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20 Years Ago

Open Entry/Open Exit courses are new this semester and are an exciting, innovative set of instructional services. Unlike traditional courses, Open Entry/Open Exit offers one-on-one teacher instruction in a self-paced computer – interactive environment. This individualized instruction allows students to enroll in a course through the 12th week of the semester and exit whenever the course is complete. In Lemoore, class instruction is held in the new Office Technology Center (OTS).

Naval Air Station Lemoore will host its second annual Navy Ball on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. With a theme of “223 Years of Duty and Sacrifice,” the Ball will be a celebration and a remembrance of the accomplishments of the United States Navy’s men and women, who have given so much to keep America free. This will be a formal occasion with dinner and dancing inside Hangar 180, with entertainment by “Papa Bear and Company,” as well as a DJ to keep the music flowing between live sets. Dinner will feature either tri-tip or chicken, with wine and a cash bar available.

25 Years Ago

Pizza Hut of Lemoore stages its grand opening Saturday. The newest addition to Lemoore’s fast food community is located at 1029 N. Lemoore Avenue on an out parcel of the Lemoore Plaza Shopping Center and directly south of Taco Bell.

Bill Henry, a faculty member of Stratford Elementary School, was recently honored as Supervisor of the Year for his work in the migrant education program during the summer. Henry, who serves as principal for the summer program, recruited a dozen youth people from Stratford to work in the program during the past summer, earning for him the award.

Today in history – Oct, 8-11, 1871, a great fire destroyed Chicago with losses estimated at $196 million.

75 Years Ago

New Police Chief Bryan Short was named to that office by the City Council this week, it was announced after Tuesday night’s session of the City Board. Short succeeds the late Henry Dickerson. He is a native of this city, the son of Mrs. Lena Blakeley.

Lemooreans will be afforded a treat tonight “Star Spangled Rhythm” which opens at the local theatre for a two-day run. Among the well-known stars in the full-length film are: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Dorothy Lamour, and Paulette Goddard. Two hits, “South of the Border” and “Taxi Mister” have been billed for Saturday night theatre goers. Playing on Sunday and Monday will be Cecil B. DeMille’s “Reap the Wild Wind,” a new Technicolor picture. Stars include Ray Milland, John Wayne, and Paulette Goddard.

90 Years Ago

The ladies of Lemoore Union High School faculty proved themselves charming and original hostesses last Saturday evening when they entertained the gentlemen of the faculty and their wives at a progressive dinner. The first course was served at the home of Miss Edith Meyers and each guest found beneath his or her plate an envelope, enclosed in which were instructions directing them to 151 Bush St. On the door at 151 Bush St. were instructions directing the guests to 171 Bush St., the home of Mrs. Sorrick, where salad was served. During the salad course, a telegram was received by Principal J.F. Graham, instructing him to take his family of pedagogues to the home of Miss Marie Pratt on C Street. Here the meat course was served. The evening ended back at the high school cafeteria, where desert (dessert) was served. A good time was enjoyed by all.

95 Years Ago

In a game that had many thrills, the 130 pound team of the Fresno High School met the local light-weight team, and the resulting score was 0 to 0.

The Lemoore unit of the Cow Testing Association will meet Monday at the hotel dining room at noon for a luncheon.

At the auction sale of the Kings County hogs at the Southern Pacific yards yesterday, six car loads of the exceptionally fine porkers were sold at fair average prices, the top being $8.95.

115 Years Ago

The first sprinkle of rain for this season fell on Wednesday night, the precipitation being about .05 of an inch.

Mrs. J.H. Fox has had a neat fence erected enclosing her property under rental on Champion Street.

The Presbyterian Church of Lemoore is to be remodeled and enlarged in the not distant future.

The typewriters and typewriter supplies have arrived for the business course which is to be opened this Fall in Lemoore High School. Machines and stationery will be free to the students.

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