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Classmates sought for eighth-grade reunion

Bangor Daily News

Here is news from Paula Carson Charette about a rather unusual type of reunion.

The eighth-grade class of 1968 of Woodland Consolidated School in Aroostook County “is planning a 40th class reunion for Aug. 30,” Charette wrote.

“We have some missing classmates and are asking your readers to contact us if they may know the location of those we were unable to contact.”

Those “missing classmates” include Derald Cochran, Paul Malm, Sheila Paradis, Rhoda Philbrook, Luther Searles, Leona Skidgel, Galen Skidgel and Billy Wilcox.

If you can help provide information about these individuals, who might truly love to reunite with their fellow eighth-graders from this small town, call Charette at 316-4655, e-mail pcharette@sjv.net or write her at P.O. Box 452, Fort Kent 04743.

Charette wrote that organizers have set a goal of “100 percent attendance” at this gathering.

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“Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products,” will be presented by award-winning Center for Investigative Reporting journalist Mark Schapiro at 7:15 tonight at the Maine Environmental Research Institute Ocean Institute, 55 Main St. in Blue Hill.

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For members of Milbridge-Wyman Methodist Church, Alicia Woodward invites the public to a Pancake Breakfast 6-9 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Masonic Lodge on Kennedy Highway in Milbridge.

The cost of the meal of pancakes, sausage, muffins, baked beans, juice and coffee is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

“All proceeds will go towards fuel oil for the church,” Woodward wrote.

Then, that evening you are invited to attend a Hymn Sing at 7 p.m. at the church “at the head of the Wyman Road in Milbridge,” Woodward wrote.

For information, call Deanna West at 546-2078.

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Barbara Horgan invites you to attend the St. Francis Church Yard Sale 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 26, at 81 Court St. in Belfast.

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Secretary Peg Robertson reports the Blue Hill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting its annual Yard Sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the station. Donations are appreciated, with the exception of clothing.

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Lee Swift e-mailed that the Hancock Point Library’ s Book and Bake Sale is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the library on Hancock Point Road, “approximately six miles from Route 1,” she added.

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Kathryn Mekelburg and members of St. Croix Valley International Garden Club invite you to travel Down Garden Paths beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at St. Anne’ s Parish Hall on Church Street in Calais.

The event features seminars, a luncheon, raffles, displays and an auction.AnneBrewster’ s topic is “Growing and Wintering Over” at 9:30 a.m., Gayle Kraus will discuss “A Garden Idyll” at 10:45 a.m., Hilda Lewis offers “Flower Arranging Trends and Demonstrations” at 12:45 a.m., and Linda Gibson an “Auction of Arrangements” at 1:45 p.m.

Tickets are $12 and may be obtained from members or by calling 853-0911. For Canadians, club members remind you, each time is one hour later.

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Jackie Nicholson informs us the Hancock Woman’ s Club annual chicken barbecue, featuring “a half-chicken fresh off the grill, a variety of homemade salads and desserts, rolls, and beverages,” is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Hancock Community Center on Route 1.

Admission is just $8, and you can eat inside or at the tables on the lawn. “There is no wait for seating,” Nicholson wrote.

She notes that this event “has become a welcome tradition for area residents and summer guests and is always a nice surprise for people driving by.”

Proceeds benefit the club’ s scholarships and Santa Fund, and helps maintain its building for “area group functions,” she wrote.

For information, call 422-6214.

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Eastern Maine Medical Healthcare Charities Cure Kids Cancer project invites you the first-ever Chords for Cure Concert, featuring Dr. Ian Dickey and the Stone Doctors, who play “classic rock with an emphasis on the Rolling Stones,” according to the release.

The concert is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Sports Cafe, 19 Mill St., Orono, and $10 wristbands will be available at the door.

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Philip Eckert invites you to a special ceremony in remembrance of the signing of the Armistice of the Korean Conflict.

The ceremony is 10 a.m. Sunday, July 27, at the Korean War Memorial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor.

Burton-Goode-Sargent KWVA Chapter One President Ed Davis will conduct the event.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402 javerill@bangordailynews.net 990-8288.

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