From our Files – Week of May 17, 2021
50 Years Ago — May 27, 1971
Mothers make graduation hats for Head Start — Mothers of Head Start children at the Frenchville center made mortarboards for their children’s graduation ceremonies. This project was one of the many arranged recently by Miss Lorraine Dumais, case aide, for the parents of Head Start children.
Others have involved nutrition, child psychology and making braided coat hangers.
Ernie’s potatoes first planted in Valley area — When it comes to raising potatoes, Ernie Chasse of St. David doesn’t let any grass grow under his feet. He knows when to make the right moves. Without doubt, Ernie was the first Valley farmer to plant spuds on a certain section of his St. David farm. Ernie is “one of the early birds” of the industry. “Actually we are only planting 25 acres for early harvest,” explained Chasse. “Early harvest in this case is some time after August 15. Normal harvest time is Sept. 10 to 15.” He added the early potatoes are Kennebecs, the ideal variety for early planting.
25 Years Ago — May 22, 1996
Father-and-son team — Lucien Theriault and Carl Theriault, father and son, were awarded for their hard work and dedication to the Lonesome Pine Trails Ski area. Lucien was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award for his outstanding dedication as a member in the construction of the new rental shop. Carl was awarded the President’s Award for his service as an outstanding board of director and being involved in the implementation of the new rental shop. Both men were presented their awards by Kelly Martin, president of the Lonesome Pine Trails board of directors.
10 Years Ago — May 25, 2011
Eagle Lake centennial baby — The Eagle Lake Centennial Committee has announced that Lance Robert St. Germain is the Eagle Lake Centennial Baby, the first baby born as an Eagle Lake resident following March 16. Baby Lance was born at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 to parents Amber Dubreuil and David St. Germain. To celebrate his status as the Centennial Baby, Lance was also showered with gifts and gift cards from local businesses.