From Our Files — November 28, 2018
50 Years Ago — December 5, 1968
Lady Wins Car — Mrs. Cecile Cyr of St. David has won a car recently because she met a set sales quota for her company, Figurettes. Mrs. Cyr is a senior sales representative for the Madawaska area. Mrs. Cyr won a Ford car, but she prefers to have a pick-up truck. The vehicle will be delivered to her just before Christmas.
Town Report Wins Award — Town treasurer Martha Cyr holds awards and town reports that won the coveted honor from the Maine Municipal Association. Miss Cyr, who was acting town manager when the report was drawn up, had the responsibility of preparing the book and laying it out. Specifically, the award was based on content, general attractiveness and utility of the report for citizens.
25 Years Ago — December 1, 1993
Homecoming Thanksgiving –– Approximately 600 Grand Isle, Lille, Notre Dame and Les Concessions residents, former residents, relatives and friends shared a free Thanksgiving dinner at Grand Isle Elementary School on Thursday. The meal was provided by reunion profits. Homecoming ‘93 Committee President Richard Corbin, who also organized the free dinner, said that 28 turkeys, a load of potatoes, stuffing, fiddleheads, turnips, string beans, gravy and cake had been prepared by a crew of volunteers. Due to Corbin’s organizing skills, everyone was served within an hour.
Special Visitor — Sgt. Shawn Pelletier visited the students in A-5 at the Fort Kent Elementary School. He talked to the students and answered questions about what he did, and about all the places he had visited while serving overseas with the U.S. Army. He especially pleased Samantha Boutot, his cousin, with his surprise visit to the class.
10 Years Ago — December 3, 2008
Returning to the Valley — James Bard, a St. John native, says he “couldn’t be happier” since he moved back to the St. John Valley. His new home in St. David should be easy to find, just look for the large painted over satellite dish between the trees that reads, “Retourne a la Vallee Les Bards.” (Returned to the Valley. The Bards.) Bard says he encourages others who have returned to the Valley to also express their pride and joy in coming back home.