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Student of the Quarter Awards
Leavitt Area High School is proud to announce the
recipients for this years quarter 1 Student of the Quarter
Awards. Pictured form left to right: Principal Eben
Shaw, 9--Tanner Halverson, 10--Alex Hurteau,11-Carter Veilleux, 12--Nicole Lake.
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Leavitt Area High School is proud to announce the
recipients for this years quarter 2 Student of the Quarter
Awards. Pictured form left to right: Principal Eben
Shaw, 9--Nicole Sargent, 10--Joe Bussiere, 11--Ashley
Pratt, 12--Sarah Rideout.
Honor Society Welcomes New
Inductees at CMCC
3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Among
the new members are Larissa Allen, Robert Babb,
John Beaulieu, Michael
Bolduc, Hannah Bowie,
Elizabeth Buhelt, Ashley Cass, Mary Chasse,
Andre Chasse, Joseph
Clarke, Elaine Crosby,
Brittany Crowninshield,
Nathan Dandridge, Autumn Doiron, Jennifer
Dooley, Belise Dusenge,
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Riley Morgan-Huff, left, public relations secretary for
the Alpha Phi Xi Chapter, gives a flower and candle to
new member Adriane Kramer, who was also installed as
recording secretary.
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community, (2) it can be
retrieved from the guidance office at participating
high schools, or (3) it can
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The application process
begins in January and typically ends in early April.
Deadlines vary by high
school. Please visit your
high school guidance department to learn more
about your school’s scholarship application deadline.
Mechanics Savings Bank
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members of the Alpha Phi
Xi Chapter of Phi Theta
Kappa, the international
honor society for two-year
colleges. President Judy
Schneider also installed
the following new officers: Melissa Cable, vice
president; Riley MorganHuff, public relations secretary; Adriane Kramer,
recording secretary; and
Donna Moreno, treasurer.
To be eligible for Phi
Theta Kappa membership,
students must be pursuing
an associate degree and
have a cumulative grade
point average of at least
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Six Quick Tips for Sub-Zero Winter Driving
When it comes to winter car care, many motorists think of antifreeze
and batteries, but vehicles
need extra attention when
temperatures drop below
zero. These six quick tips
will help your vehicle
perform at its best during
cold weather months.
1. Keep the gas tank
at least half
full;
this
decreases the
chance of moisture forming in the gas lines and
possibly freezing.
2. Check the tire pressure, including the spare,
as tires can lose pressure
when temperatures drop.
Consider special tires if
snow and ice are a problem in your area.
3. Have the exhaust
system checked for
carbon
monoxide
leaks, which can be
especially dangerous during cold
weather driving
when windows
are closed.
4. If you’re not
trying to defrost
the windshield or
warm the interior,
modern cars are
ready to be driven
right away. Idling longer
than 30 seconds in most
cases is unnecessary for
the sake of warming up
the engine. The best way
to warm up your car is to
drive gently at the start.
5. Change to low-viscosity oil in winter as it
will flow more easily between moving parts when
it is cold. Drivers in subzero temperatures should
drop their oil weight from
10-W30 to 5-W30 as
thickened oil can make it
hard to start the car.
6. Consider using cold
weather washer fluid
and special winter windshield blades if you live
in a place with especially
harsh winter conditions.
Sub-zero temperatures
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your vehicle. Winter magnifies existing problems
such as pings, hard starts,
sluggish performance and
rough idling, and very
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If you haven’t had your
vehicle checked recently,
a thorough vehicle inspection is a good idea so you
can avoid the aggravation
and unexpected cost of
a breakdown in freezing weather.
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January 23, 2015
Darlene A. Cote
Darlene A. Cote, 54, a
resident of Campground
Road, East Livermore,
passed away late Saturday evening, January 3rd
at Central Maine Medical
Center in Lewiston, with
her loving sons and sisters
by her side. She was born
July 12, 1960 in Augusta,
the daughter of Donald and Barbara (Noel)
Gagne.
She graduated from
Cony High School in
Augusta.
She married
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Robin Dudley
1973-2015
1960-2015
Harvey Wilfred Cote and
they had two sons, Harvey and Randy. Darlene
had worked as a CNA at
Heritage Nursing Home
in Winthrop; Saunders
Manufacturing in Readfield; and Progressive
Distributors in Winthrop.
Darlene enjoyed gardening and took great pride
in her gardens. She was a
loving and devoted mother, grandmother and sister. Darlene was the most
generous, kind, caring and
loving baby sister and she
was deeply loved by her
sons, she was their rock
and their heart.
She is survived by her
sons, Harvey Cote and
his wife April of East
Livermore; and Randy
Cote and his companion Jenna of Fayette; her
grandson, Harvey Cote,
Jr., 6 sisters, Darlene Rob-
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ertson of Auburn; Loretta
Norris of Sabattus; Carmen “Penny” Conley and
her husband Claude of
Augusta; Elaine Levesque
and her husband Alan of
Waterville; Diane Chicoine and her husband
Larry of Fayette; and Norma Drake of Livermore
Falls; 9 nephews, John
Roberston, Jr., Dennis,
Timothy and Eric Norris,
Ricky Gagne, Jason, Andy
and Toby Chicoine, and
Andy Levesque, 4 nieces,
Robin Robertson, Cindy
Pinnell, Jennifer Conley
and Millisa Levesque.
She was predeceased by
her parents, brothers,
Charlie Noel, Michael and
Donald “Bobo” Gagne
and her niece Amy Drake.
