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— 10 YEARS AGO —

• Camp County commissioners approved an action transferring $42,770.67 from the Tobacco Settlement

• Fund to Broach Park Recreation Complex for health related issues.

• Pittsburg students Rachel Green, D’Maya Hashaway and Karen Smith-Davis participated in the Hershey’s Track and Field Games in Longview and brought home a number of medals.

• Pittsburg girls named to the All District girls’ softball team are, from left, Sarah Shurbet, Capria Howell, Kristen Walker, Shelby Parker, Sophia Lee, and Cheyenne McElhaney. Charnequa Frazier was also named to the team.

— 20 YEARS AGO —

• Commissioners’ court sets 35-mile-per hour speed limit on county roads.

• Shaka Hawkins is selected as Outstanding Musician at the band’s spring concert. Rachel Phillips is named Best Bandsman.

— 30 YEARS AGO —

• Rodney Bass employed as vice president at Pittsburg National Bank.

• James Curlin dies after being hit by a car as he walked down Farm-to-Market Road 993.

• Rotary Club members sponsor appreciation dinner for Mayor D.H. Abernathy. Proceeds go to restoration

• of 1924 La France Fire truck.

— 40 YEARS AGO —

• Lone Star Steel holds summer clinics.

• Yank Howell receives the Princedale Golf Club Championship trophy.

• Steve Spearman is runner-up.

— 50 YEARS AGO —

• Senator Robert Kennedy is shot in a Los Angeles hotel.

• Pirate baseball team loses 2-3 in five-game Bi-District series.

• Gaynor Rountree installed as president of Pittsburg Jaycees.

— 60 YEARS AGO —

• Record size graduating class of 78 receive diplomas at high school with Duane King as class president.

• Entertainment for big sports show is progressing.

• Lone Star Steel resuming near full production status.

• Firemen buy rescue boat.

— 70 YEARS AGO —

• The Rev. M.S. Jordan, pastor of the Methodist church in Pittsburg for 61/2 years, is assigned to the church

• at Baytown. The Rev. Charles Lam is his successor.

— 80 YEARS AGO —

• E.R. Greer is chosen secretary of the chamber of commerce.

• The junior chamber of commerce begins a campaign against mosquitoes.

• Dave Abernathy receives his degree in engineering at Norman, Okla.

• A dinner is given at the Clayton Hotel honoring W.R. Morgan, who is being transferred to Mount Pleasant.

— 105 YEARS AGO —

• Pierce Boyd is chosen secretary of chamber of commerce.

• There are 1,597 mules in Camp County.

• Sadie Rafferty and Mrs. Louis Durst of Tyler provide entertainment at the opera house.

— 110 YEARS AGO —

• Mrs. Z. Lamar’s School in the Leesburg community has 125 pupils.

• Tom Dabenport is a candidate for representative.

The Pittsburg Gazette

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