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Pages of History: March 1969

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, March 1969.

A 14-month-old missing youngster was reported to the Sheriff’s Department when the “little” girl wandered away from her home on Lagoon Avenue.

Chuck Smith said the girl was Teci, weighed about 800 pounds and was clad only in a halter at the time she disappeared. She was later described as a brown and white heifer and eventually returned home after apparently becoming hungry and missing her own pasture

Crescent Elk undefeated

Scoring six points in the final 44 seconds, the Crescent Elk Cougars rallied for a 43-41 win over the scrappy Redwood Raiders in Thunen gymnasium. It was a heartbreaking loss for the hustling Redwood team that had used its defense to go with some timely shooting to take away the play from the favored Cougars. Going into the final 45 seconds of action though, the Cougars staged a dramatic finish to win the game and remain undefeated for the year.

‘Bug’ stations to stay

The battle over the state’s plan to scrap the 18 border inspection stations has ended. Two of the stations are located in Del Norte County.

The state Agricultural Department  said it had abandoned its plans to close the “bug” stations after reaching an agreement on a compromise plan with the County Agricultural Commission Association that makes the stations, which were first opened in the 1920s, an integral part of the pest prevention system.

Kacy’s specials

Banquet All Variety Din­ners, 33 cents each; Gerbers Baby Food, 9 cents each; Sun­beam bread, 4 for 95 cents

1 mouse, 2 dogs and 4 people go to jail

A wobbly wheel and a California Highway Patrol­man’s adherence to lessons learned in a recent in-service training school led to the arrest of four Los Angeles residents on charges of possession of marijuana.

Before the fast-moving chain of events had been unraveled, two men and two women were booked into the county jail, two dogs were booked into Humboldt County Animal Shelter, and a mouse was booked into protective custody at a local feed store.

Brookings boat basin

Plans to more than double the size of the commercial and pleasure boat basin and industrial property at the port of Brookings were an­nounced at a regular meeting of the port commission Mon­day night.

Port manager Dot Martin was given approval to complete plans for the new basin, which will add about 197 additional commercial moorage spaces and an additional 200 pleasure boat moorages.

Property surrounding the proposed new basin area will be used for industrial sites under port management. The current campground will be near the new facility as proposed. Port commissioners were reluctant to disclose the exact site and cost estimates of the proposed project.


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