Yard sale

WEST PARIS – A community group will hold a giant yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the home of Christine Walker, 57 Pioneer St. Proceeds will benefit hurricane victims.

If anyone wishes to donate, they can bring items and drop them off the morning of the sale. For more information, call Dorene at 890-3810.

Sunday service

PARIS – Shirley S. Miller will be the worship leader at the First Universalist Church, 36 Pine St., South Paris, at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. The music will be under the direction of Forest Perkins, church organist. Renee Wales will lead the Sunday school. Brunch will follow the service in Good Cheer Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Kids’ program

NORWAY – The Norway Baptist Church is beginning a new after-school children’s program from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays for grades one through six.

The Masters Club program is a fast-paced, action-packed program for children with games, badges, Bible stories, awards and refreshments. All children grades one through six are welcome.

FMI: Pastor Jackson at 527-2169.

Program kickoff

NORWAY – September kicked off the program calendar for the Western Maine Women’s Network with the topic of “Identity Theft.”

Brenda Piecuch of Norway Savings Bank presented information on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft. Professional women attended from the Oxford Hills and Lake Region areas to network and learn tips on the identity theft risks of modern-day technology.

The September event also marked the first edition release of the Western Maine Women’s Network Newsletter, highlighting network members, new women-owned businesses and the network’s development team.

For more information on the Western Maine Women’s Network, visit www.wmwn.org.

Society speaker

WEST PARIS – The West Paris Historical Society met Sept. 19 for a potluck supper with 14 members present.

Officers were elected as follows: David Ring, president; Charlene Ring, vice president; Betty Jones, secretary; and Elaine Emery, treasurer. Emery replaced Faye Abbott, who is moving to Mechanic Falls soon.

Speaker was Sayward Lamb, who talked on wood carving and how he selects his woods, subjects and how he finishes them.

The society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, for a potluck supper with a meeting to follow and entertainment or guest speaker to be announced at a later date.

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