Morning Sentinel from Waterville, Maine (2024)

Celebrations Central Maine Newspapers Sunday, May 19, 2002 Brann Cattran WHITEFIELD Elaine and Allen Brann have announced the engagement of their daughter, Karen Brann, to Scott Cattran, son of Julie Cattran and Dr. Dan Cattran of Toronto, Ontario. Brann attended Wiscasset High School and is a graduate of the University of New York at Oswego, where she received a bachelor's degree in political science. Cattran is a graduate of Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, where he received a bachelor's degree in geography and English, and a master's degree in geographic information systems from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is employed as a project director by Woolpert in Denver, Colo.

An Aug. 17, 2002, wedding is planned. Grady Cote WHITEFIELD Darryl and Jeanne Grady have announced the engagement of their daughter, Wendy Grady, to Warren Cote, son of Albert and Stephanie Cote of Gardiner. Grady, of Whitefield, is a 2001 graduate of Hall-Dale High School. She is employed by GOG (Guerrette, Owen, Guerrette) Enterprises in Augusta.

Cote, of Augusta, is a 2001 graduate of Gardiner Area High School. He is employed by Wireless Retail in Augusta. A June 22, 2002, wedding is planned. Greaney McMann DEXTER Brenda Poulin has announced the engagement of her daughter, Laurie Greaney, to Steve McMann, son of Robert and Laura Baxter of Augusta. Greaney also is the daughter of the late John R.

Poulin. Greaney is a graduate of Sanborn Regional High School in New Hampshire and attended classes at the University of Maine at Augusta. She is employed by the Maine Department of Transportation in Winthrop. McMann is a graduate of Caribou High School. He is employed by WalMart in Augusta.

A June 1, 2002, wedding is planned. McKeen Holbrook DRESDEN Kevin and Jacki McKeen have announced the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elisabeth McKeen, to Evan W. Holbrook, son of Lester R. Holbrook Jr. and Vicki E.

Holbrook, both of Woolwich. McKeen is a graduate of AJET Homeschool and Gardiner Adult Education certified nursing assistant program. Holbrook is a graduate of Morse High School in Bath, and attended Southern Maine Technical College and University of Maine at Augusta. He is employed by Dick Holbrook and Sons Excavating in Woolwich. A September 2002 wedding is planned.

Davis Shaw READFIELD Mark and Denice Davis have announced the engageKarrie Davis, to Rick Shaw son of Rick and ment of their daughter, Jacinthe Shaw of Manchester. Davis, of Westbrook, is a 1995 graduate of Maranacook University Community of School and is a 2000 graduate of the Maine, where he received a bachelor of sciSouthern ence American Express Financial Advisors in degree in business administration. She is employed by Kennebunk. also of Westbrook, is a 1991 graduate of Shaw, Maranacook Community School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Maine, Orono, where he received a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He is employed by Olympia Sports in Yarmouth.

An Oct. 12, 2002, wedding is planned. INFORMATION The Kennebec Journal will publish wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements in Sunday's edition. at the KJ on Western Avenue. IndiForms may be picked up viduals also may call to have the forms mailed or they can check our Web site celebrate.shtml.

Photographs may be color or black and white. The size may be a wallet up to and including a 5 by 7. Photographs may be picked up at your convenience. The newspaper is not responsible for returning photographs. For information, call Tedda B.

Henry at 621-5643. Putting stopper in 'brain drain' KVTC graduates hear plea to stay in state By DAN McGILLVRAY Staff Writer AUGUSTA Senate President Richard Bennett said Saturday that Maine faces an alarming shortage of younger working people in the coming years. As the commencement speaker at the Kennebec Valley Technical College graduation, the Norway Republican said the state is losing college graduates in droves. Studies have shown that many of Maine's brighter young adults are seeking jobs elsewhere that offer higher salaries and greater opportunities. "Our state and the communities that comprise it are in trouble.

We have a serious, long-term problem that needs focused attention. The problem is that Maine is losing its lifeblood our young people, our workers, people like you in terrifying numbers," Bennett told 230 graduates just before they received degrees. At the late morning gathering in the Augusta Civic Center, Bennett rattled off numerous statistics to reinforce his concerns. Based on census figures, he said, Maine's current and projected exodus of young adults will result in a disproportionately high population of seniors and middle-aged adults. "Young people are disappearing.

Some communities in rural Maine have seen 20 percent of their young people simply go away. In one Maine town, fully half of the young people departed in the 1990s. Here in Kennebec County over the past 25 years, public school students have dropped from 23,000 to 18,000," Bennett said. While citing the gloomy news, the Senate leader praised the corps of new graduates for their accomplishments. Most of the students earned associate's degrees and some were awarded one-year certificates in their fields of study.

