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A Look Back

50 YEARS AGO

There will be a dance in St. Michael’s High School Auditorium tomorrow evening. Ken Griffin from Radio Station WHYN will spin the records. Appearing at the dance will be Jordan Christopher, singing his two-sided hit, “Broken Hearted Boy” and “Goodbye, My Love.” All boys must wear sport coats and ties.

Halloween will be observed at Edwards Church tomorrow with a harvest supper in Fellowship Hall. The potluck supper, sponsored by the board of education, will be supervised by Mrs. Rita Greene, with members of the Junior High Fellowship assisting in serving.

25 YEARS AGO

The superintendent of Look Memorial Park said today that the Pancake Cabin restaurant would be rebuilt after it was destroyed by a “suspicious” fire early yesterday. The fire is believed to be linked to vandalism at the park overnight Saturday.

An alternative high school for “gifted and talented” students will open in Amherst next fall if all goes well for a local educator. The school will be called the Meiklejohn School, after the eighth president of Amherst College.

10 YEARS AGO

Noted Princeton mathematician John Nash brought his controversial theory of economics to the University of Massachusetts Thursday. The man who shared the Nobel prize in economics in 1994 and gained renown last year after his struggle with schizophrenia was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film “A Beautiful Mind,” drew a huge crowd.

A home health-care aide has received the highest state award in her field, in recognition of the loving care she gave a woman in the last years of her life. Theresa “Terry” Bothwell, who works with Collective Home Care in South Deerfield, received the Effie Waddell Award for Home Health-Care Aides and a citation from acting Gov. Jane M. Swift at a Statehouse ceremony Tuesday.

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