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Out of the Past: Soroptimists plan charter ceremony

Published on December 6, 2017 9:43AM

Chieftain file photoYoung Bruce Housington receives an “All Around Cowboy” trophy from Irv Nuss in this undated photo from the Chieftain archives.

Chieftain file photoYoung Bruce Housington receives an “All Around Cowboy” trophy from Irv Nuss in this undated photo from the Chieftain archives.

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100 YEARS AGO

Dec. 5, 1917

The publication of the Reporter [Chieftain] has been moved from Thursdays to Wednesdays.

Postmaster Weathers has been informed that Enterprise will receive mail delivery as soon as Enterprise residents have complied with the necessary requirements. Houses and streets must be numbered and continuous sidewalks built.

An audience filled the studio of Professor W. A. Henry last Friday evening and listened to a recital of musical selections. The orchestra portions of the program were a special treat for the Enterprise public.

70 YEARS AGO

Dec. 4, 1947

Al Noregaard has purchased the Dr. Gregory farm three miles southeast of Wallowa on the Wallowa River. The ranch is known as the old Gid Masterson place. It contains over 400 acres and is considered one of the best farms in the valley. J.R. Morton’s Diamond M. Hereford ranch lies directly across the road.

Mrs. Christine L. DeJean of Troy has been named one of the authors whose work won a place in “Important American Poets and Songwriters,” a volume of lyrics and poetry being published by Valiant House of New York City.

The La Grande Soroptimist club will present a charter to the newly organized Wallowa County Soroptimist club at a banquet in Enterprise Saturday evening. The organization’s objective is economic advancement for women.

50 YEARS AGO

Dec. 7, 1967

A full-scale search has been underway in the Promise area since Monday for Harold Noregaard, a resident of Baker and a brother of Al Noregaard. Harold’s car was found in a ditch on Monday, nearly a week after he was last seen.

A number of new books have arrived at the Enterprise Public Library. Among them are “Christy” by Catherine Marshall, “Leafy Rivers” by Jessamyn West, and “Where Eagles Dare” by Alistair MacLean, a new novel of international intrigue and high adventure by the author of “The Guns of Navarone.”

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wulff, of Flora, and their children, went to Portland last Wednesday to attend the cake-baking contest. Mrs. Wulff received second place.

25 YEARS AGO

Dec. 3, 1992

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing to release Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in several locations throughout the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and Wallowa Valley Ranger District early next year, according to a project announcement released by the Forest Service.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre will present “The Pied Piper” on Saturday, Dec. 5 with a cast of 50 Wallowa County children.

The Wallowa County Solid Waste Advisory Council is exploring options to develop a county-wide solid waste management plan by April 1993, which must meet the criteria established by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.



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