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Morgan Valley Memories for the Week of Dec 3

Article Date: 
3 September, 2010 - 06:00

1930
Dedication services for the new Ward Chapel at Milton were held Sunday at 2 p.m.  President Heber J. Grant was a special guest.
The North Morgan School will present “Bits O’Blarney,” an operetta in two acts.
O. W. Rollins, T. E. Orton and R. R. Dorland were the successful candidates for election to the Morgan County School District Board of Education as of yesterday’s voting.
A voucher for $68,177.14 has been mailed to the Treasurer of Morgan County from the Union Pacific Railroad Company’s headquarters in Omaha covering taxes on the railroad’s property in Morgan County for the year 1930.
1935
Miss Eva Rose, who is attending classes at the University of Utah spent holidays at home.
Mrs. Jim Francis and baby daughter are visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Parkinson.
W. E. Criddle of Morgan, Utah, was holder of two prizes in the International Livestock Exhibition’s grain and hay Show in Chicago.  Criddle won first prize for oats grown in region 6 and second place in barley show.
The following piano and violin students of Miss Ada Waldron appeared in a recital Sunday afternoon:  Dorothy Williams, Ruth Ulrich, Faye Donna Mecham, Richard Wright, Gamble Williams, Bonnie Jean Drake, Mrs. Rita Williams, Reba Kygar, Jean Graham, Mildred Tippetts, Della Robison, Gwenth Creager, Esther Randall, IvaLue Heiner, Pauline Rogers, Lula Jean Heiner, Arlene Geary, and Edna May Little.
County Agent, C. R. Richards spent several days in Logan this week.
HOT LUNCHES NOW FOR UTAH SCHOOL CHILDREN – Approximately 137,000 school children throughout the state of Utah will benefit from the addition of a hot dish to supplement their noonday lunch under a project sponsored by the W. P. A. which went into effect last Monday.
1940
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Butters were honored Friday evening with a surprise party in honor of their 57th wedding anniversary.
Delbert Bennett, who is attending Weber College in Ogden, spent the weekend here with his parents.
Miss Stella Florence is now staying in Ogden where she has received temporary employment.
Bruce Whittier, who is employed in Ogden, spent the weekend here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Whittier.
Allegro Singers, under the direction of Miss Ada Waldron, will sing Sunday, December 8, in the Morgan tabernacle.
1945
Clyde Randall Richards, 52, Morgan County Agent, died Friday, November 30, 1945 in an Ogden hospital after a lingering illness.
Mr. and Mrs. David Robinson have gone to Bountiful to take care of their daughter Lulu’s children while she and her husband are visiting in California for a while.
Bob and Keith Porter, who have been home on furloughs, returned to their stations, Saturday.
1950
Red Cross Quota Set at $615 – Morgan J. Davies, chairman of Morgan chapter, the American Red Cross, announced this week that the quota for Morgan County to raise for 1951 is $615.
Property owners in the Porterville and Hardscrabble area are alarmed at the number of evergreen trees being cut for Christmas trees.  It seems that permission to cut one tree developed into a truck load being taken from one man’s property.
A WARNING! – Rat bail will be spread on the city dump for a week beginning December 4.  Citizens are advised to keep their pets, dogs and livestock away from these areas as the poison is deadly according to Paul Stuart, Mayor.
Large Crowd Attends Conference – “If you love the Lord, you must devote all your time to Him,” was the admonition of Elder Mark E. Petersen of the Council of the Twelve at the Morgan quarterly stake conference over which he presided Saturday and Sunday.  He urged that more missionaries be sent into the field to preach the gospel.  
Verl Poll of Mountain Green was elected a member of the board of directors of the American Dairy Association of Utah.
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Johnston attended a birthday party Saturday in Porterville in honor of Parley Carter.
1985
Glen and Ada Thurston celebrated their 60th anniversary.
Richard and Susan Wiscombe are delighted to announce the birth of a baby boy born November 25 at McKay Dee Hospital.  He weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz. and has blonde hair.
Rodney and Valerie Haslam are happy to announce the birth of a baby boy.  He was born at the St. Benedict’s Hospital in Ogden November 20, 1985.
Theone Kippen Rollins, 87, of 126 W. Young, Morgan, died Wednesday, November 20, 1985 at her home of causes incident to age.
1990
Dispatch Services will cost Morgan County $20,000 for the 1991 year.  They will use Summit County  Dispatch.
Ethel Lois Wilkinson Renshaw, 82, died Tuesday, November 20, 1990.
Boy Scouts of American honored Orrin Astle for 50 years of service.
The Bennetts; Marta, Lynden and baby Jansen, were the cooks of the week.  Jansen, now 6 ft. 6 ins., is now serving an LDS mission.
1995
Lawrence Russell Porter, 81, died Friday, November 24, 1995 at his home in Porterville.
Local artist Lorraine Toone was thanked for painting the new floor on the basketball floor at the MHS gym.
2000
Ruby Fay Erickson, 83, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at her son’s home in Mountain Green.
Scott Andrew McComb, 50, died Monday, November 20,2000 from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
2005
Loydene Berg will debut her second CD, But if Not, at a Holiday open house at Val’s Flowers December 17.
A semi trailer, heading west bound on I-84 crashed his truck Wednesday morning, near 10:00 a.m.  The truck, carrying frozen foods, skidded in the wet weather and lost control.  The truck crossed the median, crossed the eastbound traffic and jack-knifed the rig into the Jersey barrier near mile marker 93.
Goldenwest Credit Union opened a new branch office in Morgan on Tuesday.