100 Years Ago: 1922

Large paper bags will be distributed very soon for the annual donation party for the Auburn Home for Aged Women which will be collected Monday Oct. 23rd. Donations of fruit, farm produce, and groceries are solicited and it is hoped to make it a greater success even than last year.

50 Years Ago: 1972

Wives of members of the Wallace Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus staged a most successful card party this week at the KC home in Lewiston, under the general chairmanship of Mrs. Arthur J. Roy, president of the Wallace Wives. Each foursome played whatever game it desired. Special prizes were awarded to Yvonne Fortier, Marie Maillot, Mrs. Joseph Soychak, Therese St. Hilaire, and Jackie Whirley, and a special birthday corsage was presented to Theresa Lebiond.

25 Years Ago: 1997

Preparation of a time capsule was the focal point of a second anniversary open house at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris Sunday afternoon. A variety of photographs and documents were placed in a wall vault to be sealed for 100 years. The capsule’s contents relate the history of Maine’s five nursing homes, residential centers and rehabilitation facilities serving veterans of their spouses, widows or widowers. Although the building opened in July 1995, the time capsule dedication was delayed until this year.


Dozens of area residents toured the 90-bed nursing home during the community visitors’ day.

Royce Hansen. a member of the Board of Trustees, told staff members, residents and guests, “This facility is accomplishing our common goal of caring for America’s heroes.”

In his remarks, Earle Hansen, social services director, said the South Paris unit had 18 patients when it opened two years ago. That increased to 32 patients last year and then to 88 when the residential unit was completed.

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