Princeton

Sharon Norman

 

Congratulations are extended to Brittani Roussel for making her family and friends proud by making the UNE Dean’s List in Biddeford this semester.  Brittani, a 2012 graduate of WHS, and the daughter of Imon and Arlene Roussel, has chosen Dental Hygiene as her chosen field of study.  Great job, Brittani, we wish you continued success with your college endeavor. 

PES held a career literacy afternoon on Feb. 1st.   Kristen, Garrett, and Lisa from the health center, Marshall Crowe from Princeton A & G, Rex Nicholson from Spectra Energy, and game warden Brad Richard each held twenty minute sessions with children from grades 1-8. The focus of the sessions was the importance of literacy in their careers: reading, writing, and speaking. All sessions were hands on, and the children and teachers enjoyed the great learning experiences! Huge thanks to our community members who volunteered their time to reach our children at PES.

This career literacy day is as a result of the State’s “Literacy for ME” initiative.  Maine Department of Education explains “Maine’s Comprehensive State Literacy Plan Literacy for ME unifies the efforts of several state agencies and community groups as well as Maine’s public schools to provide direction and support to improve literacy achievement.  Increasing demands for a variety of literacy skills and rapidly changing technology that affects how we work and how we communicate have combined to highlight the need to modify our perceptions of literacy, literacy instruction, and the role of literacy in our daily lives.” Please consult the following website for more specifics of this educational plan - http://maine.gov/doe/literacy-for-me/. 

Remember to check often with the Maine Memory Network as Nancy Marshall uploads some of Princeton’s history on that website for everyone to access and enjoy.  A few photos with descriptions have been accepted.  There will be more uploaded before the project is finished.

As mentioned in last week’s paper, Feb. 24th will be a busy day in Princeton.  The Rod & Gun Club Fisherman’s Breakfast will start at 6:00 a.m.  Then folks will “take it outside” for fun and fishing; derby prizes will be awarded.  Remember the two drop off places for Chinese Auction items are The Waite General Store and Sugar-n-Spice in Princeton.  Everyone working together will provide for a fun and successful event. Also, both of these organizations do something worthwhile for others, from donating scholarships to deserving recipients to sponsoring barbecues for others in the community to helping out at various events. 

Ten of thirteen charter members of the Sunrise Christian Church attended the first annual business meeting on Thursday.  Russell Giasson, Advent Christian pastor from the Middle Simonds, New Brunswick Church assisted in the meeting.  Pastor Giasson serves with four other pastors as an acting elder of SCC and was very helpful in the church’s final approval of a spending plan for 2013.  Also, Sunrise Christian Church was formally accepted as a non-profit corporation by the Secretary of State on January 29th.  Ernest attended a large men’s conference near Middle Simonds on January 19th hosted by NBBI and gave a full report on Sunday. The next work day for installing pine panelling will be on Saturday, February 15th. The next baptism is scheduled for Sunday, February 17th, followed by a fellowship meal.

Dates to remember: Feb. 21 @ 6:00 p.m. – Comprehensive Planning Mtg, Feb. 24, 6:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. – Princeton Grange/Rod & Gun Club full day of events

Keep those happenings coming sbjnorman@gmail.com or by calling 214-8333.