From Our Files

From Our Files – November 2

From Our Files

Valley happenings since 1957

50 Years Ago –  November 3, 1966

Lille children guests for Halloween party – Children of Mt. Carmel Parish were guests of the Rev. Herve G. Carrier, pastor, Sunday afternoon at a special Halloween party. Hot dogs, ice cream, soft drinks were enjoyed by all.

Those Brownies flew up – Eight young ladies took a big step in advancing their Scouting careers at St. Bruno’s Hall on Monday. They participated in the first “fly up” ceremony ever held by Brownie Troop 55 in Van Buren.

Permits are a must for Estcourt area – All persons going into Estcourt-Blue River area on the U.S. side are asked to obtain a permit first at the Madawaska, Van Buren, or Fort Kent customs office. Adrian Gagnon, Fort Kent Port Director, said this was so persons can reenter in those locations. Persons who reenter without a permit will be liable to forfeiture of their vehicle and subject to personal fines.

25 Years Ago – October 30, 1991

Three new Eagle Scouts – Three Van Buren boys were honored at an Eagle Ceremony in their hometown on Sunday, Oct. 13. Mario Byram, Jr., Jeffrey Kaleta, and Keith Ouellette, members of Boy Scout Troop 196, were presented the Eagle Scout Award at the American legion Hall.

New President-Elect – The newly elected 1991-92 Madawaska Optimist Club President is Roseanne Gendreau. She was presented with the gavel and other symbols of her new office from past President Gerald Bellefleur.

The eight-hooters – “Hoohoo, ho-ho; hoohoo, ho-hoaw!” At twilight the call of a barred owl came from the trees across the brook. I hooted in response and had a conversation with a few more series of eight accented hoots ending in a gargle. Contributed by Gale Flagg from her Nature series.

10 Years Ago – November 1, 2006

Severe weekend windstorms – This past weekend’s severe windstorms knocked out power over a large portion of Maine, leaving many in the cold and in the dark. In the St. John Valley, many trees were blown over by the sustained winds and a large crucifix on Cross Road in Madawaska, above High View Manor, blew down shattering both the cross and the figure of Jesus.

Valley artist introduces pottery to students – University of Maine at Presque Isle senior fine art major Christine Roy, of St. Agatha, gave a pottery demonstration to students in Mrs. Duncan’s and Mrs Holmes’ sixth grade classes from the Caribou Middle School on Friday, Oct. 20.

Going to the source – University of Maine at Fort Kent Acadian Archives Director Lisa Ornstein assisted Community High School French students in a research project, part of a slate of activities organized by SAD 27 French teacher Charles Collin in celebration of National French Week.

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