Pullman site of 1949 state 4-H convention

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Facts from the past gleaned from the Moses Lake Herald, Columbia Basin Herald and The Neppel Record by Cheryl (Driggs) Elkins:

From the CBH on June 10, 1949:

7 county members at 4-H club camp

There were seven Grant County 4-H club members attending the state 4-H camp at pullman this week. Members of the Grange also are in Pullman this week attending their state convention.

Making the trip from the county were Tom and Jim Quann, Hartline; Marcelle Schorzman, Colleen Starkel and Phyllis Frick, Marlin; Verna Larsen, Wilson Creek, and Jack Arvin, Grant Orchards. Mrs. Jessie Jackson, county home agent, accompanied the delegates.

Four will attend church meeting

Rev. and Mrs. Chester A. Patten, Mrs. R.G. Killelson and Mrs. Clarence Harden will leave for Baker, Ore., this weekend to attend a church convention. The assembly of the Spokane District of the Women’s Missionary Federation, American Lutheran Church, will have as its theme “Prepare Ye a Highway for Our God.”

Speakers include Dr. Theodore Fricke, commissioner of foreign missions; Dr. Katherine Lehan, national president of the missionary federation; Rev. Albert Dillemuth, manager of the ninth international convention of the Luther League and Dr. S.C. Siefkes, president of the northwestern district.

District 4-H camp at Sun Lakes Park

A public jamboree and barbecue Thursday afternoon will mark the climax to next week’s District 4-H Summer Camp at Sun Lakes State Park.

Parents of the clubbers, Grangers and friends are being invited to the affair. Work projects completed at the four-day camp will be displayed.

An annual encampment for 4-H members in Douglas and Grant counties, this is the first year it has been held at Sun Lakes. General arrangements for the affair are being handled by club leaders and George M. Delany, county extension agent.

From the CBH on May 12, 1981:

Basin briefs

Schools ransacked

Burglars ransacked the Warden Middle School and high school during the weekend, taking money from teachers’ desks and vandalizing both buildings.

Warden police said today a camera and two guitars owned by teachers were stolen from the high school.

At the middle school, small change was stolen in the administration office and from teachers’ desks.

Police said ceiling tiles were pulled out, holes were punched in the walls and windows were broken.

From the CBH on April 1, 1949:

25 candidates out for track

Twenty-five candidates for the high school track and field team have been working out for three weeks and now are beginning to concentrate on their specialties, according to Coach Art Boettcher.

Boettcher’s main headache is lining up meets to give his boys competition, as few schools in the are go in heavily for track. Only meet definitely scheduled so far is the county meet at Ephrata in late May.

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