Messages of condolence
may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com. n
Robin J. Dudley, 41, a
resident of Main Street,
Livermore Falls, formerly of Gardiner and
Randolph, died suddenly, Monday morning at
her home. She was born
1920 - 2015
1960-2015
Linda May (Samson)
Quade, 67, a resident of
Huntsville, AL., formerly of Livermore Falls,
passed away, Sunday,
January 4th at her home
with her husband by her
side. She was born in Augusta, May 26, 1947, the
daughter of Gerard Samson, Sr. and Yvette (Lab-
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Nellie B. Harmon
Linda Samson Quade
be) Samson. Linda was
a graduate of Livermore
Falls High School. Linda
married Paul J. Quade in
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School and Sears. Linda
enjoyed reading, maintaining a neat home and
she had a deep affection
for cats. She also enjoyed
spending time with her
husband Paul. She had a
deep belief in God and a
tremendous spirit which
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health difficulties. We
were very blessed with
a special gift of having
Linda as a sister and part
of our family. She is survived by her husband Paul
Quade of Huntsville, AL.,
April 11, 1973 in Augusta, the daughter of Roderick Dudley and Katharine
(Merrill) Dudley Masterman.
Robin was a graduate
of Jay High School. She
was a computer technician and loved working
with computers, she also
worked as telemarketer.
Robin was a loving and
devoted daughter, mother,
sister and homemaker and
will be greatly missed by
her family.
She is survived by her
mother, Katharine Masterman and her husband
Nellie B. Harmon, 94,
of Suffield, CT, formerly
a longtime resident of
Livermore, died Sunday,
January 11th at The Suffield House in Suffield, CT.
She was born November
6, 1920 in Livermore, the
daughter of Earle H. Beckler and Beatrice (Partridge)
Beckler.
Nellie graduated from
Edward Little High School
in Auburn, and continued her education at
Farmington (ME) Normal
School, receiving her Certificate of Teaching. On
Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1942, she married her sweetheart and best
friend, Lewis W. Harmon
of Livermore Falls, during his last furlough home
before he was stationed in
England during World War
II for 3 years. While Nellie awaited his return, she
taught school in Livermore
and purchased the farm of
her childhood dreams, currently the Miller Farm on
the River Road.
When Lewie returned
from the war on Christmas Day 1945, the couple
started making their life
together in the “house up
on the hill.” Nellie taught
in the Livermore Public
Schools for 12 years before
taking time off to raise their
two children, subsequently
returning for several years
as a substitute teacher. She
crowned her teaching career as “Miss Nellie,” beloved Head Teacher at the
Nursery Land School in
Livermore Falls where she
served for 12 years, retiring
in 1984.
Nellie was a former member of the North Livermore
Baptist Church where she
served as a Deaconess, on
the Board of Christian Education and for 22 years as
a Sunday School Teacher.
She was also a member
of the King’s Daughters,
Daughters of the American Revolution, Livermore
Ladies Circle, Livermore
Center Neighborhood Club
and was a Seventh Degree
Granger.
She enjoyed flowers,
gardening, crocheting, and
reading, but she especially
loved caring for and spending time with her family.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and
grandmother and will be
deeply missed by her family and friends.
Nellie and Lewie were
happily married for almost
70 years before Lewie’s
death in 2012.
She is survived by her
son, Daryl Harmon and
wife, Marian of Enfield,
CT; her daughter, Aleene
Galante and husband, Phil
of Belleville, MI; grandson, Earle Harmon of
Brookline, MA; grandson,
Seth Harmon and his bride,
Amanda also of Brookline,
MA; two step-grandsons
and eight step-great grandchildren all of CT; a sisterin-law, Helen Beckler of
Wilton, ME.
She was predeceased
by her brothers, Earle, Jr.,
Frank, Charles, Edward,
Mortimer and Ronald
Beckler and sisters, Miriam
Beckler, Eleanor Pulver,
Verna Warye, and Theresa
Stevens.
The family would like to
express their great appreciation for the tremendous
love and care given to Nellie by the staff of The Suffield House.
Messages of condolence
may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com. n
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CLUES ACROSS
1. Contradicted
7. The Donald’s Marla
13. Mediterranean
sandstorm
14. Shoulder
adornment
16. Earth crust’s 5th
element
17. Rainbow prize
19. NCIS star’s initials
20. Mischa __, violinist
22. Constitution Hall org.
23. More dried-up
25. First on moon
26. Braid
28. 11% of Guinea
population
29. Sea eagle
30. Scottish variant of “to”
31. A border for a picture
33. Belonging to a thing
34. On top
36. Automobile hood (Brit.)
38. Skewered Thai dish
40. Clamors
41. Eggs cooked until just set
43. Flat
44. 13th Hebrew letter
45. Short poking stroke
47. Japanese classical theater
48. 007’s creator
51. Romanian Mures January 23, 2015
river city
53. Music term for silence
55. A crane
56. Ringworm
58. Romanian money
59. True frog
60. Integrated circuit
61. “Highway Patrol’s” Crawford
64. Point midway
between S and E
65. On a whim
67. Protagonist
69. Quantity with only magnitude
70. Oversights
CLUES DOWN
1. One who operates a dial
2. Trauma center
3. Prickly pear pads
4. Fashion superstar
5. Shock treatment
6. Mindless drawing
7. AKA migraine
8. Military mailbox
9. Buddies
10. Heavy tranquilizers (slang)
11. Raised railroad track
12. School session
13. Picture
15. Stabs
18. Supervises flying
21. Early American militiaman
24. Downfall
26. Cooking vessel
27. Check
30. In a way, manipulated
32. Sacred book of
Judaism
35. Chum
37. Negating word
38. Relating to the body
39. W. hemisphere
continents
42. Make lacework
43. Witty remark
46. More hairless
47. Relating to a nerve
49. Originates
50. Consumer advocate Ralph
52. Actress Winger
54. Center for Excellence in Education (abbr.)
55. Japanese brews
57. Fleshy seed covering
59. Canadian law
enforcers
62. So. Am. wood sorrel
63. Actress Lupino
66. Personal computer
68. Do over prefix
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22
You may benefit from a change of scenery, Virgo. If you
have the time, book a getaway to an exotic locale and
make the most of this time to rest, relax and recharge.
PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20
Pisces, a loved one comes to you seeking guidance this
week, but don’t be bummed if they ultimately do not
heed your advice.
ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20
Take a leadership role on a work assignment, Aries. If
your interest in work has been waning of late, a more
active role may help you change your perspective.
LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, rest assured that a broken heart or bruised ego
will not last too long. There are big changes ahead in
your personal or professional life, so keep your eyes
open.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, there is nothing you cannot accomplish this
week. The sky is the limit in terms of your potential. All
you need to do is focus your energy on a particular task.
SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22
Taking charge comes naturally to you, Scorpio. In fact,
you thrive in this role. But this week you may have to
play second fiddle for the good of the team.
FAMOUS
BIRTHDAYS
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
Let something that’s been bugging you cool off for the
time being, Gemini. There’s plenty of time to revisit the
situation later, and you will be glad you took some time
away.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21
You seem to be operating on auto-pilot this week, Sagittarius. Your routine has become so ingrained that things
are automatic. Make a few minor changes to liven
things up.
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CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
You’re willing to give a loved one the benefit of the
doubt when that person makes a proposal that seems
to come out of nowhere. Your patience will be appreciated.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
Spend the week in as much quiet contemplation as you
can manage, Capricorn. You have a few big questions
to work out and can only think when you have private
time.
JANUARY 21
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
Expect to be surprised by good news, Leo. Share your
good fortune with others this week, and you will realize
the good news will prove even more enjoyable.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
Aquarius, dissatisfaction at work has you wondering
if things would be different elsewhere. Sometimes a
change of attitude can give you an entirely new perspective.
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The Country
January 23, 2015
CMCC Fall 2014 Dean’s List
President Scott Knapp
of Central Maine Community College has announced the Dean’s List
for the Fall 2014 Semester.
Students on the President’s List earned a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.9 or higher
(on a 4.0 scale). High
honors denote a minimum
GPA of 3.6 and honors
recognizes those with a
minimum GPA of 3.3.
All students from Turner, North Turner, Greene,
Leeds, Buckfield, Canton, Hartford, Sumner,
Monmouth, North Monmouth, East Livermore
and Livermore Falls, who
have achieved academic
honors are listed below.
President’s List
Turner:
Christopher
T. Doxsee, Nathan D.
Miller, Briana M. Powell, Melissa Richardson,
Lindsey A. Robsham,
Gregory E. Storer, Jennifer C. Storer, Connor M.
Willard.
Greene:
Alex J.
Brown, Linda J. Gosselin,
Cassandra R. Griffin, Pamela J. Hallowell-Jordan,
Julie A. Pelletier, Dezarae
Walker.
Leeds: Jan E. Mulherin.
Buckfield: Charles D.
Allen, Jason R. Bryant,
Wallace E. Farnum, Deborah A. Pride, Christopher
P. Saunders.
Hartford: Kathleen S.
Bittner, Julliann F. McGray, Steve D. Nelson,
Ashley G. Sprague.
Sumner: Savannah B.
Porter.
Monmouth: David B.
Hobson, Kayla D. Sturgis.
Livermore Falls: Andre
R. Chasse, Mary Chasse
High Honors
Turner:
Brandon P.
Collins,
Margaret J.
Handville, Ryan T. Hausman, Jeremy L. Hersey,
Billie J. Jipson, Fay A.
Leroy, Priscilla I. Pierre,
Morgan R. Proctor, Autumn S. Reynolds, Cadie
J. Richardson, Michael L.
Savage, Yohanan S. Svitavsky, Lara V. Van Tassel.
Greene: Renee C. Dumais, Nicole A. Hawkes,
Brooke A. Janke, Kelly
Perreault.
Leeds: Laura L. Cutler,
William C. Marston.
Buckfield: Gabrielle L.
Archuleta, Bayley Cynthia M. Caouette, Donald
J. Pride, Alyssa A. Woodcock.
Canton: Helen R. Goding.
Sumner: Alanna L.
Flanders, Kali H. Laganiere.
Monmouth: Kyle G.
Brown, Benjamin L. Robichau.
North
Monmouth:
Matthew R. Stroder.
Livermore Falls: Branden L. Ross.
Honors
Turner: Amanda L.
Fields, Travis B. Nardone, Amanda J. Paquin,
Becky C. Poole, Desiree
N. Tweedie, Albert M.
Wing.
Greene: Elizabeth S.
Langelier.
Leeds: Brody G. Brown.
Buckfield: Samuel A.
Buxbaum, Kyle D. Chabe,
Jennifer M. Dooley, Terri
L. McGoff.
Canton:
Joaquin I.
Mills.
Monmouth: Christine
A. Haskell, Rozanne E.
Winn.
Livermore
Falls:
Heather E. Doiron, Candi
L. Holbrook, Maxwell E.
Moreau, Jessica L. Nickey, Dennis J. Royer, Marley A. Stevens.n
Goff Named to Dean’s List
Mark W. Cronin, Dean
of the College, announced
that Brandon Goff, a Biology major, was named to
the Dean's List for the Fall
2014 semester at Saint
Anselm College in Manchester, NH.
Goff, a resident of Monmouth, a Biology major is a
member of the class of 2018.
To be eligible for this
honor, a student must
compile a grade point average of 3.0 or better. n
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Freshmen
Cum Laude: Paige
Burnham, Emily Chasse,
Adam Fortin, Joshua
Gunnells, Joshua Kenney,
Ethan Larrabee, Brittany
Nadeau, Avery Pomerleau.
Magna Cum Laude:
Christopher
Dumont,
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Jordan, Megan Knowles,
Devon Poisson, Briana
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Ice: Is It Safe?
V. Paul Reynolds
Each year about this
time, the Maine Warden
Service urges us to use
extreme caution before
venturing out onto any
ice that may be covering
Maine’s waterways.
This is timely advice.
