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From our Files – Week of November 27, 2019

50 Years Ago — November 26, 1969

    Home Destroyed After Oil Explosion — An oil stove explosion caused a fire which destroyed the two-apartment home of Mrs. Fred Daigle on Picard Street in Edmundston, N.B. Mrs. Daigle, a widow and her son, Rev. Stanley Daigle of St. Basile, were alone in the house at the time. Occupants of the other apartment, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Levasseur, were visiting in Montreal. Loss was unofficially estimated at eight thousand dollars for the house and contents.

Second Trophy — Mrs. Herbert Gervais of Madawaska, downed a six-point buck a week ago near St. Pamphile. This was her second deer in some seven years at hunting. It weighed 150 pounds field dressed

 25 Years Ago — November 30, 1994

Church Expansion– The Sacred Heart Church in Soldier Pond is undergoing renovations to accommodate St. Joseph’s and Sacred Heart parishioners. Due to cutbacks, the diocese has recommended the merging of the two churches. The Rev. Mike Seavey said the outside renovations should be complete in a couple of weeks, but the inside will only be finished in late spring of 1995.

Alice & Elsie Both Celebrate 99 Years — A celebration of generations gathered for the birthdays of Elsie Bushey and Alice Robichaud. Both women were being honored for their 99th birthdays, at Forest Hill Manor in Fort Kent. Carlene Dumond, activity director, said this is the biggest birthday they’ve had in two years and there are two women celebrating.

10 Years Ago — November 25, 2009

Sisters Donate To Locks Of Love — On Oct. 31, four year-old Elyssa Brianna Violette, and six-year old Jayde Ashlee Violette of Van Buren, wanting to help a child less fortunate, decided they each wanted to provide a child with LOCKS OF LOVE. Elyssa was able to donate a 10-inch braid and Jayde was able to donate a 12-inch braid. The sisters are happy that they are able to help children in need to build their confidence with 

a hair piece that was created by using their hair. They look forward to the next donation.

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