Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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The Mexico Police Department and Explorers spent much of their Saturday decorating the Mexico Town Hall with the message about Domestic Violence Awareness Month during October. Donating their time were Chief Roy Hodsdon and wife, Renee, Officer Rob Drouin, Senior Explorer Advisor Brittany Gaudet and Explorer Alyssa Hemingway.

Tyla’s Buddy Bench dedicated

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Some 50 family and friends gathered in front of Dirigo High School to honor the memory of Tyla Thibodeau on Saturday, the day that marked his 17th birthday. After singing “Happy Birthday” to Tyla, everyone released black and red (Tyla’s favorite colors) balloons into the air. At the same time, a tarp was removed, which […]

Fundraising effort needed to save Community Dental in Rumford

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Lisa Kavanaugh, Community Dental chief executive officer, led a 90-minute meeting Thursday at Rumford Hospital with about 30 community leaders and River Valley residents to gauge community support for sustaining Community Dental’s reopening. The nonprofit dental office, located in the River Valley Technology Center since Dec. 2008, has been closed since July 2 when high […]

Bucket Drop to Benefit Peru Community Center

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Korean War veteran Glen Tompkins and Peru Summerfest Chairman Yvonne Allen react to the cold water from the bucket drop fundraiser for the Peru Community Center held on Saturday. The idea for this event was made just that morning, but it was a good one as, at $10 per participant, the bucket drop raised more […]

Walk With a Doc

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More than two dozen people participated in the start of the Walk with a Doc program last Wednesday. The free wellness education program, sponsored by Rumford Hospital, takes place at the Hosmer Field track each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. through Oct. 22. Prior to the 45-minute walk, most of the participants volunteered to fill out […]

Mexico Library’s American Girl Tea Party

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Eight teams took part in the Junior League Championship at the Oakdale Country Club in Mexico on Aug. 12, followed by awards, photos and pizza. Led by organizer Jeff Mayo and several club members volunteering their knowledge, 34 youngsters from grades 3-8 learned to play better golf over the eight-week Junior League program, now in […]

Junior League Championship at Oakdale

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Eight teams took part in the Junior League Championship at the Oakdale Country Club in Mexico on Aug. 12, followed by awards, photos and pizza. Led by organizer Jeff Mayo and several club members volunteering their knowledge, 34 youngsters from grades 3-8 learned to play better golf over the eight-week Junior League program, now in […]

Back to School Fashion Show

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Hope Association clients Mary Turnbull and Ray Leblanc, with Moriah Thebarge, got the audience going with “Sweet Caroline” during the Association’s annual Back to School Fashion Show last Friday. The classic songs and enthusiastic audience really got the models dancing, hopping, with a lot of smiles. They were modeling examples of clothing available at the […]