JAY – The Maine Country Music Association will sponsor MCMA Country Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the Jay Community Building. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 16 and free for ages under 6. For more information, call the Crosbys at 645-2472.

Spring concert

JAY – Jay School’s Chorale Spring Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Jay Middle School cafeteria. The concert will feature the high school chorus, seventh and eighth grade chorus, fifth and sixth grade chorus and a joint chorus.

Drive a success

FARMINGTON – The mail carriers from the Farmington Post Office report that more than 3,500 pounds of food was collected during their recent annual food drive. The food is distributed to area food closets.

Changed hours

FARMINGTON – Franklin County Children’s Task Force has changed its hours of operation for Fridays only. New hours will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The hours for Monday through Thursday will remain the same: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


BINGHAM – The First Congregational Church of Bingham will celebrate its 200th anniversary Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12.

Outdoor activities are planned for June 11, concluding with an evening concert by Latter-day Jeremiah, a contemporary worship band.

A commemorative worship service will be held at 4 p.m. June 12 at the church followed by a banquet at Valley High School with music by the Luke Goodine jazz trio of Augusta and guest speaker, the Rev. Bob Carlson, chaplain of Husson College. Those wishing to attend the banquet are asked to contact the church by May 31 at 672-3380 or by email at [email protected]

Students cited

FARMINGTON – Four eighth-grade and three seventh-grade Mt. Blue Middle School students recently received recognition from the center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University for their outstanding performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

The eighth-graders, Nick Beach, Harper Burke, Joshua Harvell, and Carolyn Magri, and seventh-graders, Amanda Hall, Sam Prentiss and Aubrey Wiggins, scored equal to or above the average college-bound senior.

On Saturday, May 21, at the University of Maine at Orono, Amanda Hall and Carolyn Magri will be honored for their outstanding scores at the statewide 2005 Talent Search Awards Ceremony.

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