Stories about Oxford

Progress Center celebrates employees

The Progress Center of Oxford Hills celebrated National Direct Support Professionals Week on Sept. 13 with a staff day at Range Pond State Park in Poland. Kristin Benedix, executive director, welcomed everyone and outlined the agenda for the day. The well-attended event focused on fun team-buildi...

Recognized on 90th birthday

On Aug. 1, State Rep. James Hamper (R-Oxford) presented a Legislative Sentiment to Virginia Emerson of Oxford in recognition of her 90th birthday.


Rumford Grange Halloween party RUMFORD — Rumford Grange 115 will host a Halloween party for area children from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Grange Hall. Treats, drinks and prizes will be available. Dinner, auctions on Nov. 2

Volunteers needed to help search for homeless

LEWISTON — A group  trying to help homeless people — and veterans in particular — is looking for volunteers in Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties to spend a few hours searching for and counting them. The teams are being formed now. Instruction is planned for ... 1

OHCA continues fundraising

Organized by Jeanna Packard, students, parents and teachers from Oxford Hills Christian Academy in Paris took part in their annual walk-a-thon on Oct. 6 to raise money for the scholarship fund at the school. Donations are still being accepted. For more information call 743-5970.


Jean sale at Thrifty Gift Shop PARIS — A jean sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27, at the Thrifty Gift Shop, 659 Park St., Route 26. There are more than 100 jeans, ranging in size from infant to adult. For more i...

Oxford County arrest log

PARIS — The following arrests were logged at the Oxford County Jail: * Amy L. Ferron, 31, of Norway, Oct. 17, theft, Oxford Police Department. * Benjamin J. Humphreys, 18, of Rumford, Oct. 17, failure to appear, Rumford Police Department. * Augustus Buck, 40, of Turner,...

M.J. Newell: Bring America back

This country was founded on the principles that the people are in control of the government — of the people, by the people and for the people. Today, the government is so massive it controls every aspect of people's lives. And the people allowed it. People are no longer in control. 9

Russell family reunion held in New Sharon

NEW SHARON — The descendants of Frank Arthur and Clara Minnie (Hanson) Russell gathered for a family reunion at the Congregational Church Vestry in New Sharon on Aug. 12 with 55 members present. A potluck luncheon was served at noon, with Rev. John Russell Tolman, grandson of Mr. and...

Oxford selectmen approve changes to Recreation Committee bylaws

OXFORD — Selectmen unanimously approved Thursday night an update to the Recreation Committee's bylaws, a sticking point that delayed the reappointment of Recreation Committee members in June. The only changes were an addition to address absences and lowering the maximum number of mem...