PARIS – The Rev. Robert Wolf will lead the 10 a.m. service at the First Universalist Church, 36 Pine St., South Paris, on Sunday, Oct. 10. The music will be under the direction of Forest Perkins, church organist.

Sunday school will be in session directed by Renee Wales, and child care is provided. The coffee hour will follow in Good Cheer Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Society speaker

BETHEL – Robert Spidell, Andover native, now residing in San Clemente, Calif., will be the featured speaker at the Bethel Historical Society lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the society’s Dr. Moses Mason House meeting room.

Spidell will make a presentation on the history of his native town, which this year observes the bicentenary of its incorporation. Spidell has spent years studying the history of Andover, and last year edited and published a book on Pynelis.

The lecture is free and open to anyone interested. Those wishing to make a tax deductible gift to the society’s 2004 annual fund should send it to the society at P.O. Box 12, Bethel, ME 04217-0012.

Extension meeting

PARIS – The Oxford County Extension Association invites the public to its annual meeting in celebration of University of Maine Cooperative Extension programming throughout the year. The meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 18, at the First Congregational Church in South Paris. Registration will begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by a turkey dinner ($7 a person) at 6:15 p.m.

The program will be a “Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp” with Drs. David Baker and Robert Story.

Reservations with dinner payment are due in the Extension Office by Oct. 12. For more information, call the Extension Office at 743-6329 or 1-800-287-1482.

Blood drive

PARIS – The South Paris Fire Auxiliary and American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the new Pairs Fire Station, Western Avenue. All blood types are needed.

Potential donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. In most cases, donors may give blood if they are on medication, but should know the names of their medications.

For information or an appointment, call the American Red Cross at 1-800-482-0743.

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