MVHS music dept. has spring concert

The Mountain Valley High School Music Department held its spring concert on June 10 in the Muskie Auditorium, featuring the band and the chorus, as well as a variety of small ensembles that focus on individual vocalists. An eclectic mix of musical genres included reggae, barber shop, hip hop in the form of a break […]

Breath-taking challenge to help Ashleigh breathe easy

Friday morning, Oxford Hills Middle School seventh graders Rachel Chase, Dalton Cheever, Jeff Worster and Owen Orlando, along with their languauge arts teacher, Jaime Toohey, and Tommy Tompkins of Carthage visited with the student body of Mountain Valley Middle School to challenge them to participate in the Great Viking Challenge Muddy Trail Run and Obstacle […]

Making luminaries

Michelle Pardieu looks on as her daughters, Destiny Therrien and Itianah Pardieu, and her mother, cancer survivor Sandra LaVerdiere, make luminaries for the River Valley Relay For Life held from 4 p.m. on May 29 to 1 p.m. on May 30. The girls made luminaries for their grandfather, William Blanchard, while Sandra made one to […]

MVHS — “Living Dead” letter to parents

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On May 6, students and staff at Mountain Valley High School rode an emotional roller coaster during the school’s two-day event – Every 15 Minutes. For most, the ride started with a student pulled out of a class by the Grim Reaper and Rumford Police Sergeant Tracey Higley reading the student’s obituary. The next day, […]

MVHS — Every 15 Minutes

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On May 6, students and staff at Mountain Valley High School began an emotional roller coaster during the school’s two-day event – Every 15 Minutes. For most, the ride started with a student pulled out of class by the Grim Reaper and Rumford Police Sergeant Tracey Higley reading the student’s obituary. The ride passed through […]

Maine Warden Service tracking dog featured

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During the Child Advocacy Day at the Rumford Eagles on May 2, Norman Lewis of the Maine Warden Service asked someone to hide over the banking, then sent his service dog, Clyde, out to track him. Following the demonstration, Lewis shared what Clyde went through to do his job.

Community comes out to support Air For Ash

In a tremendous showing Friday evening, more than 400 people crammed into the banquet room at the Eagles to support Ashleigh Merchant, a 17-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis. The benefit, put on by her school, Mountain Valley High School, included a spaghetti supper, an auction and dancing. Many people wore purple as this was the […]

Polar Plunge for March of Dimes

MEXICO — In a fundraiser to benefit the March of Dimes, two employees of the Rumford Hannaford dove into the cold of the swimming hole in the Mexico Recreation Park Wednesday afternoon. As a result of the store raising at least $100 for the March of Dimes, pharmacy manager Scott Frasier and meat manager Corey […]