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SUE NILE OF PITTSFIELD NAMED
ELKS’ CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Pictured left to right: Exalted Ruler
(lodge president) Michael Havey,
Mrs. Nile & Lodge Secretary Terry White.
(Maine Elks Association photo)
The Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge Citizen of the Year is Sue Nile of Pittsfield, the elementary physical education teacher for School Administrative District 53. The award was presented to her on April 5th after the annual installations of officers.
In addition to being one of the most respected teachers in the community, Mrs. Nile also organizes a Veteran’s Day celebration for her students each year. The youngsters, carrying small American flags, march from the school to Veterans’ Park in downtown Pittsfield and participate in the patriotic observance. She also encourages students and faculty to support the town’s community food bank and other charitable causes.


GEORGIA CHARLES SELECTED AS STUDENT OF THE YEAR
AT TRI-COUNTY TECHNICAL CENTER
Georgia Charles has been selected as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Year at Tri-County Technical Center. She is a senior at Nokomis Regional High School and is completing her second year of training in the Building Trades Program at TCTC. Her hometown is Corinna. Georgia was recently on TV when she attended the “Totally Trades” fair held in Bangor where she was interviewed for the TV5 nightly news.
Georgia will be one of 27 CTE students honored at a dinner and ceremony at the Lewiston Culinary Arts Center on Saturday, May 3rd.

Pictured left to right: John Guay, Building Trades Instructor at TCTC, Georgia Charles, CTE Student of the Year, Dr. Patrick O’Neill, Director of TCTC.
The Maine Administrators of Career and Technical Education (MACTE) sponsor this statewide recognition. Other CTE students and their families from schools across Maine join her at the event.
Georgia plans to pursue a career in the field of Building Construction and to attend Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor in the fall. During her time at EMCC, her goal is to obtain an Associate’s Degree.
While at TCTC, Georgia completed over 30 hours of community service work outside of school and has been appointed as a Foreman in her Building Trades program on her Tech 2 day. As a non-traditional student, being female, in the Building Trades program, she has earned the respect of fellow students, her instructors, and administrators. She has had perfect attendance for the past seven quarters at TCTC.



EASTER CELEBRATIONS
A list of Easter celebrations happening locally.
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NEWPORT MASONIC ASSOCIATION’S
GUN RAFFLE WINNER ANNOUNCED
Newport Masonic Association announced their gun
raffle winner at the Big Pine Gun Club gun show.

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PREPARE FOR
A SECURE FINANCIAL FUTURE
The Kennebec Valley Chapter of Credit Unions recently brought real-world finances and money management to nearly 200 area high school students.
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WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION BLOCK
CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The National Association of Women in Construction, Eastern Maine Chapter #329, recently held their annual block contest at Newport Elementary.
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STUTZMAN’S FARM TOUR TO BE OFFERED BY PCSWCD & MOFGA
A tour of the Stutzman Farm Tour will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd from 9 AM to 12 PM and will feature the innovative Gothic arch cedar high tunnel.
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