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Aging Well Living Well Expo is a Success

Julie Daniels, Manager of Care Coordination at SeniorsPlus, works the crowd at the eighth annual Aging Well Living Well Expo presented by SeniorsPlus on October 2.

More than 200 people attended the eighth annual Aging Well Living Well Expo held Friday, October 2 at the Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center at Sunday River in Bethel, Maine. Featuring workshops and lectures, the day-long event was a learning opportunity for adults. The Aging Well Living

Well Expo is presented annually by the nonprofit SeniorsPlus, the designated agency on aging for Western Maine. This year’s Expo theme was Explore! Attendees were invited to explore necessary, serious learning, such as planning for the end of your life, as well as first-time explorations like playing the harmoni-

ca and woodcarving. The almost 30 workshops presented at the Expo covered a range of topics including finance, health, exercise, cooking, crafts, and travel. The Expo began with a breakfast keynote address by Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci, Professor and Director, Geriatric Education and Research,

Attendees of the eighth annual Aging Well Living Well Expo presented by SeniorsPlus on October 2, enjoyed a keynote address by Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci, Professor and Director, Geriatric Education and Research, Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM).

Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM). In her talk at the Expo, entitled “The Aging ‘Loco’motion: You Can’t Be Idle on a Moving Train,” she expounded on the importance of adapting and adjusting to

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Gardiner Federal Credit Union Takes a Big Bite Out of Hunger

Gardiner Federal Credit Union recently began their Annual 50/50 Raffle to benefit Ending Hunger. This begins fresh on the heels of two very successful fundraisers that raised over $7,000 combined. This summer, GFCU sold cash calendars, giving away a total of $1,500 to winners, throughout the month of August. “This was our first time selling the cash calendars and we were thrilled with the results”. The cash calendars

raised $4,460. On October 1st, GFCU held their Sixth Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction, for Ending Hunger. “Thanks to the generosity of those who attended, everyone who donated auction items and to Dave’s Diner, who donates the dinner and their catering services, it was our most successful Spaghetti Dinner to date, raising $2,634.” Each dollar raised

equals approximately $8 in food, to area food pantries. That means the efforts of the Gardiner Federal Credit Union, over the past four months, will provide over $56,000 in food to area families in need. “None of this is possible without the generosity of our members and our community members. Without their support, these fundraisers would not be successful.” On October 13, Gardiner Federal Credit Union

moved into their new facility, at 420 Brunswick Avenue. In between all the packing and preparations, they have begun their Annual 50/50 raffle that runs into December. “Hunger does not go away, just because we are busy with the move. Our address may change, but our dedication to ending hunger in Gardiner and our surrounding communities will remain as strong as ever.”n

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CMMC Raises $70,000 for Special Delivery

Hydrotherapy Class A free class, Introduction to Hydrotherapy, will take place from noon to 3pm on Sunday October 25th, at the Turner Seventh Day

Adventist Church, 106 Weston Road, Turner. Come and learn how to do simple at-home treatments using water at home. The class will

be presented by Randy and Heather Emerson. Light refreshments will be served. Donations welcomed, but not required.n

Central Maine Medical Center’s Annual Fall Golf Classic, held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Martindale Country Club in Auburn, raised over $70,000 for the Special Delivery Family Birthing Center. The tournament hosted twenty-six foursomes who enjoyed this classic tournament complete with bag valet service, continental breakfast, barbecue lunch, hors d’oeuvres and a commemorative jacket for each player. The winners of the day were as follows: 1st Place Gross – Sun Journal Team: Steve Costello, Jim Thornton, David Wedge, Maureen Wedge; 1st Place Net – Sodexo Team: Varun Avasthi, Larry Adams, Mike Rossignol, Amanda Ettinger; 2nd Place Gross – United Ambulance Team: Paul Gosselin, Pete Gosselin, Perry Goodspeed, James Pelletier ; 2nd Place Net – Comprehensive Pharmacy Team: Kevin Forbush, Chad Tozier, Jed Lundin, Jeff Newton; 3rd Place Gross – Consigli Construction Team: Larry Fuimain, David Thomas, Phil Meyer, Craig Piper; 3rd Place Net – Landry & Sons Team: Donald Dubuc, Craig Dubuc, Jason Landry, Gerald Landry. Other winners included: Grand Putt Off winner –

Pictured are members of the 1st Place Gross team representing Sun Journal: David Wedge, Maureen Wedge, Jim Thornton and Steve Costello. Don Flanagan; Longest Drive Hole #8 for men – Kyle Stretton; Longest Drive Hole #8 for women – Maureen Wedge; Closest to the Pin Hole #11 for men – Don Flanagan; Closet to the Pin Hole #11 for women – Maureen Wedge and Grand Prize Raffle winner – Timothy Hebert. Funds raised from the golf tournament will benefit the Special Delivery Family Birthing Center.

