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 […]

Giving the gift of life — for the 93rd time

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Among the people donating blood at the Red Cross blood drive last Wednesday was Robert Arsenault of Rumford, who turns 83 next month. He has given blood, usually here at Mountain Valley High School or at the American Legion, 93 times. Arsenault can’t remember how many years he has donated, but he does remember that […]

Open house held for future Mexico Explorer members

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Six young people, most present with a parent, took out applications to become new members of the Explorer program during an open house on Dec. 30 at the Mexico Police Department. Present and past Explorers joined Police Chief Roy Hodsdon to welcome prospective Explorers, four boys and two girls, and explain what the program is […]

Toys needed for Santa’s Helpers

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With Christmas fast approaching, Santa’s Helpers is well as its way to helping another couple hundred familes with needed winter clothing and more, thanks to a variety of kind people from the River Valley and beyond. Margaret McNeal, who has carried on her mother’s legacy by running Santa’s Helpers for the past six years, said […]

Go back in time with a live radio play

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When was the last time you took your parents or your grandparents out for something? A Dec. 19-21 live radio play to be performed at 49 Franklin may just be the perfect occasion during the holiday season. Step back in time, at 49 Franklin’s Mystic Theater, where you’ll attend a live performance of a radio […]