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By Frank and Lin Vargo
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'Time Keeps on Slippin', Slippin', Slippin'...'

Adventures in St. Marie

 

September 8, 2021



September is here already, amazing how fast this year is going.

I am writing this on Sept.1 for both today and Sept. 8.

For all you bird hunters out there, since the season has started get your Mountain, Sage and Sharp-Tailed Grouse or Partridge! Good luck to you!

September 2, last week, not too many remember the importance of that day.

It is VJ Day, victory over Japan and the surrender ceremony was held on that day, aboard the United States Navy battleship USS Missouri, at which officials from the Japanese government signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close.

On September 11, 2001, Ed Barton, went to work in New York City. Just a regular day.

He was at his desk when he had finished his report and left his office at 8:30 a.m. to take the paper work across the street to another office.

When he left at 8:46 a.m. to return to World Trade Center One, his office building, the sky was filled with smoke and ash.

He asked a passerby what was going on and they told him to look around the corner. People were running in all directions. World Trade Center 1 had been hit by an airplane.

Ed had missed the incident at his office by 16-minutes. Ed has retired now and we correspond weekly.

He remembers his close call way too vividly.

The COVID

Well, unfortunately it looks like the COVID is rearing it’s ugly head again and we hope that all take precautions and just be careful out there!

Fire Training/Board Meeting:

Saint Marie Fire Chief, August Aho, contacted us to let us know their training was held last Friday the 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

To let our residents know, tonight, Sep. 8 at 6:30 p.m., the Saint Marie Fire District monthly meeting will be held at Town Hall!

Good News!

Chief Aho said Saint Marie Fire Department is receiving a shipment of a “new to us” Tender (water tanker). As of Sept. 1, Chief stated that the tender should be in Saint Marie by this week.

"The tender will help provide much needed water within the district in areas that are not supported by the water system and will help provide water for wildland firefighting within our area," Aho said.

Saint Marie Fire Department would also like to thank all the taxpayers of Saint Marie and the District Board for making the purchase possible!

And, a big thank you to the New England Fire Apparatus and Equipment where the tender was purchased! Congratulations to our Fire Department! And remember, SMFD is looking for new members for the Fire Department.

Did you know

That 245 years ago on September 9, 1776 the United States came into existence as the Continental Congress, they changed the name of the new American nation from the United Colonies.

 

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