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I P 3.q,4:| tO 116, Number 8 Serwng Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont February 25, 1981 DETERMINATION--Members of the Oxbow School Board and school administrators listen intently to counselor Gavin Reid make a point of law. Suspended coach withb d 00eets oar L sketball coach Dean . !:eY let :dth the Oxbw board Wednesday, GamrY McQuesten, counselor m Barre represented ..bley. He said, "It is our 'tuon that we prefer this Elections slated at Town Meetings 1 Bradford sewer Voters in a numher of Upper three-yearterm, is opposed by seeking re-election. Agent Craig W. White, and crew quits job Valley communities will Rita G. Bixby, Susan F. decide contested elections at : Town Meetings in Vermont March 3 and in New Hamp- shire a week later. Here is a rundown on the contested elections: Haverhill Selectman Winthrop Klark, running for re-election to a Holden and Dale E. Lewis, and James Boucher, seeking re-election as road agent, is opposed by Kenneth Davis and Roland McKean. In addition, Jeffrey Bean is running unopposed for a three-year selectman's term to replace Horton Washburn, who is not Eleven percent tax hike proposed at Thetford THETFORD--Voters at town Health Service, Community meeting March 3 will act on a Health Service, the Library proposed $1,317,223 town and school budget that would result in an 11 per cent property tax increase. The overall budget is $126,000 higher than the last budget with an estimated tax rate of $3 93, up 39 cents. The proposed general town budget is $120,405, up $19,000. The highway budget proposal is $180,330, up $8,600. The school budget proposal is $998,474 an increase of $9320O. The t6tal includes $18,000 in Association and the White River Council on Aging. A proposal to buy a $75,000 pumper truck for the Fire Department is not included in the tax rate estimate. The cost of the truck would be paid off over a period of up to eight years. The truck would be stationed at Post Mills and officials said it could reduce fire insurance rates there. Budget Chairman George A. Phelps said an eight per cent salary increase and the doubling of road treatment hole matter be dealt with in open. We would ask that warning articles covering the costs account for most of the : PUblic be allowed to installation of sodium-vapor rise in the proposed highway -aain.,, lamps in the elementary budget, and part of- the tetra, board voted 4 to 1 for school gym, insulation at the general town budget increase , ecutivesession, school, Orange County Mental is to build a new town vault. LChairperson Aroline Put- m said ,, a . , We will come back . . ';t,oruetatively short time and Petitions circnla .t.ed.for 1' : Know if the session will PUbdeornot.,, rd opened At 00bat00 "blic town road conunissloner oti , pu .... by ooo00 a "- NEWBURY--More than 70 ministrator; therefore the Iron  ,l,rnt was to hear. citizens have petitioned the inclusion of an article "to see r the ro_L, the azninistration, town selectmen to include the if the Town will authorize the ublictlestio'"meY and en allow !or fo!lowi article in the war- selectmen to hire a part-time stions{ S..-:=., e#,comments ning for , the anntal town administrator" This to,n )f ln"t "Putn .... at John meeting: ' Shall the Town vote administrator would en- ina a 6t. On to elect a Road Corn, compass the tasks of zoning [W!ng a missioner? ' administrator, payroll and There is some question of purchasing, highway ad- a, OARD POLICY--Attorney  Gary how the Road Commissioner ministration working with the  _henh..',et Richard letterwasanttn rrabley, seh board meeting questions John Fontana on a was passed. The law proouring grants for which the L^u Fontana c'ome,y, varlety of issues. , ....... stud "I stipulates that officers be town would be eligible. elected by Australian ballot. Among items included for .acn-cbordination and lis_!. Mequesten said, There Trommcy then '' .., Time and the warning consideration in the proposed IUI or tf@l 1- . _ (i the health and safety of the ' were three adults on the bus, accepted this position wm procedure may not allow for budget is the purchase of a 'atn (ildren" as reasons or the _me driver, her'husband and hilh expectations ann on- this to occur at the annual bucket loader, taking $14,000 . .