Presque Isle Area From our files – week of April 27, 2022

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TO HELP THE DISABLED – Aroostook County Coordinating Council of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority sponsored a money making project with full benefits for disabled children in the county. The council had representatives from chapters in Fort Fairfield, Caribou, Loring, and Presque Isle and comprised approximately 300 members. From left to right were Carol Thibodeau, Council President, Jackie Kelly, Project Co-Chairs, both from Caribou, and Virginia Angelos, Co-Chairs of Presque Isle. Tehy presented the prize won by Mrs. Greg Freeman of Presque Isle at the end of the fundraising project. (File Photo 1972/The Star-Herald)

TO HELP THE DISABLED – Aroostook County Coordinating Council of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority sponsored a money making project with full benefits for disabled children in the county. The council had representatives from chapters in Fort Fairfield, Caribou, Loring, and Presque Isle and comprised approximately 300 members. From left to right were Carol Thibodeau, Council President, Jackie Kelly, Project Co-Chairs, both from Caribou, and Virginia Angelos, Co-Chairs of Presque Isle. Tehy presented the prize won by Mrs. Greg Freeman of Presque Isle at the end of the fundraising project. (File Photo 1972/The Star-Herald)

75 years ago – April 24, 1947 Easton, Ashland voice actors won league competition – Ashland High School won the team award in the Aroostook Central League voice competition at Easton while Irene Fuller of Easton High School won individual awards.

75 years ago – April 24, 1947

Easton, Ashland speakers win league competition – Ashland High School won the team award at the Aroostook Central League Speech Contest in Easton, while Easton High School’s Irene Fuller won individual awards. Miss Fuller’s selection was “Rebecca”. Mary Ann Wright of Ashland, reading “Little Duv,” won second prize, and Mildred Aleff, also of Ashland, took third place with “Ma at the PTA.” Other competing schools included Bridgewater Academy and Limestone and Mapleton high schools. Each school was represented by two speakers. The program also included two solos by Easton High School senior Helen Benn, with Mrs. J. Victor Hoyt as accompanist. The competition took place at Easton Baptist Church. Judges were Miss Joyce Stitham and John White, both of Mars Hill, and Principal Franklin S. Cunningham of Presque Isle High School.

GE Vincent Elected Hospital Administrator — GE Vincent, assistant treasurer and superintendent of a hospital in Watertown, NY, has been appointed administrator of Presque Isle General Hospital to succeed Fred J. Loase, who resigned a few weeks earlier, announced LH Alline, president of the hospital board. The new administrator had eight years of hospital administration experience.

50 years ago – April 26, 1972

150th listed by the company— The Maine Historical Society celebrated its 150th anniversary on April 22 at a special meeting at the First Parish Church in Portland. In Portland, on April 11, 1822, the Society held its first meeting. Over 250 members and guests from all parts of the state attended the tour, which included a reception at Wadsworth-Longfellow House and a special exhibit at the society’s library at 485 Congress Street. dr Clifford K. Shipton, Director Emeritus of the American Antiquarian Society, was a guest speaker on the occasion. Roger B. Ray of Cape Elizabeth, Society President, introduced the speaker and took the opportunity to announce the appointment of a 150th Anniversary Fund Committee to raise funds to expand the Society’s library capacity by one-third . Miss Elizabeth Ring of Portland, Vice President of the Society, was appointed Chair of the Committee.

Added to the PSI chapter — Dana J. Hunter Jr. of Presque Isle was inducted into the psi chapter of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy’s Rho Chi Honor Society at the April 11 annual banquet. The Rho Chi Society was founded in 1908 as a local honor society in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan. In 1922 the society became a national organization with chapters in most of the 76 colleges of pharmacy in the United States. Membership is restricted to high school students with outstanding scholarship.

R. Soucier has been appointed to a new position — John H. Miles, manager of Suburban Propane’s Presque Isle area office, announced the promotion of Richard Soucier to service manager. Soucier had been employed and affiliated with Suburban Propane and its dealer organization for the past thirteen years. Prior to his promotion to Service Manager, Soucier held positions in supply, service, retail and industrial sales and was a clerk responsible for a satellite operation in the Island Falls area. A lifelong resident of Aroostook County and born on Presque Isle, he lived in Washburn, married and father of two sons.

25 years ago – April 23, 1997

United Way raised $260,157 – United Way of Aroostook raised a record-breaking $260,157 for the 1996-97 campaign. The annual convention and awards ceremony recognized dozens of county businesses for their efforts to increase donations. Alan Dunn of Fort Fairfield, who served as President, thanked all donors for their continued support. In an unusual move, a board member was announced as the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award. Caribou’s Robert Tardiff, who co-chairs the Agency Relations and Fund Distributions Committee with Freeman Corey, was commended for his tireless contributions to “outstanding and exceeding” contributions.

Medical Assistant Certification at Fort Fairfield — Tanya McCausland, CMA, earned the prestigious Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential by passing the American Association of Medical Assistants certification exam in January 1997. McCausland, a graduate of the medical assistant program at Husson College, Bangor, was employed by Pines Health Services in Caribou. The certification exam, administered by the AAMA Certification Committee, tested the clinical and administrative knowledge required for competent medical assistant practice. Although medical assistants are employed in a variety of health care settings, medical assistants are the only naturopaths specifically trained for the medical practice.

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