The Star-Herald

Mars Hill Rotary launches raffle

The Mars Hill Rotary Club is holding their annual raffle, with proceeds to go toward scholarships and the capital campaign at The Aroostook Medical Center for purchasing new beds for the Aroostook Health Center.  Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from any Rotarian or from Kathy at the superintendent’s office at Central Aroostook High School.

There are currently over 30 items on the ticket, so there are over 30 chances to win. Items include 100 gallons of fuel oil and gift certificates for oil changes, restaurants car washes and more.  

The winners will be drawn at the end of December at a home basketball game.

Rotary Club

The Mars Hill Rotary Club met on Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, at the Aroostook Health Center at 6:30 a.m.  

The guest speaker was Isabelle Wright, a senior at CAHS.  Wright spoke about some of her activities in her senior year.  She is doing community service by working for 45 minutes each day on math with gifted and talented students in the fifth and sixth gradse at Fort Street Elementary School.

As state FFA vice president, she has traveled to New York and Washington, D.C., for camps and conferences.  She has also helped start a new chapter in Hodgdon and junior high chapters in Mars Hill and Ashland.

Currently Miss Greater Mars Hill 2017, Wright plans to attend college to study nutrition or global health with plans to go on to become a pediatrician.  When asked if she plans on returning to Aroostook County, she admitted to having picked out a spot to build her home on family property. She is sure that her grandfather will go along with this.

Birthday calendars

The 2018 Rotary Birthday Calendars are now available at the Mars Hill Katahdin Trust Company, at the Mars Hill and Blaine Town Offices and at the CAHS Superintendent’s office.    The 2018 Calendar is the 54th edition. Thanks to all who support this annual fundraiser.

Library auction

The Walter T. A. Hansen Memorial Library is holding their annual Bidding For Good Auction beginning on Jan. 16 and ending on Feb. 1.  There are many great items to bid on, so please check out the site often to see new items and make your bids. There are a number of items, so there is sure to be something for everyone.

After Jan. 16, check out the items in the auction by going to  Search for the Walter T. A. Hansen Memorial Library and browse the many wonderful items available. Check the site out often to see what “your” item’s status is.   

Thank you to all who help with this fundraiser, the library’s largest each year, which allows staff to enlarge the collection.  

If you have something to donate, please contact the library at 429-9625.

Bottle Drive

The CAHS Spanish Club is raising funds for a trip to Ecuador in April 2018.  They are collecting cans and bottles to raise funds.  To donate, take your items to the Mars Hill Redemption Center and designate the funds for the Spanish Club or call the school at 425-2811.

Aroostook Health Center

Upcoming events for the week of Jan. 10-16 include: Wednesday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Adult Coloring at 9:30 a.m. and Karaoke with Larry and Larry at 1:30 p.m.   Thursday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Game Time at 1:30 p.m.  Friday will feature Exercise Time at 9:30 a.m. and Music by The Countrymen at 1:30 p.m.   Saturday will feature Bingo with Paula at 1:30 p.m.  Sunday will have televised church available in the day room and Sunday Service with Jonathan at 1:30 p.m.  Monday will feature Nails with Shallie & Melissa at 9:30 a.m. and Communion at 1:30 p.m.  Tuesday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Game Time at 1:30 p.m.

All of these activities are subject to change. If you would like to volunteer to help with any of these activities, call Connie or Vicki at 768-4915.


The William Cousins Post 118 of Mars Hill will host Bingo on Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the post. There are cash prizes. Refreshments are available.  

Tomi Henderson is the correspondent for Mars Hill, Blaine, Bridgewater and Westfield. She can be reached at 551-6791 or e-mailing

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