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  • Lauren Robinson, 14, of Litchfield, takes and afternoon nap with her 11 month old Short Horn, Wesson, at the Oxford Fair Wednesday. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Pat White, of Canton, talks with visitors to the United Bikers of Maine booth setup at the Oxford Fair Wednesday. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Julie Taylor, of Peru, attaches the blade to her bow saw prior to competing in the bucksaw competiton Friday morning at the Oxford County Fair during Woodsman's Day. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Lucien Barnard, 5 of Lisbon Falls, looks at songs in the program as Bishop Deely gives the sermon during Sunday morning's Blue Mass. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Lanyha Spearman, left, splashes water for her dog Lily to jump after as Na'Kaiyah Sevey, 5, screams in delight. The cousins came to Sabattus Pond in Sabattus Wednesday afternoon to cool off on one of the hottest days of the year. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Arthur Hayford drives a wagon through Boothby Orchard and Farm in Livermore during Maine Apple Sunday. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Norman Samuels picks Ginger Gold apples on Perkins Ridge Road in Auburn Tuesday morning for Ricker Hill Orchards. He and 10 other first year workers were learning the ropes from Sam Ricker and 50 other seasoned apple pickers on one of several of the farms' properties in the area. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Alice Lamp, sitting between the legs of her father Devon, points to a horse coming down the street during the annual Labor Day Parade in Buckfield as sister Elsie waves Monday morning. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Greta Flynn, 4, left and her brother Briar, 1, watch Monday's Labor Day Parade in Buckfield with their mom Jordann. The family from Turner joined hundreds who came to watch the parade and anxiously wait for candy to be thrown their way. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Gray New Gloucester goalie Brannon Gilbert punches the ball away on a corner kick as he colides with Cape Elizabeth's Nick Clifford during the first half of Saturday's soccer match. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Leavitt goalie Abigail Bays makes a diving save after blocking a shot by Lincoln Academy's Tatum Hancock during Thursday's game in Turner. 3 (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Oxford Hills' linebacker Parker LaFrance dives for a pass and just tipped it enough to prevent Lewiston's Lucas Nichols from making a catch during the first half of Friday night's football game in Lewiston. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Monmouth's Jordyn Gowell, left and Oak Hill's Sadie Waterman battle for the ball during Tuesday's game in Monmouth. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Lewiston Police Officer Spencer Simoneau takes a man into custody at the corner of Bradley and Pine Streets in Lewiston Tuesday evening. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Lisbon't Seth Leeman, left, breaks up a pass intended for Spruce Mountain's Brandon Coates during Saturday's football game in Lisbon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Paula Gauthier, a tour guide at Shaker Village in New Gloucsester, talks to one of the sheep at the farm while on a break Tuesday afternoon at the iconic homestead. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • A pair of wasps battle in the air next to hydrangeas surrounding the band stand behind the Marion T. Morse school in Lisbon Wednesday afternoon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • A pair of wasps battle in the air next to hydrangeas surrounding the band stand behind the Marion T. Morse school in Lisbon Wednesday afternoon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Zander Callahan, 20 mos., of Lewiston, chases bubbles his mother was making at Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Friday night as they waited to see the balloons launch. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Former Maine Red Claws player Malcolm Miller talks with Emma Randall, 6 Monday morning at the Lewiston Armory. He and other former players, volunteers and coaches were conducting the annual Maine Red Claws Summer Clinic sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts that is free for 7-14 year olds. Lewiston was the first of 5 one day clinics throughout the state that aims to bring excitement for professional basketball and teach skills to young kids. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Troy Barnies, right, applies pressure to Flavio Luyindula, 13, of Auburn as he drives the basket at Hasty Memorial Armory in Auburg during Sunday's Troy Barnies pop up clinic. The program, in it's 3rd year was sponsored by trusports.us and was part of the last day of the Auburn Summer (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Youngsters listen to instructions during Sunday's Troy Barnies Pop-Up Basketball Clinic at the Hasty Memorial Armory in Auburn. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Jenn Sirois, of Auburn, gives her 10 year old pug mix dog Buddah a ride down Parker Street in Auburn Monday night. "I don't have a pickup for him to ride in the back and he is kinda old to be out walking in this heat so this is his way of getting out and about." said Sirois. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • A bolt of lightning strikes behind the Lewiston skyline as people in Festival Plaza in Auburn, foreground, were packing up and clearing out after the storm cancelled National Night out in Auburn. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Lauren Robinson practices with her lineback cattle at the Monmouth Fair Thursday with hopes of someday competing. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Kayci Cass, right, soaks up the sun while floating in Middle Range Pond in Poland Monday morning as her daughter Cydney, 10, jumps off her father Patrick's shoulders. The family from Auburn often come to the small roadside access point off Schellinger Road, one of the few free places left to park and access a local body of water. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Stephanie Wright holds her 8 month old son Cameron as daughters Kendal, 6, left and Kerigan, 3, watch the Farmers' Pull at the Monmouth Fair Thursday morning. To watch a video from the morning's activities, visit sunjournal.com(Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Malikye Harrison, 3 of Lewiston takes a taste of a lollypop he just got while trying to manage a handful of giveaways from Tuesday night's National Night out celebration that was moved inside at the Colisee after a fast moving storm swept through town.(Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Jake Strait, of Gardner, Massachussetts gives his friend's dog Beast a ride on his ATV at 2018 Redneck Games in Hebron Friday afternoon. The gathering is expected to draw over 5,000 people over the weekend with bands, unique competitions and hanging out with friends. Strait is surrounded by friends from Livermore who he had an accident with last year but bonded with during the festivities. Visit sunjournal.com to watch a video from Friday afternoon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • A group of friends hang off the back of an ATV as they cruise around the campgrounds at the Redneck Games in Hebron Friday afternoon. A half dozen bands, unique games, a mud run and a wet T-shirt contest highlights the weekend activities that is expected to draw over 5,000 people of all walks of life. Visit sunjournal.com to watch a video from Friday afternoon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Saint Dominic Academy 3rd grade students work together on a word search puzzle Wednesday morning during the first day of school at the Lewiston elementary school campus. Clockwise from left to right are: Maddy McGonagle, Zoey Cote, Mirabel Patrick and Abigail Martin. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Thomas Higgins yells out in frustration as his chip shot from the frinde of the 16th hole stops short during Monday's first round of the Maine Junior Championship tournament at Brunswick Golf Club. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Mia Hornberger blasts out of the sand trap on the second hole of Tuesday's Junior Championship golf tournament at Brunswick Golf Club. 3(Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Jessica Morgan sloshes down Maple Street in Lewiston as she makes her way to work Thursday afternoon during a downpour that flooded streets, businesses and houses throughout the area. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Donella Ssekiziyivu looks up at the car she was a passenger in after she jumped from when it came to rest on a guy-wire on a utility pole at the corner of Pleasant and Bartlett Streets in Lewiston Monday afternoon. She said her friend who was driving had a seizure and lost control of the car. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Travis Cummings looks out at what was once a 3 bay garage where he works on friends' vehicles and was restoring an 88 Oldsmobile car where his father Nelson Cummings, who owns the property, once operated a car repair business. Late Friday he discovered it and alerted the fire department who arrived just in time to save a nearby house that was singed, along with several large trees and surrounding brush. The fire is still under investigation but Cummings believes it started in an electrical panel from where the fire started. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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  • Azilee Hollenbeck, 6, of Lewiston paints a rainbow on a tile to match her face painting at one of over a dozen venues on Lisbon Street in Lewiston Friday night during the monthly Art Walk LA where thunderstorms forced all outdoor activities inside. For more information on upcoming Art Walks, visit laarts.org (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Ahmed Abuker, of Lewiston, weeds the garden at Fresh Start Farm in Lisbon Sunday morning where he has worked for the past 3 years. The farm was one of the farms taking part in Open Farm Day. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Brock Benedix, left, sits outside his room at his home in Sabattus Monday afternoon where the floor broke free from the walls Sunday. Looking on is his mother Corrie Bergeron, second from left and her husband John Bergeron and her stepson Nicholas Bergeron, right. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Judah Paris, 8 of Lewiston, picks up a baby lobster at the Lewiston Public Library Wednesday afternoon during a LPL Kids presentation of Ocean Touch Tank where kids got to handle ocean creatures and learn about them. Looking over his shoulder on the right is his brother Caleb. For more information on upcoming programs visit lplonline.org (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The 40th Founders Day was Saturday in Paris. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The 40th Founders Day was Saturday in Paris. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The 40th Founders Day was Saturday in Paris. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The 40th Founders Day was Saturday in Paris. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The 40th Founders Day was Saturday in Paris. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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