-Auspension. Kelly. Do you have some thsiasm. It requiredpersoual meeting. Also, the nominating from the Revenue Sharing ort The back ound for t gr hese COncern about the ability of and financial sacrifice. But fund and $20,000 from the highway budget. Also under revenue sharing, $6500 is budgeted for the purchase of a used pumper in good condition for use by W. Newbury and other fire departments within the town. The highway account budget is increased from the $125.000 passed in 10 to $151,000 for 1981. Copies of the 1980 Annual Report are available at the harges are as follows: any of the three adults to it's a decision I would make process has not been fulfilled again because I love teaching for this office. ating f --On January 23, 1981 there supervise the children? Town attorney Gavin Reid zas an accident on the school . Fontana answered, ' That is and basketball, said that discussion on the ,thet$ *us following a game, School board attorn yGavm adults were to be on the bus irrelevant.,, e . "I understood they said two issue of electing a road it cat equiring hospitalization of Reid questioned Fontana, By not twocoaches, commissioner should day, 6: e of the students. As only " definitely occur at the town existing policies, you do have RooffP e of the three coaches in- [ne right to ,e,s, tablish On February 7, I rode up meeting. However, should with my team. Being about residents vote to elect a road lved WaSwereridingleft theunattendedbUS, the emergency policies? Yes. half the distance to my home, commissioner (rather than ! ttlents asked Rothenber I discussed with Mrs. Thur- ]al n 1ter theaccident .... Reid g, Dd Trombley appear to stonand her husbandwhether have a road foreman ap- sttld -On January 26, 1981, the understand the directiveg' "I they would supervise the pointed by the selectmen); , they may have to wait until .R00 ninistration held a con- believe so, yes." said students on the way home." the1982 Town Meeting. -stud . de mdc. the lal Iarcl I for IS Newbury The only contested election is the race between Ralph Gilsom and Richard Rosen for the selectman's seat being vacated by Russell Haviland. The town rooderator, now Gerry Brooks, will be elected from the floor. Running unopposed for re-election are Town Clerk Barbara Welch, Trustee of Public Funds Russell G. Wood. Also at the end of their current terms are Fire Department officials Chief Engineer  Clifford Wright, First Assistant Engineer Homer Kingsbury, Sr., and Second Assistant Engineer Francis Hathaway, Sr. Orford Treasurer Elizabeth Vance, Timothy Chase, Floyd Constable Richard Minshull, Marsh and James McCarthy Tax Collector Kathleen'are running for a one-year Knight, and Lister Charles term as road agent to replace Rollins. Bradford Voters will nominate and elect town "officers directly from the floor. Officials whose terms expire at the meeting are Moderator Lawrence J. Coffin, Clerk-Treasurer Louise M. Allen, Selectman Leonard O. Dobbins, Lister Douglas Miller, Auditor Richard Fox, Constables William Potey and Douglas Merrill, Grand Juror-Town Ronald Woodward, who did not file for re-election. Ryegate Voters will elect a town moderator, clerk, tax collector, selectman, and school board member. Selectman Ted Clark's term expires with no announced opponent so far, and School Board Member Bill Nelson does not plan to seek re- election, with no announced candidate for that post. Haverhill eyes" driver ed fee HAVERHILL--The Haverhill hear comments on the budget Cooperative School Board will discuss tonight a proposed change in policy to make the driver education program pay for itself. Under the proposal, students who chose the course would pay a fee ranging from $100 to $200 depending on the size of class enrollment. The board at its meeting at James E. Morrill School starting at.7:30 p.m. will also hearing and discussion of the role the school district should play in any Civil Defense structure within the town. Another subject is whether to include an article in the warrant to use $10,000 from the capital reserve for the sewage project. The board will go into closed session to discuss negotiations and budget alterations. BRADFORD--Bradford's two-man sewage plant crew resigned Monday, saying they were unable to obtain a job security contract with the village. "We felt our job security was being threatened and we asked that we have a meeting to confirm whether we could get a contract with the village to ensure we have some job security," said Chief Operator Ron Mercier and Assistant Operator Rocky Davis in a statement to the Journal Opinion. When the village trustees refused their request, for a contract, they quit, they said. Village Administrator SusAn Spaulding confirmed this account, adding that "We unfortunately had to accept their resignations." She said, "There were no threats about job security to the best of my knowledge." Trustees Don Welch and Byron Kidder subsequently made a trip to Montpelier to see what job qualifications are now required for the jobs before advertising for replacements. "The state has certain qualifications and we want to know what is required," Spaulding said in an interview. Mercier, who had started on the job when the sewer plant was first built three years ago, was being paid $13,000 a year. Davis earned $7,800 annually. The positions also included some snow removal and road work for the village. Spaulding said the job classifications would probably be revised. Both Mercier and Davis, and Spaulding, said there was no