This is a major project that is in the beginning phase of a several step process to construct a new Maternity Unit and NICU at Central Maine Medical Center. To view a slideshow of photos from the event, or to learn more about the Special Delivery Family Birthing Center project, please visit www.cmmcgiving.org or contact the Development Office at (207)795-2950. n

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Buckfield Teams Split With Rangeley

Rangeley goal keeper was surrounded by Buckfield players many times during the Bucks’ 4-0 win over the Lakers. Rushing the goal this time are L to R: Sydney Jackson, Dylan Harvey and Matt Beaucage. Points came from senior Jon Randolph, Sydney Jackson, Hunter Wiley and sophomore Ethan Jackson.

55 Years Celebrated

A surprise 55th Wedding Anniversary party was held on Sept. 19th for Ronnie & Connie Berry. It was held at the home of their daughter, Debbie Berry and Tim Nason in Turner. Thank you to the love of my life, Connie for putting up with me for 55 years. We have had some wonderful times together. I want to thank favorite daughter and only daughter, Debbie Berry and Tim Nason for all the hard work. Debbie has been working on this for awhile (no boating for them on the weekend) planning, invitations, phone calls and all the cooking. My son Scott Berry and Danielle Ryan and their daughter Calyssa Berry. Also Scott's daughter Lindsey Bryant and her 2 sons (our great grandson's) Chase Wade and Levi Roland Berry were their to help out. There were guests that arrived from Mass., and also from surrounding towns. The maid of honor and 1 bridesmaid were present. There was about 70 people that attended. What a surprise to have such a party. A big thank you for the party, and thanks to all that attended!

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Fiddle-icious Returns to the Franco Center

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Fiddle-icious, an open community fiddle-based orchestra, comprised of over 100 musicians, has set concert dates for the 2015 season. The ensemble’s annual concert in the Franco Center’s magnificent Performance Hall in Lewiston will be on Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m. This is the 12th year

Fiddle-icious will entertain audiences with traditional music, creating an atmosphere of infectious energy and joy. Fiddleicious is a non-profit, allvolunteer community organization with members from Kittery to Augusta. Fiddle-icious is a large and vibrant group of Maine musicians playing fiddle, piano, harp,

guitar, banjo, accordion, cello, tin whistle, concertina and upright bass. The group’s tunes are passed on from the Irish, Scottish, Québécois and Acadian traditions; they include reels, jigs, marches, hornpipes, waltzes, stepdancing and singing. Fiddle-icious is directed by Don Roy, a designated Master Fid-

dler from Gorham, who is hailed as a “living cultural treasure” in Maine. Don and his wife, Cindy Roy, the group’s pianist, both grew up in FrenchCanadian families where music was an integral part of their lives. Don and Cindy’s desire to share their knowledge with others, and foster community through mu-

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Shirley L. Poirier, 72, a resident of Bernie Hartford Road, Leeds passed away on Sept. 23, 2015 at

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children and their spouses, Reggie Poirier, of Litchfield, Richard and Regina Poirier, of Houston, Texas, Rebecca Mello, of Alabama and Ronald Mello, of Alaska; three sisters, Deborah Ford, of Newport, Rhode Island, Abby Ford, of Alabama and Sandra DeWick, of Lewiston; and many grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Edsel “Sonny” Ford. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at: www. finleyfuneralhome.com. n

Barbara M. Plummer, 81, a lifelong resident of Turner, passed away peacefully, Saturday, October 3rd, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 22, 1934 in Lewiston, the daughter of Walter Matthews and Doris (Leavitt) Matthews. Barbara was a 1951 graduate of Leavitt High School. She was a loving wife of

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Cub Scouts

Turner Cub Scout Pack 187 invites all boys in first through fifth grade from Turner, Leeds, Greene and Buckfield to join Cub Scouts! The 1st Grade Tiger leaders are Katy and Chris Cilley. Tigers meet Wednesdays, from 6pm to 7pm in Mrs. Cilley’s classroom at Turner Primary School. The 2nd Grade Wolf leader is Ross Izer. This group meets Wednesdays, at 6:30pm in the Turner Primary School Cafeteria. The 3rd Grade Bear

