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1 OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO SAVE 2015 Dodge Dart 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Never a Document Fee Never A Dealer Prep Fee Never An Interest Rate Mark Up E. Main St., Rtes. 9 & 32, Ware Just Over the West Brookfield Line or SPENCER FAMILY DENTAL Gentle Caring State of the Art Dentistry For The Whole Family Cosmetic Dentistry Restorative Dentistry Preventative Dentistry New Patients Welcome CROWNS CAPS BRIDGES COMPLETE and PARTIAL DENTURES NON SURGICAL GUM TREATMENT ROOT CANAL THERAPY SURGICAL SERVICES BREATH CLINIC-WE TREAT CHRONIC BAD BREATH We Strive For Painless Dentistry HERBAL DENTAL PRODUCTS All Instruments Fully Sterilized Most Insurances Accepted Dr. Nasser S. Hanna Conveniently Located On Route 9 (Corner of Greenville St. & Main St.) 284 Main St., Spencer Warmer than wool Soft as cashmere Hypoallergenic Blue Lake Alpaca Farm - Leicester Open Sat. & Sun. 10am - 4pm (Other Times By Appointment) Visit these adorable animals. Holiday Gifts Made From Their Unique Fleece are Available at Our Farm Store A fine selection of natural yarn & fiber for the crafter, scarves, gloves, hats, socks, sweaters, blankets, soft toys, bears, etc. 97 Burncoat Lane, Leicester, MA Take Rt. 9 to Castle Restaurant, then left onto Rawson St. Down Rawson St. for about 1.7 miles, to the sign for One Lane Bridge. Turn right onto Burncoat Lane, and drive about a mile to the very end. Your last diet! Book your appointment today to meet with an Ideal Protein Weight Loss Coach and BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY! for more information NEW ENGLAND FAMILY WELLNESS CENTER An Authorized Ideal Protein Center 284 Main St., Spencer, MA Lose an average of 3-7 lbs. a week! Mailed free to requesting homes in East Brookfield, West Brookfield, North Brookfield, Brookfield, Leicester and Spencer Vol. XXXV, No. 46 Proud media sponsor of Relay For Life of the Greater Southbridge Area! COMPLIMENTARY HOME DELIVERY ONLINE: Friday, November 21, 2014 This week s Quote Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good. Ralph Waldo Emerson INSIDE Obituaries...B2 Our Towns...B4 Calendar...B5 Public Meetings... A Classroom Corner... A Viewpoint... A8-9 Police Logs... A Sports... A LEARNING Striving to serve Page A4 SPORTS Motorcycle crash claims life of Spencer man Courtesy photo Stephen Healy Jr., of Spencer, was killed on Saturday, Nov. 8, when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Route 9 outside David Prouty High School, where a roadside memorial now stands. A candlelight vigil was held in his honor last week. PRIDE AND PATRIOTISM BY KEVIN FLANDERS NEWS STAFF WRITER SPENCER A Spencer man was killed Saturday, Nov. 8, in a three-vehicle collision on Route 9 outside David Prouty High School. Stephen M. Healy Jr., 23, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at about 6:20 p.m. According to Sgt. Michael Befford, of the Spencer Police Department, Healy, who was operating a 2010 Yamaha motorcycle, was heading east on Route 9 (Main Street) when he collided with a 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by Lois Cummings, of Auburn, as she pulled into the high school parking lot. Healy was ejected from his motorcycle and struck a westbound 2007 Jeep Cherokee driven by Kevin Giguere, of Spencer. Cummings and Giguere did not sustain any injuries during the accident, which remains Please Read CRASH, page A11 Kevin Flanders photo SPENCER Residents lined Main Street on Tuesday, Nov. 11, to watch the annual Veterans Day Parade. Pictured, the Girl Scout Brownies demonstrate their pride and creativity. For more photos, turn to page A9! Kevin Flanders photo The American Legion Riders came out in full force for the Spencer Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11. Leading the way American Legion Riders support local veterans BY KEVIN FLANDERS NEWS STAFF WRITER SPENCER Leading the Veterans Day Parade down Main Street on Nov. 11, the American Legion Riders got an up-close look at residents solidarity as they came out to support those who served their country. Based out of Gaudette- Kirk Post 138, the local chapter of the American Legion Riders is comprised of 40 members. About half of them took part in the parade, dressed proudly in their uniforms, with Road Captain Rick Wilbur flying an American flag from his motorcycle. From the most experienced members to the newest additions to the chapter, the event was a demonstration not only of patriotism but unity. Once the parade was underway, riders were impressed by the tremendous support they received from residents of all ages. Flanking both sides of the road, guests cheered and waved as the motorcycles passed. American Legion Riders Assistant Director Gary Herl thanked residents for embracing veterans, and also extended his thanks to the other groups that marched in the parade. Several members of local Boy and Girl Scout troops got involved, in addition to the David Prouty High School Marching Panther Band led by Director John Waage. As the American Legion Riders passed the crowd on their motorcycles, they were awed by the support, Herl said. Please Read RIDERS, page A11 Locals claim Central Mass. field hockey All- Star accolades Page A10 Opinion Get Your Point Across Page A8-9 DPHS announces students of the month BY KEVIN FLANDERS NEWS STAFF WRITER SPENCER It s hard for many students to determine what field they want to enter, but David Prouty High School students Nicole Cummings and Tim Nokeo know exactly which careers they intend to choose. Cummings and Nokeo were recently named as DPHS Students of the Month for October, a reflection of the persistence they have shown throughout their high school careers. Both students are members of the National Honor Society and the school s peer mediation program, which has given them valuable experiences and insights to take with them into college. When people have a problem, we try to help them solve it with a good outcome, said Nokeo of being a peer mediator. Leaders of the pack Please Read PACK, page A11 Kevin Flanders photo Tim Nokeo and Nicole Cummings were selected as October s DPHS Students of the Month.

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What was decided on was a fundraising campaign to attempt to raise money for at least one new vehicle before severe winter weather sets in. Over the years, the town s budget has been cut to the bone due to cut backs in local aid. There are also a large number of low-income workers and senior citizens on fixed incomes. While the Police Department has endeavored to squeeze every last useable mile out of the vehicles in its four-unit fleet, two of those are nearly ready for the scrap heap, leaving only two for a 24/7 department with no back up. One new fully equipped police vehicle would cost somewhere in the 40,000 range. The idea is that if 800 people out of a population of nearly 5,000 could each donate 50 each then the goal of purchasing one vehicle could be achieved. Some people may be able to contribute more, some maybe less, but any amount would be one step closer to a new police cruiser for the town and the people of North Brookfield. 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3 BY KEVIN FLANDERS NEWS STAFF WRITER LEICESTER The Leicester Senior Center put on its most impressive veterans breakfast to date on Thursday, Nov. 14, with more than 200 veterans and their guests joining dignitaries from all ranks of the community at the fourth annual breakfast to honor the service of local men and women. Following the singing of the National Anthem by Leicester High School student Ariana-Rose Carney, the opening ceremony featured four members of the Junior ROTC program at South High School in Worcester. Dressed in formal ROTC uniforms, the students stood in formation around a table set for MIA/POW s, reminding guests of the sacrifices members of the armed services have made while defending freedom. Next, William Moore, a retired Air Force veteran and founder of Project New Hope, introduced Army National Guard Major Ryan Sarenpa, the pastor of Pilgrim Covenant Church in Lunenburg and a former chaplain in Iraq. Sarenpa s invocation helped guests reflect on the camaraderie shared by all veterans, from those who served decades ago to recently discharged heroes. Each year this event just keeps getting better and better. It was absolutely unbelievable, said Judy Roy, the Leicester Senior Center s director of publicity. Following Sarenpa s invocation, Betty Benoit, Associate Member of the Military Order of Purple Hearts, read a poem she wrote titled, Heroes Don t Wear Capes. Additionally, featured Speaker Major General Scott Rice, Adjutant Animal shelter selected for Rescue Waggin program EAST BROOKFIELD It s official. PetSmart Charities has selected the Second Chance Animal Shelter in East Brookfield as the newest destination shelter in the Rescue Waggin program. Second Chance is currently the only animal shelter in Massachusetts in the Rescue Waggin program. PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin program is a national transport program that networks shelters together to transport homeless dogs and puppies from communities with high pet populations and very few potential adopters to animal shelters, like Second Chance Animal Shelter, where there are exceptional adoption programs in place and more adoption space for dogs and puppies in need of new homes. Second Chance has the right combination of spay and neuter resources in their community and an exceptional adoption program, enabling them to find homes quickly for pets, said Jan Wilkins, executive director for PetSmart Charities. Currently, 79 animal shelters participate in the Rescue Waggin program, either as a source shelter, where the puppies and dogs originate from or as a destination shelter, the final location where they have the best chance of finding their forever homes. The Second Chance Animal Shelter is one of only 27 animal shelters across the nation selected to participate as a destination shelter in the Rescue Waggin program, and the only shelter currently in Massachusetts. Second Chance will begin accepting transports of dogs and puppies from other Rescue Waggin shelters in the next few months. We re very excited to join this program, says Sheryl Blancato, executive director for Second Chance Animal Shelter, We set high standards here and are delighted to be in a position to help save more lives. Our priority is always the pets in our community, so no dogs in our shelter or community will ever be displaced to make room for transported dogs. We will take these dogs in when space is available. Since 2004, more than 80,000 dogs and puppies have been saved Senior center hosts successful veterans breakfast Courtesy photo Police Chief James Hurley, center, and Town Administrator Kevin Mizikar prepare breakfast at the Leicester Senior Center. General of the Massachusetts National Guard, further elaborated on the concept of brotherhood among veterans. He helped us remember that the sacrifices of veterans is also a sacrifice shared by their families, Roy added. His sincerity was a stark reminder that our men and women in the armed services, be they major generals or privates, are all working together for the common good of the United States of America. Student involvement was NEWS BRIEFS a major component of the event, as kids from Leicester Middle School read letters they had written to veterans explaining how much their service is appreciated. Moreover, students from Leicester Primary School shared cards they made for veterans. Kindergarten student Taylor Rodrique was among the youngsters who chatted with guests and displayed her knowledge and understanding of what it is like for children whose mothers or fathers are overseas defending freedom. through the Rescue Waggin program. To learn more about Rescue Waggin program, as well as other programs that PetSmart Charities supports and creates, visit or call PETS. For more information on Second Chance Animal Shelter, call or visit Spencer Toys for Tots Donation List Oct. 27: Spencer Exchange Club, 1,000 Oct. 15: Bemis Farms Nursery, 300 Nov. 15: Jaqueline & Michael Bedford, 100 Nov. 14: E.M. Thibault Excavation, 100 Monetary donations may be sent to: Spencer Toys for Tots, P.O. Box 186, Spencer, MA New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at: Spencer Post Office, Spencer Savings Bank (Main office), Spencer Fire Station & ERA Key Realty 415B Main St, Spencer. Applications for toys can be picked up at: Spencer Post Office, Spencer Town Hall (Clerks office) & ERA Key Realty 415B Main St. If you are interested in sponsoring a child please call Donna Flannery All In-stock Wallpaper Double Roll Borders Drive a little to choose a lot 505 Worcester St., Southbridge, MA QUALITY UROLOGICAL CARE IN YOUR COMMUNITY At the offices of Wayne B. Glazier, M.D., P.C. 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Veterans in attendance were each given a free ceramic veterans coffee mug with a raffle ticket inside. Approximately fifty free raffle items, ranging from a complete set of state quarters to gift baskets and gift certificates, were raffled off. Honor students from Leicester High School helped assure the smoothness of the morning by delivering raffle gifts to their recipients, bringing breakfasts to the tables, and assisting with the clean-up effort. Town and state officials also got involved, with Leicester Police Chief James Hurley and Town Administrator Kevin Mizikar cooking eggs for everyone in attendance. Kevin Flanders can be reached at IKE S 4140, or by DEN a t Fine Women s Fashions stonebridgepress. com. Casual Chic Boston Tpk. Route 9 Shrewsbury, MA Closed Sun & Mon Tues - Fri 10-6 Wed 10-8 Sat 10-5 Are you looking for an A+ Education? Today! Today! Pre-school & Kindergarten is open! Three Day Programs: 1/2 day & full day Now offering before & after school hours 331 N. 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4 4 SPENCER NEW LEADER Friday, November 21, 2014 CLASSROOM CORNER Striving to serve Knox Trail students give back at veterans dinner BY KEVIN FLANDERS NEWS STAFF WRITER SPENCER Students from Knox Trail Junior High School spent a night giving back to veterans on Nov. 8, as Peer Leaders served dinner at the Gaudette-Kirk American Legion Post 138. Organized by first-year Knox Trail JHS math teacher and Peer Leaders advisor, Beth Johnson, the event featured 20 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. The kids served food to guests, helped clean up following the dinner, and even delivered to the veterans thank-you cards they wrote during school. Just a few days shy of Veterans Day, it meant a lot to the kids to be able to serve individuals who served their country. The Veterans Day Dinner went so well, Johnson said. The Peer Leaders worked so hard and showed such respect. The veterans gave them a big round of applause at the end of the dinner. Veterans were thrilled to receive support from the students, and they Jim s Christmas Trees ALL SIZES 3 TO 10 FT. 9AM - 9PM 7 DAYS A WEEK Your Dental Health by Edward Larkin D.M.D. even ordered a pizza for the kids to express their thanks. Several veterans told Johnson how impressed they were by the students passion for getting involved in the community at such a young age. They couldn t have been nicer to the kids, Johnson added. We have been trying to do more outreach programs. It was great to see the kids write letters to the veterans thanking them for their service. As part of a busy November for the Knox Trail Peer Leaders, the kids are already gearing up for their next event at Spencer s Mary Queen of the Rosary Church food pantry on Saturday, Nov. 22. The students will work alongside members of the Spencer Fire Department and other volunteers to help the food pantry prepare for its How to Use A Stonebridge Press publication OFFICE hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm TO PlaCE A retail ad: Advertising Executive June Simakauskas (508) TO Print an ObituarY: SUBSCriPtiON services: Kerri Peterson (508) Jim also has a PREMIUM TREE SECTION (tall trees up to 20 ft or taller) Santas Gift Shop Tons of bargains! Wreaths up to 84 Log Boxes Bundles of Brush Come see our lights and cartoon characters! Retail ~ Wholesale 25 Hammond Hill Rd. Charlton, MA Don t Forget to ask for your Sheldon Harley Davidson Coupons GUM DISEASE S LINK TO ARTHRITIS Gum disease (periodontitis) is an inflammatory condition that not only threatens the health of gums and teeth, but it may also give rise to rheumatoid arthritis. 