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Retired educators

MEXICO — The Oxford County Education Association-Retired will meet on Friday, April 16, at the at Mexico Congregational Church, Main Street, the Green Church. A social will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 11 and lunch at noon.

A musical presentation and cookie walk fundraiser will begin at 12:45 p.m. To reserve a lunch, call 743-7677.

Worship service

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SOUTH PARIS — Trinity Lutheran Church, 34 Buckfield Road, invites all to worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, April 18, the third Sunday of Easter. Area youth are invited to attend Youth Choir at 9 a.m. Adults will meet at 9 a.m for “Making the Old Story Our Story.”

After worship service there will be coffee, refreshments and fellowship. All are welcome.

Bottle drive

WEST PARIS — A bottle drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the West Paris Fire Station. The drive will benefit the West Paris Fire Auxiliary. For more information, call 674-5890 or 674-3050.

Texas hold’em

NORWAY— The Harrison Lions Club will have a Texas hold’em tournament on Sunday, April 18, at Charlie’s Entertainment Center, 246 Main St. Doors will open 9 a.m. and the tournament will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a $75 entry fee.

There will be a cash bar, food and refreshments. The tournament is limited to 100 players. Proceeds will benefit the Lions Club.

Luncheon

SOUTH PARIS — Christian Women United will have a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the First Congregational Church. Brenda Lamb of Bridgton will be the speaker. For reservations and more information, call Peggy at 743-6684.

Society grant

BETHEL — Bethel Historical Society Executive Director Randall H. Bennett has announced that the society has received a $500 grant from the Franklin Savings Bank Community Development Foundation toward the purchase of a digital projector and accessories.

When acquired, the equipment will assist the organization in making state-of-the-art presentations to historical groups, schools, community organizations and other audiences at public events.

“This grant is an important step toward digitizing society presentations,” said Bennett. “We also are hopeful of finding additional funding to digitize our collection of 15,000 slides to make that available as well,” he added.

Bridge results

NORWAY — The Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club met April 9 in the Fare Share Building, Main Street. A three-and-a-half table Howell movement was played.

Finishing first in flight A were Rosemarie Goodwin and Luke Merry; second, Denny Raymond and Les Buzzell; tied for third, Suzanne Andrews and Carol Curran with Pete Cummings and Dick Allen.

The next game will be played at 9:15 a.m. Friday, April 16. All bridge players are invited and a partner is guaranteed. For information, call Les Buzzell at 783-4153, 754-9153 or e-mail at Buzz116@myfairpoint.net

Finnish society

WEST PARIS — The Finnish-American Heritage Society of Maine will meet on Sunday, April 18, at the Finnish-American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St. A potluck membership dinner will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting and the election of officers.

Deborah Heath, who has served as an Army Reserve nurse in Mosul and Alasad, Iraq will then speak about her experiences.

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