Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

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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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

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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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

Jerry Cannon recently caught two big fish in a local lake. One weighed 2.5 pounds and the other weighed 5 pounds.

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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

The Annual Sweetheart Banquet which is given by the Crawford Baptist Church is appreciation of the young people of the church and of the Cheyenne, Strong City, Durham and Reydon churches was held at the Crawford Gym, February 21st. Charles Gilliland, Debbie Gage and Christi Martin presented a program in song followed by the crowning of the newly elected King and Queen of 1970 Terrell Scroggins and Colleen Keahey. The outgoing King and Queen are Jim Barber and Karen Barber.

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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

The Girls Basketball Team of the Reydon High School is just one step from berth to the State Finals. They won in the Loser Regional at Beaver Saturday. They had w 68-33 win over Ft. Supply and a 71-54 win over Turpin. They will play in Area at Buffalo on Thursday. Members of the team are Kay Yowell, Janice Smith, Marilyn Leonard, Nancy Hartley, Cheryl Montgomery, Linda Johnson, Sabra Harmon, Carolyn Leonard, Ann Churchill, Melvina Thurman, Jo Ann Scrivner and Barbara Manhart. Coach of the winning team is Mickey Kendall.

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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

The Senior Boys of the Chey- enne FFA Chapter
have built and erected
a “Welcome to Chey- enne”
sign, south of town. The sign reflects the quality that a FFA member should
develop and possess. Members pictured with the sign
are R.C. Moler, Terry Kyle, Wendell Coots,
Phillip Hills, Dwayne Roark, Russell Calvert,
Dan Swartwood, Warren Lackey, David Denney, Wallice Kirk, Steven Rook and Buster Tidwell.

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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

Both the grade and high schools of Cheyenne won trophies in the 5-County Music Festival held in Hammon last week. Mrs. L.L. Males is Director of Music in the Cheyenne schools. Arapaho won the sweepstakes trophy and Leedey and Cheyenne tied for the first place trophy awarded to the outstanding high school choir. Cheyenne’s Grade School Choir won the trophy in the grade school division.

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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

The 200-vaccine dose allotted for Cheyenne to inoculate children ran out long before the waiting lines of children did. Dr. Buster said make-up clinics would be held as soon as additional vaccine was available and that public notice of the dates would be given.

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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

Steve Gondalez Reyna born January 3, 1870 was the first baby of the year at Roger Mills County Memorial Hospital in Cheyenne. The 6 pound, 13-1/2 ounce boy is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Steve Reyna of Strong City.

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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

Donald (Don) W. Dye has been named Undersheriff of Roger Mills County. The new undersheriff comes to this county from Lubbock, Texas where he served 8 years on the police force, 3 years of which was in the canine department. Mr. Dye, his wife and their four children, ages 10, 7, 5 and 1 year have moved to Cheyenne. Don is a son of Paul Dye of Cheyenne.

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