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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2020, Volume 194, No. 45© Buy or borrow a copy $1.00 USPS #008-140
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By Nicole Carter
Advertiser Democrat
PARIS — Students from
two Oxford Hills schools
have had to quarantine after
exposure to or diagnosis of
COVID-19 in late October.
On Oct. 21 Oxford Hills
Comprehensive High
School hosted Fryeburg
Academy for varsity and
junior varsity field hockey
games. Administrators later
learned that one of the play-
ers from Fryeburg’s varsity
team had tested positive for
J.V. players or coaches were
considered to have been
exposed to the virus. Game
referees were notified of
possible exposure.
SAD 17 athletes and their
families were called and
received written instructions
for proper quarantine proce-
dures by Oct. 23.Even though the varsity
team is unable to play, after
consulting with the athletic
director for Edward Little
High School about steps
taken and protocols in
place, OHCHS’s J.V. team
was able to compete in a
weekend game against the
Auburn J.V. team.
Then, on Oct. 30
Superintendent Rick
Colpitts sent out a notifica-
tion to families of all
Oxford Hills students alert-
ing them that a student at
Otisfield Elementary and a
student at OHCHS were
diagnosed with the virus.
Those two students have
been dismissed from school
while they recover, and any
students and staff who have
had contact with them have
been advised to quarantine.
Colpitts informed the
SAD 17 Board of Directors
at their Monday night meet-ing that contact tracing
revealed that one student
was infected when attend-
ing a community dinner and
the other during a commu-
nity hockey practice, mean-
ing there has been no
known transmission on
school grounds.
In an email statement to
the Advertiser Democrat
Colpitts said that in both
cases the number of stu-
dents at the schools entering
quarantine was small
because of robust planning
and adherence to pod isola-
tion procedures.
“Both schools remain
open and serve students,”
Colpitts wrote. “Those
quarantined are able to con-
tinue learning through
remote instruction.”
Nicole Carter — 207-
COVID-19 strikes OH schools
By Nicole Carter
Advertiser Democrat
PARIS — School
Administrative District 17
officials are making plans
for what student learning
may look like for the
remaining academic year,
whether in school, online or
a combination of both.
Superintendent Rick
Colpitts outlined the pro-
cess to the board of direc-
tors Monday evening.
What will not change are
the priorities for in-person
learning: students up to and
including grade three, spe-
cial education or English-
learners, and those consid-
ered to be in at risk catego-
The next tier for attend-
ing class daily are students
who have not participated in
online classes or individual
sessions, not been able to
complete assignments or
meet academic progress
expectations, or do not have
reliable internet connec-
With the forced changes
and parents making
requests to change student
attendance, the district is
adding a process to sub-mit and approve those
requests. Decisions will
be based on where the stu-
dent is in prioritization,
balanced with changes for
remote or hybrid learning,
and the capacity of the
school to meet the Maine
Department of
Education’s six require-
ments for opening.
Colpitts also updated the
board on current trends of
COVID-19 infections.
Oxford County continues to
experience mild community
spread of the virus, with
most of the eight towns
increasing in positive cases
of one or two over the past
couple of weeks.
There have been expo-
sures of high school field
hockey players and students
at Oxford Hills
Comprehensive High
School and Otisfield
Elementary School. Placing
students in smaller pods has
helped keep the number of
those needing to quarantine
in remote learning at a rela-
tively low rate.
SAD 17 Finance
Manager Cathy Coffey pre-
sented information on coro-
navirus-related relief fund-
ing. The district was approved for a combined
$6.77 million.
There are several require-
ments for how the funds can
be spent, including that
projects must be unbudget-
ed, funds can not be used to
cover any gaps in curtail-
ment, the needs must be
urgent, they may not be
reimbursed through any
other funding sources, and
they can only be imple-
mented within Maine CDC
Coffey said spending
deadlines for CARES Act
and COVID Relief Funds
are Sept. 30, 2021, and Dec.
30, 2020, respectively. A
particular challenge for all
Maine school districts is
orders for equipment and
materials remaining unfilled
beyond the deadline.
To adequately comply
with deadline variances, the
SAD 17 finance department
is building a dedicated
accounting system to man-
age the process and docu-
mentation, and be prepared
to provide reporting for
annual audits.
Nicole Carter — 207-
SAD 17 lays out plans to meet
shifting attendance trends
Supplied photo.
Liliana Tripp, 6, of Oxford celebrates food donations she is collecting for
Helping Hands Food Pantry.
By Nicole Carter
Advertiser Democrat
OXFORD — As she
spends first grade being
home schooled, Liliana
Tripp is getting a real-life
education in Social
Studies she is not likely to
Liliana is in her third
week of operating her
own food drive, with all
donations going to
Oxford’s Helping Hands
Food Pantry. Too shy to
speak on the record about
her work, she authorized
her parents to act as her
“Home schooling has
been going pretty well,”
said her mother, Laura
McCann Trip. “We started
Liliana in remote learning
for the first two weeks
and it just wasn’t working for us. She was in pre-K
last year, but I’ve started
printing work sheets and
making a curriculum for
first grade so we skipped
over kindergarten. We do
cooking, science and she
goes to an art class in
Auburn. We do social
studies, which we call
community day, and
music, P.E. and library.
And we of course work on
English and math. For sci-
ence, we started with
learning about rocks and
minerals and took a field
trip to a mine and a gem
place in West Paris.
“For Social Studies, we
first studied voting and
did our own mock elec-
tion. Liliana got to choose
the ballot question, which
was ‘should we read more
books at night?’ We
always read two books but now we read three books,
because we all voted to
read more books. And we
took her to see how voting
works and what it is like.”
From Liliana’s electoral
education, the Tripps
moved on to a new topic,
learning about what vol-
unteers do to help the
community. Next the fam-
ily will do a 5K to benefit
‘Make a Match’ which
matches donors to patients
with blood illnesses.
“One of the people at
the Helping Hands Food
Pantry, Karen Miller, is
related to my husband
Allen,” said McCann
Tripp. We originally
asked if we could take
Liliana to the food pan-
try to volunteer but she
was too young. And they
First-grader ‘stocking shelves’ for food pantry
By Nicole Carter
Advertiser Democrat
HARRISON —  In a year
of unprecedented hardship
due to the tanking economy
and a global pandemic, the
Harrison Food Bank has
expanded its reach and mis-
sion in rural Maine’s fight
against food insecurity. It
continues  to support more
and more families in need as
COVID-19 resurges this fall.
Operations Manager  and
founder Sandy Swett says
that some weeks as many as
500 come to the facility on
Tuesday afternoons for a
week’s worth of food. A
slower week will still bring
well over 300.
It is not just people from
Oxford county communities
who rely on it either. They
come from York,
Cumberland, Androscoggin
and Franklin counties and
even New Hampshire, with
some traveling more than 70
miles one way. Lay-offs at
the Jay and Rumford mills
are sure to bring in more cli-
For all these reasons
Swett anticipates even more
need as colder weather sets
in.“Power and heating bills
go up in winter,” she said.
“Historically, summer is
slower for us. People don’t
tend to eat or cook as much
in summer. With a new wave
of cases and some business-
es not able to recover, people
are hurting.”
Expanding pressures
Right now Swett’s imme-
diate concern is
Thanksgiving. Last year the
food bank handed out 325 meals including turkey, side
dishes and desserts. Forced
to buy turkeys and potatoes
because the previous suppli-
ers were not able to provide
them, the holiday came with
a bill of $5,000.
“Good Shepherd Food
Bank does not stock tur-
keys,” she said. “They will
accept donations of them,
but they don’t buy them.”
This year Swett expects
to distribute 500 holiday meals, at a cost that could
reach $7,000. It will not be
easy, as some of her finan-
cial benefactors have been
struggling themselves.
The United Methodist
Church in Harrison was a
big source of support last
year, but with church ser-
vices and fundraisers being
mostly cancelled by
COVID-19 the group is not
Thanksgiving holiday looms large at Harrison Food Bank
Nicole Carter / Advertiser Democrat
Harrison Food Bank founder Sandy Swett has worked to put a national
spotlight on food insecurity in rural Maine during the coronavirus pandemic.
By Nicole Carter
Advertiser Democrat
REGION — Here are results for local,
state and national elections for most
Oxford Hills communities.
BUCKFIELD. President: Trump 466;
Biden 468; Other 26. US Senate: Collins
695; Gideon 345; Savage 32; Linn 19.
State Senate Dist.18: Keim 740; Perkins
315. Maine House Dist. 73: Andrews 722;
Woodburn 323.
GREENWOOD. President: Trump 242;
Biden 278; Other 13. US Senate: Collins
281; Gideon 215; Savageg 25; Linn 10.
Congress Dist. 2: Golden 295; Crafts 232;
Maine Senate Dist 18: Keim 279: Perkins
242. Maine House Dist. 117: Head 272;
Sessions: 250.
HARRISON. President: Trump 796;
Biden 741; Other 37. U.S. Senate: Collins
923; Gideon 544; Linn 34; Savage 76.
Congress Dist. 1: Allen 783; Pingree 755.
State Senate Dist 19: Bennett 909; Branch
619. Maine House Dist 69: Riseman 1,004;
Davis 533. Register of Probate: 1,114;
County Commissioner Dist 2: Witonis 1,184
NORWAY. President: Trump 1,363;
Oxford Hills
election results
by town
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your heart
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Nicole Carter / Advertiser Democrat
Domino’s Pizza is hiring for all positions in its new Norway store, opening
Nov. 11
By Nicole Carter
Advertiser Democrat
NORWAY — Domino’s
is hiring as it prepares to
open a new shop on Main
Street in Norway. It is at
66 Main Street, the loca-
tion where Simply Eats
was formerly located.
Some staff has already
been hired and are train-
ing at stores in Lewiston
and Auburn. The store is
still looking to hire part-
time and full-time for sev-
eral positions, with bene-
fits available.
With several other new
franchises opening,
Norway will be one of 24
other restaurants through-
out Maine. Fernando
Stelser is the owner of
the Norway location. He
has been a franchisee for
the last 11 years, but
started his Domino’s
career even earlier as a
delivery driver.“With many areas avail-
able Norway seems like a
great fit for our company,”
said Stelser in an email
statement. “It’s a small
town with some great peo-
ple. We’re happy to be
joining this wonderful
Remodeling on the
building started last July
and Stelser said the proj-
ect was done with
COVID-19 health precau-
tions in mind.
“We strive to keep our
customers and employees
safe and have all proper
procedures trained for
every employee,” he said.
Customers will have a
number of ways to order,
including “contact-less
carryout, car side delivery,
a pick-up window and
“All Domino’s deliver-
ies go as far as eight to
nine minutes from the
store’s location. We have already mapped out the
area closely to make sure
we can get to as many
members of the Norway,
Oxford, Paris and South
Paris as possible. For
those customers who live
outside the delivery area
we also have ‘hot spots’
set up where they can
meet our drivers along the
edges of the eight/nine
minute mark.”
Job applicants can go to to
apply to work in the
Norway store. Selser said
that as long as training is
being done in other towns,
transportation to those
locations will be provided
if necessary.
“We are excited to serve
the local business and be
part of this wonderful com-
munity,” Selser said.
Nicole Carter — 207-
Domino’s Pizza comes to Norway
Maine Department of
Agriculture, Conservation
and Forestry (DACF)
seeks the public’s help in
locating ash trees sold at
Lowe’s stores in Maine
during spring and summer
2020. DACF Horticulture
and Forest Health officials
are concerned that the
trees may contain emerald
ash borer (EAB), an inva-
sive insect that kills ash
trees. The trees originated
at a nursery located in an
EAB infested and quaran-
tined area. Customers pur-
chased thirty-six of these
trees during spring and
summer from Lowe’s
stores in Auburn, Augusta,
Bangor, Brewer,
Brunswick, Portland,
Sanford, Scarborough,
Thomaston, and Windham.