Leader is Joleene Libby. The Bears meet Mondays, at 6pm at Turner Primary School. The 4th and 5th Grade Webelo leaders are Michelle Gibbert and Jason Crowe. The Webelo group meets Wednesdays, from 6:45pm to 7:45pm, at Turner Elementary School. For more information on Scouts, call Rachel Pack at 225-5951, Michelle Gibbert at 4020990 or join them at the Pack meeting on October 21st, at 6:30pm at BQMC.n

Monmouth Harvest Supper Friday October 23rd 5-6:30 pm The United Church on Main Street at Packard Activity Center $8 Adult and $4 Children Enjoy ham and casseroles. Salads from Autumn’s Bountiful Harvest. Dessert: Apple/Cinnamon Coffee Cake Hot and Cold Beverages Proceeds support projects and programs of The United Church of Monmouth. n

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Klahr Center hosts the 2015 Pride Film Festival

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, the UMA Diversity Committee, and Katz Library present the 2015 Pride Film Festival at the Michael Klahr Center on October 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th at 7 p.m. The Pride Film Festival was created three years ago by a group of individuals on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta with the goal of showing films that encouraged discussion and celebration of the LGBTQ community in central Maine. All films are free and open to the public. Snacks and refreshments are provided, and a discussion is held following each film. Political hypocrisy is the theme of the film on Thursday, October 22nd. The documentary Outrage (2009) by Kirby Dick recounts some of the most famous examples of antigay advocates caught in situations that revealed that political will sometimes isn’t related to per-

sonal inclination. Outrage premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival before being released theatrically and was immediately denounced by former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, one of the film’s subjects. Outrage was nominated for a 2010 Emmy Award, and won Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival’s jury award for best documentary. “A powerful, disturbing, and significant film.” LA Times. Outrage is 88 minutes long and is unrated, but deals with sexual topics. The annual Pride Film

Festival always ends with a party, and this year’s party will be on Thursday, October 29th with Wigstock: The Movie (1995). During the 80s and 90s, Wigstock was a Labor Day staple of New York’s East Village. The annual drag show featured the most famous drag performers in the country. Barry Shills’ documentary captures the performances and behind-the-scenes adventures of the event, and features a fantastic soundtrack. Included in this film is an unforgettable performance by Ru

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Maine Residents Named to USA Sledge Hockey Team The coaches and staff of the US Women’s Sledge Hockey Team are proud to announce the roster for the 2015/2016 season. There were 17 players selected to the team this year, including former Turner resident Monica Quimby and Christy Gardner of Lewiston. This year’s selection camp was held in Lewiston at The Androscoggin Bank Colisee and was attended by a record 28 talented female sledge hockey players who were competing for the privilege of playing on the team. Throughout the weekend the players participated in two practices and two intrasquad games after which the team was selected by Head Coach Shawna Davidson and As-

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sistant Coach Rose Misiewicz. Of the 17 players selected to the team, typically 15 of those will travel to each event we attend this season. Additionally, we are excited to announce that because of the number of

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talented players we had in attendance, six players were selected to be a part of the first ever USA Women’s Developmental Sledge Hockey Team. That team’s schedule has yet to be determined. This year, the team is

comprised of nine forwards, six defense and two goalies. This year’s’ returning players in alphabetical order by first name are Christy Gardner (ME), Erica Mitchell (Ill), Karen Smith (CT), Kelly Lavoie (CT), Kelsey DiClaudio

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berry (OH), Katie Ladlie (MO), Maddie Eberhard (NY) Rachel Grusse (CT), and Sarah Bettencourt (CA). The players who were selected to participate in the newly created development team are Abby Hess (CO), Karina Villegas (FL), Kelli Anne Stallkamp (OH), Laurel Lawson (GA), Leanne Smith (MA) and Liz Davis (Ill). Congratulations to all the players who were selected for the teams this year, and we look forward to an exciting season that will see us traveling to places such as Canada, Florida, Missouri, New Jersey, Arizona, Ohio, to name a few. n

