News From Our Schools- Mineral County School
District welcomed two new members to our leadership team. Stephanie Kuehey and Melissa
Cardenas joined us in the capacity of assistants to the school administration
at Hawthorne Elementary School and Hawthorne Junior High respectively. Both
ladies had recently completed their master’s program and had applied for their
Nevada Administrative Licenses. With the movement of Walt Hackford to lead
efforts at Mineral County High School, Kuehey and Cardenasare gaining
on-the-job experience as school administrators.
Family Literacy Night at Elementary School-
Family Literacy Night was the place to be this week, ten years ago. If you were
looking for fun activities and crafts, this event provided that and an
enjoyable and educational experience.
20 Years Ago:
County to Retrieve Hawthorne Sign Funds From
Credit Union- Before the “Hawthorne” sign was relocated to Lady Bird Park, a
fund drive was started to raise funds to pay the county back for the sign.
There were a number of donations made by organizations and individuals at that
30 Years Ago:
Swanson Successful Bidder for Purchase of BLM
Land- Donald Swanson of Hawthorne was the successful bidder for the purchase of
8.21 acres of land located immediately east of Hawthorne town limits on the
north side of highway 95. Swanson bid $95,270 for the property when it was
offered for sale Thursday at an auction held in Carson City Office of Bureau of
Land Management. The property previously had been offered to Mineral County at
an appraised fair market value of $75,200 but the county declined the offer,
stating it would be better to have BLM offer the land for sale and if purchased
by a private party, the property would be placed on the tax roll.
Computers for Students- The first month of the
“Apples for students” contest went very well. Over $170,000 in receipts has
been collected and they have ordered their first computer. All schools in the
district have finished their contest. The winning rooms had an ice cream
social. The schools have posted signs and posters about the drive around the
community. They have also placed boxes in the businesses around town in which
you could drop your receipts.
40 Years Ago:
Stamp Facts and Fancies- In the biggest deal
ever for a negotiated philatelic sale, 3,500 rare stamps and letters were
bought recently by a London-based multinational stamp dealer from an American
for ten million dollars plus. An estimated 22 million Americans collect stamps
for fun and profit. National and international stamp shows, as well as local
shows, are sponsored by the American Stamp Dealers Association, Inc. and
organization dedicated to high professional standards among its membership.
Rabies Shots Compulsory- Rabies can affect all
warm blooded animals including man. It is caused by a virus which attacks the
nervous system and it is present in and spread through the saliva of infected
animals usually by a bite wound. Rabies is 100 percent fatal once symptoms
appear in any animal, including man. Most dogs are exposed to the disease by
bites from wild animals. Nevada law requires that your animal receive rabies
vaccinations every two years.
50 Years Ago:
Historical Markers Registry System Being
Established- Nevada state legislation enacted in 1967 created authority for the
Nevada State Park System to establish a State Historical Marker Registry
System. The registry and marker program is conducted statewide. Sites are
qualified on the basis of historical significance and contribution to the
social, economic, cultural, military, political or religious development of
Nevada. For historic sites of local or regional scope, a Local historic Points
of Registration Program has been established. All sites designated in this
category will be eligible to receive a numbered registration seal.
H&R Block was processing tax returns for $5.
60 Years Ago:
Wanted: Young farmer want to meet marriageable
girl with tractor. Please send picture of tractor.
State Museum Given Contribution from Fleischmann
Fund- Announcements were made by Judge Clark Guild, chairman of the board of
trustees of the Nevada State Museum, of a contribution of $38,000 from the Max
C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada to carry on the natural history of
archaeology programs of the museum. This is in addition to the sum of $17,329
contributed last November for installing an elevator in the new Judge Clark J.
70 Years Ago:
Northern Buys Mayes- Mayes Fast Freight passed into the hands of the Northern Transportation this week after 28 years of continuous service to this area. The Northern Transportation now operates freight lines from Los Angeles to Salt Lake and from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Tonopah and Hawthorne to Reno. The purchase of Mayes Fast Freight now completes the link in through service from Los Angeles to Reno. It means that this area will have fast service to Los Angeles and Salt Lake. One hundred pieces of equipment are operated by Northern Transportation.
The Hawthorne Mercantile had Cudahy’s First Quality Sliced Bacon for $0.49/pound. They also offered delivery services.
80 Years Ago:
Governor Carville is Hawthorne Visitor- Governor E.P. Carville made his first visit to Hawthorne this year on Saturday past when he stopped here several hours en route to Tonopah to attend an inner-city meeting of Elks lodges in that town. While here the governor discussed affairs of the state in general. Governor Carville was accompanied by Ned Turner of the Public Service Commission at Carson City who was initiated as a member of the Las Vegas lodge of Elks at the inner-city meeting in Tonopah.
Interior of Gym Improved- Greatly adding to the convenience and comfort of students and patrons alike, the interior of the Mineral County High School gymnasium has been completely finished with a combination installation of composition wall and ceiling and ply board.
90 Years Ago:
Picture of Sea Serpent Taken- For several years, O.H. “Doc” Bott of the Golden Key Drug Store has attempted to a catch a snapshot of Mr. Groundhog and while each time he has failed, this year he was more than rewarded for his services. A perfect “catch” of Walker Lake’s famous sea serpent. Bott has not yet been able to figure out how just how he kept out of view of the monster although he said every precaution was used not to disturb it. Immediately after taking the photo, Bott returned to town, secured his rifle and with his son went back to the coral cave where the serpent was seen but unfortunately he had retreated from sight. The view of the serpent as reproduced in the picture shows that it is large enough to cause the great disturbances on the lake that many old-timers claim they have witnessed on moonlight nights.
Sophomores Held Party- The members of the sophomore class of Mineral County High School proved themselves excellent entertainers when they were hosts at an informal party given for the entire student body. Dancing and games were enjoyed until a late hour following which, super was served.