The Lewiston Daily Sun for Nov. 11, 1918

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100 Years Ago: 1922

The Lewiston-Auburn BPW will hold its business meeting Monday night at the Y. W.C. A. There will be supper at 6.30 and those who plan to attend are asked to notify-the Y.W. before noon, Monday. Following the business session, the club will observe its fourth birthday. There is to be a short program and the ceremony of “cutting the birthday cake.” The Directors of the Y.W. are invited guests.

50 Years Ago: 1972

A program on candle making will highlight the meeting of the Queen’s Guild of St. Joseph’s Church Thursday evening at the school cafeteria. Fernand Fortin will present a talk and demonstration on the process of making decorative candles.

Evening events begin at 7:30 with the recitation of the rosary and a business session. Refreshments will be served under the direction of Mrs. Martin Morgan, Mrs. Richard Fox and Mrs. Robert Rodrique.


25 Years Ago: 1997

Three local organizations were honored with Maine state quality awards at the Ramada Conference Center Monday.

The quality awards, which were established to honor Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, are given to organizations that seek to promote excellence in business practices, according to event organizers. Among this year’s recipients were the Lewiston Public Works Department, Geiger Brothers and Pioneer Plastics. The award ceremony was preceded by a reception and a banquet.

There are three levels of awards. The criteria for each award increases with the level. Level one illustrates a commitment to excellence. Level two demonstrates a commitment to excellence plus further refinement, while level three represents world class excellence. There were no level three applicants this year, according to Andrea Jandebeur, chief judge for the awards. In Lewiston, the Public Works Department received a level one award and Geiger Brothers Co. received a level two award. Pioneer Plastics of Auburn also received a level two award.

Gov. Angus King spoke to the crowd of more than 300 people.

Each recipient needs to apply in order to be considered for the award, according to Jandebeur. Once an application is submitted it goes through a rigorous review process to determine if the applicant has met the criteria for the award. There are seven categories by which applicants are judged, which include leadership in the field, strategic planning, customer and market focus, business analysis, human resource management, process management and business results.

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