DIXFIELD – The Dixfield Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10, in the Charter Meeting Room of the Dixfield Historical Society.

Professor Ellen Cowie from the University of Maine, Farmington, will speak about the American Indians who were once in the area, especially along the Androscoggin River. The public is invited, and light refreshments will be served.

The meeting concludes the spring schedule. The museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, June 26 through Sept. 4. Members and friends are reminded to drop off their “treasures ‘n trash” at the society for the yard sale on Aug. 15 at the town’s annual Outdoor Market Day.

Class of ’43

RUMFORD – The women of Stephens High School class of 1943 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, at the Penalty Box, Exchange Street. For more information call Elaine at 364-8335.

Extension picnic

PERU – The Peru Extension will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Peru School. Members are to bring a bag lunch and drink for a picnic. Planning of next year’s agenda will be done as well as election of new officers.

Church services

RUMFORD – Evangelist Gerald Mayhan will minister at Praise Assembly of God from Sunday through Wednesday, June 13 to 16. Service times are 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Mayhan is a Vietnam veteran and former drug addict who has been sober for 15 years. For more information call 364-3856. Transportation can be provided if needed.

Workshop set

RUMFORD – Dr. Angella L. Roberts of Roberts Chiropractic Wellness Care has announced her third fibromyalgia workshop will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, at the Rumford Public Library. To register, phone her office at 369-9138.

GOP speaker

STONEHAM – Trevor Bragdon of the Bush-Cheney Campaign will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Oxford County Republican Committee on Tuesday, June 15, at the Stoneham Congregational Church, Route 5, Stoneham Village.

The meeting will begin with a 5:30 p.m. social hour will be followed by dinner at 6:30 and a business meeting and the speaker. Bragdon will speak on the 72-hour plan for the Bush-Cheney election campaign.

The next meeting will be a cookout on July 13 at the home of Stan Howe on Broad Street in Bethel.


GILEAD – The town will celebrate its Bicentennial from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26.

The town is nestled at the intersection of Routes 2 and 113, straddling the Androscoggin River, where it meets the Wild River, among the foothills of the Speckled Mountain and Mahoosuc Mountain ranges. Events and attractions will include historical displays, live music, games, vendors and a parade.

Copies of the recently published “The Smile of Providence; A History of Gilead, Maine” will be on sale.

Employee cited

DIXFIELD – Deb Hanmer of Dixfield was recently named Goodwill Industries Northern Region Employee of the Year for the Human Services Division.

Hanmer is a peer support counselor at WestSide Neurorehabilitation Services in Lewiston. Hanmer works with others who have sustained traumatic brain injuries to accept and cope with their life situations. The honor was bestowed for her work along with being a positive role model for her peers.

She is the wife of Gary Hanmer, mother to Ashley and Zachary and daughter of Eugene and Beverly Waugh of Mexico.

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