The trees were potted, sold
for $29.98, and labeled as
Ash Green, Fraxinus penn-
sylvanica. (A tree tag sam-
ple follows this news
Customers who have not
already been contacted by
Lowe’s are asked to get in touch with Maine State
Horticulture Program, by
emailing  bugwatch@  or calling
directly at 207-287-7545
DACF suggests that
everyone refrain from
planting any ash tree
(Fraxinus spp., not moun-
tain-ash) and the white
fringe tree (Chionanthus
sp.). EAB is established in
Maine, and EAB infesta-
tions surround the state in
Vermont, New Hampshire,
New Brunswick, and
Quebec. Ornamental ash
trees in areas with EAB
infestation require regular
application of insecticides
to survive and thrive.
Visit  https://www.maine.
gov/eab  for more informa-
tion about emerald ash
DACF extends its grati-
tude to Lowe’s and Clinton
Nurseries for their
response to this ash tree
incident. DACF and Lowes
staff worked collaborative-
ly to address the situation,
inform customers who pur-
chased ash trees, and hang
informational signage at Lowe’s stores throughout
About EAB in Maine
EAB, first detected in
Michigan in 2002, has
spread across 35 states
through wood products,
including firewood and
trees sold for planting. In
Maine, EAB currently
infests a small percentage
of our ash trees. Current
EAB  quarantine  areas in
Maine include all of York
and Cumberland Counties,
parts of Oxford County,
and the northeastern cor-
ner of Aroostook County.
The quarantine boundaries
were drawn to form a buf-
fer on those towns where
EAB had been detected.
EAB was found in north-
ern Aroostook County in
May 2018, western York
County in September
2018, and Cumberland
County in September
2019. DACF remains com-
mitted to delaying this
pest’s impacts in uninfest-
ed areas through educa-
tion, survey, quarantine,
and biological control
Officials request the public’s help
Please call the Town
Office at 743-6651 for an
appointment to come in
and conduct business
during Covid-19.
Hunting Season
Awareness:  We are in the
midst of hunting for deer,
bear, wild turkey and
other species. 
Deer Hunting Season
for residents and non-resi-
dents started this past
Monday, November 2,
2020. The season ends for
all on Saturday November
28th, the Saturday after
the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Sunday hunting is illegal
in Maine. Please wear
orange when entering the
woods for any reason,
hunting, hiking, biking,
etc. during this time.The first half of taxes
are due on Friday,
November 20, 2020.
The Town Office will
be closed on Wednesday,
November 11, in honor of
Veteran’s Day.
The next Select Board
Meeting will be held on
November 5.  The next
Planning Board Meeting
will be on November
12th. The meetings are
held in  the Town Office
large conference room
which can accommodate
10 to 12 people and the
meetings will also be on
Please go to our web
site for ZOOM informa-
tion on all meetings.
Select Board meetings are
held the first and third Thursday of the month at
7 p.m. at the Town Office.
Planning Board meetings
are held the second and
fourth Thursdays of the
month at 7 p.m. at the
Town Office. We do our
best to post agendas for
both Boards on our
Facebook page.
The Town Office tele-
phone number is 743-
6651, the fax number is
743-5307, the website is
The voicemail system is
open 24/7 for you to leave
a message during
non-business hours. 
Business hours are
Monday thru Friday from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Norway Town Hall
By Nicole Carter
Advertiser Democrat
passed ordinance questions
on mass gatherings, flood-
plain management and
building permits during
Election Day balloting.
The Mass Gathering
Ordinance was amended to
clarity it applies to private
as well as public property. The vote was 814-681.
The floodplain manage-
ment ordinance, which
was approved 925-583,
allows property owners to
participate in the National
Flood Insurance Program
and outlines the permitting
process to build in the
flood zone.
Passage of the Building
Permit Ordinance was a
close vote, 769-724. It clari-fies sideline setback allow-
ances for property lines and
restricts new buildings to no
more than 30 feet tall for
firefighting safety. It also
streamlines the process for
residents applying for per-
mits for disability access
and improvements.
Nicole Carter — 207-
Harrison voters adopt or amend three ordinances
An Introduction to Medicare
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Advertiser Democrat Thursday, November 5, 2020 A3
all adjust our lives in these
times, it is important to nur-
ture our wellbeing, and to
be part of a caring commu-
nity – even though we need
to distance ourselves – and
it is important to many to
nurture our spiritual wellbe-
ing. Join us on Sundays at
9:00 a.m. for spirit-lifting,
contemplative, timely,
inspiring topics. We are
observing safety practices of
wearing masks and social
distancing. We are not sing-
ing during the hymns, but
we are uplifted by the music
of Tom Coolidge.
8,  “Resistance, Rescue, and
Accountability During the
Holocaust in France”  pre-
sented by guest speaker,
Marcel Polak.  Active resis-
tance during the German
Occupation and Vichy gov-
ernment in France support-
ed the individual and group
rescue of thousands of Jews,
while tragically France and
Germany were engaged in
crimes against humanity.
Marcel will weave his
parents’ personal family his-
tory of death and rescue
with historical information
about the French govern-
ment’s anti-semitism that
led to the murder of almost
75,000 Jews, including
thousands of children.
His focus will be not only
on who rescued, but the
often complex factors, espe-
cially for groups, that com-
pelled people to risk their
lives to save strangers. He
will also discuss what hap-
pened after the war to hold
Vichy officials and Nazis
Marcel lives in
Woodstock with his wife,
Emily Ecker.
November 15, “Beyond
Comprehension” led by The
Reverend Fayre
Stephenson. Spirituality has
been defined as,” the experi-
ence of holy presence in our
lives.” It is a moment of
truth – a time of spiritual
connection. We religious
liberals may both seek and
resist such moments of
truth. At this service we’ll
consider our quest for a
spirituality grounded in rea-
November 22, “A
Concept of Faith” as viewed
by this octogenarian in this year 2020, led by The
Reverend Fred Jordan. This
year 2020 poses for most of
us concerns, hopes, and
fears about our daily activi-
ties, future, relatives,
friends, neighbors and
responsibilities. This aging
ordained interfaith minister
and physician is no excep-
tion. During this service
Rev. Jordan will share his
general concept of “faith”,
and a more specific picture
of his own spiritual working
view of faith. This is an
uncertain time during which
we all are searching for
hope, progress, and stability.
There may be time at the
end of Rev. Jordan’s sermon
for an exchange of ideas.
November 29, “The
Marrying Minister of
Norway” led by The
Reverend Fayre
Stephenson. The Reverend
Caroline Angell, known as
“The Marrying Minister of
Norway,” was minister of
First Universalist Church of
Norway from 1884 to 1905.
She was a beloved minister ,
a prominent Oxford County
citizen, and the Norway
Church’s longest serving
minister. What can we learn
today from her amazing leg-
November has tradition-
ally been the time for the
First Universalist Church of
West Paris annual Chicken
Pie Supper fundraiser,
which has been canceled
this year. However, the
church is still holding the
fundraiser with ordering in
advance and picking the
pies up. This will take place
sometime in January, so
watch for details. In the
meantime, the church is cur-
rently having a Dessert Pie
fundraiser. Pies are $15 and
the selection includes apple,
blueberry, pumpkin and
rhubarb. Order by
November 21 and pick up
on November 25. Contact
Marta Clements at the
phone or email below.
For more information
about the church and ser-
vices, please contact Marta
Clements, 674-2143, mcle-
com, or Bob Clifford at 674-
3442, bobarlen@megalink.
net. To learn more about the
Association, visit http://
First Universalist
November worship services
Sun Journal Staff Report
Maine Warden Service on
Monday recovered the
body of a New York man
who went missing while
kayaking Sunday on
Bryant Pond, also known
as Christopher Lake.
Mark Latti, communi-
cations director for the
Maine Department of
Inland Fisheries and
Wildlife, said the body of
Yohanna Milad Israel
Rizk, 28, of New York
City was located about
2:20 p.m. Monday.
“We recovered his body
in 40 feet of water about
240 yards from shore,”
Latti said.
Rizk was kayaking at
about 1:30 p.m. Sunday
when his kayak flipped
and dumped him into
the water.
The water tempera-
ture at the time was 47 degrees.
Two friends grabbed
kayaks and tried to rescue
him, but found no sign of
A game warden and his
K-9 later found one of
Rizk’s  gloves that had
washed ashore.
Latti said Rizk was
inexperienced at kayak-
ing, “was not wearing a
life jacket and did not
know how to swim.”
Rizk was visiting the
area with friends, who had
rented a cabin on Bryant
Pond, Latti said.
Dive teams returned
Monday morning to
search for the body.
Conditions on the water
were difficult for search-
ers, who faced 30 mph
winds and intermittent
snow, Latti said.
Andree Kehn — 207-
Twitter: @AndreeKehn
Wardens recover body of New York man in Bryant Pond
Andree Kehn/Sun Journal
The Maine Warden Service Dive Team returned
Monday to Bryant Pond in Woodstock to search for
a missing kayaker from New York City. Mark Latti,
communications director for the Maine Department
of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said the body of
Yohanna Milad Israel Rizk, 28, was recovered
Monday afternoon, about 24 hours after he was
reported missing when his kayak flipped.
University of Maine at
Farmington and the
University of Maine at
Augusta are excited to
announce the UMF / UMA
Nursing Partnership, a new
collaborative program on
the Farmington campus
offering the UMA pre-licen-
sure Bachelor of Science in
Nursing degree to help meet
Maine and the nation’s
increasing demand for
skilled and effective health-
care providers.
Slated to begin fall 2021,
the academically rigorous
program is a 4-year pre-li-
censure track. It will pre-
pare students with skills in
clinical practice, communi-
cation, critical thinking and
writing, research and lead-
ership. The deadline for
applications to the program
is January 31, 2021.
“We are so proud to be
partners with the University
of Maine at Augusta in the
development of this collab-
orative program that will
not only provide a
Farmington cohort of stu-
dents with the educational
preparation to become prac-
ticing nurses but also give
them the in-depth skills to help them advance within
the nursing profession,” said
Edward Serna, UMF presi-
Students will graduate
with a Bachelor of Science
in Nursing (BSN) degree
from the University of
Maine Augusta, which is
rapidly becoming the pre-
ferred educational creden-
tial for the profession. This
program will prepare stu-
dents to sit for the  National
Council Licensure
Examination for Registered
Nurses (NCLEX-RN)  and
enter the field as registered
According to the Bureau
of Labor Statistics’
Employment Projections for
Registered  Nursing  (RN) is
listed among the top occu-
pations in terms of job
growth through 2029.
Students will be enrolled
by UMA, but enjoy the resi-
dential college experience
of living and learning on the
UMF campus as they pre-
pare to be qualified nursing
professionals. The UMF /
UMA Nursing Partnership
will enroll an initial cohort
of 16-19 nursing students in
the already established UMA nursing program with
a new cohort every year
during the first four years.
“We are excited to col-
laborate with UMF in meet-
ing the high demand for
nursing professionals in
Maine,” stated UMA
President Rebecca Wyke.
At Farmington, students
will build a foundation of
knowledge in science,
humanities and related pro-
fessional disciplines provid-
ed by UMF’s rich diversity
of General Education and
non-Gen Ed course work.
At UMA, students will
focus on nursing course-
work and clinical applica-
tion in both laboratory and
health care settings.  All
Nursing core instruction
will be provided by UMA’s
quality baccalaureate
Nursing Education Program
through online and synchro-
nous distance modalities
and through in-person labo-
ratory learning.  Students
will  engage in clinical
learning via simulated expe-
riences and supervised prac-
tice in hospitals, long-term
care facilities, and commu-
nity health settings to fulfill
their clinical course require-
ments.Upon successful comple-
tion of the program, stu-
dents will receive a
Bachelor of Science Degree
in Nursing from UMA.  The
UMA Nursing Program is
accredited by
the  Accreditation
Commission for Education
in Nursing (ACEN).
