Dictionary Project Features Our News

As we prepare for Dictionary Day with S.A.D. 41, we learned that our previous projects are featured on The Dictionary Project web site.  Check out the site for the full story and some great photos!

Don’t forget that our next dictionary day is Friday, November 20 and starts in Lagrange at the Marion Cook School at 8:30 AM.  Milo Elementary is scheduled for 10:00 AM and then Brownville at noon.

Our team for the day includes Jim Annis and Merna Dunham. Most of our other members will be busy preparing for our spaghetti supper for that evening.  It’s a busy Grange Day but we’ll all get to relax and listen to the Back Porch Bluegrass Band! Come join us for food and fun!

November Area Grange Events

Tuesday, November 3 Dexter Farm Project meets at 7 PM at Town Council Chambers, Dexter. For more information or to be added to their email list, contact Judy Craig.

 November 5 Garland Grange will host the Piscataquis Pomona Meeting with a pot luck supper at 6 PM followed by the meeting at 7 PM. More information from WM Bill at 924-3437.

Saturday, November 7 Ripley Grange presents service awards to eighteen members… program begins at 2 PM.  

Friday, November 13 Valley Grange helps out at SeDoMoCha with the “Reading is Fun” Program… Volunteers are needed… if you’d like to join us by reading a short book to a class, email Walter.

Friday, November 13 Garland Grange serves their famous Hunters’ Public Supper. Menu includes baked beans, bbq ribs, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, pasta dishes, homemade bread and desserts. ALL YOU CAN EAT. Price is $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 5-12, under age 5 FREE. Families welcome and ask about family rates. Takeout is also available. Proceeds to benefit Garland Grange Building Fund. For more information please call 924-6954.

Saturday, November 14 Garland Junior Grange meets at 1 PM. For more info contact Andrea Rollins, call 924-6954 or see their Facebook Page. They’ll be decorating the hall for the holidays and enjoying some games and snacks!

Saturday, November 14  Dirigo #98 in Freedom Maine will be conducting a Degree Day. They will complete two beginning at 9:30 AM, break for a short lunch, and complete third and fourth. For additional information contact Lois Zezima.

Monday, November 16 there will be a public hearing with the County Commissioners regarding funding the Piscataquis County Extension Service Office beginning at 7 PM at the Superior Court Building in Dover Foxcroft. For more information contact Donna Coffin.

Tuesday, November 17  Dexter Farm Project meets at 7 PM at Town Council Chambers, Dexter—special meeting for farmers. For more information or to be added to their email list, contact Judy Craig.

Thursday, November 19 Lakeside Grange in Harrison Maine will conduct four degrees starting with a supper at 6:30 PM.

Friday, November 20 Valley Grange conducts Dictionary Day at schools throughout S.A.D. 41… for the complete schedule and more information contact Walter.

Friday, November 20 Valley Grange conducts its annual “Homecoming” starting with a spaghetti suppah at 6 PM ($6, kids under 12 $3 and toddlers are free!). Musical entertainment by the Back Porch Bluegrass Band will begin at 7 PM (by donation). Come “home” to good old-food and fun . Bring the whole family, this is affordable family fun! Don’t forget to get your “Meat or Heat” raffle tickets before this! Drawing will be held during the program!

Saturday, November 21 Garland Grange will hold a Flea Market and Craft Fair at the Garland Grange Halll from 9 AM – 4 PM. Rent a table for  $10.00 each. Call Lisa Newman at 924-4010 or Sherrill Burdin at 564-3003 to reserve your space. Refreshments will also be sold.

Sunday, November 22 Bangor Grange will host The YPlayers and Gospel Train for a concert at 2 PM. $8 donation includes goodies during intermission. For more information, contact Rolf Staples at 973-3976.

 Thursday, December 3  South Sangerville Grange hosts Piscataquis Pomona for a Potluck Supper at 6 PM meeting and Christmas Celebration starts at 7 PM. For more information contact WM Bill Bemis at 924-3537.

Fleeing From The Flu

  “Nurse Karen” has agreed to be a regular contributor of information regarding health concerns. This is a timely one… while I was at the school today, the kids were working up their courage for their shots!

There is still a lot of media coverage regarding H1N1 flu on TV, radio and in the newspapers. It is important to me, as a Public Health Nurse, to provide the most current information. The high priority groups for receiving the H1N1 vaccine are pregnant women, children and young adults 6 months through 25 years of age, caregivers and household contacts of infants under 6 months of age because this population is too young to receive a flu immunization, persons 25 through 65 years of age with underlying health conditions, especially respiratory conditions, health care workers, and then all others who want a vaccine.

H1N1 is widespread in Maine. Most available vaccines are going to pregnant women and school children. Vaccinating children, who are major transmitters of the flu, does provide some protection to the entire community. Since April, 2009, 134 children have died in the United States after becoming ill with H1N1.

Remember to avoid close contact with people who are sick, wash/sanitize hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, stay home if you are ill, and get the seasonal and H1N1 vaccine as soon as it becomes available.

For the most up to date information go to www.flu.gov or www.maineflu.gov. You can also e-mail flu questions to flu.questions@maine.gov.

On a personal note, I assisted at the large flu clinic at the Bangor Auditorium on October 28th. I arrived at 8:30AM. The line of school children and (more…)

Valley Grange November Schedule

Further information about any events is available by sending an email.

Thursday, November 5th

Piscataquis Pomona Meeting at Garland Grange Hall starts with a potluck supper at 6 :00 PM — meeting folows at 7:00 PM.

Friday, November 6th

Valley Grange Business Meeting at Grange Hall at 7 PM.

Friday, November 13th

Grange Bookworms participate in RIF Program at SeDoMoCha.

Friday, November 20th

Dictionary Day in S.A.D. 41 starts in Lagrange at 8:30 AM, Milo Elementary at 10:00 AM, and Brownville Elementary at Noon.

Family Fun Event starts with a Spaghetti Supper at 6:00 PM, followed by entertainment with the Back Porch Bluegrass Band at 7:00 PM.