Blanchard Alumni Association

The Blanchard News Column "Looking Back"By Jay R. Mitchusson

2019
Col # Paper Date Subject
Apr 18, 2019 Jay R. Mitchusson's Bio
01 Apr 18, 2019 Eisenhours Purchase Funeral Home & Open Hariold's Dairyland / Wynns Open New Grocery Store
02 Apr 25, 2019 W.C., Rene and Herald Francis / W.C. Francis Ford Dealership / Rene's Frozen Food Locker
03 May 2, 2019 Rite-Way Food Store / Luther Ward / Duane Ward / Delbert's Red & White / Richard Bright & Eldon Ussery
04 May 9, 2019 Blanchard Public Schools Superintendents
05 May 16, 2019 Work On The New Gym / Jack Byers Wins At Rodeo / Baptist Name New Pastor (Don Queen) / Mayor Signs First Phone Request / New Owners of (Ritz) Theater / Dominoes OK'd Here / P.V. Baker Sells Feed Store
06 May 23, 2019 Bruce Edward DoRemus (Coach/Teacher)
07 May-30, 2019 Two Blanchard Patriots Killed Serving America: William Kent Thornton & David Ronald Smith
08 Jun 6, 2019 Lt. Jefferson Davis Erwin Alive in Korea / Lt. Erwin POW / Court-Martial / Cleared
09 Jun 13, 2019 History of The Blanchard Telephone and Sooner State Telephone Company
10 Jun 20, 2019 Crashes, Accidents and Mishaps (Roley Richey / Bill Kimbrel)
11 Jun 27, 2019 More Accidents and Mishaps (Pat French / William Harris / Gerald Bottoms / Larry Knippelmier / Fred Wilmeth)
12 Jul 4, 2019 Old Newcastle Bridge Over the Canadian River
13 Jul 11, 2019 Loyd Garrett and Doc Foster at Oklahoma Natural Gas and Blanchard Chevrolet Dealers
14 Jul 18, 2019 Honey and Pearl Puckett Leases the Blanchard Home Laundry / Bob Gilmore Becomes Tag Agent / F.T. and Docia Golden Opens The Golden Spot / Lloyd Bowser buys Supreme Cleaners / Ruth Moore Goes to Seattle to Join Joe / Betty Binyon, Genelle Bayless, Lonnie Hawkins and Louis Hawkins Attend Aggie Game / Pearl Howell Sells Drug Store to Red Cross Drug
15 Jul 25, 2019 Tony Burris Leaves for Seattle for Overseas Duty / Naueeta Richey Named Cashier at FSB / Harvy Green, President of FSB, Passes / G.W. Binyon Receives Citation / Danny Clanton On All-State Roster / Ruth Pales Injured
16 Aug 1, 2019 Ronnie Morris Injured In Horse Race at New Orleans / Yorks Sell Red Bud Grocery To Fred Latham / Oscar Morgan Story / Doc Biggerstaff Killed
17 Aug 8, 2019 A Siege of Chicken Stealing / Chet Sewell Hired by School Board / Jack Byers Survives a Dozer Accident / Stage Curtain Finished at School Auditorium / Charley Lowery and Joe Cowan Retire From Postal Service
18 Aug 15, 2019 Cora Morris Accidental Gunshot / Dr. Cooperman / A.E. Patterson Building Laundry / Jim Pales / Walt Lassiter, Pat Hutcheson, Jack Ramsey and Cecil Harmon Hurt in Eisenhour Ambulance Crash
19 Aug 22, 2019 John B. Edwards Passes / Jack Thornton Named President of First National Bank / Night Watch (Georbe Miller) Foils Burglary
20 Aug 29, 2019 This Column Deals With The Snow & Ice Storm of January 1949 and The Accidents and Mishaps That Followed
21 Sep 5, 2019 Pete Stacy Sells Magnoila to Clay Richey / P.V. Baker Grocery Celebrates 24th Anniversary / Bill Wheless Plays Baseball / Oscar Brooks and LaVon Swanson Married / Barbara Hale Becomes Bride of William Mitchell / Miniture Golf Course / Coach Rambo / Wheeler-Beckham Vows
22 Sep 12, 2019 Troy staggs Kills Wolf With Bare Hand and Stick / Elliotts In Navy / Three Francis Boys In Service / Three Voyles Sons In Service / Mac Starry's Roses
23 Sep 19, 2019 Oscar Morgan Saves Blackeyed Peas / Curly Monzella Shot By Oscar Morgan / Biggerstaffs Sell Ritz / Army Tank Named "M-7 BLANCHARD" / Doc Biggerstaff Killed In Oregon
24 Sep 26, 2019 Brightwells Bought The Bus Stop Cafe and Later Scott's Cafe That Became The Rite-Way Cafe / Tommie Blagg and Loretta Tarr Opens L&T Cafe / Goldie Gore Potter Morris Opens Morris' Barbecue / Blanchard Coin Laundramat Opens - Later Becomes Cormany's