“This exciting and inno-
vative partnership is a tre-
mendous step forward for
healthcare and education in
Franklin County and the
surrounding area and is
compounded by the current
pandemic.  This incubator
for nurses will be a wel-
come addition to the
already exceptional educa-
tional programs that the
University of Maine-
Farmington offers to its
students, and Franklin
Community Health
Network looks forward to
working with UMF to
strengthen education and
healthcare for years to
come,” said Trampas
Hutches, president of the
Franklin Community
Health Network.
For more information and
to apply, visit:  https://www.
UMF, UMA announce new nursing partnership
LOVELL — It is fall!
Can you believe it? I still
like the fall even though
winter is right around the
corner. Somewhere things
slowdown in the fall. Not
here though. LUCC’s
Christian Education com-
mittee is busy with prepar-ing a special Halloween
time for the children of
town. We continue to wor-
ship together on Sunday
(spaced apart with masks
on). Some of the choir
members step outside to
sing. (no singing inside just
humming and readings the
hymn words.)
The trees have been
beautiful this year. Were
they earlier than usual?
Many of us are missed the
Fryeburg fair – all those
smells, sounds and activi-
ties. Hopefully next year we
will be safer from Covid
and have the fair. I miss
playing and singing with the
Ukulele Posse. We usually
performed on Tuesdays at
the fair. Now I sing to the
animals. They do not seem
to mind.
Down on the farm, I
notice those sleek coats of
the donkeys and the horse is
shaggy. The alpaca fleece is
getting longer and longer; not to mention the deep
fuzzy wool coats of the
sheep are thicker. Each ani-
mal still looks for his or her
daily scratch or hug. They
know the importance of
relationship and faithful-
ness. And the seasons go
on. I pray that all of you
will find time to enjoy every
day as a gift of God’s love
for each and every one of
The Thrift Shop is open
Wednesday and Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We
are limited to 8 customers at
a time and face coverings
need to be worn. We contin-
ue to receive LOTS of great
merchandise. Stop by and
see! $2 Bag Sale on the last
Wednesday & Saturday of
each month. Help needed –
please call the church office
if you can help- 925-1321.
We will be hosting a
Drive-up Trick or Treat and
Photo Booth in our parking
lot on Halloween from 4-5:30 p.m. (or until we run
out). Other participating
stops in town include:
Charlotte Hobbs Memorial
Library, Designs by Diana
Bags, Kezar Realty, Rosie’s,
Delta Masonic Hall (Also
welcoming non-perishable
food and monetary dona-
tions for the new Lovell
Area Food Pantry), Center
Lovell Market, Molloy
Energy, and Harvest Gold
Gallery-assisted by Oxford
County Sheriff, and maybe
more! All are welcome to
join in on the fun!
The Lovell Girl Scouts
continue their collection of
returnable bottles and cans.
Please be sure they are
returnable and place them in
the receptacles outside at
Girl Scouting has been
given Green Designation
now to hold meetings for all
ages. For more information
contact Linda Libby at 925-
News from Lovell UCC
SUMNER — Pleasant
Pond Cemetery
Association asks everyone
to kindly remove all flow-ers and plants by
November 12 at the
Pleasant Pond Cemetery in
Sumner, Maine.
Cemetery cleanup requested
Biden 1,400; Other: 91.
U.S. Senator: Collins 1,515;
Gideon 1,179; Savage 136;
Linn 60. Congress Dist. 2:
Golden 1,674; Crafts 1,173;
State Senate Dist. 19:
Bennett 1,632; Branch
1,188. Maine House Dist.
71: Millett 1,406; Morse
1,388. Judge of Probate:
Crockett 2,298. Register of
Probate: Dilworth 2,356.
County Commissioner Dist.
1: Merrill 2,345.
OTISFIELD. Not report-
OXFORD. President:
Trump 1,456; Biden 807;
Other: 62. U.S. Senate:
Collins 1,668; Gideon 983;
Savage 137; Linn 60.
Congress Dist. 2: Crafts
1,276; Golden 1,057. State
Senate Dist. 19: Bennett
1,641; Branch: 1,118. Maine
House Dist. 72: Dillingham
1,617; Blastow 667. Judge of
Probate: Crockett 2,351;
Register of Probate: Dilworth
PARIS. President: Trump
1,494; Biden 1,280, Other 81.
U.S. Senate: Collins 1,668;
Gideon 983; Savage 137;
Linn 60. Congress Dist. 2: Golden 1,543; Crafts 1,286.
State Senate Dist 19: Bennett
1,687; Branch 1,118; Maine
House Dist 73: Andrews
1,689; Woodburn 1,046.
Judge of Probate: Crockett
2,391; Register of Probate:
Dilworth 2,370.
WEST PARIS.  President:
Trump: 552; Biden: 372;
Other 33. U.S. Senate:
Collins 593; Gideon 300;
Savage 33; Linn 12. Congress
Dist. 2: Golden 449; Crafts
478. Maine Senate Dist. 18:
Keim 620; Perkins 311.
Maine House Dist. 71:
Millett 548; Morse 390.
President: Trump 775; Biden
452; Other 29. U.S. Senate:
Colins 618; Gideon 367;
Savage 35; Linn 14. Congress
Dist. 2: Golden 548; Crafts
484. Maine Senate Dist. 18:
Keim 594; Perkins 306:
Maine House Dist. 71:
Millett 648; Morse 374.
County Commissioner Dist.
1: Merrill.
HEBRON: Not reported.
Nicole Carter — 207-
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The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. — Marcus Tullius Cicero
Wanda Lee Rich Buswell
Lee Rich Buswell passed
away October 27, 2020 at her
home in South
Paris, surrounded
by family.
Wanda was born
on June 16, 1948
in Norway. Wan-
da was active in
the Bethel VFW
Lady’s Auxiliary
supporting her
husband and oth-
er veterans.
She was active
in the South Paris Women’s
Auxiliary Fire department
for many years, being proud
of her husband, Harry
Buswell, and her son, Alton
Chesley, both of whom were
active volunteers of the fire
department. Wanda was
proud to give back to her
community by doing so.
Wanda is survived by her
husband, Harry Buswell;
her son Alton Chesley and
her daughter in-law, Sue
Chesley of Oxford; her
son, Joe Bonney of Hayes,
Virginia; her step-daughter
Dawn-Lynn Kjenstad of Can-
ton; her step-son Harry John
Buswell, Jr. of Augusta; her
step-son Dana Joe Buswell
of South China; her sister,
Jean McKeen and sister-in-
law Ellie Holden McKeen,
of Hayes, Virginia; a spe-
cial niece Tabatha Hall of Hayes, Virginia; a grandson,
Danny Chesley, and grand-
daughter, Destiny Chesley;
a step-grandson
Deric Buswell;
Nathan Bradman;
many relatives
of the Philip E.
Dunn lineage and
the Alton Rich
lineage; and many
many friends,
including Kathy
Winchenbach of
South Paris and
Janice Bonney of Calais.
Wanda enjoyed her family
and friends and loved vis-
iting and going to lunches
and dinners in the local
restaurants with them. She
loved flowers and planting.
She loved cooking and was
a great preserver of old-time
recipes. She and her hus-
band loved NASCAR racing
and racing at the Oxford
Plains Speedway and going
for long rides in the country-
At her request, no service
will be held, but rather, a
Celebration of Her Life will
be held in the spring of 2021.
Arrangements are under the
care of Chandler Funeral
Home & Cremation Service,
45 Main St., South Paris.
Online condolences may be
shared with her family at
Betty Ann Moore
OXFORD -- Betty Ann
Moore, 63 passed away on
Saturday, October 24 at her
home. She was
born on March 30,
1957 to John C. and
Rose (Rice) Ames,
Sr. in Lewiston.
She worked as an
in Home Health
attendant for
many years.
She enjoyed tak-
ing care of people,
loved to watch
the birds out the
window, and traveling to
Boothbay. She was a big fan
of racing both locally and
NASCAR, with some of her
favorites being Harry Gant,
Jeff Gordon, Leland Kangas
and Dave Dion.
She is survived by her hus-
band, William (Scot) Moore;
children James Archer and wife Ann, Susan Ann John-
son and significant other
Wayne Smart, Philip John
Moore, Michael
Scot Moore and
wife Jen; brother
Andrew Ames and
wife Donna, and
John Ames; many
grandchildren and
one great-grand-
daughter; as well
as many nieces
and nephews.
She was prede-
ceased by a son
T.J. Devlin, and her parents.
Arrangements are under
the care of Chandler Funer-
al Home and Cremation Ser-
vice, 45 Main Street, South
Paris. Online condolences
may be shared with her
family at www.chandlerfu-
Claudia C. Benege
SOUTH PARIS -- Claudia
Carol (Coyne/Hutto) Benge,
77, of Norway, formerly of
Lovell, died on
Tuesday, Oct. 27,
2020 at the Maine
Veterans Home in
South Paris.
by her parents,
Charles Hutto and
Dorothy (Kimball)
Force, Claudia
was an amazing
big sister to broth-
ers Buzzy (Charles
Jr.), Gary and Wayne.
She attended Buxton gram-
mar school and graduated in
1961with the last graduating
class of the Buxton High
School. As a ‘Buxton Bull-
dog,’ she was a proud mem-
ber of the girls’ basketball,
bowling and swim teams.
People of that era think of
Claudia with her rolled up
blue jeans (pedal pushers),
bouncing, blonde ponytail
and always sparkling, smil-
ing blue eyes. She was either
drinking a Pepsi Cola laid
out over the living room
chair talking to Franny, or
Linda, or Judy, or Elaine, or
Beth or Nancy, or she was
in the Reitze’s living room
teaching us how to dance
with Dick Clark’s American
Bandstand on TV.
She attended keypunch
school in Portland after her
high school graduation;
that opened an employment
opportunity at a local bank.
She moved on to bigger
and better opportunities
in Washington D.C. and in
1963, joined the U.S. Army.
As a WAC, Claudia served as
a medical corpsman at Fort
Sam Houston and later in
Ft. Hood. Her MOS changed
and she became a driver de-livering supplies all over the
base. She met everyone, in-
cluding her future husband,
Charles Benge,
also in the Army.
They were mar-
ried March 31,
1964. Throughout
Charlies’ Army
career, they had
the pleasure of
being stationed
in many states
across the U.S.
and in Germany
for a year. After
Charlies’ retirement from
the military, they moved to
Westbrook, Maine and Clau-
dia worked in management
at UNUM for 25 years.
Claudia and Charlie be-
came the proud parents of
two sons, John and his wife,
Melody (of Bangor, Maine)
and Scott and his wife, Ange-
la (of Fort Wayne, Indiana).
They have six beautiful
grandchildren; John Jr.,
Alex, Seth, Michael, Diony-
sios and Estella.
She is predeceased by
her husband of 53 years,
and her brother, Buz. She
leaves behind everyone who
knew and loved her (and
that is everyone who had
the privilege and pleasure
of knowing her) including
her Dixie Doodle. Until we
meet again Claudia…say hi
to everyone up there for us.
See you soon.
Cremation arrangements
are in the care of the Hall
Funeral Home, 165 Quaker
Ridge Road in Casco. Private
interment will take place at
the No. 4 Cemetery in Lovell.
Please consider sharing you
kind words, condolences
and tributes at www.hallfu-
George W. McKay
NORWAY -- George W.
