LEWISTON – The Longley-Dionne Post 9150, VFW, and Auxiliary will meet at noon Sunday, May 29, at Lewiston Elks Lodge, 1675 Lisbon St.

The agenda will include installation of officers, poppy sales, fund-raising and the state VFW convention. All members are encouraged to attend, and veterans who wish to join the post should attend.

Seniors session

AUBURN – First Auburn Seniors will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Hasty Community Center, Pettengill Park. The board of directors will meet at 10 a.m. There will be raffle and pot of gold drawings and following a bag lunch, bingo will be played. Tickets for the June 15 Italian sandwich lunch will be on sale.

The club met on Wednesday, May 18, with 78 members present. New members welcomed were Sylvia Pacios and Norma Masse. Trip Chairwoman Joyce Poole announced a trip to Carousel Theater on Aug. 23 and will have more later. Loretta Martin, Auburn Recreation Department, also has trips planned. For more information or a schedule, contact her at 784-0191.

A memorial ceremony was conducted by Lucia Cowles, assisted by Pat Donohue, chaplain; Audrey Fleming, Caroline Chapman and Annie Demers. Don Nason played a saxophone solo.

Attendance winners were Pat Donohue and Martha Goodwin. Pot of gold winners were Valerie Labrie, Adele Delmonico and George Remillard. Following a bag lunch, bingo was played.

Racewalk clinic

LEWISTON – St. Mary’s HealthSteps will present a free racewalking clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, with Tom Eastler, president of the Maine Racewalking Association and professor of environmental geology from the University of Maine at Farmington.

Racewalking burns more calories an hour than pedestrian walking and more calories a mile than running at the same pace. It improves cardiovascular conditioning and muscle tone while increasing range of motion.

The clinic will take place at the Bates College Outdoor Track. Preregistration is required by calling 753-5467.

Class events

DURHAM – The fifth grade class is raising the $8,500 they need for conservation camp and on Saturday, June 4, they will hold a cow muffin contest.

People can “purchase” a square of lawn for $10. If the cow lands a “chip” on that square the “owner” will win $1,000.

If the chip lands on multiple squares of lawn, the winnings will be divided between squares. Sparky the Cow will arrive at noon.

The students will also hold an afghan raffle, sell food from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and rent yard sale tables for $10 each. Anyone interested in renting a table can call Betty Keith at 688-4076.

The Durham PTA Fun Fair will be held on the same day.

Those wishing can make a donation to support the class trip by calling Leigh Fisher at 838-2070 or contacting Pam Lizotte at school at 353-9333.

Bridge winners

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Social Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on May 23 were: N/S, first, Nancy Farmer and Pete Cummings; second, Ellie and Lindy Wigton; third, Lucille Bilodeau and Roger Briggs; fourth, Betty and Doug Sise.

E/W, first, Ron Reynolds and Ray Sirois; second, Sally Johnston and Linda Leotsakos; third, Les Buzzell and Luke Merry; fourth, Mimi Bell and Rosemarie Goodwin; second in B, Eileen Potvin and Cynthia Bonsey.

Games are played at 9 a.m. Mondays, a mini-lesson is given, and a partner is guaranteed. There will be no game, Monday, Memorial Day.

Winners in New Gloucester on May 22 were: first, Jan and Vern Arey; second, Nancy Farmer and Roger Briggs; third, Linda Leotsakos and Patricia Schlegel; fourth, Cynthia Bonsey and Eileen Potvin; fifth, Ron Cote and Luke Merry.

A game will be played on Sunday, May 29, and a partner is guaranteed. Call Rosemarie Goodwin at 783-1734 for more information about both games.

Staff thanked

LISBON – The Lisbon Community School’s Parent-Teacher Organization honored the staff during Staff Appreciation Week May 2 to 6. Each day staff members received thank-you items, such as bookmarks, fruit baskets, coffee baskets, flowers, seed packets with a cake that said “Thank you for planting the seed of knowledge,” scrolls, a Friday luncheon and daily raffles. Area businesses donated items during the week.


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