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October 31, 2019



Ten Years Ago

October 28, 2009

Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new; year on November 1. The Celts believed that on the night before the New Year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. To commemorate the event, they built huge bon fires, wore costumes and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

October 26, 1994

Members of this year’s Homecoming Court are: Jamie McMillen-Senior Princess escorted by Matt Talbott, Tara White-Senior Princess escorted by Ryan Rundell, Jamie Smith-Queen escorted by Mr. Football Jeremy Trump, Melissa Simmons-Junior Princess and Jamie Zink, Sophomore Princess, were escorted by Jeremy Hubbard, and Monica Schreck-Freshman Princess, escorted by Jose Acevedo.

Fifty Years Ago

October 30, 1969

The Washington State Future Farmers of America livestock judging team placed second in field of 45 teams from as many states. The State team for the Natural FFA Convention was Carl Boyd-Dayton, Glen Eaton-St. John, Dan Hoodan-Eatonville and David Thureson, alternate-Eatonville, Marvin Evers, Dayton Coach & Adviser.

Cheryl Lockard was first-place winner in the local Conservation Speech contest held October 28, sponsored under the sponsorship of the Columbia County Conservation District. Miss Lockard is now eligible to compete in the area contest November 5 at the Pomeroy Fairgrounds Community Building.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

October 26, 1944

Leathernecks of the First Marines, veterans of Guadalcanal and Cape Glouster, aboard Palau-bound assault vessel at a South Pacific base. They established a mile and one-half long beachhead immediately landing and set about to take over the principal airfield of the Palau group, from which attacks on the Philippines were carried out.

Mrs. W. B. Dingle called a meeting at her home Wednesday evening October 18 for representatives of the various unit of the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis. Officers elected were: Kent Caldwell, president; Clifton McCauley, vice president; Mrs. Fay Prater, secretary; Glenn Jackson, treasurer; and Mrs. Fred Hubbard, historian; Dr. Wesley V. Frick and Leon C. Booker were named member of the executive board.

It was disclosed at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce that the Adventist people are planning to locate a school on the Touchet above Dayton and have taken an option on the Sterling Literal place (the old Price place) for that purpose.

One Hundred Years Ago

October 26, 1919

THE BLUE MT. TRAGEDY. Forest Ranger Kendall Mistaken for Deer and Shot in the Shoulder. The accident occurred in the Blue Mountains about 20 miles beyond Godman Springs. The hunting party consisted of Dr. W.W. Day, Dean Weitman, Ranger William Kendall and Vergil Kendall. Dr. Day wounded a deer and in the next instance saw a movement in the brush about where he supposed the wounded deer was struggling and took another shot, wounding Kendall.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

October 27, 1894

They are trying to injure Justice Holman by stating that he would not prosecute Bert Russell. This is simply a campaign lie. Russell was discharged by the city attorney because there was no case against him. He fought in self-defense and no one appeared against him at trial.

Mt. Pleasant Notes: N. Pugh has traded his farm on this mountain for a farm on the Eckler Mt. He will not move as he has rented his place for another year.

 
 

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