Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

Carl Shockey, 22-year-old brother of Doug Shockey, Hammon night watchman, and former deputy sheriff of Roger Mills County was killed by an explosion near Beaver on Wednesday. He died in…

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High winds and freezing temperatures are the worst conditions for the fire department. These conditions existed during this past week when a rash of fires broke out in this area.…

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Spec Lester had his wagon team out on Christmas Eve giving the young people rides. This has become an annual affair that the children enjoy very much. This offers the…

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Cheyenne certainly looks mighty like Christmas! Sounds mighty like Christmas, too! The new Christmas lights along Broadway reminded all who see them that it is the season of Christmas. The…

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Debbie Bonds, daughter of Mrs. Betty Bonds of Cheyenne, has been selected to sing in the Alto II section of the All-State Chorus. Debbie, who is completing her senior year at Cheyenne High, takes voice lessons from Mrs. Don Wham of Elk City and piano lessons from Mrs. L.L. Males. She is looking forward to majoring in music education at SWSC next year. (more…)

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Seven more deer were killed in Roger Mills County the past week to bring the total killed in the county during the season, to thirty-one, according to Burks Garage in Reydon. Those getting the seven deer were Howard Sutton, Manfield; Ike Coyn, Lexington; Elwyn Hobktein, Sentinel; Weldon Teague, Reydon; Bob Cannon, Cheyenne; Donnie Chappell, Durham and Homer Lee Parman, Reydon. (more…)

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Mr. & Mrs. John Varnell will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary November 29th at their home in Sayre. Hosts and hostesses will be their twelve children: Mrs. Irene Throckmorton, Pampa, Texas; Mrs. Florence Cox, Elk City, Oklahoma; Ruth Musick, Cheyenne, Oklahoma; Mrs. Lois Marshall, Sayre, Oklahoma; Mrs. Margie Green, Roswell, New Mexico; Mrs. Fay Lindsey, El Pasto, Texas; Clarence Varnell, Holdenville, Oklahoma; Johnie Jr. Varnell, Sayre, Oklahoma; George Varnell, Sayre, Oklahoma; Poley Varnell, Delhi, Oklahoma; Arlin Varnell, El Paso, Texas; Jackie Varnell, Sayre, Oklahoma. (more…)

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In keeping with the spirit of Thanksgiving, twenty-five $5 dollar bills will be given away on Wednesday, November 25th. To be eligible, you must register with the Cash Day Committee, which will be directing the Thanksgiving Give-Away. (more…)

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On Saturday, November 7, 1970 a recount was held in the County Commissioner election between Weldon Davis, incumbent and Jack Barton. The recount started showing Davis with 520 votes and Barton with 521. This is the closest race in the history of Roger Mills County. The official returns showed Davis with 524 votes and Barton was the winner with 526 votes. (more…)

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Cheyenne’s first annual Art Festival Saturday, October 31st was a great event for this city. Twenty-five exhibitors of Roger Mills County displayed more than 100 entries at Black Kettle Museum. The festival was sponsored by the Cheyenne Art Guild Club and judged by Mr. Coffelt, Art Instructor at Sayre Junior College. Winners are listed in the order of winning, first, second, third. (more…)

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