From our Files – Week of May 11, 2020
50 Years Ago — May 14, 1970
Student Of The Month At Fashion School — Gail LeBrun, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emile LeBrun of Van Buren, has been named student of the month at Bernard’s School of Hair Fashion in Lewiston, Maine. Miss LeBrun is a 1969 graduate of Van Buren District High School.
Celebrates 102nd Year — Mrs. Charles Boudreau of Edmundston celebrated her 102nd birthday on April 29, 1970, and was presented a bouquet of roses and chrysanthemums from the Edmundston Branch, RCL, of which her son-in-law is a member and her daughter is a member of Auxiliary.
25 Years Ago –May 17, 1995
May Teacher — Linda Roy, fifth grade teacher at Acadia School in Madawaska, Has been selected as the teacher of the month for May by the Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce. Roy was nominated by a former student, Jason Boucher, who wrote, “I always did not like school and now I like it a lot…Thanks to Mrs. Roy I feel a lot better about myself and I know I will continue to do good in school. I hope she wins because she is the best teacher.” Roy has been in education for 20 years.
Preserving Memories — Former president of the Madawaska Historical Society Cecile Pozzuto, with the help of Patsy Therialut and Norma Berube, has recently restored pictures dating back to the late 19th century. Pozzuto started the collection back in 1980, and has been hard at work ever since. The pictures were collected when Pozzuto literally went door to door asking for old pictures, some were given, in order for copies and negatives to be made. The pictures and negatives were put into Archival quality albums.
10 Years Ago — May 19, 2010
Ladies Of Ste. Ann — Camille Morin, 81, of St. AGatha picked fiddleheads Friday morning along the St. John River at his favorite spot in St. David. A former potato farmer who raised ten children, Mr. Morin and many other Valley residents follow in their ancestors’ footsteps and gather healthy and plentiful food from the woods, fields and hills surrounding them. In addition to fiddleheads, Mr. Morin also recently picked and cooked dandelion greens.