Copies of the Livermore Falls Advertiser from 75 and 50 years ago are not available. Information from 49 and 25 years ago will be shared here.

49 years ago 

Joseph Arthur Chabot, born at 9:10 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, 1968, at Central Maine General Hospital, Lewiston, is the New Year’s Baby of the Greater Livermore, Livermore Falls, Jay, Wilton Area. Weighing in at six pounds, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chabot of Livermore Falls. Mrs. Chabot is the former Marietta Morin Cook of Chisholm.

Harold Souther of Livermore Falls was installed as president of the Men’s Fellowship of the Farmington Baptist Association.

The new high school of SAD 36 will be ready Monday morning for classes. At that time, the double sessions will cease.Friday morning will be moving day for grades 10,11 and 12. The 9th grade will move up to the new high school on Friday afternoon. Double sessions will continue this week through Friday. A new bus schedule will be announced by the head of transportation.

The Board of Directors of SAD 36 voted to let the Student Council of the new High School supervise the choosing of a new name for the school. All students in the school are eligible to submit appropriate names. The student council will pick the five they consider to be the best. From these five, the Board of Directors will choose one name which will henceforth designate the high school.

The cold and snow did not keep 150 eager young people from attending the gala New Year’s Eve party at the Livermore Falls Skating Rink. The skating lasted from 8:15 to 2:15, chaperoned by the owners Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stinson.

25 years ago 

Almost 1,100 children and one widower had his first Christmas in 37 years, thanks to Operation Santa Claus. Gifts were given to 1,071 children and 187 elderly people. 30 food baskets, 300 children’s sleepers and 200 other clothing items were also distributed.

Jay selectmen agreed to endorse a power generating project to produce electricity at the Androscoggin Mill in Jay.

Following are some of the representations Pine State Power made to the selectmen:

The project will be located on International Paper Company land in the Riley section of Jay.

The project will reduce the amount of sulfur emitted into Jay’s atmosphere by 4,000 tons per year.

Pine State Power intends to comply with all Jay ordinances including air emissions, water discharges, and solid waste disposal.

The project will not decrease the numbers of workers currently operating boilers at the Androscoggin Mill.

There was some heated action between Alumni basketball teams during Saturday night’s “Golden Oldies” face-off with rivals Jay Tigers and Livermore Falls Andies. Two games were played and the Jay Tigers won both games. The Alumni games were held at the Livermore Falls High School. Funds raised at the games benefited the Andies basketball teams.

156 first grade students at the Livermore Falls Primary School, assisted by staff members and volunteers, created a greeting card quilt. The faces on the quilt resemble the students who made them, and a stenciled picture of the school is in the quilt’s center. The quilt was presented to the residents of the Pomeroy Hill Nursing Home during the Christmas concert given by the second graders Thursday afternoon.

Compiled by Pam Harnden

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