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— 10 YEARS AGO —

• Guardian Angels’ softball tournament was renamed to the Verna Faye Neal Softball Tournament.

• The school board approved the purchase of portable buildings to alleviate the overcrowding before the

• start of the upcoming school year.

• Camp County commissioners approved a bid submitted by Freelance Construction Company to construct tennis courts, a handball court, and a basketball court at Broach Park Recreation Complex.

— 20 YEARS AGO —

• Carlenya Veasley is named 13- AAA All District Offensive Softball Player of the Year. Making the first team are Melissa Kethley, Susan Griffith, Ericka Castleberry, Tyeisha White, Nikki Hill, and Karen Riley.

• Dia Dodson will represent Camp County in the Miss Texas USA pageant.

• Clint Helpenstill signs a letter of intent to play baseball for Arkansas State.

— 30 YEARS AGO —

• Commissioners give initial OK on 911 emergency line.

• The Rev. Randy Smith appointed to pastor of First United Methodist Church.

• David Abernathy, representing the Pittsburg Fire Department and the Texas Forest Service, conducts training course in Mexico City and Denver.

• Dr. Larry Richardson, Dr. Beverly Robertson, Cecil McLeod, and George Ross return from medical mission in Belize.

— 40 YEARS AGO —

• Commissioners approve central dispatching on 24-hour basis.

• County Judge Earl Julian reports to commissioners that approval for a public boat ramp had been obtained

• at the south end of Highway 21 bridge over Lake Bob Sandlin.

• Camp County peaches on sale for $12 to $18 a bushel.

• Mike Stafford and Sperry Wilson awarded valuable University Interscholastic League scholarships.

— 50 YEARS AGO —

• Downtown parade to open home and sports show.

• Contract is let for city swimming pool.

• The Rev. Henry Smith begins revival at Newsome Baptist Church.

• Henry E. Strube receives farm home award.

— 70 YEARS AGO —

• Mayor D.C. Rolston receives a letter from the state health officer complimenting the city on the fine condition of the sewage disposal plant.

• The city buys a fogging machine to kill mosquitoes and other insects.

— 80 YEARS AGO —

• The city starts to rid Pittsburg of mosquitoes.

• Louie B. Hess leaves on a fishing trip to Canada.

— 100 YEARS AGO —

• An automobile association is organized with 35 members.

• R.C. Campbell is elected as superintendent of the public schools.

• J.W. Hill is stricken with paralysis.

— 110 YEARS AGO —

• Approximately 62 cars of Irish potatoes are shipped from Pittsburg.

• The postmaster’s salary is raised from $1,700 to $1,800.

• L.B. Broach is bitten by a snake.

The Pittsburg Gazette

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Pittsburg, TX 75686

Phone: 903-856-6629