Editor’s Note: From the Dec. 27 editions of the American Press for 1988, 1963 and 1938.
25 years ago
Officers for 1989 have been elected by the Lake City Cyclists.
They are Ray Sullivan, president; Ken Chapman, vice president; Don Duhon, secretary; Pete Tucker, treasurer, and Sherri Prather, member-at-large.
Lake City Cyclists is a club engaged in the support recreational cycling, racing and bicycle touring.
Two high school basketball tournaments involving area teams open play today — the Midland Holiday Spectacular and the St. Thomas More-Sunkist Shootout.
St. Louis and Sulphur are competing in the Shootout in Lafayette, where three Street & Smith’s All-Americans are scheduled to play.
Cecilia 6-8 forward Carroll Boudreaux, 6-6 Ferriday center Shawn Griggs and 6-4 De LaSalle guard Myron Hawkins head an impressive list of athletes in the tournament, which runs through Friday.
St. Louis plays Cecilia, state runner-up to Ferriday in Class AAA last season, at 8:30 p.m. in tonight’s first round. Sulphur draws Incarnate Word at 11:30 a.m.
50 years ago
The Lake Charles District Nurses’ association held its annual meeting recently at Lake Charles Memorial hospital.
New officers elected for 1964-’65 were Miss Barbara Read, R.N., president; Miss Juanita Faircloth, R.N., vice president; Mrs. Billy Gardner, R.N., secretary; Mrs. Curtis Handley, R.N. treasurer; Mrs. Ernest M. Jones, R.N., and Mrs. Arthur J. Theriot, R.N., board members.
Following the business meeting, a party program was held which included a Christmas movie, a gift exchange, and refreshments.
ELTON — The annual Christmas party and luncheon of the Elton Home Demonstration club was held in the home of Mrs. J.H. Sabatier.
The reception rooms were trimmed with artistic creations of yule greenery, floral arrangements, and other decorations.
The observance of the Christmas season and the club’s designation of December as Music Appreciation Month, Mrs. J.M. Sonnier, Mrs. Leo Fruge, Mrs. Winnie Young, Mrs. Luke Seymour and Mrs. Wilton LeBlanc sang “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”
A Christmas word game provided added enjoyment to the party, with prizes, given by Miss Doris Shell, going to Mrs. LeBlanc and Mrs. Sonnier.
75 years ago
Lake Arthur news
LAKE ARTHUR — Mr. and Mrs. Joe Butterworth and son of Baton Rouge, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Miller and daughter of Lafayette, and Miss Melba Lou Miller of Winnfield are spending the holidays with Mrs. V.A. Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Paytash of New Orleans, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Lang and son of Atlanta, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. Harlin and children of Beaumont, Texas, are spending the holiday season with Mrs. Charles Biette and family.
Mrs. Nellie Bailey and Miss Cecile Bailey spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Charles LeBleu in Sweet Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. Blair Buchanan and Mr. and Mrs. Murray Buchanan of New Orleans are holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Buchanan.
JENNINGS — Among the many family gatherings enjoying Christmas dinner together was at the Elmer Conner home. Guests included John Conner of Baton Rouge; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dupuis of Lafayette, Lieutenant Castex Conner of Randolph Field, San Antonio, Texas; Frances Conner of Plaquemine; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Carlin and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Conner and son, Pierre, of Lafayette; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Conner of Welsh; George and Elmer Conner and Miss Agnes Lawless of Jennings.
Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Hudson of Ruston were holiday guests of Mr. Hudson’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Hudson.
A. Luria returned to spend Christmas with his family, after a six weeks’ stay in New York City.
Mr. and Mrs. Azenor Buller and children, Beverly and Janice, returned this evening from New Orleans where they went to accompany Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Buller to their home and spend a time in the Crescent city.
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