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They may also be made available for resale, with any proceeds going to Stonebridge Press and/or the photo re-print vendor. Knox Trail Junior High School students served dinner to veterans on Nov. 8. STAFF directory Staff Writer Kevin Flanders (508) Sports Editor Nick Ethier (508) Advertising Executive June Simakauskas (508) Got a news tip, and it s after 5 p.m. or a weekend? a reporter s line, or simply dial (800) and leave a message. Thanksgiving distribution. For Johnson, working as a Peer Leaders advisor has provided her with a unique opportunity to get to know the kids outside the classroom and preach the importance of not only being great students but great citizens. A commitment to community service doesn t have to start in high school, evidenced by several area middle schools and even elementary schools offering their students a head start on giving back. As a teacher, it s all business a lot of times in the classroom, as it should be with a challenging curriculum, Johnson said. But as an advisor, you really get to see the kids personalities, and they get to see their teachers in a whole new light as well. I am so proud of the kids and how hard they have worked. In addition to their community New England BACKPACKER THANKSGIVING SALE ends 12/7/14 20% off all snowshoes from Tubbs, Atlas & MSR 10%-20% off all cross country skis from Fischer, Alpina & Rossignol rossignol cross country ski packages starting at ( value) (includes boots, bindings,skis, poles & binding installation) Check website for more deals! newenglandbackpacker.com New England Backpacker 6 E. Mountain St. Worcester, MA (508) Hours: Mon. & Tues. 10am-6pm Wed.- Fri.10am to 8pm, Sat. 10am to 5pm Sun. 12noon to 5pm STAFF directory President & Publisher Frank G. Chilinski (508) Chief Financial Officer Ron Tremblay (508) Operations Director Jim DiNicola (508) Managing Editor Adam Minor (508) Advertising Manager Jean Ashton (508) Production Manager Julie Clarke (508) The Spencer New Leader (USPS# ) is published weekly by Stonebridge Press, Inc., 25 Elm St., Southbridge, MA Periodical Postage paid at Southbridge, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Spencer New Leader, P.O. Box 90, Southbridge, MA Courtesy photo outreach efforts, the Knox Trail Peer Leaders are active each year in their school as well. From holding a movie night fundraiser to assisting during the eighth grade graduation program, the kids keep busy throughout the year with a packed schedule of events and projects. Johnson praised members of the school administration team for their support of the Peer Leaders and other organizations that help get kids involved in the community. We have a strong administration and really awesome kids. 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5 Friday, November 21, 2014 SPENCER NEW LEADER 5 CLASSROOM CORNER NBSB goes under the sea with Brookfield Elementary School Courtesy photos North Brookfield Savings Bank employees of the North Brookfield Gilbert Street branch are shown dressed for Halloween as undersea creatures, in front of a portion of Brookfield Elementary School s Recycled Aquarium installation. From left, front row: Wendy Swallow ( Under the Sea ), Eileen Graham (fish), Tonya Laird (octopus), Caitlin O Connor (jellyfish), Patty Ostrout (shark) and Rose Bruso (fish). Back row: Tammy Gustafson (lobster), Derek Grueter (fisherman) and Renee Jurczyk (fish). of putting recycled materials to use, said Brookfield Elementary School Art Teacher Ashley Simonds. They were free to take chances and have fun. They really enjoyed themselves and were excited to learn that the work would be shown at North Brookfield Savings Bank during Halloween. To complement the artwork, bank staff dressed up as a variety of sea creatures, as well as a fisherman, for Halloween. It was the perfect match good enough to win NBSB s contest but the Gilbert Street branch was quick to credit the artists who inspired them and contributed artwork. Although we re very excited to have won, we know that it wouldn t have been possible without the outstanding artwork made by Brookfield Elementary School students, said Gilbert Street Branch Manager Tonya Laird. We were beyond proud to exhibit their installation in our branch and honored that they trusted us with their work. Trash, Demolition Debris, Etc. 99 WEEKLY PICK-UP, 70 BI-WEEKLY, QUARTERLY RATE RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE PICKUP Pick-up Weekly and Bi-Weekly DUMPSTER CONTAINERS We Offer 15, 20 and 30 Yard Dumpsters RELIABLE PROMPT DUMPSTER SERVICES LLC Fully Insured, Locally Owned & Operated Please For our Money Saving RATES Prime Rib, Turkeys, Deli Platters, Roast Beef, Homemade Salads, your orders in ahead. Since 1932 ED STEARNS DresseD Meats, Inc. Fully cooked Chicken Wings & More! Route 169 Charlton, MA Store Hours: Wed 9-5 Thurs 9-6 Fri 9-5 Sat 9-3 stearnsmeats.net EBT We Accept WEEKLY SPECIALS Our Own Hickory Smoked Bacon 4.99/lb USDA Strip Steaks 7.99/lb NORTH BROOKFIELD With the help of some talented local artists, North Brookfield Savings Bank s Gilbert Street branch transformed the branch into an under-the-sea adventure and won the bank s 2014 Halloween decorating contest. Who were these talented local artists? Students at Brookfield Elementary School. Each year, North Brookfield Savings Bank holds a Halloween contest, with one branch being awarded the best decorated. This year, the Gilbert Street branch created an Under the Sea theme, which was inspired by and included artwork from Brookfield Elementary School s Recycled Aquarium exhibit. Not only was the artwork beautiful; it was environmentally friendly. All the sea creatures were made from recycled items. For example, Kindergarteners and first graders created clown fish, red fish and blue fish from small clear water bottles. Plus, larger animals such as angel fish, jelly fish, octopus, sea anemones, crabs, lobsters and even sea turtles were made from clear plastic salad containers, which formed the bodies, and pieces of soda bottles, which became the feet. Local companies also donated materials. FLEXcon in Spencer, contributed specialty papers and Dave s Appliance in Brookfield donated large pieces of cardboard. The artwork, which had previously been shown at Brookfield Elementary School and Tantasqua Regional High Salon769 We invite you to experience our combined years of experience in all aspects of hair design; re-texturing, organic keratin treatments, coloring, high & low lighting, as well as rejuvenating facial, hair removal. Introducing Yolanda Jolie Hatzidis Phoebe Langevin Diane Brown certified licensed and experienced cosmetologists School during the school s All Arts Day, was generously loaned to the Gilbert Street branch and prominently displayed. Students did a wonderful job Deep Sea & Mineral Conditioning Treatment All natural treatment that focuses on restoring hair ~Organic Hair Removal System!~ We use all natural & organic colors Our products are sulfate-free and ph balanced Organic Spray to keep the integrity of the hair Tanning 769 Worcester St., Southbridge, MA To place an In-Memoriam, Card of Thanks, Birthday or Anniversary Greeting, in the Spencer New Leader, the deadline is Friday noon for the following week. Ad prices are 15 for a 2x3 (actual size 2 4 x 3 ) or 25 for a 3x4 (3.7 X 4 ) or 4x3 (5 x 3 ). You can add a photo at no additional cost. To send by mail, please mail to June Simakauskas, P. O. Box 90, 25 Elm St., Southbridge, MA Personal checks, Visa, Master Card, Discover and AMEX are accepted. For more information, please call June at or and she ll be happy to help!

6 6 SPENCER NEW LEADER Friday, November 21, 2014 CLASSROOM CORNER Changing the culture of nutrition King brings Breakfast to Go initiative to school system BY KEVIN FLANDERS NEWS STAFF WRITER AUBURN Auburn Food Services Director Janice King is changing the culture of nutrition within the school system, beginning with the most important meal for students of all ages. King, who has been with the district since January, set a goal to provide all Auburn students with access to a nutritious and delicious breakfast each day by expanding services to every school. As part of the newly implemented Breakfast to Go initiative, students in all six Auburn schools can receive breakfast for only 1.50 a day. Each breakfast package includes several healthy choices that can be eaten throughout the day, perfect for hurried mornings before school or a quick power snack in preparation for the big test. I want to share my enthusiasm with the kids and help them understand that a good breakfast will help them be alert and ready to learn, said King, who also leads the food services program at Leicester Public Schools. Historically, the position has been shared between the two towns. As a registered dietician who earned a master s degree in education and Kevin Flanders photo Leicester and Auburn Director of Food Services Janice King, left, has worked with Pakachoag Elementary School Principal Deb Kozik and other district principals to introduce healthier breakfast options for students in Auburn. nutrition from Framingham State University, King recognizes the importance of providing meals that are not only healthy but tasty. The Breakfast to Go program was designed with kids in mind, featuring a blend of brand names that has been very popular among youngsters thus far. King is eager to continue sharing information about the importance of proper nutrition with Auburn students and their families. I am very interested in helping students in my communities achieve better health. Nutrition and academic performance go hand in hand, King added. I am always studying new ways of preparing food that kids will really like. Now that the Breakfast to Go program has been brought to Auburn High School and Pakachoag Elementary School, every student in the district has access to a nutritious, inexpensive breakfast. Formerly a director of food services at Amherst College and Baystate Medical Center, King has many years of experience in promoting healthy initiatives to large audiences. In Auburn, the immediate priority is to let families know about the opportunities that exist. We have seen major growth from May to October. More kids are participating in the program, but there is still room for others to receive great nutrition from us, King said. School leaders have been impressed by King s hard work and the results she has produced in a short time, especially with the Breakfast to Go program. The kids are all really excited about the program, said Pakachoag Elementary School Principal Deb Kozik. Not only does a healthy breakfast help improve test scores, King noted, but it also decreases instances of childhood overweight and obesity. Breakfast isn t King s only focus, though she s also committed to improving lunch options as well. A made-to-order deli bar is expected to be introduced at the high school, among other additions to the lineup. King said a major ongoing objective in the district is to replace processed foods with whole foods, and she has been thrilled by the support she s received from administrators at every Auburn school. The principals have been very supportive of getting kids the nutrition they need throughout the day, she said. Kevin Flanders can be reached at , or by at School Menus SPENCER-EAST BROOKFIELD SCHOOLS BREAKFAST Monday, Nov. 24: Bagel with cream cheese or yogurt parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Tuesday, Nov. 25: Scrambled eggs with sausage and toast or cereal, fruit, juice, milk. Wednesday, Nov. 26: Fruit smoothie (Knox) or French toast sticks, or assorted muffin, fruit, juice, milk. Thursday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving day Friday, Nov. 28: No School. LUNCH Grade K-8 Monday, Nov. 24: Pancakes or French toast sticks, Trix yogurt cup, tater tots. Tuesday, Nov. 25: Mashed potato bowl, roll, bean and corn salad, peas. Wednesday, Nov. 26: Early Release Lunch Peanut butter and jelly or ham and cheese sandwich, carrot sticks, pretzels, apple, bottled water. Thursday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Day Friday, Nov. 28: No School. LUNCH Grade 9-12 Monday, Nov. 24: Meatball sub, basil pesto noodles, broccoli, apple cake. Tuesday, Nov. 25: Mashed potato bowl, 23rd Annual Sat., Nov. 22, am - 4pm Rain or Shine Admit one breadstick, green beans, brownie. Wednesday, Nov. 26: Early Release Lunch Ham and cheese sub, carrot sticks, pickles, chips, apple, bottled water. Thursday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving day Friday, Nov. 28: No School LEICESTER HIGH Monday, Nov. 24: All beef hot dog on whole grain roll with chile bean topping, cheddar cheese sauce and assorted condiments, baked beans, seasoned vegetables, sliced cucumbers, carrot and celery cups, fruit cup with fresh strawberry. Tuesday, Nov. 25: Chicken and broccoli Alfredo over pasta, garden fresh vegetable medley, whole grain dinner roll with butter, tossed Romaine garden salad with assorted dressings, fresh fruit and pineapple tidbits. Wednesday, Nov. 26: Half Day No School Lunch Thanksgiving Day Holiday recess begins. Thursday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Day Friday, Nov. 28: No School LEICESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday, Nov. 24: All beef hot dogs on whole grain bun with assorted condiments, baked beans, seasoned vegetables, sliced cucumbers, carrot and celery cups, mixed fruit cup with fresh strawberry slices. Tuesday, Nov. 25: Chicken and broccoli Alfredo over barilla pasta, garden fresh vegetable medley, whole grain dinner roll with butter, tossed Romaine garden salad with assorted dressings, fresh fruit bowl, apple crisp with whipped topping. Wednesday, Nov. 26: Half Day Thanksgiving Holiday No School Lunch Served Toady. Thursday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Holiday Friday, Nov. 28: No School LEICESTER PRIMARY SCHOOL Monday, Nov. 24: All beef hotdog with assorted condiments, baked beans, seasoned cucumbers, carrot and celery cups,, chilled fruit cup with fresh strawberry slices. Tuesday, Nov. 25: French toast sticks, yogurt cup, potato hash brown with ketchup, tossed romaine garden salad with assorted dressings, applesauce or peach fruit cup brownie. Wednesday, Nov. 26: 12 Day Thanksgiving Day Holiday No School Lunch Thursday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Day Friday, Nov. 28: No School LEICESTER MEMORIAL SCHOOL Monday, Nov. 24: All beef frank with assorted condiments, baked beans, fun size potato chip bag, sliced cucumbers, carrot and celery cups, pineapple tidbits cup. Tuesday, Nov. 25: Deluxe hamburgers or cheeseburger with BBQ sauce and sliced red onions & pickle slices, steak fries, seasoned vegetables, baby carrots and ranch dressing, chocolate pudding. Wednesday, Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Break No School Lunch Served. Thursday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Holiday Friday, Nov. 28: No School. NORTH BROOKFIELD HIGH Monday, Nov. 24: Steak and cheese sandwich, French fries, beets. Tuesday, Nov. 25: Cheese and chicken Quesadia, broccoli, carrots. Wednesday, Nov. 26: Half Day. Thursday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Day Friday, Nov. 28: No School NORTH BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Monday, Nov. 24: Pancakes/sausage, maple syrup, hash brown, beets. Tuesday, Nov. 25: Cheese Quesadilla, broccoli, carrots. Wednesday, Nov. 26: Half Day Thursday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Day Friday, Nov. 28: No School. BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Monday, Nov. 24: Shepard s pie, mixed greens and bean salad, bread stick, fruit, or chicken fajita wrap. Across 1. Contents of some urns 6. No angel 10. Not a substitute 13. Bad situations 16. Medieval weapon 17. Preclude (2 wds) 18. The Lord of the Rings figure 19. Refined 21. Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams has one: Abbr. 22. Column crossers 24. Solitaire essentials 25. Egyptian fertility goddess 26. Foul moods 28. Fantasy Island prop 29. Basic unit of money in Norway 30. Heir s concern 32. Wages 34. tide 36. Emulated Pinocchio 37. Sticker showing cost (2 wds) 41. Young, unmarried woman 45. Indy entrant 46. Congratulations, of a sort 48. 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7 Friday, November 21, 2014 SPENCER NEW LEADER 7 VIEWPOINT Rx from your Spice Rack With the holidays around the corner, the focus turns to homemade pies, cookies and other comfort food confections that conjure up fond holiday memories. One of the simple pleasures of churning out home baked goods this time of year is the unmistakable aroma of such spices as cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. The next time you re stocking up on these pie spices you might want to grab an extra jar or two. Studies show popular holiday spices can benefit your health as well as your taste buds. Read on for some unconventional ways to spice up your life! Note: Do not ingest spices as home remedies without proper medical supervision. Life threatening allergies, overdoses, and side effects can occur. *** Nutmeg: Often sprinkled in a holiday eggnog or added to a meat pie, the nutmeg spice jar does duty beyond the kitchen cupboard, from clearing a complexion to promoting sweet slumber. According to the Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, a little nutmeg added to a glass of warm milk can lull you off to sleep in record time. Nutmeg has also been hailed for its anti inflammatory properties, which makes it a powerful weapon in battling blemishes. To zap a zit, make a paste of ground nutmeg and milk, and apply to pimple to reduce redness and swelling. *** Cinnamon: Move over cinnamon toast and apple pie, the spice has a higher calling. Ever since a study published in the journal Diabetes Care found half a teaspoon of cinnamon daily could be helpful in reducing blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, cinnamon has been touted as an additional dietary supplement along with conventional medications to fight the disease. The study also revealed the spice All investors probably wish they had gotten in on the ground floor of Apple or Microsoft or any other big success story. And, in fact, you can indeed be there from the beginning by taking part in a company s initial public offering (IPO). However, the ground floor of many IPOs may be shakier than you d think and might not provide you with the solid footing you need to invest wisely. Of course, not all IPOs are the same. Many large, profitable companies, seeking to raise capital, have gone public in recent years through IPOs. However, IPOs of newer, unproven companies share some characteristics that should give pause to serious, long-term investors. Consider the following: Hype Let s face it: A big part of the appeal of IPOs is the wow factor. It looks really cool when the company s CEO or perhaps a visiting celebrity rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. And the rush to buy shares in the now-public company reduced triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels among the same test group. Want more? Research from Copenhagen University showed a significant relief in arthritis pain when patients were given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning for a week. And another study found that the mere act of smelling the spice can boosts cognitive function and memory! Cinnamon FYI: Microbiologists at Kansas State University found that adding small amounts of cinnamon to samples of apple juice contaminated with E. coli bug killed most of the bacteria. Just one teaspoon of cinnamon killed 99.5 percent of the bacteria after three days at room temperature. *** Ginger: Ginger bread and ginger snaps are familiar holiday treats, but did you know ginger has long been hailed for its power to tame a tummy ache? It s also a well-known home remedy to treat motion and seasickness. In fact, in one study, ginger was shown to be superior to a commonly used over-the-counter and prescription drug for motion sickness, reducing dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and cold sweats. It s also claimed that ginger can aid in relieving arthritis and sciatica pain. A simple Ginger tea is made by steeping one or two half-inch slices of fresh ginger in a cup of hot water. Or add 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger powder too three cups of boiling water and let steep for a few minutes. Or, some people simply eat several pieces of crystallized ginger to help relieve joint and nerve pain. Take the Hint KAREN TRAINOR *** Allspice: Christmas pudding, mincemeat and pumpkin pies all benefit from the addition of allspice, but did you know your health can too? Allspice is famous for its ability to relieve muscle aches and pains when applied topically. To make an allspice poultice, mix ground allspice with water to form a thick paste. Apply it to the body, cover with gauze and relax for 15 to 20 minutes. Sipping tea made from the spice can also be helpful in relieving menstrual cramps and headaches. Allspice berries can also be used to temporarily relieve toothache pain. Simply chew one allspice berry for quick relief. *** More kitchen cupboard Rx: Soothe a Sore Throat: To relieve a sore throat, squeeze one half fresh lemon into one half cup warm water. Mix one tablespoon of salt and one quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Gargle with the mixture three times per day until pain is relieved. Do not swallow this mixture. This remedy, attributed to Dr. Jane Guiltinan, chief medical officer at John Bastyr University Natural Health Clinic in Seattle, is said to also relieve coughs and fight viral infections. Time to Cure Cough: Did you know Thyme may help reduce coughing due to a cold? Make up thyme tea by adding a teaspoon of crushed thyme to one half cup of boiling water. Allow to steep for ten minutes, then strain and sip. As a bonus studies suggest that thyme can help maintain brain function and promote heart health. Halt a Headache: Cayenne pepper is a IPO hype can lead to risky investing always garners big headlines. Yet hype is just one letter removed from hope and hope alone is not a good reason to invest. Furthermore, no single stock even one that might have strong growth potential is likely going to be the ticket to investment success. Lack of track record By definition, newer companies that launch IPOs don t have long track records. And while it s true that past performance can t predict future results, it s nonetheless useful to see how a stock has performed in various economic climates and how the company management has responded to different challenges over time. Exceptional volatility All stocks fluctuate in value. But IPOs tend to be especially volatile not just in their first few days of trading but also in their first few years of availability to the public. Higher risk potential Generally, Financial Focus JEFF BURDICK IPOs of newer companies are better suited for aggressive investors those who can handle a higher degree of risk in exchange for potentially higher returns. Nonstandard accounting Some IPOs, particularly Internet startups, use nonstandard, or customized, accounting measures to depict their companies in the best possible light. While these measures are not illegal and in some cases, may even be useful in illuminating a company s performance they tend, overall, to make it more difficult for potential investors to accurately evaluate a business profitability, or at least potential profitability. At the end of the day, good old-fashioned profits and cash flow are still the key driver of companies stock prices. As an alternative to pursuing an IPO, you could use any extra investable proven pain reliever, especially for headaches. It is said cayenne dilates blood vessels to improve circulation. Before you reach for a painkiller, you might want to try this: Mix one half teaspoon cayenne pepper in six ounces of water and drink slowly. Cut Congestion: For generations, cayenne has been used as a remedy to clear a head cold and relieve congestion and sinus pain. All it takes is a dash or two of cayenne powder in a cup of hot tea (preferably with honey and lemon) to do the trick! *** Win Dinner for Two at the Publick House Your tips can win you a great dinner for two at the historic Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge! Simply send in a hint to be entered into a random drawing. One winner per month will win a fabulous dinner for two (a 60 value) at the renowned restaurant, located on Route 131 across the town common in historic Sturbridge. Because I m in the business of dispensing tips, not inventing them (although I can take credit for some), I m counting on you readers out there to share your best helpful hints! Do you have a helpful hint or handy tip that has worked for you? Do you have a question regarding household or garden matters? If so, why not share them with readers of Stonebridge Press publications? Send questions and/or hints to: Take the Hint!, c/o Stonebridge Press, P.O. Box 90, Southbridge, MA Or Hints are entered into a drawing for dinner for two at the historic Publick House Inn. For more great hints, tune into Take the Hint! one minute snippet tips aired on NASH FM And for more tips and talk, be sure to listen to my live hour-long show from 9 to 10 a.m. each Friday on WARE money you may have to fill gaps in your current portfolio, based on your goals. Or, if you are truly attracted to the type of business in which an IPO is involved, you might want to consider investing in a more established company in the same industry. Taking part in an IPO sounds fun and exciting. But as we ve seen, IPOs can have some serious drawbacks. And while it may not sound glamorous, a steady approach to investing one that involves diversification, responsiveness to one s risk tolerance and a constant focus on both short- and long-term objectives is usually the right choice for most of us. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Please contact Jeff Burdick, your local Edward Jones Advisor in Sturbridge at or

8 8 SPENCER NEW LEADER Friday, November 21, Elm St., Southbridge, MA Telephone (800) Fax (508) Frank G. Chilinski President and Publisher Adam Minor Managing Editor Editorial Editorial Thanks living As we look ahead to Thanksgiving next Thursday, and all the turkey, stuffing, red stuff (that s cranberry sauce in the Minor household) and football it s a popular time to think about having an attitude of gratitude for the blessings in The Minor Details ADAM MINOR your life. This y e a r though, as I think about what I am thankful for, I realize that being thankful is less about a feeling you have or an attitude to embrace. It is both of those things on the surface, and it s a good start, but if thankfulness isn t shown in how we live and interact with others, is it really felt at all? Let me give you an example. I am quite thankful for my wife and kids. I am grateful for having them in my life. I love them very much. But if I don t show them that by how I live my life by telling them so, providing for them and making them feel loved how would anyone know that I am thankful for them? At my youth group last week, I challenged my kids to embrace the concept of thanks living, and it s a constant process of reminding yourself of the blessings in your life. Every day, from the moment you wake up, there is something to be thankful for that we can be reminded of. We all have struggles and burdens, some more serious than others. There are hard days, tough situations and heartbreak that we deal with from time to time. Whether it s health-related, finances, or personal matters, there are days we may feel like there is nothing in this world that we can be thankful for. But is that really true? Is there not one thing that you can look to and be grateful for? As an example last week, I looked to my youth group kids and asked them if they had eaten that day. They all nodded their heads. Great! I told them. There are many children your age around the world, at this very moment, that have gone hungry today, because they can t afford food. Next, I told them that I am noticing they all had clothes on their backs. Again, there were children around the world at that very moment that didn t even have a shirt on their back. You get the idea. I wasn t trying to remind them of all the sadness in the world, because there s plenty of that. But a little perspective in this world is a good thing, especially when we look around and see just how spoiled some of the next generation is becoming. I m only 31 years old, but if I had a dime for every teenager that complained about their iphone, ipad or ipod, I d have a lot of dimes. So, I guess it s just a matter of putting your life into perspective. Life is hard. I get it. But if we all got up tomorrow and immediately thought about something we are thankful for, that day would instantly be a little better, and that s good for everyone. So as we celebrate Thanksgiving next week, let me challenge all of you, my readers, to put actions to your words. It s great to think that you are thankful for something or someone. This year, tell someone you are thankful for him or her. Then show them by how you live, and remind yourself every day of the things in your life you have to be thankful for. It s more than thanksgiving it s thanks living. Adam Minor may be reached at (508) , or by at ENTERTAINMENT AND EVENTS DON T MISS A THING! VIEWPOINT Opinion and commentary from Spencer, Leicester and the Brookfields Letters to the Editor Berthiaume thanks supporters To the Editor: My family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who voted in the November election. Whichever person or party you chose, you exercised your constitutional right to choose those that represent you. Over the past eight months we have met many great people throughout the 11-town district while campaigning and also made some new friends that worked tirelessly for us right up to and including election day. We would also like to thank Matt Castriotta and his family for the campaign that they ran. Running for state office is a large commitment that takes