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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 09:45

 

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Photo courtesy of Jacki LaPointe
    Shown is part of the closing ceremony for World Thinking Day, held Feb. 21 at the Aroostook Centre Mall. More than 200 Girl Scouts were present for the two-day event.

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Every little bit helps | Print |
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:21

 

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    Four-year-old Naomi Rice of Bridgewater spent several months filling up her piggy bank so she could donate the money to the American Red Cross of Northern and Eastern Maine. Naomi has taken fire safety very seriously since local firefighters visited her classroom last fall; she asks her parents to check the smoke detectors in their house every month and is very happy that the money she raised could help someone if they experience a fire. The tiny philanthropist donated $27.51 to the Red Cross — in pennies, nickels, dimes and a few quarters.

 
Fire chief to public: install smoke detectors, have a fire drill | Print |
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:21

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By Joshua Archer
Staff writer

    CARIBOU — March is American Red Cross month and local chapters are using the time to stress the importance of fire safety.
    The American Red Cross plans to reduce fire deaths by 25 percent within the next five years. They’re asking homeowners to take two simple steps: install smoke detectors and have a fire drill.

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Teacher makes time to volunteer with Red Cross | Print |
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:19

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By Natalie de La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Lori Knight-Phair was only 5 years old when she knew without a doubt that she wanted to become a teacher.
    She was so committed to becoming a teacher she started providing educational lessons to her cat.
    Now into a 17-year teaching career, that same insightful and dedicated 5-year-old knew she wanted to be a Red Cross volunteer.

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Builder’s Club members say one thing about the American Red Cross | Print |
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:10

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Willow Whitten
Grade 8
“They host blood drives.”
Emily Austin
Grade 8
“They help people who’ve been through a natural disaster.”
Alex Picard
Grade 6
“They help people get shelter, whose houses were just burned down.”
Liam Martin
Grade 6
“The American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton in 1881.”
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Haley Melanson
Grade 7
“When someone’s home is ruined, they can give them shelter for a period of time until they get settled down and help them get back up on their feet.”
Devin Roy
Grade 8
“I know from researching World War II that the American Red Cross played a big part in WW II by helping and serving the injured American soldiers overseas.”
Taylor Paddleford
Grade 7
“They help people that have been affected by natural disasters and do whatever they can for them.”
Grace Gallagher
Grade 8
“The Red Cross is an organization that was founded in 1881 and it was invented by Clara Barton.”
 
Honor Rolls | Print |
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 20:17

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    Connor Consolidated School recently announced their 2014-2015 second-trimester Honor Roll.
    GRADE 4 — High honors: Lilly Johnson Roy and Olivia Leichliter. Honors: Tressa Salch.
    GRADE 5 — Highest honors: Jessica Soucy. High honors: Jessica Leavitt. Honors: John Coleman, Nicholas Lizotte and Coleson Theriault.
    GRADE 6 — Honors: Sipsis Paul.

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Scouts in the great outdoors | Print |
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:42

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    Learning a lesson in how to start a fire with flint and steel to cook lunch from Troop 179 Ashland are, from left, Tristan Perreault, 14, Portage Lake, Star Scout; Alden Routhier, 11, Portage Lake, Tenderfoot; Malcolm Milligan, 17, Ashland, Eagle; and Noah Dorr, 9, Ashland, Webelo.

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Scouts Say: Why did you join and why is it important? | Print |
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:35
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Alex Picard
age 11, Caribou
2nd Class, Troop 184

    “I’m a Scout because I just really like the outdoors. The most important part about being a Scout is to always be prepared.”
Jack Doody
age 11, Caribou
2nd Class, Troop 184

    “I’m a Scout mainly because my dad was an Eagle Scout. He has done a lot with that opportunity and the most important part is to be prepared.”
Aidan Plante
age 12, Caribou
Star Scout, Troop 184

    “I’m a Scout to have a good life and my favorite is going to camporees. It’s important to be prepared.”
Austin Laplante
age 14, Caribou
Star Scout, Troop 184

    “I’m a Scout because it’s fun. My dad did it when he was a kid. It sounded fun and I like the outdoors. The most important part is teamwork.”
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Tom O’Meara
age 11, New Sweden
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Troop 186

    “I became a Scout so I could have fun and to do stuff with other kids and meet people. It’s important to be nice and helpful.”
Chance Bragan
age 12, Presque Isle
Star Scout
Troop 171

    “I became a Scout because I wanted to learn more about the outdoors and do more for my community. The most important part about being a Scout is helping other people.”
Mason Young
age 13, Presque Isle
2nd Class
Troop 171

    “I joined Scouts because I thought it would be interesting and fun. The most important part about being a Scout is being honest and trustworthy.”
Logan Longley
age 11, Caribou
2nd Class, Troop 184

    “I became a Scout because my dad was a Scout and I’m kind of an outdoorsy type. Camping and being with my friends is important to me.”
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Ethan Burgay
age 11, Caribou
2nd Class, Troop 184

    “I joined Scouts because my dad did it when he was little and he became an Eagle Scout and I want to be able to do that too. The most important parts about being a Scout are being prepared and teamwork.”
Shane Furber
age 16, Stockholm
Life Scout, Troop 186

    “I became a Scout because I like to help people and I like to have fun with other people. The most important part about being a Scout is to help other people, do kind things without getting stuff back.”
PJ Thornton
age 12, Woodland
1st Class, Troop 186

    “I became a Scout because I thought it would be fun to get outside and do stuff. The most important part about being a Scout is helping people and doing stuff for them.”
Ryan Tourk
age 17, Woodland
Eagle Scout,
Troop 186

    “The most important part about being a Scout is following Scout law. When you become Eagle it sets a lot of responsibility on you to help out younger Scouts.”
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Carter Belanger
age 11, Caribou
2nd Class, Troop 184

    “I became a Scout because I had friends doing it and my dad wants me to become Eagle so that’s where I’m going. The most important part about being a Scout is to be prepared for the worst conditions.”
Josh Fortin
age 12, Caribou
2nd Class, Troop 184

    “I’m a Scout because when I was little a lot of my friends were doing it and I figured why not do it myself and I’ve found it really fun. The most important part is being prepared and helping others in the community.”
David Hunter
age 17, Caribou
Life Scout, Troop 184

    “I joined Scouts because at first my parents made me, but as I experienced Scouting I began to learn a lot of new skills and I’ve had a lot of fun doing it. The  skills you learn prepare you for later in life.”
Trace Cyr
age 14, Presque Isle
Life Scout, Troop 171

    “I thought becoming a Scout would help me later on in life. Once I get my Eagle Scout it’ll be easier to get into colleges and get jobs. And I’ll be well prepared if I ever get lost. The most important part is learning about life ideals like being trustworthy.”
 
Alma and Louise make a great team at Shear Precision | Print |
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:48
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    Alma Jackson, left, has owned Shear Precision in Caribou for 25 years. Working alongside Jackson is Louise Bresica, who’s been at the salon for 10 years.

By Natalie de La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — In the past 25 years of business, Shear Precision owner and cosmetologist Alma Jackson has made a lot of good friends and some great memories at her Bennett Drive business.

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Caribou’s newspaper started in 1880 | Print |
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:48

    When a young attorney published the first edition of the Aroostook Republican on Jan. 14, 1880, Caribou citizens may have questioned their newspaper’s chance of success. After all, they may have reasoned, the town’s first newspaper survived just two years before being bought out by Presque Isle investors and moved across the town line.

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