1969: Local Veteran's Day observance to focus on newest generation of veterans
100 years ago
November 6, 1919
THE OCHOCO LAND
O this is the land of the sage and sand,
And the gray green juniper trees.
Where the brown rabbits run when the long day is done
As fast and as far as they please.
Where the coyotes howl through the night and the owl
Swoops down on his timorous prey,
Where the meadow lark sings in the dawn ere he wings
His flight o'er the fields sweet with hay.
Where the alfalfa grows near as sweet as the rose,
And the cattle browse as they will.
Where the fat, woolly lambs and the ewes and the rams
Wander over both meadow and hill.
Where the cold winter snows freeze your fingers and toes,
And the wind blows a gale in the spring.
Where the summers are hot – and the rain is not,
In this Ochoco Land that I sing.
And guarding us here great mountains stand near,
Eternally covered with snow.
White, silent, and pure, they will always endure,
Through the fret and the strife here below.
And here in this land of the sage and the sand,
Where gray rimrocks tower above;
Where the tall poplars grow and the small rivers flow,
Lies the dear little town that we love.
~ Elaine G. Howard, Prineville
75 years ago
November 2, 1944
All parents and all friends of public education are cordially invited to attend a program in honor of Education week which will be held at the Masonic hall at eight o'clock Wednesday evening. The high school band will play; the grade school chorus will sing; refreshments will be served. The teachers of the city and county are being invited as special guests.
Payment of bounties on coyotes, wild cats, cougars and other predators started today in Crook county, with bounties on the predators listed, regardless of sex or age, set at $3 for coyotes, $2.50 for bob cats, wild cats or lynx and $10 for a lion, cougar or panther.
The boys and girls of Prineville are to be congratulated on their good behavior on Halloween, City Marshal Ernest McKenzie reported today. While there was some Halloween fun around town, most of it was of a harmless nature and there were very few costly pranks, the police chief said.
50 years ago
November 6, 1969
A federal mediator is expected to arrive here in the near future to help resolve a wage dispute between engineers and firemen of the Prineville Railroad and the city. Negotiations between the city and the local Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers have completely brown down, according to Bud Wilson, railroad manager. If the mediator cannot resolve the dispute, then the union will be free to strike.
Prineville's observance of Veteran's Day will place an emphasis on a salute to the nation's newest generation of war veterans. Even though Veteran's Day honors all who served their country, the young men and women who have worn this nation's uniform during the Viet Nam conflict will receive special attention. American Legion Post 29 Commander Wendel B. Coonse, has asked all citizens and business firms to observe Veteran's Day with the proud display of the flag as a reaffirmation of our national unit.
E. L. (Gus) Woods, Crook County Extension Agent, is ending 34 years of service to the people of Central Oregon with his retirement effective Friday, October 31. Woods came to Crook County in 1935 after a year as Union County extension agent. Since moving to Prineville, Woods has been concerned with developing educational programs to assist the county's farmers and ranchers and their families.
25 years ago
November 3, 1994
The federal government has approved Governor Barbara Roberts' request for a U.S. Department of Agriculture drought designation for Crook County, based on agriculture losses due to drought conditions over the summer. The USDA drought disaster designation makes family-sized farm operators in the affected counties eligible to be considered for low-interest emergency loans.
Rockhounding in the Prineville area will be a featured segment on the Oregon Field Guide, a weekly Oregon Public Broadcasting series, next Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Jeff Douglas, the Oregon Field Guide reporter who covers the subject in the upcoming episode, explores the Prineville area with local rock hounds and gets tips for viewers interested in pursuing rock collecting as a hobby.
A dangerous "stealth" computer virus believed by a local computer technician to destroy both hardware and stored data has been sold or installed in possibly up to 50 Prineville computer systems in the past few months. Tim Roelle spoke yesterday – in concern for any computer user who has recently installed the popular updated version of Microsoft's DOS program – that he believes about 70 percent of the programs installed may contain the virus. The virus caused havoc with the Prineville Police Department, Crook County School District and many local businesses.
CUTLINE: NOVEMBER 3, 1994: Students in Mrs. Ewell's first-grade class listen to fire Chief Dave Fields tell what to do in case of a fire. Sparky the Fire Dog demonstrated "Stop, Drop & Roll."
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