FARMINGTON – The next Tumbledown Conservation Alliance meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Today in Ricker Addition 207 at the University of Maine in Farmington.

An update will be given on the Rand Stowell land transactions in Weld.


LOCKE MILLLS – SAD 44’s Telstar High School football fund-raising dance will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, May 7, at the American Legion Hall, sponsored by the football boosters. Live music by The Suspects.

Tickets are $10 a person or $16 a couple. For more information, call Tim O’Connor at 824-0360.

Yard sale set

PERU – Riverside Realty will hold a fund-raising yard sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at 431 Auburn Road. Proceeds benefit the Community Concepts Program. Money raised will be matched by the realtors’ group. For more information, call Roger at 369-0100.

SWOAM meeting

RUMFORD – The Western Maine Chapter of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine will usher in spring with its first outdoor meeting of the season at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Bill Weston’s tree farm.

Maine State Forest Service Forester Merle Ring will lead a tree identification walking tour. Coffee and doughnuts will be available at 8:30 a.m. Weston’s tree farm is located on Route 2 a mile and a half south of Rumford Center village. SWOAM signs will be posted at the site.

The free session is open to all. Questions may be directed to Bill Haynes at 583-2963 or [email protected]


RUMFORD – Rumford Lodge of Elks 862 has announced 2005 scholarship winners.

First place for boys was won by Patrick Harris of Mountain Valley High School, and first place for girls, Amy Gaidis of Gould Academy, Bethel.

Second place, boys, Matthew Mills of Telstar Regional High School, Bethel; second place, girls, Alexa Kaubris of Dirigo High School, Dixfield.

First-place winners receive $800 each and second-place, $400 each.

On the state level Patrick Harris and Amy Gaidis won an additional $2,000 each, and Alexa Kaubirs won an additional $900.

All seniors who reside in the jurisdictions of SADs 21, 43 and 44 are eligible to apply for the Elks scholarships.

The local scholarship committee consisted of Lewis Irish, chairman, Mike Aube and Leslie Doucette.


RUMFORD – “A Living Hope,” a musical/drama presenting the latest project from Crosswinds Ministries, a ministry working with talented adults and youths from Cynthia Libby’s Musical Arts School of Excellence and River Valley Christian School of Rumford, will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Mountain Valley High School Muskie Auditorium.

Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.

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