Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

Plans have been made for a large trailer court in Cheyenne. This will be the most modern trailer court in western Oklahoma. The trailer court will be located in Highland Heights upon lots heretofore undeveloped.

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Three 4-H Club youth of Roger Mills County attended Cotton Camp at Quartz Mountain Park last week. They were Bobbie Hooper, Roy LeGrand and Mickie Smith, all of Reydon. They were accompanied by Herman Seymour, County Extension Agent.

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Large crane, trucks with winches, all types of engines and equipment of all sorts are scattered over a large area that is attracting a lot of interest. This is probably the start of tremendous oil drilling in Roger Mills County.

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Candidates that have filed for office in Roger Mills County include:

Commissioner District #1: Clarence Redden, Zelno Whitson, Jack Barton, Weldon Davis
Commissioner District #2: Ted Dean
Commissioner District #3: BW Duke
Sheriff: Basil Cunningham, Leon Gilliland
County Clerk: Fred Allen
Assessor: Joe Frank Moad, Marie Beaty
Court Clerk: Donald Campbell, Donald Lucas
Treasurer: Glen Kendall, Onetta Pierce

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J.N. Dewey, age 39, son of Mrs. Sallie Dewey, and a life-long resident of Cheyenne, was killed Tuesday about 8:30 a.m. when his plane struck the ground and burned on the Al Hammond Ranch. J.N and George Wright were returning from Durham community in separate planes where they were spraying crops. George landed his plane and pulled J.N. from the wreckage. Mr. Wright sustained burns on his hands and arms.

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Joe Bill Moad, one of our young cowboys, has achieved the respect of contestants over a wide area. He has qualified to compete in the National Finals in Littleton, Colorado. Some of his honors include: 2nd in go-round in Flag Race, 2nd in Bull Riding, 3rd in Flag Race and a saddle blanket for best time in two go-rounds in Flag Race at the Kiwanis 7th Annual Little Britches Rodeo in Anadarko.

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Mrs. Maude Myres’ yard was chosen as Yard of the Week for June 22-19.

Alfalfa production has forged its way to the top of the crop list in Roger Mills County. This year, 1970, a conservative estimate is that $802,500 will be poured into the economy of the county from this one crop.

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Mrs. Juanita Hunt, acting administrator of the Roger Mills County Welfare Office announces her retirement, effective August 1, 1970. June 10, 1970 marks 36 years of public service for Juanita. John E. Echenberger has filled the vacancy left by Mrs. Hunt.

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Bennie Whitecrane, Hammon, was charged with manslaughter in the first degree at his arraignment in District Court in Cheyenne Tuesday. Bond for Whitecrane who is being held in the Roger Mills County Jail was set at $7,000. The charge came as a result of the death of Mary Louise Whiteshield of Weatherford.

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Seismograph equipment was parked on the main street of Cheyenne Monday preparing for the day’s work in the western part of Roger Mills County. Oil development continues at a steady pace.

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