Neurosurgeon Joins CMMC Medical Staff Tarek A. Radwan, M.D., a neurosurgeon, has been appointed to the Central Maine Medical Center Medical Staff. He is practicing with Central Maine Neurosurgery in Lewiston, providing care for trauma patients and emergency surgicalpatients, as well as for those having elective procedures. Prior to joining the Lewiston-Auburn medical community, Radwan practiced in New Hampshire at New Era Medicine in Manchester and Foundation Medical Partners in Nashua. Originally from the United Kingdom, Radwan began working in the United States in 2003. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, both in London, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in

Glasgow, Scotland. He graduated from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine in Cambridge, England. He completed surgical training and neurosurgical training in the United Kingdom, and later completed additional neurosurgical training in the United States. Radwan served a neurosurgical residency at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Throughout his career, Radwan has pursued medical training and education, both as a student and a teacher. He served as an instructor and senior fellow at the University of Washington’s Fellowship Program in Spine Surgeryat Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He has completed a number of postgraduate courses, and has given numerous presentations to various medical societies.

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River Valley Rotary Club Fellowship Meeting

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Red Hatter Toy Drive The Rambuncious Red Hatters will host their annual Toy Drive on Friday November 20, 2015. At the Auburn Mall. Time 11:00AM - 1:00PM this event is open to everyone. Please bring un-

wrapped gifts for under the tree. We gather at center court. There will be a Christmas sing along, plus drawings for gift baskets. Each year this event has been a success be-

cause of those who care to share in the fun of giving. Please help us again this year. Toys are distributed by the Salvation Army, and are distributed in this area. FMI call 345-9047 n

Abijah Buck Descendents

The members of the Buckfield Historical Society are interested in locating descendents of Abijah Buck, one of the first settlers of what is now Buckfield, Maine.

We are curious if there are any diaries or journals that might have been preserved by any members of his family. If you have any information, pictures, family

anecdotes, etc. that you are willing to share, please contact Mary Judd (president) at 207-336-3356 or Cynthia Tucker (secretary) at 207-446-5855. Thank you. n

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Our guest speaker Monday, September 28th was Steve McFarland, Past President 2012-2013 of the Sebago Lake Rotary Club! Steve’s passionate speech was on the need of raising monies and support for many of Maine’s Food Pantries for the needy! Seen here in the photo is Charlie LeDuc, Fellow Rotarian who sponsored Steve, next is Steve McFarland, then our esteemed Club President, Joe Sirois! And we are sad to say Goodby to Kelsey Arsenault who is moving away for a better job! She was very active with the River Valley a Rotary Interact Club! We wish her well!

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Annual Silent Auction Let the knitting needles click, the sewing machines purr, and the hammer and saws pound away; it’s time to get ready for the Annual Silent Auction sponsored by the Turner Public Library. This has become an annual event that showcases the talents and hobbies of many friends of the library and it is also an opportunity for businesses to donate for the betterment of their local library. Please help us make this another successful fundraiser with your generous donations. We would appreciate donated items by November 11th at the library. If you have questions please feel free to call the library at 225-2030, or Joan Pedersen at 2253501 or Deb Gilbert at 225-6251. Thank you in

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advance for your continuous support. Tess Gerritsen at TPL September 27th was a beautiful autumn day, perfect for author Tess Gerritsen’s travel to Turner. The community room was filled with fans of all ages excited to meet the award-winning author and hear her speak about her books and career. As a child she attended horror movies with her mother and this provided an opportunity to learn English as well as to whet her appetite for mysteries and scary scenarios. While on maternity leave from her work as a physician Tess began to fulfill her childhood dream of being a writer. In 1996 Tess’s first medical thriller, Harvest marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list. Since then she has developed a loyal fan

Tess Gerritsen enjoying time with an excited fan.

base anxious to read each new book. Many laughs were shared as Tess described how she gathers ideas for her books from a variety of sources, including the National Enquirer and the Washington Post. Tess has traveled extensively and often uses these experiences as a backdrop for stories. The audience enjoyed the presentation as well as the opportunity to meet and talk with Tess. Ms. Gerritsen was very generous with her time, posing for photos and autographing books. Books were also available for purchase with all the proceeds going directly to TPL. Many thanks to Tess Gerritsen for visiting TPL and engaging with readers from our community. Tess Gerritsen’s new book Playing With Fire will be released on October 27th and is already receiving great reviews. We enjoyed an exciting and entertaining afternoon with a celebrated Maine author and look forward to reading her new book. Autumn Quilt Raffle Fundraiser This is a great time to start thinking about cold weather and warm quilts! TPL is holding a raffle for a beautiful, queen size quilt. The quilt is done in gorgeous fall fabrics and is patterned on both sides. Tickets are available at the library or from library Corporators or Trustees. The tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. The drawing will be held at TPL on Saturday, November 7th at 11 am. If you would like to see the quilt, stop in at the library.

