Editor has new job; Somerset News Online temporarily on hold

To my faithful viewers: As some of you know already, I’ve recently joined the staff of the Piscataquis Observer, a 175-year-old award-winning weekly newspaper published in Dover-Foxcroft. My coverage area extends from Dexter to Greenville, an area that brings me … Continue reading

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Chicken dinner at Wayside Grange June 8

baked_chickenDEXTER – Enjoy a delicious stuffed chicken supper at the Wayside Grange on Saturday, June 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. The night will feature live dinner music, orange curried rice, glazed carrots, salad, rolls, make-your-own-sundaes, coffee, tea and punch. Donation: $6. Rte. 23, 851 North Dexter Rd. Contact Barb Bekier at 924-5711 or WaysideGrange@yahoo.com.

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Sea Cadets conduct POW/MIA ‘Table for One’ service


CA/T Courtney Brown sets the single rose in a vase tied with the red ribbon upon the table. PO2 Conner Fennell stands color guard at the left while LC-2 Zebediah Gagne awaits his turn to place the next item; the slice of lemon on the plate.

MADISON – As a part of the Madison Memorial Day parade and services, cadets of NCB39 Battalion, US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, in conjunction with members of the American Legion Post 39 and VFW Post 7865, conducted a POW/MIA “Table for One” presentation at the Madison Public Library.
Ron Page, the Post 39 Americanism Officer, narrated the ceremony while the cadets set seven specific items on the table, one at a time. An estimated 200 spectators witnessed this significant event.

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Plans for Somerset County Relay for Life in home stretch

relay_for_life  SKOWHEGAN – The 2013 American Cancer Society Relay for Life for Somerset County will feature at least 38 teams with just under 500 participants, according to registration chair Heidi York Lyman. “We are on target to meet our goal, but we need all the help we can get,” Lyman said at the May 21 team captains’ meeting at Skowhegan Middle School.

This year’s Relay for Life will be held at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds on June 15-16 and organizers have set a fund-raising goal of $124,000.

Relay for Life is a community event where teams take turns walking on the horse racing track at the fairgrounds continuously for 18 hours. Many have held yard sales, food sales, a “Zumba-thon” and other events to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

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Chamber BAH at Skowhegan Public Library May 23

skow_library_smSKOWHEGAN – The next Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours will be held at the Skowhegan Free Public Library on Thursday, May 23 from 5 – 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served; there will be a 50/50 drawing and tours of the library renovation project plus updates on local events and upcoming chamber news.
For more information, call 474-3621 or visit http://www.skowheganchamber.com.

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Spring concert at Hartland Consolidated School


HARTLAND – At the recent Hartland Consolidated School annual spring concert, Music Director Bayford Lancaster asked the 21st Century Afterschool American Sign Language students if they would like to be part of the concert. Some of the American Sign Language students signed “I Love My Country” while the rest of the Hartland Consolidated School student body sang “I love My Country.”
The instructors for the 21st Century Afterschool American Sign Language students are Ed Techs Linda Landry and Theresa Allen.

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Red Cross blood drive at Sebasticook Elks May 20

redcross_givelife PITTSFIELD – A Red Cross blood drive will be held by the Sebasticook Valley Elks on Monday, May 20 from 1 to 6 p.m. The Elks Lodge is located at 26 Middle Street across from the Pittsfield post office.

This month, all presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free quart of Stonyfield organic yogurt which is redeemable at any Hannaford location in Maine.

Additionally, donors will receive a coupon for a free day pass to a Maine State Park and may also enter for a chance to win two Boston Red Sox tickets and be honored at Fenway Park as the Blood Donor of the Game.

To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org.

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