PARIS – The Deering Memorial Methodist Church summer schedule is announced. Starting Sunday, June 6, worship services will begin at 9 a.m. and continue through the summer. Pastor Walter Webb announces that everyone is welcome to attend in casual clothing. Sermon topics will be stories from the Old Testament.

Young people will have two options: They can stay in worship and use materials set aside in the back pew or go downstairs and have a study and activity time.

Oxen pull

OXFORD – A Pine Tree Steer and Ox Association Pull will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 4, 5 and 6, at the Oxford Fairgrounds.

Events will begin with weigh-in at 2 p.m. Friday. Saturday weigh-ins from 6 to 7:30 a.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m.

Participants must be a member to pull, and proof of insurance is required at the scales for driver of all teams. Insurance must be shown before the cattle cross the scales.

There will be purses for all classes: six ribbons, six monies, first-place trophies; money purses for other categories. Admission at the gate is $5 a day; under 18, free; camper or bus, $15 a night. There will be raffles.

The food booth will be open Friday at 5 p.m. Call Marlene Robinson at 625-3683 for details.

Sunday speaker

PARIS – Marilyn Hammond will be the speaker at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, June 6, at the First Universalist Church, 36 Pine St., South Paris. Theme will be “Celebrating a Century in the Liberal Tradition.”

It will be the annual Flower Communion Service. Every spring a Sunday is devoted to the participatory service that celebrates the earth’s beauty and humanity’s oneness.

The organ voluntaries will begin at 9:50 a.m. The music will be under the direction of 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

Kids’ contest

NORWAY – Children are invited to participate in the Norway Memorial Library’s annual bookmark design contest. Entry forms are available in the craft area of the Children’s Department until Friday, June 4. Four designs will be chosen and printed as bookmarks for the 2004 Summer Reading Program, “Discover New Trails @ Your Library.”

ATV training

PARIS – An all-terrain vehicle safety training program will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, June 6 to 9, at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Contact Oxford Hills Adult Education at 743-8842 or 743-6290, ext. 2234, for details.

Church events

NORTH WATERFORD – A public supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the North Waterford Congregational Church vestry to raise funds to send children to summer camp.

Scholarships are provided to campers attending Pilgrim Lodge and other area summer camps. The church is located on the Five Kezars Road, off Routes 35 and 37.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The menu will include baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, beverages and dessert.

The Rev. George Frobig invites everyone to attend regular Sunday worship services at 10 a.m. at the Stoneham Congregational Church through June.

Frobig said the Stoneham Thrift Shop and bake sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Donations are welcome and may be dropped off at the Stoneham Church.

AARP trips

PARIS – Fifty members of the Oxford Hills AARP attended a luncheon buffet at the Mount Washington Hotel and Resort in Bretton Woods, N.H., on May 11. Shopping in North Conway ended the day.

A June 24 museum day trip will be held followed by an Aug. 17 Moosehead Lake cruise and a Sept. 11 whale watch. Final payment is due for the June 24 trip. Call Henrietta or Wally 743-6722 to make reservation, and send deposits to Walter Taft, 1024 Gore Road, Otisfield, ME 04270.

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