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    January 21, 2015

    Rumford Hospital celebrates fall-free 180 days

    RUMFORD- Over the past six months Rumford Hospital staff has been working diligently to implement their patient fall prevention program and are happy to report they have had zero incidences in that time. CEO of Rumford Hospital, David Frum, noted, “This is a pretty remarkable accomplishment for a hospital any size. Our staff is changing […]

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    January 21, 2015

    Mountain Valley Peer Helpers Take Part in National Drug Facts Week With Shattering The Myths: Drug Fact Forum

    RUMFORD- National Drug Facts Week was launched in 2010 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. To counteract the myths they get from the internet, TV, movies, music, or from friends, NIDA scientists want to stimulate events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us […]

  • Published
    January 21, 2015

    New Year welcomes first baby at Rumford Hospital

    RUMFORD- Paxton Leo Rajaniemi made a name for himself when he came into the world on January 8, as he was the first baby born in the New Year at Rumford Hospital. Paxton Leo was born weighing a mere 4 pounds and 13 ounces, the perfect size for his big brother, Asher, to hold and […]

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    January 21, 2015

    Schoolhouse Consignment gaining Paint popularity

    Schoolhouse Consignment recently held their monthly Paint & Take at the Peru Rec Center. Fourteen women attended to try their hand at painting and did a fabulous job while enjoying themselves. The next class will be held on February 11 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The class has a fee of $25, and includes […]

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    January 21, 2015

    Jane Rich retires; Follows path of faith

    ANDOVER- On January 31, the First Congregational Church of Andover will be celebrating the retirement of Jane Rich, their pastor for the past 23 years. In meeting with Jane at the parsonage recently, she took me on a little visit down memory lane of her time in Andover and how God answered the prayer of […]

  • Published
    January 14, 2015

    No more excuses; Get up and do it

    MEXICO- Have you tried time and time again to jump on the weight loss/healthier lifestyle train, but still seem to get off on the first or second stop because the temptations are just too great, you don’t have time to stay on or you’re fearful of what lies ahead? Well, whatever your excuse is, I’m […]

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    January 14, 2015

    CC’s Outdoor Journal; Where in Maine? Contest

    Calling all hiking and outdoor enthusiasts! I’m doing something a little different this week. I want to see how well you know our beautiful Maine woods and in return for your correct answers, all four of them, you will secure yourself a three-month subscription to the Rumford Falls Times. Now, take careful consideration before submitting […]

  • Published
    December 30, 2014

    Fueling happiness one toy at a time

    RUMFORD- Dixfield Discount Fuel has been providing a special to their customers for the last five years. They offer their customers a discount fuel rate in exchange for each toy they collect before Christmas for their annual toy drive. Even if you’re not a customer, you can donate and help one of their accounts receive […]

  • Published
    December 30, 2014

    Dennis Hanson; Always in our hearts

    PERU- “I’ll beat you to the bottom!,” he laughed as we lined our bikes up at the top of the hill. His, a shiny blue store-bought, two wheeled gem and mine a red dump fixer-upper with a yellow banana-seat that hadn’t had the brakes installed on it yet. We were only six and seven years […]

  • Published
    December 23, 2014

    Wreath Making 101

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