Cutline: Carpenter was winner of pie eating contest

Pie Eating 2Don Carpenter of Gorham, right, won the Lancaster Fair's annual pie-eating contest on Sunday afternoon. Carpenter is with North Country Sen. Jeff Woodburn, who sponsors the traditional event. (COURTESY PHOTO)

New fall hours at St. Vincent Thrift Store

BERLIN — Starting Saturday, Sept. 9, the St. Vincent Thrift Store will be opening on Saturdays. Its updated hours include the upstairs hours, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and the downstairs hours, Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The St. Vincent Thrift Store is located at 153 Grafton St., in Berlin. For more information call (603) 752-4844.

Salvation Army announces appointment of new Corps Officers in Berlin

BERLIN — The Northern New England Division of The Salvation Army announces the appointment of Captains A. Gary and Joyce Thornton as commanding officers and pastors for the Berlin Corps. The captains replace outgoing Lieutenants Timothy and Teddy Devine who received a new assignment in Delaware.

During their 10 years of service with The Salvation Army, Captains Gary and Joyce have demonstrated their commitment to serving others in His name. “We look forward to becoming a part of the Berlin community as we work alongside others to meet human need,” said Capt. Gary.

The Berlin Corps offers general assistance of food, clothing and utilities. During the summer, children have the opportunity to attend The Salvation Army’s Camp Sebago in Standish, Maine. During the holidays The Salvation Army will assist families with meals and gifts. These efforts help serve the primary commitment of The Salvation Army, which is to help meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of all people.

The Salvation Army offers weekly worship service on Sunday’s at 11 a.m. and invites everyone who doesn’t have a church home to come and worship. There is also Sunday School at 10 a.m. for all ages.

Prior to their current appointment in Berlin, Captains Thornton had served seven years in Cambridge, Ohio, and three years in Pennsylvania. They had also attended the Salvation Army College for Officer Training in Suffern, N.Y., graduated and were commissioned in 2007.

The Salvation Army in Berlin has ministered to the needs of residents since 1886 and values its charitable role in the community.

ThorntonSalvationArmyThe Northern New England Division of The Salvation Army appointed of Captains A. Gary and Joyce Thornton as commanding officers and pastors for the Berlin Corps. (COURTESY PHOTO)

 

Vaccine clinic to be held at Tractor Supply in Gorham

GORHAM — The Conway Area Humane Society will be holding a vaccine clinic on Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Tractor Supply store in Gorham. Cats will be accepted from 10 to 11 a.m. and dogs will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in carriers.

The clinic will include rabies vaccination for $15, distemper vaccination for $25, rabies and distemper for $35, micro-chipping for $25, Frontline Plus for $15, dog dewormer by weight from $5 to $10, nail trimming for $5, heartworm and Lyme Test for dogs for $25, Drontal for cats for $10 and combo tests for cats for $20.

Prior rabies certificate must be present to receive a three-year certificate. If no prior certificate is present, the rabies certificate will only be good for one year.

Pet VaccinationThe Conway Area Humane Society will be holding a vaccine clinic on Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Tractor Supply store located in Gorham. (FILE PHOTO)