The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 17, 1999


Sarah Dunlap King weds Wells Arnold Sampson

Sarah Dunlap King of Acton Street, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Errett Dunlap of Greenwich, Connecticut, was married July 10 to Wells Arnold Sampson of Winchester, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lee Sampson, also of Winchester. The wedding ceremony, held at the bride's home in Carlisle, was performed by the Rev. Lawrence French of the First Baptist Church of Winchester.

The bride graduated cum laude from both Greenwich Academy and from Middlebury College. She had been employed at the U. S. Geological Survey in Woods Hole, and Groundwater Technology Inc. of Norwood. Currently she is employed at Longyear Museum in Boston and has two daughters, Annie and Lucy King,who attend the Carlisle School.

Mr. Sampson graduated from Brown University and received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School at Northwestern. He is vice-president for sales and marketing at American Alarm and Communications, Inc. in Arlington. The couple resides in Carlisle.


Ryan Baxter weds Emily Broda

Susan and Ward Baxter of Hemlock Hill Road are pleased to announce the marriage of their son Ryan English to Emily Kaye Broda, daughter of Janet and Herbert Broda of Wooster, Ohio, on July 24 at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Wooster.

The bride was attended by maid of honor Jennifer Ansell. The groom's brother Ethan Baxter was his best man. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Carlisle Village Inn, Walnut Creek, Ohio.

The bride is a 1993 graduate of Wooster High School and received a degree in Music Education from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 1997. She is now employed as an elementary school music teacher in the Bald Eagle school district of Pennsylvania.

The groom graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in 1993 and received a degree in Environmental Sciences/Geography from Northwestern University in 1997. He is pursuing a graduate degree in geography at Penn State University.

Following a wedding trip to New England, the couple now resides in State College, Pennsylvania.

· Vietnam War remembered. Will Harte, formerly of Carlisle, a graduate student in the School of Education at the University of Iowa since the end of August, was practice teaching in the social studies department at Montezuma High School in south central Iowa. When the classroom teacher, Dan Bunnell, found out Harte hailed from Carlisle, he was eager to know if he knew Ralph Metivier and David McAllister. As it turned out, Metivier of East Street and McAllister, formerly of Carlisle and owner of Triangle Servicenter in Chelmsford, were under Lt. Bunnell's command in the Vietnam War back in 1969, and were responsible for saving their platoon leader's life.

When Bunnell's troops returned to base camp after 15 days out in the field, they were called to help out another unit that had been ambushed on the other side of the Saigon River. Helicoptered across the river, the unit did a sweep of the area and as Lt. Bunnell was checking out a bunker, he was shot in the face by a Viet Cong sniper. As Bunnell remembers it, it was the young Metivier who shot the sniper and McAllister who got Bunnell breathing again and saved his life.

Contacted by the Mosquito, Metivier remembers Bunnell coming to Carlisle twenty years ago for a reunion with the former infantrymen.

· Carolyn Shohet of Bedford Road has been named cochair of Concord Prison Outreach (CPO), a nonprofit, volunteer organization offering educational programs at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution (MCI) and Northeast Correctional Center (NCC), Concord's two prisons.

Shohet has been involved with CPO for almost ten years, serving on the steering committee as a representative of First Parish Church in Concord. She is a facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Program, has tutored inmates in ESL, and coordinates the library program with the Concord Public Library at NCC, the minimum security prison.

Concord Prison Outreach depends on the community to lead and participate in its programs. Last year, over 100 volunteers from various towns reached 2,000 Concord inmates with educational programs.

A number of Carlisleans are or have been active in the prisons in various ways. Dottie Harris of Nowell Farme Road is an Alternative to Violence facilitator. She also teaches a calligraphy class which is popular with many inmates. Dick Shohet leads a book discussion group. His classes have read books that range from Hamlet to the Oedipal Cycle, and from Steinbeck to Sophocles.

More Carlisle volunteers would always be welcome. Reaching out to others is a rewarding experience. Invariably, CPO volunteers say that they get more from the experience than they give. If interested in finding out more about volunteer opportunities in the prisons, call CPO coordinator Lenore James at 369-1430.

· Sarah Stuart of School Street was accepted into the Washington Semester Program at American University for the fall semester of 1999.

As part of the program, Stuart will have the opportunity to intern with a district area company, lobbying group, non-profit or government agency with a focus in American politics and public law. Stuart is an undergraduate at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito