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Seventh Annual Dempsey Challenge

The seventh annual Dempsey Challenge was a success despite the cold weather and the occasional chilly rain shower. The fundraiser was started by Maine native Patrick Dempsey, well-known for his character Dr. Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy and his movies in the late 80s and 90s. His mother’s long-time bout with Ovarian Cancer moved him to use his success to reach out through the hospital that greatly

helped Amanda Dempsey with her battle. (She passed away in March of 2014.) Central Maine Medical Center became the recipient of a significant start-up capital donation by Patrick Dempsey, and the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing became a reality in the Lewiston/Auburn area. The Challenge is a two day event whose main fundraising events include individual and team walk/

Just a few examples of the dozens of Dempsey Challenge teams’ T-Shirt logos that could be seen on the backs of bikers, runners and walkers who were raising money for the Dempsey Center. . (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)

runs and bike rides of various distances. Walkers and runners can choose from around the block to a 5 or 10K jaunt and riders can select from 10 mile around the L/A area or 50 to 100 miles into surrounding communities including the foothills of Maine. Each year of the event’s 7-year history has managed to raise on the order of one-million dollars for the no-cost, continuing efforts of the Dempsey Center. The Center, part of CMMC, regularly offers workshops, seminars, counselling and other assistance to cancer patients and their caregivers. This year, with its usual mass of volunteers and almost 4000 fund-raising participants, the Challenge again raised just over one-million dollars. Saturday and Sunday mornings found SimardPayne Park in Lewiston filled with runners, bike riders and the curious attending the event. In addition to the regular appearance of a few professional bikers this year featured television personality and cancer survivor Joan Lunden. Lunden walked in the Amgen Cancer Survivors’ Walk and was special speaker at a special event for the top fund raisers. Patrick Dempsey, as usual participated in the bike ride (one thousand riders), but spent much of his time at the many Continued on page 2

Bates College had six different fundraising teams in the 2015 Dempsey Challenge. Here one of the all female groups gets a Saturday morning ‘selfie’ with Patrick Dempsey in Center. (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)

Survivors’ walk – Special guest at this year’s Dempsey Challenge was Joan Lunden (in pink). The well-known television personality is a breast cancer survivor and was invited to be in the Amgen Cancer Survivors’ Walk. Far right: Patrick Dempsey’s daughter and twin sons. (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)

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Bazinet Bachelder Graduates Air Graduates Navy Force Boot Camp Boot Camp

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bazinet of Greene are proud to announce the graduation of their son Eric from Air Force boot camp in Texas. He will be stationed in South Carolina for his first round of training as an engine tech. Eric is a 2015 graduate of Leavitt High School in Turner.

Ms. Jan Hastings and Mr. Michael Bachelder both of Turner proudly announce the graduation of their son Nicholas Bachelder from the Navy boot camp in Great Lakes Illinois. Nick is a 2015 graduate of Leavitt High School in Turner. He will be remaining in Illinois for the next several months to continue his training as a Hull Technician.

Monmouth Craft Fair

The Monmouth PTO will present the Annual Craft Fair and Marketplace, featuring local crafters, artists, makers,

producers and small businesses. The event will be held on Saturday, November 21, from 10am to 3pm.

Free admission. It will be held at the Monmouth Middle School. For more information, call 207-215-7487. n

Continued from page 1 booths and events in Simard/Payne Memorial Park. Patrick noted again in his comment to the crowd how much he enjoyed coming back to Maine. This year he brought along his

daughter and twin boys to experience the event with their dad and talk with the people. Over 500 teams, many wearing special T-Shirts, participated in memory of a loved one or just to raise money

for a good cause. From shirts declaring “Aimee’s Awesome Army” to “You Are Not Alone” and “Maine Cycling Club” to “Scrappy Women” were seen on the roads and in the park.n

November 20, 2015

Leavitt Ski Team Bottle Drive on Nov. 28

The annual Leavitt ski team bottle drive is happening on Saturday, November 28, beginning at 8 a.m. Ski team members will be fanning across Turner, Leeds, and Greene to pick up bottles. Folks donating bottles are entered into a raffle for a stay at the Inn By The River at the Forks. There is a separate raffle for cash donors only to win air two round-trip tickets to Colorado and reduced condominium rates to stay and ski at Steamboat Ski Resort

and watch the NCAA National Championshps in March, 2016. Contact Mark Evans at 314-1769 for more information. The drive helps raise money for the Nordic and alpine teams, which require specialized equipment and waxes. The teams also have travel expenses to cover to be able to work out on snow. The drive also raises money for college scholarships for graduating team members. Scholarship amounts are $500 each. n

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Turner Veterinary Service Welcomes New Doctor Dr. Nancy Derocher is from a little French Canadian town near Miramichi in New Brunswick. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University Sainte-Anne in Nova Scotia. She then took advanced English classes in order to be able to apply to the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Since then, she has lived locally with her

husband (Halsy Derocher of Greene, Maine) whom she met through a vet school friend. Dr. Derocher specializes in small animal medicine and surgery, and has a special interest in birds. In her spare time, she and her family take advantage of all the outdoor activities Maine has to offer. She is very excited to start seeing patients at Turner Veterinary Service beginning November 9th. Mme Derocher hab-

itait un petit village Français canadien près de Miramichi, au Nouveau-Brunswick. Elle a obtenu son baccalauréat en biologie à l'Université Sainte-Anne en Nouvelle-Écosse. Elle a du aussi prendre des cours d'anglais avancés pour pouvoir appliquer à l'Atlantic Veterinary College, a l'île du Prince Édouard, où elle a obtenu son doctorat de médecine vétérinaire en 2010. Depuis lors, elle vit avec son mari (Halsy Dero-

cher de Greene, Maine) qu'elle a rencontré grâce à une amie d'école vétérinaire. Mme Derocher se spécialise en médecine des petits animaux et s'intéresse beaucoup aux oiseaux. Dans ses temps libres, elle et sa famille profite de toutes les activités de plein air que Maine a à offrir. Elle est très contente de commencer à voir des patients au Service vétérinaire de Turner commencant le 9 de novembre. n

Dr. Nancy Derocher will begin seeing patients at Turner Veterinary Service beginning November 9th.

DFD Russell Medical Center Hosts Diabetes Prevention Program DFD Russell Medical Center will be hosting a nationally recognized Diabetes Prevention Program at its Leed’s health center, starting on December 2. The year-long, health, wellness, and lifestyle program is for adults at high risk for type 2 diabetes. For the first 16 weeks

of the program, participants meet weekly with a trained Lifestyle Coach and then check in at monthly meetings for the remainder of the year. The goal of the program is to reduce an individual’s risk for diabetes through education, modest weight loss, and small, consistent lifestyle changes.

Participants learn practical ways to eat healthier and increase their physical activity, gaining the tools and resources they need to avoid a life-threatening autoimmune disease. This is the second Diabetes Prevention Program that DFD has hosted. Beginning in May 2015, the first ses-

sion has already had noteworthy success with a higher than national average weight loss of 7.25% and tangible physical and emotional results for participants. As one program participant recently said, “I lost over 30 pounds and feel stronger and healthier than I have in years.

It’s so much more than a weight-loss program. The DPP teaches important nutrition information and gives tools to help make lifestyle changes that will be sustainable for the rest of our lives.” The program is being held at DFD Russell’s Leed’s location – 180 Church Hill Road – and

will begin at 7:15 pm on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Interested individuals should call DFD at 207.524.3501 to initiate the recommendation form, visit dfdrussell. org, or contact program coordinator Louise Ingraham: 330 -7769 or preventdiabetes@cmhc. org.n

LEAVITT AREA HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS 2015/16

Boys’ Varsity Basketball

Date

12/1 12/4 12/8 12/11 12/15 12/17 12/22 12/29 1/2 1/5 1/8 1/12 1/14 1/16 1/22 1/26 1/28 2/2 2/4

Opponent

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Freeport Mt. Ararat Morse Fryeburg Academy Oxford Hills Kennebunk Brunswick Maranacook Fryeburg Academy Gardiner Mt. Blue Spruce Mountain Morse Mt. Ararat Westbrook Mt. Blue Brunswick Spruce Mountain Oxford Hills

Home Home Away Away Home Home Away Away Home Home Away Away Home Away Away Home Home Home Away

6:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM

Opponent

Place

Time

Boys’ JV Basketball

Date

12/1 12/4 12/8 12/11 12/15 12/17 12/22 12/29 1/2 1/5 1/8 1/12 1/14 1/16 1/22 1/26 1/28 2/2 2/4

Freeport Mt. Ararat Morse Fryeburg Academy Oxford Hills Kennebunk Brunswick Maranacook Fryeburg Academy Gardiner Mt. Blue Spruce Mountain Morse Mt. Ararat Westbrook Mt. Blue Brunswick Spruce Mountain Oxford Hills

Home Home Away Away Home Home Away Away Home Home Away Away Home Away Away Home Home Home Away

5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM

Girls’ Varsity Basketball

Date

12/4 12/8 12/11 12/15 12/17 12/22 12/29 1/2 1/5 1/8 1/12 1/14 1/16 1/22 1/26 1/28 2/2 2/4

Date

12/4 12/8 12/11 12/15 12/17 12/22 12/29 1/2 1/5 1/8 1/12 1/14 1/16 1/22 1/26 1/28 2/2 2/4

Opponent

Mt. Ararat Morse Fryeburg Academy Oxford Hills Kennebunk Brunswick Maranacook Fryeburg Academy Gardiner Mt. Blue Spruce Mountain Morse Mt. Ararat Westbrook Mt. Blue Brunswick Spruce Mountain Oxford Hills

Place Time

Away Home Home Away Away Home Home Away Away Home Home Away Home Home Away Away Away Home

6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM

Girls’ JV Basketball Opponent

Mt. Ararat Morse Fryeburg Academy Oxford Hills Kennebunk Brunswick Maranacook Fryeburg Academy Gardiner Mt. Blue Spruce Mountain Morse Mt. Ararat Westbrook Mt. Blue Brunswick Spruce Mountain Oxford Hills

Place Time

Away Home Home Away Away Home Home Away Away Home Home Away Home Home Away Away Away Home

5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

Boys’ Varsity Hockey

Date

12/5 12/9 12/12 12/16 12/18 12/19 12/22 1/2 1/6 1/13 1/16 1/18 1/22 1/25 1/28 1/30 2/3 2/6 2/10

Date

12/2 12/5 12/9 12/12 12/16 12/22 12/23 12/26 12/30 1/2 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/23 1/27

Opponent

Portland York Cape Elizabeth Marshwood Poland Gippers Tourn. Greely Brunswick Kennebunk Marshwood Kennebunk Gardiner Maranacook Yarmouth Gardiner Gorham Maranacook Greely Mt. Ararat

Place

4:10 PM 6:00 PM 5:50 PM 4:15 PM 6:00 PM TBA 7:40 PM 8:20 PM 6:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:10 PM 6:10 PM 7:10 PM 7:30 PM 7:10 PM 8:10 PM 8:30 PM 8:10 PM

Place

Time

Girls’ Hockey

Opponent

Yarmouth Greely Scarborough Lewiston Greely Brunswick Biddeford Winslow Mt. Ararat Yarmouth St. Dominic Brunswick Cape Elizabeth Lewiston St. Dominic

Time

Home Away Away Away Away Away Away Home Home Home Away Home Away Home Away Away Home Home Home

Home Away Away Home Home Away Away Home Home Away Away Home Home Away Home

6:00 PM 6:10 PM 8:00 PM 5:20 PM 6:00 PM 4:45 PM 2:50 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:20 PM 7:10 PM 5:20 PM 6:30 PM 5:20 PM

Girls’/Boys’ Nordic Skiing

Date Opponent 12/19 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/9 2/18 2/19 2/24 2/26 3/7

Place

Billy Chenard Mem. Sugarloaf Hornet Classic Leavitt Cougar Classic Titcomb Maranacook Waves Maranacook Ox. Hills Sprints Sunny Croft Sassi Memorial Black Mtn KVAC Champ Titcomb KVAC Champ Black Mtn State Meet Titcomb State Meet Titcomb Leavitt Duathlon Leavitt Night Sprint Relays Leavitt EHSC Selection Black Mtn

Girls

Boys

11:00 AM 1:00 PM 10:30 AM 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 3:20 PM 1:00 PM 2:30 PM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 1:00 PM 2:20 PM 3:20 PM 2:20 PM 3:20 PM TBA TBA TBA TBA 4:30 PM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM

Girls’/Boys’ Alpine Skiing

Date Race 1/7 1/8 1/13 1/16 1/18 1/21 1/27 2/4 2/6 2/9 2/13 2/16 2/17

Place

Giant Slalom Mt. Abram Slalom Titcomb Slalom Titcomb Slalom Kents Hill Giant Slalom Camden Snow Bowl Giant Slalom Mt. Abram Slalom Titcomb Slalom Mt. Abram KVAC’s Titcomb KVAC’s Black Mtn. Leavitt Invitational States Mt. Abram States Mt. Abram

Time

4:30 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 4:30 PM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM TBA TBA

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Tripp Middle School Honors Veterans Tripp Middle School put on its fifth annual celebration of Veterans’ Day last week. The memorial event began outside the school’s main entrance with the raising of the American Flag by school custodian and Army Reserve veteran, Romeo Morissette, immediately followed by students reciting the Pledge of Allegience.

Inside the gym, Commander Harris Bradeen, Turner American Legion Post #111, was introduced by Social Studies teacher Renee Davis. Mr. Bradeen, a veteran of three tours in Vietnam (’65 thru ’71), shared some thoughts about the military, and the duties of those who serve in the different branches with the students. He gave a little

information about himself, making the point that the military “is not for everybody”, adding that after quitting high school at 17, “I was too young and not prepared mentally.” “You are special to us who serve,” he told the young people. While asking the students who had veterans in their families he said, “We do what we do for you.” Noting

that not everyone who served made a personal decision to join but were drafted, “We all took an oath to defend this nation to threats both foreign and domestic. We signed a ‘blank check’ that was good up to the losing of one’s life.” Several students were involved with the ceremony, some bringing in the colors of the American

Flag, the branches of the military and the American Legion. Two young ladies sang the National Anthem, one read the WW I poem, Flanders Field and Megan Goddard read her own poem of gratitude, “We Will Never Know”. The special speaker was former RSU 52 student, Dominic White. White has 21 years of service in the Army serving in Ger-

many, Korea and at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. during the September 11 attack. Local veterans in attendance were: Dale Bryant (Navy), Ron Hiscock (Army), Harris Bradeen (Army), Derek Drouin (Army MP), Dominic White (Army), Ron Morin (Marines) and Romeo Morissette (Army Reserve). n

Turner veteran Ron Morin plays Taps before an attentive student body at a Tripp Middle School Veterans’ Day event in Turner last week. Photo by Bill Van Tassel. Tripp Middle School student Ashton Gray gave a letter of thanks to Turner Veteran Dale Bryant at the school on November 12. Photo by Bill Van Tassel.

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Buckfield Wins Class D South Regional

The Buckfield boys soccer team completed its best season (16-2) since 1991 with one player setting a new school record. The Bucks were able to defeat the Richmond Bobcats to make a trip to the Class D Final in Presque Isle on November7. Last season their Richmond rivals ended their quest in last year’s south regional game. A back-and-forth game with Richmond on November 4 in

Buckfield ended at 0-0. Two overtimes still left the score tied at zero, so the Penalty Kick session was in play. This also went back and forth with each team’s players reaching the net. Fortunately the Buckfield p l a y e r s found the net a couple

more times and won the kick-off 5-3. Kicking for the Bucks were Hunter Wiley, Jon Randolph, Bryan Chabe, Ethan Jackson and Sidney Jackson. T h e Bucks ended t h e i r great season at Presque Isle with the Fort Fairfield team squeaking

a 1-0 win for the State Championship. Tough loss but an unforgettable season. Congratulations Bucks! The Buckfield season also saw a school record being broken by senior Jon Randolph. Randolph surpassed the 56 individual goals midway through the 2015 season. His stats on assists, as those of his fellow strikers and midfielders, were also right up there. The faithful Buckfield soccer fans can all attest to the fact of the unself-

ish and accurate passing/assists that went on during a typical match.n

One of Buckfield’s three senior co-captains, Jon Randolph, seen here controlling the ball against Richmond, set a new school record this season for the number of regular season goals scored. (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)

Senior co-captain Sidney Jackson hold the Class D Regional Plaque as he races across the Buckfield soccer field to share with the fans. The team had a 16-2 winning season. (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)

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Saint Dominic Academy’s Students of The Month

Saint Dominic Academy is pleased to announce the Students of the Month for grades Kindergarten through 12. Earlier this month, students at the Auburn Campus came together for a monthly assembly. Mr. Tom Ustach, Robotics teacher, announced the students selected for exemplifying charac-

ter, service, leadership and scholarship in and around the St. Dom’s community. One student from each grade is selected and an additional student is named as the overall student of the month. The selected students are: Sean Connelly (7), Skye Rogers (8), Isabella Frenette (freshman),

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Hunter Emery (sophomore), Emily Dionne (junior), Nathan Richard (senior) and the overall student of the month Abby L’Abbe (senior). “We love recognizing our students for the many acts of kindness they do every day,” said Joline Girouard, Auburn Campus principal. “This is one small way the school

can reward them.” Then on Tuesday, Oct. 20, elementary students gathered for Mass at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, located in Lewiston. Following Mass, Principal Donald Bilodeau announced the students of the month for the Lewiston Campus. These students are selected for consistently

showing their S.P.I.R.I.T (Self-respect, Perseverance, Integrity, Responsibility, In-control, and Teamwork) around school. The selected students are: Avianna D’Auteuil (Kindergarten), Charles Marcotte (1), Alyssa Davis (2), William White (3), Campbell Perryman (4), Natalie Brocke (5)

and Myriah Blais (6). “This is a new program for the Lewiston Campus. The students and their parents are excited for this recognition,” said Don Bilodeau, principal. “Many of our students show these characteristics every day and I look forward to highlighting them in future months.”n