McKay, 86, of South Paris
passed away on Tuesday,
October 27, 2020
at Stephens Me-
morial Hospital
surrounded by his
wife, daughters
and granddaugh-
He was born in
Norway on Feb-
ruary 19, 1934 the
son of William
and Mabel York
McKay. He attend-
ed Norway High School and
married Helen Millett on
November 26, 1955.
George drove logging
trucks, worked in the woods,
worked at C. B. Cummings,
Paris Manufacturing and
ABC Rubbish. He had been
employed as a mechanic for
Ripley & Fletcher and Har-
old Motors. He later owned
his own auto body business.
George raced at Oxford
Plains Speedway for 35
years in the charger divi-
sion, he liked to go fast. He
also enjoyed traveling, going
out to eat and NASCAR.
George is survived by his
wife Helen of South Paris;
daughters Georgia Cram
and Pamela Rich and hus-
band Gene; granddaughter Alicia Cram and significant
other Brian Cabral; his
sister E. Jean McKay; broth-
ers-in-law Hartley
Millett and wife
Lucille, William
Millett and signif-
icant other Cindy
and Richard Col-
by; sisters-in-law
Dorothy Millett
and significant
other Chuck and
Marie Millett; and
many nieces and
He was predeceased by
his parents; daughter Lisa
McKay; son-in-law Terry
Cram; sister Dorothy Yates
and husband Bill; brothers-
in-law Charles, Stanley and
Clyde, Jr. and his wife Phyl-
lis; and sister-in-law Irene
Funeral services were held
on Monday, November 2 at
Chandler Funeral Home, 45
Main St., South Paris with
interment at Norway Pine
Grove Cemetery in South
Paris. In lieu of flowers do-
nations in his memory may
be made to the Joslin Dia-
betes Center, 1 Joslin Place,
Boston, MA 02215. Online
condolences may be shared
with his family at www.
Stephen A. “Beanie” Bean
NORWAY - Stephen A.
Bean, 60, passed away Mon-
day, October 26, 2020 at the
Stephens Memori-
al Hospital.
He was born
October 26, 1960
in Norway the son
of Herman Paul
and Patricia Ann
(Coffin) Bean.
Stephen was a
graduate of Ox-
ford Hills High
School where he
was known for
his athleticism, being a star
pitcher and quarterback.
He worked on bridges
all his life for local major
construction companies
including Reed & Reed, and
CPM. He was known as a
hard worker who spoke his
Stephen loved having a
great time with friends and
family. He was known for
his outrageous dancing
sometimes imitating John
Travolta, and enjoyed 1970’s
music. When outdoors he
loved to hunt and fish, tak-
ing special pride in passing
along his skills to the young-
er generation. He loved his
two Airedale Terriers Max
& Dutchess.
He is survived by the love
of his life, his wife Patricia
Bean (sweet cheeks); his
children Seth and partner
Rebecca, Samantha and
partner Anthony, Also the
two he helped raise. Laura Mason, and David Foster; 4
step children Mitchell and
Kendra Plummer, Megan
and Earl Bandy,
Alicia Plummer
and partner Ethan
Damon, and Nich-
olas Plummer and
partner Amber
Emery; 4 grand-
children Audrina,
Lilly, Madeline,
and Peyton; 6
soon to be 7 step
grandchildren Ad-
dilynn(aka friend)
Lilly, Mitchell, Finley, Bent-
ley, Makenna and soon to be
Aaron. 5 siblings Timothy
P Bean, Rhonda Sue Bean,
Andrew B Bean, Lavinia
J. Puckett, and Kimberly
A. Bean; many nieces and
nephews including a special
nephew Larry Bean; lifetime
friends Brenda Mason, Billy
Mason, and Dave Barker.
A Celebration of Life will
be held 3 pm Saturday,
November 7th at The Amer-
ican Legion Hall on Church
Street, South Paris. Family,
friends and children are
welcome to share memories
of Steve.
Arrangements are under
the care of Chandler Fu-
neral Homes & Cremation
Service, 45 Main St., South
Online condolences may
be shared with his family at
Mary C. Russell
NORWAY - Mary C. Rus-
sell, 87 of Alpine Street Nor-
way, died at the home of her
grandson Jon Russell with
her loving family by her side
on November 1, 2020.
Mary was born in New
Brunswick, Canada on May
19, 1933 the daughter of
Frank Campbell Cawley &
Mary Emma (Stackhouse)
Cawley and had attended
local Canadian schools. She
later moved to the United
States and attended Nursing
School in New York, be-
coming a registered nurse,
before moving to Maine.
She is survived by four
grandchildren-Jon Russell,
Gabrielle Russell, Joshua Russell and Jordan Russell;
and nine great grandchil-
dren- Skye Bennett, Anya
Russell, Zane Bennett, Lu-
cas Russell, Sophie Russell,
Jensen Russell, David Ho-
elzer, Scarlett Russell and
Archer Russell-Hagan.
She was predeceased by
her husband of 57 years
Isaac J. Russell; two sons
Isaac Charles Russell and
John Scott Russell.
Graveside services will be
held at the Pikes Hill Ceme-
tery on Saturday November
7th at 1 P.M.
Arrangements by Cliff
Gray Cremation & Funeral
Services, 60 Andrews Road,
Bryant Pond.
Donna M. Kennison
(Bressette) Kennison, 62,
of Lexington Maine passed
away unexpected-
ly the evening of
October 28, 2020.
Donna was born
November 20, 1957
to Virginia and
Edward Bressette
in Lewiston.
She was 1 of 7
children. Donna
married the love
of her life, Her-
bert Kennison,
on July 1, 1974 in Buckfield.
They had been married 46
years. Together they had
two daughters, Amanda and
Erin Kennison. Over the
years, Donna and her hus-
band opened their home in
Norway to many children.
Some stayed with them
for over 30 years. Donna,
Becky, Reenie, Brenda and
Zavier Fox were a few that
always held a special place
in her heart.
Donna enjoyed spending
time snowmobiling and 4
wheeling with her family
and friends. She loved to
be one with nature and was
always up for an outdoor
adventure. She didn’t care
if it was beach combing,
gardening, hunting, gold
panning or digging through
an old dump site. She loved
to be outside.
Donna was always cook-
ing, crafting, hunting and gathering. She loved to
make things for others.
Donna was one of a kind and
a very giving per-
son to everyone
she knew. Often
even those she
didn’t. She will
be deeply missed
by all those that
loved her.
Donna was pre-
deceased by her
parents, sister
Edna Bressette
and brother Ed-
ward Bressette, Jr.
She is survived by her
husband Herbert, daughters
Amanda Kennison of South
Paris and Erin Kennison
of Norway, grandchildren,
Kel-sea Toothaker, Skylar
Kennison, Malaya Kennison
Morris, Christopher Morris,
Atticus Morris, Breanne
and Crystal Crayton; great
grandchildren Kyrin and
Eli Toothaker and Zaelynne
Rowe, siblings, Bunny
Carson of New York, Bruce
Bressette of Buckfield,
Kevin Bressette and Sonya
Bressette both of Leeds; and
many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be
held at a later date. Arrange-
ments are under the care of
Chandler Funeral Homes &
Cremation Service, 45 Main
St., South Paris. Online con-
dolences may be shared with
her family at www.chandler-
Janice L. Duff
NORWAY - Janice L. Duff,
41, of Norway died November
1, 2020 unexpectedly.
She was born on
December 19th,
to Margaret Duff-
Sprague and Steve
Welch. She attend-
ed Oxford Hills
High School. She
was employed at
Paracon in South
Paris for 20 years.
She enjoyed the
ocean, she loved
spending time with
her many friends. She was
kind and funny, always the
life of the party. A beautiful,
kind soul and we will grieve
the tremendous loss always.
She is survived by her sig-
nificant other, Blaine Whit-
ney Jr. of Norway; two sisters,
Charlene Barker and her
significant other David Phill-
brook of Norway and Tammy
Duff of South Paris; a brother
Robert Sprague of South
Paris; three nieces, Ashley
Barker, Kaylee Barker and Rhiannon Duff; three neph-
ews, Joseph Denbow, Ashton
Phillbrook and Stephen Duff;
a great niece, So-
phia Denbow; five
great nephews, Kol-
by Barker, Cayden
Barker, Preston
Barker, Charley
Morrison and Max
She was pre-
deceased by her
Mother Margaret
Duff-Sprague; her
Dad, Steve Welch;
a niece Latasha Denbow; and
a previous fiancé of 13 years,
Ivan Phillbrook.
Family and Friends may
attend a time of visitation on
Friday, November 6th from
6-7 PM at Chandler Funeral
Home and Cremation Service,
45 Main Street, South Paris.
Masks will be required and
social distancing guidelines
will be followed. Online con-
dolences may be shared with
her family at www.chandler-
ORONO — University
of Maine Cooperative
Extension 4-H is offering a
new club for youth ages
5–19 who are new, or
interested in becoming,
4-H members. Meetings
will be held from 6–7 p.m.
starting Nov. 18 and  con-
tinuing Dec. 16 and Jan.
The “4-H for All” club
is a way for youth and
families to learn about 4-H
and connect with others across Maine. Youth will
choose a project of their
own to complete and dis-
cover how to become more
involved in Maine 4-H.
The club is free to join;
registration is required.
Register on the 4-H for All
webpage to receive the
meeting link. For more
information or to request a
reasonable accommoda-
tion, contact Sara King,
207.743.6329; sara.king@
4-H offers new club
for youth of all ages
Download for free at Illustration by Jessica Esch.
A Card of Thanks
in the
Advertiser Democrat
is a wonderful way to
say Thank You
to those who were
there for you
in your time of need. In Loving Memory of
Stewart R . Mason Sr.
5-11-1941 – 11-9-2018
Its been two years
since you left us. It seems
like yesterday. You are
missed very much.
I miss working outside
with you. We enjoyed being
outside together working
or just sitting , chatting or
listening to the birds.
Rest in peace my darling.
Love you forever,
Gail and Family.

Advertiser Democrat Thursday, November 5, 2020 A5
likely to get close to its pre-
vious level.
Restaurants that have
donated food in the past have
adjusted their inventories
down by 50% or more
because of public gathering
restrictions, with some decid-
ing to either close for the sea-
son or close for good.
Swett is already hitting the
phone and networking to pre-
pare for the holiday crunch.
But she knows that it will be
weeks before other organiza-
tions will know if and how
much they will be able to
contribute to Thanksgiving
meal baskets.
“They can’t really move
until the last minute,” she
explained. “It depends on
what inventories are for them,
and what their sales are. Last
year we had to rush to
Hannaford and fill up carts to
have enough. It could be that
way again.
“We need all the help we
can get to make sure no fami-
ly is without Thanksgiving
this year.”
Expanding services
Swett has spent much of
this year finding ways to
expand the Harrison Food
Bank’s outreach. With grants
from Good Shepherd,
Healthy Oxford Hills and
other donations she was able
to find two refrigerated deliv-
ery trucks at auction. The
vehicles have been delivered
but still need to be inspected
and carefully gone through to
make sure they won’t require
repairs to be road worthy.
“These trucks will make it
possible to start a senior liv-
ing delivery program,” Swett
said. “We’ve reached out to a number of independent assist-
ed living communities to
make sure that population
isn’t overlooked.”
Many senior living resi-
dents do not have transporta-
tion, nor are they able to
physically handle the heavy
boxes of food distributed at
the food bank. And they do
not need standard portions.
“The older folks, they
don’t need a five pound bag
of potatoes,” she said. They
might be able to eat two or
three a week. Once the trucks
are ready to work, volunteers
will start building smaller
portion packages and we will
deliver them.”
Expanding fight
After being featured on the
Today Show on NBC and the
Stephanie Ruehle Show on
MSNBC, Swett feels fortu-
nate she has found new con-
tacts not just in Maine but
across the country in her fight
against food insecurity.