Last winter three nighttime snowsledders all
perished in one night on
Rangeley Lake when they
and their machines broke
through thin ice.
Many of Maine’s lakes
and ponds may appear to
be frozen, however safe
ice conditions cannot be
assumed.
Ice conditions vary
greatly throughout the
state, and while ice conditions may be safe in some
spots, conditions can be
very dangerous in others.
The Maine Warden Service is recommending that
people check the thickness of any ice before
venturing out for any activity on frozen water.
If you must go on the
ice, the Maine Warden
Service offers these tips
for ice safety:
· Never guess the thickness of the ice - Check
it! Check the ice in several different places using
an auger or some other
means to make a test hole
and determine the thickness. Make several, beginning at the shore, and
continuing as you go out.
1) Check the ice with a
partner, so if something
does happen, someone is
there to help you. If you
are doing it alone, wear a
lifejacket.
· If ice at the shoreline
is cracked or squishy, stay
off! Watch out for thin,
clear or honeycombed ice.
Dark snow and dark ice
are other signs of weak
spots.
· Avoid areas with cur-
rents, around bridges and
pressure ridges. Wind and
currents can break ice.
· Parents should alert
children of unsafe ice in
their area, and make sure
that they stay off the ice.
If they insist on using
their new skates, suggest
an indoor skating rink.
ICE STRENGTH TABLE
Modified From the
Northeast Logger Magazine, 1968
Inches of Ice
Permissible Load for
Clear Blue Ice
1) Unsafe for humans
2) One person on foot
3) Group in a single file
4) Snowmobiles &
ATV’s
7) Passenger car (2
tons)
8) Light truck (2.5 tons)
Note: The above table is
for clear blue ice on lakes
and ponds.
Reduce the strength values by 15% for clear blue
river ice.
Slush ice is only 50%
the strength of blue ice.
If you break through the
ice, remember:
· Don’t panic.
· Don’t try to climb out
immediately - you will
probably break the ice
again. Reach for solid ice.
· Lay both arms on the
unbroken ice and kick
hard. This will help lift
your body onto the ice.
Once on the ice, roll,
DON’T WALK, to safety.
· To help someone who
has fallen through the ice,
lie down flat and reach
with a branch, plank or
rope or form a human
chain. Don’t stand. After
securing the victim, wiggle backwards to the solid
ice.
Again,
snowsledders
take note. Snowsledding
at night on frozen waterways can be tricky business, especially for those
unfamiliar with the conditions of a lake , pond or
other waterway. n
The Family Birthplace at SMH Honored
The Family Birthplace
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Following are positions with expiring terms:
• Budget Committee - 3 terms of 3 years each
• School Board - 2 terms of 3 years
• Selectman - 2 terms of 3 years
Anyone wishing to circulate nomination papers
must obtain at least 25 and not more than
100 qualified signatures from Town of Turner
registered voters. All nomination papers must
be returned to the Town Office by 4:30PM on
Tuesday, February 24th.
Any questions about the process
Please feel free to contact the Turner Town Office
at 225-3414.
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hospitals and birthing
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The Family Birthplace
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and took additional steps
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center. This standard is
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errors that lead to babies
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“Hospitals and birthing
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“The Family Birthplace
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Stephens
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by Bill Van Tassel
Oxford Hills Middle
School found a way to
improve school attendance and grades. The
school’s website lists
some statistics from the
years 2010 to 2012 that
show that 7th graders
went from 181 student
absences in 2010 down
to 159 days two years
later. Eighth graders
lowered their absences
from 297 to 216 during
that same time period.
These students are involved in the school’s
Aspire Higher program.
The program is set up to
provide effective learning experiences by using
businesses and organizations within the community to give the students some practical application for the knowledge they get at school.
Student Saige McGinnis
says of her part in the
current project involving Crazy Horse Racing
Shop in Paris, “It allows
me to take an active
role in my learning. It
gives me practical experience.” Saige and her
team have been contacting media outlets and
businesses for PR and
sponsorship.
McGinnis is on a Publicity/Public Relations
team, one of several
groupings of students
that are involved in the
making of a racing car to
be run in the 2015 Oxford Plains Speedway
250. Another group of
students is active in actually building the race
car while another team
is working on financing
the project. These students have been busy
calling businesses that
might sponsor the car
and driver; contacting
the media for publicity,
and even planning the
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More Than Racing a Car
graphic design for the
vehicle. Students carry
out these jobs during
the school’s Quest Time,
periods that have been
set aside from the usual
Science or History class
to involve them in practical applications of the
knowledge their learning.
This is actually the
second time the Aspire
Higher program at the
school has built a race
car and managed all the
other related aspects of
such a project. The first
was done from 2010
through 2012 with the
finished car being driven
at Oxford Plains Speedway. The car is being
built with the help of
Mitch Green, co-owner
with his wife Judy, of
Crazy Horse Racing
Shop on Route 26 in Paris. Green was a teacher
in the Technical Department at Oxford Hills
Comprehensive
High
School for 20 years. After retirement he started
Crazy Horse and for the
last four years has been
cooperating with the
Middle School in the
Aspire Higher Program.
The day I had visited
Crazy Horse the whole
team of students had a
chance to meet an Oxford Hills graduate,
Mike Morneau, who was
home from North Carolina for Christmas. Morneau has made it to the
big time in NASCAR
in an award-winning pit
crew. He is a member of
the Tony Stewart/Gene
Haas Racing Team Pit
Crew. He has been with
Tony Stewart for about
ten years and was part
of the 2011 Championship Team and the crew
has received the Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew Award
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Among the comments
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had this type of program
when I was in Oxford
Hills Middle School,
I would have been in
it.” Morneau gave good
credit to Crazy Horse
owner Mitch Green.
“Mitch and I were pretty
tight,” he said. Morneau
answered some questions from the students
and encouraged them,
“Pursue your goals. Live
your dream.”
