The Independent has been covering the many varied communities of Star Valley for over 110 years. Do you remember what was happening in the valley during this week during any point in your life?
The jury is still out on a federal proposal to create a bird refuge around Cokeville. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal called for acquisition of 50,000 acres in a 25 mile long, five mile wide corridor from Border to Sage Junction. Cokeville is in the middle of the area.
Ad: At Hiway Market, $5.00 off economy size Tide, while it lasts, $16.55; 10 lb. Western Family sugar, $2.99; evaporated milk, two 12 oz. cans, 89c; 8 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese, 99c; 30c off 100 oz. Clorox 2, $3.69.
Ad: At A&N Success Market, avocados, 2 for 19c; apples, 3 lb. bag, 49c; bacon, 2 lbs., 98c; mandarin oranges, 5 cans, $1.
Ad: Dance, Saturday, Jan. 26, at Dad’s Dance Hall, in Thayne, Wyo., music by the Nomads; admission, gents $1, ladies, free.
Attention: Motor vehicle and house trailer owners, 1963 license plates must be on your vehicle by Friday, Feb. 1, 1963.
Ad: At the Valleon, President’s Birthday Ball, Saturday, January 29th. Admission 10c and 50c. A dance everyone will enjoy.
Death came Monday to James M. Brower, one of the prominent leaders of Star Valley, located along the Idaho-Wyoming boundary line. Mr. Brower died at the home of his brother-in-law P. R. Geisler, at Lorenzo, Idaho, where he had been visiting since Wednesday, following a stroke, suffered early Sunday morning. He was nearly 66 years old.
Mr. Kenneth Olsen and Miss Carol Call were married in Salt Lake City Tuesday Jan. 25. After they were married they went to Ephraim, Utah, and visited Ken’s mother for a day. Carol is the charming daughter of Editor and Mrs. R.B. Call, while Ken has been working on the forest and as supervisor of the CCC camp for several years. Both these young people have a host of friends who extend their heartiest congratulations. They will make their home in Afton.
The most important event of the weeks as to entertainments was the contest which took place in Call’s hall on Wednesday evening between the basketball teams, Afton vs. Star Valley High School. Considerable bragging had been indulged in as to the “heap of scalps” that would be dangling from the belt of the Afton Braves after the contest, but their names are “Mutt” and “Dennis” and they have gone the way of late defeated political candidates, up “Salt River.”
Does Money Bring Comfort?–The great aim of the mass of mankind is to get enough money ahead to make him “comfortable” and yet a moment’s reflection will convince us that money will never purchase comfort, only the means of it.