Second District Congressman
Jared Golden dispatched
assistance in the form of a
grant writer to help Swett
send proposals to organiza-
tions she had not previously
known about.
“He heard how hard we are
working here and sent some
of his staff to help,” Swett
said. “Others have been
moved to send financial sup-
port. There is someone who
lives in Florida, but she loves
Maine and saw us on the
news. She sends regular
donations and now we’ve
become pen pals.
“Another local resident lost
her dog early during the pan-
demic. She was concerned
about the pets belonging to people who don’t have
money to feed them, so she
sent me $250 to stock pet
food and told me to let her
know when I needed more.”
Expanding beyond
The Harrison Food Bank is
not just a provider of meals,
either. Volunteers recently
opened the space on the sec-
ond floor as a thrift store
where everything is free.
Clients can pick up clothes,
household items and appli-
ances and furniture when the
food bank is open on
“People are calling me
now to donate,” Swett said.
“We had all the contents of a camp on Long Lake donated
to us. A single mother in
Norway, whose children had
never had their own beds,
received a set of like-new
bunk beds. Another camp was
set to be razed but they con-
tacted us and we were able to
pull out the kitchen and bath-
room cabinets and fixtures to
be used in a Habitat for
Humanity project. And the
interior pine paneling too.”
Expanding expenses
Providing extended ser-
vices to Mainers in need
exponentially affects the food
bank’s expenses. Before put-
ting the additional refrigerat-
ed trucks on the road, Swett says annual insurance has
been close to $7,000. Then
there is transportation fuel
that will ratchet up when they
start making more and farther
deliveries. The electricity bill
is $500 a month. Dry goods –
boxes, bags, cleaning sup-
plies – keep increasing in cost
and quantity.
The food bank’s headquar-
ters has poor internet service.
Swett has resisted adding
high-speed Wi-Fi, which
would cost more than $800 a
year, in an effort to keep
funds in the food acquisition
pipeline. But as she makes
and takes more calls solicit-
ing and accepting assistance
from across the country she
knows that time she spends
with bad phone service
means lost support coming in.
“I have tried lobbying ser-
vice providers to donate some
level of internet but have not
been able to secure it,” she
said. “We are one dropped
911 call away from trouble.”
Swett is thankful for the kindness and assistance busi-
nesses and individuals alike
have shown for the Harrison
Food Bank.
“All together, we have
about 150 volunteers helping
out, with a core group of 30
constantly at work,” she said.
“We have a new volunteer
coordinator [who] schedules
help for everything I ask her
to. One person maintains our
drop-off sites and deliveries
of returnable bottles, 100% of
which pays for fuel.”
There is much she is
thankful for. “ The volunteers
who sort and inventory all
non-food donations and those
who went into the camps to
extract household furnishings
and appliances. The man in
charge of trash and recycling
is in his eighties. Everyone
who receives and packages
the food.
“And the generosity from
the businesses who provide
us with financial, product and
service donations. I really
have a lot of thanks to give.”
Harrison Food Bank
Alliance Trucking,
Walpole, MA. Donated 2013
Max Force 22’ box truck
Suburban Propane,
Harrison. Donated tank to run
refrigerated storage trailer
and first 200 gallons.
Continue to support by solic-
iting donations from other
Hilltop Handspun, Lovell.
Financial donation.
East Coast Service Center/
Maine Dealer’s Alliance. Has
provided ongoing service to
food bank, donating parts and
labor and helped facilitate
International Truck donation.
Copp Motors,
Cumberland. Towed the food
bank’s truck in March for
$200, normal charge is
Celebrations by Us
Oxford Hills and Bridgton
Rotary Clubs. Share the
responsibilities of making
home deliveries to food bank
clients and provide financial
Bolsters Mills Ladies
Guild, Harrison. Financial
United Methodist Church,
Harrison. Financial support.
United Parish
Congregational Church,
Harrison. Financial donations
and other support from the
time the food bank was
founded. Pastor Franklin
Anderson was an original
Harrison Food Bank Board
Good Shepherd Food
Bank, Auburn. Provides
financial support and whatev-
er the food bank requests for
Oxford Hills Helping
Hands, Oxford. Oxford’s
local food bank made finan-
cial and supply donations
while they were forced to
close during the pandemic.
Cumberland County
Commissioners, Portland.
Financial donation.
Second Congregational
Church, Norway. Donation
Troy Morse. Donation
Rob Moore Excavation,
Bridgton. Dug test holes for
food bank expansion.
Family Scoops, Bridgton.
Financial donation.
Chute’s Café, Casco.
When COVID-19 forced
restaurants to close, Chute’s
cleaned out it freezer and
donated everything they had
to the food bank.
RW Merrill Electric and
AC Construction, Harrison.
Donated excavation and elec-
trical services to the food
bank to set up the refrigerated
storage truck.
Maine Scale, Auburn.
When the food bank’s truck
broke down in march, they
rented a replacement truck
and provided a driver for
three days to keep the food
bank operating. Business
owner Tom Boughter has
since joined the food bank’s
board of directors and contin-
ues his support.
P&K Sand and Gravel,
Naples. Employee Larry
Newell made arrangements
for the food bank to fill its
box truck at P&K’s. Newell
has been making personal
donations towards fuel and
business owner Bruce
Plummer matches it.
Tripura Foundation,
Pittsburgh, Penn. Non-profit
dedicated to solving global
food insecurity provided a
financial donation.
Hannaford, Scarborough.
Continues to provide support
in every way possible through
food rescue, delivery sup-
plies, shelving, storage and
Norway Savings, Norway.
Financial donation for materi-
Food Bank from page A1
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We started collecting at
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a sign at the end of the
driveway and I sent a let-
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The very next day, some
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our street brought us a
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starting today. But already
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pretty much every day.”
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times a day. She and her
father set it up so donors
would not have to worry
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One person from
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B Advertiser Democrat Thursday, November 5, 2020 B1
By Holly Stuhr
Healthy Oxford Hills
Yeah! A new way to
make the old standby -
Serves 4
2 scallions, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound fresh green
beans, trimmed
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground pep-
3 tablespoons toasted
unsweetened coconut flakes
1 teaspoon black or white
sesame seedsDirections:
1.Combine scallions and
ginger in a small heatproof
2. Heat oil in a large skil-
let over medium-high heat
until shimmering.
3. Carefully spoon 3
tablespoons of the oil into
the bowl.
4. Add beans to the remaining oil in the pan
and cook, without stirring,
until starting to blister,
about 2-3 minutes. Season
with salt and pepper; con-
tinue to cook, stirring occa-
sionally, until the beans are
tender, 5 minutes more.
Serve topped with the scal-
lion-ginger oil, coconut and
sesame seeds.
Harvey might look like
the Phantom of the Opera
with his mask; but, don’t be
afraid. He’s a sweet, little
Harvey is just seven
months old. He’s a ball of
fun and kitten energy. He
sticks his nose into every-
one’s business and wants to
be front and center when
something fun is happening.
Most people look for an
animal that will easily fit
into their family when they
adopt. Harvey checks off all
the boxes on a want list for
a pet.
There is nothing black or
white about it. When it
comes to being a great
choice for a family pet
Harvey has nothing to hide.
Responsible Pet Care of
Oxford Hills is a no-kill,
non-profit shelter and adop-
tion center for cats and
dogs, and the holding area
for stray dogs for 12 towns
in Oxford County. The shel-
ter is located at 9 Swallow
Road in Paris.
Anyone interested in
adopting a pet from RPC
can visit the shelter as fol-
lows: Monday and Tuesday
closed; Wednesday and
Thursday noon to 4 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday noon to
5 p.m.; Sunday noon to 4
Most of the adoptable pets
and the adoption application can be found online on the
shelter’s website at  www.
Responsible Pet Care
operates a thrift shop called
Pawsibilities. It is located at
132 Waterford Road in Norway, and is open
Thursday, Friday and
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Donations of clean, usable
household items are accept-
ed during shop hours. All
the money raised at Pawsibilities supports RPC.
For answers to questions
about adopting or fostering
a pet, or to make an inquiry
about a lost animal, call
RPC after noon at 743-
Sandy Geddry
Adopt Harvey.
By Robert Fogg
If you step outside and
look around, chances are
you will see trees, lots of
trees, as far as the eye can
see. Cut one down, which
lets in more sunlight, and
new trees will sprout or
the remaining trees will
grow even faster.
Trees are solar batteries.
They absorb energy from
the sun and store it there
until it gets used (or not).
Trees can be utilized as
energy in numerous ways.
In forestry, trees are
chipped and sent to a facil-
ity to be burned to gener-
ate electricity for the
power grid. In lumber
manufacturing, sawdust is
burned to create heat, to
heat the kiln that dries the
lumber. Trees can also be
processed into firewood,
chips or pellets to heat your home, your school or
your business.
Wood fuel is renewable.
When wood is burned, it
gives off Carbon Dioxide
(CO2). Living trees must
absorb CO2 to grow. This
sets up a “Carbon Cycle”
where CO2 is continually
being released, and then
re-absorbed, then released,
and so on… Wood energy
is considered Low-Carbon
or Carbon-Neutral because
of this carbon cycle.
When fossil fuel (oil,
propane…) is burned,
however, it also gives off
CO2, but without any
means of re-absorbing it
later. That fact, plus the
fact that our fossil fuel
stores are finite and limit-
ed, make fossil fuel
non-renewable. Recent
years, the price of fossil
fuel has been all over the
map. Today, the price hap-pens to be low, but as we
have all seen, it can spike
in the opposite direction at
any time.
All this is actually very
good news for the state of
Maine and the Maine
economy. Maine has the
potential to be the new
“Saudi Arabia of
Renewable Energy”. We
have vast forest resources
and dwindling markets for
it, as paper mills are
closed down, one after
another. Money spent on
local wood energy is
money that stays within
the local economy, trick-
ling down to every layer
along the way.
Given all these facts,
one might wonder why all
Maine households are not
utilizing local renewable
wood heat. That’s a good
question. I believe we are
missing a really huge opportu-
wood pel-
let heat,
instance is clean, renew-
able and can be automated
to be almost as care-free as
fossil-fuel. According to
the Efficiency Maine web-
site, they are offering up to
a $6,000 rebate for con-
verting to modern biomass
(wood) heat. Now may be
a good time for us to
re-consider our priorities,
and not only think long-
term and renewable, but
also think local, clean and
The author is general
manager of Q-Team Tree
Service in Naples and is
also a licensed Arborist.
He can be reached at
or 207-693-3831.
Renewable wood energy
Tree Talk
PARIS — Leland Mingo’s
childhood sounds like the
childhood of many others in
Maine – his father worked at
Oxford Paper Co. and his
mother stayed home with
Leland, his sisters and stepsis-
ters. She was also extremely
active in area civic organiza-
tions – The VFW, American
Legion, County Council and
As the only boy in the fam-
ily, Leland helped his father
haul and chop wood from the
family’s property in Dixfield.
“It was hard work but I
didn’t complain too much,” he
The family also kept a pret-
ty extensive garden.
“My father was a good gar-
dener. We grew everything.
The only thing we ever had to
go to the store for was clean-
ing supplies. My mother
would can enough food
during the summer so that we
didn’t have to go buy grocer-
ies. She fed five of us kids like
“I learned a lot. I really
did,” he added.
Service Calls:
While in his senior year of
high school, Leland worked at
a local filling station and then
for Diamond National for
about six months before enter-
ing into the service.
The year was 1962 and
Leland suspected he may be
drafted, so he enlisted in the
Air Force. He attended boot
camp at Lackland Air Force
Base in San Antonio, Texas.
He then started in tech school,
but he didn’t like it, so he was
transferred to Castle Air Force
Base in Atwater, California,
where he worked in the paint
shop. The base was located on
the edge of a walnut grove so
on weekends, Leland and his
buddies made extra money
harvesting the nuts by hand.
