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20 Years Ago

Hanford native Carolyn Lee and Lemoore native Molly Martin have recently joined the Washington, D.C. staff of U.S. Rep. summer interns. Lee is a senior economics major at Washington and Lee University. She is the daughter of Mary L. Lee and the late Hugh M. Lee of Hanford. Martin is a junior at California State University, Long Beach. She is the daughter of Kenny and Cathy Martin.

The recent merger of Tulare’s Dairyman Co-op with Minnesota’s Land-O-Lakes Co-op has caused some concern on the part of local dairy farmers. Many Lemoore area dairy farmers sell their milk through Dairyman’s and have liked the idea that the company is local. Now that it has gone national, some dairy farmers fear that their voices will not be heard when it comes to co-op policy decisions.

25 Years Ago

Stacey Anne Pavek, a 1989 graduate of Lemoore High School, was recently crowned Miss Central Valley USA during ceremonies at Fresno Memorial Auditorium. She is the daughter of Dennis and Robin Pavek of Lemoore and is a recent graduate of Fresno City College. She has enrolled at Fresno State for fall classes. Pavek, whose father is retired from the United States Navy, wore a navy outfit in the opening segments of the Miss Central Valley pageant. Lemoore Naval Air Station is located in Kings County, seven miles west of Lemoore.

Ken Marvin, chief of police in the city of Lemoore, thinks personnel from his department are doing a fair job of combating graffiti within the city, but he believes the prevention must be faster. Marvin is working on an ordinance that he expects to present to the city council in September.

30 Years Ago

A freeze-purification process first used to desalinate sea water in Saudi Arabia is being refined and adapted at the Chemical Waste Management Inc. Kettleman Hills hazardous waste disposal facility to remove water from wastes containing low levels of dissolved contaminants. The process, which uses one-seventh the energy it would take to boil away the water, is part of an innovative technologies program at many CWM disposal sites in the U.S.

75 Years Ago

“Husky” Spencer has gone to war. “Husky,” an Alaskan Husky and Shepherd, owned by Leroy Spencer Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Spencer of this city, enlisted in “Dogs For Defense” a short time ago and was recently accepted. He left Saturday evening by train from Fresno with other enlisted canines for San Carlos where they will undergo intensive training. “Husky” is the first Lemoore dog to join the “Dogs For Defense.” The Army is seeking dogs for use in messenger and sentry duty. A man and a sentry dog have been found equal to six regular guards.

80 Years Ago

The Lemoore Branch of the Kings County Library will be closed for one week beginning August 8 to August 15, for the purpose of moving into its new location. The library will be open for a week from August 15 to August 22 for the exchange and returning of borrowed books then will close again for one week to finish moving.

95 Years Ago

Work on the new bridge across the north fork of the Kings River on the Browndale unit is being delayed owing to a strike in San Francisco, which has retarded the delivery of a pile driver.

The trustees of the Lemoore High School district at a meeting held on Saturday night voted to purchase the Light tract which lies east of Lemoore Avenue for the new school building.

The regular street dance scheduled to be held Saturday night has been postponed until the following Saturday on account of the death of President Harding.

105 Years Ago

It is rumored that the Western Pacific will extend its line into the San Joaquin Valley to the Kern County oil fields. Definite plans will be given to the public by the President in a few days.

115 Years Ago

James Martella has let the contract to George Follett for the carpenter work on his new cheese factory to be built in the Dallas district.

The trustees of the Hanford school district are advertising for bids for the construction of a new school building.

Forty cents a dozen is the highest price offered for watermelons this week. Over-production and the cool weather is reported to have caused a slump in the market.

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