Change in class meeting

MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1954 will now meet at Dick’s Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Spouses and guests are welcome.

Otisfield to host lunch

OTISFIELD — Otisfield will host a community lunch and coupon swap from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Community Hall on Route 121.

Roast pork, stuffing, gravy, carrots, applesauce, salads and dessert will be served. The lunch is free, but donations will be accepted.

To cook: 207-539-4027. For a ride: 207-627-4374. To help: 207-539-4368.

Class of 1949 members to meet

RUMFORD — Members and significant others of the Stephens High School Class of 1949 will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Brian’s Bistro.

Annual ticket auction planned in Norway

NORWAY — The Second Congregational Church of Norway will host its annual ticket auction on Saturday, Oct. 24with more than 300 auction and dollar table items.

Included will be a handmade bench, handcrafted painted nesting boxes and vintage apple crate book shelves.

Viewing for the ticket auction will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the ticket drawing to start at 5.

Homemade food, including chop suey, cookies and hot dogs, will be available as well as cold beverages during the auction.

The church is taking donations for the auction until Tuesday, Oct. 20. Proceeds will benefit community outreach programs.

FMI: church, 207-743-2290.

Historical Society to meet

OXFORD — Oxford Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the Oxford Recreational Hall on King Street. Following the meeting at 6:30 p.m., there will be a presentation “Putting together the Family Puzzle,” which will discuss researching family trees. 

New officers elected  for 2015-2016 are: president, Tom Cushman; vice resident, Elton Record; secretary, Patricia Larrivee; treasurer, John Crumpton; trustees, Linda Cushman, Bob Tripp, Shirley Bean and Elton Record.

The Kay Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, April through October .


Oxford photo contest ends Oct. 31

OXFORD — The Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District 2015 photo contest will close Oct. 31.

OCSWCD is looking for the best conservation photo in the category of agriculture, forestry or soil and water to grace the cover of the 2015 Annual Report.

One winner will be selected. First prize will be a gift package of gift certificates and items from local businesses. Three honorable mention winners will also be selected.

All photos will be on display at the 2015 Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District annual meeting. The contest is open to all ages.

FMI: 207-743-5789, ext. 111; [email protected]

Gilbert earns distinction from MCV

AUGUSTA – Rep. Paul Gilbert, D-Jay, received a perfect rating for the first session of the 127th Legislature from Maine Conservation Voters.

The statewide environmental advocacy group took into account five key bills from the 127th Legislature. The measures included metallic mining rules, restoring energy efficiency funding to the Efficiency Maine Trust and requiring the governor to release millions of dollars in voter-approved bonds for the Land for Maine’s Future Program.

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