They very much appreciated
the home-cooked meals sup-
plied by the owner’s wife.
After four years in the ser-vice, Leland said he would
have re-enlisted, but by that
time, he had a wife and two
“I was homesick, plus she
wanted me to come home,” he
said, adding that they had met
when he worked at Diamond
“She made the best spa-
ghetti and meatballs,” he said.
Homeward Bound:
When Leland’s time in the
military was up, he came back
home and worked in the ship-
ping department for Diamond
National and with his father
hauling lumber as Leland did
in his youth.
Leland and his wife went
on to have five children.
During his retirement, he
credits seeing the country to
one of his daughters who was
working as an inspector for a
national hotel chain.
“Every time she got a new
assignment, I went on vaca-
tion,” he said. “We traveled
across country.”
Now a resident at Maine
Veterans’ Homes – South
Paris, Mr. Mingo has been
named Veteran of the Month
for September. Thank you for
your service, Leland.Leland Mingo
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Oxford County Jail Log
for week ending November
2, 2020.
PARIS — The  following
arrests were logged at the
Oxford County Sheriff ’s
Scott L. Coffin, 51,
Woodstock, unlawful pos-
session of cocaine, unlaw-
ful possession of scheduled
drug, criminal forfeiture of
property, 12:08 a.m.,
October 29, Woodstock,
Maine State Police.
Stephen L. Wilner, 33,
Oxford, unlawful traffick-
ing in scheduled drugs,
unlawful possession of
scheduled drug, 8;02 p.m.,
October 29, Oxford,
Norway Police.
Stephen L. Wilner, 33,
Oxford, unlawful traffick-
ing in scheduled drugs,
unlawful possession of her-
oin, 8:23  a.m., October 30,
Norway, Norway Police.
Jessica L.  Morrill, 41,
Woodstock, hindering
apprehension/prosecution, 9:37 p.m., October 31,
Woodstock, Maine State
Tiffany Tolman, 34,
Sweden, illegal attachment
of plates, unlawful posses-
sion of scheduled drug,
violating condition of
release, operating after
habitual offender revoca-
tion, prior, 5:42 p.m.,
October 31, Denmark,
Oxford County Sheriff.
Tanner K. Townsend,
20, Windham, violation of
protective order, 3:05 p.m.,
October 31, Oxford,
Oxford Police.
Benjamin B. Fann II,
33, Gorham, violating con-
dition of release, 1:55 a.m.,
November 1, Oxford
County Sheriff.
Paul J.  Hersom, 32,
Harrison, refusing to sub-
mit to arrest or detention,
physical force, violating
condition of release, crimi-
nal trespass, 7:24 p.m.,
November 1, So. Paris,
Oxford County Sheriff.
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Congratulations to our October Agnes Gray students of the month. Both
Addy Rice (grade 5) and Gemma Becker (grade 1) embody our school
promise with their kind and respectful hearts, healthy bodies and engaged
minds! We are so proud of them! From left, Sarah Timm, Addy Rice, Gemma
Becker, Dawn Davis.
By Bob Garver
“Honest Thief” is a per-
fectly middle-of-the-road
Liam Neeson action vehi-
cle. Not as bad as
“Unknown,” not as good as
“Cold Pursuit.” It would get
stomped by any real compe-
tition at the box office, but
of course this is the Era of
No Competition. Actually,
it’s the Era of No Movies At
All in certain parts of the
country – including New
York City, where I live – so
I’m grateful to be able to
visit my family in
Pennsylvania and see any-thing in a theater, even
something as disposable as
Neeson stars as Tom
Dolan, a career bank robber
who’s getting bored with his
once-exciting line of work.
While renting a storage
locker for an ill-gotten $9
million, he meets aspiring
psychologist Annie (Kate
Walsh), and the two fall in
love. A year later, Tom
wants Annie to move in
with him. There’s just one
problem – she doesn’t know
that he used to rob banks.
Tom wants to put that chap-
ter of his life behind him so badly that he calls the FBI
to turn himself in. He fig-
ures that if he returns all the
money (apparently the rob-
beries were all for sport and
he never spent any of the
money, which raises unan-
swered questions about how
exactly he supports him-
self), he’ll get a reduced
sentence and can get out in
a few years with a clear
conscience and a girlfriend
waiting for him.
The FBI suits set prompt-
ly to mucking the whole
thing up. First they don’t
Honest Thief
If you do not change direction, you may
end up where you are heading. — Lao Tzu
SUMNER — The Sumner
Volunteer Fire Department
Ladies Auxiliary usually
participates in an annual
craft fair in December, how-
ever, hat will not happen
this year. So, to raise some
funds and still be within
CDC guidelines, the Lights
for Love tree will shine
bright! There will be a real
tree placed at the Sumner
Town Office/Fire
Department location and all
the bulbs will be blue. Every
bulb will be donated by a
resident, friend, or neighbor
of Sumner and surrounding
The bulbs will cost $5 per
name. (i.e. Mr. John Doe is $5 or Mr. & Mrs. John Doe
would be $10).
They can be in honor of
or in memory of whomever
you choose. The lighting
will take place on Saturday,
December 5, 2020 at 6 p.m.
at the Sumner Town Office/
Fire Department located off
Route 219 in Sumner. Hot
chocolate, hot cider, and
holiday cookies will be
served. Face coverings and
social distancing will be
required. Thank you all for
If you wish to purchase a
bulb, please contact Gail
Eastman at 207-674-5522
or Wilda Dunham at 207-
Lights for Love tree
will shine bright
The West Paris Board of Selectmen will hold a public
hearing to consider an automobile graveyard/junkyard
permit application of Ernest Yap dba West Paris Metals
at 36 Maple St.
The public hearing will take place on Thursday November
12, 2020 at the Selectman’s meeting which convenes at
5:00 pm in the Town Office meeting room at 25 Kingsbury
St West Paris, Maine 04289. For more info call the Town
Office at 207-674-2701.
Wade Rainey, Town Manager
The West Paris Board of Selectmen will hold a public
hearing to consider an automobile graveyard/junkyard
permit application of Frank Perham dba Rte 219 Garage
Auto Sales 1 Dunham Road.
The public hearing will take place on Thursday November
12, 2020 at the Selectman’s meeting which convenes at
5:00 pm in the Town Office meeting room at 25 Kingsbury
Street West Paris, Maine 04289. For more info call the
Town Office at 207-674-2701.
Wade Rainey, Town Manager
443 Main Street
Mon. – Sat.
10 – 6 pm
Public Notice
Town of Norway – Winter Parking Ban
It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on any street or
road within the Town of Norway from November 15
through April 15, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and
6:00 a.m.
FINE: $25.00 (twenty-five dollars) plus cost of towing,
to be paid by vehicle owner.
Please take notice that Norm & Deborah David, 438 Gore Road,
Otisfield ME 04270, (207) 754-3270 is intending to file a Natural
Resources Protection Act permit application with the Maine Department
of Environmental Protection pursuant to the provisions of 38 M.R.S.A.
§§480-A thru 480-BB on or about Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
The application is for installation of rip rap (rock) adjacent to the shore
of Whitney Pond to secure a failing steep slope. Location of the activity
is 58 Oak Lane, Oxford, Maine 04270.
A request for a public hearing or a request that the Board of
Environmental Protection assume jurisdiction over this application
must be received by the Department in writing, no later than 20 days
after the application is found by the Department to be complete and is
accepted for processing. A public hearing may or may not be held at the
discretion of the Commissioner or Board of Environmental Protection.
Public comment on the application will be accepted throughout the
processing of the application.
The application will be filed for public inspection at the Department of
Environmental Protection’s office in Portland during normal working
hours. A copy of the application may also be seen at the municipal
office in Oxford, Maine.
Written public comments may be sent to the regional office in Augusta,
where the application is filed for public inspection: Maine Department
of Environmental Protection, Central Maine Regional Office, 17 State
House 17, Ray Building, Hospital St., Augusta, Maine 04333, (207)
Warning is hereby given that no person or persons
shall plow, shovel or otherwise deposit snow, or cause
the same to be done, into the limits of any traveled
public way.
Pursuant to MRSA 17A, Section 505 “Placing
Obstructions on a Traveled Road” and MRSA 29A
Section 2396 “Snow, a person may not place and allow
to remain on a public way snow or slush that has not
accumulated there naturally.” Persons in violation of
these laws shall be subject to legal action.
From November 15, 2020 -- April 15, 2021, no vehicle
shall be parked on any public street or way from 9
p.m. to 7 a.m., as per MRSA 29A Section 2068-2069.
Vehicles may be towed at owners’ expense.
PROBATE COURT 26 Western Avenue
OXFORD, SS. South Paris, ME 04281
The following Personal Representatives have been appointed
in the estates noted. The first publication date of this notice is
November 5, 2020
If you are a creditor of an estate listed below, you must present
your claim within four months of the first publication date of
this Notice to Creditors or be forever barred.
You may represent your claim by filing a written statement of
your claim on a proper form with the Register of Probate of this
Court or by delivering or mailing to the Personal Representative
listed below at the address published by his name a written
statement of the claim indicating the basis therefore, the name
and address of the claimant, and the amount claimed or in such
other manner as the law may provide. See 18-C M.R.S. §3-804.
2020-0179 Estate of Harold Dana Bragdon, Sr., late of
Oxford, ME. Yvonne Fiedler Bragdon, 12 Brown Rd. Oxford,
ME 04270
2020-0203 Estate of Albert F. Raymond, late of Bethel, ME.
Deborah A. Wild, 213 Intervale Rd. Bethel, ME 04217
2020-0259 Estate of William Hervey Kimball, late of
Waterford, ME. George L. Kimball, 7 Main St. Gray, ME 04039
2020-0302 Estate of Nancy Reed Gerrety, late of Canton, ME.
Christopher M. Durant, 191 Whippoorwill Rd. Rumford, ME
2020-0308 Estate of Keith S. McAllister, late of Otisfield, ME.
Jerome Porter, 20 Westwood Rd. Gray, ME 04039
2020-0330 Estate of Ronald A. Tyler, late of Milton Plantation,
ME. Michael L. Tyler 369 Milton Rd. Milton Township, ME
2020-0332 Estate of Dennis D. Pinkham, late of Norway, ME.
Alison D. Pinkham, 36 Beal St. Norway, ME 04268
2020-0336 Estate of Robert Leroy Marden, late of Hiram,
ME. Christopher John Marden, 24 Main St. Steep Falls, ME
2020-0337 Estate of Kurt Douglas Wilson, late of Oxford,
ME. Virginia M. Wilson, 42 Rock-O-Dundee Dr. Oxford, ME
2020-0338 Estate of Elizabeth M. Conant, late of Canton, ME.
Duane W. Conant, 55 Canton Point Rd. Canton, ME 04221
2020-0342 Estate of Paul Dube, late of South Paris, ME.
Dennis Dube, 65 Cotton Rd. Lewiston, ME 04240
2020-0344 Estate of Dorothy H. Chamberlain, late of South
Paris, ME. Ralph W. Chamberlain, 31 Gary St. South Paris, ME
2020-0345 Estate of Robert P. Bahre, late of Paris, ME.
Gary G. Bahre, Club Brittany, 4021 Gulf Shore Blvd. N PH 14
Naples, FL 34103
2020-0348 Estate of Steven J. Kempton, late of Canton, ME.
Seth J. Kempton, 136 Wilton Rd. Apt B. Farmington, ME 04938
2020-0349 Estate of Ronald E. Hartsgrove, late of Paris, ME.
Jaron W. Hartsgrove, 11 Goodwin St. Springvale, ME 04083
2020-0350 Estate of Margaret V. MacFarlane, late of
Fryeburg, ME. KeyBank National Association, 4900 Tiedeman
Rd. Brooklyn, OH 44144
2020-0351 Estate of Margery S. Stalch, late of Waterford, ME.
