Stranger’s kindness

Recently, I had what would normally be called an unfortunate happening. I ran out of gas.

After taking a few seconds to consider my options, I locked my car and took about three steps when a voice asked me “if I had a problem.”

This caring man poured gas in my car from his own supply and within minutes I was on my way again. He wouldn’t take any money and wished me a “Merry Christmas.”

Beverly York, Jay

Dance on

Thank you to the people of Oxford Hills for supporting professional dance in Maine. Because of the generosity of so many, all of the professionals were paid for their hard work.

Equally wonderful were the students from the Waterford School and the teen Art Moves Dance Group who performed in the Art Moves Dance Project Kick-Off Show at OHCHS recently.

Also noted by an audience member was the well-mannered group of teens who attended. Several of the professional dancers have made weekly trips to Norway from other parts of the state and the fantastic audience showed them what a great place this is.

This is the way Maine life should be. Professional dance and the dreams and goals it inspires in youth are alive and well because of the people of Oxford Hills, who are never afraid to dream.

Debi Irons, Art Moves,



On Jan. 23, something happened at the Lisbon High School gym. The girls’ basketball team finally won a game after suffering 115 defeats. They won over Monmouth Academy. On Jan. 26, they made it two wins in a row by beating Wiscasset.

It means a lot to the players, especially seniors who have played on those losing teams. But Friday the basketball team got the monkey, or rather the gorilla, off their backs.

The girls never gave up even though they were outclassed by many teams. They were always giving their best as they played each game.

Their coach has turned this team around and for the first time in many years there is a girls’ junior varsity team, which is having a pretty good season.

I recall last year’s game with Dirigo (state champs). They beat Lisbon 77-3, but our girls never gave up.

Again, congratulations to the girls’ basketball team for winning two games in a row and breaking their losing streak.

I hope now that the girls are winning that there will be more fans attending their games to cheer them on.

An avid fan.

Fred Hale, Lisbon

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