BETHEL – Oxford Pomona Grange 2 met at Alder River Grange in East Bethel on Nov. 3 after a supper.

Master Stan Howe reported that State Deputy Laura Hutchins, who has only been in that office a short time, won a contest at State Grange for deputies because she had attained the most points for having completed inspections of all the Subordinate Granges submitting columns to the monthly publication, “Maine Granger.” She received the award at the State Grange session in Bangor. She won a free trip on the 2005 Grange Tour.

Announcement was made about various contests for the year – baking, skit writing, poetry writing and number of books and their pages read. Vickie Clark, a delegate, reported on the State Grange session.

Donations were made to Howe’s Nursing Scholarship and the Educational Aid Scholarships.

Following a song to start the program, Richard Felt of the Agricultural Committee introduced a neighbor, Game Warden Sgt. Norman Lewis, as speaker.

Lewis said game wardens are full-time law enforcement officers. They must graduate from the Police Academy before training as game wardens.

Lewis explained some of the things for which they are responsible, including ATV operation, search and rescue, and animal welfare, along with fishing and hunting.

Mystery March winners were Wendell Easter, Stan Howe and Germaine Boothby. Howe also won the 50/50 drawing.

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