Jef Howell, a former 30year resident of Livermore, was presented a service award at the Sept. 22 Franklin Community Health Network/Franklin Memorial Hospital (FCHN/FMH) board of directors meeting for his many years of service and dedication. Howell served on the FCHN/FMH board of directors for nine years, from 2004-2013 and the organization’s finance committee for 11 years, from 20042015, serving as treasurer and chair for five years. During his tenure he also has served on multiple search committees for se-

nior leadership, including for chief financial officer in 2011 and chief executive officer in 2008. Howell was also a member of the organization’s patient experience team, as well as the investment committee. Beginning in December 2008, Howell was part of a special committee to evaluate facility options and capital investment returns to make a recommendation to the board of directors regarding the feasibility of building a medical arts center in the Livermore Falls area. The committee’s recommendation came to fruition in January 2012

when the Androscoggin Valley Medical Arts Center opened. “FCHN grew exponentially from 2004 to 2015 with Jef demonstrating dynamic finance skills and immeasurable business expertise during this time,” said Rebecca Arsenault, FCHN president and chief executive officer. “I would like to extend my gratitude for his dedication and for volunteering for hundreds of hours to assure the success of our organization.” Howell currently serves as purchasing manager for Verso Corporation’s Androscoggin Mill. He

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Learning Tower Opens at CMCC

The eye-catching Learning Tower at Central Maine Community College is open for business. It has four floors of fully equipped class and meeting rooms for the growing college’s offerings. (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)

The ribbon cutting ceremony for Central Maine Community College’s Learning Tower took place on October 16. The Tower, whose construction took exactly one year ,has quickly become the signature building on the Auburn campus. In his brief opening comments before the tours began, President Scott Knapp told guests, “I asked Harriman Architects & Engineers to build us an iconic building. You will see that they did.” He was also able to announce the college’s next project, a Precision Machine Center. The new building is centrally located, adjacent and connected by enclosed walkway to Jalbert Hall. It can be viewed by all students and visitors as they arrive on campus, having become CMCC’s new main entrance. The first floor of the Tower consists of the new admissions suite, a lounge and waiting area. A ‘Harvard-style’ case study room with tiered seating

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Tour group enjoys the view of Lake Auburn from the fourth floor of CMCC’s new Learning Tower. College Trustee William Cassidy suggested, “…a very inspiring room.” (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)

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RCAM Plans Empty Bowls Supper, holds Annual Meeting

Art students at Leavitt Area High School work on bowls they will donate to the RCAM Empty Bowls Supper

On Saturday, November 21st, The Rural Community Action Ministry will hold its first Empty Bowls Supper at the Hartford Town Hall, 1196 Main Street in Hartford from 4:306:00 p.m. The public is invited to join in this fun fundraising event. For over 20 years, people nationwide have been participating in Empty Bowl Suppers. At these suppers, guests select and take home a beautiful handmade bowl crafted by local artists and enjoy a sup-

per of soup, salad, bread and dessert. Some of the bowls at RCAM’s Supper have been crafted by students at Buckfield Jr. Sr. High School, Maranacook High School, and Leavitt Area High School. Others were crafted by local potters and individuals attending pottery parties organized by The Mudroom Pottery Studio in Auburn and donated to RCAM for the dinner. Donations for the Supper are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, or $25 per family of 5. The

first 50 people will take home a handmade pottery soup bowl (limit 2 per family) in addition to enjoying a delicious dinner. There will also be a silent auction of pottery bowls of various sizes and designs. November is Hunger Awareness month, and the proceeds from this dinner will be used to support RCAM’s hunger prevention services which include active involvement with 4 Hunger Coalitions addressing local food insecurity. The Coalitions

include members of the 13 communities served by RCAM. Its activities include weekend and summer food-availability for school-aged kids, community hunger & resource awareness, and stabilizing food programs in the area. Hunger prevention and homelessness prevention are the main focus of RCAM. Founded in 1970 by ministers from its 13 town service area, the organization celebrates it’s 45th anniversary this year The founders had a vision:

churches and communities working together can do far more to help rural Mainers than can any one group working alone. That cooperative spirit is still the driving force behind delivering services to people in need in thirteen towns of Androscoggin, Kennebec, and Oxford counties. Today, as a secular organization, RCAM works with and is financially supported by other organizations, foundations, town, state and federal entities, and

private individuals, as well as local and out-ofstate churches. RCAM also receives funding from the United Ways of Androscoggin County, Kennebec Valley, Oxford County and Tri-Valley. Volunteer support is vital in helping RCAM carry on its work, assisting a small staff to plan and implement the services. For more information about RCAM and its programs or the Empty Bowls Supper, please call Mary Beth Paquette at 524-5095 or visit the website: RCAM.net n


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Beautiful, big, red poinsettias from Longfellow’s Greenhouse will be available at the Library Festival on Saturday, December 12th from 9am to 1pm!

