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Last updated 9/14/2017 at 1:53pm

--Archival photo.

Watermelon anyone? If you didn't get a watermelon during the Fall Festival, it wasn't because the sponsoring Boy Scouts weren't trying to sell them. A few aggressive 'melon merchants' were Tom Preston, Rex Latimer, Roy Hemmerling, Michael Schafer and Mike Wenzel. 'Dad' Wenzel is peekin' around back.

100 Years Ago

The Odessa Record

September 14, 1917

Miss Bessie Schibel hit by auto.

Miss Bessie Schibel, daughter of John Schibel, a prominent farmer residing southwest of Odessa, was the victim of an auto accident which nearly cost her her life on the main street of Odessa Saturday afternoon when she was struck by a car driven by Allen Motycka at the intersection of Fourth street and First Avenue. Miss Schibel had started across the street from the Michaelsen & Koth store, when Motycka, who was intoxicated drove down the street with his car and struck her...

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