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From Our Files (April 19, 2023)


April 19, 2023

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April 18, 1973: This was not a sales promotion for Wally's Used Cars on Main Street. This car actually climbed the telephone pole guy cable backwards at about 3:20 a.m. the previous Wednesday. The vehicle, operated by Steven Craig Hearon, 19, of Rt. 1, 3298, was eastbound on Main Street when it spun out of control near 15th Avenue, hit the curb and slid backwards up the cable. The vehicle suffered only minor damage and was driven away. Hearon was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control. P.S. This photo actually won a journalism for The New Era staff that year.

April 19, 1973

The Sweet Home Sailorettes Baton Twirling Class took home three first place awards in the second annual Baton Contest at Albany Memorial Junior High.

The group of 11 young girls took first place in the Parade Corp. Carol DeBord and Lori DeBord both won first place awards in their age groups, and Kelly Stafford and Lisa Danielson got third place in a duet.

Felix Wilkerson, who has been on the coaching staff at Sweet Home High School for the past four years, was promoted to head basketball coach. He replaces Harold Miner, who resigned after the basketball season ended.


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