Be sure to purchase your raffle tickets soon! TPL Trustee Meetings The Trustees of Turner Public Library meet at 7

pm on the first Tuesday of the month from October through June. These meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Calling

ahead to verify the meeting may be a good idea as occasionally a meeting may be cancelled due to weather or other circumstances. n

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Medicare Open Enrollment October 15th - December 7th Another year is winding its way down and low and behold, Medicare Open Enrollment is right around the corner. With all the priorities we have day to day, it is easy to forget that there is an incredible opportunity each year with Medicare Open Enrollment. If you are like the average senior here in Maine, you are likely receiving a daily mailbox full of advertisements trying to sway you to a new Medicare Plan. While the insurance carriers may think it’s an easy decision to make a change, it’s not easy. Doing the paperwork for a Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage Plan may be a relatively easy process but it’s not always easy to sort through the pile of options available from year to year. Maine has historically not had that many options available, but in 2016 more companies have come to the state to offer greater benefits. We are not al-

ways ready to make the change because what we have may already work just fine. Every year is the same, you open your mailbox or grab the stack of pamphlets and flyers off the counter and you sit down to sort through the mess. Marketing companies spend billions to get your attention, and a full mailbox of shiny brochures may do just that. Some of these flyers really stand out, and some may not, of course it’s not until you read them do you see the subtle differences that most plans offer. Many of those plans really are comparable, but everyone has a reason to be on one plan or another. Now that you have sorted through the mess, tossed out what you thought wasn’t interesting, you have likely found a few things that have peaked your interest. Now what do you do? This is the yearly task that most seniors face and for most of you,

it’s more than probable that you have given up and you just throw all that paper you get in the mail right in the circular file. But hold on a minute, because doing the status quo for this year’s Open Enrollment may not be the best choice and maybe, just maybe, 2016 is the year for a change. Here’s what you need to know: • More companies available in more counties in 2016 • Expanded Medical Networks • Expandable valuable benefits like hearing aid coverage and eyeglasses • Much lower premiums and co-pays OK, so now that you know some of the highlights, the real question is what those companies are and what are the details of those new benefits ? While it’s not appropriate to go into details here, there are ways to sort through the mish mash of options and get right to the answers.

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Trunk or Treat, a fun and safe event for kids and their families, will take place October 31, from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm, at the Wayside Bible Baptist Church, 1724 Federal Road, Livermore. Cost is free! There will be carnival games, prizes, treats, popcorn, a bounce house, candy, cotton

candy, face painting, decorated cars, balloons, pickpocket lady, crafts, music, photo booth opportunities (bring your cameras) and so much more! Come dressed up in your favorite costume. We’ll provide your bag. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Dan at 897-2598.n

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The Farmington Emblem Club #460 Christmas Craft Fair will be held Saturday, December 5, 2015, from 9am to 2pm at the Farmington Elks Lodge #2430. If interested in a table, please call Debbie at 4412748.n

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The Healthy Geezer age of people with RLS increases with age. And, seniors experience symptoms longer and more frequently. Many researchers believe that RLS is underreported. Victims of RLS are often diagnosed as suffering from insomnia, depression or a disorder of the nerves, muscles or skeleton. RLS is a neurologic movement disorder. It produces uncomfortable sensations that cause an irresistible urge to move the legs. RLS symptoms can be relieved temporarily by movement. Symptoms occur during inactivity

By: Fred Cecitti Q. I’ve been seeing lots of references about “restless legs syndrome.” I’ve never heard of this condition. Is it rare? Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) affects about one in ten adults in North America and Europe. RLS is found in both men and women but can begin in children. The percent-

and strike most frequently during the evening. These attacks lead to sleep problems. The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation says there must be five essential features present for a diagnosis of restless legs syndrome: * You have a strong urge to move your legs (sometimes arms and trunk), usually accompanied or caused by uncomfortable and unpleasant sensations in the legs. * Your symptoms begin or become worse when you are resting or inactive, such as when lying down or sitting.

