While the executive committee of the Maine State Pomological Society, which met Wednesday afternoon at the Elm House, Auburn, did not definitely decide where the next big meeting of the society will be held, there is good reason to believe that Auburn will be the place.

Three places have given the society cordial invitation to make its meeting with them: Auburn, Livermore Falls and Norway. Auburn’s invitation came from the board of trade thru Dr. G.M. Twitchell, and the use of the new Odd Fellows hall has been offered.

50 years ago, 1959

Sheriff Robert W. Bonenfant and his staff of regular deputies, town deputies, court officials and special deputies were sworn in early today by Judge Patrick F. Malia, a dedimus justice.

The ceremonies took place in Superior Court with more than 100 persons present. Following the swearing-in ceremonies, Sheriff Bonenfant told the group this “is the greatest event in my life and fulfills a desire to serve as sheriff.” The new sheriff said he would humbly attempt to fulfill the obligation he has assumed.

25 years ago, 1984

Central Maine Medical Center of Lewiston will sponsor a 10-week Family Asthma Program, starting Jan. 30, for children with asthma and their families.

According to Cindy Visbaras, a registered nurse and the continuing education instructor who organized the project, the program’s objectives are to assist parents and families in understanding asthma and what is needed to maintain health; to give the child a full understanding of how asthma can be managed; to improve the child’s self-image and help parents understand the asthmatic child’s physical and social potential; and to help make resources available to the child and his family.


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