Ashland Boy Scouts help out at Mud Run

17 years ago

Boy Scout Troop 179 lent a hand at the July 14 Mud Runs held at the Ashland Trotting Park. The troop monitored the park making sure all ran smoothly and kept it picked up and free of debris. The boys also held a 50/50 raffle, which was won by Roger Lee, owner of the Ashland Motor Lodge. The Scouts would like to thank Roger for his support and for generously donating his winnings back to the troop.

In Sympathy
I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the families of Julie Saucier, Jerry Caron and JoAnne Beaulier. Please know that myself, as well as the community, share in your grief. No matter what the circumstances for their passing, each of your loved ones will be dearly missed and always remembered.
Self defense course
Looking for 10 women to participate in a self-defense course to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights at the grade school multi-purpose building. The cost for the course is $50 and it will run for a total of 10 weeks. The start date will be set once enough participants are registered for the course. Please consider coming to learn something new and also get some exercise. Call Julie at 435-7137 to sign up.
Ongoing Events
The Ashland Area Senior Citizens group will meet every other Thursday through August. The meeting time of noon and location of the Ashland Rec. Center will remain the same. Any senior citizens wishing to participate in the potluck lunches and meetings are always welcome.
The Portage Lake Seniors’ Lunch is held on the last Tuesday of every month at 11 a.m. All seniors are invited to attend and can bring a potluck dish to share or give a cash donation. For more information, contact Wilza Robertson at 435-6211 or Grace Nason at 435-6373.
The Red Hat Loonies of Portage Lake meet the second Thursday of every month at Dean’s Motor Lodge. Membership dues are $2. Come and have a great meal and a great time, too! For more information, contact Rachel Stevens at 435-6358.
Anyone interested in planning for Portage Lake’s Centennial Celebration, please contact Barb Pitcairn at 435-2368 or Grace Nason at 435-6373.
Ladies, are you interested in crafts or have some that you’ve started and just can’t seem to finish? If so, take yourself over to the Portage Lake Municipal Building for Girlz Night every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the company and the satisfaction of finally completing a project!
If you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket for a 3-day, 2-night all inclusive stay at Chandler Lake Sporting Camps which includes a scenic flight over the North Maine woods, please contact Julie Graham-Berry at 435-7137 or Andrea White at 435-6363. Tickets cost $10 each and all funds raised will go toward the Community Playground Project.
(Julie Graham-Berry is the correspondent for Ashland, Portage Lake, Oxbow, Masardis, Garfield, Nashville Plantation and surrounding townships. She can be reached at 435-7137).