100 Years Ago: 1921

The minstrel show recently given by the pupils of the Junior High School in Mexico under the direction of Miss Nan McDonald was a decided success and reflects much credit to the capable and zealous work of the instructor. The young people gave their performance to a packed house. The costumes of the young ladies were of green crepe paper and the boys wore green neckties.

50 Years Ago: 1971

A unique play entitled “The Man Nobody Saw” is being prepared under the sponsorship of the Public Affairs Committee of the YWCA. Mrs. Douglas Fosdick is the director and appearing in the cast will be a number of local citizens. The play will be available to perform before any local organization and anyone interested in more information may contact the “YW” or Mrs. Ellis Bates, 83 Winter St., Auburn.

25 Years Ago: 1996

Stephanie Worcester won the Maine USA title on Sunday and will represent the state next winter in the nationally televised USA beauty pageant. Worcester, a Lewiston native whose family moved to Winthrop four years ago, said she entered the pageant not for the accolades she is bound to receive or by her physical appearance, but for the good work she can do for people in her community. The goal she will try to achieve in her lifetime is to help people out,” Worcester said. “I want to be a happy and successful person, want to be married someday but my goal is to have a real, happy, and fulfilling life” Worcester said. She plans to stay in Maine because she loves the state and not just Lewiston. In fact, she loves the city so much that after her family moved, she commuted the last three years to Lewiston High School so she could earn an LHS diploma. Now a University of Maine at Farmington sophomore, Worcester is majoring in elementary education and hopes one day to teach language arts.

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