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Can’t outrun the Vikings

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    Elijah Verhoff of the Caribou Vikings was his team’s fastest runner in Saturday’s regional meet held in Belfast. The junior fought through a cramp in the late stages of the race, but still had a time of 18:18 to place 10th overall. His team captured the Eastern Maine Class B championship by three points over Mount Desert Island. See the Sports for more coverage.

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Rotary donates $2,000 to United Way of Aroostook

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — The United Way of Aroostook kicked off their fund-raising campaign on Thursday at the S.W. Collins Co. in Caribou. As part of the campaign, the UWA has teamed up with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in order to provide free books to young children to give them a head start on education and to further their efforts in early childhood development.

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    The United Way of Aroostook kicked off their fund-raising campaign on Thursday at S.W. Collins Co. in Caribou. UWA has recently become involved with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that donates books to pre-school age children, in order to prepare them for future schooling. As pa...
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Mock election yields real insight
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    Moriah Connolly casts her ballot in the mock election at CHS on Oct. 21, with Hannah White pictured in the background.

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Last week’s mock election at the Caribou High School wasn’t real — but the experience was.
    That’s why junior Maddy Staples, election chairman, is pretty excited that the school had nearly 75 percent participation.

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AMHC commemorates 50th anniversary with Food Bank Challenge

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Greg Disy, CEO of Aroostook Mental Health Center, issued an agency-wide initiative at the beginning of September, in which he challenged all AMHC service sites throughout Aroostook, Washington and Hancock counties to compete in a friendly food drive competition.
    Disy asked agency teams across the three counties to see which site could donate the most pounds of food per person. All food and clothing collected is being donated to local food banks where AMHC offices are located.

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    Representatives from Aroostook Mental Health Center and Catholic Charities met on Oct. 23 at AMHC’s central office in Caribou to celebrate the winn...
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What do you think about the city?

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Everyone’s got an opinion and, so long as it pertains to municipal matters, Caribou City Councilors want to know what that opinion is.
    For the second time this year, voters who hit the polls will be queried once more upon exit for their anonymous opinion regarding city matters.

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General assistance sees slight increase

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — The council approved new figures to the city’s general assistance ordinance during their Oct. 27 meeting. The weekly maximum amounts for food assistance contained slight increases; single person households, for example, increased weekly from $43.95 to $45.12 and monthly from $189 to $194.

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Caribou’s Irving named ‘Young Farmer of the Year’
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    Robert M. Irving, of Caribou, was recently selected as the Maine Potato Board’s 2014 Young Farmer of the Year. Originally from Washburn, Irving farms with his uncles, Scott and Jeff. The Irving operation raises 1,800 acres of potatoes and grains. Pictured with Irving is his wife, Meagan, and their two children, 4-year-old Carter and 11-month-old Evelyn. Irving will be recognized and honored as the Young Farmer of the Year at the Maine Potato Board’s annual meeting to be held next summer during the Maine Potato Blossom Festival.

CARIBOU — The Maine Potato Board has announced that Robert M. Irving of Caribou has been selected as the 2014 Young Farmer of the Year.
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PDF Download 10.29.2014

The pdf version of this week's Aroostook Republican & News is now available for download.

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