Cat food drive

DIXFIELD – A successful appeal was held in 2005 to gather cat food and kitty litter to help Brenda Jarvis and her sister, Caroline Smith, with their humane efforts to help care for stray cats in Dixfield.

This year’s appeal is being called Christmas for Kitties, and donations will be accepted starting Dec. 1. Items may be left at the town office or Log Cabin Craftworks. For those who choose, items left at Log Cabin Craftworks will earn the donor a 25 percent off coupon to be used the day of delivery.

The sisters have assumed the responsibility of caring for the animals at their own expense, including room and board and medical needs. For those who prefer, cash donations will be welcome. Donations are due by Dec. 23.


RUMFORD – A Community Networking Meeting, sponsored by the River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition, will be held at noon Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Community Room of Scrappers DoMaine, Canal Street.

Kelley Glidden, community educator for the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project, will be the speaker. The public is welcome to attend and learn more about domestic abuse, the resources available for survivors and those in abusive situations and how everyone can be a part of creating a community response to deal with the problem.

The Abused Women’s Advocacy Project is a community-based, comprehensive program for victims of domestic abuse serving Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties.

For more information, contact the Healthy Communities at 364-7408.

Quarterly meeting

RUMFORD – River Valley municipal officials are invited to attend a town quarterly meeting with the River Valley Growth Council for a discussion on “Business Attraction, Economic Development and Regional Marketing.”

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the River Valley Technology Center, 60 Lowell St.

Attendance is requested as decisions impacting the valley will be discussed. RSVP to 369-0396.

Sharing program

RUMFORD – Widows and Widowers Sharing will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Rumford United Methodist Church, Linnell Street.

Jim Robertson, singer with the choir, with RAAPA and in variety shows, will present the program. He also plays the trumpet with Farmington’s Old Crow Indian Band and has been known to hold a guitar and a musical saw. As an actor, he was a regular with Burt DeFrees’ Ragtag Theatre and has been in the local dinner theatres.

Refreshments will follow his presentation. All area widows and widowers are welcome.

Society supper

MEXICO – The Mexico Historical Society will meet for a potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Calvin Lyons Meeting Room.

The Oxford Federal Credit Union is displaying their exhibit of the servicemen buried in foreign lands.

Elections will be held soon, and several officers are leaving their positions. Volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee will be requested.

Nominations should be submitted in writing with the name and which office. Member dues for 2007 can be paid at anytime.

The public is welcome to attend meetings. The historical society will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will be open again on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Seniors lunch

BETHEL – Members of the Bethel Senior Citizens Club will have a Christmas luncheon of marinated roast pork and the fixings at a Christmas party at the Bethel Inn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Members may bring guests, who will be charged a non-member fee. However, reservations for members and guests must be made by Wednesday, Nov. 29, by calling Dorothy York at 824-2093 or Mary Paine at 824-2822.

Members are asked to arrive by 11 a.m. when the Banjo Band will entertain. Following the noon luncheon, a “special Santa” will entertain and distribute gifts while the band continues to play.

Members and guests are asked to bring a $5 wrapped gift, marked woman or man, for Santa to distribute.

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