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rabies vaccine aug 11 2014
11 August 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Wildlife Services—a program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service—will distribute oral rabies vaccine baits beginning Aug. 11 through Aug. 18 in Northeastern Maine. The distribution is part of ongoing cooperative effort for rabies control aimed at reducing raccoon rabies and is the fourteenth annual distribution of this vaccine.

bird aug 11 2014
11 August 2014

FORT KENT – University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic Director Bill Ashby has announced Tom Bird as the Men’s Basketball Coach. Bird replaces Eric Werntgen who recently accepted a position with The Sport Source, which provides college planning for high school students in grades 9-12.

Bird comes to Maine-Fort Kent following a year as Director of Women’s Basketball Operations at North Dakota State University. Prior to NDSU, Bird served as the assistant video coordinator for University of Florida women's basketball.

mills aug 11 2014
11 August 2014

FORT KENT - "I'm not a hero; I'm just a guy who had a really bad day at work." Most people would disagree with retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, 27, when he describes himself. On April 10, 2012, during a routine search for IEDs, Mills lost both of his arms and legs in an explosion—changing his life forever.

air crash aug 11 2014
11 August 2014

STANDISH - According to David Fernald Jr, director of the Acadian Heritage Air Show in Frenchville, Billy Werth sustained minor injuries after a crash landing due to mechanical malfunction in the early evening on Sunday, Aug. 10, in Standish, while he was traveling home from the air show in Frenchville.

mile aug 8 2014
8 August 2014

FORT KENT - Plenty of folks followed a path of orange duck feet to walk America's First Mile on Friday, Aug. 8 in Fort Kent.

The Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored the walk, according to Chamber Executive Director Skyla Hamilton. "We're promoting America's First Mile and want to make it a trademark statement so more people will come to the area specifically to visit to help expand commerce. We want to showcase Fort Kent and put it on the big stage," she said.

walking trail aug 8 2014
8 August 2014

MADAWASKA– Members with the Madawaska on the Move Coalition recently unveiled a pioneer urban walking trail on Fox Street and French Street in Madawaska named “Marden’s to Multi.” The promotion of the trail will coincide with the start of the Congrès mondial acadien on Aug. 8.

parent child april 23 2014
6 August 2014

EAGLE LAKE– Fish River Rural Health recently announced that the agency will be sponsoring their 25th Annual Family Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Eagle Lake Health Center. This educational and free event is fun for the whole family.

biker june 16 2014
5 August 2014

FORT KENT- Organizers of this year's Tour de la Vallee fundraiser—which takes place on Sunday, Aug. 10—have announced changes to this year's event. What was historically a bicycle race to raise money for the Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund, will now include options for participants to walk or run 3, 5, or 10 miles, according to Northern Maine Medical Center spokesperson Joanne Fortin.

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