Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

Secretary of State John Rogers announced today that eleven students of Cheyenne High School will receive the Secretary of State’s Award for achievement of the highest degree of excellence in study of Oklahoma History.

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The Hammon Old Settlers Reunion started at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon with an unusual race between a greyhound and a quarter horse. The Greyhound “No Baby” owned by Bennie Cole beat “Old Rebel” quarter horse owned by Dennis Orgain in the 200-yard race. Quarter Horse Show Winners were:

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David Hall, candidate for Governor, will speak at the Old Settlers Reunion in Hammon. The Schedule of Events include: Cross Country 12 miler Foot Race from Butler to Hammon, Indian Youth Sing & Dance, Foot Races, Sack Races, Turtle Races, Parade, Battle of Officers & Bank Robbers, Free BBQ Lunch, Contest of Best Dressed – Pioneer & Western, Rodeo, Old Fiddlers Contest and Street Dance. On Friday there will be a race between horse and greyhound, Open Horse Show, Street Dance and Teenage Dance. The welcome will be given by Rev. Wilbur Mease, President of Lions Club; Response by Glen Kelly, Mayor of Elk City; Master of Ceremonies is Albert Stinson. Cheyenne Eighth Grade Honor Students are Harry Coker, Valedictorian and Melda Canoon and Rodney Newcomb (rook) Salutatorians.

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Alexia LeGrand and Roy LeGrand, Reydon 4-H Club, were named Grand Champions in the Senior 4-H Dress Revue and Appropriate Dress Contest. Alternates chosen were De Ann Garver, Reydon and Nicky Smith, Reydon. Champion winners in the Junior 4-H Division were Tammy Dickason, Crawford, Dress Revue Scott Hartman, Berlin, Boys Appropriate Dress; Lawana Hyman, Crawford, speech and Douglas Jefcoat, Reydon, speech.

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Alexia LeGrand and Roy LeGrand, Reydon 4-H Club, were named Grand Champions in the Senior 4-H Dress Revue and Appropriate Dress Contest. Alternates chosen were De Ann Garver, Reydon and Nicky Smith, Reydon. Champion winners in the Junior 4-H Division were Tammy Dickason, Crawford, Dress Revue Scott Hartman, Berlin, Boys Appropriate Dress; Lawana Hyman, Crawford, speech and Douglas Jefcoat, Reydon, speech.

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For the 6th consecutive year, the Reydon School has won the high honors at the District Interscholastic Meet held annually at Southwestern State College in Weatherford. Reydon competes in Class B schools which includes all high schools with an enrollment of less than 200. Ernest Lee Smith is superintendent of the Reydon School. Reydon School won the curriculum plaque in math and business.

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Three Roger Mills County 4-H girls were featured by the Platonic Club of Cheyenne at a recent meeting. They were Dannel Mackey and Dawn Hartman of the Berlin 4-H Club and Alexia LeGrand a Reydon 4-H Club member.

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Melvin Summers was elected a member of the Cheyenne Board of Education having received 41 votes. Billy Harrison received 17 votes. Many people hope for a white Christmas, but no one expects a white Easter. But Easter found the ground covered with the soft fleecy white stuff called snow, throughout Oklahoma and bordering states. The snow fell for twelve to fourteen hours, accumulating from 4 to 6 inches. The snow was followed by a drizzling rain providing much needed moisture. Local weather statistician Bernice Burns recorded .76 inches.

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Mrs. C.A. Jencks celebrated her 89th Birthday March 15th at her daughter’s home. She is one of the old pioneers in the community. She and her husband filed on a farm south of town in 1900. She has taken the Cheyenne Star as long as it has been published. Those attending were: Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bowers, Carol Ann & Doug Little, Mr. & Mrs. Louie Burrows, Mr. & Mrs. Oren Jencks, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Pasby, Terry, Tammy and Gary; Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Jencks, Jackie and Windy, Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Whitney, Mr. & Mrs. Durlan Miller and Roy, Mr. Jim Wood and four daughters, and Mrs. Vern Jencks. The following is the results of the Spelling Bee held Thursday, March 19, in Cheyenne.

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Billy Harrison and Melvin Summers have filed as candidates for a place on the Board of Education for the Cheyenne School District. The place they seek is that of member to succeed Connie Fults who did not file for the position. Other members of the Board of Education for the Cheyenne School District are J.D. Wesner, Chairman; D.A. Moorman, Secretary; and Dale Tracy and W.C. Olson, members.

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