Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

A fun basketball game in Cheyenne Saturday night netted $114.00 of the county’s $125 quote for lung research. The game between the Kiwanis Club in women’s attire and the Sororis Club dressed as men was one of merriment. Lonnie Donaldson and Alvin Flesher were star players, however Jerry Wilson was the most ambitious, never letting hold of the ball, once it was in his hand until forced to give it up.

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Two county 4-H members have returned from the American Royal 4-H Conference in Kansas City where they along with 150 other 4-H’ers from Oklahoma joined Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Dawn Hartman, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Harman, and Gary Keahey, son of Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Keahey, were delegates from Roger Mills County.

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The Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce announced today that Mr. Murray F. Tidwell, Jr., Mr. George Ernest Isch, Mr. Lonnie A. Donaldson and Mr. Lannie Zoldoske were named for inclusion in the 1970 edition of Outstanding Young Men of America.

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Alvin Flesher was elected President of Chamber of Commerce of Cheyenne at the last Board meeting. Other officers elected were K.C. Perryman, vice president and Mrs. Howard Beavin, treasurer. Composing the Board of Directors are Johnnie Cannon, L.J. Pankey, J.D. Wesner, Mrs. Don Moorman, Ron Hubbard, Lloyd Martin, Alvin Flesher, K.C. Perryman and Mrs. Howard Beavin.

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The Southwest Garfield District Fair and Waukomis Sooner Celebration was held September 19 at Waukomis, Oklahoma. The Western Oklahoma Wagon Train participates in the parade. Members present were Fred (Pete) Lucas from Crawford, Bob Manhart from Durham, Eddie Carpenter from Blanchard and George Carpenter from Bison. Pete Lucas won the plaque for the best mule drawn wagon. Waukomis has one of the largest parades of its kind in Oklahoma.

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Oklahoma’s 1970 Junior Wheat King is from Roger Mills County. Nicky Smith, the 14-year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Smith of Durham, was the double crown winner of the statewide wheat show held in Enid recently. Smith’s entry was judged superior to all 4-H entries, and then was judged to excel all other samples submitted in the junior division.

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The employees at Security State Bank recently celebrated with a coke party after the resources of the bank exceeded $8 million for the first time in history. Deposits are approximately $7.2 million and the Capital Account $800,000.

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Mr. & Mrs. Frank Calvert were host and hostess to the United Methodist Churches annual Ice Cream Social at their farm home on Wednesday. Horseshoe playing was the entertainment for the men. All enjoyed ice cream, cake and fellowship. Those present for the occasion were; Lee Waldrip, Jack Casady, Mr. & Mrs. Price Howell, Mr. & Mrs. D.E. Calvert, Russell & Debbie, Rev. Roy Weaver, Mr. & Mrs. Denton Thompson, Mrs. Laurabell Lemon and Mary, Mr. & Mrs. Mel Danner, Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Minor, Chris & Nancy, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cogburn and grandson Robby, Mr. & Mrs. James Maddux, Jamie & Jimmie, Mr. & Mrs. W.R. Krows, Mr. & Mrs. Eldon Krouse, Karen & Mary Ellen, Mr. & Mrs. Jess Dooty, Mr. & Mrs. Harlan Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Champ Maddux, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Pasby, Mrs. Roy Sprowls, Mr. & Mrs. L.J. Pankey, Mrs. Bee Burns, Mrs. John Casasdy, Mr. & Mrs. Dean Cross.

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Leon Gilliland announces for District Attorney. Jack Walton announces for State Representative and Donald Lucas announces for Court Clerk.

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The Board of County Commissioners will call a special election for the purpose to submit a bond proposal of providing funds for the construction of a community center in Cheyenne. The decision came as the result of the presentation of a petition signed by a large number of property owners of the county.

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