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Subject: [OREGON] MCR 11/11/1971
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 19:08:23 -0700
Modoc County Record – November 11, 1971
THE BIG VALLEY NEWS
By Velma McCrary
MYRTLE EAYRS PASSES AT 72
Funeral services for Myrtle L. Eayrs, 72, of Susanville, were held Thursday at the Chapel of Memorials. Interment was in the Lassen Cemetery.
She was born June 16, 1889 in Bieber and lived there for many years before moving to Susanville. She had resided in Lassen County all her life.
Mrs. Eayrs was a member of Social Rebekah Lodge and had recently received a 50 year membership award.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ruby Vernon of Bieber, a step-son, Alvin Eayrs, of Paskenta, daughter-in-law Elizabeth Hyatt of Susanville, and two grandsons.
EAYRS MYRTLE I 06/16/1899 F CALIFORNIA LASSEN 11/02/1971 557-30-6582 72 yrs
Forrest and Dorothy Primorac attended 20 20th District VFW meeting at Redding Sunday. They were Saturday overnight guests of their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Bartell and family of Palo Cedro.
Miss Debbie Brown of Redding, Calif, was a weekend guest of her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smelcer.
Jerry Southard returned recently from a week spent visiting with relatives in San Diego and San Francisco areas.
FOUR H ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
Providence 4-H had their election of officers meeting Monday, October 4. The meeting was held at Starla Myers home, Starla gave a demonstration on sewing at the end of the meeting and refreshments of popcorn and punch were served. The results of the election were: President – Mark Bath, Vice-President Jerry Bath, Secretary – Doug Weigand, Treasurer – Scott Wegand, Reporters – Diane Downey and Peter Downey, Game chairman – Dave Hunt, and Sergeant of Arms – Janet Bath. Last year we only had one reporter and no sergeant of arms.
By Diane Downey, Reporter.
NEWLYWEDS TO BE HONORED
The recently wed Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hutchison will be honored at a reception to be held Saturday evening, November 13, 7 p.m., at the Ladies Club Hall in Adin. Friends are cordially invited to attend.
Greeting friends in Adin last Monday were former residents, Mrs. Mamie Caldwell and her daughter, Mrs. Georgia Hollenbeck, both of Carlotta. Mrs. Caldwell is the former Mamie Hill. The two ladies were enroute to Cedarville to visit with Mrs. Caldwell’s cousin, Mrs. Irene Grove.
GARY KRESGE CRITICALLY ILL
Gary Kresge is still listed in serious condition and is receiving care in the Intensive Care Unit of Mercy Hospital in Redding. He is under care for a head injury which is believed to be the result of an accident early Sunday morning, October 31, at which time his Jeep pickup left the highway north of Adin. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Kresge are staying in Redding to be near him. They are guest of Mr. and Mrs. Theo Bassett.
FATHER OF DON COLVIN DIES
Mr. and Mrs. Don Colvin left last Wednesday for Vacaville after received work of the death of his father, Herber Colvin. He died Tuesday, November 2, and was 67 years old. Funeral services were conducted Friday at Vacaville.
COLVIN HERBERT W 04/16/1904 M KENTUCKY SOLANO 11/02/1971 404-05-6813 67 yrs
NEWS ON CARPENTER BROTHERS
Davie Carpenter, US Army, arrived home October 21 from Vietnam where he had been stationed for the past 14 moths and his brother, Cliff Carpenter, US Air Force left November 3rd from Travis Air Force Base for duty in Vietnam. The boys are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carpenter of Bieber.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Underwood returned Tuesday from southern Oregon where they spent several days sigh seeing and visiting relatives.
Saturday and Sunday guests of Ora Banister were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Banister and their daughter, Mrs. Norma Jean Carlos and three children, Lori, Lana and Bobby all of Paisley, Oregon.
Spending Friday to Sunday in the Reno, Carson City area were Andy and Dee Anderson. They were joined there over the weekend by friends, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bergen of Modesto, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rizzo of Hayward.
