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November 14, 2019

Ten Years Ago

November 18, 2009

The Pomeroy Pirate volleyball team ran into strong competition in the first two rounds of the State 2B tournament at the Yakima SunDome and was knocked out of the tourney in the first day.

Pomeroy Booster Club will sponsor the annual Orange and Black basketball game to kick off the 2009-10 basketball season.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

November 16, 1994

Pomeroy Ministerial Association will again sponsor a Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Senior Center. All members of the community are invited. Dinners will be delivered to those unable to leave their homes.

The Pomeroy boys’ cross country team was named the 1994 state Class B academic team champions for the sport with a team grade point average of 3.641.

121 youth and adults attended the Fall Carnival at the Catholic School auditorium sponsored by Mothers for a Safe Halloween and funded by Garfield County Substance Abuse Prevention.

Fifty Years Ago

November 13, 1969

Washington State University has purchased an 8.3 acre farmstead including buildings above the Snake River near Central Ferry, to be used as part of an agricultural research station planned by the university.

Annual car safety check by the Pomeroy FFA chapter will be held Tuesday in front of the gym. All car owners are invited to participate at no charge.

Sheriff’s office reports three blinker warning lights were stolen from the county road job on Kuhl ridge and several road signs were pushed over on Highway 128 at the head of Benjamin gulch.

Three one-act plays, “Take a Letter”, “King of the Castle”, and “Infancy”, will be presented in the PHS auditorium by the Pomeroy High School Drama Club.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

November 16, 1944

514 elk—220 bulls, 185 cows, 48 heifers and 61 bull calves were killed in the Blue Mountains of Asotin and Garfield counties during the twelve-day hunting season that closed Sunday, according to state game department checking stations.

The Junior Red Cross of Pomeroy collected 206 old tooth brushes, 6,331 Christmas cards and 45 broken alarm clocks to be used by the vocational department at McCaw general hospital, Walla Walla, for occupational therapy and rehabilitation work.

Now that military orders have been filled to provide all the turkeys the men in the service can eat for the holidays, the favorite bird again is released to civilian consumers in time for Thanksgiving.

A dance will be given by the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) at the Maple hall Thanksgiving night. Music will be furnished by a Lewiston orchestra.

One Hundred Years Ago

November 15, 1919

“Any civilian who stays at home, or who leaves home, or who has no home, who shall knowingly speak to or salute a soldier; or who shall unwittingly fail to do so, or who walks before, beside or behind a soldier, or who shall cross a street or stay on one side of a street, or who shall jaywalk or walk at all or even stand still be guilty of an overt act of treason and may be put on half rations or hanged, at the option of the judge advocate.” So stated the Declaration of martial law on Armistice Day, indicating the manner in which the town was taken over by the soldiers, opening what is generally conceded to be the most interesting celebration in the history of Pomeroy.

A beautiful diamond ring to be awarded to the most popular young lady of the community will be the chief prize at the Catholic ladies’ bazaar to be held at the Union hall. Candidates nominated so far are: Bertha Mock, Eula Ledgerwood, Mary McGreevy, Helen Miller, Mary Feider, Genevieve McKeirnan and Catherine Schuster.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

November 17, 1894

This is the time of year that the mid-night prowlers get in their work on wood piles, granaries and chicken houses.

Tom Burlingame returned Saturday from his trip to Grande Ronde, where he succeeded in purchasing 360 head of steers.

Friday morning a dog broke through one of C.P. Gammon & Cos. Show windows, knocking their nice crockery display into smithereens and damaging the firm to the amount of $15 or $20.

On Sunday evening, Andy Welch, who lives near Scoggin schoolhouse, had the misfortune to get his leg badly broken. His horse fell upon him in a ditch, catching his leg against the bank. The horse came down upon the leg and bruised it very badly, breaking both bones. It was with difficulty that Mr. Welch was extricated. The horse finally got rolled over, with his feet up in the air. Dr. Kuykendall was called and dressed the fracture. At last account Andy was doing as well as possible. He is a poor man, and the accident occurring so near winder, makes it very bad. We hope the neighbors will render him all the help they can.


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