Ladies of Lewiston Auburn, attend the baby show at City Hall, Wednesday, Sept, 9, at 10 a.m. Over 185 of the best looking and best natured babies from this part of Maine will be there. They want to see you, and you want to give them a warm welcome. Don’t miss it. It’s a real live baby show, a part of the State Fair this year and an important part too! Six prominent Maine ladies will be the judges.

50 years ago, 1958

One of Continental Mills’ oldest employees retired Friday after 63 years of service with the Lewiston textile firm. William F. Robertson of 28 Winter St., Auburn, who retired at the age of 84, also was one of the mill’s oldest employees in length of service. He will be 85 years old this month.

Robertson’s last position in the mill has been that of inspector. His future plans are to “take it easy” and do some work around the house.

25 years ago, 1983

AUGUSTA – Nine rabies cases have been confirmed this year by the Maine Public Health Laboratory, all of them affecting animals in the central and southern parts of the state. Last year, 21 cases were confirmed in Maine and in 1981, a total of 20 cases were confirmed.

People do not have to be bitten by a rabid animal to contract rabies. A cut or scratch that comes into contact with saliva or other body fluid of an affected animal can be a point of entry. Rabies occurs most frequently in foxes, but also affects skunks, bats, raccoons and coyotes. Those animals can in turn infect livestock, horses, sheep and goats, while dogs and cats are the most likely sources of rabies in humans.

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