PARIS – Sharon Bouchard will be the worship leader at the First Universalist Church, 36 Pine St., South Paris, at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 13.

The music will be provided by Renee Wales and Forest Perkins, church organist. Renee Wales will direct the Sunday school and child care will be provided. The coffee hour will follow in Good Cheer Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Vision screening

NORWAY- In honor of National Save Your Vision Month, Western Maine Health will sponsor a free preschool vision screening, for children age 3 through 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Health Information Library on the first floor of the Ripley Medical Building, 193 Main St.

According to Prevent Blindness America, an estimated one in four school-aged children has a vision problem, yet only about 20 percent of preschool children have their vision screened.

Appointments are not necessary, and each screening should take approximately 15 minutes. Ophthalmologist Martin Whitaker, MD, and his practice, Riverside Eye Center, also located within the Ripley Medical Building, will donate the service of a technician to administer the screening.

Those wanting more information should call Deborah Clark, 743-5933, ext. 323, or [email protected]

Bowling for kids

PARIS – The 14th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake fund-raiser for mentoring programs in the Oxford Hills Community will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, at Oxford Hills Bowling Lanes, South Paris.

This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Child Health Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is an event in which sponsors and bowlers raise funds needed to match local children with a Big Brother or Big Sister in area towns.

To form a team, gather four people who are willing to bowl and raises advanced contributions from family, friends, co-workers and employers to help provide Big Brother Big Sister mentoring matches.

Prizes and awards will include a grand prize drawing. For every $100 a bowlers raises, he will have the opportunity to enter the drawing and become eligible to win a 42-inch plasma TV.

To participate, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 743-7035 and ask for Pam Murphy, director of youth development, or e-mail [email protected]

Public meeting

NAPLES – A public informational meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Naples Town Hall to discuss the Classic Salmon Initiative – a cooperative effort between the Sportman’s Alliance of Maine and MDIFW to produce better size-quality salmon fishing on select waters throughout the state. The two waters being considered in the region are Kezar Lake in Lovell and Crystal Lake in Harrison.


SUMNER – Sumner’s Scholarship Committee is looking for applicants. The scholarship is available to Sumner residents of at least one year. People of all ages may apply.

Applications are due in the town office by April 30 and must be accompanied by program or school information, two letters of reference and a personal letter of plans and goals. Decisions will be made by June 15.

Applications are available at the Town Office, at Buckfield High School, Litchfield’s General Store and online at

For more information contact the Town Office at 388-2866 or e-mail [email protected]

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