Driving course

MEXICO – A Maine Driving Dynamics course is scheduled to take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Monday, Feb. 8 and 12, at Region 9 School of Applied Technology.

Instructor Eddy Naples said those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record, and insurance discounts are possible. Register by calling 369-9058.

The course offers crash-avoidance techniques and space cushion driving techniques with films, classroom discussion, workbooks and lectures.

Region 9 School of Applied technology and the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety are sponsoring the course, which is open to the public.

Guest organist

MEXICO – The Mexico Congregational United Church of Christ, also called the Green Church, will have as guest organist the Rev. Daniel L. Johnson playing the pipe organ at the 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, worship service. The church is located at 163 Main St.

Johnson has been an interim minister in the Oxford County area for the United Church of Christ for several years. He recently retired from the pastoral ministry and will return to his first love, music, as the organist and music minister of the West Parish Congregational, UCC, in Bethel, beginning in March.

During Sunday’s service, the choir will sing special music and the Rev. Virginia Snapp-Cunningham’s sermon will be “Luke’s Blessings and Curses.” Johnson will begin his organ playing at 9:45 a.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 364-8603.

Extension meeting

PERU – The Peru Extension Homemakers will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Peru Elementary School.

Those who plan to attend are asked to bring a bag lunch, items for the nursing home box and a crochet hook, size G or H. New members are welcome.

Message Circle

CANTON – A Friday evening Message Circle will be held at the Pinpoint of Light Spiritualist Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Donation is $10 a person, and everyone will receive a message. The church is located at the Old Canton Fire Station/ Municipal Building. For information and to sign up, contact Jackie at 743-7152.

D of I invitation

RUMFORD – The Daughters of Isabella invites interested area women to join their group. The Daughters of Isabella is one of the largest organizations of Catholic women united on the principles of its motto: Unity, Friendship and Charity.

With members in the United States and Canada, the organization began in New Haven, Conn., as an auxiliary to the Knights of Columbus. Officially organized in 1897, the group called themselves Daughters of Isabella in honor of the Spanish queen whose benevolent sponsorship of Christopher Columbus enabled him to make the voyage that resulted in the discovery of the new world.

In 1907, they decided they wanted to be more than an auxiliary and secured their own charter as a separate organization.

There are more than 600 local circles in the United States and Canada. Membership is open to all Catholic women, age 16 and over. They are a spiritual, charitable and social organization.

The group meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at St. Athanasius Church hall.

For more information, call Angie Arsenault at 361-2801.


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