Fund is low

FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Ecumenical Heating Fund is looking for help from the community. Since July 1, $2,279.12 has been contributed to the fund by churches and individuals. There was a starting balance of $3,474.59, which brought the total available funds to $5,753.71.

All but $500 has been obligated for the purchase of fuel for families in need. The fund is low. Contributions may be sent to Franklin County Ecumenical Heating Fund at P.O. Box 147, Farmington, ME 04938.

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

Church sermon

FARMINGTON – The message on Sunday, Nov. 12, at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church will focus on two stories: the widow of Zarephath and the widow’s mite. The worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Society supper

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Historical Society will met on Monday, Nov. 13, at the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, Academy Street. There will be a potluck supper at 6 p.m. followed by a business meeting and program at 7. The program, “The Lewis and Clark Expedition,” will be presented by Richard Brooks.

Book fair

JAY – Jay Middle School will host a Scholastic Book Fair from 7:35 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 13 to 17, to help raise funds for the school.

The fair will feature a wide range of books for young teens and adults, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy trilogies, sport guides, cookbooks and the latest bestsellers from more than 150 publishers.

The fair will also be open from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, during parent/teacher conference night. Refreshments will be available for a donation.

Book fair attendees can help build classroom libraries by purchasing books for the teachers through the classroom wish list program. Proceeds also will be used to purchase essential classroom resources and support school projects.

The fair helps promote literacy and reading while raising money for student activities.

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