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BOOK/BAKE SALE: 
The United Methodist Church will be hosting a Read to Feed Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 15th from 9 AM to 12 PM. The Church is located at 15 Park Street in Milo. Stop by to purchase  a book and a snack in support of the Milo Area Ecumenical Food Cupboard all at the same time. All monies raised at this event will go to the Ecumenical Food Cupboard to purchase food for growing clientele. The Food Cupboard is located at the United Methodist Church on Park Street in Milo, serves all individuals or families who are in need of food. If you would like to help the Food Cupboard by donating books for the sale, contact Victoria Eastman at 943-2400.
WORLD WAR 1 HISTORY EVENT:
Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum located in Alna hosted the 103rd Infantry World War I reenactment group with volunteers from Maine and New Hampshire on May 25th and 26th. Many of the original members of the 103rd “Yankee Division” Infantry were from the Piscataquis County region, including one young soldier from Monson who was killed in action. The Monson Narrow Gauge Railroad Engine #3 was in operation that day giving passengers rides on the 2.6 miles of track. When the Monson RR was disbanded in 1945 the engines were sold as scrap but luckily Engines # 3 and 4 were saved and have operated in various locations since that time. Engine #4 is presently at Sandy River Railroad located in Phillips while #3 in at the W.W.&F. awaiting repairs.  Roger Whitney, who has a second home in Abbot, was engineer for the day and is also author of the book The Monson Railroad: Maines Two Foot Narrow Gauge Railroad to the Slate Quarries.
EXTENSION  HOMEMAKER JUNE CALENDAR: 
 Extension Homemakers are partners with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension that extend adult education into home and community in the areas of food safety, nutrition and health, gardening, cultural and creative arts, financial planning and going green. Individual groups have community service projects for veterans, families in need, donating to food cupboards, shelters and fundraising for various charities. The following are the programs for June 2019: Ripley - Wednesday, June 12th: Trip to Hinkley Museum at 10 AM in Skowhegan; This program is open to the public. For more information, contact the Extension office at 207-474-9622 or 1-800-287-1495,  TDD at 1-800-287-8957 www.extension.umaine.edu. The University of Maine cooperating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.  Member of the University of Maine System.