1945: Swelling school enrollment prompts talks of building program
100 years ago
January 22, 1920
Last Friday night the Ladies Annex held its annual High Jinks Ball at the Annex rooms in the Commercial Club building. This event has been long looked upon as the one social function of the year when the society of the other sex is dispensed with, and the "ladies only" sign is shown for the occasion — much to the chagrin of the men, who have to stay at home and mind the children.
The American Legion is active in securing employment for ex-service men and the local branch has appointed John Dobry chairman of a committee to care for this part of the work. Any ex-service man wishing employment, or anyone wishing to secure help, should get in communication with Mr. Dobry at J.E. Stewart & Co.'s store.
Deeds were filed this week covering the purchase of twenty-four sections and several fractional sections of land in the territory between Prineville and Powell Butte by G.L. Burtt, which is the tract that is to be developed for planting potatoes. While the consideration is not given, revenue stamps attached would indicate that the price was about $200,000.
75 years ago
January 18, 1945
Overcrowding in the Prineville grade school, with the almost certain prospect of still further increase in enrollment next year, have convinced the Crook County School Board that a building program must be undertaken this year, members of the board declared at an informal discussion of school problems held at Thursday night's meeting the Prineville Lions Club. A week previously the Lions had started a discussion of school problems, being chiefly concerned at that time with the muddy condition of the school grounds.
Stressing that while Oregon was not one of the epidemic states in 1944, Dr. E.T. Hedlund, Oregon fundraising chairman for the March of Dimes, Wednesday pointed out that many victims of the 1943 epidemic still are receiving medical care through the various chapters in this state.
William B. Morse, representative in the State Legislature from the Crook-Jefferson county district, returned to Prineville last Friday to spend the weekend. The Houserecessed from Thursday evening until Monday morning, so Mr. Morse spent the long weekend in Prineville.
50 years ago
January 22, 1970
Dear Mr. Editor: Can you please help me? I am in 4-H and I need a saddle for my horse. I have saved $26 and 39 cents working odd jobs. Is there anyone who can help me find a saddle? I know this is not enough for a saddle. I will work hard to pay the rest of the saddle off. Even though I am 12, I am strong, I can chop wood, mow lawns, clean lawns, and do chores. Thank you for whatever you may be able to do to help me. Yours truly, Bobby Halstead
Salaries and fringe benefits for the 1970-71 school year were the main topics of discussion Monday night, Jan. 19, at a meeting of the Crook County School board and the Professional Economics Committee of the Crook County Education Association. A general meeting of the minds was reached, and a final agreement is expected at the next meeting on Feb. 3.
An area-wide campaign to change the names of the 10,000-foot-high Three Sisters to Faith, Hope and Charity was kicked off this week in Prineville by an attorney from Bend. Alva Goodrich, veteran lawyer with a passion for Central Oregon history, appeared as guest speaker at the noon luncheon of the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce to broach the proposal.
25 years ago
January 19, 1995
Sugar beet production in Central Oregon is coming closer to reality as farmers are preparing to negotiate a contract with Holly Sugar to produce the crop for the first time on a commercial scale in Crook County. If plans continue on track, sugar beets will likely be planted this April and harvested in October.
Oregon eighth graders use inhalants to "get high" at the rate almost twice that of their peers nationally and use marijuana at a rate 25 percent above national levels, reports a new state survey released this month.
A survey of 11,000-plus Oregon sixth, eighth and 11th graders shows that the principal predictor of whether students use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs is the number of their friends who use. Also influential were parental attitudes about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, the student's belief that the drugs are harmful and student attitudes shaped at home and school.
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