Dolores 40 years ago

Taken from the Friday, April 26, 1974, pages of the Dolores Star

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce is seeking to encourage support for repairing the old river bridge which is believed to be vital to many persons in the area. Chamber President Marc Brincivalli said this week that he hopes to interest the town in seeking support for making the bridge usable again. It has been closed due to structural failure of some steel members. He pointed out that persons in the Lebanon and Lewis areas find it inconvenient to make the trip around to the new highway to enter Dolores. The route also provided a route for stock drives and also for gravel trucks of the county's and Nielsons Inc. without detouring to the new bridge. A letter by the Chamber has convinced the county commissioners to take a good look at the situation before making any definite decisions.

Several teachers appeared at the regular meeting of the Dolores School District Re4A last Thursday night and asked for an extension of the date for returning teacher contracts which were supposed to be returned in 10 days. The contracts this year are new ones, replacing a simple statement on a ditto sheet and the teachers want their lawyer to look over the new form. An extension until May 6 was granted.

C.A. Withcer, Claim Specialist for State Farm Insurance Companies made a survey of the loss of the Pellet residence Tuesday.

Helen Fogel entertained with a bridge luncheon last Friday. Regular members of the Friday club present included Homa Cline, Greta Mcquaid, Lenore Lee, Rowena Porter, June Merritt and Margaret Nielson and one guest, Mary LaFrance. Prize winners for the afternoon of cards included Margaret, June and Mary.

A bit of history came from the garden of Doyle Ashby, who found a brass plate while digging in his garden at Lebanon near the site of the old Post Office there which some neighbors told him burned at one time. The heavy piece says U. S. Post Office and Corbin Cabinet Lock Co., New Britain, Conn. USA.

Art and Oscar Hamilton and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hicks took a trailer house to Denver over the weekend for Bernice Hamilton to live in while taking treatments on the Kidney Machine from Denver General. She will now be an outpatient and won't have to stay in the hospital but will have to remain in Denver.