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Memories for the Week of May 17


May 12, 2004 – 10 Years Ago *Deserae Lucille KillEagle has been named Valedictorian of the Class of 2004 at Dodson High School and Nikki Jade Johnson will be the salutatorian. *Saco high School has named the valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2004. Alicia Wiederrich, daughter of Wayne and Della Wiederrich, first in the class of seven seniors. Salutatorian honors go to Zach Mandeville. *The Phillips County Historical Society will play host to the public Saturday, May 15, as members host a social to inaugurate the opening of the museum for a new season. A line up of local talent will perform during the event. Scheduled to perform so far are Tricia Hammond, Virgil Vaupel, Dean Kienenberger and Lynn Cummings. More are being scheduled. *A newly remodeled gift shop will greet visitors to the Phillips County Museum, which will officially open it’s doors Saturday, May 15 with a special pie auction and wine tasting opening social set for 7 p.m. The social is free and open to the public. *The Phillips County Fairgrounds will once again resound to the roaring of engines and screeching of brakes as AMX racing returns to the track. Mini-Stocks and super-stocks will be featured in the races. May 10, 1989 –25 Years Ago *Nikki Hanson has been named valedictorian of the class of 1989 at Malta High School. Dawn Tribby was selected as salutatorian. *Four students from Whitewater High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society in an afternoon ceremony in the high school gymnasium on April 25th. Members were selected by a faculty council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Students inducted were Michelle Lefdahl, Lora Simonson, and Matt Simonson. Pily Rodarte, a foreign exchange student from Mexico, was inducted as an honorary member. Mrs. Dorothy Johnson, former NHS advisor for 14 years, now retired, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. “Always remember that before honor is humility,” she stressed in her speech directed to all members of the National Honor Society. April 30, 1964 – Around 50 Years Ago *The jury in the only case on the spring district court calendar returned a verdict late last Thursday night determining that the plaintiff in the case of Vernon C. Robinson vs., Montaco Sales Inc., shall be recover $9,000 of approximately $425,194.75 asked. A good general rain varying from .54 inches at Malta to upwards of an inch at various parts of the county Saturday night was welcomed by ranchers, farmers, gardeners and everyone else in the county. May 4, 1939 – 75 Years Ago *Howard A. Smith had been captured by the so-called Communist “Third Red Army” under the notorious General Ho-Lung, and held for $100,000 ransom. After 52 days in the hands of the “Reds”, Mr. Smith escaped, aided by a Chinese Christian. Payment of sugar beet bonus checks this week were made to 95 percent of Phillips County beet growers, the amount to date being $47,000. This represents the bonus for the crop year of 1938, according to Miss Ruth Swenson, secretary of the agricultural conservation association, through whom the checks were issued. May 7, 1914 – 100 Years Ago *5,000 Men Wanted at Once – Not to fight in Mexico, but to take their watches to Crofut’s and get them fixed. There is no use carrying a watch that is not running right when you can get it fixed right at home. Our work here during the last eight years is our best advertisement.


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