Michael A. Stalch, 280 Riverbend Dr. Apt. 2D Charlottesville,
VA 22911
2020-0352 Estate of John Robert Watson, late of Mexico, ME.
Susan Jane Devine, 4 Norman St. South Portland, ME 04106
2020-0357 Estate of Franklin D. Gammon, late of Hebron,
ME. Calvin B. Gammon, 203 Waters Hill Rd. Livermore, ME
2020-0360 Estate of Erlon L. Rugg, late of Albany Township,
ME. Sarah J. MacDonald, 2300 Main St. Lovell, ME 04051
2020-0361 Estate of Priscilla Ann Butler, late of Canton,
ME. Rhonda Jean Butler, 146 Sawyer Rd. New Gloucester, ME
2020-0363 Estate of Reinhold Desjardins, late of Rumford,
ME. Lorraine Sylvia, 32 Urquhart St. Rumford, ME 04276
2020-0364 Estate of Phyllis Marie Lasselle, late of South
Paris, ME. Janice Laraine Lasselle, PO Box 252 Harrison, ME
2020-0368 Estate of Albert Henry Corliss, late of Mexico,
ME. Norman Rowe, 7700 Estero Blvd. Apt 504 Ft. Myers
Beach, FL 33931
2020-0369 Estate of Tristan C. Drew, late of Fryeburg, ME.
Mary Lisa Drew, 166 Stanley Hill Rd. Fryeburg, ME 04037
2020-0371 Estate of Herbert Leigh Courtney, late of
Rumford, ME. Linda Mae Courtney, 630 Crescent Ave.
Rumford, ME 04276
Dated: October 29, 2020 Jennifer M. Dilworth
Register of Probate
Joseph B. Robinson, 20 Rockwood Drive, New Gloucester, Maine
04260 as Personal Representative. (Docket No. 2020-0299)
Jennifer M. Dilworth
Register of Probate

Advertiser Democrat Thursday, November 5, 2020 B3
believe Tom when he tells
them he’s the notorious
In-N-Out Bandit (he hates
the nickname because it
makes him sound unprofes-
sional, I’d hate it because it
makes people think of fast
food). High-ranking agent
Baker (Robert Patrick, cast
in a small role just to get his
name on the poster) doesn’t
take Tom’s claim seriously
and sends underlings Nivens
(Jai Courtney) and Hall
(Anthony Ramos) to investi-gate. Tom is annoyed by the
runaround, but cooperates
with Nivens and Hall in a
rush to get the unpleasant
business over with. The
agents need evidence to ver-
ify Tom’s claim, so he tells
them where they can find
some of the money. Except
that they don’t keep the
money as evidence, they
keep it for themselves.
They’ve just made millions
of dollars in an easier way
than robbing a bank, except of course, for the loose end
in Tom. They try to silence
him, but this is a Liam
Neeson action movie char-
acter, so you know he’s got
a Very Particular Set of
The rest of the movie is
Tom playing cat-and-mouse
with Nivens and Hall. Better
make it dog-cat-mouse since
the good FBI, led by Agent
Myers (Jeffrey Donovan) is
also involved. Myers’ defin-
ing character trait is that he has a dog that he got in a
divorce, and I can just pic-
ture the writers trying to
work a dog into the script
because they’ve seen “John
Wick” too many times.
People get crossed (Tom
sells out one character rath-
er unnecessarily), murders
take place, and Annie gets
pulled into danger, but she’s
the kind of character that if
she doesn’t get killed in Act
1, she’ll probably be okay
for the rest of the film.The story, motives, and
even action are secondary in
“Honest Thief.” The whole
project is merely an excuse
for Liam Neeson to do his
Liam Neeson thing. Like his
gravelly voice? You’ll be
satisfied. Like to see him
making threats over the
phone? This movie has you
covered. Like to see him
interacting with a romantic
interest? He and Walsh have
good chemistry and they
take the material more seri-ously than it deserves. But
this is a bland movie content
to play to movie-starved
viewers that are willing to
settle for bland.
Grade: C-
“Honest Thief” is playing
in theaters, check local list-
ings. The film is rated
PG-13 for strong violence,
crude references, and brief
strong language. Its running
time is 99 minutes.
Contact Bob Garver at
Movie from page B2
By John Williams
New members
The Chamber of
Commerce would like to
welcome a new member and
new resident at our 4 Western
Avenue Information Center.
Maine PC Solutions has now
opened an office at the
Center. Owned by Bill
Kuvaja, a native of the
Oxford Hills and known to
many businesses in the area,
is providing a place where
business es and civilians can
drop off their PC’s and other
computer equipment that is in
need of repair or upgrade.
Maine PC Solutions is also
doing remote work for clients
and so far has experienced a
brisk walk in business at the
Information Center.
Bill’s direct Assistant, Dan
Sonnenfeld, is in the office
from 9am-5pm Monday
through Friday. The office
number is 744-0800 and Dan
can be reached via email at
dsonnenfeld@mainepcsolu- Welcome.
Civil emergency extended
Here is my weekly covid
update for businesses both
profit and non-profit in the
Oxford Hills. Governor Mills
Continues State of Civil
Emergency as Maine Fights
The Governor has  extend-
ed the State of Civil
Emergency  (PDF)  for thirty
days through November 27,
2020. The Governor’s deci-
sion to extend the emergency
is in line with nearly every
other state in the nation
which have  ongoing emer-
gency declarations, according
to the National Governors
Association, according to the
Governor’s office.
The Governor also
explained that a State of Civil
Emergency allows Maine to
draw down critical Federal
resources and to deploy all
available tools to respond to
and contain COVID-19. This
is Governor Mills’ eighth
extension of the State of
Civil Emergency. Under
Maine law, Proclamations
of Civil Emergencies may be issued in thirty day
Coming up in just one
week, the Chamber of
Commerce and the Bennett
Radio Group will partner to
raise funds for this year’s
Christmas for Kids &
Teens with a “live” 12 hour
Radio-Thon from the stu-
dios of WOXO 92.7 &
100.7FM. Tune in on
Thursday, November 12th
from 6am to 6pm and come
by with your donations.
This will be a critical holi-
day period with more fami-
lies in need then ever
before, due in part to the
Covid 19 pandemic. We
need your help, so give
what you can. We’ll have
Christmas music in addi-
tion to interviews with
business leaders throughout
the greater Oxford Hills
area all day long.
Finally I want to make
sure that I am clear in stat-
ing that the Chamber of
Commerce is actively repre-
senting our members, all
350 of them. If you are a
member and you have a
concern, especially during
this difficult time, we want
to know about it. Or, if you
like something we are
doing, gosh, we’d like to
hear about that as well. If
you have any questions
please call 743-2281 email
me at john@oxfordhills-
Until next week.
John Williams
By Tom Atwell
Nancy, with a little help
from me, has been cutting
plant material to bring
inside since the daffodils
began blooming in May.
Some of the plants,
such as dahlias, tithonia
and gladiolus, we planted
specifically for cutting the
flowers, even though we
enjoy looking at them out-
side. Others are meant
mostly to look good out-
side, and bringing them
indoors to brighten up our
living space is a bonus.
We have several gar-
dening friends who never
bring flowers inside.
Some worry about insects
that might travel along
with the plants, about
flowers dropping pollen
or petals on the table or
about allergies. Others
want to leave the blos-
soms to benefit pollinators
and other wildlife.
With all the divisions
splitting society now, I’m
not going to argue about
this one. Do whatever
pleases you. It’s your
home and your garden.
The flower-cutting sea-
son just about over. The
frost has finally done in
the dahlias, which
bloomed until late
October. The asters and a
few hydrangea are the
only plants still in bloom
in our garden. The asters we will probably leave
outside, but the hydran-
geas, many of which have
dried out on their own,
might make it inside on
their own or as part of an
Other parts of the plants
are suitable as indoor dec-
orations. People do it all
the time for Christmas,
cutting down entire trees
and bringing them inside.
Of course, you can take
just part of the plant.
We have in our base-
ment a branch of a Harry
Lauder walking stick that
lived for about 25 years
on our property. The con-
torted hazelnut, botanical
name Corylus avellana,
was especially attractive
in winter with snow or ice
on the branches, and I was
sorry it died. I have since
learned that about 30
years is its life expectan-
cy, and we have planted a
Anyway, this branch
with its twisted shape
comes in handy when
Nancy makes some of her
more unusual and creative
flower designs.
Other branches that are
attractive on their own
include birches and stems
of the redtwig dogwood,
which have to be cut to
the ground occasionally
because it is the newer
shoots that are red.
Nancy will sometimes use tree bark as part of
her arrangements. The
bark is especially attrac-
tive when covered with
lichen. Sometimes she
finds moss and brings that
Crabapple branches,
with the tiny apples still
attached, are attractive
indoors in the fall.
Viburnums also hold onto
their fruit well into the
fall and look good.
Just remember to com-
post all of them once the
fruit begins to soften and
fall off. Actually, the
smallest crabapples stay
solid longest when
brought inside.
A few decades ago, it
was common for people to
cut bittersweet, with its
orange fruit, and create
fall wreathes. Bittersweet
is invasive and birds can
spread the seeds even
when put on display for
decorations, so don’t do
A simple trick is to find
a few perfect leaves,
brightly colored and with
no holes or torn spots, and
spread them on a table.
They are eye-catching and
totally seasonal.
I mentioned a couple of
weeks ago that we leave
our grasses standing out-
side in the garden all win-
ter. That does not mean,
of course, that we can’t
cut part of them down to bring inside for decora-
In our dining room (if
we can still call it that
without having eaten a
meal there since last
Christmas), Nancy has
created an arrangement of
grasses and seed heads
from ‘Black Snakeroot’
Actaea plus a craggy old
apple tree branch with
lichen on it.
Many of the other flow-
ers that we leave standing
in the yard will look good
when brought inside.
Rudbeckia and echinacea
are especially attractive.
I haven’t even gotten
into needled evergreens
and holly, because they
are more closely associa-
tion with Christmas and
the heart of winter.
As I often suggest, just
take a walk around your
yard. You will probably
find something that could
continue to spark your
interest while inside.
And Nancy adds that, if
you have house cats, be
careful of grasses in con-
tainers. Cats love the
grasses, pull on them and
knock over the containers.
Put the containers of
grasses on the floor if you
have cats.
Tom Atwell is a free-
lance writer gardening in
Cape Elizabeth. He can
be contacted
Maine Gardener:
Scour your yard for seasonal decorations
NORWAY — Local author
Robert W. Spencer will read
and discuss his latest book,
Prospects: Mining for Maine
Riches. This talk will be pre-
sented virtually using Zoom
on Tuesday, December 1,
2020 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Copies are available to pur-
chase at The Tribune in
Norway. Please join Robert
as he reads excerpts from his
book, discusses how and why
he wrote it, and allows partic-
ipants to ask questions and share opinions of the book.
This historical fiction
novel talks about the discov-
ery of The Primus, the first
tourmaline found in Maine
on Mount Mica in Paris. It
features Canadian miner
Clarence Potter who moves
to Maine in 1897 to make
his fortune working the
Oxford County pegmatite
mines and finds himself
immersed in a welcoming
community of native
Mainers. One exception is widow Aphia Stevens, an
herbalist who has not been
able to escape her personal
demons. She makes life dif-
ficult for Potter and his new
wife from Massachusetts,
and for the family of suc-
cessful dressmaker Lizzie
Millett. The story takes place
with a backdrop of the
Maine mining scene at the
turn of the twentieth century.
Robert W. Spencer, after
living forty years in down-
town Boston, now lives in South Waterford, Maine. His
home is a former water-pow-
ered box mill on City Brook,
where he writes at a desk
perched above a breached
split-granite dam.
