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8 October 2014

MAINE- The Maine Department of Labor has won a $2 million grant to assist veterans, who are transitioning to civilian life in rural areas of the state, gain access to employment, healthcare and support services and resources.

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8 October 2014

LIMESTONE- The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) administration is pleased to announce that Luke Shorty, MSSM’s Executive Director for the past three and a half years, received the Champion Award for Education, Training and Leadership Development from the Maine Development Foundation.

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8 October 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY– The Fort Kent Senior Club is advising all area seniors to review their Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (also known as Part D) to take note of any changes, as well as attend special Medicare clinics offered throughout the Valley by the Aroostook Agency on Aging.

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7 October 2014

VAN BUREN and HAMLIN - Rene O. Levasseur, 84, died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 3, at a Van Buren healthcare facility. He was born on April 21, 1930 in Van Buren, the son of the late Eddie and Alma (Cyr) Levasseur.

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7 October 2014

MADAWASKA - J. Normand Dionne, 84, passed away on Oct. 4, at a Madawaska healthcare facility with his family by his side. He was born on Aug. 22, 1930 in Madawaska, the son of Eloi and Josephine (Cyr) Dionne.

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7 October 2014

MADAWASKA - Ricky James McKinney, 66, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 1, at his residence in Madawaska. He was born in Madawaska on Feb. 2, 1948, the son of the late Edgar and Margaret (Bourgeois) McKinney.

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7 October 2014

PERHAM - Jeanne (Shorey) Adams of Perham and formerly of Derry, New Hampshire, died at Forest Hill in Fort Kent, on Sept. 26, 2014, following an extended illness. She was born on Aug. 11, 1926 in Dover, New Hampshire, the daughter of Clifton and Virginia (Emerson) Shorey.

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7 October 2014

MAINE- The Maine Women’s Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for the organization's annual Maine Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at The University of Maine at Augusta.

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7 October 2014

PRESQUE ISLE- Survivors of domestic abuse will have an opportunity to share their stories at a special Hope and Justice Project event hosted by The University of Maine at Presque Isle on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room.

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7 October 2014

PRESQUE ISLE- Two academic programs at the University of Maine at Presque Isle are again joining forces this fall to provide the campus and community with innovative ways to explore the world of science.

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7 October 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- Aroostook EMA (AKEMA) has been notified by Maine Emergency Management Agency that it will be receiving Homeland Security Grant Funding in the amount of $124,894.33.

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7 October 2014

FORT KENT- The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of Oct. 6.

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7 October 2014

FORT KENT- Daisy is a quiet, loving cat that likes to cuddle; but she is in need of a forever home.

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7 October 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. / Aroostook County- The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) recognizes Katahdin Trust Company for reaching the 30-year-member milestone.

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6 October 2014

PRESQUE ISLE- Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and Northern Maine Community College are participating in a “food fight” like no other in honor of Hunger Action Month.

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6 October 2014

FORT KENT– October is Information Literacy Awareness month, which is also the theme for the October exhibit by Sofia Birden at the Blake Library gallery at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

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6 October 2014

MAINE- The Department of the Secretary of State's "Vote in Honor of a Veteran" program, first initiated by the late Dan A. Gwadosky, 46th Secretary of State, is once again being promoted as a way for voters to remember the sacrifices of so many brave soldiers, sailors and airmen so that all Americans can exercise the right to vote.

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3 October 2014

PRESQUE ISLE- Northern Maine Community College will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by hosting a fund-raising walk on Oct. 8 at noon.