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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 08:23

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New regulations prompt switch from oil-based to latex exterior paints

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    After more than a century of common household use, many oil-based exterior paints are going by the wayside, much in the same manner as 8-track tapes and Windows XP.
    Part of the reason is new federal regulations. But from a practical standpoint, the new acrylic-based latex paints are just as easy to apply and last longer than the traditional oil-based blends.

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NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION'S SPECIAL EDITION #3 | Print |
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:45

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Dexter Regional High School students create historical clay facades

By Mary Lightbody
DRHS art teacher

    Inspired by Maine artist Randy Fein’s New York City clay facades, students in the pottery class at Dexter Regional High School have created clay facades of some historic buildings in downtown Dexter.
    To begin the project students consulted with history teacher Mr. Rick Whitney to learn historical facts about various buildings in the downtown area.

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Aleah Salsbury, DRHS senior
Park Theatre (1912), stoneware clay facade

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NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION'S SPECIAL EDITION #2 | Print |
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:16

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Tractor Supply presents 4-H clubs with over $500

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — 4-H Clubs in Piscataquis County were recently presented with a check for from the Tractor Supply Company (TSC). Thanks to the generosity of local TSC customers during the fall 4-H/TSC Paper Clover Campaign, 4-H members at the local, state and national levels received a total of $502. Once again, the Dover-Foxcroft TSC was among the top five stores in its region for transaction percentages for donations.

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office of UMaine Cooperative Extension

PAPER CLOVER CAMPAIGN FOR 4-H — Three Piscataquis County 4-H clubs were recently presented with a check totaling over $500 from the Tractor Supply Company, which was raised during the company and 4-H’s fall Paper Clover Campaign. Attending the check presentation at the Dover-Foxcroft store were front, from left, Douglas Haislet, Adam Chamberland, Alison Chamberland and Tyler Libby. Back, Sheila Norman, Trisha White, Jim White, Haleigh White, Christal Merrill, Dawn Merrill and Geneva Libby.

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NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION'S SPECIAL EDITION #1 | Print |
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 09:44

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Valley Grange teams up with PCES students for NIE

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    GUILFORD — Advertising serves many purposes from highlighting events and advocating political causes and candidates to selling products.
    In fact, most ads “try to sell you something,” according to Walter Boomsma, the public relations chair of Valley Grange in North Guilford. “But when we’re advertising the Grange, we’re asking people for something.”

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    GETTING CREATIVE — Designing an ad for a non-profit organization is different because you’re not selling a product. Taking the instructors word at heart are, from left, Jessie Mayberry, Hailey Cipullo and Kaitlin Cookson. For more of the PCES students hard at work, please see page 2A.

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