To honor Rancourt

LEEDS – Leeds will honor servicemen and women from all wars at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the Veteran’s Monument and the History Center at Leeds Center.

A wreath laying and tribute will be held in honor of Leeds resident David Rancourt, Iraqi veteran and Androscoggin deputy sheriff who recently lost his life in the line of duty. Lt. Glenn Holt will offer the tribute. A guard from the 619th Engineering Division may be present. Area service men and women are invited to attend.

For more information, call Marilyn Burgess at 524-5933.

Work session

READFIELD – Kennebec Land Trust steward Peggy Barnes, members of the Unitarian Universalist youth group of Augusta and Readfield neighbors will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 11, for a work session at the 45-acre Tyler Conservation Area on Thundercastle Road.

Volunteers will improve and lengthen the one-mile conservation area hiking and cross country skiing trail and work on the control of glossy buckthorn and other invasive plant species in the area.

Those helping should bring gloves, pruners, loppers.

For more information, call the trust at 377-2848 or visit

Special meetings

POWNAL – The First Parish Congregational Church, 422 Hallowell Road, will hold special meetings Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17, 18 and 19.

The meetings will feature recording artist, singer, songwriter and evangelist Ed Sealy. The Friday meeting will be held at 7 p.m. and will include singing and preaching.

Saturday will feature a dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a musical concert at 7 p.m. There will be no charge for the dinner, however, an offering will be taken. Reservations for dinner may be made by calling the church office at 688-4846.

Sunday services will be at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The public is invited.

Plan fair

AUBURN – The Frank W Hulett VFW Auxiliary’s Past Presidents Club met Nov. 1 at the home of Joan Hebert.

Members worked on several craft projects and made final plans for the craft fair being held at the VFW Post, 588 Minot Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.

If anyone wishes to rent a table, cost is $10. For more information, call Mary at 784-1466 or Joan at 782-5973.

‘Pack the Bus’

LEWISTON – Sisters of Charity invites residents to “Pack the Bus” to support local food pantries. Buses provided by Hudson Bus Lines will be parked outside Shaw’s supermarkets in Lewiston and Auburn from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.

With the help of Shaw’s shoppers and volunteers, Sisters of Charity hopes to fill the buses with food and/or cash donations to stock the shelves of the food pantry for the winter.

Items in the greatest demand are baby foods, formulas and diapers, food staples such as canned and dry pastas, canned meats and other nonperishable items.

Bridge play

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on Nov. 7 were: first, Shirley West and Pat Smith; second, Patricia Garcia and David Lock; third, Lucille Bilodeau and Alberta Turner, first in B; fourth, Sue Kaluzynski and Linda Leotsakos, second in B.

Winners at Schooner Estates in Auburn on Nov. 8 were: first, Jeanine Kivus and David Lock; second, Betty and Doug Sise; third, Patricia and Mike Quinn; fourth, Martine Begert and Patricia Garcia. Only one-half point separated the four winners.

Games are played every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. A partner is guaranteed for all duplicate games. For more information, call Rosemarie Goodwin at 783-1734.

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