Friday, March 26, 2004
Herbert D. Bates Former Selectman and Police Chief
Herbert D. Bates, 74, a well-known former resident of Carlisle, and more recently of Embden, Maine, died at the home of his daughter in Chelmsford on Saturday, March 20, after battling cancer for the past several years. Born in Arlington on August 26, 1929, he was the son of the late Richard B. and Mabel L. (Dutton) Bates.
The former proprietor of Bates Dairy Farm on Bedford Road, he was graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Stockbridge, and studied further for a number of years. He joined the Carlisle Fire Department at the age of 15 and later served on the Carlisle Board of Selectmen. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, he was Carlisle's Chief of Police. Mr. Bates also delivered newspapers from his green Volkswagen Beetle with no back seat, to neighbors around town.
An active outdoorsman, he was an avid skier and mountain climber, and greatly enjoyed time spent at the family summer home on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, camping on Hermit Island off the coast of Maine, and spending time with wonderful Vermont friends at their camp on Lake Champlain. He was a former member of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Following his move to Embden in 1973, he raised Christmas trees and was elected to the Board of Selectmen in his new community. In recent years, he and his wife enjoyed winter months in Ormond by the Sea, Florida.
He leaves his wife Jean (Qua); his daughters Martha B. Byron and her husband John of Chelmsford, and Connie B. Metivier and her husband Ralph of Carlisle; his sons Herbert D. "Bret" Bates Jr. and his wife Holly of New Sharon, Maine, and Dana Q. Bates and his wife Lorrie of Hudson. He is also survived by his sister Eleanor Young of Tuftonboro, New Hampshire; fifteen grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at The First Religious Society on School Street on Saturday, March 27, at 10 a.m. The Reverend Margaret King Saphier will officiate and a reception will follow. Interment was in Green Cemetery on Monday, March 22. For those who wish, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Hospice Program, Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA 01742. Arrangements are under the direction of the MacRae-Tunnicliffe Funeral Home in Concord.
The municipal flags were flown at halfstaff from March 8 through March 13 in honor of Vivian Chaput. Also, they are being flown at halfstaff this week, in honor of Herb Bates in recognition of his many contributions to the town of Carlisle. He was a member of the Board of Selectmen, the Police Chief and a firefighter.
Cub Scout District Pinewood Derby results
Matthew Paze, Matthew Boudreau, John Knobel, Daniel Tocci, and Derek Lamoreaux represented Carlisle's Cub Scout Pack 135 at the Flintlock District Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 20 at the Concord Scout House. These boys had the fastest cars in their respective age groups at our local competition back in February. The District event brings together the winners from about 30 packs from Wakefield to Concord. Matthew Paze placed fourth among Tigers (1st grade), John Knobel also placed fourth (3rd grade Bears), and Daniel Tocci came in second (4th grade Webelos).
• Gerald Smith of Hemlock Hill Road has accepted a new position of responsibility in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church). Formerly Bishop of the Billerica Ward, the local congregation to which Carlisle Latter-day Saints belong, Smith is now serving as a counselor to the president of the Nashua Stake, a regional collection of seven wards (local congregations), stretching from Stowe, Massachusetts on the south to Merrimack, New Hampshire on the north and from Hudson, New Hampshire, on the east to Jaffrey, New Hampshire, on the west.
Smith, a Carlisle resident for about 20 years, is an associate professor at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. A native of Salt Lake City, he was first introduced to New England as a missionary from 1972 to 1974. He moved to Boston in 1975 for schooling and graduated from Brandeis University in economics and music, Harvard University in business administration, and Boston University with a Ph.D. in management.
• Mike Dundorf of Tophet Road is chair of the volunteer committee at this year's FleetBoston Classic on June 21-27 at Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord. Golf greats like 2003 FleetBoston Classic defending champion Allen Doyle, former tournament champions Larry Nelson, Hale Irwin and Chi Chi Rodriguez and top 2003 money leaders are expected to compete.
About 1,500 volunteers divided among more than three dozen committees, ranging from transportation to scoring to leaderboards and a host of others, are needed each year to stage the FleetBoston Classic. The tournament supports local charities like Emerson Hospital, Boys and Girls Clubs of Assabet Valley and Boston, booster clubs in Lincoln, Sudbury, Concord and Carlisle, Shriners Hospital for Children, The First Tee of Massachusetts kids' golf programs, among others. For an online volunteer application, visit www.fbcgolf.com or call the tournament office at 1-877-559-GOLF or e-mail tournament manager Gretchen Vrieze at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• athenahealth, the premier provider of revenue cycle optimization services to medical group practices, today announces the addition of Ruben Jose King-Shaw, Jr., of Nathan Lane, to its board of directors. King-Shaw is the former COO of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and has been a prominent figure in both federal and state government overseeing healthcare issues. He brings over 15 years of experience in healthcare administration and government compliance to athenahealth, which offers revenue cycle management services that help physicians better manage their practices, increase profitability and improve their quality of care.
King-Shaw is currently chairman of the board and chief marketing officer of deNovis, a healthcare software firm. He also sits on the board of Wellcare Health Plans of Tampa, Florida, and the Scripps Funding Board in Palm Beach. King-Shaw served in the George W. Bush presidential administration with various assignments, including Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury. As Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the largest health insurance and financial services organization in the world, King-Shaw oversaw an annual budget of $420 billion and was responsible for the day-to-day direction of the Medicare, Medicaid and Child Health Insurance programs.
The Baghdad Mosquito
Word comes to the Mosquito via the Internet that a daily intelligence document that chronicles the latest street talk in the Iraqi capital is called The Baghdad Mosquito. The staff includes six American intelligence analysts, two Arab-American translators and 11 Iraqis.
The Baghdad Mosquito began last fall after American military leaders realized that rumors themselves had become a security problem, and decided to fight back. The name may sound vaguely metaphoric for a report concerned with buzz, but employees said it was named for the swarm of insects that terrorized the information office last summer.
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