This Week in Star Valley: November 18-23

This Week in Star Valley: November 18-23

The Star Valley Independent has been covering the varied communities of the area with a weekly edition since February of 1901. During that time there has been many changes and there have also been a few things that will never change.

Take a look back in time with this column which  delves back into the pages of the Independent during this calendar week of the year 25, 50 & 75 years ago.

Do you remember any of the events? Were you involved?  Please use the comment section below to tell us about it.

The featured picture is from this calendar week of the year five years ago in 2010 as the SVHS Drama Department produced “Bye, Bye, Birdie.”

In light of this week’s football state championship, be sure to read the final paragraph from 75 years ago when the team did not fare quite so well as they notched just a single win over Fielding High School in Paris, Idaho.

25-years ago: 

Parade entries for the second annual Parade of Lights are now being taken. The Christmas season event will feature llamas, horse teams pulling wagons filled with carolers, and other musical presentations from the valley’s choirs, in addition to creatively light decorated floats. The festivities will include the announcement of the winner for the “Name the city Park Contest” and fireworks.

Ad: Early Bird Christmas Sale 25% Off Everything in Store! Complete Line of Women’s & Junior’s Clothing & Accessories Sale Stars Thurs., Nov. 15-Nov. 24 Cathy’s of Montpelier

50-years ago: 

An Afton man, Stanley Loren Chambers, 43, a welder who came from Salt Lake City in mid-summer to work for Star Valley Lumber Co., became Wyoming’s 164th fatality for 1965, when he died of injuries Sunday morning following a one car accident at Grover.

A new bishopric was sustained Sunday, Nov. 14, for the Afton Third Ward during annual ward conference held in the afternoon. Released with a vote of thanks after nearly ten years of faithful service were Bp. Neal Kennington, his counselors, Lynn M. Nield, first counselor, and Murray M. Wilkes, second counselor, and Ward Clerk Lloyd Burton and Assistant Ward Clerks Ronald Beal and Ray Merrit. Sustained as the new bishopric, during sacrament meeting, were Noel N. Allred, bishop; Quinn B. Cazier, first counselor; L. D. Nield, second counslor; Ronald Beal, ward clerk; and Garland Kennington and Vernal Taylor, assistant ward clerks.

A five-cent increase in the price of 100-pounds of milk was authorized by the Wyoming Board of Agriculture meeting Monday at Casper.

75-years ago:

What Have You To Be Thankful For?–Each year in the United States, one day is set aside to rejoice and be thankful for the many blessings we receive. In a world of turmoil, the blessings of every American appear magnified many times when we stop to consider what our European, Asiatic, and African neighbors go through each day. If we cannot think of anything more to be thankful for, let’s be thankful we are Americans, and are envied by every country in the world– that we still have our much cherished freedom– and that we are not yet at war. These are blessings that people of two-thirds of the world today do not have. We are indeed fortunate. Let’s be Thankful.

“Handcart Trails,” a drama of early Mormon pioneers who crossed the plains to Salt Lake in handcart companies, was successfully presented at the auditorium Tuesday and Wednesday, and at Etna Thursday. A large audience was present each night in spite of the extremely cold weather.

King Re-elected Head of State Farm Bureau—Afton, Wyo.–H. G. King of Laramie Saturday was re-elected president of the Wyoming farm bureau federation at the organization’s 21st annual Convention.

By defeating Paris 26-6 last Friday, Star Valley was able to chalk up one victory for its football team before suits were checked in. It seems that the Cheesemakers just couldn’t get going this year, although they did put in some fine performances. They apparently had splendid material and a powerful team, but they just didn’t seem to get the “breaks”.

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This Week in Star Valley: November 18-23

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