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Page 6 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 The Adams County Record The History Corner The Over-the-hill 00aang By Dale Fisk -- 253-4582 I guess you know you're getting old when you're the subject of the History Corner. Most of the kids in this picture will turn, or have already turned, 60 years old this year. For a few days in April of 1952 the Council Hospital had a little assembly line, of sorts, to produce little Baby Boomers. Larry Bowman was born on the 23rd, David Addington was born on the 25th, and I was born the next was being built. The 1st, under Mrs. Armacost, day, the 26th. I've put 2nd, and 3rd grade classes was in the basement those dates with each of were conducted in the at the south end of the us in the accompanying Legion Hall (Now Tater Legion Hall. (Mrs. picture. Tots Daycare), with "the Armacost taught When our first grade split grade" at City Hall several generations of class photo was taken in (now the museum). The first graders.) After an the fall of 1958, the old 4th, 5th and 6th grades extended Christmas brick school that stood were bused all the way vacation, we began about where Economy to the Mesa school (now classes on January 6, Roofing now sits, had gone). The 7th and 8th 1959 in a brand new just been condemned in grades were conducted in school. We could still December, and classes rooms in the high school smell the drying paint. were held all over town (now replaced). Our class hit the jackpot while a new grade school Our first grade class, on new schools. Eight years later, we were the first Freshman class to enter the new high school. Everything in the school--every desk, blackboard, chair, bookshelf, lab equipment.., everything- --was brand new. We graduated in 1970. I think it was in the 5th grade that a car wreck took the life of Jack Ryals (6th boy in the top row in the photo). It still makes me sad to think about it. He was my neighborhood friend at Fruitvale, and was very well-liked. Another car wreck ended Val Vale's life when we were in high school. Steve Thomas disappeared in Louisiana a few years ago and was never seen again. Debbie Lake died just recently. I don't know who else is turning 60 this April, except for a couple friends--Jeff Canfield (April 6) and Linda Barrett (April 20). My condolences to anyone I'm neglecting to mention. i The first grade class on the steps at the north end of the Legion Hall (SW comer of Moser & Main) in the fall of 1958. The teacher is Erma Armacost Back Row L-R:  ___, Kenny Whitlow, David Kent, Donny Whitlow, Jack Ryals, Perry Salters, Dale Fisk, __, __ Prendel, Larry Bowman. 3rd Row: John Jones, Jenna Muller (Edwards), Jerry Westfall, ___, Ronnie Salters, Deana Cameron, Bobby Dagget, Lillian Shelton, Scott Ham. 2nd Row: Dianna Shelton (Ivey), Steve Husted, Lin Galey, Steve Thomas, Joyce Edwards, Hale Buchard, Carol Petty, Barry Manning, Robbin Ham. Front Row: Glennis Hug, Becky__, Val Vale, ____, David Addington, Marilyn Hellyer, George Molenbrink, Debbie Lake, John Ritter, Sue Travis. Lydia Newman was the Elementary School Principal when our class was in the first few days. I was afraid of her. The old Council Hospital, the way it looked when Larry, Dave and I were born. The nursery was in the room where the nearest window is. The original part of the hospital (on the right) was converted from a home by Dr. Thurston in 1939. VRS AUTO GLASS VALLEY REPAIRS & SERVICES Windshield Repairs & Replacements "We will come to you" Most Comprehensive Insurance pays 100% of Chip Repair Brian & Cyndi Dunham Bauer .Indian Valley, Idaho (208) 256-4315 Friday Monday Cattle Sale Butcher Cattle Sale IO'00 AM IO:OO AM 2nd & 4th Saturday ' Pigs, sheep, and goats II:00 AM - 1 j" 1901 E. Chicago, Caldwell, Idaho "| [ 208-459-7475 Toll Free 1-800-788-44'29 K O O K O O K 0 o K 0 O N O o v \\;\ \\;\ \\;\ .cot ()l/\\;\ t+t+t[ i\\; ch )c ()111 Daisy and Leonard Smith in the 1960s. Leonard was the custodian at the grade school when our class was there. I think Daisy must have helped him. Rowland Auction Service 0000o00oor, ....... co , o (zoOs) 962-3284 Sales are Fridays at 12:30 PM. Dennis Rowland. Owner Ce 20983.7400 Blent Rowland - Pep. Cell: 208451-4415