad i, rapidly emptied. A heap of sticky nJ and dimes soon replaced squares of Cont. on ! Wasson's Country Store i I ROUTE NO. I * WHITING, ME. ] t To our Customers and Friends: " ] 7 .4, the thre, hho/d oJ: anot00e," rea,, our I turn gratefully to those whose courtesy, goodwill and loyalt).] dg  .,. have helped make our progress possible. In thk[ p'iritweextendtoyou ". ,_ ]  ",.,. "z..,._ larold and like' o,o,,.,