As reported 43 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Dec. 10, 1964:
Space Derby winners
At the Pack meeting of the Cub Scouts last week, those boys who won the Space Derby were: first place, Mike McCombs; second, Jack Pitts; third, Frank Bennett.
In "Genius at Work," first-place winner was Mike Reeves; second, Richard Stewart; third, Jack Pitts. These boys won their own age groups of 8, 9 and 10 years.
A 12-gauge shotgun, pump type, was won by Bill Ramsey of Augusta, and a Savage .22 pistol was won by Nick Crawford of Martinez at a drawing Wednesday night.
Part of a turkey shoot held by Columbia County Republicans before the general election, the drawing was postponed until this time.
New businesses open
A grand opening of the Martinez Cleaners' new establishment and Massey's Barber Shop is planned for this weekend.
A building nearly identical to the Martinez Pharmacy has been erected by Kuhkle Construction Co. and will house the dry cleaning and laundry plant formerly located on lower Washington Road.
To celebrate the grand opening, owner Earl Allen is offering a drawing Saturday to give away three prizes of free dry cleaning. "Wacky Wooden Nickels" will also be given away.
Between the pharmacy and the cleaners, Dallas D. Massey has erected a new barber shop. Massey said he will specialize in quality, sanitary work in his three-chair shop.
School additions are planned
Classroom additions to six county schools and the construction of three physical education buildings are planned for the third county-wide building program, the School Board has announced.
Superintendent of Schools John Pierce Blanchard said "The board is very happy to announce that the third school construction program should get under way during 1965. We are definitely unhoused at this time."
According to a survey by the State Department of Education, 863 pupils in the county are improperly housed or unhoused.
Total cost of the program is $750,000, of which the state will furnish $487,000. The balance of funds will be raised locally through a school bond referendum.
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