A quick peek at a few of the items available at the TPL Annual Silent Auction. Be sure to stop in and bid on the many beautiful items that are now on display!

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Quilt Raffle

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Austin Drouin of Canton was among 181 first-year students who received a Dean's Scholarship this year at Keene State College. This renewable merit scholarship is awarded annually to incoming freshmen who demonstrate academic excellence with either a high school GPA

of 2.5 or greater and a minimum SAT score of more than 1700 or a high school GPA of 2.75 or greater and a minimum SAT score of more than 1600. Fulltime in-state students receive $2,500 annually, and fulltime out-of-state students receive an annual award of $6,000. n

The Kennebec Performing Arts Company presents Winter Wonderland: a Holiday Concert series featuring our Chorus, Wind Ensemble, & Jazz Band. The concert will take place on Friday, December 4, 7:00 p.m., at Viles Auditorium, Cony High School, Augusta, and on Saturday, December 5,

7:00 p.m., at Winthrop Performing Arts Center, Winthrop High School, Winthrop. Tickets: $8 before December 3 or $10 at the door, children through High School are free. For tickets or questions, contact us at: www.facebook. com/kennebecperformingartscompany or 3705381. n

A quilt raffle is being held to support The Monmouth Youth Theater's performance of Stone Soup. Stone Soup is a classic tale of sharing, during a time of adversity and

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The Healthy Geezer

By: Fred Cecitti Q. I’m presuming there actually was someone named Heimlich who gave his name to the maneuver for helping people who are choking. Am I right? Yes, there actually is a Heimlich—Henry J. Heimlich, MD. In 1974, Dr. Heimlich published findings on what became the Heimlich Maneuver. Since then, the method has saved more than100,000 people in the United States alone. [Personal note: I met Dr.

Heimlich and worked with a team on the initial program to educate the public about the maneuver. A day after our group learned the technique, one of my coworkers saved a boy who was choking on an ice cube.] More than 3,000 people choke to death every year. Children younger than three years old and senior citizens are the leading victims. Young children swallow small objects that get lodged in their throats. One of the main causes for choking among seniors is ill-fitting dentures that prevent them from chewing properly. This leads to choking on a piece of food. Other causes of choking

include drinking alcohol which can dull the nerves that help us swallow, eating too fast, laughing while eating, eating and walking. If you ever have to use the Heimlich Maneuver on someone who is choking, here is a basic guide from the Heimlich Institute: For choking adults From behind, wrap your arms around the victim’s waist. Make a fist and place the thumb side of your fist against the victim’s upper abdomen, below the ribcage and above the navel. Grasp your fist with your other hand and press into their upper abdomen with a quick upward thrust. Do not squeeze the

ribcage; confine the force of the thrust to your hands. Repeat until object is expelled. For unconscious victim or when the rescuer can’t reach around the victim Place the victim on back. Facing the victim, kneel astride the victim’s hips. With one of your hands on top of the other, place the heel of your bottom hand on the upper abdomen below the rib cage and above the navel. Use your body weight to press into the victim’s upper abdomen with a quick upward thrust. Repeat until object is expelled. If the victim has not recovered, proceed with CPR. The victim should see a physician immediately af-

ter rescue. Don’t slap the victim’s back. (This could make matters worse.) For choking infants Lay the child down, face up, on a firm surface and kneel or stand at the victim’s feet, or hold infant on your lap facing away from you. Place the middle and index fingers of both your hands below his rib cage and above his navel. Press into the victim’s upper abdomen with a quick upward thrust; do not squeeze the rib cage. Be very gentle. Repeat until object is expelled. If the victim has not recovered, proceed with CPR. The victim should see a physician immediately after rescue. Don’t slap the victim’s back. (This could make matters

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Changing of the Guard at North Monmouth P.O. By Debbie Hite

After 30 years of service to the USPS, Sheila Sanford retired this fall from her USPS duties at the North Monmouth post office. Sheila came on board in 1985 as a PMR, serving under then-postmaster Mary Riggs, followed by Mary Alice Cook, and eventually becoming postmaster of the village facility. With the implementation of the Post Plan several years ago, which saw a reduction in hours and transfer of the delivery routes to Monmouth, Sheila became the sole clerk at North Monmouth for the remainder of her career.

