Items from the Past, July 5, 2012

75 YEARS AGO:

July 16-23 1937
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gunning are producing a new berry for this section this year at at their ranch at near the city reservoir. It is called Boysen Berry and is a cross between a loganberry and a raspberry. They got their plants from California where the berry is said to be a new favorite and this is their first year to produce sufficient to market. Those sold at the local stores have found ready resale. According to Mrs. Gunning, they make a wonderful jelly, but as they are rather tart, she has mixed hers with some raspberries before making jelly and finds it unnecessary to add any manufactured pectin. A crew of men recently completed pouring the cement for the foundation of an addition to the storage space at the Thorndike Packing shed on Thorndike’s ranch a few miles south of Oroville on Highway No. 10. There was already storage space for 40 cars of apples and the new addition will give them from for 80 cars, which is believed to be the largest independent grower apple storage in the state. Thorndike is now employing 35 thinners and expects to harvest around 50,000 boxes this fall. Rebuilt trucks, Ford, Chevrolet, $100 up. 1935 Ford chassis, $400; 1929 Ford truck, $100; 1931 Ford Truck, $200; 1931 Ford truck $300; 1935 Ford truck, $500; 1931 Chevrolet truck, $250, 1935 Chevrolet truck, rebuilt, $500; 1929 Chevrolet truck, $150; 1930 Chevrolet truck, $200 and 1934 Dodge Pickup, $300. Scott Motors. The Oroville Pharmacy recently installed a new and unique machine called he Double Kay Nut Shop. It is the first of its kind to be used in Oroville and keeps roasted nuts of all kind from all over the world in a most fresh and appetizing manner for distribution to their trade. On Monday afternoon, the cherry crop for fresh shipment was finished and shipped out Tuesday from the Oroville Warehouse Company. The packing of Moorpark apricots was in full sway. Some are going to Canada, some to Montana, while others are being shipped to different points. A meeting of the business men of Oroville and others interested is being called for Friday evening on the Civic League lawn for the purpose of talking fair. Dr. S. A. Porter, President of the fair association this year, urges that a good turnout be present if possible. The time is short and if there is to be a fair this year, it is necessary to get some whole hearted cooperation from the community.
50 YEARS AGO:
July 19 – 26, 1962
On Sunday, July 22, the 5th annual Little League Invitational Tournament will get underway at 1:30 p.m. at Ben Prince Field in Oroville. The first game will find Tonasket and Okanogan battling it out and at 3 p.m., Oroville will tangle with Bridgeport. Those expecting to see action for the Oroville team include: John Cox, Mike Lindhe, Steve Chamberlin, Mike Kammers, Lynn Dull, Mike Reese, Ron Howe, Nicky Rainsberry, Jerry Henderson, Mike Bourn, Rich Robinson and Jimmy Nelson. The annual 4-H camp at Lost Lake, was attended by the following members: Bobby Barnes, Susan Barnes and Evelyn Gratrix along with their leader, Mrs. Vic Barnes. Roller skating parties, sponsored by the Molson Grange, will be held every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Grange Hall. The first skating will be Thursday, July 19. On Thursday evening, July 12, The Loomis Town Team beat the Tonasket soft ball team at Tonasket by 1 point. On Sunday, the 15th, Loomis won again by a score of 9-7. Grocery Prices: T-Bone Steaks, $.89 lb.; Surefresh Apple pies, 4 for $1.00; Folgers Coffee, 2 lbs. $1.09; Biscuits, 3 pkgs. $.25.Tomatoes, 2 lb., $.29; Lettuce, $.10 per hd. Real Estate for sale: Just outside city limits, two bedrooms main floor, two upstairs, 2/3 basement, wood furnace, large kitchen and dining combined, dbl. garage, two furnished cabins rented at $60 per month, steady renters, pasture for a couple beef or horses. Priced to sell at $11,000. Financing available to the right party. (Easley Agency) Baseball has-beens of the past, will show their wares in a baseball game on the Oroville diamond on Friday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. The minimum age for competitors will be 35 years with the average age for both competing teams, approximately 45 years. Oroville Bakery ad: Hi-Gluten bread, no sugar added $.33 per loaf. Contains: unbleached HI-GLUTEN flour, pure wheat gluten, water, safflower oil, non-fat dry milk and salt. You Can Buy Happiness for only $.01 per KWH by installing a modern air conditioner, says the Okanogan County PUD, and we will help by paying you $100 to install a 200 amp electrical entrance to your home.
25 YEARS AGO:
July 9 – 16, 1987
Cory Keeton, the son of Bill and Nancy Keeton, will be traveling to Pueblo, Colorado to compete in the National High School Rodeo finals on July 27 to Aug. 2. Keeton was named Top Rookie Bullrider and Top Rookie Bareback Rider in high school action this year. A picture of two llamas carrying packs at the Chesaw 4th of July Rodeo says, No, it’s not a Peruvian Rodeo, but many claim it is the best little rodeo in the west. The rodeo unfolded on Saturday with a parade down the town’s main street and into the rodeo arena. The llama’s weren’t part of the rodeo stock and no one got bucked off of a wild llama, but they do show the diversity of the area and the loyal participation of the people who live in the Okanogan Highlands. On the 1st of July, Dale and Julie Warren, of Tonasket, took over as the now owners of the former Country Fare. The couple purchased the business and the building and will change the name to Villa Fare. A picnic is being planned for former Oroville residents who now live in other locations in Washington State. The Oroville Picnic will be held at Radar Lake, near Woodinville, Wash. Anyone wishing to attend may arrive at the lake anytime after 9 a.m. on July 26. A potluck dinner will be held at 2 p.m. and visitors are encouraged to bring whatever they would like to share. Beverages will be provided. Oroville Senior Citizens: On July 7, Emma Rodvelt and Bonnie Pierce met with Wesley Rogers and his committee to discuss and answer questions concerning the mini-bus service. Seniors are urged to make use of the mini-bus. It is available each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to take people to the center for the noon meals. Real Estate and Miscellaneous Ads: Country Lakefront home on 2.2 acres. Enjoy this recreational paradise! 4 bdrm , 2 bath, horse pasture and barn on Lake Osoyoos in Oroville. $140,000. Lambert cherries, U-pick, $.25 per lb. Wanted, someone to pick soft fruit in exchange for half the fruit. For sale by owner; 2.8 acres of lake view property, nicely landscaped with fruit trees. 3 bdrms, newly remodeled kitchen and bath, lovely cedar deck with hot tub. 1 mile north of Oroville, $62,500.

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