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From Our Files – The New Era 25/50 Years Ago – August 14, 2019

 

August 14, 2019



Aug. 14, 1969

A thousand balloons, each with a certificate inside good for free merchandise from area merchants, are scheduled for release over Sweet Home next week.

The “Bonus Balloon Bonanza” is a Chamber of Commerce Retail Trades Committee idea to attract area shoppers downtown for back-to-school shopping.

In conjunction with the project, the Sweet Home Police Association will hold a barbecue later that evening in Sankey Park. Organizers hope to make the barbecue an annual affair.

The long-awaited foundation of a 150,000 square-foot, $25,000 dry kiln is beginning to take shape at...



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