Penny auction

PHILLIPS – The eighth annual Penny Sale Auction to benefit the Phillips Public Library will undergo a few changes this year, and organizers want to alert interested folks to the changes.

The auction will take place in the Paul G. Whittemore Building library, Main Street. Previously it was held at the hardware store on Main Street.

Although the store owners support the auction, rearrangements at the store make the change necessary. Some items will be displayed in the large windows at the store, but all ticket sales will be done at the library.

The auction will be for 10 days, Feb. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and March 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 with the drawing at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each of these days.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, 25 for $1. Items for the auction may be left at the library. For more information, contact Winona Davenport at 639-4296 or the library at 639-2665.

Valentine dance

WILTON – The Friendship Squares will hold a Valentine dance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Cushing School. The caller will be Jim Belanger and the round dance cuer will be Kitty Doar.

Church topic

FARMINGTON – The healing touch of Jesus will be the focus of worship at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 12. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday school classes for all ages at 9 a.m.

Night rescheduled

WILTON – The Cabin Fever Kids Night Out/Parents Night Off was canceled Friday because school was canceled. It has been rescheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. All Cushing and Academy Hill School students are welcome.

Board games, videos, games in the gym and refreshments will be offered for $5 a student. Children will not be able to leave without a parent. It is sponsored by the Academy Hill School Girl Talk Program.

Warrant meeting

JAY – An informational meeting on all draft warrant articles for the annual town meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Jay Middle School cafeteria. All Jay residents are invited.

Lincoln dinner

STRONG – The Franklin County Republican Committee’s 2006 Lincoln Day dinner will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Forster Memorial Building. A social hour will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by a potluck supper at 6 p.m. There will be a silent auction as well as a 50/50 raffle.

Special guests will be all the gubernatorial and senate candidates. The cost of the supper is $6 a person and $5 for college students. All members and guests are welcome to bring an auction gift and a dish to share.

Dog training

AVON – A basic dog training and obedience class will be offered through SAD 58 Adult and Community Education, beginning Wednesday, March 8, at the Opportunity Center of North Franklin County, Avon Valley Road.

The eight-week class, instructed by Carol Rogers, assistant area coordinator for Guiding Eyes for the Blind in western Maine, will include tips on housebreaking, crate training, basic obedience, canine massage, people greeting, nail and ear care, curbing bad habits, licensing and canine health.

Items needed for the first class include a flat collar with metal buckle, a well-exercised dog of any age that is up to date on all shots, and a four-foot leash.

Participants should attend the first class without their dog, but bring collars and leashes.

Class will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday, with graduation at the end of the course. Cost is $50 a person with canine. Class size is limited to eight. For more information or to register, call the Office of Adult and Community Education at 678-2701, ext. 226, no later than Friday, March 3.


FARMINGTON – The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee is again offering the West Central Maine Health Careers Scholarship Program. The scholarships will be presented to students in need of financial assistance who reside in the Franklin Memorial Hospital service area (Greater Franklin County, including Livermore Falls and Livermore), and who are pursuing careers in the healthcare field.

To be eligible, the applications must be returned by April 15. Applicants must also have been accepted to a school of choice by that date. The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will select six $500 scholarships in May, which will be awarded following the successful completion of the first semester.

For more information or to receive an application, contact Jill Gray at 779-2555.

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