To attend the program,
please go to: https://network-
For more information,
please call 743-5309 ext. 1,
stop by the information desk,
or e-mail norlib@norway.lib.
Local author to discuss latest book through Zoom
Spend some quality family time together. Worship at the church of your choice. Our community
has a number of churches and a variety of denominations for you and your family.
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located at the Advertiser office on porch, or by stopping by the office during normal business hours.
64 Elm St., Mechanic Falls
Wednesday 9:30am - Sunday 10:00am
For more information
Fr. Gary Drinkwater 346-3100
3 Harrison Rd., Norway
(corner of Rts 117 & 118)
Worship Sunday 10 a.m.
Prayer Thursday 5 p.m.
call for location
Bible study Friday 10 am.
call for location
Pastor J. Hubbard 393-7885
5 Morrill Road, Norway
(Corner of Morrill Rd. & Rt. 118)
Sunday Service: 10 a.m.
Children’s Sunday School: 10 a.m.
Wednesday Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided
Reading Room
440 Main St., Norway
Tue.-Thur.-Fri. 12-4 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bolsters Mills Road
Harrison 583-9024
Worship – Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
Famous Chicken Pie Supper
Every third Saturday May thru October
HARRISON & NO. BRIDGTON, UCC 77 Main St., Harrison
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Child Care Available During Worship
Pastor & Teacher
Rev. Franklin Anderson
Church - 583-4840
Open & Affirming Church
50 Main Street, Sumner
388-2610 (Church)
FMI 388-2263 or 388-2667
Worship - 9 a.m.
Fellowship & Adult Study - 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Night Adult Study - 6:30 p.m.
30 North High Street
Bridgton ME 04009
All Are Welcome
Sunday worship services: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday school: 11:05 a.m.
1 Park Street, South Paris • 743-6405
Pastor Brian Wilbur
Sunday School
(for all ages) 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m.
Nursery Available
15 Plummer Hill Road, Waterford Rev. Doretta ColburnChurch Office: 583-6381
Sunday Worship Service
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Nursery Care Available
208 Main St.
P.O. Box 36
W. Paris, ME 04289
Worship Services 9:00 a.m.
Led by
worship service committee
and guest speakers
September to June
15 Church St., West Paris
Service: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
(Unitarian Universalist)
A Welcoming Congregation
479 Main Street 743-2828
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Childcare provided during service
Reverend Fayre StephensonServices run September-June
July/August services at
West Sumner Universalist Church
231Rayville Road, Otisfield 539-2241
Rev. Dr. David Clark
Office Hours by Appointment
Worship & Youth/Nursery at 10:00 a.m.Food Pantry 4th Friday 1-5pm
Community Suppers
(Call for Schedule)
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East Otisfield Church
Corner of Paris + Main St., Norway
Handicap Accessible (ramps)
Phone: 743-2290
Rev. Cordelia Strandskov Worship and Sunday School 10 a.m.
Infant/Toddler Childcare Available
Monthly Free Supper -
3rd Friday 5-6 p.m.
An Open & Affirming Church
No matter where you are in life,
you are welcome here!
SPURR'S CORNER CHURCH1005 Rte. 121, Otisfield 627-4886
Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.
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B4 Thursday, November 5, 2020 Advertiser Democrat
By Christine Burns Rudalevige
I have no intention of frit-
tering away root vegetables
that come my way as
Maine’s traditional growing
season draws to a close. I
will return to the proverbial
root cellar time and again so
I can make fritters – my
failsafe trick to curbing
wintertime food waste.
American fritters come,
more or less, in four variet-
ies: basic fried dough (think
doughnut); fruit speckled
fried dough (apple fritters);
vegetable or seafood speck-
led fried batter (hushpup-
pies, conch fritters, cro-
quets); and shredded vege-
tables that are held together
with a bit of batter before
spending just a few minutes
in hot oil – these are the
ones I’m talking about.
Root vegetables – from
beets to yams with carrots,
kohlrabi, parsnips, rutaba-
gas, sweet potatoes and tur-
nips in between – are abun-
dant, affordable and local
fare. And fritters can take
these Maine-grown under-
ground plant parts anywhere
in the world – from
Southeast Asia, where
shredded vegetables are
bound with shrimp and rice
flour, and India, where they
are called both pakora and
bhaji depending which veg-
etables are present, to South
Africa, where sweet pota-
toes are the favorite fritter
ingredient, and Japan,
where Kakiage is a type of
tempura made with a vari-
ety of vegetables cut into
thin strips.
The formula for making
fritters from any vegetables
you happen to have on hand
is simple addition. One and
a half pounds of shredded
vegetables plus one cup of
filler (typically a combina-
tion of flour and cheese)
plus a quarter cup chopped
aromatics plus two eggs
equals enough batter to
make 12, 3- to 4-inch pat-
ties that turn into fritters
after sitting a spell in hot
oil. Fritters’ flavor pop
when seasoned well, so as
soon as you lift them out of
the oil to drain on a recy-
cled paper bag, sprinkle
them with salt. You can also
bake these, but you’ll have
to find another name for the
end product, as the Latin
root to the noun “fritter”
means “to fry”.
I turn to the “Flavor
Bible,” an encyclopedic vol-
ume authored by Karen
Pare and Andrew
Dornenburg, that simply
lists the best ingredient pair-
ing – to tailor what other
flavors get mixed into the
root vegetable fritters. For
beets, I might run with
chives, orange juice, tarra-
gon and a grated goat cheese. For carrots, I can go
with cilantro, onions, pre-
served lemons and harissa
for a North African flare.
For parsnip fritters, I like to
combine honey, mustard,
parsley and an Alpine-style
local cheese.
Root vegetable fritters are
great hot for dinner along-
side a middle-of-the-plate
protein for a heavier meal,
or served as the main event
with a side salad for a light-
er one. They are good
reheated and served with a fried egg on top for break-
fast. And they make an
interesting room-tempera-
ture vegetarian sandwich
filling in a packed lunch.
Any time you’re going to
serve fritters, make sure
there is a dipping sauce that
helps them shine.
If your fritters have pota-
toes in the mix, create an
easy aioli by combining a
quarter cup of mayonnaise
with a bit each of grated
garlic and lemon juice. If
you have sour cream or yogurt on hand, add lime
zest and juice to create
crema. If your fritters seem
a bit flat by themselves, top
them with hot sauce. If your
recipe has taken a turn
toward Asian, serve the frit-
ters with a sweet and sour
chili sauce.
Fritters can be driven by
what’s in your vegetable
drawer, go anywhere your
spice rack can take you, and
provide a nutritious meal
that keeps a body motoring
on through your next four Zoom meetings. Don’t
waste the chance to perfect
this easy technique on every
root vegetable you find in
the cellar.
Sweet Potato
and Cheddar
Fritters with
Lime Crema
Makes 12 fritters
1½ pounds sweet pota-
toes (three small, two medi-um or one large)
3/4 cup grated cheddar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chopped green
onion, plus a few extra for
2 minced garlic cloves
1-2 tablespoons mince
chipotle chili in adobo
2 eggs
2 tablespoons maple
1 teaspoon sea salt, plus
more after frying
Vegetable oil, for frying
Lime wedges for garnish
1/2 cup plain sour cream
Zest and juice from 1
1 small garlic clove, grat-
Wash potatoes and grate
them using the large holes
on your cheese grater or the
grating attachment to your
food processor. Combine
shredded sweet potatoes in
a large bowl with cheese,
flour, green onions and chili
in adobo. In a measuring
cup, whisk eggs, maple
syrup and salt. Add egg
mixture to sweet potato
mixture and combine so the
batter is evenly moistened
with the eggs.
To make the crema, com-
bine sour cream, lime zest
and juice and garlic. Set
Warm a half inch of oil
in a medium skillet over
medium-high heat. Start
forming the fritters by tak-
ing a handful of the sweet
potato mixture and gently
pressing it into a 3-inch
wide patty about ½ an inch
thick. When the oil is hot
(about 365 degrees), gently
slide one fritter into the oil.
Don’t crowd the pan, you
will need to cook the frit-
ters in batches. Fry the frit-
ters for 3-4 minutes per
side, gently pressing down
on them so they stick
together better. Adjust the
heat if they brown too
quickly. Transfer the fritters
to a recycled paper bag to
drain. Sprinkle each hot frit-
ter with a pinch of salt. You
can hold cooked fritters in a
200-degree oven while you
repeat the process with the
remaining batter.
Serve warm with lime
crema, or cool completely
and store in the refrigerator
for two days or the freezer
for two months. Reheat
thawed fritters gently in a
250-degree oven.
RUDALEVIGE is a food
writer, recipe developer and
tester, and cooking teacher
in Brunswick, and the
author of “Green Plate
Special,” a cookbook from
Islandport based on these
columns. She can be con-
tacted at cburns1227@
Green Plate Special:
Have an excess of root vegetables? Don’t fret, make fritters
Photos by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer
Christine Burns Rudalevige flips a sweet potato and cheddar fritter in safflower oil.
Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer
Sweet Potato and Cheddar Fritters with Lime Crema.
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When the virus exploded
on the scene last spring, the
resulting quarantines led to
restrictions on inside dining
at restaurants. One of our
favorite things had been
going out to breakfast on
Saturday mornings, and that
unfortunately stopped.
Beginning  in April, we
started creating a new
Saturday morning breakfast
routine, in which we would
select a recipe, sometimes
one we’d never tried before
and sometimes an old favor-
ite, and enjoy the meal at
home. We love to cook
together, so this was not at
all a sacrifice. We’ve done
this every week since, with
just one exception to visit a
newborn grandniece. Soon
after starting, we began
posting the meals, with a
photo and comments, on
Facebook, and have heard
from our friends each week.
It’s become a tradition and,
even with fewer restrictions
on restaurant dining, we’ve
continued to enjoy our new
Saturday adventure.
In a recent week, we
chose to make a breakfast
oven omelet, a recipe that
has been in Susan’s family
for countless years. Neither
of us know where the recipe
came from, only that we
like it. The recipe calls for
broccoli, onions and red or
green bell peppers, but real-
ly any veggies can be used.
In addition, you can add
cooked ham, bacon, sau-
sage, shrimp or whatever.
It’s wonderfully flexible. The omelet pictured, for
example, included mush-
rooms, red bell pepper,
shallots and bacon. It was
delicious. We served it with
toasted sesame bagels and
cream cheese.
KANAK, Moody
Serves 6
1 cup chopped broccoli                                      
½ cup chopped red or
green pepper1/4 cup chopped onion                                      
1 cup shredded cheddar
6 eggs                                                                  
1 cup cottage cheese
½ cup milk                                                               
¼ cup flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 425
Sprinkle the vegetables
and cheese over the bottom
of a greased 7-by-11-inch
baking dish. Whisk the
eggs, cottage cheese and
milk; add flour, salt and pepper. Pour over the veg-
gie mixture.
Bake for 20-25 minutes
or until set. Let stand for 5
minutes before serving.
This favorite, easy
omelet can be made ahead:
Mix veggies and cheese/
egg mixture just before
baking. You can add
cooked ham, sausage,
shrimp or bacon.
You can also vary the
vegetables you include,
depending on your own
New Saturday morning routine yields an oven omelet, and much more
Restaurants around the
state have slowly opened
up in one form or another,
but some of us are still
cooking at home, not yet
feeling comfortable
enough to return to dining
out. As the seasons
change, as winter nears,
as you continue to wait
out the virus, what are
you cooking?
Send us your recipe and a simple snapshot of
the dish. Let us know
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Mainers, what are you cooking?
Photo courtesy of Susan and Jim Kanak
An oven omelet made with red bell pepper, shallots and bacon, but you can use whatever vegetables and protein you’d like.
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