25 Years Ago
Local activities in conjunction with the 1993 edition of the POW/MIA Recognition Week is scheduled for Sept. 4-5 in the city park, located between Bush and “B” streets in downtown Lemoore. In past years this rally had been staged in Hickey Park in rural Kings County, but this year was moved to the city park in Lemoore to make it more convenient for Lemoore residents to participate.
Lemoore Union High School Board of Trustees has taken a stance against the Parental Choice in Education Initiative which will be on statewide ballots in November. LUHSD trustees, by a 4-0 count, adopted a resolution opposing the initiative during Thursday’s regular meeting. The resolution states that, “the board concludes that passage of the Parental Choice in Education Initiative would have a detrimental impact on the district’s schools and on the educational opportunities of the children and parents they serve.” Basically, the voucher system would allow parents to draw a voucher from the state worth $1,300 per year and use this as tuition to the school of the parent’s choice. The voucher initiative is expected to be the major issue on the November ballot.
Effective Aug. 30, it will cost $3 to purchase a bicycle license in the city of Lemoore. Bicycle licenses will be issued on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, only, at the Lemoore Police Dept. 210 Fox St. in Lemoore.
30 Years Ago
The track dedication at Hanford’s Neighbor Bowl last Friday night, Aug. 19, included local athletic celebrities, Dutch Warmerdam, Tommie Smith, and Bob Mathias. The Hanford community raised more than $200,000 to build the all-weather, nine-lane Sprint latex track that replaced a dirt track built in the 1930s by the WPA.
It won’t be long before the morning and early afternoon sights of skateboarders wheeling down the sidewalk, beachcombers lolling on the Kings River, and baseball players straining to hit one out of the park will fade as students throughout the Lemoore area return to school Monday, Aug. 29. The only exception is Kings Christian School which starts one day later, Tuesday Aug. 30.
35 Years Ago
With a tentative kick-off date set for Sept.1, proponents of the Tulare Lake “dewatering” project are moving at full-speed on their estimated $10 million project. Crews are working virtually seven days a week on the “dewatering” in anticipation of removing more than 400,000 acre feet of water from the lake by the 1984 planting season.
80 Years Ago
War on coyotes has been resumed in the county under the agreement between the county and state biological survey. Ulys Moody, state trapper, has been working in the vicinity of Stratford, reports to L.O. Haupt, county agricultural commissioner, the capture of seven of the pests during the past week. Moody will work eastward through the Paddock district to the territory surrounding Guernsey. William Mouser, field supervisor of the coyote control, stated that later another trapper will be placed on the west side and will be retained there during the lambing season among the flocks of sheep.
Ralph, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Domingos, received a broken arm last week while attempting to crank a Model T. The arm is in a cast and is getting along nicely and Ralph hopes to be fully recovered by the opening of school.
95 Years Ago
There have been requests made of Supervisor John Russell for the construction of a temporary bridge across the north fork of the Kings River on the Hub highway where a new bridge is being constructed, and after making estimates of cost, Supervisor Russell states that the cost, which would amount to about $3,000, will preclude the building of such a structure. He says, however, that the detour two miles west is being oiled today and that it will be kept in good condition while the new bridge is being built. The piles for the new bridge are now being driven.
To those who talk and talk and talk
This proverb should appeal:
“The steam that blows the whistle
Will never turn the wheel.”
105 Years Ago
The Lemoore Lumber Company has leased the site north of where the old depot stood and will move their large stock of lumber to the new site.
L. Marvin, the well-known theatrical manager, has leased the building formerly occupied by the Portola restaurant and will open up a vaudeville and picture show.