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Former resident's baby swallows open safety pin in 1919 and requires immediate surgery.

MADRAS PIONEER LOGO - The Madras Pioneer looks back over the past 100 years of newspaper archives.100 YEARS AGO

November 13, 1919

The following article clipped from the Twin Falls, Idaho, paper will prove interesting to the friends of Mrs. Shaver, formerly May Robertson, who is well known here.

"One of the most phenomenal cases of surgery that has been performed in this part of the country, was the extraction of a common safety pin from the stomach of a 6-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Shaver, who lived southwest of Buhl. The operation was performed by Dr. Pike, at Twin Falls last Friday night, assisted by Doctors Goodspeed, of Buhl, and Weaver, of Twin Falls.

While Mrs. Shaver was getting the 6-month-old boy ready for bed last Friday evening about eight o'clock, the child took the safety pin out of its nighty and before the mother was aware of it, had swallowed the pin, with the point out of the clasp.

The child was rushed to Buhl that evening to one of the local physicians, and then taken immediately to Twin Falls where an X-ray examination revealed that the pin had gone down into the stomach. The X-ray showed that the pin was open, and it would be necessary to take it out of the stomach to save the child's life.

An incision was made and the pin was removed. The wounds were sewed up again, and the child is getting along nicely now.


November 16, 1944

A three-day delay caused by the breaking down of a power-generating plant, was encountered by miners boring the huge tunnel through Smith Rocks for the North Unit Irrigation project, it was reported today at the Bureau of Reclamation office. Where the workmen would have had but only about 350 feet more of the tunnel to dig, the power failure left them with approximately 500 feet more of earth to be removed before the project is finished.

While early completion of the bore in Tunnel No. 1 was expected, crews were still engaged in scaling Tunnel No. 2 preparatory to pouring concrete for the 11-foot waterway 3,300 feet long.

Meantime, other contractors were pouring concrete for the bases and pedestals for the Crooked River flume crossing, the abutments and inlet on the south side of the river being almost completed.

Lumber was being moved onto the site of the flume crossing in preparation of pouring concrete for the giant archway to support the flume. Early shipment of special wooden forms being made in Portland, also was expected when the work would get into full swing on the lengthy crossing over the deep chasm.

It was also reported at the bureau offices today that the McLaughlin construction company had completed the O'Neil road crossing over the canal east of Redmond, and that the span would be opened to traffic in about one month. The bridge is constructed of concrete, and engineers estimated it would take about that long for the mixture to "cure."

The flume is being erected by the Richardson construction company of Santa Cruz; and the tunnels are being built by Wixson & Crowe, Redding contractors.


November 13, 1969

What began as an exchange of correspondence between the Jim Bridger school of Portland and the Warm Springs Elementary School Monday blossomed into a full-scale visitation from the fourth grade and eighth grades at Jim Bridger to Warm Springs.

It wasn't just a passive visitation, either. The young people from Jim Bridger found themselves performing Indian dances with the Warm Springs pupils, visiting their classrooms and viewing their projects, and eating the noon meal with them.

In addition to the correspondence which sparked the visit, a visit by Mrs. Dorothy Shrum, one of the Portland teachers, to the Huckleberry Feast must be added as an additional boost that culminated in the Monday visit.

Her interest aroused by that annual event, Mrs. Shrum developed and became director of the project which is now known at Jim Bridger as "Hands Across the Cascades." Mrs. Shrum said she was assisted in working out the details by Joan Hendrickson and William Huff, fourth grade teachers at Warm Springs, and by Clark Lund, her nephew, who is principal of the Warm Springs school.

Obviously delighted with the joining of the Bridger and Warm Springs pupils, Mrs. Shrum said that the first goal of the project was to promote better understanding.

With Mrs. Shrum were Maurice Wise, principal at Bridger; Mrs. Evelyn Sibley Lampman, Portland author; Anne Beginitch, director of art in Portland model schools; Louise Yates, reporter from the Clarke newspapers; Phil Murphy, eighth grade teacher from Bridger; and Joanne Baker, a student teacher from Portland State University.

Mrs. Lampman is the widow of the late Herb Lampman, Portland writer, and daughter-in-law of the late Ben Hur Lampman, author and longtime columnist on The Oregonian.


November 16, 1994

Jefferson County is on its way to providing children with a voice in the court system, through the newly formed CASA program.

CASA which stands for Court-Appointed Special Advocate, is a program that utilizes volunteers, who are appointed by a judge, to represent the best interest of a child in court.

Children helped by CASA volunteers include those for whom home placement is being determined in a juvenile court. Most of the children are victims of abuse and neglect.

John Campbell has been hired as the program coordinator to begin the process of developing the program, which includes recruiting and training volunteers. The CASA program, which is funded through the Commission on Children and Families, is a joint project between Jefferson and Crook counties.

An advisory board is now being formed to oversee the functions of the CASA program.

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