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Church breakfast

FARMINGTON – A Mother’s Day breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 14, at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church. The community is welcome to attend, then join the congregation for worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Susan Crane’s message will focus on “Staying Connected to Jesus.” Henderson Memorial is an American Baptist church on the corner of Academy and Main streets. For more information, call 778-2163.

Sunday services

PHILLIPS – Starting on Sunday, May 14, and continuing through the summer, the Phillips Shared Ministry will worship at 10 a.m. In the Congregational Church. Student Pastor Sue Kaplan will continue to conduct the services.

Choir practice is held at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call Pat Matulaitis at 639-3786 for the location and more information.

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Cemetery cleanup

MADRID – The Madrid Cemetery Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the Madrid Historical Society. All those interested in the upkeep of area cemeteries are invited to attend. For more information, contact Evelyn Norton, 265-4003, or Peg Balduf, 639-5115.

Firefighters meet

FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Firemen’s Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Farmington Fire Rescue Department’s training room.

All area firefighters and their guests are invited. There will be a guest speaker, refreshments will be available after the meeting and door prizes will be drawn.

A breakfast meeting of the Central Maine Fire Chiefs will be held in Farmington at 8 a.m. Friday, June 2, at the Homestead Bakery, Broadway. All area fire chiefs are invited. There will be a guest speaker and business items will be discussed. For more information, contact Chief Bell at 778-3235.

Community lunch

FARMINGTON – Old South First Congregational Church will serve its monthly free community luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20. The menu will include spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert.

Delivery service will be available in the Farmington area. Call the church office at 778-0424 during the week or the church kitchen at 778-4438 on the morning of the luncheon for meal delivery.

Flag disposal

LIVERMORE FALLS – The George Bunten Post 10, American Legion, 17 Reynolds Ave., will conduct a flag disposal ceremony at noon Saturday, June 24.

All Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies are invited. There will be cookies and beverages. The VFW Honor Guard will present the colors, said Commander Normand Chabot.

Elks bus trip

FARMINGTON – Farmington Elks and Emblem Club will sponsor a Hollywood Slots bus trip on Saturday, June 3, leaving at 8 a.m. from the Mt. Blue Shopping Center. The bus will return between 4 and 5 p.m. The cost is $25 a person and payment is due by May 24.

Those interested are asked to make checks out to Farmington Elks Lodge 2430 and to leave them at the lodge on School Street, West Farmington. If there is not enough interest by May 24, checks will be returned. For more information, call the lodge at 778-6761 or Peachey at 778-2179 or Shannon at 778-4726.

Audubon program

FARMINGTON – Duluth Wing will present a program on the Boundary Mountains at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in Room C 23 of Roberts Learning Center, University of Maine at Farmington. The program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Western Maine Audubon Society.

The mountains are located north of the Appalachian Trail, running along the Canadian border from the New Hampshire line on up to Jackman.

Wing was born in Flagstaff and served for 38 years as the Maine Forest Service’s district ranger in Eustis. His work and his interests took him to every corner of the region.

The public is welcome.

Food pantry aided

PHILLIPS – The Phillips Food Pantry recently received cash donations from the Franklin-Somerset Federal Credit Union, International Paper-Androscoggin Mill and a resident of Rangeley. Hannaford’s Supermarket in Farmington also donated food.

The pantry, located in the basement of the Methodist Church on Main Street, is open from 9 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Residents of Avon, Madrid and Phillips may sign up to receive food once a month; income guidelines apply, and proof of residence, such as a recent electric bill, is required.

Choir to appear

LIVERMORE FALLS – The Teen Challenge New England Choir will be at Emmanuel Assembly of God at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 21. The choir is composed of young men and women from throughout the New England area who were bound by life-controlling problems such as drugs, crime and alcohol and have found freedom, new hope and new life in God.

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