The Middle School
students selected the
driver for this year’s car.
It will be Spencer Morse
of Waterford. Morse’s
family has been racing
at Oxford Plains Speedway for several generations. He will be the first
to enter the Oxford 250.
He also spoke with the
students, telling them,
similar to Morneau’s
comment that he had
graduated from Oxford
Hills High School a year
after Mitch Green left to
start Crazy Horse. He
graciously thanked the
Middle School team for
choosing him to race
their car, “It is a great
honor.”
Math teacher Kyle
Morey is enthusiastic about the Aspire
Higher program. “The
kids are much more engaged.” (The school’s
website lists some statistics showing the improvement in student
attendance and grades.)
OHMS teachers decided
some years ago to develop some programs to
give students some practical, everyday experiences that would help
them move into the real
Oxford Hills graduate, Spencer Morse (signing paper) of Waterford is the third generation to race at Oxford Plains Speedway. He was chosen by the OH Middle School students to drive the car they are building at Crazy Horse in the 2014 Oxford 250. (Photo
by Bill Van Tassel)
Mike Morneau (far right) stands next to Mitch Green and with some Oxford Hill Middle School students before the car the students are helping build at Green’s Crazy
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Local Legislators
Michael J. Rowe Memorial
Ice Fishing Derby
Welcome Jim Hodgkin to
the State House
The Wilton Fish & Game
First Annual Michael J.
Rowe Memorial Ice Fishing Derby will take place
Saturday, February 14,
2015, at Wilson Lake in
Wilton.
Presale tickets are available at Shelley’s Hometown Market and Mosher’s
Seafood. Tickets will be
available on derby day at
6:00 am at the boat launch.
Registration is $5.
Adult categories include:
Togue, Trout and Salmon.
Heaviest fish will win $150
cash. Remaining species
will win $25, a jet sled,
fishing rod or $25, two
nights camping and a fishing rod.
Youth categories (age 15
and uder) include: Togue,
Trout, Salmon, Pickerel and
Bass. The heaviest fish will
receive a commemorative
box of Max Traps donated
by Max Traps, in memory
of Michael J. Rowe.
The winner of the smallest fish will receive a surprise prize from Max Traps.
Remaining category winners will receive $25, one
Max Trap, a Bucket Buddy
and two movie tickets to
Narrow Gauge.
There will be multiple
door prizes to be picked up
at the boat launch at 4:00
pm.
A free Family Fishing
Clinic will also be offered
from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
at the Wilson Lake boat
launch. No experience required, bait and equipment
will be provided! Free Family Fishing Days are taking
place Feb. 14-15, when any
person (except those whose
license has been suspended
or revoked) may fish without a license. All other
laws and regulations apply
on these days.
Frozen fish will not be
accepted at weigh-in. Fishing will be allowed on
Wilson Lake only. Ticket
required at final 4:00 pm
weigh-in. For more information, contact Alan Hart
at 778-2450. n
“Cold Paws, Warm Heart”
Raffle Winners
Rep. Jeffrey Timberlake (R-Turner), Rep. Stephen Wood (R-Sabattus), Rep. Randall
Greenwood (R-Wales) and Jim Hodgkin of Leeds, stand in front of the Speaker’s
rostrum at the State House, January 7, 2015. Mr. Hodgkin came to the Capitol to
sing the National Anthem before the start of the Legislative Ceremonies. The
Representatives were pleased to have the opportunity to welcome Mr. Hodgkin to the
State House. (Photo by Ryan Lorrain)
The Country
Courier
Goes Weekly....
Bringing you more
“Good Community News”
Steven Dostie, Executive Director announces
the winners of the Greater
Androscoggin
Humane
Society’s “Cold Paws,
Warm Heart” Annual Raffle. With over $10,000 in
tickets sales the winners
were: Anne Csplikas of
Auburn winning $600 of
home heating oil, Bruce
Wilson of Hanover, MA
with $300 of home heating oil, Pamela Rietschel
with $200 of home heat-
ing oil and Peter Murphy
of Lewiston with $100 of
home heating oil. All proceeds from the raffle directly benefit the Humane
Society.
The Greater Androscoggin
Humane Society provides
a safe haven for over 4,000
sick, homeless and abused
animals in the greater
Androscoggin area per
year. The primary support
for the shelter comes from
fundraising events and do-
nations of concerned citizens.
The GreaterAndroscoggin
Humane Society is located
at 55 Strawberry Avenue
in Lewiston. If you are
interested in learning more
about volunteering at the
Shelter or adopting an animal call 783-2311 or visit
the website at www.SavingPetsInMaine.org. You
can also join them on www.
facebook/GAHumane. n
Saturday, February 7, 2015
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Trails running through Sabattus, Lewiston, Greene, Leeds and Turner Maine.
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Registration fee includes a poker hand, a beans & franks supper and fireworks display.
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St. Louis Church Lit up on New Year’s Eve
St. Louis Church lit up on New Year’s Eve signaling a new beginning for the
New Year and for residents of Auburn and Lewiston. (photo by Rachel Morin)
By Rachel Morin
On New Year’s Eve,
the lighted façade of
the former St. Louis
Church in New Auburn graced the chilly
evening sky. After 100
years as the heart of the
New Auburn Catholic
community, the building breathes a new life.
Pilotage, the new owner, comprised of community members, Mary
Callahan, Daniel Dube,
Christine Holden and
Donna LeBrun, led by
Noel Smith, arranged to
light the façade to signal a new beginning to
Lewiston and Auburn.
The lights were donated by Kennebec
Rental with transportation and setup donated
by Sundown Construction. From 5 to 8 pm
members of Pilotage
and local officials were
on hand to greet those
in attendance coming from many Auburn
and Lewiston neighborhoods drawn by
the spectacular light-
ing that was visible
from both sides of the
Androscoggin River.
Noel Smith welcomed
the crowd, thanking everyone for their attendance and wishing St.