"You are sitting here today in cap and gown because you set a specific goal and made the commitment to see it through. I encourage you to keep doing it. Turn your dreams into reality," said Bennett, a Harvard University graduate. At 11 a.m., the graduates paraded into the Civic Center's auditorium under an arch of red, white and blue balloons. Proud parents and family members snapped photographs as the group marched two abreast to their seats.

Five students won special honors. Valerie Coulombe of Norridgewock walked away with the Aaron Levine Outstanding Student Award; Allison Haines of Farmington Falls and Melodye Rossignol of Waterville each took home the Fred Whitney Award; and Frank Donato and Terri Rowe, both of Winslow, earned the Bernard King Award, which recognizes students with the highest grade-point averages. Barbara Woodlee, KVTC's president, urged the new graduates to be involved outside the workplace. "I challenge you to volunteer and serve," she said at the Fairfield school's 32nd commencement 2 from Pittsfield die in Burnham crash Staff and Wire Report to Eastern Maine Medical Center. McGuire's other passenger, who BURNHAM A 16-year-old was also taken to Eastern Maine, Unity boy was in critical condition was identified as a 16-year-old boy at a Bangor hospital Saturday, one from Unity.

day after being involved in a two- McGuire was driving a 1990 vehicle accident at Twitchell's Cor- Chevrolet Lumina. The driver of ner that claimed the lives of a man the second vehicle, 44-year-old and a woman from Pittsfield. Fred Maguire of Canaan, suffered A fourth victim of the accident a fractured leg and was initially was being treated for a broken leg taken to Sebasticook Valley Hospiin Portland. tal in Pittsfield before being transWaldo County Sheriff's Depart- ferred to Portland. ment officials said the accident Maguire was driving a 1997 Ford happened around 5 p.m.

Friday at F-150 pickup truck. the intersection of Horseback Speed appears to have conRoad and Troy Road in Burnham. tributed to the accident, and none The sheriff's office reported that of those involved were wearing one driver, 26-year-old Brian seat belts, according to the sherMcGuire of Pittsfield, was found iff's department. dead and a female passenger, 20- The sheriff's department is inyear-old Stephanie Beal of Pitts- vestigating the accident and the field, died of injuries sustained in Maine State Police will be reconthe crash after being transported structing it. Oakland man dies of apparent overdose Staff Report He had been going to the sporting camps since he was 5 and was an ROME A 33-year-old Oakland avid fisherman, Flannery added.

man, Christoph Giuliani, apparent- The camps are on the Great ly died Friday from an overdose of Pond shoreline off Jamaica Point OxyContin and bourbon whiskey at Road. According to Wrigley's rea sporting camp here. port, Flannery said, Giuliani had "He was observed talking OxyCon- been taking OxyContin and drinktin and washing it down with Jack ing whiskey Thursday night. His Daniels," Kennebec County Sheriff friends, who were staying with him Everett Flannery said Saturday. in the cabin, believed he was sleepCpl.

Jeff Wrigley of the Ken- ing off the episode into Friday, the nebec Sheriff's Office responded to sheriff said. the call at 6:13 p.m. on Friday. Flan- "But then they nudged him and nery said Giuliani had rented a he didn't move," said Flannery. cabin at Bear Springs Camps in Paramedics responded but were Rome.

The sheriff said Giuliani unable to revive Giuliani. The case was from out of state but had re- remains under investigation until cently bought a house in Oakland. toxicology tests are complete. Staff photo JIM EVANS at the Augusta Civic Center for Rhonda Lambert, left, of Oakland, waves to friends as she and Tracy Diamond, of their matriculation from Kennebec Valley Technical College Saturday. exercises.

Many of the school's two-year college is embarking on a said Cohen, an graduates are older, nontraditional new path to expand programs and Shield students who are pursuing new ca- enrollment. All of Maine's public so pledged that reers in business, health, trades technical colleges will be renamed KVTC's tuition at and technologies. as community colleges, he said. In his closing William Cohen, a member of the "But we will never forget about also hit upon the school's board of trustees, said the what has made us successful," nity. happening ng Friday's entertainment section for Central Maine and beyond pick up a copy today THE BRIDAL DIRECTOR ERSONAL ToucH CATERING SERVICE All Occasions Call Linda 872-8439 Wedding Supplies Catering Are You Recade To Invitations Off or OFF INVITATIONS With Tux Rental 873-4944 1-888-427-2784 4 SANGER AVE.

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remarks, Bennett theme of commu- "As I look today at your faces, the faces of our graduates, I see a community. It's my community, your community, a community of men and women from all walks of life that continue to live, work and raise families here in Maine," he said. White Gold DPOSP0117 Yellow Gold DPOSP0121 Day's Price $99 She Deserves a Diamond A Graduation Day to Remember She'll know how proud you really are when she sees this sophisticated 14k "gold bar" pendant, set with a diamond. For your special girl on her special day, from Day's. Day's little blue there's always something special inside.

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