RUMFORD – A CPR and first aid course will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Rumford Public Library.

It is sponsored by the River Valley Riders ATV Club. The cost is $25 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Reservations are required and the class is limited to eight people. For reservations, people can call 364-7373.

Seniors meeting

DIXFIELD – Neighborly Senior Citizens met on March 16 at the Dixfield Legion with 58 present. The meeting was called to order by President Connie Tutlis, who read “Men vs Women” and “The Place That I Call Home.”

A moment of silent prayer was held in memory of Roland Martin. Get-well cards were signed for Dorothy Perry, Jean Cote and Clayton Davis. New member Karen Walsh was recognized. Observing a March birthday was Marie Marcoux. Door prize winners were Leland Merchant and Lawrence Whitehouse.

Marie Marcoux gave updated information on buying prescription drugs from Canada. Glen Gordon of Western Maine Transportation was present and informed the group of the services offered. A potluck dinner was served at noon followed by playing beano.

An April 7 trip will go to Lac Megantic, Canada, for Cabana Le Sucre There are still a few seats available at a cost of $32 a person. On May 19 a trip is planned for a show, “A Tribute to Legendary Women,” at the Indian Head Resort in Lincoln, N.H. Anyone interested in signing up or for more information should call Connie Tutlis at 364-4189.

League talk

BETHEL – Larry Glatz, chairman of the Oxford County Bicentennial Committee, will be the featured speaker at the spring meeting of the Oxford County League of Historical Societies at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9, to be held at the Bethel Historical Society’s O’Neil Robinson House.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the celebration is invited to attend. Following the meeting, Jeremiah E. Goulka, who has recently edited a book on Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s post Civil War letters, will speak on the Maine Civil War general. He will also autograph copies of his book.

The talk is free and open to everyone interested in learning more about Chamberlain.

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