Louis Church a Happy
New Year and happy
100th birthday. Father
Robert LaRiviere recalled the history of
St. Louis Church and
spoke of his gratitude
that the building, while
no longer a religious
institution, would remain a vital part of the
community.
Mayor
Jonathan Labonte expressed his pleasure
that a benefactor had
stepped forward to keep
St. Louis alive and his
feeling that the fate of
the building couldn’t be
in better hands. Mary
Callahan and Donna
LeBrun thanked those
in attendance for their
support and enthusiasm
for the work that lay
ahead for Pilotage and
the entire community.
Christine Holden and
City Councilors Tizz
Crowley, Belinda Gerry
and Leroy Walker, as
well as Maine Senator
Eric L. Brakey, were
on hand throughout the
evening greeting participants and exchanging
memories of St.
Louis and the New
Auburn Community.
At 8 pm the evening
was closed by the hardy
individuals still in attendance with a chorus
of “Auld Lang Syne”
and a “toast” to the New
Year and a new beginning for a New Auburn
institution.
Pilotage is gratefully
accepting
donations
for utilities, especially
oil for the heating season. Interested donors
may send contributions
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Masons Host Master Mason Degree
Nezinscot Lodge in Turner recently hosted a Master Mason degree for Randall Durgin, who is a Navy CPO stationed
in Gulfport, MS. He was home on leave to visit his family for the Holidays. The degree was put on by Past Grand
Master Wayne Adams and Veterans of the Armed Forces. Most Worshipful Adams commented that this was the
48th Master Mason degree that the Veterans have performed. Randall Durgin’s father, John Durgin II; brother,
Past Master John (Tiger) Durgin III; and brother in law, Steve Fish were in attendance for the work. Randall is a
corpsman with over 29 years of service. Worshipful Master Kevin Grover organized the evening with support of the
membership of Nezinscot Lodge.
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The New Outdoor
Partners Program
The endless outdoor
recreational opportunities that can be found all
across Maine would not
be possible without the
state’s many landowners
who allow public access
on their land.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries
and Wildlife’s Outdoor
Partners Program recognizes the importance
of that access and works
to preserve and enhance
it while improving relations with landowners
and providing an opportunity for land users to
show their support and
gratitude.
“The recreational use
of private property is
extremely important for
our outdoor enthusiasts,
and respecting landowners is essential to that
use,” said Governor Paul
R. LePage.
The new Outdoor
Partners Program is an
updated version of the
Department’s Supersport program, which began in 1996 and had at
least 1,000 participants
every year.
Joining the Outdoor
Partners Program is
simple and can be done
when you purchase any
license or through the
Department’s
online
store at www.mefishwildlife.com for just $15.
People who join the
program agree to abide
by a code of ethics that
includes respecting the
law, public land, landowners, other outdoor
users, fish, wildlife and
the environment. Those
who join this program
also agree to assist a
landowner in the upcoming year.
In return, Outdoor
Outdoor Unit
Partners receive valuable benefits, including periodic electronic
newsletters with timely information from
Maine’s biologists, wardens, guides, snowmobilers, landowners and
others, free passes to the
Maine Wildlife Park,
Swan Island and the
North Maine Woods and
discounts to a variety of
places such as Kittery
Trading Post, DeLorme,
Cabelas and more.
Also, Outdoor Partners are automatically
entered for a chance to
win 1 of 6 gift cards valued at $500 each from
either Cabelas, Kittery
Trading Post or LLBean.
A chance drawing will
be held December 31,
2015.
“When you join the
Outdoor Partners Program, your money helps
fund enhanced law enforcement details in
problem areas, equipment to investigate and
prosecute
landowner
abuse and criminal trespass complaints and promotional and educational programs designed
to improve and maintain access,” said IFW
Commissioner
Chandler Woodcock. “Funding also goes towards
IFW’s landowner sign
program, which aids
landowners in managing
access to private land by
offering an alternative to
‘No Trespassing’ signs.”
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Business
Business
Plan and grow your business
with monthly Tips on various subjects such as Taxes,
Human Resources, and Marketing.
State and Federal OSHA
Ring in 2015 Changes
for ALL Businesses
While there is still
plenty of room for improvement, I must say
that the Maine DOL is
not only surprisingly
transparent but also a top
performer in customer
service. If you have ever
attended one of their sessions for HR folks, you
will know what I mean you receive, among other
things, the direct phone
numbers and emails
of everyone there in a
management position!
So, with that in mind, I
checked in with Maine
SafetyWorks to see how
Maine was responding
to the new federal OSHA
requirements. Some of
those requirements apply to recording, where
the size and type of your
business makes a difference. The new reporting
requirements apply to everyone; the fact that you
have a smaller business
or run an office place
doesn’t make a difference.
On the issue of recording, OSHA has changed
the lists of businesses required to maintain OSHA
Recordkeeping
forms
based on their NAICS
code. Specifically automobile dealers, certain
real estate lessors, janitorial businesses and certain social service agencies will now be required
to record and maintain
OSHA injury and illness forms, assuming the
business has 11 or more
employees. Some businesses will now be exempt from maintaining
the forms such as publishers, gasoline stations
with convenience stores
and corporate headquarters.
On the issue of reporting, there are new rules
on reporting fatalities,
amputations, loss of an
eye, and inpatient hospitalizations - these rules
apply to ALL businesses.
No business is exempt
from this reporting requirement. SafetyWorks!
can provide your organization or business with
an overview on these up-
dates. Call Steve Laundrie at 207-623-7903 if
you have questions. SafetyWorks will be offering
free courses in 2015.
The next recordkeeping
course is March 26 in
Augusta. Further information on the changes is
available at https://www.
osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/index.html.
