1994: Prineville and Colorado hold Storm King fundraisers
100 years ago
July 31, 1919
Prineville is to have two Chautauquas next year. this was assured by the action of the business men last Friday at the Club luncheon at the Prineville Hotel, in pledging themselves to support not only the Ellison-White Company, which contract was signed about three weeks ago, but also to support a new company, the West Coast Chautauqua Bureau.
The management of the Oregon Inter-State Fair is now planning upon having an aviator give daily exhibitions at the fair this fall, provided arrangements can be made with some of the other Eastern Oregon Fairs to form a circuit in order that the price may be within reach. They are now in touch with an aviator who will give daily exhibitions of the latest thing in flying, doing all such stunts as looping the loop, tail spinning, nose giving, flying upside down and, in fact, everything that the best aviators of today are doing.
75 years ago
July 27, 1944
At the pre-school conference held Tuesday, July 25th, 36 children had their pre-school physical examination. Another such conference will be planned August, to take care of those not to far examined. Mothers are asked to contact Miss Lucy Davison, public health nurse, as soon as possible, so that as many as possible will be checked before entering school.
The annual Crook County small bore rifle championship matches, open to anyone living in this county, will be held 9 a.m. Sunday at the outdoor rifle range east of town on the Ed Gage place. The course of fire will be 50- and 100-yard events with Jean Anderson and Dean Dodson defending the trophies won last year. A gold trophy for the junior championship has been added. Rifles and ammunition will be available on the range.
A series of electric storms moving over the timbered areas of Central Oregon during the past two weeks has kept Forest Service lookouts busy spotting "strikes" and rangers and fire guards on the alert for smoke when the storms had passed on. Thirteen lightning fires were spotted in the Ochoco forest last week, three of them attaining class B size before they were checked.
50 years ago
July 31, 1969
Four Wheeler Scout Club is the name of a new club specifically for owners of International Scouts in Prineville and surrounding areas. The club is strictly for family recreation and will have monthly meetings and sponsor planned field trips.
Saturday, Aug. 2, 11 Crook County High School classes – 1929 through 1939 — will be holding combined reunions. This will be the first reunion for most of these classes and enthusiasm is running high. Advance registration has indicated that at least 250 will be in attendance for the picnic and banquet and from 125 to 150 for the dance.
25 years ago
July 28, 1994
Fundraising efforts in Prineville and Colorado for the 14 firefighters who died in the July 6 Storm King Mountain wildfire are expected to surpass $200,000 in the coming days, according to bank officials and other collecting donations, and within the next three months, the total could go as high as $300,000 or more.
Crook County's unemployment rose from 6.6 percent in May to 7.2 percent in June, despite the creation of 230 new nonfarm payroll jobs last month, as the closing of schools for summer vacation boosted the labor force by 300 and the number of unemployed by 70, according to the state's Employment Department.
Tourism is a growing industry in Crook County, based on recently released visitor figures and expenditure reports, according to the Prineville-Creek County Chamber of Commerce in a press release issued Wednesday. The Chamber announced that during the first six months of this year, 1,061 visitors registered at the Chamber office. That compares with 502 visitors during the same period last year.
JULY 28, 1994: HELPING HANDS: Members of the Wonderful Woolies 4-H club from Powell Butte brought donated food items to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the St. Joseph Catholic Church last Friday. The kids have been bringing items to their monthly meetings since February. From left to right are Eli Wing, Joe Hampton, Sara Evans, Jamie Richter and John and Flora Solitz, who run the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Not pictured are Woolie members Meredith Lunday, Jill Richter, Ryan Vaughan and Vanessa Vaughan.
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