Border Patrol agent briefs Rotary

6 years ago

The Mars Hill Rotary Club met on Tuesday, July 31, at 6:30 a.m. at the Aroostook Health Center.  

The guest speaker was Seth Prince, a Border Patrol agent at the Fort Fairfield station.  He spoke about the areas that the Border Patrol is responsible for — the areas between border ports of entry.  They work to detect illegal aliens inside the U.S. Their area typically covers 25 miles inside the U.S. border, but they can go up to 100 miles.  Agents can investigate vehicles, but not dwellings.

They work in partnership with other federal, state and local agents as well as community leadership, farmers, landowners and logging operations.

Prince noted that marijuana is still illegal at the federal level and any product found during an investigation will be seized.

The Border Patrol has many specialty units including ATV, snowmobile, horse, helicopters, boats, K-9 and more.  

Anyone seeing any suspicious activity should contact the Fort Fairfield station at 476-5100 or the Houlton station at 532-6521.

Homecoming 2018

It’s now time for Homecoming 2018.  Many events will be returning with some new ones also planned.  See you Aug. 9 through 12 as you come to enjoy all the festivities.

Thursday night will be the ice cream social at the Aroostook Health Center.

Friday will see events at the Fire Station and park area, including the Rotary car hop dinner, music, vendors, a movie, paint and sip, along with face painting and tie-dye shirts for kids. Bingo will also be on tap at the Legion.

Saturday will see breakfast at the Legion, and a parade followed by events at the high school, including the junior high soccer tourney, music, vendors, car show, book sale and more.  

Anyone wishing to set up a booth is asked to contact Kathy at 540-6325.  For more information, go to Mars Hill Homecoming Days on Facebook.

Aroostook Health Center

Upcoming events for the week of Aug. 8-14 include: Wednesday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Table Tennis at 9:30 a.m. and Card Games at 1:30 p.m.   Thursday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m., Patio Social at 1:30 p.m. and Outdoor Concert as part of Homecoming at 6:00 p.m. Friday will feature LRC Bingo 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 in the day room. Monday will feature Nails with Shallie and Melissa at 9:30 a.m. and Lunch at the PICC at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Walmart Shopping Outing at 9:30 a.m. and Lunch at Boondocks at 11:00 a.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.

Music Night

Thursday night music is back in Bridgewater.  From 6 – 9 every Thursday, stop by the Historical Building for some rousing music – to dance to or just sit and enjoy listening to.


The William Cousins Post 118 of Mars Hill is hosting Bingo on Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the post. There are cash prizes. Refreshments are available. Come on out and enjoy a fun evening with friends.

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