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October 17, 2019

Ten Years Ago

October 21, 2009

The Pomeroy Spinners Club is initiating a fundraising campaign to raise money to purchase new helmets for the Pomeroy football youth.

Garfield County Fire District is looking for people interested in serving as Emergency Medical Technicians, said Kyle Gingerich, director of Emergency Medical Services.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

October 19, 1994

Garfield County Hospital District will interview a prospective physician for the county this weekend. Dr. Nancy Rodway, a family practice physician, is presently completing her residency in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jan Anderson’s interest in crafts has led to her opening her own shop, Katydids, in the northwest corner of the Chard Building second floor across from the courthouse. Jody Beale of Jody’s Place shares space in the shop.

Fifty Years Ago

October 16, 1969

Calam Temple of the Shrine conducted its 10th annual food caravan to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children at Spokane, delivering the equivalent of about 90 pickup trucks full of goods. Nearly 200 persons were represented in the caravan. The food total included about 70,000 pounds of wheat. Pomeroy Shriners taking a big truck loaded with 60 sacks of wheat were President Harold Shepherd, Vearl Johnson, and Jack Caldwell.

A high-band radio network is expected to become a reality within the next several months with announcement of grants to provide radio communication among law enforcement agencies in Southeastern Washington.

The plow, symbol of peace and the rise of man above an animalistic existence, may be retired someday to an honorable place in the museum. Non-tillage farming is the latest agricultural innovation.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

October 19, 1944

The annual Catholic bazaar, chicken dinner, carnival and dance will be held Saturday in the Maple Hall, with the purpose of raising funds for the support of the parochial school. Needlework of all kinds at reasonable prices will be found in the sewing booth; the country store will offer farm products such as country lard, bacon, dressed chickens, eggs, and vegetables; the candy booth will have all kinds of homemade confections, also candy packed in boxes for the boys in service. A splendid home-cooked fried chicken dinner with all the trimmings will be served buffet style. Plenty of games will be available for those who believe themselves clever or lucky. Following the carnival, the floor will be cleared and dancing will begin at 10:00 with a Lewiston orchestra playing.

Friday, October 13, will go down in the Pomeroy high school football history book as a real red-letter day for on that date the Pirates defeated Dayton, 13 to 0, the first win over their No. 1 football rivals in 21 years. Following the final whistle, players. students and a number of grownups went wild with joy.

Postmaster Ronald Chard said 1,300 Christmas packages were sent by relatives and friends to servicemen overseas by the deadline for mailing gift packages.

One Hundred Years Ago

October 18, 1919

A deal is about closed whereby Edward C. Davis, manager of the Colfax Hotel, will become owner of the Revere Hotel, in Pomeroy. Present owners Jay Graham and the Kidwells say the pending sale includes the real estate and Davis will take possession October 16.

FOR SALE—The old Catholic church building. To be removed from premises this fall. Also, two lots 60 by 150 feet. For particulars call on C.A. McCabe.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

October 20, 1894

A most painful accident happened to the family of Mr. Albert Ford. Mr. and Mrs. Ford with their baby went in their hack to gather some apples on the old Ashby ranch. Their two little boys rode behind on a pony. They had got their apples in sacks, which filled the hack, and started home. One of the little boys got off to tighten the saddle but did not succeed, and in climbing on the pony again, pulled the saddle over on the horse’s side. This frightened him and caused him to run, taking the boy along with his foot in the stirrup. Mr. Ford, seeing this dangerous predicament, jumped out of the hack to head off the pony. Mrs. Ford failed to catch the lines which dropped to the ground, when the team, frightened at the pony running with the boy and saddle, began to run too. Ford told his wife to jump off the back end of the hack. In attempting to do so she was pitched on her head, and one of the little baby’s thigh bones was broken, and the other hip and leg badly bruised. Mrs. Ford was painfully injured also. It is bad enough for a strong man to have a leg broken, but is particularly distressing when it occurs to an eleven-months-old baby. Dr. Kuykendall was called and dressed the baby’s broken leg. We sincerely hope the little sufferer may soon recover.


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