25 Oct 3, 2019 Rene Francis Given Medical Discharge / The R.M. Gilmores Buys House on North Main From T.J. Laws / Lula Whitener Marries George Mock / Rene's Frozen Food Locker Opens / Roscoe Gilmore Buys The Pilgrim Cash Store / John Dilbeck Becomes Manager Of The Carey Lumber Company
26 Oct 10, 2019 Roley Richeys Have Actor Guest / Dunaway To Coach Football / Billy Pearcy Loses Hand / Dunaway To Leave Here / School Board Hires Billy Pearcy
27 Oct 17, 2019 Henderson and Lackey Sell The News to Herman Wilson / Radio Repair Firm Here / Elmo Elliott and Hazel Haygood Married / Bill Van Wie Takes Over The Blanchard News / Jimmie Whitlow and Wilburn Koonce Married
28 Oct 24, 2019 Blaze Guts Stores / Gilmores Fire Sale / Fire Destroys Barbecue Pit
29 Oct 31, 2019 Scott's Cafe Destroyed By Fire / Fired Destroys Service Station / Gas Transport Firm Named In Damage Suit / Fire Threatens Business Block
30 Nov 7, 2019 Marion Holden Reported Missing In Action / Head of Navy Writes Mrs. Baker / Obie Mitchell Missing In Action / Obie Mitchell Killed / Cora Bond Dies
31 Nov 14, 2019 Rites For 21 Year-Old Sailor (Bobby Gene McClure) / Kenneth Wilson Receives Bronze Star / Douglas Gibson Killed in Vietnam / Silver Star Awared to Kenneth Wilson
32 Nov 21, 2019 PFC Jerry Hall Wounded Three Times In Vietnam / Phone Company Gets Loan For DDD System / Mrs. Shelton "Teacher of The Year"/ Lowell Williams Receives Purple Heart / D. Darrington, Jr. Buried / Roy Wood Retires
33 Nov 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Message To Those In Service From This Community
34 Dec 5, 2019 Dr. Isaac Newton (I.N.) Kolb
35 Dec 12, 2019 The Walter Buckbee Family
36 Dec 19, 2019 The Samuel Edgar "Bud" Echols, Jr. Family
37 Dec 26, 2019 No Column This Week - Merry Christman and a Happy New Year!
2020
Col # Paper Date Subject
38 Jan 2, 2020 Rev. William B. Bayless - Grandfather of the Esteemed Mrs. Genelle Bayless Richey
39 Jan 9, 2020 Oklahoma Central Railway / Santa Fe (1907-1942)
40 Jan 16, 2020 The Love Family Featuring Cora Love Hester
41 Jan 23, 2020 Articles About the Community of Womack
42 Jan 30, 2020 The Henry Baxter "Cap" Featherston Family - Cap was the Father of Viola Featherston Dennis
43 Feb 6, 2020 Names Which Ring Bells - Homer Bowser
44 Feb 13, 2020 Articles From the Blanchrd Record of May 17, 1907
45 FEb 20, 2020 W.E. Crump & J.A. Winter Purchase Hardware / LaRue & Del Ray Freeman Vows / Lion Bridwell Buys Consumers & Producers Co-Op at Cole / Dennis Garrett Swallows Nail / Opening of Richey Supply Store / Lucado Confirmed as Postmaster / Clint Dunn Buys Hardware
46 Feb 27, 2020 Bill Penn Lands at Davis Park / Eugene Burns All District Team / Eriwn - Burns Vows / Bruce Swanson Joins Moore's Furniture / Mary Daniels Sells Dry Goods Store / Jane Pierson Buys Daniels Dry Goods & Names it Jane's Emporium
47 Mar 5, 2020 Rev. William Douglas Coggins
48 Mar 12, 2020 The Passing of Dick Waggoner / Ted Wayland Hester (son of Cora Love Hester)
49 Mar 19, 2020 William Grand Blanchard (City of Blanchard's Namesake) / The W.B. Riches
50 Mar 26, 2020 Oscar Monroe "Aut" Brooks (Grandfather of Oscar Brooks)
51 Apr 2, 2020 Andrew Jackson Grayson and His Family (2nd Blanchard Postmaster)
52 Apr 9, 2020 Charles Frederick Rathbun (Part 1)
53 Apr 16, 2020 Charles Frederick Rathbun (Part 2)
54 Apr 23, 2020 William Howard Payne (Charles Rathbun's Former Employee and Friend)
55 Apr 30, 2020 William Issac "Bill" Polk (Depty Sheriff, JP, Judge)
56 May 7, 2020 John Lincoln Dilbeck and Family
57 May 14, 2020 Andrew Jackson Terrell and Family
58 May 21, 2020 Col. William Frank Steer - Math Teacher at Blanchard 1960 - 1963 (3 School Years)
59 May 28, 2020 Dr. Capt. Roy Ellis Baze (KIA in France - WWII)
60 Jun 04, 2020 Lulu Belle Allred and Her Son Everett Allred Who Died In a Japanese POW Camp
61 Jun 11, 2020 Zachariah Eward "Z.E." Richey and Family