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Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine Honors Two At Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice The Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine and Maine Hospice Council & Center for End-of-Life Care announced this week that they will be honoring Julie Shackley, President & CEO of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice the 2015 Distinguished Service Award and Cindy Boyd, AHCH Volunteer the Home Care Volunteer of the Year Award. The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the Annual Blane House Tea. The guest speaker at the event will be Maine’s First Lady, Ann LePage. The 2015 Distinguished Service Award is presented to the employee of any member home care and/ or hospice agency who consistently demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities. Ms. Shackley was nominated by: Donna DeBlois, President/ CEO, HomeHealth Visiting Nurses (VP, Alliance Board of Directors), Greg Pizzo, Director of Finance, MaineGeneral Community Care (Treasurer, Alliance Board of Directors)

and Colleen Hilton, President & CEO, VNA Home Health Hospice (Board Member). Julie has served on the Alliance’s Board of Directors since 2005. She was elected as Secretary in 2007, and served in that role through 2009, after which she was elected Vice President from 2009 through 2011, and has served as President since 2011. For countless years, she has been at the helm of the Alliance’s leadership when meeting in-person with Maine’s Congressional Delegation and during the annual crusade to Washington, DC, for “March on Washington.” The 2015 Home Care Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to a dedicated volunteer who supports activities related to home care. Cindy Boyd was nominated by: Kathy Baillargeon, AHCH Volunteer Supervisor. Cindy Boyd began volunteering with Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in November of 2011. Although she came on as a Hospice volunteer, she has vis-

ited many patients under our Home Care Services. During Cindy’s years with Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice she has visited with 26 patients and families with 11 of those being on Home Care Services. Cindy has also volunteered for almost every part of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. Along with visiting patients, she answers phones at the Hospice House every Friday evening. She volunteers for special events with the Marketing and Development office. She brings patients to doctor’s appointments, does groceries, and anything else that is needed. She has sat on committees for the agency and assisted in a special project as part of our M.O.D.E.L. Care program. She has also trained as part of our Speaker’s Bureau. She has an upbeat, positive attitude, but at the same time is able to be a calming presence to someone who is struggling. Cindy is able to connect with anyone she meets and works with whether it be patients,

families, other volunteers or staff. Wherever there is a need Cindy is ready to help and she always follows through. She is professional, sets good boundaries, is never judgmental and goes in with a loving, caring heart to fill the need that she can. If it wasn’t for Cindy there are some cases that may never have gotten covered. Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice’s Hospice House will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary in November 2015 and the Agency will turn 50 in January of 2016. For the past 50 years, AHCH has grown to become known as one of Maine’s most respected home health and hospice care agencies throughout Maine. Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is an independent, non-profit, Medicare certified, and The Joint Commission accredited home health and hospice agency that cares for the health, independence, and quality of life of Maine residents and their families in the comfort of their home and community.

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communities in Sagadahoc and Somerset counties. Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice has been at the forefront of home health and hospice care offering innovative treatments, programs and services that best meet the needs of our patients. “AHCH is all about the people and families we care for, we are about going the extra mile and doing what is right”, shares Julie Shackley, President & CEO of AHCH. “I am proud of the work we are doing and I hope you will join us in the coming year to celebrate our 50th Anniversary”. n

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778-4215 www.franklincountymaine.org info@franklincountymaine.org 615 Wilton Rd., Farmington The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce celebrated with members and guests at their Annual Meeting Dinner held Wednesday, October 28th in the North Dining Hall of the University of Maine at Farmington drawing the largest number of attendees ever. According to Director Shannon Smith, who helped organize the event, 164 tickets were sold to members. That marks the best attendance for the annual meeting and awards dinner; the closest precedent was 155 several years ago. The attendance figure matches the growth of the Chamber itself over the past year. According to President Glenn Kapiloff, the organization has increased membership to 200 members this year, with 16 new members from this time last year.

The evening was kicked off with a spectacular social hour, courtesy of Aramark. Attendees were then entertained by humorist Gary Crocker who entertained the crowd with a mix of native quips and truly uplifting remarks on the power of laughter. Mr. Crocker’s performance set a perfect tone for the evening, and the Chamber was delighted to have him as a part of this special evening. Attendees enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner while Mark Gentle entertained with music. During the evening the chamber kicked off their Gerry Wiles Holiday Food Basket drive by "selling" balloons which represented funds raised to buy holiday food baskets for local area families in need. The evening was culminated with the presen-

tation of the Chamber’s annual business awards, where the top three nominees in each category were recognized for their achievements with a certificate of appreciation, and an overall winner from each category was given a plaque from the Chamber for their commitment to excellence and contributions to the community. The Business of the Year Award nominees and awards were as follows: Small Business of Year nominees included the Wiles Remembrance Center, Robin's Flower Pot and Tumbledown Brewing LLC. Wiles Remembrance Center was named the Small Business of Year. Medium Business of the Year nominees included Hammond Lumber Company, Hight Chevrolet and

Hammond Lumber was the Chamber's Medium Business of the Year. From left to right is Chamber Vice President Greg Patterson, Chamber President Glenn Kapiloff, Hammond Lumber Company's Al Feather, Chamber Executive Director Penny Meservier.

