September 18, 2015
October 27, 1950
Roy Conner Dons Uniform of Navy
The enlistment of Roy Francis Conner, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Conner
of Spencer Avenue for a four-year term in the U. S. Navy was announced
today by the Navy recruiting station in Chico. Conner is a graduate
of Oroville high school and has been employed by his father as a
watch repairman. He enlisted Wednesday, and brought the recruiting
station’s total for the month to 19. Full information on Navy enlistments
can be obtained from the recruiter who visits the Oroville post
office at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday.
Oroville Mercury Register
October 27, 1950
Navy Seeks Air Corps Cadet Candidates
The Navy needs candidates for its naval aviation cadet program the
Navy recruiting station in Chico announced today. Qualified candidates
will be given 18 months training before being commissioned as ensigns.
Qualifications include: Must be native born, must have reached 18th
birthday but not 27th: must have completed two full years in college:
must be unmarried and agree to remain unmarried until commissioned:
must agree to four-year term of service: must meet physical and
aptitude tests for flight duty. Cadets receive $206 a month until
commissioned. For further information, applicants may visit the
recruiting station in the post office building in Chico.
Oroville Mercury Register
October 3, 1964
Methodists See Last Downtown Services
Final services of the First Methodist Church in its downtown building
at Lincoln and Robinson Streets will be held tomorrow at 9:30 and
11 am Following the 11 am worship service, the cornerstone will
be removed and opened in the presence of the congregation. On Oct.
11 the church will move into its new plant at Acacia Avenue and
Highlands Boulevard. World wide communion will be observed tomorrow,
and Rev. Wayne E. Williams will speak on the theme “Because There
Is One Bread.” Four members of the church’s congregation were members
when the cornerstone was laid in 1910. They are Mrs. Mary Cochran,
James Vaughan, Albert Vaughan and Mrs. Stanley Vaughn. The first
Methodist services were held in 1853, under the auspices of the
then flourishing Bidwell Bar Methodist Church. In 1897 a church
building was erected at the corner of Lincoln and Bird Streets,
where the Bank of America parking lot now is. This building was
outgrown by the congregation and in 1910 ground was broken for the
present church at the corner of Lincoln and Robinson Streets. The
church and the parsonage cost $24,700. It was completed in 1911
and has served the congregation for 53 years. Recognizing the inadequacy
of the facilities downtown, the congregation purchased the property
on Acacia Avenue in 1956, and construction of the new church building
was started in the spring of 1963.
(Stu-Until the Sanctuary was finished we met in the Social hall.
As a Methodist, since birth, I thought I could write the above story
as our Church has sent a lot of its young men and women off to serve
our country. This weekend we will celebrate the 50th Year at our
present Church. We have three WWII members in our church now, Doug
Krause, Pat Foster and Rudi Messerschmit.
“The Oroville Veterans Memorial Park Committee For All of Butte
Lest We Forget! The Annual P.O.W./M.I.A. Remembrance Service will
be held, including the “Missing Man Table” Eleventh Anniversary
Friday, September 18th, 2015 7:00 P.M. – Oroville Veterans Hall
2374 Montgomery Street Light Refreshments Following.
“Motorcycle Rally I Ride n’ Shine”
All proceeds benefit the Veterans Memorial Park Fund, Saturday,
September 19th, $25 Singles, $15 Passenger.
7am-11am Registration 8:30am Poker Run, 1:30pm Show ‘n Shine 2:00pm
Slow Ride 4:00pm Awards For more information Contact James Townsend
email@example.com or call at (530) 589-5748.
“Spaghetti Dinner & Dance”
October 10, 2015, Fundraiser Sponsored by American Legion Post 95.
Proceeds to benefit the Oroville Veterans Memorial Park for all
of Butte County. Dinner from 3-6:30pm. Music and dancing starts
at 7:30pm, Dinner and dance $30 per person, Buy two dinners and
dance $35, Dinner only $12 per person. Get your tickets early at:
Marcozzi’s, Modern Cleaners, Diamond W Western in Chico, Pure Spa,
The Eagles FOE 196.