BETHEL – Richard “Dick” Augustus Hale died peacefully Sunday morning, May 17, 2015 after a short period of declining health. He was born in Lewiston, Me, October 5, 1921, the son of Elliott K. and Geraldine (Rideout) Hale. He attended local schools and graduated from Lisbon Falls High School in 1939. After attending a post graduate year at Philips Academy, he entered the University of Maine at Orono to study forestry. He joined the rifle team and the Alpha gamma Rho fraternity before being called to active duty in 1943. He was commissioned 1st Lieutenant, Armor in 1944 and was ...

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31 January 1929 ~ 15 April 2015 “The BobObit” On April 15, 2015, Robert William Erickson, age 86, died in the loving care of his family at Regions Hospital, St. Paul. Bob was born January 31, 1929 to Elmer Ferdinand Erickson and Ingaborg (Belle) Johanna Peterson and grew up on a farm in northern Minnesota, near St. Hilaire. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Donald, Wallace, Joanne, Wayne, and Bruce. Survived by his former wife Enid Broderick and their children: Michael (Mary Kay), Maria (Daniel), Frank, Theresa, Claire (John), Elizabeth, Joanne, and Joseph; their grandchildren: Christopher ...

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Continuing drought in the west coast and south central part of the US has been the subject of many recent news articles.  Concerns about the causes and effects to our natural resources from this drought were an important part of the program of a recent Renewable Natural Resource Foundation (RNRF) meeting held at the American Geophysical Union on May 6, 2015. The meetings 20 participants discussed the energy-water nexus and its relationship to climate change. The energy-water nexus describes the inextricable linkage and mutual dependence of water and energy. Talks were given by three experts in the area (pictures from ...

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October 12-13, 2015 27th Annual WMI Workshop on Design, Operation and Maintenance of Saws and Knives, Holiday Inn, Portland Airport, Portland, OR.  Call 925-943-5240; visit woodmachining.com.

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We are just a little over a month away from the 58th International Convention Society of Wood Science & Technology in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.  I will be there and I hope to meet many of you.  I hope that your May is excellent! Dave

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