particular problem preceding the resignations. "It took us very much by surprise,', Spaulding said after an emergency special meeting of village trustees on the matter. , Mercier "and Davis said in their statement: "We had a lengthy meeting with the village trustees over the past weekend and this morning t Monday) about our job security. We felt our job security was being threatened and" we asked that we have a meeting to confirm whether we could get a contract with the village to ensure we have some job security. The result of the meeting was that the village trustees have never given a contract to any other employees and that they felt that a contract was not needed, so as a result we have resigned as of this meeting." They declined to elaborate on the statement, except to say they understood that sewer plant operators in most other Vermont villages had contracts. Mercier did not have a license when he started the job and went to school while working until he did obtain his (please turn to page 7) HONORED--Fifty-year members honored by the New his wife Helen: Henry W. Keyes of N. Haverhill and llampshire Bar Association for outstanding service to his wife Betty; with Bar Association President-elect the law are, from left: C. Murray Sawyer of Lebanon Paul McEaehern. (Story on page 9.) and his wife, Erald; Albert D. Leahy of Claremont and once with the coaches in- 'acting them that at all Rothenberg. (pleaseturntopage?) The selectmen expressed a Town Clerk's offiee. a s two coaches should be t e bus with the teams. ' :basketball " 3n January 7,1981, ther: notrY'attendingThe cheerleadersgamethe game,at Sie. Birthday of Len Hoyt becomes banner event  ing Trombley and Kelly to a rone. Trombley did not by PHYLLISNEMHAUSER Dimension Aerial Adver- r. th,e, bus "in violation uer, said F0ntana. questioned "Is there any policy regarding on the bus? .... Is ig,,adopted by the to both questions said, "The order coaches. They do to delegate tyo to vote school budget school board voters a $582,407 representing a three Increase over last of higher fuel costs for half the budget total $256,949 for teachers' but contract are currently in and if no settlement by the March 6 meeting to vote on the a special district may be necessary vote on any budget proposal in- a $10,865 increase for and a $4,230 for operation and POST founder of Post Mills Airport, fly their first banner on that in Fairlee, Vermont. had qtrite cold winter day. ui Len founded Post Mills a surprise to commemorate * his 73rd birthday Feb. 6. Airport in 1945. starting with a He was asked to join two J3 Cub, a little house, and a 50- friends, Rick Maynard and gallon drum of gas. Having Richard Johnson, at the Post farmed most of his life. he Mills ,Airport to help initiate first flew a plane in 1942 in their new business, "New White River Junction. MILLS--Len Hoyt, tising." They were hoping to POSING WITH TAlL DRAGGER--Rick Maynard, Len Hoyt and Richard Johnson stand next to the Citabria airplane used for towing banners. Photo by Phyllis Nemhou,er Len recalls he had always wished to earn enough money to have to pay income tax. Now with a chuckle, he regrets having achieved that goal. "You don't earn much running an airport" says ten. But flying seems to be a way of life for some people. Even the runway was only two-thirds the distance at that time. Len had flown banners and was there to give some expert advice to Rick and Richard on their trial run. Times have changed. There's even a new technique of banner towing. But what ten was not ex- peeling when the banner was lifted into the air was to see the message, "llappy Bir- thday Len ltoyt From Your Friends." Recovering from the sur- prise, Len had to laugh. "You know my wife Vicky says I'm not to gel too excited, but I guess she knew about this all along !" Maynard and Johnson have successfully gotten their new business "off the ground." Richard says, "I always wanted to go into business for myself." With the help of Gerry Grant from North East Advertising, Harold Gross from the S.B.A.. and Kris Scott from New Image, they'll PHOToGRAPIIER --Len  Hoyt gets photograph banner... Photo by Phyllis Nemhousor Phygis Nemhouser have their first commercial members of the Audubon The Happy Birthday Banner work with the International Society and have traveled as was a real success, thestartof Special Olympics, far as Nairobi, Kenya, on a a new business career for Rick Len ltoyt operated Post bird-watching trip, and to Maynard. and Richard Mills Airport for 31 years. He Manitoba, Canada, where Len Johnson, and a wonderful and had to slop flying about four captured a live polar bear unforgetable surprise for Len years ago for health reasons. Ion film!). Hoyt. He and his wife Vicky are B U F  ... until he reads the message set to which happens to be a Happy Birthday message to none other than... . , Len Hoyt. He still can't believe his eyes or the sur- prise