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The News Saturday, November 10, i990 " '" 3 /! :i ili i~i !~ Cheer Up Our Service People NEW GLOUCESTER-- The following is a list of local servicemen's addresses. They need our support. Won't you please drop them a line or send them a card over the holidays to Show them we are thinking about them? The last date for sending any packages in time for Chrisunas to the Persian Gulf is November 16. Anyone interested in having the name of a loved one, friend or relative listed may contact Kay Zachau at 926-3444 or Pat Kiley at 926-4232. ~ R~ for your support. oyal River Riders Snowmobile Club PVC Ruby, James O Jr 282764173 619 Transportation Company CO CDR, CSB Mail Room Fort Devens, MA 01433 New Gloucester Man Graduates NEWGLOUCESTER--New Gloucester Airman AB Keith J Leblond, son of Mr and Mrs Roland Leblond Sr, has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. During the six weeks of training he studied the Air Force Mission, organ- ization, customs and received special training in Human Relations. Leblond was also part of the Honor Flight 590 on September 20. Airman Leblond is a 1990 graduate of Gray-New Gloucester High School. Why Recycle? Recycling... fflkreduces garbage dumped into 4 minishing landfills and that which must be burned in incinerators. Thus pollution from these sources is reduced and disposal costs are avoided. conserves natural resources. Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees. Recycling metals saves limited ore resource. saves energy. Making products from recycled materials requires much less energy than using raw materials. helps our town, which receives money from the slate according to how much we have recycled. New Gloucester Recycling Committee Lt Garett LeFebvre SS 070-62-9207 S-3/BN CHEMO MMC 2/8 CAV, First Cav Div APO New York, 09306-0130 Staff Sgt Edward W Gramlich SS 004-72-1600 Operation Desert Shield (Deployed) 23 TFW/EMS APO New York, 09855 Glen Mercier P.O. 29 (SAC) FTO San Francisco, CA, 96685-2000 Lcpl. Toby H. White 006-661567 3rd. AABN D. Co. 4th PLT FPO New York New York 09503-5527 Remember Our Soldiers in the P'ersian Gulf NEW GLOUCESTER -- The Royal River Riders Snowmobile Club is corn- .piling a list of names of soldiers stationed m the Persian Gulf. If you know of anyone stationed there, please contact Kay Zachau, 926-3444, or Pat Kiley, 926- 4232, giving us their names and addresses so that we can make this list available through the local paper to those who would like to remember them during the upcoming holiday season. Pat Kiley, Corresponding Secretary. Cut Down on Packaging NEW GLOUCESTER--- One third of all household trash is packaging. It is 13% of the price you pay for food. Look for products with the least amount of packaging. Use your own cloth or fiber bags for shopping. If you bring in your own paper grocery bags, both Shaw's and Shop 'n' Save give a nickel credit for each bag used to pack your groceries. Look for the recycling symbol on packaging. This tells you the product is recyclable or made from recycled products. New Gloucester Recycling Committee Baked Bean Supper NEW GLOUCESTER-- There will be a Baked Bean Supper at the Amvet Hall in the Upper Village on Saturday, November 17 from 5 to 6pm. A turkey raffle will follow at 7:30pm. The Learning Tree Child Care Center Offering Full & Part time Childcare; Infants v Toddlers Preschoolers John E Chaisson photo GRAY-- Girls and Boys State delegates representing Gray-New Gloucester High School and sponsored by the Gray American Legion Post 86 were guests at a supper meeting on October 16. The High School juniors offered brief reports on their work at Husson College, for the girls, and Maine Maritime Academy, for the boys. They are pictured here from the Left: Jeremy Hutchings, Betsy Morrison, Brett Austin, Andrea Begin and Trevor Estes. erican Legion by John E Chaisson GRAY-- A short reminder to all friends in the local area of our open house on Sunday, November 11, Veterans Day. There will be entertainment and refreshments. Come in and share our tribute to the veterans of all wars who have gone before us. The usual ceremony and tribute to past veterans will be held at the Maine Veteran's cemetery in Augusta on Veteran's Day under the direction of the Amvets Department of Maine. The American Legion Department of Maine is attempting to raise $5000 prior to the next convention in June to assist in the completion of the Korean Veterans War Memorial to be constructed in Washington, DC. Persons wishing to participate may send donations directly to the Department Headquarters, P O Box 900, Waterville, ME 04901. Insure that check is earmarked for the Korean Memorial. The American Legion will pay tribute to the men who fell at Pearl Harbor on December 7 at 2:30pm at Fort Allen Park, East Promenade, Portland. Remember December 7 is the day of infamy that will stay in the minds of many for the rest of their lives. Displaying the red, white and blue ribbon as a show of support for the troops in Saudi Arabia, and the display of the yellow ribbon as a support for the hostages in the same area is encouraged. Members of the American Legion are cooperating to aid the dependents of those service persons deployed in Saudi Arabia. A family member may make a call to the American Legion at 1-800-786-0901. These calls will be funneled back to the respective Department Headquarters in the various states, and the Department Adjutant will contact the individual to find out what assistance is needed and whether it can be handled by a local post. A call will then go out to that post advising them of the situation. When a veteran dies, burial rights are among the least known and misunderstood veterans' benefits. Only 10% of all eligible veterans take advantage of the VA's state and national burial benefits. Veterans' burial benefits have been earned by virtue of their service to their country. It is believed that some veterans do not take advantage of these benefits because they are not members of veterans organizations and are unaware of the rights they possess. The American Legion at the 1989 convention passed Resolution 321, which supports a burial allowance of no less than $400. In addition, the Legion supports additional cemeteries, contract burial for poor veterans, funding for the construction of columbaria (structures for housing cremated remains) and mausoleums wherever possible within existing national cemeteries. Gray Legion's quota for the recent blood drive was 65 units of blood, and 88 donors were accepted out of 93 volunteers, giving us somewhat of a record by having 23 units over the quota. Mary Bickerstaff, editor of The News out of New Gloucester, donated blood while her daughter Morgan stood by. And Mildred Pollard, layout editor for The Gray News, tried to hide from our camera while she donated but we found her. Our sincerest gratitude goes out to all the good people from Gray-New Gloucester and surrounding areas who took time to give. And also a vote of thanks to the wonderful volunteers who came down to assist with the project. Editor's note: Many thanks to John Chaisson for his carefully composed articles which almost always arrive on time. Due to the amount Of copy which arrived this week we were unable to run dramatic photos of blood donors with John's fun captions, but the blood drive was a welcome excuse for some of us to lie down and relax. BeforeNursery/After School School Program Care 926-3248 RT 231 HOURS: Mon-Fn 3 Bui'ld"- fromu,,, I 6:15am-5:45pm Memo 'r S c ll The Oliver Store 926-4123 New Gloucester Maine 04260 Logging* Farming* Ski Area )ment Sales & Service