a great amount of time and directly or indirectly involves many of the people closest to you. During the time I served as a selectman, I made the promise to always be accessible to those that I represent. As your state representative I will make the same promise and encourage everyone to contact me at anytime if you need assistance or if you have questions that need to be answered. Once again thank you all for your support. I am very humbled to be our district s choice for state representative and look forward to representing the entire area on Beacon Hill. Donnie Berthiaume Spencer A thank you from Mike Valanzola To the Editor: For the past 10 months, I had the pleasure of campaigning for the State Senate. This incredible journey took me through 28 communities where I truly felt at home in each and every one of them. I connected with folks that knew I understood the life of a small town and would represent their voice. Although, the results were not what we had hoped for, I m eternally grateful for the support I received and the friendships I created. I wish our new senator well as she transitions into this new role. I hope this race will act as a model to encourage young people to enter public service. Giving back to our communities and supporting our citizens is a noble calling and I m thrilled with the support that we received. I will continue to give back in other ways! Thank you again for welcoming me into your homes and your hearts. Mike Valanzola Wales Planning for the sale of your antiques and collections Courtesy photo An 1855 U.S. gold dollar coin brought nearly 1,200 in our April 2012 auction. I ve heard many times from my clients that they want to sell their antiques and valuables while they are in still in good health. I often Antiques, hear that they don t want Collectibles their children to sell their & Estates belongings for nothing WAYNE TUISKULA at a yard sale. Before we discuss what to do with your collection, I recommend that you label antiques, valuables and personal family items. You may know that the person in the old graduation photo is your uncle but your children may not. Also, the family history on a piece of estate jewelry may be important to someone in the family who receives it as a keepsake and also of interest to someone who buys it at an auction. It is important to plan for the dispersal of your belongings. Often heirs may not share the appreciation of your antiques, collections and valuables that you have. It will in the best interest of you and your heirs for you to plan how things are sold or distributed. If you are fortunate enough to have a family member who shares the same passion for your coin, art, jewelry or other collection you may want to start by giving them some of the pieces that they like. A recent article by Dow Jones news website market- Watch.com states that an individual can donate up to 14,000 per year worth of items from their collection without tax consequences. Auctioning a rare collection has a number of benefits. You may not know the value of your items. The competitive bidding at an auction will ensure that you receive fair market value for your treasures. Instead of getting an offer from one or even a few dealers, an auction notice for a well-publicized auction will reach thousands. Hundreds may compete to own your valuables. An estate auction is sometimes used to avoid conflicts when dispersing personal property. There may be times when several people in the family want particular items. Another scenario is where one heir likes antiques other family members have little or no interest in the items. An auction may be the best way to sell these items. Family members who are interested in some of the pieces may bid on them at auction. The proceeds of the auction can then be distributed fairly amongst all family members. You may decide that you want to donate your items. It is great when a historical item may be prominently displayed and shared with the public. Don t be afraid to ask questions before donating something though. Will it be on display permanently, occasionally or not at all? Does it fit in with the type of museum or other organization where you are considering the donation? If not, your items may be deaccessioned (sold by the museum). Make sure that you are comfortable with how your items will be used. Whether you have antiques that have passed through your family for generations or have spent years acquiring pieces for a collection, you probably know much more about these items than future generations of your family. It will benefit your family if you are involved in how they are disbursed. Thank you to the Elm St. Congregational Church s Women s Fellowship Group in Southbridge for recently having me appraise items at their appraisal night event. Contact us at: Wayne Tuiskula Auctioneer/Appraiser Central Mass Auctions for Antique Auctions, Estate Sales and Appraisal Services ( ), Retirement: Getting ready to set the date One of the biggest lessons of the 2008 economic downturn is that many people who thought they were financially ready for retirement weren t as prepared as they thought. The amount of money, investments and government program benefits you will need to retire comfortably is as individual as Your you are. Some people are all set. Others plan to work in retirement. Others have health issues Money or other financial responsibilities they will need to juggle with Matters the everyday living expenses they will face in retirement ANNE O BRIEN things like paying down mortgage balances, student loan payments and financial support for senior relatives. However, one thing is true for every potential retiree. It makes sense to get personal advice from qualified financial, tax, and estate planning professionals at least one year before a retirement date is set. Here are some preparatory steps to take before you seek that advice and finally set a retirement date. Figure out where the money is. The days of single-employer careers have been over for decades. And nearly 30 years into the world of widespread IRAs, 401(k) and other self-directed retirement plans, many potential retirees aren t sure where all of their retirement resources are. Start pulling together all of the documents related to your personal, government and employer-based retirement assets and get that information organized. It s okay if you don t know immediately whether you have enough to retire experts can help you with that. What is important right now is to identify everything you have so you can properly evaluate your alternatives. Identify debt. If you have significant home loan or consumer debt, that will be a tough burden to take into retirement because most retirees find their income will be somewhat or significantly lower. That also goes for big car payments, tuition debt, medical debt or elder support. Outstanding debt is the first major reality check on retirement for most people. Adopt a downsizing budget. Too many people wait until retirement to learn how to live like retirees. If you have a budget, review it for unnecessary spending now. That could mean anything from cutting back on visits to the local coffee shop to selling an expensive car and going instead with public transit or a used vehicle. If you have never made a budget, now is definitely the time. Budgeting for retirement doesn t mean cutting out every treat and luxury it simply means extinguishing debt, setting priorities and determining which current expenses can be cut or eliminated. As the real estate market recovers, you may want to plan to sell your current home in favor of a smaller one that can be bought for cash or minimally financed. You might even decide to rent. You might want to try going smaller with vacations, cars, clothes and other needs or wants that can move to a lower price point. Do this while you are working, bank the money you save and you will have excellent training wheels for retirement. Evaluate your support from government programs. A good rule of thumb is, If you need Social Security or Medicare to retire, it is smarter to keep working. While both of these programs provide enormous help to many retirees, there is always a chance of significant change in these programs, not to mention the continued discussion of moving the official retirement age past age 66 or 67. Definitely evaluate your government benefits, but do so in the context of what you have accumulated privately so you can maximize your government benefits when you need them. Consider healthcare and long-term care now. If you are lucky, you are currently in good health. But family history and events out of the blue may change that. If you retire before age 65, you won t qualify for Medicare unless you are officially disabled. That means that you will have the responsibility to maintain private insurance that adequately meets your needs without taking on the huge financial risk of self-insuring unexpected health care needs. Even as healthcare reform adds certain protections for under-65 policyholders, it is more important now than ever to pay attention to health matters and to determine if your current insurance strategy is adequate. As for long-term care, many Americans still forget that the bulk of home-based and nursing home care must be paid out-of-pocket. While long-term care insurance is an option, age and health problems can potentially make it very expensive, so this is another important financial planning issue. Find out if your dream retirement really works. It is important to test your retirement dream. While many people dream of moving to a particular place, it is important to vet that choice for financial and lifestyle repercussions. A particular location might have cheap housing and great healthcare options, but what about cultural attributes and tax issues? There are literally dozens of factors that you should carefully evaluate in making your post-retirement lifestyle decision. To help you think some of these issues through, you can use the Retirement Checklist that Nolo provides online just Google Nolo Retirement Checklist. Take the time now before you retire to be sure that you can retire. Once you have retired, it will become more difficult to back-peddle if you find you can t financially make it work. Anne is an independent, fee-only certified financial planner and a Massachusetts Registered Investment Advisor. She is located in North Brookfield and can be reached at and

9 Friday, November 21, 2014 SPENCER NEW LEADER 9 Spencer honors local veterans with parade SPENCER Residents lined Main Street on Tuesday, Nov. 11, to watch the annual Veterans Day Parade. From Boy and Girl Scouts to the American Legion Riders, the event was filled with pride and patriotism, as all who took part honored the service and sacrifice of veterans. Members of the DPHS Marching Panther Band make final preparations. From left to right, Michaela Duquette, Emily Nairn, and Desiree Melvin, with Joe Hallihan popping in from behind to say hello. Arthur Theurer, of Spencer, and his son Braden, 2, wait for the parade to start. DPHS Band members Joe Hallihan and Liz Shemeth are ready to march. The American Legion Riders start their engines, ready to lead the parade. From left, Julia Spotts, Jordan Kelley, and Arianna Huertas, all members of the DPHS Color Guard, are dressed for success. The parade is underway! Joshua Kelly, 8, of Spencer, is ready for the parade. He belongs to the Boy Scout Wolfpack Troop sponsored by American Legion Post 138. Scouts had a big presence at the parade. From left, Madison Matale, Abigail Forestine, and Sophia Giangrande show off their uniforms. Rick Wilber, of Spencer, right, the Road Captain of the American Legion Riders, prepares to ride with flags flying high. The Marching Panthers take formation. From left, Cerina Leinonen, Ava Sobosik, and Isabella Costello are eager for the parade to begin. The parade is underway! Kevin Flanders photos

10 10 SPENCER NEW LEADER Friday, November 21, 2014 SPORTS Locals claim Central Mass. field hockey All-Star accolades The following student-athletes from the Spencer New Leader coverage area earned Massachusetts State Field Hockey Coaches Association Best of 60 Senior All-Star Game nominations: Madison Messier, Quaboag Sadie Young, Quaboag Alexa Baker, Tantasqua Jeszy McGuire, Tantasqua The game, featuring the best from Central Mass. versus the best from Western Mass., is scheduled to be played at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Bentley University. Sadie Young of Quaboag, right, was also selected by the Massachusetts State Field Hockey Coaches Association to play in the Best of 60 Senior All-Star Game. File photos Quaboag s Madison Messier was named to the Best of 60 Senior All-Star Game roster by the Massachusetts State Field Hockey Coaches Association. Sports Briefs Tantasqua s Alexa Baker was a selection to the Best of 60 Senior All-Star Game by the Massachusetts State Field Hockey Coaches Association. ATHLETE of WEEK the Madison Messier, Sadie Young, Alexa Baker and Jeszy McGuire Messier and Young, from Quaboag Regional, and Baker and McGuire, from Tantasqua Regional, were recently chosen to compete for the Central Mass. team in the Best of 60 Senior All-Star Game, which was chosen by the Massachusetts State Field Hockey Coaches Assocation. Athlete of the Week is sponsored by: AUTO HOME BUSINESS LIFE Tel: Tantasqua s Jeszy McGuire made the Best of 60 Senior All-Star Game, which was selected by the Massachusetts State Field Hockey Coaches Association. Warriors football rallies to beat Leicester Despite trailing at halftime to Leicester High, 18-7, the Tantasqua Regional football team came storming back to claim a victory on Nov. 14. The Warriors outscored the Wolverines in the fourth quarter, For Tantasqua, quarterback Zack Edwards was 14 of 24 passing for 240 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a score, as did Andrew Tichy and Matt Bressette. JJ Howland caught two of Edwards touchdown passes, while Jake Celko hauled in the other. On defense, Tichy had 12 tackled as the Warriors improved to 3-7. Leicester is also 3-7. Ski or snowboard at Wachusett Mountain Are you interested in having some fun while also helping to make the winter season fly by? Any student, parent or teacher can ski or snowboard six consecutive Saturday nights at Wachusett Mountain for Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary 56 Capen Road ChaRlton, ma 86 acres of trails open from dawn to dusk. We have a visitor center with animals, all free of charge. Squirrel Nest Gift Shop and Visitor Center Tues-Thurs 9-2 Sat All proceeds go to the sanctuary. TheHeartOf Massachusetts.com just 135 through the Southbridge Ski Club. You drive to Wachusett Mountain on your own. The sixweek program begins on Saturday, Jan. 10 and ends Saturday, Feb. 14. Ski or snowboard rentals as well as lessons are also available at a very reasonable cost. You may be able to ski or snowboard for free through your health insurance coverage. Also anyone students or non-students can purchase Gold, Silver and Bronze Century Passes at a discounted price until Nov. 22. For more information, please contact Dick Lisi at (508) or at Team Mass Girls Basketball to hold tryouts The Team Mass Girls AAU Basketball program will be holding tryouts at Tantasqua Regional High School on 319 Brookfield Road in Fiskdale on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tryouts are for girls from fifth grade to 11th grade. For questions please contact Please bring a birth certificate and a 20 fee. You can go to for an application form. BUZZER BEATER! CHECK OUT THE SPORTS ACTION!

