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Spring Pageant Planning Starts

Last week, Paula Shaw, pageant director, announced the Miss Mapleton Pageant will be held in April. As in years past, there will be five divisions, including Little Miss Mapleton, Pre-Teen Miss Mapleton, Junior Miss Mapleton, Teen Miss Mapleton and Miss Mapleton.  

An initial informational meeting with parents and girls interested in competing in the various divisions was held on Feb. 4. At the meeting, Shaw outlined eligibility requirements for each division.  Overall, girls who are residents of Mapleton, Chapman or Castle Hill and are in grades 1- 12 are eligible to enter the pageant.   

Practices will start later in February.  Days and times are yet to be announced.   According to Shaw, there is still plenty of time to enter the pageant.  For those considering entering the pageant, more information is available by contacting Paula at 551-1619 or email:

Seniors choose officers

Meeting on Jan. 15, the Mapleton-Chapman-Castle Hill Seniors Club elected Mary Desy and Caroline Ballerstein as co-presidents for the group’s 2017-18 year. Also elected were Judy Kennard, secretary, and Grenda Stephenson, treasurer.

The group met Monday, Feb. 5, for a regular potluck luncheon at the Mapleton United Methodist Church.  

All seniors in the tri-town area are invited to participate in the regular luncheons that are scheduled for the first and third Mondays of each month through June.  For more information regarding the senior meetings, contact any of the newly elected officers.

Senior Citizens outing

The coming Feb. 19 meeting will be an outing for seniors from Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill.  Members will be meeting and having lunch at Governor’s Restaurant in Presque Isle. This will be the second regular meeting of the month.

Pre-K registration

SAD 1 has announced the district will begin accepting pre-K students for the fall of 2018. All SAD 1 children who are 4 years old on or before Oct. 15, 2018, are eligible for enrollment.

Preregistration and Informational nights will be held at Mapleton Elementary and Pine Street schools.  Parents planning to have their children attend Mapleton Elementary School will have their registration night Wednesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. at the school.  

In Presque Isle, pre-K registration night is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. at Pine Street School.

At the time of registration, parents must present the following documents:  proof of immunization, legal birth certificate, legal guardianship/custody papers, parent/guardian photo identification and proof of residency within SAD 1 (utility bill, lease agreement, etc.).

Parents/Guardians are urged to call the SAD 1 Health Services Office at 764-8105 during school hours for more information.

Terry Sandusky is the Star-Herald correspondent for Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill and can be reached at 764-4916 or at

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