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Caribou area From our Files – Week of February 17, 2020

115 Years Ago – Feb. 22,  1905

Windows The windows of the Universalist Church have arrived and been placed in position. The new organ also arrived, and workmen are busy setting it up. Services, which have been held for some time in the Grange Hall, will be held at the church again next Sunday.

100 Years Ago – Feb. 25, 1920

Turkey It was reported that four young ladies bought a turkey for Christmas dinner. None of the girls had the nerve to chop its head off so they chloroformed it, although the turkey nearly wrecked the premises before it quit flopping. The girls then dry plucked it and set it in the closet for later use. A few hours later one of the girls went to the closet to get it, and the turkey (having recovered from insufficient anesthetic) calmly walked out of the closet without a stitch on.

State of Maine — A dispatch from Washington dated February 12 says: “Congressman Peters has asked Congress to authorize the treasury to issue 50 cent pieces of a special design to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the State of Maine.”

75 Years Ago – Feb. 22, 1945

Whitcomb Shaw heads 1945 Reflector staff — Whitcomb Shaw has been named editor-in-chief of the 1945 Reflector staff, it has been announced at Caribou High School. Work on the yearbook has already begun by a staff picked by Shaw and Miss Inez Howe.

50 Years Ago – Feb. 25, 1970

Support USO The grand opening of the new USO Center will be held this coming Friday, Feb.27. The grand opening is unique in that not only will Caribou have a new USO Center, but this city will continue to offer the only USO in Maine.

25 Years Ago – Feb. 22, 1995

Teen Camp Donation The Northeast District of the YMCA now defunct, has donated $1,000 of it’s remaining funds to Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp. The summer camp for pre-teens promotes drug free, healthy lifestyles and is sponsored by the Aroostook Mental Health Center with advisory support from Catholic Charities of Maine.

Cary Clinic Donation Members of the VFW recently presented a check toward Cary Medical Center’s new speciality clinics and Cancer Services addition . The donation brings the organization total cash donation to $14,500, making it the largest cash contributor to the building fund. The group’s recent gift pushed  the $250,000 goal over the top. 

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