11 Friday, November 21, 2014 SPENCER NEW LEADER 11 Legion Riders thankful for support of community for vets RIDERS continued from page 1 Added Wilbur, It was one of our best showings of people that came out to show support for our veterans. I am very proud to be part of Post 138 American Legion Riders. In addition to riding in the Veterans Day Parade, the chapter holds two major fundraisers each year in May and August. It supports several veteran support programs and organizations, including Nick s House, Veterans Shelter, and Wounded Warriors scholarships. Including both veterans and non-veterans, the Gaudette-Kirk Post 138 chapter belongs to the national American Legion Riders, which extends throughout the nation. Overall, American Legion Riders chapters have combined to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children s hospitals, schools, veterans homes, wounded service members, and scholarships. Since 2006, riders nationwide have participated in the annual Legion Legacy Run to raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, which was established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, Locally, Gaudette-Kirk Post 138 is always seeking people who are committed to supporting veterans. With an active yearly schedule, the Riders enjoy doing whatever they can to raise money and awareness for men and women who served. We accept memberships of anyone interested in riding a motorcycle that wants to ride and fundraise for veterans, Herl added. Nationwide, about 106,000 American Legion Riders meet in over 1,000 chapters in every state and at least three other countries. Riders in all 50 states have escorted military units returning home from combat tours overseas, signed up for cross-country fundraising events, and led other initiatives to support veterans. The organization places an emphasis on its grassroots tradition, with each chapter managing its programs and events at the post level. For more information about the American Legion Riders and how you can get involved and support local veterans, visit riders. Kevin Flanders can be reached at , or by at stonebridgepress.com. Nokeo, Cummings reflect on academic success PACK continued from page 1 Nokeo, a junior, has been a member of the soccer team, the cheerleading squad, the tennis team, and the Student Council, in addition to his success in the classroom. Cummings, a senior, is the captain of the soccer team and also participates in indoor track. She earned a White Sweater Award for reaching the top 10 in her class in cumulative GPA over four years, and she hopes to eventually become a doctor. I always wanted to do something that helps people in a direct way, said Cummings, who enjoys every subject in school and has also found the time to take part in athletics and extracurricular projects. She is currently enrolled in one Advanced Placement course, an English class that will prepare her well for college. Cummings said she might focus on pediatrics or radiology during her higher education years of studying medicine. Nokeo, meanwhile, wants to learn more about what makes bad guys tick so he can help prevent future crimes. The junior is hoping to pursue a criminal justice degree and ultimately join the FBI s Behavioral Analysis Unit. Nokeo said he is interested in learning about the psyche of criminals and would enjoy a career focusing on that perspective of law enforcement. DPHS teachers have been very impressed by the work of Cummings and Nokeo, both in the classroom and on the playing field. To be nominated as Students of the Month, they had to stand out above a group of other extremely hard-working and committed students. Nicole is always so positive, and is extremely kind, said DPHS French teacher Margaret Mehringer. She is dedicated to academics, sports, and many other extracurricular activities. She always has a smile on her face, and makes a point to be supportive and friendly to students in all grades. Tim is also very involved throughout the building. He always has a kind word to say about everyone, and is a true gentleman, Mehringer added. As their successful high school careers begin to wind down, Cummings and Nokeo have great advice for incoming DPHS freshmen. Be open and accepting when it comes to new things, Cummings said. Added Nokeo, No matter where you come from, it all depends on how hard you work. In terms of favorite teachers at DPHS, Nokeo listed Ms. McCarthy and Ms. King, while Cummings described Ms. Jyringi and Ms. Mehringer as having had a positive impact on her career. Check out our DPHS Student of the Month series of features, which will continue monthly throughout the school year. Kevin Flanders can be reached at , or by at com. Mrs. Claus Returns to return to NBSB West Brookfield branch NORTH BROOKFIELD Mrs. Santa Claus is returning to West Brookfield, and she s posing for photos and bringing refreshments and gifts. North Brookfield Savings Bank is excited to announce that Mrs. Claus will make her yearly visit to the bank s West Brookfield branch on Route 9 during White Christmas in West Brookfield on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 12 to 3 p.m. The event will feature free cookies and cider, a drawing for the amazing Everything Basket, and free photo opportunities with Mrs. Claus for children and pets. As part of its Annual Toy Drive, NBSB will be accepting new, unwrapped toys for children ages infant to 12 years old, in support of the West Brookfield Police Association s Holiday Toy Program. All donations, whether toy donations or monetary donations are welcome, but not required. The bank will match every dollar donated and contribute 1 for every toy collected, up to 250 per branch. White Christmas in West Brookfield is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with our friends and neighbors, spread holiday cheer and support the community, said NBSB West Brookfield Branch Manager Andrew Leighton. We re very excited to welcome Mrs. Claus back and to assist local families in need with toy Spencer resident killed in motorcycle crash near DPHS CRASH continued from page 1 under investigation by Spencer Police and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section. Police said preliminary findings indicate that Healy s speed appears to have played a role in the crash. Healy was wearing a helmet, investigators said. Route 9 was closed near the high school for about three hours Saturday night, Nov. 8, as Spencer Police were assisted by State Police troopers assigned to the Brookfield Barracks, in addition to officers from the Leicester and East Brookfield Police Departments. Members of the Spencer Fire Department and the Spencer Rescue Squad also responded and assisted in the investigation. In the days following the accident, Healy s family and friends arranged a roadside memorial beneath the entrance to the high school, with an array of flowers and letters left to honor a young life lost. Kevin Flanders can be reached at , or by at Courtesy photo Siobhan Killian with Mrs. Santa Claus at North Brookfield Savings Bank s 2013 West Brookfield White Christmas Open House. donations. White Christmas in West open houses, a gingerbread contest, an elf hunt for kids, culminating in Great Hall. 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13 Trips Offered Friday, November 21, 2014 SPENCER NEW LEADER 13 The Trips Offered section is for non-profit organizations and will run as space allows. Anyone who wishes to take advantage of this space must submit a copy of a not-for-profit certificate to Editor Adam Minor. Mail your certificate and information to Trips Offered, C/O Adam Minor, P.O. Box 90, Southbridge, MA 01550; fax to or to UNION SAINT JEAN-BAPTISTE SOUTHBRIDGE Council No. 12, Union Saint Jean-Baptiste, a non-profit fraternal, offers the following trips. All trips are open to the public without restrictions. You do not have to be a member of USJB to attend a sponsored event. If you are interested in any of the trips, please call for additional information and for reservations. Registration/ payment forms are available on request and are necessary for participation on the excursions. Gift certificates are also available. The recipient can apply the gift certificate to any excursions of his/her choice up to the face value of the certificate. Ted Bartlett at for more details of any of the trips. If no answer, please leave a message on the answering machine. The possibility of additional day trips may take place. Watch for these special announcements. Nov. 15: A Day in New York City to do as you wish sightseeing, Christmas shopping, dine in a special restaurant, visit a museum, attend a Broadway matinee or the Christmas Radio City Music Hall show, visit the 9-11 memorial and much more, Departure is from the RMV parking lot, LaRochelle Way, Southbridge at 6:30 a.m. with a return time about 10:45 pm. Cost is 54 per person. Please reserve early for the popular trip. Dec. 13: Festival of Christmas Lights at the LaSalette National Shrine with a concert of seasoned music, museum of international Nativity crèches, gift shop and book shop, the bistro corner, candle shrine, optional trolley ride and a carousel for the children and all this follows a luncheon at Wrights Farm Restaurant. Cost is 49 for adults, 35 for children ages 4-10 and free for children under 3 years. Departure is from the RMV parking lot, Southbridge at 10:45 a.m. with the return time of 8 p.m. The deadline reservation is Dec. 4. Under consideration is a trip to Freeport Kittery Maine outlets; the performance of the Christmas classic The Nutcracker. We would appreciate your interest in the two above considerations by calling SOUTHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION Trips are open to the public! Make checks payable to the Southbridge Senior Citizens Association. Contact Jim Julian at the Casaubon senior center Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. or call , or me com. FRIENDS OF STURBRIDGE SENIORS STURBRIDGE The Friends of Sturbridge/Fiskdale Seniors present the following trips. Flyers are available at the Sturbridge Senior Center. For reservations, information, or to receive a flyer by mail, call Tina at or Marie at Trip prices usually include driver gratuity. Checks, payable to Friends of Sturbridge Seniors, are usually due a month prior to trip date and may be mailed to Tina Galati, 97 Wallace Road, Sturbridge, MA or brought to the Senior Center in Sturbridge. Bus leaves from Bethlehem Lutheran Church parking lot, Main Street, Sturbridge. CHARLTON SENIOR CENTER All trips leave from St. Joseph s Church unless otherwise noted. Parking is in far corner of the church parking lot. No checks are made out to the senior center; the name of the tour company will be printed in the ad for the trip. Please send checks to Charlton Senior Center, 37 Main St., Charlton, MA Cabaret Lulu s Holiday Celebration at Old Sturbridge Village pp, Dec. 9: Includes lunch at Oliver Right Tavern and the show in the Theater at OSV. Some transportation will be available from the Senior Center in Charlton or you may come in your own car. You must sign up and pay at the Senior Center before Nov. 3. Holiday Light 2014: 79 pp, Dec. 10, includes motor coach, luncheon, Yankee Candle Shop, and of course the Bright Lights at Forest Park. Lunch will be at the historic Lord Jeffery Inn. You may choose from roast chicken or roast pork with all the trimmings. Make checks to Best of Times, and send in by Nov. 8. MARY QUEEN OF THE ROSARY PARISH SPENCER Mary Queen of the Rosary Parish, 60 Maple St., Spencer, is offering the following trips. For more information, call Bernard Dube at (508) January 12-21, 2015: Galapagos Islands Cruise including Quito Ecuador and more. May 4-18, 2015: Grand Tour of Italy, including Lake Como and extra time in Tuscany. June 8-21, From San Francisco to San Diego, California including Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks. Sept. 6-21, 2015: Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia including St Petersburg, the Bolshoi, etc. DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA WEBSTER The Daughters of Isabella is holding the following trips, which are open to the public. The bus pick-ups are at the Big Bunny Parking Lot in Southbridge and Tracy Court and Davis Street (Municipal Parking Lot behind Commerce Insurance on Main Street) in Webster. Please note that final payment is due 30 days prior to tour departure date. Your deposit on these tours confirms your reservation. Please make checks payable to: Bernadette Circle No. 709 and mail to Bernadette Circle #709, P.O. Box 201, Webster, MA Tour components are subject to change, based on availability. Changes will be noted. For further information or reservations, please call either Jan Caouette at ; Bernadette Langlois at or Nancy Kudzal at The Daughters of Isabella is a non-profit and charitable Catholic women s organization. Nov. 16: Indian Head Christmas Show and Luncheon. 72 per person. 8 a.m. Southbridge, 8:30 a.m. Webster. Terrific Christmas Show, fabulous buffet and Santa Too! Dec. 7: Salem Cross Christmas, The Marian Shrine and Bright Nights. 72 per person. 10 a.m. Webster, 10:30 a.m. Southbridge. Delicious luncheon, Marian Shrine and Bright Lights. LEICESTER SENIORS LEICESTER The Senior Citizens of Leicester are offering the following trips that are open the public. Make checks payable to Joan Wall. For more information and/or reservations, call Joan Wall at (508) Nov. 19: Foxwoods with the Temptations Revue. Cost is 69. WEST BROOKFIELD SENIOR CENTER Trips being sponsored by the West Brookfield Senior Center: New Year s At Noon trip departs from the West Brookfield Senior Center, 73 Central St., in West Brookfield, on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 9:30 a.m. On arrival in Boston, you board the luxurious Odyssey for distinctive dining, entertainment, and a narrated holiday cruise. Champagne Toast and party favors are included. When the cruise returns, you board your bus for a view of the holiday lights and ice rink on Boston Common. The tour cost is 79 per person. A 40 deposit is required at sign up, with the remaining balance due by Nov. 20. Please call the West Brookfield Senior Center at (508) for more details. DOUGLAS SENIOR CENTER SUNSHINE CLUB The Sunshine Club of the Douglas Senior Center will be sponsoring the following trips this fall: Wednesday, Dec. 3: Meet Me in St. Louis, at Stoneham Theatre with lunch at Polcari s in Woburn. This has been called the Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Musical. The lunch is an all-you-can-eat family style Italian feast! 