Wiles Remembrance Center, Cremation Services and Funeral Home was selected as the Chamber's Small Business of the Year. From left to right is Chamber Vice President Greg Patterson, Chamber President Glenn Kapiloff, Ken True, Ernest Lowell, Steve Bunker, Kent Wiles, Chamber Executive Director Penny Meservier, Roma Wiles, Rhonda Wiles-Rosell, Bucky Leighton and Emily Gordon. Robert “Doc” Underwood was absent when the photo was taken.

Castonguay Excavation Livermore Falls 897-4283 Jean & Adam Castonguay

Douin's Market. Hammond Lumber was named Medium Business of the Year. Large Business of the Year nominees included LEAP Inc., E.L. Vining & Son and Franklin Printing. E.L. Vining & Son was named Large Business of the Year.

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The Nonprofit of the Year nominees included the Franklin County Animal Shelter, Buttons for Babes and the Western Maine Play Museum. Buttons for Babes program was selected as the Nonprofit of the Year. The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

would like to thank our generous partners who made this evening possible. Platinum Event Partners: Franklin Savings Bank and Complete Dentistry, along with Gold Event Partners: Dead River Company, Comfort Inn and Suites, Key Bank and Wilson Lake Inn. n

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Elks Scholarship Available

The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Males and females compete separately and are judged on

scholarship, leadership and financial need. Completed applications must be turned into the applicant’s nearest Elks Lodge no later than December 4, 2015. Applications for the 2016 contest are available on the Elks National Foundation’s website.

For complete Most Valuable Student scholarship contest details including the application, visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars. For more information: Contact the Scholarship Chairman at the Lodge, nearest to you. n

Laurier “Larry” H. Maheux 1948-2015

Laurier “Larry” H. Maheux, 67, a resident of Livermore Falls, passed away early Thursday morning, October 22nd at his residence following a lingering illness. He was born August 20, 1948 in Lewiston, the son of Laurier and Blanche (Bo-

nin) Maheux. He was a 1966 graduate of Edward Little High School. Larry proudly served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War. Larry worked throughout the years as a truck driver, getting done due to health issues. In January of 2011, he remarried his former wife, Sharon Monroe. He was a member of the V.F.W., D.A.V. and the American Legion. He enjoyed riding his Harley and visiting with his friends. He is survived by his wife Sharon Maheux of Poland; his daughter, Tanya Cunningham and companion Kevin Leighton

of Livermore Falls; his son, Robbie Maheux and wife Katie of Poland; four grandchildren, Kassandra Reed of Lisbon; Joshua Cunningham of Alaska; Brooklyn Cunningham of Bowdoin; and Brittina Maheux of Poland; and great-granddaughter Marley Jarvis of Lisbon, special friends, Bobby and Becca Harmatys of Livermore and his faithful companion, “Bella”. He was predeceased by his parents and his wife Doreen (Buckley) Maheux. Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com n

“WE MADE AN IMPORTANT DECISION TODAY” We decided to pre-plan our funeral arrangements. We had many questions about pre-planning. Our funeral director answered our questions and presented us with options: what merchandise and services are offered, the total cost for our selected funeral arrangements and the available payment plans. For further information on pre-planning contact:

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November 20, 2015

Augusta Riverfront Holiday Event 2015 Saturday, November 28th

Santa’s Castle Opens

Old Federal Building 1:15-5:00

Scavenger Hunt Downtown Businesses

Registration forms available at Santa’s Work Shop

Hay Wagon Rides 1:00-4:30pm Key Plaza

Live Reindeer

1:00-4:00pm Market Square

Write a Letter to Sanata 1:00-4:30pm 335 Water Street

Holiday Crats for Kids

1:00-4:30pm 335 Water Street

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Face Painting 3:00-5:00pm 227 Water Street

Starshine Flow Arts - Fire Spinnes 4:15pm - Market Square

Dance Unlimited 4:30 Market Square

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ROCK THE NIGHT AWAY Thursday, 11.26.15 9 PM–5 AM

Pre-Black Friday festivities featuring live music, food trucks, carolers, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, giveaways, light show, and more. Shop ‘N Stay packages available at the Augusta Comfort Inn and Best Western!

FAMILY FUN DAY Saturday, 12.05.15 11 AM–1 PM Meet Santa and one of his reindeer, giveaways, Victorian carolers, petting zoo, horse-drawn wagons, costumed characters, and more.

POST-CHRISTMAS DEALS 12.26.15–12.31.15

ANGEL TREE PROGRAM 11.15.15–12.15.15

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