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MARION AUSTIN TO TURN 100

Marion Austin of Newport will be turning 100 years young on Monday, January 21st. She’s currently the holder of the Newport Boston Post Cane, which was awarded to her on Friday, March 24th, 2017. Those who wish to celebrate her birthday can do so by sending her birthday cards or sentiments by writing her at: Marion Austin, Dexter Health Care, 64 Park Street, Dexter, ME 04930.



DEXTER FISH AND GAME ANNUAL ICE FISHING DERBY
The Dexter Fish and Game Association’s 2019 Lake Wassookeag Ice Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, January 19th from 6 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, January 20th from 6 AM to 4 PM. The Knights of the Columbus Hall, will serve as the derby headquarters. Pre-registration for those who choose, takes place on Friday, January 18th from 9 AM to 5 PM at the KC Hall. Tickets are $10 each, which includes an arm’s length of raffle tickets. Additonal raffle tickets are $5, which also includes an arm’s length of tickets. Prizes awarded for the biggest fish caught during the derby in each of the following categories are as follows. Togue: 1st prize - $500 cash and trophy; 2nd prize - $250 cash; Salmon: 1st prize - $250 cash and trophy; 2nd prize - $200 cash, ; Bass: 1st prize - $100 cash and trophy; 2nd prize - $50; Yellow Perch by kids under 16 years of age: 1st prize - $50 cash and trophy; 2nd - prize $25 cash; Brook Trout: 1st prize - $200 cash and trophy; 2nd prize - $100 cash; Pickerel: 1st prize - $100 cash and trophy; 2nd prize - $50 cash; Children under 16 years of age that are the 1st to register a fish, 1 winner per category, will win a trophy. Derby prizes will be awarded at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Sunday, January 20th at 5 PM. All big fish trophies are sponsored by Tuttle’s Trophies and more in Hartland. Prizes for the derby have been donated by various businesses and individuals including: Pond View Sports; Sharon & Paul Matthes; Sebasticook Valley Federal Credit Union; Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union; LD Calhoun’s Chimney Liners; Blackwell Insurance; Mike Stevens Plumbing; AE Robinson; Toot’s Deli; Dexter Variety; Huff Forest Products and PJ’s Bait Shop. All proceeds from this event will be used to benefit the Dexter Fish and Game Association. To purchase tickets or for more information contact: Jim Nicholas at PJS Bait and Tackle at 924-5082, Vance McNaughton at 277-3128, and Laurie Calhoun at 924-4031.



11TH ANNUAL WILDERNESS SLED DOG RACE TO BE HELD IN GREENVILLE
The Eleventh Annual Wilderness Sled Dog Race will take place Saturday, February 2nd
in the forested mountain trails of the Moosehead Lake Region.

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SENATOR TO SERVE ON THREE COMMITTEES
Senator Paul Davis (R-Piscataquis) has been appointed to serve as a member of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee, the State and Local Government Committee and the Government Oversight Committee.
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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION RETURNS TO NOKOMIS REGIONAL HIGH
Lights, Camera and Action returns to Nokomis Regional High offers a day of workshops, rehearsals, and a performance on Thursday, February 21st (snow day Friday, February 22nd).

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SENATOR HIRES PITTSFIELD NATIVE
U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that Kelsey Hayes, a Pittsfield native,
has been hired as a Staff Assistant in her Washington, D.C., office.
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FAMILIES IN THE OUTDOORS PROGRAM RETUR=NS
The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD)
will be kicking-off their 2nd Annual Families in the Outdoors program.

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