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Honor veterans this Tuesday | Print |
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:22

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    CARIBOU — Two Veterans Day Ceremonies will be held in Caribou on Tuesday, Nov. 11, and all are welcome. 
    Members of the VFW and American Legion will conduct a ceremony at the Honor Roll in front of the Caribou Fire Station on High Street, starting at 11 a.m.

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War War II Veteran documents experience in journal | Print |
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:20

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By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — “Where does one begin to talk about a father?,” asked Freeman Wright’s daughter Cindy Mishler in a commemorative book she and her sister-in-law Jaimee Mishler created along with helpful memories from the rest of the family. The printed tribute was pulled together several years ago on the occasion of Wright’s 90th birthday.

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A family history of service | Print |
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:17

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 VetPage-Barnes-dcx-sh-45   My grandmother, Angie Barnes, who lived in the Easton/Mars Hill area her whole life, raised a family of seven boys and one girl by herself. My grandfather was killed in an accident, leaving my Dad the oldest at age 17. All this happened during the Depression years.

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Marine Corps group announces raffle winner | Print |
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:16

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By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    The Marine Corps League Meo Bose Detachment 1414, of Caribou, recently held a fund-raising raffle to raise money for ongoing efforts to assist local veterans in need.
    Jim Fecondo, from the Eagle Lake area, was named the winner of a SAV Model 10 Trophy Hunter XP Package .30-06 Springfield, with 22-inch blued barrel.

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 The Marine Corps League Meo Bose Detachment 1414, of Caribou, recently held a raffle, raising money to aid area veterans in need. Gathered at Ben’s Trading Post in Presque Isle to draw the winner were, from left: Detachment 1414 members Ron Sites, Donald Cyr and Laura Cyr; Ben LeBlanc, owner of Ben’s, holding the raffle prize, a .30-06 rifle; Wayne Caron, adjutant; Commander Craig Faye; and Ron Harris.

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Volunteers help veterans get to medical appointments | Print |
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:14

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    Every three weeks, Jeffery Harvey donates his time to transport veterans down to Togus for their medical appointments. Harvey is one of four volunteers in the region for the DAV service.

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    The DAV van in Aroostook County makes sure area veterans don’t have to cancel their doctor’s appointments in Togus due to a lack of transportation. In addition to making those appointments, veterans also make a friend or two along the way.

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My Grandfather, an American Hero | Print |
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:14

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By Antonio York

    On June 7, 1950, my grandfather turned 18 years old. Eighteen days after his birthday, at the 38th parallel, a border to what is now South Korea, the “Forgotten War” began. The Korean War would become the first official military action that started the cold war. Fearing a battle with Russia or China that might begin WWII, President Harry Truman was careful to offer help to South Korea. President Truman wanted the world to know that he would stand up against the spread of Communism. The Korean War ended with neither side winning three years later. My grandfather Private Perley York joined the Air Force in 1951. He completed his basic training in San Angelo, Texas and then was sent to Kimpo, Korea. My grandfather grew up around airplanes. His father built and flew planes. Since my grandpa was three he had been flying with his dad and later as a teenager got his pilots license.

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Veterans help students understand meaning of Freedom | Print |
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:08

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What freedom means to me

By Malachai Willey
Grade 6

    Every night on the news we watch how other countries fight for freedom, while we have ours. America didn’t start out with the freedom, we fought and worked hard for it.
    Although freedom is amazing, it comes at a price. People like Paul Wilbur, the gentleman that I interviewed at Cole’s Land Transportation Museum, pay that price. This World War II veteran was shot down by an AK47. The bullet hit him right in the back. He survived. He was shot down in Amanta, off the coast of Japan. He said there was a good 100 meters of sand, until the trees, so Paul said a quick prayer, and crawled as fast as he could.

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Understanding vehicle titles a necessity | Print |
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 09:31

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By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    It’s time to sell your car, but do you know where your title is and what’s required to transfer it to a new owner?
    Whether you’re a private individual or a dealer, titles can make or break the deal. It’s not just a matter of signing the back of a piece of paper.

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Caswell students envision the future of travel | Print |
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 09:28

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By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CASWELL — The next big thing in transportation may just be the Rubix Cube 1000, a fantastically creative mode of travel designed by the students of the Dawn F. Barnes Elementary School on Friday.

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    Caswell students involved in Friday’s creative process were, front row, Jordan Lausier. Second row: Hunter Emery, Joseph Theriault, Brayden Thibodeau and Joshua Theriault. Third row: Morgan Comeau, Dawson St. Pierre, Elizabeth Delisle and Kadin Huntley. Fourth row: Jaiden Hulslander, Danny Berentes, Jacob Patterson, Jayden Lausier and Jeremiah Friedel. Fifth row: Alicia Moore, Cassidy Moore, Angell Pagliarini, Stephanie Parent, Tirinity St. Pierre, Matthew Martin, Nathaniel Labreck, Isaiah Theriault, Alec Comeau, Riley Pelletier, Samuel Guyan, Abby Moore, Jordan Thompson, Morgan Fuller, Morgan McDougal and Danika Labreck.

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