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From Our Files — April 12, 2017

Valley Happenings since 1957

50 Years Ago — April 13, 1967

Trout distributed in area waters — A total of 573,150 trout were distributed in lakes and river of Madawaska County New Brunswick during 1966 according to a report by Ken Carmichael of the Grand Falls Hatchery. The officials also said 5,000 trout were distributed in Baker Lake last summer and 2,500 of these bear a tag from the hatchery with letters HCY.

Nurses to wash cars — Want your car washed by a pretty young lady? Well, the graduating class at the Hotel Dieu Hospital School of Nursing is sponsoring a car wash this Saturday at Long’s Irving Station on Victoria Street, Edmundston. The girls will clean both the outside and inside of your car. The event is scheduled for the entire day.

“Happy Appliance Festival” — Fort Kent is one of three towns in Aroostook County that will host a “Happy Appliance Festival” this spring. The event, held at the Armory, will feature the latest in major household appliances with special demonstrations on the use of a steam cooker, a non-stick waffle iron, toaster ovens, blender and electric knife.

25 Years Ago — April 15, 1992

‘Golden Pass’ tickets — The Acadian Festival Committee in Madawaska has figured out a way by which those who wish to attend all of the concerts and dances planned during the festival can save 70 percent of the cost. Called a “golden pass,” it consists of an envelope containing tickets to the Rick Charette and the Bubblegum Band concert, Josee Vachon concert, C’est Si Bon dance, Les Chanteurs Acadien concert, Michael Doucet and Beausoleil concert and dance, the Butch Berube dance, and free Jerry Thibeault Band dance.

How Low Can you go — Van Buren High School students are learning dances from years past from physical teacher, Sue Houghton, as part of their physical education program. The dances learned were the twist, stroll, and the limbo.

Principal for a day — Van Buren District Secondary School had a new principal for one day. Nicolle Charette won the honor of exchanging places with Principal Richard Cote as part of a fundraiser. The job exchange was a good way to raise funds and gave insight to each participant as to the responsibilities and demands of administration and student learning.

10 Years Ago — April 11, 2007

NMCC to host horse clinic — An internationally renowned expert and pioneer in the study of wild horse hoof form and function will lead a three-day clinic coordinated by Northern Maine Community College that is expected to draw horse owners, farriers, and veterinarians from throughout Maine and beyond to Aroostook County.

Program receives grant, 1,000 books — Madawaska Elementary School received a $2,500 matching grant from Le Club Francais that will be used to enrich their French immersion program with illustrated readers. More than 1,000 books, for first through fifth-graders, were purchased recently.This purchase represents only one third of the Scholastic books that are available for purchase for French programs in school systems.

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