* Your symptoms get better when you move, such as when you walk or stretch, at least as long as the activity continues. * Your symptoms are worse in the evening or night than during the day, or only occur in the evening or nighttime hours. * Your symptoms are not solely accounted for by another condition such as leg cramps, positional discomfort, leg swelling or arthritis. RLS may be inherited. About half of patients have a family history of the RLS. Also, there is a lower incidence of RLS in Asia

than there is in North America and Europe. There are two forms of RLS—primary and secondary. Primary RLS is unrelated to other disorders; its cause is unknown. Secondary RLS can be brought on by kidney failure, pregnancy, iron deficiency anemia, or some medications. Research has shown that there is a relationship between RLS and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Most people with RLS also have periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), which causes leg twitching or jerking movements during sleep.

There are drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat RLS. These include Mirapex®, Requip® and Neupro®. There are also several drugs approved for other conditions that help alleviate RLS symptoms. It is possible to combat the symptoms in other ways. Walking, massage, stretching, hot or cold baths, vibration, acupressure, meditation and yoga can help. Caffeine and alcohol can worsen RLS symptoms. If you would like to ask a question, write to fred@ healthygeezer.com. n

if you’re using one of those large brown envelopes that have a metal clasp, do not use the clasp. Wet the flap and close it right over the clasp. These metal clasps are getting caught in the machines and an additional fee may be charged if they are not covered. Finally, check your mail to see that senders are using your correct mailing address. If you have a P.O. box be sure that number is included in the delivery address. With clerks being moved around or retiring, and substitutes called up for route delivery, you can’t assume that the carrier or the clerk will know you and say “oh, yeah, that’s so-and-so in box # X.” Your mail will be returned to sender if the address is not adequate for delivery. As I write this column, I’m watching on TV the welcome of Pope Francis

to Washington, D.C. Larry and I were fortunate to be part of a Wednesday Papal audience in Rome last year when we were visiting our older son Tom there. Although we were among 15,000 others, we felt close to the pontiff as we viewed him on the big screens set up in the square. In the course of his internship at the Vatican Museums, Tom encountered the Pope several times, although he never actually met him. “The guy is always smiling,” he told us, “and he’s fond of turning up at unexpected times and places.” Pope Francis is a remarkable ambassador of the Catholic faith, with a message of Christ’s love and mercy for all who will receive it. May many hearts be opened as a result of his visit to our country. n

The Leeds Line By Debbie Hite

My apologies for the misplaced column in the Country Courier earlier this month. Here is my October column, edited now for mid-month publication. Lots of apples this year and the webworms are building high in the trees and bushes – signs of another tough winter. Hope we have a long and colorful fall season. Many organizations in our area will be featuring harvest suppers, hunters’ breakfasts, and fall bazaars, so get out and enjoy these seasonal activities. Leeds children will enjoy trick-or-treating at Leeds Central School Friday, Oct. 30, from 6-7 p.m. Note that

the harvest supper at the school has been moved to November this year; more on this, next month. The first quarter of the school year ends Oct. 30, so students have just a short time to make their mark, demonstrating their best effort for the start of this academic year. Good luck to all of you! LAHS Project Graduation is hosting comedic hypnotist David Hall at the Leavitt auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 in the Leavitt front office. Come out for a great show and help support LAHS Project Grad 2016. There will be a rabies clinic on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 9am-11am at the Leeds Fire Station. The vaccination will cost $15 and a town clerk will be on site to register your dog or to issue a license renewal

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for an additional fee. Dog licenses are due by the end of the year, so why not take care of this now? Looking ahead to next month, we are reminded that Tuesday, Nov. 3 there will be voting on several referendums; unfortunately, the list was not available to me at the time of publication. Also, the first installment of property taxes is due Wednesday, Nov. 4. Speaking of year-end accounting, you may want to be aware of a potential opportunity to collect some unexpected revenue. Each year the State treasurer puts out a list of unclaimed property which can be accessed through the following link: https:// www1.maine.gov/treasurer/unclaimed_property/ online/ Unfortunately, my name isn’t on the list, but I recognize a lot of names

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Maine SBDC Announces 2015 State Star

Maine SBDC Award Winner Ann McAlhany (left) with Mark Delisle, State Director (right)

The Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC) has selected Ann McAlhnay as the 2015 State Star. The award, given annually, recognizes a member of the Maine SBDC staff that has shown exemplary performance and a strong commitment to small business success. “Ann is an incredible asset to our program and role model among her peers. She is well connected within the small business community and works closely with our partners to ensure the

success of her clients,” said Maine SBDC State Director, Mark Delisle. McAlhany is a certified business advisor at the Maine SBDC at CEI in Bangor. She works with entrepreneurs and small businesses in Penobscot County to start and grow their businesses. In the nine years that McAlhany has been with the Maine SBDC, she has spent 9,649 hours advising 909 clients. She’s helped to start 57 businesses, create/retain 296 jobs, and generate almost $17 million in

capital. In addition, McAlhany works closely with related small business programs such as Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and Maine Technology Institute. Each year, America’s Small Business Development Centers recognizes top performers from programs around the country at its annual conference. A special reception was held Tuesday, September 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California to honor this year’s award winners. n

Local Business Donates to Animal Shelter

Thanks to the Staff at the Maine Department of Probation and Parole in Lewiston, on September 20th the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society was presented with a donation of pet food, treats, cleaning and office supplies after taking part in the Shelter’s Annual Dash for Dogs 5K and Strutt your Mutt Dog Walk. The donation is a result of a donation drive held by the employees in the Department. The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society provides a safe haven for over 4,500 sick, homeless and abused animals in the greater Androscoggin area per year. The primary support for the Shelter comes from fundraising events and donations of concerned citizens. The Society is located at 55 Strawberry Avenue in Lewiston. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering at the shelter or adopting an animal call 783-2311 or visit the website at www.SavingPetsInMaine.org. You can also join them on www.facebook/GAHumane.

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On August 21, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of Azulene Day Spa at 216 Wilton Rd., Farmington. Experience the relaxation - contact Azulene Day Spa at 778-2300 or www.azulene.skincaretherapy.info.

Upcoming Events October 15: Entrepreneurs Connect Get inspired to think big, be bold and take risks. Challenge yourself to grow your business and take it to the next level. Find yourself motivated by the sharing of entrepreneurial journeys. Discover resources for capital to grow your business, mentors to guide and technology to

improve. October 15th from 4 to 7 pm at UMF in the North Dining Hall. Register at www.entrepreneursconnect.eventbrite.com or call 778-5887. Fee $25. October 28: Franklin County Chamber Dinner and Annual Meeting Plan to join the chamber for a fun evening and awarding of the Business of

the Year! Join us at UMF North Dining Hall from 5 – 7pm. RSVP required call the chamber office at 778-4215. There are many more activities happening in Franklin County. For a full calendar of events go to www. franklincountymaine.org/ calendar. n

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Letter from the President What is Networking anyway? We have spoken all year about the importance of ‘Networking’ at the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours events. But what does ‘Networking’ really mean? The last Business After Hours held at the Wilson Lake Inn was a great example of a valuable networking event. This was a three chamber event that not only included the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, but also the Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber as well as the River Valley Chamber. Susan Atwood, owner and operator of the Wilson Lake Inn had all the guests introduce themselves and give a brief description of what they do. I noticed that many of the guests made note of someone they wanted to connect with. This is one of

the first steps to Networking – identifying people and businesses you want to connect with. Once the introductions were complete, Sue gave us all a background of the Wilson Lake Inn and benefits of staying there. After this formality, guests had a chance to mingle, eat and drink, the second important networking step - relax and socialize. Conversations with those you know or those you don’t, can lead to connections for you or your business. The conversation starter can be anything from the common questions about the weather to more risky topics like politics. I for one always wear my Red Sox hat – in good times or bad, this will many times offer a good conversation starter. This breaks the ice for the topics of common interest. The conversations can lead to new clients for your business, new ideas

for your business or some type of future connection. This is when business cards get swapped. The final important step in networking – making a plan for future collaboration and contact. Sometime the networking doesn’t have anything to do with work, but may offer some other advantages. During the Wilson Lake Inn B.A.H I was able to enjoy some great food from Calzolaio Pasta Co., good conversation and a beautiful setting. I also had the opportunity to sample some Tumbledown Brewery beer and learned that Ray Ray’s Café offers a Prime Rib dinner on Friday evenings. Last Friday I enjoyed a great meal at Ray Ray’s. Another advantage to networking at the Business After Hours. Glenn Kapiloff, President, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce .n

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11th Annual Maurer Meals Weekend Announced

