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Lewis Kagele (seated) 1967 Conservation Farmer of the Year, is shown with his family at their farm house west of Odessa. Mrs. Kagele is seated at right. The children, from left, are: Clark, Susan and Jack.

100 Years Ago

The Odessa Record

July 27, 1917

Guard against grain fires.

Representative E.L. Farnsworth has asked the Record to publish this week a few suggestions offered by State Insurance Commissioner H.O. Fishback as the best means for guarding against fires which might destroy either standing grain or that stacked or being threshed. At this time when the loss of a single bushel of grain may mean hunger for some one dependent upon the bushel for sustenance, it will be well for Odessa farmers to follow these instructions:

"A hay strip at least fifteen feet w...

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