Employers will now
be required to report all
work-related
fatalities
within 8 hours and all
in-patient
hospitalizations, amputations, and
losses of an eye within
24 hours of finding about
the incident. Previously,
employers were required
to report all workplace
fatalities and when three
or more workers were
hospitalized in the same
incident. There will be
three options for employers to report. They will be
able to call their nearest
area office during normal
business hours, call the
24-hour OSHA hotline
at 1-800-321-OSHA (1800-321-6742), or report
online at https://www.
osha.gov/report_online/
The
Occupational
Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA)
published its semiannual
regulatory agenda, listing projected actions on
26 regulations and announcing its top priorities
for 2015. Those priorities include: controlling
exposure to crystalline
silica, enhancements to
current infectious disease protocols in health
care and other high-risk
environments, completing the small business
review process for a possible infectious disease
standard, and reviewing
the agency’s bloodborne
pathogens standard.
The Maine DOL will
be targeting fall protection, hazard communication, scaffolding, respiratory protection, and
electrical/wiring among
its top concerns. n
The Wheel to
Marketing Success
In any business 3% to 6% of gross revenue should be spent on marketing your business. There are many forms
of marketing but the top 7 Must of Marketing, in this order are:
References: Chet Holmes International Fortune 500 Marketing Trainer
1. Personal Contact - Word of mouth.
2. Direct Mail – A form of marketing that directly reaches the masses in their homes or community.
3. Internet - Website and social media methods.
4. Brochures - Literature about your company that will create a visual and educate the client.
5. Advertising – Ads that will attract attention and create a consistent and constant visual – (TOM) or (TOMA)
Top Of Mind awareness.
6. Public relations – Building a relationship with press and community.
7. Client Education – Participation in trade shows, business events, business networking.
Think of your marketing and advertising as a wagon wheel with 7 spokes. Every time you take away a
spoke you weaken you market opportunities. The more spokes you have the stronger the wheel and a wheel
cannot roll on just 1 or 2 spokes.
Stay tuned to next month’s wheel to marketing success as we elaborate on 1 of the 7 spokes in this series
of Marketing Your Business.
To Your Success!
Perks and Parties
How year-end gifts are taxed
During the holiday
season, it’s not uncommon for businesses to
treat employees with
vacation time, holiday
parties and bonuses.
The type of gift - not
the reason for it - determines whether it
will be taxable to your
employees.
Fruit baskets, turkeys, wine or other
inexpensive items are
considered
noncash
gifts. As long as the
noncash gift is of nominal value and given
infrequently, the gift
will be considered a de
minmis fringe benefit
and will not be taxable.
Expensive noncash
gifts, such as watches
or iPads, are considered taxable as wages.
Cash, checks and gift
certificates are also
considered
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that the fair market
value of the gifted item
or amount must be
added to the employee’s payroll wages and
is subject to typical
payroll taxes including FICA and FUTA.
Another way to show
appreciation to your
employees is by throwing a company party.
Good news! The cost
is 100% deductible to
the business - not just
50% deductible, like
typical meals and entertainment expenses.
The party cannot be
lavish and extravagant
and must be primarily for employees who
are not highly compensated. Attending the
party is a nontaxable
de minmis fringe benefit to your employees. Article courtesy
of Tax Tips and Austin
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Rock, Paper, Scissors Triple Crown Series
The United Way of Oxford County is excited to
announce its first annual
Spring Classic Rock, Paper, Scissors Triple Crown
Series. The Triple Crown
race series will consist of
three races to take place in
different locations around
Oxford County. As a commitment to promoting
health and wellness around
Oxford County the United
Way is looking forward to
growing this event year to
year.
The Rock, or Cupid Dash
snowshoe 2k, will take
place in Norway on February 1st at Roberts Farm Preserve. The Paper, or Shamrock Shuffle 5k run/walk,
will take place in Rumford
on March 15th. The Scissors, or Bunny Hop 5k run/
walk, will take place in
Bethel on April 12th. Anyone who participates in all
three races will receive a
special prize. The registra-
tion fee for all three races
is $50 or $20 for an individual race. For registration
information please visit
our registration site https://
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SouthParis/RockPaperScissors5KSeries.
Prizes will be given out
for the top 3 male and female finishers for each race.
Prizes will be given out for
best costume for each race
as well. On top of that we
also will be giving out priz-
es for the top individual and
team fundraisers.
Monies raised from these
races will help to support
the great programs United
Way of Oxford County
funds. These programs
have a focus on early
childhood education and
resources for seniors. All
programs directly benefit
those who live in Oxford
County. A kind thank you
to our series premier sponsor Oxford Casino.
The Rock, Paper Scissors Triple Crown Series
was created to highlight all
that Oxford County has to
offer. Rock: the various ski
mountains; Paper: the paper mill history; and Scissors: New Balance and the
manufacturing history. 5k
races were chosen as part
of United Way of Oxford
County commitment to
promote health and wellness in Oxford County.n
Slate of Officers 2014-2015 Year
Pictured, left to right are: Debra Martin, Director; Tina Ruhland, President Elect; Kathy Elkins, Director; Mary
Anna Palmer, Past President; Vicki Merrill, President; Kathy Laplante, Secretary; Mary Ann Brown, Treasurer; and
Arnold Weeks, Director. Not pictured are Directors: Nancy Perham; Tom Morton and Diana McLaughlin
The Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club held its annual meeting September 23, 2014 and inducted the slate of officers
and Board of Directors for the year 2014-2015. n
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iPads Are Ready to Go!
The four new iPads are
loaded and ready to be
signed out and used by our
youngest patrons! Due to
the generosity of a grant
from the Davis Foundation
TPL is pleased to provide
this exciting opportunity
for pre-K and Kindergarten
aged children.
The iPads are loaded
with over 30 Early Literacy
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to the process of reading!
This is a wonderful opportunity for our young readers
and families. Families are
also welcome to stop in at
the library and try the iPads
out. Three of the iPads are
available to be signed out
and one will remain in the
library for use during library hours. Please stop
by and learn more about
the iPads and the programs
they offer!
