Search for new Mapleton pageant director begins

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    The Mapleton Ladies Extension is in search of a new pageant director for this year’s Junior Miss and Miss Mapleton Pageant. We are a non-profit community organization that sponsors both the Little Miss and the Junior Miss/Miss Pageants. The last few years, because of a smaller number of participants, we have had only one pageant crowning both a Junior Miss Mapleton queen and a Miss Mapleton queen. 

As a director, you would be responsible for organizing all aspects of the pageant, following the current guidelines already in place and making sure that the guidelines are also current with the Potato Blossom Festival Pageants. We are looking for someone willing to donate their time, skills and love of working with the young ladies involved. The Extension will be there for guidance and support throughout the preparation of the pageant, along with helping the day of the pageant. If you would be interested in directing this year’s 2009 Junior Miss and Miss Mapleton Pageant, please send a Letter of Interest to: Liz Brewer, President, Mapleton Ladies Extension, P.O. Box 94, Mapleton, Maine 04757. If you have any questions, contact Brewer at 764-3427.
Mapleton Ladies Extension
    The next meeting of the Mapleton Ladies Extension is Feb. 9. Anyone interested in joining the Mapleton Extension can contact Valerie DeLong or Liz Brewer.
    Birthday wishes go out to Jeaudi Landry, Joanna Newlands, Lucinda Edgecomb, Lillian Burke, Mike Nadeau, Adam Rider, Kelsi Shurley, Kayla Carney, Clay Gregg, Shelby Condon, Ricky Carney, Norman Johndro, Alice Sawyer, Maya Bazar, Amy Michaud, Sean Bushey, Paul Bushey, Harvey Brown IV and Shawn Ireland.
Mapleton Fire Co. to hold Valentine’s breakfast
    The Mapleton Fire Co. will be hosting a Valentine’s breakfast Sunday, Feb. 8 at Mapleton Lunch in Mapleton. Breakfast will be served from 7-11 a.m. Door prizes will be awarded and donations accepted. Treat your sweetheart to a breakfast served by firefighters while supporting your local fire department. For further information, please contact Robby Gross at 227-4367.
Castle Hill Grange Hall Preservation Society
    The Castle Hill Grange Hall Preservation Society will be selling candy bars again this winter. It has always been a great fund-raiser thanks to everyone’s sweet tooth out there.
    The society is looking for volunteers to please give them an hour of your time once a month to help keep the building operating. The fund-raisers they have are just paying their expenses and leave them with little else to do their projects. If you have enjoyed voting, going to town meetings, their suppers, having a reasonable hall to rent right in your own town, and other events, please consider helping to keep their organization going for future years. Dues for a working member are $10 per year, or $15 for non-working member, or $100 for a lifetime membership. Their meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month from February through November.
    They are requesting that anyone who has knowledge of a veteran who served in the military between 1903 to the present to write or call Natalie Maynard, 2877 State Road, Castle Hill, Maine 04757 or 764-4878. They need names, dates, and any information you can give them so they can place the names on a sign or in a book in the future. The person must have been a resident of Castle Hill at the time of service.
    Their next meeting will be Feb. 24, 2009.
Mapleton United Methodist Church
    The United Methodist Church luncheon will be held Friday, Feb. 6 at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come. Hope to see you there.
    Cubs, Pack 170 – Any questions on joining, please contact Adam Rider at 764-6897 or Mike Eaton at 764-3762.
    Boys, Troop 170 – The boys from Scout Troop 170 are collecting donations of bottles and cans. Call Peter Starr at 764-8189 to make arrangements for a pick-up. As always, the boys appreciate all your support, which makes all their yearly activities possible.
    If you have any questions on joining, call Peter Starr at 764-8189. They hold their weekly meeting Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Mapleton Chapman Castle Hill Senior Citizens
    The Mapleton Chapman Castle Hill Senior Citizens meets every Monday – except the fifth Monday – at Mapletree Estates. All are welcome.
    Bonnie Landry is the correspondent for Mapleton, Castle Hill and Chapman. She can be reached at 764-4860, or by e-mail at


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    A FEW DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, members of the Aroostook Valley Dairy 4-H Club of Mapleton got together to prepare a gift basket of food for a Mapleton family. This is an annual event for these 4-H’ers who collect non-perishable food items and all the fixings for a traditional holiday meal. Pictured are, front row: Amanda Winslow. Back row, from left: Stephanie Winslow, club president; and Savannah Smith, club secretary.



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    MEMBERS of the Aroostook Valley Dairy 4-H Club of Mapleton recently gathered at the Malcolm Science Center in Easton to learn the valuable crafting skills of how to make evergreen wreaths and centerpieces. The children all left with huge smiles on their faces with pride for their beautiful masterpieces! Pictured are, front row: Amanda Winslow. Back row, from left: Ariana Peterson, Stephanie Winslow, Grace Braley, Alexandria Peterson, Savannah Smith, Leader Jennifer Smith, Michaela King, Ryan King, Megan King, Laura McKenna and Matt McKenna.




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    THE AROOSTOOK VALLEY DAIRY 4-H CLUB of Mapleton used their creative art talents recently as they decorated holiday cards for the residents of the Maine Veterans Home in Caribou.