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ANNUAL HOWARD LODGE ICE FISHING DERBY RESULTS

The 19th Annual Howard Lodge AF and AM Ice Fishing Derby on Pleasant Lake in Stetson was held Saturday, February 18th. The derby was a success and yielded a number of winners. The winners in the Bass category were: 1st place – Larry LaPlante of Stetson with at 3 pound, 11 ounce bass; 2nd place – Joe Mitchell of West Enfield with a 3 pound, 2 ounce bass; and a tie for 3rd place – Chuck Cook of Greenbush and Sara Charters of Stetson both with a 3 pound bass. The winners in the Pickerel category were: 1st place – Sara Charter of Stetson with at 24 7/8 inch pickerel which is a new derby record; 2nd place – Anne Charters of Corinth with a 24 3/16 inch pickerel and a three way tie for 3rd place – Joshua Withee and Zach Eells both of Stetson and Greg Getchell of Kenduskeag all hauled in 20 5/8 inch pickerel. The $421, 50/50 raffle winner was Steve Gould of Skowhegan. The highest bidder for 2 cedar Adirondack chairs with foot stools was Tony Underhill of Stetson and the Grand Prize winner of $500 of heating oil was Tony Colangelo of Dixmont.

PITTSFIELD’S YEAR OF KINDNESS
CONTINUES THROUGH MARCH

Pittsfield’s Year of Kindness Project continues through March and will focus on Kindness to Health Care Professionals. Since Dentists’ Day will take place on Friday, March 6th and National Doctor’s Day on Thursday, March 30th, it seemed natural to extend the project to different health care professionals. These folks work for the well-being of others and during the month of March people will have an opportunity to thank them. Individuals are encouraged to compose handwritten thank-you cards to your doctor, nurse, dentist, therapist, social worker, pharmacist or any other health professional who has helped you reach your best self.
Interestingly, the origin of the first doctors' day occurred in Winder, Georgia 84 years ago when Mrs. Eudora Almond, a physician's wife, decided to set that day aside to honor physicians by mailing them cards and placing flowers on the graves of deceased doctors. Over the years this tradition spread and in 1990 President Bush signed into law making Thursday, March 30th designated as "National Doctors' Day." The origin of Dentists' Day is unknown.
The Pittsfield's Public Library's continuing speaker series, a Brown Bag Lunch, will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd from 12 to 1 PM in the conference room. The presentation titled, "Physical & Mental Health Benefits of Kindness" will be given. Attendees feel free to bring your lunch to the library for a "lunch and learn" experience.
If interested in participating or need more information about Pittsfield’s Year of Kindness Project drop by the Pittsfield Public Library on 110 Library Street in Pittsfield, call the library at 487-5880, or visit the Heart of Pittsfield’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HeartofPittsfield. A copy of the March 2017 Pittsfield Year of Kindness calendar will be posted on the library’s website at www.pittsfield.lib.me.us/ and on the bulletin board in Bud’s Shop ‘n Save in Pittsfield.



79TH ANNUAL SPORTSMEN’S SHOW
TO BE HELD IN ORONO

The Penobscot County Conservation Association has worked to preserve Maine’s sporting heritage, support wildlife conservation, promote sportsmanship, support student scholarships and youth education.

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MARGARET CHASE SMITH LIBRARY’S
21ST ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST
The Margaret Chase Smith Library has announced the topic
of its 21st Annual Essay Contest – drug abuse.

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TREE AND PLANT SALE
ORDER DEADLINE ANNOUNCED

Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District Tree & Plant Sale pre-order deadline is March 16th with pick-up dates from April 24th thru April 28th.

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SEBASTICOOK VALLEY HEALTH
TO HOLD FOOD SAFETY TRAINING
Sebasticook Valley Health along with the University of Maine
Cooperative Extension announces Cooking for Crowds:
Food Safety Training for Volunteer Cooks.

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PINE TREE HOSPICE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
Any compassionate adult with a little time to spare
may become a Pine Tree Hospice volunteer.

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