Category Archives: Country Courier

Turner’s Twitchell sisters make the most of family hunting tradition

TURNER — Addison Twitchell made it a three-for-three for the Twitchell girls when the 10-year-old got a spike-horn 120-pound deer on Nov. 14 while hunter with her grandfather, Gard S. Twitchell.

Addie was carrying on a family tradition, and was joined by sisters Ginny, 14, and Daisy, 13, who got their deer in October. All three girls got their deer in Turner this year. It was Addie’s first deer and her first year hunting, said her grandmother, Shirley Twitchell.

Red Cross of Maine teams helping Livermore, Augusta families displaced by fires

PORTLAND — The American Red Cross of Maine Disaster Action Team was busy Nov. 21 and 22, helping families from both Livermore and Augusta displaced because of fires in their homes.

In Livermore, the Red Cross was helping a family of two, to ensure that they have food, a safe place to sleep and other essentials following a single-family home fire.

Buckfield music boosters craft fair is Dec. 2

BUCKFIELD — The Nezinscot Valley Music Boosters will hold its annual Nezinscot Valley Holiday Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Buckfield Jr./Sr. High School, 160 Morrill St.

Shoppers will have an opportunity to visit nearly 100 craft and vendor booths and grab breakfast and lunch items from the food court.

Turner Public Library has movies, other offerings in December

TURNER — A busy December is planned at Turner Public Library, with events for all ages.

The monthly Board of Trustees meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Library Trustee meetings are open to the public, and the public’s attendance and participation are encouraged. The trustees meet on the second floor of the Leavitt Institute at the library.

Otis Federal Credit Union announces new CEO

JAY — Otis Federal Credit Union has appointed Kim Turner of Livermore as its president/CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2018. The credit union serves more than 10,839 members and holds more than $161 million in assets, employing 27 people from local communities. Turner’s appointment follows current president/CEO Roland Poirier’s retirement announcement. Poirier has served in the role for 31 years.

“Kim’s passion for members and her ideal of member service top priority has shown since her first being hired,” he said. “She constantly … works to make the credit union a better organization for our members. She has dedicated time to further educating herself over the last four years, specifically about credit unions and management.”

Livermore Falls Women’s Club has busy fall, winter

LIVERMORE FALLS — The General Federation of Women’s Clubs/Livermore Falls Women’s Club met recently at Main Land in Livermore Falls.

Lucille Lavoie gave a report on the election bake sale, with proceeds going to Area Youth Sports. Bonnie Perkins gave her report on activities for Harris House.

Club members have made wheelchair bags, provided bake goods for the Halloween party, added more readers to the volunteer reading program and continue to send cards for holidays and birthdays.

Monmouth Middle School students seek help stuffing the bus

MONMOUTH — Students from Monmouth Middle School will be collecting donations of non-perishables from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at Cumston Hall, 796 Main St.

Collected items will be donated to the Cottrell-Taylor Christmas fund, which began more than 40 years ago in memory of former Monmouth principal, Henry L. Cottrell, and Robert Taylor, a Monmouth teacher.

Turner Christmas tree lighting is Dec. 5

TURNER — The Christmas season will officially get underway at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the town office, Routes 117 and 4, with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree, a visit from Santa Claus, and music and treats for the entire family.

The evening will begin with music and entertainment, after which Santa will make his arrival by firetruck and, with help from the children, the town’s official Christmas tree will be lit.

Congregational Church of East Sumner plans seasonal events

EAST SUMNER — The Congregational Church of East Sumner has a variety of holiday services and events on tap for the next month.

The church will host a soup and salad supper at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, followed by a Thanksgiving eve service at 7 p.m.

The church is at 50 Main St., (Route 219).

The church will host a community supper at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, at the church.

MSAD 52 Adult Ed CNA program graduates five

TURNER — Maine School Administrative District 52’s Adult Education CNA workforce training program recently celebrated the graduation of five certified nursing assistants.

The ceremony was held at at Marshwood Center, a Genesis Healthcare center in Lewiston.

Four of the students have already accepted positions and will work in local health care facilities.