St. John Valley

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Missing death notices

Recently I chanced upon what I call the Case of the Missing Death Certificate. In Maine it’s not unusual to be unable to find a death record prior to 1892. Town clerks usually recorded marriages, but death records were normally left to family Bibles and tombstones.

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PAWS Pet of the Week – Cherish

Cherish is about 3 years old and delivered kittens when she first came to the shelter. The kittens found homes quickly.

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St. John Valley area From our Files – Week of September 20, 2023

Members of the graduating class of 1943 of Van Buren Boys’ and Girls’ High School met for their 55th reunion recently. The event began with a Mass at the Acadian Village Chapel in Upper Van Buren, officiated by Rev. Adhemar Deveau, O.M.I. Following was a buffet meal served at the Village kitchen building. 
(File photo 1998)

Valley Girls banner showing the Valley Girls logo above an aerial view of a river
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Eat ’em or wear ’em? Both.