MEXICO – The ham supper, to have been held Saturday, March 12, has been canceled at the Mexico Congregational, United Church of Christ (the Green Church).

Fund-raiser postponed

PERU – The spring craft fair fund-raiser for the Families in Crisis Task Force that was scheduled for Saturday, March 12, has been postponed due to expected inclement weather.

It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Rockemeka Grange Hall, 92 Peru Center Road.

Story times for preschoolers

RUMFORD – Preschool story times for children ages 2 to 5 at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Public Library will not be held in the event of SAD 43 school cancellations. Anyone wanting more information should call 364-3661.

Class of 1954 lunch meeting

RUMFORD – The men and women of the class of 1954 of Stephens High School will meet at at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the River Valley Grill for a luncheon.

Reading forum at public library

RUMFORD – A Maine Reads Public Forum will be held Wednesday, March 16, at the Rumford Public Library.

A light supper of finger rolls will be held at 5 p.m. followed by a meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The purpose of the forum is to discuss possible literacy programs or activities, which will increase student literacy levels.

Sponsors are the Rumford Public Library, Rumford Elementary School and Maine Reads. Those planning to attend should call Eileen Broderick, Rumford Elementary School, 364-8155, ext. 226, or Ginny Todd, Rumford Public Library, 364-3661.

Snow date is Thursday March 17.

Cancer tests

RUMFORD – March is National Colo-rectal Cancer Awareness Month. The Central Maine Medical Family, including Rumford Hospital, is bringing attention to the month by offering free colo-rectal screening. The test kits detect the presence of blood in fecal matter, which is often an early sign of polyps in the intestine. Such benign polyps can become cancerous.

Anyone can pick up a test kit at Elsemore Dixfield Center, Swift River Health Care or the Patient Registration Department of Rumford Hospital. The kits contain a return envelope, so after completing the tests the person can mail the test to the Rumford Hospital lab.

“We hope that we can distribute all 150 kits that we have during this month,” said John Welsh, Rumford Hospital CEO. “It can be a life saving test.”

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