100 Years Ago: 1924

The Commercial Travelers are working hard to make their 1924 Minstrel show a success. The last rehearsal was a tribute to Coach Rayburn who remarked that the show was shaping up much better than he dared to hope. This year’s show will be much better and more elaborate than last year. There will be special scenery and better lighting and there will be more than 20 song numbers and some very snappy dialogue and jokes.

Among the comedians are Ruel Chapman, Eddie Carroll, George Drake, Charles Corey, Harry Woodard and Charles Drake and Dan Webster. Among the soloists are some of the best ametuer singers in Lewiston and Auburn. One of the big features of this show is  Harmony Four of Lewiston., with The Messers Conway, Gibson, Egan and Mixer.

The Harmony Four is a show itself and can be depended on to make a big hit. The show will be given at the Empire Theater.

50 Years Ago: 1974

The Edward Little Guidance Office has a program for seniors who are unsure about what career to follow after high school. The name of this program is “Vocational Explorer Groups” and is being coordinated  by Mrs. Carol Bradford. It meets for four sessions for one week at a time, which is the most convenient for the participants. In each session the club tries to learn about each other’s background and life. Such information helps the students to make an evaluation which indicates what a student would like to do and what not to do.


There have been 14 participants. They have been pleased with the results of each participating group.

Mrs. Bradford expressed much hope about the “Vocational Explorers Group” and is looking for more students to be part of these groups of this style. The students who were involved were Arthur Auger, Christie Whiting, Mary Clements, Faye Driscoll, Paul Guerette, Lianne Hamman, Lisa Cote, Jackie Lazure, Jeanine Lazure, Sue Deschenes, Belinda Dashiel, David Bartlett, Tina Fournier and Janet Clukey.

25 Years Ago: 1999

Toby Hollander will speak about the importance of citizens reconnecting with the government at every level at the next Great Falls forum. Hollander, a lawyer who has an office in Lewiston founded a city-wide neighborhood-based grassroots organization, called Portland Community Action. His topic will be “Community Action-The Portland Experience.”

The forum is a monthly public platform for thought-provoking speakers and discussion. This one will be from 11:45 am to 1 pm on Wednesday in the Heritage Conference Center St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center at 101 Campus Avenue.

The forum is open to all. The lunch will be $3 for people who pre-register. Otherwise the cost will be $10. at the door. The sponsors of the Great Falls Forum are the Lewiston Public Library,St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and the Sun Journal.

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