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5 May 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY – A new bill co-sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins proposing changes to federal Food and Drug Administration rules on artisanal soap has some local artisan-sellers discussing the proposal, but not overly concerned.

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5 May 2015

VAN BUREN – Judges awarded titles and sparkling crowns to pageant winners in nine categories at the 2015 Miss and Mr. Van Buren Pageant on Saturday, May 2 at Van Buren District Secondary School.

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5 May 2015

FORT KENT - Students at Valley Rivers Middle School (VRMS) and Fort Kent Community High School (FKCHS) hosted a middle school dance on Friday, May 1 to collect dry and canned goods for the local food pantry.

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5 May 2015

FORT KENT - Valerie Laure Bilogue Minkala and Linus Etah Tayong are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Vickeyvine Samuella Tayong Ngube on May 4, 2015 at the Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent.

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5 May 2015

FORT KENT - On Monday, May 11, the Fort Kent Town Council members will have the opportunity to make Fort Kent the first community in Aroostook County - and one of seven communities in the state of Maine - to adopt a Complete Streets policy.

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5 May 2015

FORT KENT - There is no other show like the Pride of Lions Show in Fort Kent, Maine. The winter officially ends only when the men of the Fort Kent Lions Club rehearse for three packed days, engage in a treasure hunt across the entire St. John Valley in search of props, and head out on stage in wacky costumes to entertain friends, family and neighbors. Journalist Jessica Potila was in the jam packed Fox Auditorium on Saturday night and captured the opening Lions Roar that launches the popular show, and now it is our jigsaw puzzle for this week. (FHF / Jessica Potila)

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5 May 2015

MAINE - Thanks to the generosity of concerned citizens, Operation Game Thief (OGT) is now able to further increase its reward and is now offering $3,500 to anyone who can provide information that leads to a conviction for those responsible for killing four doe deer and leaving them and their fawns to waste in the towns of Chesterville, Jay, Livermore, and Leeds.

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5 May 2015

MAINE - The Maine Department of Labor (DOL) is making employers and workers aware of Interim Final Rules to the H-2B Temporary Foreign Non-Agricultural Worker Program, published by the U.S. Department of Labor on April 29, 2015.

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5 May 2015

RIVIERE-VERTE - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are investigating a weekend motorcycle crash that resulted in the death of a Rivière-Verte, New Brunswick man and injury to his passenger.

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5 May 2015

FORT KENT - Dr. Leo Trudel, University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) assistant professor of business, has conducted research for his doctoral dissertation in which he showed that successful farmers in Maine tend to use business plans.

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5 May 2015

FORT KENT - President Wilson G. Hess announced Tuesday, May 5 that he will retire as the president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) in September, after over five years in office.

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5 May 2015

FORT KENT - The Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA) inducted Northern Maine Medical Center's (NMMC) Dr. David Coffman into the association on April 23, 2015.

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5 May 2015

VAN BUREN - Jacqueline C. Sirois, 85, died at peace with this world on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at a Van Buren healthcare facility, following a several-year, courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Van Buren on April 9, 1930, the daughter of the late Philias and Eva (Ouellette) Charest.

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FORT KENT - More than 50 runners experienced a healthy kind of high on a sunny Saturday, May 2, when they participated in the Community Voices sponsored second annual 420 High on Life 5K race.

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5 May 2015

FORT KENT / Caribou and Brewer -The following are the Fort Kent Community High School Warriors track and field results for two meets - one in Caribou and one in Brewer.

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5 May 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The following is an ongoing list of obituaries submitted to the Fiddlehead Focus during the months of April and May, 2015. The staff at Fiddlehead Focus send their deepest condolences to family and friends of the deceased.

For detailed obituaries, please refer to the obituary section of the Fiddlehead Focus by clicking on "Obits" on the homepage menu bar.

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4 May 2015

PRESQUE ISLE – Congressman Bruce Poliquin kicked off another tour in Aroostook County at the Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) on Monday, May 4.

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4 May 2015

EDMUNDSTON – The Edmundston City Council recognized 16 “Community Stars” - including one special dog - on Sunday, May 3, in a ceremony at the Centre des arts de la Petite église, in the former United Church on Canada Road.

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