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Looking back...Nov. 26 issue


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70 Years ago

November 23, 1950

Kays Debates in Vermont Tournament

Darrel Kays, son of C.W Kays of Davenport, was a member of the George Washington University debate team which competed in the University of Vermont international tournament last week. Kays and his teammate defeated New York university, University of New Hampshire, Wesley university and Utica College of New York. Kays is majoring in foreign affairs at the university of Washington, D. C.

Crow, Conrad Wed Sunday in a Cheney Ceremony

Miss Ethel Laura Crow became the bride of William Ray Conrad at a ceremony held Sunday afternoon at the Federated church at Cheney, with Rev. Howard Lehn officiating.

50 Years ago

November 26, 1970

Rev. weighs in on giving thanks

We have once again arrived at the season called Thanksgiving. We have bought turkeys by the thousands and in countless homes this Thursday people will “Celebrate” Thanksgiving. Hopefully, most of the people will stop celebrating it long enough to offer it- THANKSGIVING that is.

Of course, a person must have someone to whom he can offer thanksgiving. It would be “too much” to say, “Thank you self”, or “I’ve been very good to me this year”. This is the season to recognize God and His bounty to us. In the fiftieth Psalm, God says to us that “The world is mine”. He is reminding us that that nice home, car, color TV, etc- all the possessions we are so proud of – belong to him. Just to think of this is to take some of the wind out of our sails. Anyone who doubts this has only to count the number of things he will take with him into eternity.

Psalm 50:14 says, “offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most high.” This was what the pilgrims had in mind on the first “Thanksgiving Day” in the Untied States. Even Webster tells us that thanksgiving is “a day set apart for giving thanks to God.” If we neglect to give thanks to God, then this day becomes just an excuse to fix a special dinner and get the day off from work. Throughout this day, let us keep in mind that this is not a day for “celebrating” but for Acknowledging God’s favor to us.

This Thanksgiving let us “Give Thanks to Whom Thanks is due”, Rev. Mike Jackson.

30 Years ago

November 22, 1990

Reardan Indians Earn King Bowl XIV Berth

The Reardan Indians will be playing at the state football state Championships at the Seattle Kingdome December 1st. Players include Chad Welbourn who gained yards for the Reardan time in a recent game against Dayton. He gained a total of 54 yards, equal to that of yardage by the entire Bulldog team.

10 Years ago

November 25, 2010

Moose Pays Davenport a Weekend Visit

Before the season’s first life-disrupting snowfall hit on Monday, the talk of Davenport centered on this moose that was spotted in neighborhoods along Maxwell and Adams streets before Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies helped the critter find its way out of the city limits. They got a picture of the visitor in a yard near fifth and Maxwell streets; the critter also enjoyed a romp on the Davenport’s football field, presumably admiring the construction of the new middle school nearby.


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