Memorial Day… The Veterans are asking for volunteers to come to Eastside Cemetery by 9:00 am this Friday, May 25, to help set out flags for Memorial Day.
 
Heroes gathering for Vacation Bible School… It’s time once again for Vacation Bible School, and all children, age 4 through 6th grade, are invited to participate. Co-hosted by the Cambridge and Midvale Baptist Churches, the theme this year is “HERO CENTRAL, Discover Your Strength in God!”  HERO headquarters will be the Midvale Community Baptist Church, the week of June 11-15, from 9 a.m.-noon.  Rides will be available from the Cambridge Baptist Church each morning at 8:30.  The week will be filled to the brim with Bible stories, energizing music, crafts, fun, mission work, and those wonderful snacks!    To be a part of the SUPER fun at HERO Central, please preregister at hc.cokesburyvbs.com/cambridgefirstbaptist.  On-site registration will also be available.  
Submitted by Susan Crisp

The Annual Music Recital will be held at the Midvale School multi-purpose room on Sunday, June 3, at 2:00 p.m. The recital will feature piano students of Lois Sutton and Judy Bowthorpe, and guitar students of Steve Besel.  There is no admission, just come and enjoy the work these young people. Submitted by Lois Sutton
 
School News…Midvale High School Graduation  will be held on May 25 at 7:00 pm. The School board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29. Happy Summer vacation to students and staff.
 
The Elementary Music Program on May 15 was a fast-moving, fun collection of numbers presented by Director Steve Besel.  Sydney McClary accompanied on her guitar as the Kindergarteners and first graders   presented  “There’s a Hole in My Bucket,  She’ll be Coming ‘Round the Mountain and Goin’ to the Zoo.” The 2nd and 3rd grades rollicked through “Homework Song, Old Dan Tucker and I’ve Got a Feelin’ “ Stella Warren  and Lexi Gay sang the beautiful “Hallelujah”  and Alyssa Britton sweetly sang “Amazing Grace.” The 4th and 5th grades confidently presented “Kindness Lifting Each Other Up, We’re on Our Way to Awesome and Be True.” Danner Morris sang “Seize the Day,” as well as “One for All and All for one.”
 
The FFA dinner on May 16 featured a delicious meal and a program presented by Josie Jones,   Lauren Mitchel and other FFA members as they recited the rules and goals of FFA. The members learn about judging, sales, horticulture and arranging flowers, welding electrical wiring, working with small engines to find problems, etc. Awards were presented to many students and new officers were introduced.  
 
 
Midvale Library will start the Summer Reading program on May 28 and on June 1 they will begin the A.R. Testing. Librarian Heather Dixon reports that she would like to start a Teen Summer Reading program for ages 11 through 18. She needs to know how many to plan on and asks that you call the library if you are interested
 
The 13th Annual Plant Exchange last Saturday was a success!  Many thanks go to Midvale Community Partners Beth Bramble, Bill Sorensen and Sharon Widner and also to Jack Coburn and his daughter Diane who came early and helped throughout the morning.  (Diane came from Lewiston to help celebrate her dad’s birthday.) And thanks to those who furnished a variety of plants, trees, etc., to Beth Bramble for donating two of her hand crocheted bears for the raffle and to Sharon Widner who donated a special plant holder she created for the raffle. The total raised was $82.50, which was given to the Senior Center in memory of Glenda Castleberry, one of the originators of the Community Partners.
 
The Veterans’ Fish Fry… The veterans want to thank everyone who came out to make it a huge success! The fish was absolutely delicious, as were the “freedom fries” and Bobbie Marvin’s coleslaw. The veterans raised a tidy sum to help finance their projects in the community.  In a little side note, Jack Coburn celebrated his birthday that day by assisting in cooking the fish!
 
Wilfred Fox came home Sunday following a stay in the hospital and their daughters are there helping. Maxine says, “He is doing OK and is recuperating on the patio.  He likes to visit, but it would be good if folks called before going to visit him.”   
 
Elsie Coburn had yet another “Mom’s Day” on Sunday, May 20, when daughter Valerie and her “kids” BryAnne, Dayne, Danica and her wee one, Oliver, came up for a visit. We all went out for dinner and talked non-stop!  Danica even “made the day” for our waitress when she handed Oliver over for her to cuddle a few minutes!