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1946: Prineville fire department opens campaign to raise funds for a first aid car and ambulance

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - June 4, 1996: Senior Holly Farring receives her diploma from school board vice chairman Jim McGuire as Superintendent Bruce Anderson and Principal Dick Darst look on.

95 years ago

June 3, 1926

Frank Settlemeyer, who for the past four years has been driving the Mitchell-Prineville stage for John W. Cornett, who held the contract, was the low bidder for that stage line for the coming four years, according to J.N. Williamson, postmaster of the local post office. Settlemeyer has already been notified by the postal department.

75 years ago

June 6, 1946

The Prineville Fire department opened a campaign this week to raise funds for a first aid car and ambulance to serve this community, issuing an appeal to the citizens of Prineville and vicinity for funds to purchase an ambulance and equip it for emergency calls. Letters are being sent out this week by the firemen, explaining the project and asking for support. The firemen hope to establish 24-hour ambulance and first aid car service for the entire community, including a wide area outside the city limits.

50 years ago

June 3, 1971 Subdivision property owners at the Golden HorseShoe Ranch near Prineville (those persons who have purchased lots there) have formed a corporation and taken an option to purchase the entire 3220 acres.

The corporation, known as Ochoco West, is headed by a seven-man board of directors, and if they exercise their option as is expected by mid-August, the residents and lot owners at what is now the Golden HorseShoe Ranch, will be the sole owners of the entire project.

Verne Baxter of Portland, owner of a lot at the Golden HorseShoe and president of the newly formed Ochoco West, said this week that approximately 90 persons have bought property at the Golden HorseShoe Ranch, and they have been stymied in their efforts to build by lack of water and sewer systems at the subdivision.

25 years ago

June 4, 1996

A mushroom picker apparently got disoriented while in the Mill Creek Wilderness area and spent last Thursday night in the forest. Marietta McConnell, 44, became the focus of a two-day search effort before being located four miles or so from where she was last seen. McConnell was one of three mushroom pickers from the La Pine area picking mushrooms about 20 miles northeast of Prineville, in the Whistler Point area. She was reportedly last seen by her companions at about 11 a.m. on Thursday.

The La Pine woman's friends searched for her until about 6 p.m. when they gave up the search and drove to Prineville to report her missing to the Crook County Sheriff's office.


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