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From our Files – Week of February 12, 2020

50 Years Ago — February 12, 1970

   Air Force Man Promoted To Captain — First Lieutenant Donald J. Chamberland, USAF, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Chamberland of Sinclair, was recently promoted to the rank of captain. Captain Chamberland received both the bachelor and masters of science degrees in industrial engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. 

Video Tape Recorders Help In Core Program — Video tape recorders are being used to improve reading and speech skills in the CORE program at Wisdom High School in St. Agatha. Glen Wilcox, CORE instructor, has two reading classes engaged in producing commercials which are filmed on videotape and viewed by students. The commercials are written by the students who also operate the camera and give directions to their classmates who act out the roles.

 25 Years Ago — February 15, 1995

Dads — A group of dads pitched in to complete the reading loft at Dr. Levesque School in Frenchville. Volunteers were Keith Labrie, Paul Cyr, Danny Bernier, Martial Goyette, Peter Collins and Paul Michaud. They built a two-level structure, which was finished in two days. The sanded surfaces were inspected by the Wee Wonder preschool students for durability. The moms were called in after the “stress test” and proceeded to paint the entire surface of the loft, now known to the Wee Wonders as “The Castle.”

10 Years Ago — February 17,  2010

Former Church Celebrates Its 100th Year  — 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the former Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Church in Lille. Its first Mass was celebrated on New Year’s Day 1910. 2010 also marks the 170th anniversary of the parish of Mont-Carmel. This year, 2010, marks the 100th anniversary of the present church building, the 170th anniversary of the parish, and the 26th anniversary of the association.

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