From our Files – Week of June 15, 2022
50 Years Ago — June 15, 1972
Daigle graduated from Hope — Cecile Daigle graduated from Hope School in June of 1972 and was presented with a trophy and a scroll plaque by the staff. Her classmates baked her a cake and all the students and staff members had lunch with Cecile before she left the school.
In 11 years at Hope, Cecile has only missed five days of school. At the dinner for Cecile at the school, Mrs. Vi McLaughlin, director of Hope, said: “Cecile, you have given joy to the other students and teachers and all who have known you. Don’t ever lose that beautiful smile of yours. You have been very unselfish and thoughtful, giving of yourself whenever you could.”
25 Years Ago — June 18, 1997
Michaud crowned Mother of the Year — The Ladies of St. Anne of the parish of St. Agatha crowned their first mother of the year on May 24, 1997. Honored queen was Alma Michaud of St. Agatha. She raised 10 children of her own. Aside from raising her own, Michaud took care of six foster children. Michaud turned 90 years old in October of 1997. She resided in her own apartment at Montfort Heights in St. Agatha. Throughout her life, Michaud has displayed a deep love of family and her church.
10 Years Ago — June 20, 2012
Carter introduces mobile hot dog cart — Eric Carter has set up his mobile hot dog cart, called “CART-er dogs,” in Madawaska. Already having sold to weekend lunchtime customers at Marden’s and at the corner of Mill Street and U.S. Route 1, Carter had his wagon of treats under the shade of the Twin Rivers mill on Monday morning. Carter said that so far the preference between red and while hot dogs is a 50/50 split.
Pelletier recognized for 65 years with Auxiliary – Country Village Estates in Madawaska recognized resident Lorette Pelletier in mid-June of 2012 for being a member of the Auxiliary for 65 years. Helping her receive her honor were Linda Daigle and Loretta Clavette of Madawaska.