20 Years Ago
National, state, county, and city dignitaries joined West Hills College staff, board members and Cal State-Fresno officials to sign a historical agreement at the WHC-Lemoore Campus on Wednesday evening, Oct. 14. The Memorandum of Understanding between the West Hills Community College District and Fresno State is the first of its kind in the state. The actual commitment between the two schools included: upper division CSUF courses to be offered at WHC-Lemoore; the opportunity for students to complete a four-year degree at WHC-Lemoore; common numbering of the same courses by both schools; shared electronic data, including libraries and student transcripts; shared faculty between the community college and Cal State-Fresno; common financial aid application and award procedures, and more.
25 Years Ago
Lemoore High School’s 1993 homecoming queen will be selected from among six candidates selected last week by members of the student body. The candidates are: Jill Howe, Laura Heller, Jennifer Oliveira, Alicia McDaniel, Jeene Banta and Kristie Solis. Three girls – Sara Silva, freshman; Angel Teems, sophomore; and Patricia Gonzales, junior – will serve as class princesses.
Eleven young women shared the honor last week of serving in the St. Peter’s Catholic Church novena court. Kristina Leal served as queen. Her princesses were Yvonne Herrera and Jennifer Norris. Other members of the court were Annette Bray, Tanya Holdren, Lori Macias, Laura Terranez, Kelly Kleinhammer, Sunde Nesbit, Lorraine Cruz and Mandy Wlaschin.
30 Years Ago
LNAS Sea Bees poured cement for playground equipment they’re installing at Central School. The school’s Parent-Teacher Club purchased the equipment, the Central Union School District donated the materials for the cement, and the Lemoore Naval Air Station Sea Bees are donating their time to pour the cement and bolt the equipment together. The playground is to be ready for use tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 21.
Kiwanis Officers for 1988-89 are Don Warkentin, president; Bob Clement, vice president; Steve Becker, secretary; and Marv Cunningham, treasurer. Others serving Lemoore Kiwanis this year are Tom Bates, Stan Hawk, Jim Weigand, Phil Wintz, and Fred Harrell, directors.
55 Years Ago
So far the Lemoore area has had the wettest fall in more than 10 years, according to city hall weather records. Total rainfall for the season was 1.10 inches up to Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock, with more expected.
A dedication of the Akers School of the Central Union School District is scheduled for Nov. 3.
Opening Saturday, Oct. 26, is an 18-hole public golf course located at 18th and Jackson avenues, south of Lemoore, with green fees waived for opening day and a number of special events planned by the owners, Milo and Barbara Martin.
80 Years Ago
With the opening of duck season last Saturday, Lemoore hunters ventured forth in the early morning hours toward the lake edges in quest of waterfowl. Hunting on the south side of Tulare Lake were Verne Short, Johnnie Dockstader, Paul Mahan, and Marshall Bond. A party including W.L. Stevens, Ormel Dodd of Willow Glen, and Gene Tharp had good hunting.
All details have been completed for one of the biggest social events of the fall according to Al Plank, Dance chairman for the second Annual Golf Ball which will take place at the American Legion Hall on Saturday night. This annual dance is given as a benefit affair of the Lemoore Golf Club, and the funds are used for the conditioning and upkeep of the local links, located south of town on the Stratford highway. This course constructed about two years ago with the aid of a $25,000 P.W.A. grant, is open to the public, and anyone in the community may play there.
From: The Tigers Voice – The school has purchased a new combined radio and phonograph. The combined radio is being used at noon for dancing.
A special meeting was held Monday by the senior boys. The boys met to choose a senior sweater. A plain coat sweater was chosen. The girls chose a different style of sweater at a meeting held last week. Both the girls and boys will have the same color, teal blue, and the same weave. The measurements will be taken Tuesday and Wednesday noons by Lloyd Coats.
Hall’s Food Markets – Lemoore – phone 13; Island – phone 124-F-5. Sliced Bacon lb. 29c; Steaks, Sirloin or Rib, lb. 26c; Cheese “Kraft” 2 lbs. 49c; Catsup Heinz – 14-oz. bottle, 18c; Marshmallows, Cellophane—2 pkgs, 21c; Rice Krispies, Kellogg’s--pkg. 10c; Gem Tissue, 4 Rolls, 15c.