From Our Files (May 10, 2023)

May 10, 1973

More than 40 businesses are participating in “Ding-A-Ling Daze,” the biggest retail sales promotion sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

Businesses will stay open late, and merchants are encouraged to dress in “Ding-A-Ling” costumes. A town crier will drive around in the Ding-A-Lingmobile with a large clock and pass out merchandise certificates every time the clock dings.

Foster School will receive a $3,000 federal grant for the promotion of school libraries.

The school will be known as an “Open Door” project, in that it will be a demonstration school subject to visitation from other Oregon schools interested in observing an exemplary library program.

Media specialist Milodene Bolen applied for the award with a “Widen Your World” project promoting awareness of other, unique people. “Open Door” schools are funded through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title II.

George Thomas Pinder, 58, was killed when his car went off the northside road on Foster Lake, traveled 348 feet, rolling over several times, and came to a stop partially submerged in the lake.

A fisherman who saw the car in the lake a few hours after the incident called police. Pinder was thrown from the car and apparently killed instantly. He was found on the lake shore 33 feet from the wreckage.

May 13, 1998

The school district reinstated the sports program at the junior high after it voted to once again fund it.

Sports were cut from the budget in 1991-92, causing the Boys & Girls Club to fill in the gap with a junior high sports program.

About $35,000 was recommended to come from the district’s $150,000 contingency fund for sports, but there will also be a fee of $40 for participating students.

Joey Stewart was separated from a four-year growth of mane at Cutloose Hair and Nail Salon for a good cause.

Her 30 inches of hair will be used as material for wigs for youngsters with a hair loss condition known as alopecia areata. Stewart heard about the “Locks of Love” program on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Cascadia celebrated the 100th anniversary of the opening of its post office. George M. Geisendorfer opened the first post office in 1898 for guests staying at his hotel.

The story goes that he lived back east and headed west with his wife after he was told he wouldn’t live. They settled in a tent near the soda water springs and was cured after drinking soda water for three years.

He then built the hotel as a health center.

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