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Arthur Lockman of Gorham graduated May 13 with high distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Pictured, from left, are Don Cross, Zeke Lockman, James Lockman, Arthur Lockman, Rori Lockman, Carol Myers Smullen, Teddy Lockman and Virginia Wilder Cross.

Arthur Lockman of Gorham graduated May 13 with high distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Pictured, from left, are Don Cross, Zeke Lockman, James Lockman, Arthur Lockman, Rori Lockman, Carol Myers Smullen, Teddy Lockman and Virginia Wilder Cross.

Party to honor Doucette

Fran Doucette, retiring from the Gorham Food Pantry after 20 years as executive director, will be honored with a party from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, at Cressey Road United Methodist Church, 81 Cressey Road, Gorham.

The public is invited.

Register for parade

Individuals and units wishing to participate in the Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 29, should register at Gorham Recreation Department by visiting
www.gorhamrec.com or calling 222-1630.

Volunteer to Haiti to speak

Chip Cain will speak when Lakes Region Senior Center meets at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, at its headquarters, 40 Acorn St.

Cain, retired social worker from Portland School System, will speak about his experiences volunteering at a medical clinic in Ti Rivera, Haiti.

Refreshments will be served and the public is invited. Donations appreciated.

Author series continues

Local author Brenda Buchanan will speak at the North Gorham Public Library, 2 Standish Neck Road, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. 

Buchanan, who lives and works in southern Maine as an author and a lawyer, will discuss the first in the Joe Gale series, “Quick Pivot.” Gale is an old-school reporter with modern media savvy who covers the crime beat for the Portland Daily Chronicle. The plot revolves around an unsolved 1968 murder in the fictional Maine town of Riverside.

The event is free. For more information,  contact Jennifer Plummer, library coordinator, libng@north-gorham.lib.me.us or 892-2575.

Garden club reminder

Gorham Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, in the First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church St.

Harriet Robinson, chairwoman of GCFM Landscape Design School, will present a program on “Mediterranean Gardens in Maine.” The public is welcome.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on May 11 that the U.S. public debt was $19,846,227,292,251.07.