The 11th annual Maurer Meals weekend will take place from Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2015 at participating restaurants in Wilton, Farmington, Rumford, Skowhegan, and several other central Maine towns. During the Maurer Meals weekend, supporting restaurants offer special local-food menu items and donate a portion of the proceeds to the Justin A. Maurer Memorial Scholarship fund at the University of Maine Farmington. Organizers believe that enthusiasm for local, healthful, sustainablyraised and gathered foods among area residents has grown so strong that this year's fundraising event will be a record success. The program and the scholarship were established by the family of Justin Maurer, a 2004 High Honors graduate of UMF's Community Health Program who was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2005. During his academic career, Justin devoted his energies to promoting the development and awareness of local farming activity and the benefits of a local food economy to human and environmental health. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Community Health student with the purpose of perpetuating Justin's vision and carrying forward his commitment to holistic community health. "Justin was a supporter of the small farm in Maine, and he recognized the necessity of producing food without poisoning the earth or our bodies," said Gary Maurer of Leeds. "We thought this

project might be a good way to carry on his beliefs and honor his legacy." Though chiefly intended to benefit students, the program is also appreciated by both UMF faculty and the participating restaurants. UMF Community Health Instructor Denise Boothby calls Maurer Meals "a grassroots community health effort that has encouraged a change of philosophy in our nutrition classes, toward emphasizing the myriad health benefits of local food!" Tom Marcellino, coowner of Calzolaio Pasta Company in Wilton, enthuses about the program: "It's a great cause that sits well with what we do and gives us an opportunity to show off what our local farmers can do. And it's fun, too!" Participating restaurants observe the event in individualized ways on varied schedules, and some require reservations. For information about their specials for the weekend, contact the resaurants directly. This year's participants include The Calzolaio Pasta Company in Wilton (645-9500); The Homestead Kitchen, Bar and Bakery (778-6162),

This year's Justin A. Maurer Memorial Scholarship recipient, Taylor Harris, of New Sharon, a senior in the UMF Community Health Program, at left, is pictured with Jeri and Gary Maurer, parents of the late Justin Maurer and founders of the scholarship fund.

The Greenwood Dining Room (778-2397), The Stone Hearth Cafe (7783755), and UMF Dining Services (778-7360) in Farmington; LaFleur's Restaurant (897-2117) in Jay; The Sedgley Place (946-5990) in Greene; Brian's Bistro (3643300) in Rumford; The

“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:

Bankery (474-2253), Heritage House (4745100), Kel-Mat Cafe (474-0200), RFGH Cafe (474-2381), and The Pickup (474-0708) in Skowhegan; Cafe No-

mad (739-2249) in Norway; She Doesn't Like Guthries (376-3344) in Lewiston and Olde Mill Tavern (583-9077) in Harrison. For more information

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Community Credit Union Welcomes Back Christina Carter

Trunk or Treat is a fun way for kids 14 and under to trick-or-treat. They get to show off their costumes, walk in a safe, well lit place away from traffic, see many fun decorations, play games, have their picture taken and get their treats, without having to climb in and out of the car 20 times. It's free to trick or treat, and you can also enjoy a hot meal for a small price. Trunk or Treat will take place on Saturday, October 31, from 4pm to 7 pm, at the Buckfield Town Office parking lot, 35 Turner St., Buckfield. Hosted by Mountain View Chapter no. 197, Order of the Eastern Star. For more information, call Kathy at 207-2129438.n

‘50’s Variety Show

Community Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of Christina Carter to Executive Vice President. Carter previously worked for Community Credit Union for 2 years as Vice President of Lending. She has 14 years of Credit Union experience. Carter graduated from UMA with an Associate’s Degree in Financial Services. She

has graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Human Resources. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and traveling. Carter resides with her spouse and children in Winthrop. Carter is actively involved with her community and children’s schools.

Community Credit Union is a memberowned, full service financial institution that has been serving its members and the community since 1945. Community Credit Union has branches located at 144 Pine Street, Lewiston, 40 Stanley Street, Auburn and 1025 Auburn Road, Turner. For more information, log onto www.communitycreditunion.com. n

Restore your senses. Restore your life. NORRIS K. LEE, MD

Androscoggin Grange #8 presents a ‘50’s Variety Show, 99 Main Street in Greene. Saturday October 17th at 7:00pm and Sunday, October 18th at 1:00pm. Admission is $7 per person, children under 6 is $4. Pictured is Dick Casper as Elvis! For more information contact Janice Brewer at 946-5006. n

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