Maplestone School students assisted the attendants,
Art and Bob, at the Shapleigh Transfer Station in the re-painting of the sheds
at the lower level of the facility. The
Selectmen are most appreciative of those students from Maplestone School and the attendants who
performed this task.
MOUSAM LAKE REGION ASSOCIATION (MLRA)
The Melinda Ann, a research
pontoon boat, is coming to Mousam Lake on Saturday, July 7, 2012. It is a 30 ft floating classroom, a pontoon
boat outfitted with the latest and greatest of high-tech imaging and monitoring
equipment. Every passenger gets to use
lake monitoring tools, which include the Secchi disc, hydrophone, plankton net,
and a new ROV with video that can operate underwater up to 300 feet in depth.
The Melinda Ann is staffed
with a lakeside educator, Phil Mulville, who can provide a great lake steward
learning experience for both children and adults. Mulville will explain how to use all the
devices that measure water clarity, extract samples from various depths, and take pictures of
shoreline or bottom sediments, fish, plants, and “junk.” Everyone will actually get an opportunity to
use the equipment. “Hands on”
instruction is always the most informative.
The boat will be docked at the public boat ramp and will be
making 3 trips lasting from one and a half hours to two hours per trip. The first trip starts at 9
am. The boat holds up to 15 people per trip. Space is limited, so please contact Rich
Eagleston at 975-985-3243 to reserve your spot and time soon.
A group met at the church to
have a VBS decorating day which turned out to be a big success.
Wilson, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday,
June 24, 2012 thanked publicly all of the teachers for their service
during the year and presented them tokens of appreciation.
A Church Family Picnic was
held immediately after worship service on Sunday, June
24, 2012 to celebrate God’s love for us all.
Xai,Xai Mozambique during her missionary trip
this summer. Fifty-four dresses were
completed during the all day session. At
the noon hour there was a break for lunch which was provided. Shorts will be made for the boys at another
Only 25% of the people in Mozambique are employed. The life expectancy in that country is only
52 years. Only half of the children
manage to go to school. The missionary
group with which Christine will be traveling plans to assist in rebuilding the
church and teaching gardening. Obviously
better nutrition will improve the health of the population there.
DELIVERED AND SAVED
Pastor Dave Dickinson of the
Ross Corner Baptist Church, 1312 West Rd, Shapleigh is inviting any
and all persons to attend the Sunday, July 8, 2012 worship service at 10:30
to hear Jonah Corneau, a former drug addict, delivered and saved from all forms
of drugs. Originally from the Bronx in New York, Corneau attended the Teen
Challenge for drug addicts in Boston, MA and later worked for the
organization. Now Corneau is preparing
for the ministry to work with drug addicts, having received a definite call on
his life. Come and listen to this
ROSS CORNER BAPTIST CHURCH
Summer schedule for the Ross Corner Baptist Church will not include Sunday
School nor Adult Bible Study. However,
Sunday morning worship will take place at 10:30 am as usual. Refreshments and fellowship hour will take
place downstairs after the worship service. All are welcome.
Singspiration will be held on
Sunday July 8, 2012 at 6:30
at the Ross Corner Baptist Church. This is when a number of churches in the area get
together at one place and sing all the old familiar favorites, listen to
special vocal and instrumental presentations, and have a great time of
fellowship and refreshments afterwards. It is a great uplifting experience. Summer visitors are especially invited.
LIONS CLUB BENEFIT BREAKFAST
Saturday, June 7, 2012 from 8 am to 10 am at the Acton Town Hall
the Acton/Shapleigh Lions Club will be having its monthly “All You an Eat”
Pancake Breakfast. For a modest $5 you
can eat your fill of scrambled eggs, pancakes (both plain and blueberry),
sausage, Maine baked beans, hot buttered toast, coffee, orange juice, and milk
(both plain and chocolate). Bring your
family, friends and neighbors. What a
great way to start off your weekend !
Also the OWLS (Older Wiser Liberated Seniors) will be having
a bake sale during the Lions pancake breakfast. The funds garnered from the sale help to fund expenses and trips for
this older generation. Take some baked
goodies home and help out the OWLS in the process.
The proceeds of the breakfast will benefit Jody (Stebbins)
Hinds who has Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that has taken the lives of many
people, including her three sisters. CF
is a terrible disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. Thirteen years ago her mother and cousin each
donated a lobe of their lungs and Jody began her Journey. Her lungs are still functioning well. Now Jody needs a kidney due to chronic kidney
disease. There is a living donor who is
currently being screened. The hope is
that a transplant will take place before dialysis becomes necessary. Insurance will cover much of the cost of this
journey. Funds from this benefit
breakfast will help to cover the expenses that insurance doesn’t. FMI regarding Jody go to www.journeywithjody.org