100 years ago

Sept. 25, 1919 — H.C.L. Hits Huckleberries

C.H. Irvin and family, Miss Fay Miller and Paul Irvine made a trip to the huckleberry patch on Mr. Jeff-

They made the round trip of fourteen miles from where it was necessary to leave the car on foot, little Miss Ruth making it with the rest.

As expected, they found no huckleberries, but met an Indian driving a “hack,” the back of which was filled with five gallon cans of the berries that had been picked on the other side of the summit, where he said they were very plentiful. With visions of a winter supply of berries, Mr. Irvin joyfully put his hand in his pocket, but withdrew it just as hastily when Mr. Indian demanded $2.25 a gallon for his berries.

75 years ago

Sept. 28, 1944 — Pvt. Charles Christy, Redmond Man Wounded in France, Featured in Story Appearing in Salt Lake City Paper

Mrs. Edna Christy, who lives near Redmond, knew that her son, Pvt. Charles Christy, 23, had been wounded in action in southern France August 16, as he had written her and had told her he was being sent back to the States.

But the first word she had of his recent whereabouts was through a clipping from a Salt Lake City newspaper sent to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rogers by their daughter Mrs. Merritt Boone. The clipping shows a large picture of Pvt. Christy and Lawrence T. O’Brien, technician fourth grade, comparing notes at Bushnell general hospital in Brigham City, 20 miles from Salt Lake.

Each was the first casualty from his battle area to arrive at Bushnell, Pvt. Christy from France and O’Brien from Guam.

Mrs. Christy had believed that her son had lost his entire leg, but through the news story she learned that it only his right foot which had been torn off by a German artillery shell.

In the letter received from her son, he told Mrs. Christy that he expects to come home for a time while recovering from his wound.

The picture in the Salt Lake paper shows Pvt. Christy holding a Red Cross nurse doll, sent to him by his fiancee.

50 years ago

Oct. 1, 1969 — Four-H offers new projects in many areas

During the past two years more and more 4-H projects have been developed in areas ranging from plant and natural sciences to marketing and business.

Paul McCormick, county extension agent in charge of coordinating 4-H activities, said that many of these new projects could be available in the Redmond area if there is enough interest and volunteer 4-H leaders available.

In the plant science area the extension service has materials available for a course, “Exploring the World of Plants and Soils.” This is the first of four units of a nationally-prepared 4-H field crops science project. It teaches 4-H members how plants grow and reproduce and how soils, water, sunlight and other factors affect plant growth. The project is designed for those at the sixth grade level.

Other projects being added during the past few years and available if there is enough interest among 4-H members and volunteer leaders include “The 4-H Outdoorsman,” “Small Engines,” and “Marketing.”

25 years ago

Oct. 5, 1994 — NoDoz at junior high brings suspensions

If it looks like a drug, acts like a drug and is intended as a drug, it will be treated as a drug at Obsidian Junior High.

Some students recently brought a bottle of NoDoz to school and distributed it with the intent it would be used as a stimulant.

Passing out the over-the-counter medication earned six seventh-and eighth-grade students a five-day suspension. The students were not cited for distributing the medication, since it is not an illegal drug.

Tim Comfort, assistant principal, said the students’ activities violated both the district and school policies on medication, drugs, alcohol, tobacco and look-a-likes.

The students’ goal was just one of the factors determining their consequence, Comfort said.

“We take into account what is brought and how it’s used as well as how it disrupts the educational process,” Comfort said.

The incident had a “major impact” on the education of the 15 students involved, Comfort said.

“They were out of class for two or three periods and there’s no doubt those suspended have had their learning disrupted,” he said.

Students who bring medication to school for personal use normally would not be suspended, Comfort emphasized. However, students are supposed to bring a note from their parents and check in with the office when they bring medication to school.

To avoid any confusion on what can and cannot be brought to school, Comfort urges students and parents to review the student handbook.

Anyone with questions can call the school at 923-4900 and speak to a student advisor, counselor, or administrator.