From our Files – Week of January 12, 2022

50 Years Ago — Jan. 13, 1972

   Hope School kitchen training Mrs. Terry Ringuette, teacher at Hope School, instructed students Dorothy Chasse from Van Buren and Cecile Daigle from Madawaska in the cooking arts. The girls prepared coconut brownies, to be served at mid-morning break to students at Hope. The girls also learned to wash dishes, and how to shop for food, as part of their pre-vocational training. 

25 Years Ago — Jan. 8, 1997

Proposed pig plant needs no permits — There is a plan to introduce 3,000 pigs a year into our midst. A company called NAP Breton Inc. of Beauce, Quebec, has plans to erect a hog finishing facility at T17R5, which puts it almost due west of Sinclair, southwest of St. Agatha and north of Cross Lake. A hog finishing facility, such as the one proposed, receives young hogs of at least 50 pounds to be fed and grown to a size of at least 300 pounds prior to being shipped to a slaughter house in Quebec. The company plans to move 3,000 pigs per year through the facility.

10 Years Ago — Jan. 11, 2012

To date: 61 reunion families — Officials of the fifth World Acadian Congress gathered in front of a packed conference room Friday, Jan. 5, 2012, at the University of Moncton campus in Edmundston, New Brunswick, to reveal the names of 61 families selected to host a reunion during the World Acadian Congress of 2014. The initial response was more than half the total objective of the organizers, according to Jason Parent, who serves as co-president from Maine and president of the task force in charge of family reunions.

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