his friends planned for him. I P 3.q,4:| tO 116, Number 8 Serwng Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont February 25, 1981 DETERMINATION--Members of the Oxbow School Board and school administrators listen intently to counselor Gavin Reid make a point of law. Suspended coach withb d 00eets oar L sketball coach Dean . !:eY let :dth the Oxbw board Wednesday, GamrY McQuesten, counselor m Barre represented ..bley. He said, "It is our 'tuon that we prefer this Elections slated at Town Meetings 1 Bradford sewer Voters in a numher of Upper three-yearterm, is opposed by seeking re-election. Agent Craig W. White, and crew quits job Valley communities will Rita G. Bixby, Susan F. decide contested elections at : Town Meetings in Vermont March 3 and in New Hamp- shire a week later. Here is a rundown on the contested elections: Haverhill Selectman Winthrop Klark, running for re-election to a Holden and Dale E. Lewis, and James Boucher, seeking re-election as road agent, is opposed by Kenneth Davis and Roland McKean. In addition, Jeffrey Bean is running unopposed for a three-year selectman's term to replace Horton Washburn, who is not Eleven percent tax hike proposed at Thetford THETFORD--Voters at town Health Service, Community meeting March 3 will act on a Health Service, the Library proposed $1,317,223 town and school budget that would result in an 11 per cent property tax increase. The overall budget is $126,000 higher than the last budget with an estimated tax rate of $3 93, up 39 cents. The proposed general town budget is $120,405, up $19,000. The highway budget proposal is $180,330, up $8,600. The school budget proposal is $998,474 an increase of $9320O. The t6tal includes $18,000 in Association and the White River Council on Aging. A proposal to buy a $75,000 pumper truck for the Fire Department is not included in the tax rate estimate. The cost of the truck would be paid off over a period of up to eight years. The truck would be stationed at Post Mills and officials said it could reduce fire insurance rates there. Budget Chairman George A. Phelps said an eight per cent salary increase and the doubling of road treatment hole matter be dealt with in open. We would ask that warning articles covering the costs account for most of the : PUblic be allowed to installation of sodium-vapor rise in the proposed highway -aain.,, lamps in the elementary budget, and part of- the tetra, board voted 4 to 1 for school gym, insulation at the general town budget increase , ecutivesession, school, Orange County Mental is to build a new town vault. LChairperson Aroline Put- m said ,, a . , We will come back . . ';t,oruetatively short time and Petitions circnla .t.ed.for 1' : Know if the session will PUbdeornot.,, rd opened At 00bat00 "blic town road conunissloner oti , pu .... by ooo00 a "- NEWBURY--More than 70 ministrator; therefore the Iron  ,l,rnt was to hear. citizens have petitioned the inclusion of an article "to see r the ro_L, the azninistration, town selectmen to include the if the Town will authorize the ublictlestio'"meY and en allow !or fo!lowi article in the war- selectmen to hire a part-time stions{ S..-:=., e#,comments ning for , the anntal town administrator" This to,n )f ln"t "Putn .... at John meeting: ' Shall the Town vote administrator would en- ina a 6t. On to elect a Road Corn, compass the tasks of zoning [W!ng a missioner? ' administrator, payroll and There is some question of purchasing, highway ad- a, OARD POLICY--Attorney  Gary how the Road Commissioner ministration working with the  _henh..',et Richard letterwasanttn rrabley, seh board meeting questions John Fontana on a was passed. The law proouring grants for which the L^u Fontana c'ome,y, varlety of issues. , ....... stud "I stipulates that officers be town would be eligible. elected by Australian ballot. Among items included for .acn-cbordination and lis_!. Mequesten said, There Trommcy then '' .., Time and the warning consideration in the proposed IUI or tf@l 1- . _ (i the health and safety of the ' were three adults on the bus, accepted this position wm procedure may not allow for budget is the purchase of a 'atn (ildren" as reasons or the _me driver, her'husband and hilh expectations ann on- this to occur at the annual bucket loader, taking $14,000 . .