79. Friday, Dec. 12: Coppelia Ballet w/ lunch at Fire and Ice, Providence. This is a special Christmas tradition, come and see the talented members of the State Ballet of Rhode Island perform a magnificent show! Lunch is all-youcan-eat with a large variety of meats, seafood, and veggies along with special sauces you pick what you want and bring it to the grill chefs to make a special creation for you! 58. Please call Sue at with any questions or to sign up. The pick up place will be at the Classic Envelope parking lot, 120 Gilboa St., Douglas. See a photo you would like to order? Photo Reprints Available Stonebridge Press for details or drop us an at SPECIALS Tasty Thursdays EVERY Thursday come in and try some samples we ve prepared FREE! Since 1932 ED STEARNS DresseD Meats, Inc. We Accept Cash, EBT A lbs. Chicken Leg Quarters or 1 lb. Boneless Chicken Breast 3 lbs Hamburg or 1 Roasting Chicken (6-8 lbs avg.) 3 lb. 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14 14 SPENCER NEW LEADER Friday, November 21, 2014 Spotlight shines on Diabetes Awareness Month BY OLIVIA RICHMAN NEWS STAFF WRITER November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Around 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the states is 245 billion. Diabetes is a huge problem. The financial impact it has on society is huge. It s massive, said Mark Bissell, the Resident Camp director of Charlton s Camp Joslin, operated by the Barton Center. The Barton Center s six camps are for children with Type 1 diabetes. The management of the disease alone is insane, he said. It s an everyday disease, 365 days a year. This is a disease that is so unique because it s mainly self-managed. Everything we eat, every exercise going for a six mile run, swimming everything we do impacts us. There are zero days off. It s a mentally exhausting disease to have. Bissell said it s very important to raise awareness of diabetes. Although Type 1 only makes up around 10 percent of the population of people with diabetes, he said people need to be aware of its economic impact and the huge impact it has in the workplace. With millions of people suffering from diabetes, Bissell said he feels it s important that people realize people with diabetes are everywhere. The more people can understand, the better it is on those of us that have it, he explained. If we re in a restaurant giving ourselves an injection, sometimes people will look at us like we re doing something bad or act grossed out. Money is needed for research, to find better treatment options and fund the government s search for the cure. It can also help children have a better life. There needs to be money given to those of us in the business to help improve the lives of people with diabetes, he said. He added that he feels confident enough to tell families that he knows first-hand that children with diabetes will gain something from going to camps aimed at children with Type 1 diabetes. But camp can be very expensive. It frustrates Bissell that he would ever have to turn down a child who needs help. He wants to be able to say yes to everyone. The camp raises money in an attempt to help all families afford to send their children to camp. As a child, Bissell as is the case with most of the staff had attended diabetes camp and said the education he received and the support system he gained had been very helpful. It offers a confidence booster that the children sometimes need. In the middle of summer you d have no clue we re a camp for diabetes, exclaimed Bissell. The camp offers crazy camp games, street hockey, archery, boating, kayaking, ultimate Frisbee. There s a lake and a pool, basketball and tennis. We do it all, he said. But the biggest thing we do that s different is we include diabetes education. On a regular basis, the camp talks about the disease and boosts the kids egos. He explained how mentally exhausting it can be for children to live with diabetes. Most of the children despite common misconception that you have to be fat are healthy and bright. It can really hurt their self-esteem. We re not here to tell them that their life is a piece of cake. But you can live a normal, healthy life. We bring in speakers to talk to the kids, including professional athletes. It shows them that it doesn t matter if you have Type 1 diabetes. You can still be a lawyer, professional athlete, a doctor. You just have to learn to take care of yourself. In the past, the camps have had guest speakers such as former Pittsburg Steeler Kendall Simmons, who had Type 1 diabetes, and Jay Hewitt, a professional iron man triathlete. Visit diabetes.org for more information on diabetes and to find ways to help out and donate. Olivia can be reached at or by at stonebridgepress.com. The world isn t the way it used to be Scams a growing problem in senior community have to pay attention and be careful. I ve never seen so many scams happening, she said. Bad people are getting your money. Identity theft is America s fastest growing crime. It happens every 79 seconds and affects 9 million Americans each year. The biggest piece of advice Germain had for this was to never give out any personal information, especially if someone asks for it over the phone. And shred, shred, shred. With criminals dumpster diving for personal information, like account numbers and credit card information, it s important to shred most documents that are being discarded. Senior Center Director Melissa Beauchemin said there is a shredder on hand at the senior center that the seniors are free to use. Beauchemin said that just recently, a senior had come up to her and informed the director that she had been scammed and had lost a big chunk of money. Beauchemin feels that scams are a huge problem in the senior community because of the elderly s trusting nature. They grew up in a different world, she said. Germain agrees. She described the community as vulnerable and trusting. They may not think people can really be that nasty. When a scammer calls them up they may think to automatically help, forgetting the possibility it is a scam. Another big factor is that they are unaware of all of the types of identity theft that s really out there, which is why Germain comes to senior centers to discuss them. New technology may be a culprit. Many seniors are unsure which popups are real and which are a potential threat. With pop-ups and websites and s looking more and more professional and legitimate, seniors may not even question them. Letters in the mail telling seniors they have won the lottery have also been a huge problem within the community. The Charlton Police Department has dedicated an entire page on their website to scams that are frequently targeted at the elderly community. It appears that a phone offer for a free medical alarm paid for by her friends and family should be declined ASAP! urges the Charlton Police. The agency number is When the [Council On Aging] director called that number and announced herself and her concern, they hung up. The website also warns against a long list of other scams, including the Country Bank scam, where residents receive telephone calls saying that their Country Bank accounts have been locked. In order to unlock their account they have to key in their information. Country Bank has not been calling anyone, the department warns, and they would not call anyone asking for this information. Beauchemin said it s very sad, but strangers. Beverly Girouard is a senior who attended the meeting. I want to be careful and don t want to make a mistake, she said. There are so many illegal people trying to get our money. I also worry about my mailbox. Fellow event-goer Lucy Vanderhoof said the information at the seminar could be very helpful personally and to the community. It s just so common these days. I like to be informed, she said. It s not like the old days when you can feel safe and secure. We still like to feel it s that way, but the world isn t the way it used to be. Germain said that while it can be scary having all of the bad guys finding ways to steal money from innocent people, it all comes down to the individuals. If it s too good to be true, it probably isn t true, she warned, saying that people should follow their gut instincts. You re in charge of what you can do. You worked hard for your money. She said to make sure you look at your bank statements. It s also important to be aware of different scams. Shred information, don t give out information and don t believe everything you read or hear. If you don t know the number, don t pick up. Said Germain, As we are learning to protect ourselves, they are learning how to scam us. For a list of recent scams and how to protect yourself against them, visit Olivia Richman photos Speaker Rita Germain said she visits senior centers to discuss identity theft and how to avoid scams. BY OLIVIA RICHMAN NEWS STAFF WRITER An elderly woman had a grandson who lived in California. One night she got a call from him. His voice was distorted and almost unrecognizable from the amount of sobbing. He told her, Don t tell anyone don t tell my mom and dad. But I m in trouble. I need help. Her grandson continued to tell her he needed 6,000 for some trouble he had recently had with the law. He gave her an account she could mail a check to. Panicked, the elderly woman decided to send a check to help. Turns out that boy on the other end of the line wasn t her grandson at all. It was a scam artist. The woman never saw her 6,000 again. And this story is getting more and more common, said speaker Tami Germain last week at the Sturbridge Senior Center. As vice president of branch administration at Webster First Federal Credit Union, she says she has seen it all. She has seen counterfeit checks, fake letters asking for money, fake lottery winner claims and most of the time it s too late. The money is long gone. Stealing Without A Gun is her informal seminar on identity theft and other types of scams that are getting more and more prevalent. She said the aim of the program is not to scare people, but to get the word out that people Rita Massey, director of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) was also present for the seminar. She shared a few tales of her own and how easy it is for people to take your wallet or purse in the supermarket. very true seniors (along with the population as a whole) need to stay diligent, alert and stop being so trusting of Olivia Richman can be reached at or by at

15 Friday, November 21, 2014 SPENCER NEW LEADER 15 Touched by tragedy, united by music Tornado survivors find renewed purpose in band Jeanne Collins performs. She said all of the members have been touched by tragedy and music is what brought them all together. BY OLIVIA RICHMAN NEWS STAFF WRITER Back Seat Boogie is performing at the Cannery Music Hall on Nov. 28 and if you don t know who they are by now, they are a punk, pop, rock, oldies band that just wants to keep you moving. Made up of all local musicians, Back Seat Boogie aims to keep the crowd dancing and even brings people on stage to jam with them. According to drummer Dave Bell, Back Seat Boogie just wants to have fun and wants everyone around them to have fun, too. The name of the band is a reference to kids being in the back seat on a long road trip in the family wagon, said Bell. They re singing nursery rhymes, dancing to the radio, making noise. It s just all fun. With no select style, Bell described the band s music as taking eclectic songs and making it their own It s all funked up when we get it! They will take a punk song and slow it down. They will sing Top 40, as well as classic rock. The only requirement is the song needs to be unique and get the crowd moving. The members of Back Seat Boogie haven t always been so carefree. In fact, there were times when their lives were the opposite. If one were to look up Brimfield Tornado on YouTube, the first video that pops up are two men filming the after-math of the June 1, 2011 tornado sweeping through the building they were hiding in, leveling the entire area, devastating the land and ripping apart cars. The building they were hiding in during the video was once Bell s shop. It came over the hill and landed on his shop as an F4. It leveled it. The 6,000-square-foot building, the 14 acres all that was left were the stubs of the trees, said Back Seat Boogie lead vocalist Jeanne Collins. She had gone out to see her friend s studio or what was left of it. At the time, Back Seat Boogie did not exist. During the time of the tornado attack, Collins had been living in Boston. She performed cabaret-style acts and theater-style vocals. Going through rough patches herself, medically and personally, she decided to move to Holland. She calls the timing of the tragedy a perfect storm. Fellow band member and long time friend of Bell, Corey Partlow, had his entire house leveled from the tornado. After never finding the right time to start a band together, Bell and Partlow were finally able to unite for Back Seat Boogie. The fourth band member is Dan Briere, who plays the bass. When most bands are being put together you here about all of the drama and tension, said Bell. The four of us are just laughing and laughing and laughing. We never fight. We re never mad. We all live locally so we are easily able to find time to practice together. It s great. It s the sense of camaraderie that helps the band members get through the tough times. It s music that helps them forget everything. It s the sense of community that keeps them going. The tornado was a mess. It took my whole life away, said Bell. I was building that business for 30 years. I made that area my home. My music studio was in the garage. When the tornado happened it took 30 seconds for 30 years of my life to get ripped apart and taken away. I lost the music studio. I lost five buildings, tow trucks, cars. It was a direct hit. The two men that had been hiding underneath the stairs had said the tornado sounded like 1,000 gnomes with tiny hammers prying the roof off of the building. The video became one of the most popular videos used on local news stations covering the tornado. Bell was getting interviewed left and right. I stayed in touch with around 67 people from my home town of Franklin, said Bell. They came over as volunteers [along with local residents] and helped me put my life back together. Bell said the tornado had taken away 30 years of his life. It also took portions of his life, his memories, and scattered them all throughout New England. A woman called him from Cape Cod and asked why his checkbook was on her front lawn. She didn t believe tornados even took place in New England. Bell