100 Years Ago: 1918

The Gospel Tent meetings being held in Auburn on Lake Auburn Avenue will close Sunday night. Rev. N.H. Washburn, district superintendent of the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene who has had charge of the meetings, will be assisted tonight and Sunday by Rev. Leslie E. Mann, pastor of the Nazarene Church at Livermore Falls. Sunday services will be held at 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

50 Years Ago: 1968

Maine’s Senator Margaret Chase Smith has accepted an invitation from the Lewiston-Auburn Jaycees to serve as honorary co-chairman of the planned Clean Up the River Banks program, it was announced today by Lionel J. Beaucage Jr., project chairman. Beaucage reported that he has had a communication from William C. Lewis Jr., executive assistant to Senator Smith, who reported that “Mrs. Smith would be pleased” to serve in the honorary position. Lewis advised the Jaycees that because of recent surgery, Senator Smith “will not be able to be active in the honorary capacity.” Senator Smith underwent surgery in New York City earlier this month. Beaucage noted that Senator Smith joins Maine’s Gov. Kenneth M. Curtis in the capacity of honorary co-chairmen. The project chairman said other Maine dignitaries may be added to the list of honorary co-chairmen within the next few days. The Clean-Up the River Banks program is slated to get underway in the Twin City area on September 14. Several meetings have been held in recent weeks to get the program organized and moving ahead. The plan of action is to clear the river banks along the Androscoggin River of debris that has accumulated over a period of time.

25 Years Ago: 1993

A six-month vacancy in Lewiston’s Development Department has ended with the hiring of a new Community Development director. He is James E. Andrews, 46, an Auburn resident with extensive public sector experience in housing and economic issues, as well as in the construction field. A Portland-area native, Andrews was employed by the city of Hollywood, Florida from 1976 to 1986, running the now-defunct Comprehensive Employment and Training Act program there and working in code enforcement and community development. Returning north in 1986, he served as a rehabilitation specialist and development officer, then special projects coordinator, for the Maine State Housing Authority. Having earned an associate’s degree in public administration from Broward Community College in Florida, Andrews is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Maine at Augusta. He joined the Lewiston municipal staff in July, filling the gap created in January by Elaine Sederlund’s resignation. “I’m delighted to finally have the position filled. It’s a key position for the city, given all the federal money we manage,” Lewiston Development Director Steve Levesque said Monday.

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