Square dance jamboree added to Prineville's Centennial celebration 50 years ago

 - June 6, 1968: THE MOMENT everyone has been waiting for — Governor Tom McCall's cutting of the rawhide ribbon marking the official opening of the Centennial Celebrations.

100 years ago

June 6, 1918

All able bodied men must work at least 36 hours every week during the war, and those who fail to do so will be subjected to both fines and imprisonment. It is not the intention of the city officials to put men to work who have reached their declining years, but they are of the impression that quite a number of men can be found who are able to work, who are not doing so. Wealth does not exempt a man from the provisions of the ordinance.

Two miles of steel on the main line track has been laid and the process of ballasting or tamping this finished part of the track will be completed today or early tomorrow. After this work is done, another section of track will be laid, and if sufficient men are available, a tamping crew will be put onto the work, which will eliminate the necessity of stopping the steel laying crew for the finishing process.

Deputy Sheriff F.A. Rowell accompanied Marion Mayfield to the places where he said liquor which had been brought from Nevada had been buried on Friday, and succeeded in getting 115 quarts of two well known brands of whiskey. Mayfield made a statement which implicated H.C. Nelson, of Roberts, who Mayfield says brought the liquor into the state, the expense of the trip, some $600, having been paid by Mayfield.

75 years ago

June 3, 1943

Distribution of application forms for war ration book No. 3 has been completed by the Crook County post officer. It is important that these forms be filled out legibly and correctly and put into the mails at once, in any case not later than June 10th.

Prineville residents will have an opportunity next Tuesday to get some first hand information on how it feels to be a prisoner of Nazi Germany. Ivan Jacobsen, 24-year-old American who spent seven months in an Oslo, Norway, prison in the hands of the Nazis, will speak here twice on June 8, at the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday noon and the second time at a public meeting in the high school auditorium at 8 p.m.

Miss Marie Porfily, valedictorian of the Crook County high school class which was graduated here on May 21, has won the Petronella G./ Peets, Oregon Mothers' $200 scholarship at the University of Oregon. Miss Porfily, daughter of Mrs. Bertha Porfily of Prineville, plans to take up the scholarship this fall and to study chemistry at the university.

On Tuesday morning, 17 4-H club boys and girls of Prineville and Powell Butte left for the 4-H club summer school held each year on the Oregon State college campus at Corvallis. The county school bus was used to take the boys and girls down and will bring them back.

50 years ago

June 6, 1968

Noel Deets will receive a traineeship in Speech Pathology and Audiology. This award will be in the amount of $600 plus tuition for the eight-week seminar session at the University of Oregon. This financial came from the State Department of Education. The money is made available to the State by the Federal Government. Deets has just completed his first year with the Crook County Schools and has enjoyed the job very much. He is Speech Therapist, Speech Education Coordinator and Tennis Coach.

Another outstanding event of the Centennial celebration will be a square dance jamboree to be held at the Crooked River High School Gym, June 15th at 8 p.m. there will be 12 callers from the State of Oregon, one from Washington and one from Northern California, plus seven local callers.

25 years ago

June 3, 1993

The opening of Meadow Lakes Golf Course received plenty of air time at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting last week and it appears the course will open for play July 3. City administrator Henry Hartley assured the council at least the front nine holes of the course will be playable for the July 4 weekend.

An agreement signed Wednesday by representatives of the Ochoco National Forest and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs is designed to improve cooperation between the entities. It formalizes the relationship between the forest and grassland agencies and the Tribes, said Paul Claeyssens, a forest archaeologist for Deschutes and Ochoco national forests. The memorandum of understanding was signed at on official ceremony at Ochoco National Forest headquarters in Prineville and represents a Northwest precedent.

Ochoco Lumber Company will expand operations into Idaho in July when it assumes control of a sawmill purchased in Princeton. For the past two years, Ochoco Lumber has been buying logs in Idaho to help supply Malheur Lumber Company, its sawmill in John Day. John Shelk, Managing General Partner of Ochoco Lumber, said Wednesday that the new sawmill, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ochoco Lumber, is to be named St. Joe Lumber Company after a nearby national forest.

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