RUMFORD – The Rumford American Legion and Auxiliary will hold a special ceremony at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at the post home on Congress Street to honor the four chaplains of World War II who lost their lives when the S.S. Dorchester sank off Greenland on Feb. 3, 1943. A lunch will follow the ceremony. All members and guests are welcome to attend.

Youth events

MEXICO – The youth of the Mexico Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, also known as “The Green Church,” are participating in two youth-led mission projects.

Sunday, Feb. 4, the church will observe Super Bowl Sunday by participating in the ecumenical project “Souper Bowl of Caring.” The children will carry empty coffee cans among the worshippers. As loose change is dropped in to the cans, it creates a “noisy offering,” much to the delight of the children. The proceeds of the collection will be divided between the GRAMPA Food Cupboard and the GRAMPS lunch program. GRAMPA Food Cupboard is an ecumenical program which is supported by many area churches and is housed at the church. The GRAMPS program serves a free hot lunch every Wednesday at the town hall.

Throughout 2006, the children also collected money in a birthday bank from parishioners, honoring those with birthdays or anniversaries each month. The sum of $500 from this fund has now been sent to Heifer International. This is the amount required to send a heifer (a young cow) to a poor family in an underdeveloped country.

Class luncheon

MEXICO – Members of the Class of 1952 from Stephens High School will meet for a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at the Mexico Chicken Coop. All class members welcome.

Class meeting

MEXICO – The Mexico High School Class of 1955 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Chicken Coop. For more information, call Nancy at 562-7556.

Union service

DIXFIELD – The Dixfield Nazarene Church will host Sammie Angel in concert at the union service held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at the church, 171 Weld St. All are welcome. Call 562-7828 for more information. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the concert.

Club to elect

MEXICO – The Mexico Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club will hold nomination of officers and elections in February. During the first meeting of the month on Wednesday, Feb. 7, nominations will be accepted and at the meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, election of officers will be held.

The positions that need to be filled include president, vice president, trail master, treasurer and secretary. If the positions cannot be filled, the club will no longer be able to run.

The club would like some new people and ideas. Those who ride a snowmobile, live in the Mexico area and would like to see the club continue are invited to the meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Mexico Town Hall. Memberships applications will be available at the meeting. For more information, call Nick Brown at 364-8665.

Class to meet

MEXICO – The Mexico High School class of 1959 is invited to meet for a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Covered Wagon Restaurant.

Support group

RUMFORD – The River Valley area cancer support group, Lean On Me, for cancer patients and their families, will meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the library, Rumford Hospital. The group is designed to help individuals ranging from newly diagnosed to those already coping with the disease. For more information, contact Diane Mitchell at 364-8358 or [email protected]

Rotary lunch

RUMFORD – Rumford Area Rotary’s next lobster lunch will be held Monday, Feb. 12. A lunch delivered to a place of business is $7 and includes a toasted lobster roll, chips, a baked goodie and soda.

Those who don’t have an order form should call Greg at 364-7225 or fax an order form to him at 364-2664 by 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Proceeds are donated to local charitable organizations and used for Rotary scholarships for high school seniors.

Snowmobile event

RUMFORD – Oxford County ARC will hold the annual snowmobile ride-in from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at 319 Swain Road to benefit individuals with mental retardation.

Snowmobilers will arrive at Horizons to provide rides to individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity. Beans, hot dogs and coffee will be available to all those who attend. For more information, call 364-4561.


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