100 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 28, 1922
Boss Richardson, Jesse and Jack Coates and Ray Bell were some of the Lakeview Round-Up riders who participated in the contests at Pendleton. Jack Coates, who won first money here, was declared champion of the Northwest because of his riding at Pendleton, with Pinky Gist second. The world’s championship was won by Howard Tegland and Ray Bell second. Bell did not even qualify for the finals at the Lakeview Round-Up. Governor Olcott was in attendance Saturday and participated in the parade.
The “rawhide railroad” of the early days will have a counterpart in a new railroad with wooden rails which is to be constructed between Bend and Lakeview, a distance of 181 miles. The proposed road would pass through the cities of LaPine, Fort Rock and Paisley and tap a section of the state, which is handicapped because lack of sufficient transportation, especially during the winter months. The plans for the line contemplate the use of rolling stock with hard rubber-tired and metal-flanged wheels, a feature invented by Arthur W. Arnold of this city.
The O’Keeffe Brothers lambs have been sold to D. W. McCormack, representing California interests. The price reported is $7 per head, with 20% cut. Many lambs have been contracted to Lakeview, Bend and Chiloquin delivery by C.T. Carter at prices generally reported at $6.50 per head for mixed lambs, 10 cents per cut. A portion purchased by Mr. Carter have already been delivered in the city and at Bend. The Denis O’Connor lambs, shipped this week, are reported to have brought $7.50 per head for “top” stuff, being purchased by Carey.
80 YEARS AGO
OCT. 1, 1942
Corpus Christi, Tex., Sept. 25-Carter E. Fletch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Fletch, of Lakeview, received his wings today and was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Ensign Fletch volunteered for flight training in Oct. 1941. He received his preliminary instruction at the U.S. Naval Reserve Air Base, Seattle, and was then transferred to the University of the Air at Corpus Christi. Now, a finished specialist in flying the Navy’s planes, he is ready to match his aerial prowess with the best that Hitler and Hirohito have to offer.
Glenn W. Harvey of Summer Lake was notified this week that he had been chosen to receive the $200 Sears, Roebuck, and Co. scholarship award for the outstanding student in agriculture. Graduates were chosen based on school average, student leadership and 4-H activities. Glenn is entered in the school of agriculture, specializing in range management. He made the highest-grade average of any student enrolled in the school of agriculture at Oregon State college, last year. Glenn is a member of Lamba Chi Alpha fraternity.
Martin Deely, a sheepherder, was fined $25 and costs by Justice Louis Johnson of Paisley last Monday for allowing his campfire to escape and cause a forest fire. Deely was camped at Grasshopper Flats and Dairy Creek on Thursday last week and was cooking lunch when sparks from his fire ignited surrounding grass. The fire spread so rapidly that Deely couldn’t control it and only prompt action of a nearby the forest service crew prevented it from burning more than three acres.
60 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 27, 1962
The Oregon State Board of Health told Oregon’s hunters this week that more deaths from heart attacks occur in Oregon while hunting than those caused by gunshot wounds. Oregon’s health authorities said that proper physical conditioning and trip planning should be as important part of hunting safety as the proper handling of firearms. “This precaution applies especially to those with a history of heart disease, those over 45 years of age, overweight persons and those whose daily activities do not require regular exercise,” said Richard H. Wilcox, M.D., Oregon’s health officer.
The huge success of the 4-H food booth at the Lake County Fair this year has made it possible for the 4-H Leaders Association to withhold their request for funds from the current year. Money received from this once-a-year fund arising project is used to finance 4-H Club activities include camp, summer school, Rotary buyer bidding pool, IFYE leader’s conferences, State Fair trips, window display and other contests as well as special awards. The success of the booth this year is due to the generous contributions and assistance given by local merchants.
The new Adel school will be dedicated in formal ceremonies Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and the general public is invited to attend, but especially former students and teachers of the school. The building will be dedicated to the pioneers who started the school district, and to present and future generations who will attend school there. Charles A. Crump will be master of ceremonies for the program, in which the architect, Robert Guy Ford, of Klamath Falls, will present this modern building to William A. Kittredge, chairman of the school board.
40 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 30, 1982
Elks collect hides for veterans. “Save your hide for a vet; he saved yours.” That’s the message from Lynn Ortwein, chairman of Elks Hide Program, who announced that Lakeview Elks Lodge BPOE 1536 will collect deer and elk hides from hunters again this year. The Lodge activity provides hospitalize veterans with some 500 hides from Lake County alone, each year. Lakeview usually leads the state in collection of hides, used for occupational therapy and craft programs for veterans, Ortwein said.
A guide dog pup raised by a Lakeview girl as a 4-H project has been added to the breeding colony of Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. It’s a proud day for 4-H members when they see their dogs they have raised presented to their blind masters or mistresses as a full-fledged guide dog. Dina, a German shepherd dog raised by Sara Williams was invited by Guide Dogs for the Blind to officially present Dina to the organization as a new addition to its breeding stock at “graduation” exercises Sept. 11.
Lakeview High School seniors have an opportunity to enter the 1982-83 Century III Leaders program, which awards local, state, and national prizes to students who demonstrate the leadership abilities and social awareness necessary to help meet America’s needs during the third century. One particularly outstanding senior will eventually collect the $10,000 scholarship which goes to Century III national winner. In all, Century III Leaders program awards $218,500 in scholarships and provides 102 students to attend Williamsburg conference. The program is administered by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and funded by the Shell Oil Company.
20 YEARS AGO
OCT. 3, 2002
For the second time in five years, Darrell Blair has won the annual big bull elk contest by bagging the biggest bugler. The contest is sponsored by S.A.W. Archery in Lakeview, according to Stanley Wonderly who operates the competition and awards a high dollar bow to the hunter who takes the biggest elk. “Darrell’s the luckiest hunter in the area,” Wonderly said with a chuckle. For his efforts, Blair won a world class Mathews Ultra 2 bow, the second Mathew’s bow he’s won in the contest since he first took the prize in 1999.
Despite a lack of visible progress, plans for the new library are still in the works. The site for the new building, at 26 S. G St. located between the post office and the Pizza Villa, was purchased last May, for $60,000 with monies provided by the Library Endowment fund. Set up about 15 years ago the purpose of the endowment was to enhance the workings of the library, which includes anything except salaries and benefits period through the coalition of the libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO). The local library was able to access a grant which funds feasibility studies focusing on the improvement of rural libraries.
For the first time ever, the Lakeview fire department was awarded a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Administration to help the department purchase new safety gear. Ken Chartier, fire chief for the department announced the grant award at town council meeting Sept. 24. The $18,900 grant will pay for new books, helmets and protective suits used to ensure firefighters are adequately shielded from flames as they battle blazes, he said. This year there was more money to go around because the budget for such programs was increased by Congress after the Sept.11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington DC.