20 Years Ago
A very graceful changing of the guard took place Tuesday night in the Lemoore City Council chambers. Two city councilors, Dr. David Silviera and Admiral Bobby Lee (USN, Ret.), left their positions to make way for two new councilors elected last month. The large audience in the council chambers watched as new City Councilors Ron Allvin and Tom Buford were administered the oath of office, which was followed by the opening of nominations for the office of mayor. Tom Buford nominated Mayor Ed Martin for a second term. Martin was re-elected to the position on a 4-1 vote.
25 Years Ago
Get to D Street early tomorrow night if you expect to get a good seat for the 1993 Lemoore Christmas Parade. The annual Lemoore Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade is expected to begin at 6 p.m. promptly. The theme for this year’s parade is, “A Country Western Christmas.” Serving as Grand Marshall of the parade will be Albert “Speed” Rhoads, honored last January as Lemoore’s 1993 Citizen of the Year.
Lemoore High School’s chapter of Future Farmers of America recently captured first place in the 36th annual cotton judging championship, hosted by Fresno State University. Students receiving the award were James Davis, Mark Mendes, and Jon Garrett. The FFA counselor at Lemoore High School is Lynn Martindale. Davis had the second highest individual score among the competitors.
35 Years Ago
Kings County Supervisors will hold a study session December 6, to determine the fate of the Lemoore Judicial District. Slated next Tuesday at 2:45 p.m., board members are contemplating a plan to consolidate the Lemoore and Hanford judicial districts. Under the proposal—initially conceived over two years ago—the primary operations of the local court would move to Hanford, thereby creating a municipal court district. The latest report, remarked the county administrator, Milt McCoy, needed only the comments of Hanford Justice Court Judge Tim Buckley and Lemoore Justice Court Judge Manuel Vierra for finalization.
Lemoore Volunteer Firemen pictured with the city’s 1983 Christmas tree included Mickey Oliveira, Gene Miguel, Leonard Schlosser, Danny Newton, Walt Morehouse, Don Steele, Roger Starrett, Dick Lee (a non-member, but a guest on this year’s tree finding excursion), Norman Garcia, Manuel Luis, and Bob Kelly.
75 Years Ago
In order to spur the kitchen fats salvage campaign, the Office of Price Administration recently announced that it will authorize retail meat dealers and other fats salvagers to give two points a pound for fats returned by housewives and others. According to the Lemoore War Price and Ration Board the brown stamps which the retailer collects from War Ration Book III will be used for this purpose. The new plan will be put into effect on December 13.
Two sensational developments in the European war situation seem to be imminent. One is a meeting of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. The other is the opening of a Second Front. Rapid and continued Russian advances toward Germany are lending urgency to both, and we should not be surprised to see them take place almost simultaneously. Our guess is that once the long awaited channel crossing and invasion is begun in huge scale, German collapse will be a matter of weeks, probably about two months. It is only a question of when the big push will take place. We believe the answer will soon be revealed.
95 Years Ago
Preliminary steps are being taken by the members of the Presbyterian Church for a new church building which they hope to consummate during next year.
R.E. Shore had the misfortune to smash his foot in an accident while driving his team on his ranch southeast of town.
With a tent show, a street corner spark magnifier salesman and a Farm Bureau drive this week, Lemoore is a pretty lively place.
115 Years Ago
There is nothing of an official nature as yet given out by the Santa Fe Company regarding the extension of their line through this section, but the indications are that there is still “something doing” in that direction and that the cat will be let out of the bag in the very near future. Lemoore will then know just where she’s at—on the Santa Fe line.
William McCrady has resigned his position as brakeman on the railroad and will go into the hotel business. He has leased the Lucerne Hotel in Lemoore from Mrs. R. Scally until March, at which time the final purchase of the building and its contents will be made by McCrady.