-Auspension. Kelly. Do you have some thsiasm. It requiredpersoual meeting. Also, the nominating from the Revenue Sharing ort The back ound for t gr hese COncern about the ability of and financial sacrifice. But fund and $20,000 from the highway budget. Also under revenue sharing, $6500 is budgeted for the purchase of a used pumper in good condition for use by W. Newbury and other fire departments within the town. The highway account budget is increased from the $125.000 passed in 10 to $151,000 for 1981. Copies of the 1980 Annual Report are available at the harges are as follows: any of the three adults to it's a decision I would make process has not been fulfilled again because I love teaching for this office. ating f --On January 23, 1981 there supervise the children? Town attorney Gavin Reid zas an accident on the school . Fontana answered, ' That is and basketball, said that discussion on the ,thet$ *us following a game, School board attorn yGavm adults were to be on the bus irrelevant.,, e . "I understood they said two issue of electing a road it cat equiring hospitalization of Reid questioned Fontana, By not twocoaches, commissioner should day, 6: e of the students. As only " definitely occur at the town existing policies, you do have RooffP e of the three coaches in- [ne right to ,e,s, tablish On February 7, I rode up meeting. However, should with my team. Being about residents vote to elect a road lved WaSwereridingleft theunattendedbUS, the emergency policies? Yes. half the distance to my home, commissioner (rather than ! ttlents asked Rothenber I discussed with Mrs. Thur- ]al n 1ter theaccident .... Reid g, Dd Trombley appear to stonand her husbandwhether have a road foreman ap- sttld -On January 26, 1981, the understand the directiveg' "I they would supervise the pointed by the selectmen); , they may have to wait until .R00 ninistration held a con- believe so, yes." said students on the way home." the1982 Town Meeting. -stud . de mdc. the lal Iarcl I for IS Newbury The only contested election is the race between Ralph Gilsom and Richard Rosen for the selectman's seat being vacated by Russell Haviland. The town rooderator, now Gerry Brooks, will be elected from the floor. Running unopposed for re-election are Town Clerk Barbara Welch, Trustee of Public Funds Russell G. Wood. Also at the end of their current terms are Fire Department officials Chief Engineer  Clifford Wright, First Assistant Engineer Homer Kingsbury, Sr., and Second Assistant Engineer Francis Hathaway, Sr. Orford Treasurer Elizabeth Vance, Timothy Chase, Floyd Constable Richard Minshull, Marsh and James McCarthy Tax Collector Kathleen'are running for a one-year Knight, and Lister Charles term as road agent to replace Rollins. Bradford Voters will nominate and elect town "officers directly from the floor. Officials whose terms expire at the meeting are Moderator Lawrence J. Coffin, Clerk-Treasurer Louise M. Allen, Selectman Leonard O. Dobbins, Lister Douglas Miller, Auditor Richard Fox, Constables William Potey and Douglas Merrill, Grand Juror-Town Ronald Woodward, who did not file for re-election. Ryegate Voters will elect a town moderator, clerk, tax collector, selectman, and school board member. Selectman Ted Clark's term expires with no announced opponent so far, and School Board Member Bill Nelson does not plan to seek re- election, with no announced candidate for that post. Haverhill eyes" driver ed fee HAVERHILL--The Haverhill hear comments on the budget Cooperative School Board will discuss tonight a proposed change in policy to make the driver education program pay for itself. Under the proposal, students who chose the course would pay a fee ranging from $100 to $200 depending on the size of class enrollment. The board at its meeting at James E. Morrill School starting at.7:30 p.m. will also hearing and discussion of the role the school district should play in any Civil Defense structure within the town. Another subject is whether to include an article in the warrant to use $10,000 from the capital reserve for the sewage project. The board will go into closed session to discuss negotiations and budget alterations. BRADFORD--Bradford's two-man sewage plant crew resigned Monday, saying they were unable to obtain a job security contract with the village. "We felt our job security was being threatened and we asked that we have a meeting to confirm whether we could get a contract with the village to ensure we have some job security," said Chief Operator Ron Mercier and Assistant Operator Rocky Davis in a statement to the Journal Opinion. When the village trustees refused their request, for a contract, they quit, they said. Village Administrator SusAn Spaulding confirmed this account, adding that "We unfortunately had to accept their resignations." She said, "There were no threats about job security to the best of my knowledge." Trustees Don Welch and Byron Kidder subsequently made a trip to Montpelier to see what job qualifications are now required for the jobs before advertising for replacements. "The state has certain qualifications and we want to know what is required," Spaulding said in an interview. Mercier, who had started on the job when the sewer plant was first built three years ago, was being paid $13,000 a year. Davis earned $7,800 annually. The positions also included some snow removal and road work for the village. Spaulding said the job classifications would probably be revised. Both Mercier and Davis, and Spaulding, said there was no particular problem preceding