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California Mesa   

by Mrs. L. T. Deges

     Miss Virginia Alexander, who 
 has been visiting her parents, Mr.
 and Mrs. G. M. Alexander, and
 other relatives, left Thursday for 
 Seattle, Wash., were she has em-
 ployment. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander
 and son, Joe, took her as far as
 Grand Junction.

     T.C. Anderson left he fore part
 of the week on a business trip to

     Mrs. Clyde Whitener, intermedi-
 ate teacher at the Stone school, 
 left Wednesday for Poplar Bluff, 
 Mo., in response to a message that
 her sister is seriously ill.

    Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Sumner 
 and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Martin
 drove over Twenty-Five mesa
 Sunday on a pleasure trip.

     Members of the California Mesa
 W.C.T.U. ere entertained Thurs-
 day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
 M. W. Standish. The meeting was
 called to order by the president,
 Mrs. H. B. Turner. Miss Molly
 Patterson was in charge of the de-
 votions. Mrs. T.C. Anderson was
 program leader. Her topic was
 "Total Abstinence," and she pre-
 sented a number of interesting
 readings. Refreshments were serv-
 ed at the close of the afternoon. 
 The November meeting will be with
 Mrs. H. C. Warrick.

     Dinner guests last week at the
 home of Mr. and Mrs. Fermer Mc-
 Intire were Mr. and Mrs. Dan An-
 ders and children., Mr. and Mrs.
 Bud Anders and son, Johnnie, 
 and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dickerson
 and son, Dick. The dinner was 
 in honor of Dan Anders who is
 leaving soon for service.

     Nick Gray of Uravan spent sev-
 eral days of last week with his
 parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gray.

     Serving of hot lunches started at
 the Stone school the first Monday
 in October. The mothers of the
 district have canned over 800
 quarts of fruits and vegetables. 
 Mrs. Lucille Terrell will be in 
 charge of the cooking again this

     At the Fairview school the hot
 lunch project will start October 15.
 Miss Helen Sparr will be in charge
 of the cooking.

     Sunday visitors a the Russel
 Owens home were Mrs. Jack Fisher
 and George Fisher of Olathe, Mr.
 and Mrs. George Fuller and son,   
 Dwight Fisher and Mr. Fuller, Sr., 
 of Grand Junction.

     Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Turner have
 received the announcement of the
 arrival of a boy, born Oct. 6 to 
 their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. 
 Roy Turner, at Elkton, Md. This 
 is the first child and he has been
 named Howard Allen.

     Ed Whitener, who is in the navy,
 arrived home Friday for a visit 
 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
 Harry Whitener. He spent 18
 months overseas.

     Maurice Standish received a very
 painful injury to his right hand 
 last week when it was caught on
 a belt on a tractor. While the hand 
 was badly mashed, an X-ray showed 
 no bones broken.

     Rev. Prichard of the Methodist
 church of Olathe will have charge 
 of the preaching service at the
 schoolhouse Sunday afternoon at 
 3 o’clock. Everyone welcome.

     Mr. and Mrs. Bower Cox receiv-
 ed word Friday from Los Angeles 
 that their daughter, Janice, had  
 been operated upon for appendi-
 citis and was getting along very 

     Word has arrived from Palm 
 City, Calif., of the death of William
 Penrose, following a lingering ill-
 ness. The Penrose family lived 
 on the mesa, going to California 
 some 10 or 12 years ago.

The Montrose Press, Montrose, Colorado
Vol. 37 No. 87 - Page Three
October 16, 1944





 That for 15 years (4 as gov-
 ernor of New York and 12 as
 president) Roosevelt spent
 billions more than his ad-
 ministration has taken in?

 You would be in jail, the New
 Deal calls it progressive.

Montrose County Women's
 Republican Club

 The Montrose Press, Montrose, Colorado
Vol. 37 No. 87 - Page Three
October 16, 1944



For Masons and Their 
Thursday, Oct. 19. 19, 8:30 p.m.
Masonic Hall

 The Montrose Press, Montrose, Colorado
Vol. 37 No. 87 - Page Three
October 16, 1944



Tom Middleton 
Dies at Ranch
Home Thursday

   Thomas Middleton, one of the best-known pioneers in the Uncompahgre valley, died at his home east of Colona Thursday night.  He had been ill since last Tuesday.

   Funeral arrangements are in charge of Montrose Funeral Home and have not as yet been announced.

 The Montrose Press, Montrose, Colorado
Vol. 37 No. 79 - Page One
Friday October 6, 1944




Articles transcribed and submitted by Betty Baker.
  Colorado State Coordinator
  Assistant State Coordinator 
  Montrose County Coordinator


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