told her to look it up. She called back an hour later and mailed the checkbook back to him. It was all over the news. Soon people from other parts of the state began mailing back deeds and other paperwork they found of his. This little old lady came to help and look for my things around the area, Bell said. She had wandered a little ways into the woods. She found this heavy bag that was ripped and brought it all the way back to me. It was my cymbals that I had for over 40 years. They had been missing, taken right out of the third floor. They were a quarter mile in the woods. They were untouched. I got to play our charity event with my very own cymbals. The benefit concert had seven local bands and some well-known bands from the area. The event took place one month after the tornado. It was a huge hit, raising 10,000. Many people wanted Bell to make another event over and over. Nobody wanted the music to end. And nobody wanted the music to end more than the members of Back Seat Boogie. It s mind-boggling to see how much talent there is in this area, said Collins. In the Boston area there are musicians everywhere, in the street, having shows. The people in this area may not be highly schooled and have a master s degree in music theory, but man do they know what they re doing. But the real story is the fact that music is what Dave Bell said he has been infatuated with drums since he was eight. His older brother was in a band. He felt it was a great outlet to take out frustration and aggression. Photos courtesy of Back Seat Boogie Dan Briere the unofficial fifth member of Back Seat Boogie on bass. He can also sing like the vocalist from Rush, which Bell said you wouldn t expect to come out of him. has kept us mentally happy in times of absolutely gut-wrenching stress. Music is what drives us. Going through a divorce and other big life changes, Collins said music was a great way to communicate and express joy. It s a creative outlet to let go of stress. And she s not the only one who thinks this. Music relaxes me and gives me faith. It makes me creative. It s so soothing, agreed Bell. I m always helping others. My business is 24/7. I m always fixing cars. It s a service business so I m always helping, helping, helping. Creating music helps myself. He said music is the only thing he has to hold on to. But there s something else Bell loves about music and performing: I want to return the favor. We don t make money. We re never going to be rich from this. But when I look out and see 30 friends from 10, 20, 30 years ago I see smiles on their faces and they re dancing to what we re doing. That s what I work for. I have to keep doing it. Back Seat Boogie will be playing at the Cannery Music Hall on Nov. 28. Doors open at 8 p.m. You must be 21 or over. The tickets are 5. Back Seat Boogie will be performing original material as well as funked up blues, country, rock, eclectic classics and pop. Expect audience participation and constant dancing. Olivia Richman can be reached at or by at LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDERS AUTO PARTS 40 acres! Over 2,000 cars! Free Nationwide Parts Locator Service Used & New Auto Parts 91 Day Warranty Deposits conveniently taken over the phone. Foreign & Domestic Early & Late Model Engines Transmissions New Radiators Gas Tanks Wheels Tires Balancers Exhaust Manifolds Window Motors Amherst-Oakham AUTO RECYCLING Trust us to do it right! 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17 SENIOR SCENE Friday, November 21, 2014 SPENCER NEW LEADER 17 LEICESTER SENIOR CENTER The Leicester Senior Center, 40 Winslow Ave., Leicester, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is served at noontime, Monday through Friday for a nominal meal donation of Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling Elder Services of Worcester Area at In addition to many Special Events, the senior center also offers many activities that are repeated each week and are open to all. Mondays 10 a.m., Zumba Gold; 11 a.m., Yoga Tuesdays 11:30 a.m., Golden Needles; 1 p.m., Exercise Club; 6:30 p.m., Fiber Group Wednesdays 1 p.m., Balance Thursdays 10 a.m., Cribbage; 11 a.m., Yoga Fridays 9 a.m., Zumba Gold; 10:30 a.m., Tai Chi Saturdays 7 p.m., Pitch Party UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Nov. 21: If you have questions or need help with your Fallon Clinic Insurance, come to the Leicester Senior Center, 40 Winslow Ave. at 12:30 p.m. Dan Amason from the consumer Sales dept. of Fallon clinic will help you get the answers you need. Tuesday, Nov. 25: Sen. Michael Moore has once again issued a generous invitation for seniors from Leicester and surrounding towns to join him at 12:30 p.m. at 40 Winslow Ave. for a lavish turkey dinner, complete with all the fixings. Because Senator Moore pays the entire cost of the meals, there is no charge to seniors who attend. If you are interested, please call to reserve your space. Thank you Senator Moore for once again extending your hand to our senior citizens. Thursday, Nov. 27: The Leicester Senior Center is closed in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. A calendar of additional events and opportunities is listed in the Center s monthly newsletter, The Leicester Senior Horizon, which is available free of charge at the Leicester Senior Center, posted at the Leicester Public Library and the Town Hall, or available by subscription mailed to homes at an annual cost of 6. The Senior Citizens Club is open to all senior citizens and meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Leicester Senior Center, 450 Winslow Avenue. Before becoming an official member, interested senior citizens must attend and sign the guest book at six meetings. (Meetings do not have to be consecutive.) There is no fee for guest attending their six initial meetings. After the sixth meeting, guest attendees may become official members and pay an annual membership fee of 6. Meetings include coffee and, a brief business meeting, entertainment, a raffle and time to socialize and network with other local seniors. NORTH BROOKFIELD SENIOR CENTER The North Brookfield Senior Center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Tri-Valley meals are served on Mondays and Thursdays (suggested donation is 3). The Center cooks homemade meals in their own kitchen on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (suggested donation of 3). Reservations needed at least a day in advance. (508) In addition to on-going events, the senior center offers special events and activities. Check our newsletter for details. Our newsletter The North Brookfield Senior Connection, is available free of charge at the North Brookfield Senior Center, the North Brookfield Savings Bank, Christ Memorial Church, First Congregational Church, St. Joseph s Church, Hannaford s Supermarket, The Haston Free Pubic Library, the town offices at 215 Main St., Herard Lanes Community Room and Hillside Meadows Community Room and can also be mailed free to your home by calling the senior center. ONGOING ACTIVITIES Doors open, Coffee s On at 9 a.m. Pitch and cribbage all day until closing. Pool and puzzle tables, always open. Monday: Line Dancing with J.P. (new), 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Hannaford bread distribution, 9:10 a.m.; Blood Pressure Clinic, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Swing into Shape (exercise), 10 a.m. Wednesday: Coffee Club, 9:15 a.m.; Queen s Knitting Group, 9:45 a.m.; Wednesday Multi-Media, 1 p.m. Thursday: Swing into Shape, 1 p.m. THE WEEK AHEAD Monday Nov. 24: 9 a.m., Coffee Pot s On! 9:15 a.m., Cribbage, Cards; 9:30 a.m., Line Dancing with J.P.; 11:45 a.m., Omelet with cheese; 1 p.m., Bingo. Tuesday, Nov. 25: 9 a.m., Coffee Pot s On; 9:10 a.m., Hannaford bread; 9:45 a.m. Cribbage, cards, etc.; 10 a.m. Swing into Shape; 10:30 a.m., Blood pressure clinic; 11:45 a.m., Marilyn s Turkey Dinner. Wednesday, Nov. 26: 9 a.m., Coffee Pot s On! 9:15 a.m., Cribbage, cards, etc.; Coffee Club; 9:45 a.m., Queens Knitting Group; 11:45 a.m., Judy s Ham Dinner; 1:30 p.m., Book Club. Thursday, Nov. 27: Senior Center Closed Happy Thanksgiving! WEST BROOKFIELD SENIOR CENTER The following is a schedule of events at the West Brookfield Senior Center: Mondays: 11 a.m. chair exercise; 11:30 a.m. Lunch; 12:30 p.m. cards. Tuesdays: 10 a.m. Wii bowling; 11:30 a.m. Lunch; 1 p.m. Busy Bees; 3 p.m. Zumba Gold Wednesdays: 11 a.m. chair exercises; 11:30 a.m. Lunch. Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. Tai Chi; 11 a.m. chair exercises; 11:30 a.m. Lunch. Fridays: 11:30 a.m. Lunch; 1 p.m. Bridge. SPENCER SENIOR CENTER The Spencer Council on Aging activities at the Spencer Senior Center. The senior center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Free Blood Pressure Clinic on the Last Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Free wellness clinic on the second Thursday of the month for Spencer resident s only Monday: 9:30 a.m. Cribbage - Cost: 1. Bakery Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. Yoga Class (free), 10:30 a.m., Exercise Class (free), 1 p.m., Bingo. Wednesday: 10 a.m., Computer Instruction by appointment; 110 a.m., Tai Chi (Cost is 30 for Spencer resident 50 for out of town. Eight-week session); 12:30 p.m., Line Dancing Thursday: 9:30 a.m., Yoga Class (free); 10:30 a.m., Exercise Class (free); 11:30 a.m., Lunch club; 1 p.m., Bingo Birthday celebrations sponsored by Quaboag on the Common on the second Tuesday of the month. Wellness Clinic on the second Thursday of the month. B/P Clinic sponsored by overlook VNA on the last Thursday of the month. Free Tai Chi Classes, Wednesdays at 11 a.m., Spencer Senior Center, 155 Mechanic St. (inside Fish & Game). BROOKFIELD COUNCIL ON AGING Due to the Veterans Day holiday the Brookfield Council on Aging will meet on the third Tuesday this month, Nov. 18. The Council will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Town Hall kitchen. Anyone interested in joining the Council should contact Barbara Clancy at The following services are provided for Brookfield Seniors to meet their needs and interests. Tai Chi: Tai Chi classes meet every Tuesday in the Town Hall at 8:30 a.m. Foot Clinic: Dec. 23, at the Town Hall with Dr. Quigley. To participate, please call Rikki LaMonda at to make an appointment. Leave a message and she will get back to you. Medi Car: the West Brookfield Senior Center at if you need transportation to a doctor s appointment. Medi Car will also wait there to bring you home. Brookfield Food Pantry: Open Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the basement of St. Mary s Church located at the rear of the building off Howard St. Use of Laptop at Library: A laptop, purchased by COA, is available for use by seniors at the Merrick Public Library anytime, also Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Library Delivery Services: Available on Fridays (Friends of the Library) EAST BROOKFIELD The East Brookfield Senior Center is having a lunch and Bingo day on the fourth Thursday of each month. Lunch is a home cooked meal, dessert and coffee. The cost is 4. Please call Judy Shute at at least 2 days before to make your reservation. They also meet the first and third Thursday of each month with meal provided by Tri-Valley, cost of meal is 3. Raffle and bingo follow. Community Matters Support your Trusted Local Merchants featured in the Spencer New Leader! TO ADVERTISE ON THIS PAGE, PLEASE CALL JUNE AT OR AND ASK HOW YOU CAN GET 1/2 PAGE AD FOR FREE! Carole s Professional Dog Grooming & Boarding Kennel Grooming For All Breeds. Boarding For Cats & Dogs Breeder of Shih Tzu s 191 Fiskdale Rd. (Rt. 148) Brookfield, MA The beautiful, Healthy Smile you ve always wanted is easier than EVER! for ONLY details 1 New Patient Exam, & 4 Check-up X-Rays for Today for your FREE consultation Family Dental Group of Paxton 581 Pleasant St. / Granite Countertops Exotic Marble, Granite, Soapstone & Quartz Buy Factory Direct & Save 40 COLORS ON SALE 280 Colors to Choose From BackSplaSh & Flooring glass & MoSaic tiles available shrewsburymarbleandgranite.com 620 Boston Turnpike (Rte 9 E), Shrewsbury, MA (1/4 mi. east of Home Depot Big Blue Bldg) Mon-Fri 8-6, Sat. 8-7, Thurs. nights by appt. Open 7 Days a Week 1205 Main St. Leicester West Main St. W. Brookfield serving Beer & wine in Leicester & west BrookfieLd 570 Summer St. Barre NOVEMBER SPECIALS We Deliver Mushroom Pizza...Sm Lg Pulled Pork Subs...Sm Lg Cannot be combined with other specials or coupons Pulled Pork PIZZA Sm Lg Pulled Pork, Onions, BBQ Sauce See our Full Menu on page Spencer, Leciester & the Brookfields Business Directory Daycare Boarding Grooming BOOK NOW FOR VACATIONS! Dudley River Road, Southbridge, MA Steve s Collision Center Proudly Serving the Tri-Community Area for 29 Years with Expert Collision Repair BASF Paint for the Perfect Match Every Time! Highly Skilled & Experienced Technicians Frame Machines to Re-Align Unibody Damage Your Vehicle is a Major Investment... should you really trust repairs on it to just anyone? We ve worked hard to earn our reputation and your trust... You can COUNT ON US to get the job done right! (508) Steve Brunelle (508) Transitions Happen. Take Charge of Your Future. Jeff Burdick, AAMS Financial Advisor 419 Main Street Sturbridge, MA Member SIPC EXPERT COLLISION REPAIR FOREIGN/DOMESTIC/CLASSIC SCRATCH & DENT REPAIRS FIBERGLASS REPAIR MOTOR HOMES COMPLETE AUTO DETAILING ASE CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE ALL INSURANCE CO. ACCEPTED INCLUDING OUT OF STATE ELECTRONIC UPDATES ON THE PROGRESS OF YOUR REPAIR TOWING AVAILABLE RENTAL CAR & TRUCK CAN BE ARRANGED FOR YOU HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8-5 Sean Wood - Owner 15 S. Spencer Rd., Spencer, MA p: f: The Big Picture Options & Prices Digital Copy ( ed) x 6 Glossy Print x 11 Glossy Print (please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery by mail) Photo Reprints Available or or Stonebridge Press for details or Stonebridge Press today or stonebridgepress.com You can also download your photo reprint form at