SPARK TOUCHES OFF DECK FIRE AT ADIN MILL
(Picture – FIREMEN battle flames on a log deck at the Adin mill Tuesday.)
Sparks from a tepee type burner were fanned by high winds and are believed to be the cause of a log deck fire at the Edgerton Lumber Mill in Alturas Tuesday afternoon.
The 30,000 foot deck of white fir was located just east of the mill.
A link-belt loader, removing the burning logs from the deck added to the havoc when it topped over because of a locked wheel brake…and topped against a truck of the Adin Fire Department.
Wayne Pace, who was operating the shovel, escaped uninjured. The truck was only moderately damaged but was only inches away from being shoved into the mill pond. The boom of the loader, however, did end up in the cold water.
A D-8 cat was used to push the flaming logs into the pond and a mil spokesman Alan Loveness, estimated the total damage would be minimal because "…only the bar on most of the logs is all that was burned."
Fire fighting units from the four Big Valley fire departments, CDF crews from Alturas and Adin, Forest Service and local lumber crews battled the blasé for more than two hours. The flames were first noted by Loretta Bowen, a school bus driver, about 1:30.
B.V. GRANDMOTHERS MEET
The Big Valley Grandmothers Club No. 96 held their November meeting at the Bieber home of Mrs. Helen Staub, who was assisted with hosted duties by Mrs. Foster. Fourteen members and four guests, Mrs. Blanche Snider, Mrs. Leda Geyer, Mrs. Louella Thompson and Ms. Grace Anderson, attended. Following the business meeting the group played Canasta. The pot-luck Christmas party will be held December 14th, at the Round Valley home of Mrs. Audrey Monge. Those attending the part will exchange gifts.
Mr. and Ms. Chet Wolter returned home Friday from the Red River area near Elk City, Idaho. They brought back two Elk, and Helen is proud of the 6 lb. Steelhead she caught out of the Salmon River.
TO SANTA BARBARA
Mr. and Mrs. Ivyl Bennett left Friday morning for Santa Barbara to spend a week with their son, Leon and Becky Bennett and to get acquainted with their first grandchild, Brian Christopher.
BENNETT BRIAN C 10/13/1971 M WASTE SANTA BARBARA
VISIT IN TENNESSEE
Monroe Shaw of Lookout, accompanied his daughter, Mrs. Jane Schwelzer and grand daughter, Brigitte left October 29 for Gallatin, Tennessee to attend a Shaw family reunion which will be attended by 50 to 60 cousins of Mr. Shaw’s.
They will be guests of Miss Lottie Shaw during their visit.
Mrs. Dorothy Hutchison was guest of honor at a birthday dinner held at Cal-Pines Lodge on Saturday evening. Attending were Mrs. Hutchison, her husband, Mike, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hutchison and Mrs. and Mrs. Walt Leonard. Following dinner a birthday cake was served with the accompaniment of the Happy Birthday Song.
SERVICES FOR MILLARD PARKS
Military graveside services were held for Millard Parks of Nubieber, on Wednesday afternoon, November 10th, at the Hillside Cemetery in Nubieber. He died Monday, at a Quincy hospital. Obituary to follow.
PARKS MILLARD A 12/18/1907 M WASHINGTON PLUMAS 11/08/1971 701-01-0648 63 yrs
MR. AND MRS. FLOYD HARVEY of Sacramento visited in Adin last Sunday at the home of Mrs. Mae Masotti. They were enroute to Tulelake to spend several days with their daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. Marion Thompson and family. Floyd returned to Adin Wednesday where he did some repair work on the Post Office building.
Spending the weekend with the Jim McCrary’s were their daughter and grand-daughter, Gail and Rene Wellman of Chico. They accompanied Mickey McCrary to Adin. He has been detailed to the Stoneyford Ranger district, USFS, for several weeks. His wife, JoAnn, returned to Chico with the Wellmans for a weeks visit.
Billie C. & Anita 'Jean' Reynolds
Family Researcher of "The Last Frontier"
Modoc County, California