Mr. Tigue, the second baseman on the Biddeford baseball team, was the only player who had that delightful sensation of feeling the hard surface of the home plate beneath his feet and be conscious that he had scored a run.

On the other hand, nearly every man on the Edward Little High nine had the pleasure of going up to the scores and asking “If they got their name down.” Auburn scored ten times.
50 Years Ago, 1954
The Lewiston High School Building Committee received a recommendation for an auditorium which would seat 1,500 persons and a gymnasium seating 2,200 from the Board of Education.

In a two-hour and 15-minute meeting, the board viewed and discussed a report made by the teacher’s sub-committee on their recommendations for the addition to the high school. The board accepted the subcommittee’s recommendation for a gymnasium seating 2,200 persons but changed from 1,200 to 1,500 the proposed seating capacity of the auditorium.

The entire report of the subcommittee, with a few changes by the Education Board, will be submitted to the Building Committee.
25 Years ago, 1979
Imagine visiting a physician so regularly that diseases had no chance of gaining a foothold. Most people now visit a doctor’s office only when they are ill.

Under an emerging health care concept, that tradition may be reversed. People may be urged to stay healthy by visiting their physician on a regular basis. The concept: Health Maintenance Organizations, or simply, HMOs. The name is just what it implies. An organization specializing in the maintenance of good health among its members.

HMO members visit their doctors on a regular basis, for checkups, medical advice, and, when they are sick, for treatment. Such an arrangement with a doctor might be prohibitively expensive if one had to pay for each visit. But, under the HMO concept, a person pays a single monthly fee, no matter how many visits they make.

And the benefits don’t stop there. An HMO pays for all the individual’s or family’s health services, from aspirin for headaches to hospitalization for heart failure, with that single monthly fee.

Health planners are beginning to take a closer look at the HMO concept because they say the emphases under that arrangement is on prevention, the least expensive type of healthcare, rather than cure-the most expensive.


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