18 18 SPENCER NEW LEADER Friday, November 21, 2014 POLICE LOGS The arrests and offenses below were listed in each town s police department logs. People charged are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This newspaper will publish dispensations of cases at the request of the accused, with proper documentation. LEICESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT Nov. 5 6:45 p.m.: Civil dispute, Mayflower Rd. Peace restored. 8:28 p.m.: Harassment, Second St. Report taken. 8:29 p.m.: Runaway, Towtaid St. Report taken. Nov. 6 7:48 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Main and Pleasant St s. No personal injury. Services rendered. 8:48 a.m.: Abandoned 911, Mayflower Rd Peace restored. 10:06 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, no personal injury, Walmart-Soojians Dr. Services rendered. 11:41 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, no personal injury, Stafford St and Huntoon Memorial Hwy. Services rendered. Nov. 7 8:42 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, no personal injury, Stafford St. Report taken. Nov. 8 11:11 a.m.: larceny, Cumberland Farms, Main St. Report taken. 12:24 p.m.: Larceny, Pleasant St. Report taken. Nov. 9 11:00 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, no personal injury, Stafford St. Investigated. 11:50 a.m.: Harassment, Rochdale VFW ost, Pleasant St. Services rendered. 4:03 p.m.: Neighbor dispute, Lake Ave. Spoken to. 6:59 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, no personal injury, Huntoon Memorial Hwy. Report taken. Nov :15 a.m.: Hazardous condition, Ingram Rd. Services rendered. 3:19 p.m.: Breaking and entering residential, Paxton St. Report taken. 7:41 p.m.: Domestic Disturbance, Pleasant St. Arrest made. Nov. 11 4:04 p.m.: Disturbance, Birchwood Dr. Report taken. 5:57 p.m.: Runaway, Nazareth Home for Boys, Mulberry St. Services render4ed. Nov :50 a.m.: Neighbor dispute, Fine St. spoken to. 2:24 p.m.: Larceny, Creative Florist, Main St. Report taken. 4:21 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, no personal injury, Meadows of Leicester, Huntoon Memorial Hwy. Report taken. Nov. 13 5:32 p.m.: Vandalism, Hebrew Cemetery-Cemetery Rd. Report taken. NORTH BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT Nov. 3 2:19 p.m.: Vandalism, N. Main St. Report taken. Nov. 4 7:51 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, N. Main St. Report taken. Nov. 5 1:33 p.m.: 911/hang up call, School St. Dispatch handled. Nov. 6 11:33 a.m.: 911hang up call, Prospect St. Spoken to. Nov. 7 3:40 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, School and N. Main St s. Report taken. Nov. 8 2:36 p.m.: Larceny/theft/shoplifting, Gilbert St. Report taken. 3:45 p.m.: Complaint, Old E. Brookfield Rd. Report taken. Nov. 9 7:32 p.m.: Fire alarm, Grove St. False alarm. SPENCER POLICE DEPARTMENT Nov. 5 10:30 a.m.: Request for police, Lake St. Principal request officer RE: Lunch Box Smell. 4:01 p.m.: Fire alarms, Summit St. Smoke alarms going off in hallway. 4:58 p.m.: Juvenile matter, Adams St. Girl sitting on steps with backpack. 5:08 p.m.: Fire alarms, Summit St. Fire alarms sounding both hallways. 6:32 p.m.: Juvenile matter, Lloyd Dyer Dr. Kids lighting things on fire. 7:19 p.m.: Operating under influence of alcohol or drugs, Main St. 10:09 p.m.: Suspicious activity, Main St. Officer with male on curb hitchhiking. Nov. 6 7:18 a.m.: Disturbance, Mechanic and Wall St s. Male yelling and screaming. 7:37 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property damage, Main St and Paxton Rd. Spencer. Near Baybowl, no personal injury. 11:34 a.m.: Fire alarms. Ash St. Activated. 11:25 p.m.: Suspicious activity, Howe Village. Male wandering around complex. 1:40 p.m.: Harassing phone calls, Maple St. Receiving threatening calls. 3:14 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, hit and run, property damage, West Main St and Big Y Plaza. Customer s vehicle hit. 3:43 p.m.: Request for police, Pleasant St Male said something inappropriate. 4:12 p.m.: Medical overdose, West Main St. and Subway, Spencer. Male party request call :23 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property damage, West Main St. and South Spcncer/Meadow Rd. Officer advising fluids leaking. 8:29 p.m.: Suspicious activity, East Charlton Rd. Male party at door with medication delivery. 9:20 p.m.: Disturbance neighbors, Mechanic St. Sounds like parties fighting for hours. Nov. 7 11:01 a.m.: Harassing phone calls, Lake Ave. US Treasury scammer keeps calling. 11:02 a.m.: Request for police, Main St. Request escort. 12:47 p.m.: Fire-woods/grass, Lincoln St. Gas odor inside building. 1:43 p.m.: Mutual Aid, West Main St. A red cab/silver tanker leaking fluid. 2:33 p.m.: Request for police, West Main St. Wants to pick up belongings tomorrow, :01 p.m.: Disturbance, Mechanic St. Can hear females yelling/fighting. Nov. 8 8:08 a.m.: Harassing phone calls, Main St. Ex. Continuously/texting. 9:31 a.m.: Fire-woods/grass, Lincoln St. Gas odor downstairs, TV room. 4:21 p.m.: Police, West Main St. BOLO from Oxford. 4:50 p.m.: Harassing phone calls, Howe Village. Received spoof call. 5:24 p.m.: Fire alarms, Cherry St. Alarms activated in house. 6:10 p.m.: Request for police, Wilson St. Window smashed. 6:14 p.m.: Fatal motor vehicle accident, Main St. Car Vs. Motorcycle. 6:29 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property damage, Main St. in Front of Bayberry. 6:53 p.m.: Juvenile matter, Grove St. Daughter being harassed. 9:07 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property damage, Garrette La. Think there was an accident. 10:18 p.m.: Request for police, Salem St. think someone is in the house? Nov. 9 1:17 a.m.: Request for police, West Main St. Daughter ran from house with stranger. 5:17 a.m.: Disturbance,, Main St. Sister and boyfriend arguing. 10:40 a.m.: Police, West Main BOLO Webster PD RE: Runaway Juvenile. 1:36 p.m.: Request for police, Temple St. Questions RE: Issues with EX. 5:10 p.m.: Fire-woods/grass, Vernon St. Garden structure on fire next to house. Nov :09 p.m.: Request for police, Pleasant St. Husband won t let subject leave residence. 2:35 p.m.: Police, West Main St Received BOLO from WB missing endangered male. 3:54 p.m.: Fire alarms, Brooks Pond Rd. Carbon monoxide detector sounding. 9:21 p.m.: Request for police, West Main St. RE: Party harassing. 10:09 p.m.: Disturbance, neighbors, Clark St. RE: Upstairs neighbors. Nov. 11 7:08 a.m.: Request for police, Main St. Female threatened subject with knife. 12:04 p.m.: Fire-woods/grass, Ash and Cherry St s. Wire arking. 4:44 p.m.: Fire, vehicle, Main St. Sparks coming from under the dashboard. 5:01 p.m.: Fire-woods/grass. Main St. Flames coming from house. Nov. 12 7:51 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property damage, Main and Greenville St s. No personal injury. LEICESTER ARRESTS Nov. 5 Cindy C. Benavides, 20, 8 St. Ives, Worcester, MA. Operation of unlicensed motor vehicle, motor vehicle operator refused to identify self. Nov. 9 Jeffrey Douglas Reiner, 20, 1131 Arboretum Way, Burlington, MA. Possession to distribute Class D Drug, Distribute Class D Drug, motor vehicle lights violation. Nov. 10 Maryellen T. Booth, 47, 124 Pleasant St. Leicester. A&B Domestic. Molly K. McKeen, 25, 4 Cold Spring Ave. N. Providence, RI. Warrant Dudley Dist. All other offenses. Ronald Paul Shilinsky, 44, 1 Roe Ln. Millbury, MA. Violate abuse prevention order. Shari A. Roberts, 34, 36 Griffin Rd., Charlton, MA. Operating motor vehicle with suspended license. SPENCER ARRESTS Nov. 5 Carol L. Cowhig, 51, 7 Dufault Rd. Spencer. Operating motor vehicle under influence of liquor, 2nd offense, Operating motor vehicle negligently as to endanger. Nov. 6 Bryanna Marie Los, 41, 43 Mechanic St. Spencer. Disorderly person, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, (2) counts of assault and battery on a police officer. Nov. 10 Christopher M. Eck, 21, 440 Cutler Rd. Barre. Operating motor vehicle after license suspended, speeding. The Holidays are coming! Give June a call with your advertising wish list

19 Friday, November 21, 2014 SPENCER NEW LEADER 19 Family Dining Guide Eat In or Take Out Visit these fine establishments for great food and beverages, and some entertainment too! June at or to advertise on this page. Open 7 Days a Week 1205 Main St. Leicester OFF OR MORE with this coupon. Not to be combined with other offers. One coupon per customer Exp. 11/30/14 Alcohol Excluded 208 West Main St. W. Brookfield We Deliver 570 Summer St. Barre OFF OR MORE with this coupon. Not to be combined with other offers. One coupon per customer Exp. 11/30/14 Alcohol Excluded See our Full Menu on page Spencer, Leciester & the Brookfields Business Directory Casual Dining Serving food Wed.-Sat. 5-9 Banquet Facilities for Holiday Parties, Surprise Parties, Showers, Etc. FRESH Seafood Thur-Fri FISH & CHIPS ZUMBA in the Hall 9am Sat. 6:30pm Mon per class Buy 4 Get 1 FREE Seafood Pasta Dishes Burgers Weekly Board Specials WEDNESDAY IS PIZZA NIGHT *We are a cash only establishment* Hillcrest Country Club 325 Pleasant St., Leicester, MA (508) Gift Certificates Available Debba s Country Kitchen 14 Milton O Fountain Way Warren, MA (next to Post Office) Kids Weekend Breakfast Special w/beverage 4 00 Ages 10 & under Dine In Only Serving Breakfast & Lunch Daily Homemade Luncheon Specials Friday Night Fish & Chips 4-8pm Mon - Fri 6-2 Sat & Sun 7-1pm Eat-in Take-out Stop by & welcome Deb to Warren Breakfast & Lunch BREAKFAST ALL DAY Open 7 Days 6am-2:30pm Daily Specials Homemade Soups It s our 1st Thanksgiving at Kostas Cafe! Please join us Thanksgiving Day! Turkey and Stuffing Rolled Meatloaf 9.99 Mash Potatoes with Gravy Butternut Squash Choice of Peas or Green Beans Cranberry Sauce Dessert Please make a reservation by calling EVERYDAY SPECIALS Lasagna Chicken Pomodori Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Wings, Carrots & Celery 31 Pleasant St., Spencer, MA The Cafe at five Loaves Bakery artisan bakery & cafe Café, Bakery, Lunch & Dinner View our weekly menu at Join us in giving back! On Wednesday nights beginning Nov. 26 & running thru Dec. 18, bring in an item for the food pantry or Toys for Tots and receive 2 off your 3-course dinner*. Reservations recommended *Each person in your party must bring in an item for the discount. Café, Bakery, Lunch: T-F 10am-3pm, Saturday Lunch: 10am-2pm Dinner: W & TH 5pm-9pm, F & SA 5pm-10pm 13 Mechanic St., Spencer, MA B.Y.O.B. Gift Certificates make great gifts! Charlie s diner Bar & Grill Where friends & family meet LOBSTER MAC & CHEESE Friday & Saturday Night Starting at 5pm Holiday Gift Cards Available Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Dining Room Open: Mon-Thurs 9am Fri-Sun 8am Hours: Sun-Wed 5am-9pm, Thurs, Fri & Sat 5am-11pm 5 Meadow Rd., Spencer, MA Take-out Available YOUR AD HERE To advertise on this page call June at Spencer Country Inn HHHHH Dining Casual Atmosphere Everyday Prices Lunch Entrees starting at 7.95 Dinner Entrees starting at Buy 1 Entree Get 1 1/2 price With this ad. Exp 11/30/14 Cannot be used on holidays or private parties Wednesdays ItalIan Buffet All You Can Eat pm (plus tax & gratuity) sunday Brunch All You Can Eat :00am-1:00pm (plus tax & gratuity) 500 Main St., Spencer, MA Lunch: Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 11:30-2:30 Dinner: Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat 5:00-Close Sunday Brunch: 10:00-1:00 Sunday Dinner: 1:00-Close Now Booking Christmas Parties for guests Breakfast & Lunch BREAKFAST ALL DAY Daily Specials Homemade Soups North Brookfield PIZZA We re more than just pizza! Check this out! Available Saturday & Sunday Take Out Dinners. Prime rib Baked stuffed haddock Comes with potato, veg & salad 60 School Street, North Brookfield, MA (across from the Police Station) or OFF Food 25 only Dine-in only. No Take-out. Must present coupon. Sturbridge location only. 362 Main St. (Rt. 20) Sturbridge, MA (774) Sun-Wed 11AM-10PM Thur, Fri, Sat 11AM-11PM It s our 1st Thanksgiving at Kostas Cafe! Please join us Thanksgiving Day! Turkey and Stuffing Rolled Meatloaf 9.99 Mash Potatoes with Gravy Butternut Squash Choice of Peas or Green Beans Cranberry Sauce Dessert Please make a reservation by calling Open 7 Days 6am-2:30pm 31 Pleasant St., Spencer, MA YOUR AD HERE To advertise on this page call June at

20 20 SPENCER NEW LEADER Friday, November 21, 2014 To Show Our Customer Appreciation... FREE Watch Battery (1 per customer). No purchase necessary. We Buy Pandora Bracelets and All Silver products Layaway Now for Christmas Gift Cetificates Available Is it sitting in your Jewelry Box? Why not bring it in for a FREE Cash Appraisal CASH PAID!!!! WE PAY MORE!!! Unlike our Competitors, We Recycle and Refurbish Your Fine Jewelry and Watches to sell in our store. Diamonds Wanted We need.75 ct to 2.0 ct. diamonds all shapes and better qualities Highest Prices Paid! GOLD COINS 1.00 U.S. Gold up to 5, U.S. Gold up to 5, U.S. Gold up to 7, U.S. Gold up to 105, U.S. Gold up to 5, U.S. Gold up to 11, U.S. Gold up to 16, U.S.High Relief up to 27,000 We buy all high grade watches and pocket watches. Yours could be worth a fortune! POCKET WATCHES Illinois up to 5,000 Ball up to 7,500 E. Howard & Co. up to 25,000 Tiffany up to 70,000 Cartier up to 90,000 All Repeater All Calendar All Animated All Pocket Watches These rare watches are worth a fortune 10 Silver (Pre 1965) 25 Silver (Pre 1965) 50 Silver (Pre 1971) WRIST WATCHES IWC Universal LeCouture Hamilton Longines Chopard Ulysse Nardin Ebel Piaget Alain Silberstein Vacheron TAG Heuer Movado All Watches SILVER COINS Highest Prices Guaranteed! 1.00 Silver (Pre 1936) up to 60,000 TYPE COINS Silver Dollars Pre up to 60, up to 9, up to 60,000 Class Rings up to GOLD 350 Wedding Bands up to 350 Bracelets up to 4,000 Watch Cases up to 4,500 Necklaces up to 7,000 Charm Bracelets up to 8,000 We buy anything made of gold or platinum SILVER All sterling silver wanted! Tea sets, trays, bowls, silverware and serving pieces Premium for: Tiffany, Georg Jensen, Indian Jewelry any Charles Loloma. We buy anything made of silver COLORED STONE JEWELRY Cats Eye 10 Carat up to 50,000 Ruby 5 Carat up to 200,000 Sapphire 10 Carat up to 100,000 ALL FINE JEWELRY Emerald 5 Carat up to 100,000 Aquamarine 30 Carat up to 20,000 Pearls Large Strand up to 50,000 WE CUT DIAMONDS! We buy broken and old cut diamonds! Premium paid for 1.5 Carat up Rounds. We buy all fine jewelry, in any condition, even if damaged! Premiums paid for signed pieces. Gemologist on site. TYPE COINS up to 25, up to 42,000 Large Cent 1793 up to 35,000 1/2 Dime up to 12, up to 9,000 1/2 up to 8, up to 6, up to 5, up to 3,000 Large Cent (other) up to 11,000 Krugerrand, Maple Leaf, American Eagle, Pese, Panda and All Bullion Items! Indian Head Pennies - Wheat Pennies - Buffalo Nickels - War Nickels P.S.D. We buy all U.S. Collector coins,mint, Type sets, all foreign silver coins including Canadian WE BUY ALL GOLD COINS! WE PAY MARKET VALUE! 871 Southbridge St., Rt. 20 Auburn Next to Ronnie s Seafood Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10-5 Closed Sunday

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