SOUTH PARIS – Sharon Bouchard will be the speaker at the 10 a.m. service of the First Universalist Church, 36 Pine St., on Sunday, Dec. 28. Her sermon topic will be “How Many Strings Do You Need?”

Bouchard will explore “some of the obstacles with which we may have to deal in the New Year.” The music will be by Renee Wales and Forest Perkins, church organist. Sunday school will be in session and child care will be provided. The coffee hour will follow in Good Cheer Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Christmas Eve

WEST PARIS – A Christmas Eve service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at the Mission Congregational Church. The West Paris Universalist Unitarian Church at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Debi Gross will perform a prayer dance. The West Paris Baptist Church will hold its service at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Special day

NORWAY – Aubuchon Hardware will hold its third annual Community Appreciation Day on Jan. 10. The Norway store will donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to the Norway Fire Department Relief Fund.

Norway Manager Robert Young said a storewide discount will be offered to increase store traffic; advertisements and fliers will provide exposure for the charitable organization and encourage customer involvement.

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Bridge play

PARIS – Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge met Dec. 19 for the last game of 2003. Holiday goodies were served with a session of cards.

Winners were: first, Les Buzzell and Don Johnson; second, Dick Allen and Pete Cummings; third, Jeanine Kivus and David Lock; fourth, Nancy Farmer and Marta Clements with Bev Dolan and Bev Pelletier placing for Section B.

There will be no game on Dec. 26. Jan. 2 will be the first game of the new year. Call Rowena Palmer at 743-2882 or Mimi Bell at 743-8081 for details.

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