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This week in history for February 16, 2012

1901: M. Bernstein leaves Saturday for New York to purchase in a large stock of new goods while the contractors build the addition on for his mammoth new store.
1907: Town Council has proposed drawing up an ordinance calling for a bond election for funds to build a sewer system.
1912: M.A. Sanchez has been appointed interpreter for this session of district court.
1918: The Knights of Pythias will have a big patriotic meeting and spectacular entertainment at the Star Theater on George Washington’s birthday, for the benefit of the Red Cross.
1925: The Original Black Aces will play their “Peppy Jazz” and original songs at Maccabee Hall Feb. 24, the last night before Lent begins.
1931: About 60 Walsenburg people attended the dinner in the Apache school house for the benefit of drought victims, which netted about $50.
1938: Local merchants cooperating in the city wide Cash Day program which will make possible the payment of a “jackpot” of about $50 per week, today started giving out coupons to customers.
1944: Colorado Fuel and Iron Corp. purchased $16,000 in bonds in the 4th War Loan campaign, and employees at Tioga and Farr bought an additional $12,718.75 worth.
1950: Barbacovi Motor won the contract to furnish a new city police car at $400, based on the trade-in value of the present vehicle.
1955: New directors for the Spanish Peaks Fiesta Association are Floyd Murr, John Mall, Robert Kelley, Clyde Bowden, R.R. Gowdy, John Caine, George Rogers, Joe Kalmes and C.B. Blanton for three year terms, and Bill Thach for a two year term.
1964: Mayor Joel L. Chambers inaugurated regular hours in City Hall and they will be every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.
1970: The Senior Youth Group of the United Church will have its annual pancake supper in Community House Sunday from 5-7 p.m.
1976: Garcia Construction, Inc., of Pueblo was awarded a $70,000 contract for 1,700 feet of underground pipeline for the Holita Ditch running from Pioneer Street west in Walsenburg.
1982: The big spaghetti dinner at Gardner School, postponed by snow and cold two weeks ago, will be tomorrow, Feb. 19, with blue grass music furnished by Bob, Maxine and Wesley Sink.
1988: Porter Memorial Hospital of Denver will take over management of Huerfano County Hospital Sunday, Feb. 21, and Hospital Administrator Bill Watts will leave that day but plans to file suit over the termination of his contract.
1994: The Lady Panthers defeated Fowler 57-54 with Gabi Sandoval, Michele Eccher, Ginger Eccher and Charlcy Daher all scoring in the double digits.

La Veta
1900: La Veta seems to be the afflicted spot of the earth. We have passed through the scourgings of a smallpox epidemic, we have had the measles and the diphtheria, and now comes word of several scarlet fever cases.
1906: Ladies are requested to be very careful when turning corners and passing the openings to stores. Tobacco juice and saliva seem to be no respecters of persons and are apt to come flying through the air at a most inopportune moment. There have been some narrow escapes just lately.
1914: Town authorities have again started ringing the curfew bell which is a good move on their part.
1920: The old stairs at the back of the Masonic building are being torn away and a new covered stairway will be built.
1926: A free for all fight indulged in by about a dozen young men on Sunday evening seems to be the latest sensation.
1933: La Veta Light, Heat and Power Co. is applying for a new franchise from Town Board as the old one expires in April.
1939: If you are an average Coloradoan, you drank 10 gallons of beer during 1938.
1945: There will be a dance Saturday night, Feb. 17, in Kincaid Hall with music by Johnny Krist and His Three-Piece Band. Admission $1.00, extra ladies 25¢.
1951: The P.T.A. minstrel show last weekend featured singers Betty Moore, Mary Richert, John Goemmer, Oscar Smith, Joe Robino, Connie Ghiardi and Mildred Geiser.
1958: Lloyd Sneddon broke a basketball scoring record for La Veta High School Saturday night against Moffat when he came up with 31 field goals and connected on three free throws for a total of 65 points.
1965: Cindy Britton was judged best in form and style at the ski tournament last weekend at the Cuchara ski course.
1971: Sue Rohr, a senior at LVHS, was named 1971 Daughters of the American Revolution’s Good Citizen of the Year.
1977: Sophomores on the honor roll for the past six weeks are Bonnie Ryan and Terri Scarberry.
1982: LVHS wrestlers who will go to state competition are Floyd Archuleta, Rick Shutts, Mike Sanchez, Randy Watson, Bob Kennedy, Lee Meketi and Earl Kreutzer.
1989: A Denver district judge granted a request by two banks to put a receiver in place at the Grandote Golf and Country Club office in La Veta.
1995: Dick and Tammie Farrell of Houston are building a new home on the hill at the corner of Birch and Cuchara streets.

Trustee resigns position

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