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From our Files – Week of April 27, 2020

50 Years Ago — April 30, 1970

Friends honor organist at farewell party — Mrs. Elizabeth Arseneault left Wednesday for Rumford, Maine where she will reside in the future.

A former organist and faithful member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Choir, she was honored at a going away party held Monday evening at the Monaco room of the Royal Hotel in Edmundston, hosted by the parish choir officers and members.

Clubhouse building “moving along” — Construction of the new Birch Point golf clubhouse is currently underway at Birch Point and scheduled for use by June 1. “We’re really moving along,” said Eldon Rossignol, the secretary-treasurer. Rossignol said the new facility will be located where the old barn set, the former clubhouse.

 25 Years Ago — May 3, 1995

Soiree Francaise — Students in kindergarten, pre-first and first grade at Gateway Elementary School recently participated in a very special event. The students sang French songs, dramatized the french story, “La Petite Poule Rouge” and danced to the French song, “Sur le Pont d’Avignon.” An enthusiastic crowd of approximately 150 parents, grandparents and friends supported and cheered the students along. The students demonstrated a sense of pride as they performed mostly in French. Following the presentation, those present enjoyed “ployes” and “creton”.                                                                                   

10 Years Ago — May 5,  2010

Just a few days left for smelting — In an annual tradition, hundreds of fishermen travel to Mud Brook in Van Buren Cove each spring to catch smelt during the one-week season when the small silvery fish work their way upstream in large black swirling droves. Some people net the smelt for eating, while others, such as Roger Marecauz of Ashland and Gene Bradbury of Woodland, venture there for loftier purposes. These gentlemen use smelt and other small fish to reel in mighty salmon. They keep their smelt alive with a small oxygen pump.

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