the resignations. "It took us very much by surprise,', Spaulding said after an emergency special meeting of village trustees on the matter. , Mercier "and Davis said in their statement: "We had a lengthy meeting with the village trustees over the past weekend and this morning t Monday) about our job security. We felt our job security was being threatened and" we asked that we have a meeting to confirm whether we could get a contract with the village to ensure we have some job security. The result of the meeting was that the village trustees have never given a contract to any other employees and that they felt that a contract was not needed, so as a result we have resigned as of this meeting." They declined to elaborate on the statement, except to say they understood that sewer plant operators in most other Vermont villages had contracts. Mercier did not have a license when he started the job and went to school while working until he did obtain his (please turn to page 7) HONORED--Fifty-year members honored by the New his wife Helen: Henry W. Keyes of N. Haverhill and llampshire Bar Association for outstanding service to his wife Betty; with Bar Association President-elect the law are, from left: C. Murray Sawyer of Lebanon Paul McEaehern. (Story on page 9.) and his wife, Erald; Albert D. Leahy of Claremont and once with the coaches in- 'acting them that at all Rothenberg. (pleaseturntopage?) The selectmen expressed a Town Clerk's offiee. a s two coaches should be t e bus with the teams. ' :basketball " 3n January 7,1981, ther: notrY'attendingThe cheerleadersgamethe game,at Sie. Birthday of Len Hoyt becomes banner event  ing Trombley and Kelly to a rone. Trombley did not by PHYLLISNEMHAUSER Dimension Aerial Adver- r. th,e, bus "in violation uer, said F0ntana. questioned "Is there any policy regarding on the bus? .... Is ig,,adopted by the to both questions said, "The order coaches. They do to delegate tyo to vote school budget school board voters a $582,407 representing a three Increase over last of higher fuel costs for half the budget total $256,949 for teachers' but contract are currently in and if no settlement by the March 6 meeting to vote on the a special district may be necessary vote on any budget proposal in- a $10,865 increase for and a $4,230 for operation and POST founder of Post Mills Airport, fly their first banner on that in Fairlee, Vermont. had qtrite cold winter day. ui Len founded Post Mills a surprise to commemorate * his 73rd birthday Feb. 6. Airport in 1945. starting with a He was asked to join two J3 Cub, a little house, and a 50- friends, Rick Maynard and gallon drum of gas. Having Richard Johnson, at the Post farmed most of his life. he Mills ,Airport to help initiate first flew a plane in 1942 in their new business, "New White River Junction. MILLS--Len Hoyt, tising." They were hoping to POSING WITH TAlL DRAGGER--Rick Maynard, Len Hoyt and Richard Johnson stand next to the Citabria airplane used for towing banners. Photo by Phyllis Nemhou,er Len recalls he had always wished to earn enough money to have to pay income tax. Now with a chuckle, he regrets having achieved that goal. "You don't earn much running an airport" says ten. But flying seems to be a way of life for some people. Even the runway was only two-thirds the distance at that time. Len had flown banners and was there to give some expert advice to Rick and Richard on their trial run. Times have changed. There's even a new technique of banner towing. But what ten was not ex- peeling when the banner was lifted into the air was to see the message, "llappy Bir- thday Len ltoyt From Your Friends." Recovering from the sur- prise, Len had to laugh. "You know my wife Vicky says I'm not to gel too excited, but I guess she knew about this all along !" Maynard and Johnson have successfully gotten their new business "off the ground." Richard says, "I always wanted to go into business for myself." With the help of Gerry Grant from North East Advertising, Harold Gross from the S.B.A.. and Kris Scott from New Image, they'll PHOToGRAPIIER --Len  Hoyt gets photograph banner... Photo by Phyllis Nemhousor Phygis Nemhouser have their first commercial members of the Audubon The Happy Birthday Banner work with the International Society and have traveled as was a real success, thestartof Special Olympics, far as Nairobi, Kenya, on a a new business career for Rick Len ltoyt operated Post bird-watching trip, and to Maynard. and Richard Mills Airport for 31 years. He Manitoba, Canada, where Len Johnson, and a wonderful and had to slop flying about four captured a live polar bear unforgetable surprise for Len years ago for health reasons. Ion film!). Hoyt. He and his wife Vicky are B U F  ... until he reads the message set to which happens to be a Happy Birthday message to none other than... . , Len Hoyt. He still can't believe his eyes or the sur- prise his friends planned for him.