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1964 Life in Rye Fifty Years Later
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Dykes Mercantile advertised prices: Bar-S Slice Bacon 59 cents per pound; Del Monte Tomato Sauce 10 (8 oz) cans for 99 cents; Gold Medal Flour 5 pounds for 53 cents and 14 oz Minute Rice 45 cents.

February 13: A Pink and Blue Shower for Mrs. Roberta Clymer, was held at the L.D.S. Church. Mrs. Clymer received many beautiful gifts and several attended. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Henry Gribble and Mrs. Howard Ealey.

The Mutual Improvement Association of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held a Valentines Dance, February 12 at their Church. It was the attitude of the young people that made the dance a success. The L.D.S. Church will hold similar dances monthly as long as the young people cooperate as they did at this one. These dances are all supervised and no undignified dances are permitted. By Ray Moore

Santi Motors; Walsenburg, Colorado advertised a 1956 ½ ton Pickup for $595; a 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air four door for $495 and a 1950 Ford ½ ton Pickup for $195.

Construction of the first residence in Colorado City has been started by Mr. Cliff Sorrell. Mr. Sorrell, wife and son came here from Liberal, Kansas.

The Rye Christian Brotherhood sponsored a showing of the movie, “King of Kings” at Rye Home Church on Palm Sunday, March 22nd at 7:30pm.

The 15th Father/Son Banquet was held on April 3rd.

Girl Scout Troop 235 elected the following officers: President, Ruby Franklin; Vice-President, Mary Lee; Treasurer, Bobbie Dodge; Scribe, Pat Craver; Reporter, Marsha Hanson; Patrol Leaders, Bobbie Dodge and Linda Clennin.

The last meeting of the Crow Cookies 4-H club was held at the Rye Home Church on April 4th. Mrs. Earl Medill and Mrs. Melvin Hanson helped with the sewing projects adn one of the junior leaders, Neppie Williams and Mrs. Clem Scheulen helped with the cooking projects. Diana Craft gave a demonstration on a grilled cheese sandwich and Esther Medill and LaVerne Scheulen demonstrated a very refreshing beverage called a purple cow. Carol Lee Nigh brought six cookies to be judged.

The following churches offered Sunday services: Bible Baptist, Reverend W.L. Frederiksen; Church of Christ; First Baptist, Pastor Morgan Nance; Rye Home, Reverend G.B. Bruvold; Seventh Day Adventist, Reverend O.T. Garner; Southern Baptist, St. Aloysius Catholic and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Branch President Hyrum A. Mead.

The Rye School PTA held a meeting on May 4th and 7:30pm in the Rye High School. Colors were presented by Cub Pack 55-C. Devotion was given by Mrs. Luellen and the program was by the Cub Scouts. Baby sitting was provided by the Girl Scout Troop #40.

The San Isabel Inn opened April 25th by Edna Steele, John and Mary Tully.

The following winners from the Rye Mountaineers at the County Livestock judging Contest were: Richie Clennin, 1st beef, 3rd hogs, 3rd overall; Jimmy Clennin 4th overall; Larry Medill 4th horses, 5th hogs and Mike Thesson 4th beef.

Five people from the community completed the Radiation Monitoring Course: Mrs. Ramah Mead, John Moore, Charles Crawford, Harlow Medill and Charles Terrill.

The Rye Football team played games with Sargent, Simla, LaVeta, Westcliffe, Sangre de Cristo and Sanford.

Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Ashley celebrated their 63rd anniversary on September 22 with a family dinner at the home of their daughter Mrs. M.J. Dykes.

Homecoming Queen Nominees were Charlotte Thacker, Anita Evensen and Kathy Medill. Kathy Medill was crowned with David Hoart as King.

The annual W.S.C.S. “Chili and Soup” supper will be served at the Rye Home Church on December 3rd. Service is from 6 to 8 pm. There will be a bazaar, a fish pond for children and other entertainment.


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