From our Files – Week of September 21, 2022
50 Years Ago — Sept. 21, 1972
Dolls for needy — Mrs. Omer Dionne of Fort Kent has been collecting old dolls. With the help of Mrs. Raoul Corriveau and her daughter, the old dolls are touched up, dressed with new clothes made by Mrs. Dionne and Mrs. Corriveau, and made pretty. The dolls will be distributed at Christmas to low income children.
Stated Mrs. Corriveau, “It makes you feel good to bring a little joy and a smile on little girls’ faces.”
25 Years Ago — Sept. 24, 1997
Valley Talent — Mallory Lavoie captured the title of Miss Maine Talent Petite. She played the piano to a medley of songs. She also won the sportswear modeling and was third runner-up in the overall pageant. She now is able to compete in the Nationals talent and the Princess Pageant In Orlando, Florida, in October 1997.
10 Years Ago — Sept. 19, 2012
Sign stolen, third time — A roadway sign named for a local resident has gone missing in Sinclair — for the third time, according to Martin Dionne of Sinclair. Dionne is sending out an appeal to have the sign returned. Dionne was behind the suggestion in 2006 to name the private way, known informally as “lagoon road,” after Raymond “Butch” Thibodeau. “I would like to ask people to appeal to their better angels,” Dionne said, to bring the sign back to where it belongs. The naming and sign for Thibodeau Trail was agreed upon following a May 2006 letter to the County Commissioners in which Dionne commended Thibodeau’s ongoing commitment to the area’s water quality and for “practicing good stewardship.” Since then, the sign has been stolen or removed three times and replaced twice by the Commissioners, according to Dionne. The missing signs were not recovered.