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Presque Isle area From our Files – Week of September 21, 2020

75 Years Ago –  September 27, 1945

Winslow elected head of bankers in Aroostook — Aroostook county Bankers met at the Aroostook Valley Country Club in Fort Fairfield for their annual meeting on Sept. 12, 1945.

During the forenoon, a short business meeting was held, at which the following officers were elected: P. R. Winslow, Presque Isle, president; E. C. Joy, Houlton, vice president; and Charles A. Nutter, Mars Hill, secretary-treasurer. After the dinner held in the club house, there was a group meeting under the auspices of the Maine Bankers’ Association. George F. Berry, vice president of the First National Bank of Bar Harbor and president of the Maine Bankers’ Association, was in charge of the meeting.

Richard Berry promoted in Pacific — Technician Fifth Grade Richard H. Berry, of Presque Isle, who served with an anti-aircraft Artillery battalion in the Central Pacific, was promoted from the rank of Private First Class. He was a Range Setter on an Automatic Weapons Gun Crew.

50 Years Ago –  September 30, 1970

Survant awarded CLU designation — Ellis E. Survant, representative of Aetna Life and Casualty and vice president of George W. Perry Company Agency in Presque Isle, was awarded the coveted Charter Life Underwriter designation at National Conferment exercises of the American College of Life Underwriters in New Orleans, LA, on Sept. 28. The American College of Life Underwriters grants the CLU designation to persons engaged in activities relating to the insuring of human life values and who pass a series of professional examinations and meet the stringent experiences and ethical requirements of the College.

Receiving Outstanding Performance Award — Constance L. Hardcastle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy G. White of Ashland, received the Outstanding Performance Award recognizing the outstanding manner in which she had accomplished her assigned secretarial duties from May 1969 to May 1970, at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. U.S. Air Force Colonel John C. Ball, commander of the 26th Weather Squadron, presented her with the certificate. Mrs. Hardcastle and her husband, Jarvis E., resided at Bossier City, Louisiana. She had been assigned to the squadron since October 1968 and had been employed at Barksdale since June 1967. She was a graduate of Presque Isle High School.

25 Years Ago –  September 27, 1995

County residents participated in the Young Scholars Program — Two Aroostook County residents were among 24 high school juniors and seniors from throughout the state who experienced a hands-on trip around the world of engineering at the fifth Young Scholars Program held in July and August at the University of Maine. They were Brian Wark, a student at Washburn District High School and Jeremy White, Hodgdon High School, Houlton. Wark conducted research with Mohamad T. Musavi, UMaine associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, on a project, “Travelling on the Super Highway in Search of Neural Network Programs.” White worked with Habib-J Dagher, UMaine associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, on “Advanced Composite Materials and Wood Hybrids for Maine Bridges.”

Diabetes convention — Three TAMC (The Aroostook Medical Center) employees participated in the 22nd annual meeting and exhibition of the American Association of Diabetes. The meeting, titled “A Revolution in Diabetes Care,” was held in Boston and drew nearly 3,000 members from across the nation and around the world to review the latest in diabetes research and technology. Participating TAMC employees were: Gloria Bouchard, RN, CDE; Mary Coffin, RN, BSN; and Dimerez M. Clark, RD.

Legal hotline for Maine’s elderly received $90,000 grant — Congressman James B. Longley, Jr., and Senator William S. Cohen announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging awarded a grant for $90,000 to Legal Services for the Elderly in Maine, to continue support for the statewide Legal Hotline. The Legal Services for the Elderly Hotline, created in 1992, had served thousands of Maine’s senior citizens aged 60 and over. The Hotline gives free and up-to-date legal advice to older Mainers, and its continuing mission is to increase seniors’ access to legal assistance and to target issues of immediate concern to the at-risk elderly. 

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