100 Years Ago, September 6, 1918
Glorious Good Rain Over Olney County
The only real rain this section has had in twelve long months fell Monday night and Tuesday night, when a total precipitation of about three inches covered most all of this section of Texas. Reports in the daily papers from practically all of the drought-stricken territory tell of excellent rains.
75 years ago: September 3, 1943
Recent Donations Swell Local Polio Finances to $88.24
Recent contributions have swelled the local fund to combat poliomyelitis to $68.46 according to W.L. Caffey, Chamber of Commerce manager. The funds will be kept in Olney until the directors of the Lions Club, who sponsored the drive, receive replies to the letters of inquir, regarding the expenditure of such funds.
50 Years Ago, September 5, 1968
Olney Soldier Wounded in Vietnam Fight
Word was received here Tuesday that Lt. James R. Adams, nephew of Miss Virginia Moore, had been wounded while serving in Vietnam.
The telegram Miss Moore received stated, “Adams was slightly wounded in Vietnam on August 25, 1968 as a result of hostile action. He received a gunshot wound to the right leg while on combat operation when hit by hostile small arms fire.”
The telegram concluded that since he (Adams) is not seriously wounded, no further reports will be furnished.
25 Years Ago, September 9, 1993
Retired Teachers Hear New Program
Members of Olney Retired Teachers met Tuesday in the Olney Community Library for a program presented by Gerald Butler and members of the staff of Olney Elementary. They talked about the Partnership in Education program updating members on what is happening in Olney schools today. Others on the program included Ann Clarkson, Glenna Applewhite, Mickie Bullock, Judy Scott, and Mondie Bullock.
“This is the district’s way of showing our senior citizens how much we appreciate their support over the years,” stated Dr. Charles Thompson, superintendent, “and we want to encourage their continued participation in school events.”