Story Hour
The next Story Hour will
be held Saturday, February
14th at 10 am. Since February is Dental Health Month
the Story Hour theme will
focus on stories relating to
good dental health. We are
pleased to have a special
guest, Dr. Linda Eberhardt,
to share stories with our
young participants. Please
join us on February 14th!
I Love This Book!
Once again it is time for
the “I Love This Book” display. Are you looking for a
great book to read? The
recent weather is giving us
a perfect reason to choose
a new book and curl up in
a blanket and read. If you
need a suggestion for a new
book stop by the library
and check out the “I Love
To Read” display.
Library patrons and trustees have placed a bookmark
in a favorite book along
with a few words about the
book. These books are on
display waiting for you to
take one, or two, or more
home for a good read on
a cold winter day. If you
would like to add a book to
the display, please do so; it
is always fun to share good
books!
Festival News
Mother Nature produced
snowy weather and just the
right atmosphere to celebrate the arrival of Mrs.
Claus and Santa for the
TPL/Turner Museum and
Historical Society Winter
Festival. December 13th
was a very festive day
at the TPL. The community room had a variety of
vendors with home made
baked goods, wonderful
smelling soaps and hand
creams, personalized ornaments, Scentsy candles,
toy tractors, puzzles and
games, and the popular
Turner Museum and Historical Society Calendar for
2015.
Mrs. Claus had an attentive audience as she
read “The Night Before
Christmas and other Christmas stories. The little ones
maintained their focus and
waited patiently for Santa
to arrive. As often happens,
shyness struck as soon as
Santa was seated!
After a bit of coaxing by
Santa and his elves there
was a steady stream of children ready to share their
Christmas list with Santa.
The second floor of the
Institute Building held
a small café area where
friends could chat and enjoy a cup of Hurricane’s
soup or a bowl of chili. The
relaxed atmosphere encouraged community members to catch up with each
other and take a brief rest
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from the bustle of the season. Younger community
members were able to participate in making crafts to
take home, decorating cupcakes, or having their picture taken surrounded by
a holiday frame. Children
had a choice of pretending to be Rudolf, Santa, or
Frosty as their picture was
snapped.
The Library was the setting for the finale of the
Silent Auction. Due to the
generosity and creativity of community members
there was an excellent variety of items on which to
bid. Patrons continued to
outbid each other right up
to the closing bids at 1:30
pm. There were many
smiles and happy holiday
wishes as people picked
up the items they won. The
proceeds from the Silent
Auction support the work
of the library. The Library
Trustees are deeply grateful
for the contributions from
the community both as the
wonderful donated items
for auction as well as the
generous winning bids on
these items. Thank you so
much.
The culmination of the
day was the raffle drawing
at 3:30 pm. A bit of excitement was in the air as
people waited to see if they
won any of this year’s raffle
items. While many were
disappointed, four winners
were very happy to win one
of the four available prizes
which were: 1st prize, $300
cash, 2nd prize, a ton of
“Maine Woods” pellets, 3rd
prize, a $200 L.L.Bean gift
certificate, and 4th prize,
a Cabbage Island Lobster
bake for 2. Thank you to
everyone who participated
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Children visited with Santa during the TPL/Turner Museum and Historical Society
Winter Festival held on Dec. 13th.
Mrs. Claus read Christmas stories during the during the TPL/Turner Museum and
Historical Society Winter Festival held on Dec. 13th.
Add a taste of authentic
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next banquet, luncheon,
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Contact humorist and bestselling
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The library has four new iPads, loaded and ready to be used by pre-K and Kindergarten
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#F076A XLT PKG, ONE OWNER, TURBOCHARGED V6, WITH LOTS OF OPTIONS
#P0385 4WD LOCAL TRADE, V8, LOADED WITH POWER OPTIONS, NICE TRUCK
#D246B, QUADCAB, HEMI 5.7L, TOOL BOX, VERY CLEAN, POWER OPTIONS
SALE
PRICE
$26,987 or
$316
PER
MO.
SALE
PRICE
$27,500 or $322
PER
MO.
SALE
PRICE
28,987
or $339
PER
MO.
SERVICE•PARTS•BODY SHOP
BIG CITY SERVICE
RATES? NOT HERE!
Scott Martel
Service Advisor
Service rates for the big
city dealers is over $105
per hour. We still charge
$79 per hour and you
get our Factory Trained
Technicians providing
the work. We are happy
to quote a price over the
phone give us a call.
Service Labor Rate
Still ON
ONLY
$79
PER
HOUR
Service
rviice Open
Open 7
7:30-4:30,
:3
M-F
COOLANT SERVICE
$20 OFF
The Works Vehicle Checkup
Get $20 OFF any
coolant flush and
anti-freeze refill
Present this coupon at the time of service
FREE BATTERY CHECK
BRAND NAME TIRES
ES
Rebates
“THE WORKS” SPECIAL
$130
UP TO
Blend Oil & Filter Change
• Synthetic
(oil change up to 5 qts)
Inspection
• Multi-Point
Brake
Inspection
• Rotation of Tires
• Fluid Top-Off
• Battery Test
• Filter Check
• Belts & Hoses Check
•
$39
95
FOR AN
APPOINTMENT
OR PRICE CHECK.
CALL
Jim Yates
207-743-8938 Service
Manager
WE WORK
OR
RK ON ALL MAKES & MODELS
WITH THE PURCHASE
OF 4 TIRES,
ASK FOR DETAILS
ALL FINANCING SUBJECT TO CREDIT APPROVAL, ALL VEHICLES INCLUDE $149 DOCUMENT FEE, PAYMENTS WITH 25% DOWN CASH OR TRADE
NO MONEY DOWN TO QUALIFIED BUYERS 3.99% APR, 72 MONTHS FOR 2003 OR LATER, EXCLUDES TAX AND TITLE FEE
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