Week of November 8, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Peace poster contest winners announced in Whitefield

Winners of the Peace Poster Contest were honored with their art teachers by the Whitefield Lions Club on October 25. For over 30 years Lions clubs around the world have sponsored the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. The theme of the 2018-2019 contest is “Kindness Matters”…

Your Local News

Public works to get new tractor and attachments

CHINA — China selectmen voted unanimously to buy the public works department a new Ventrac tractor with equipment for bush hogging, sweeping and plowing South China’s sidewalks…

LaVerdiere, Breton, Mills-Stevens win seats on board of selectmen

CHINA — In local elections Nov. 6, China voters re-elected incumbent Selectmen Jeffrey LaVerdiere and Donna Mills-Stevens and chose former Selectmen Ronald Breton over Wayne Chadwick to fill the seat vacated by Neil Farrington…

Farrington given recognition plaque for years of service on board of selectmen

CHINA — At the Oct. 29 China selectmen’s meeting, Town Manager Dennis Heath presented retiring Selectman Neil Farrington a plaque recognizing his 14 years of service on the board and proclaiming Oct. 29, 2018, as Neil Lawrence Farrington Day in China…

CFAL to hold public meeting on volunteering in November

CHINA — The China for a Lifetime Committee will host a public meeting about local volunteering needs and opportunities at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, at the China Lake Camp and Conference Center…

Vassalboro revised lease sent to historical society

VASSALBORO — Vassalboro selectmen took care, at least temporarily, of one of the three repeat issues on their Nov. 1 agenda. The two board members present voted to send a revised draft of the town’s lease agreement with the Vassalboro Historical Society…

Buy a Thanksgiving Turkey for a family in need!

When turkeys go on sale, why not grab an extra one for a needy neighbor and donate it to your local food pantry? What a great and simple idea to ensure all families in our community have a “Happy Thanksgiving!” (click here to find your local food pantry!)

For CHINA (1320 Lakeview Drive), drop off your turkey on Friday or Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., before November 17, or make other arrangements by calling the pantry at 968-2421.

Fire prevention week at St. John school

WINSLOW — Students at St. John Catholic school in Winslow recently participated in a Fire Prevention Program with the Winslow Fire Department…

Rabies clinic benefits food pantry

VASSALBORO — Vassalboro Food Pantry’s annual rabies clinic from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, at the food pantry located at 679 Main St…

Municipal Tax Information

Find out when local taxes are due for China, Vassalboro, Windsor & Winslow.

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Special Veterans’ Day Stories

Col. Steve Ball, of Windsor: Military man with a mission of peace

by Eric W. Austin – “I went to college with no intention of joining the military,” retired Army Colonel Steve Ball, a 27-year veteran of the armed forces, tells me at the start of our interview…

Like it was yesterday

by Isabelle Markley – Seventy-seven years after World War II, Leslie (Les) D. Ames is sitting in the living room of his South China home recalling the December 7, 1941, radio broadcast that changed his life…

Two local World War II Navy veterans remember

by Jeani Marquis – Seventy-three years ago, two local men took part in some of the most intense conflicts of World War II that took place within months of each other and brought U.S. troops closer to mainland Japan…

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

from John Glowa (So. China) — According to Maine law, except for night hunting of coyotes from December 7-August 31, hunting is prohibited from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise. In other words, although night hunting is prohibited, it is allowed because of the 30 minute deadline with no consideration for how dark it is on any given day…

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WINSLOW — Irene M. Drago, of Bath, will discuss the history of the Kennebec River Region and how it inspired her debut novel, Daughters of Long Reach, at the Winslow Public Library, Halifax St., on Thurs., Nov. 15, at 6 p.m…

Obituaries – Week of November 8, 2018

BENTON – Lawrence Aubrey Drake, 76, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. He was born on April 28, 1942, in Fort Kent. Lawrence was one of 20 children born to Stanley E. and Eunice (Hatt) Drake… and remembering 13 others…

Town Line Original Columnists

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | Four sides from the group known as the Louis Armstrong Hot Five are contained in this mid-’50s Dutch Philips reissue. All were recorded in Chicago; two done in May 1927 with the others in December 1928…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Don’t forget about the Solon Congregational Craft Fair on this Saturday, November 10, at the Solon Elementary School from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | I was not going to do anymore of the T-shirt sayings, honestly I didn’t think there could be anymore out there. Wrong! A couple of them are my all-time favorites…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI) — A mother, a sister, a friend…many of us know someone who has been touched by breast cancer, the most common cancer among women, affecting an astonishing one in eight women in the United States…

Innovative Technology Improves Patient Experience For Women Undergoing Breast Cancer Treatment