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September 18, 2015
Oroville Mercury
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.

Stu’s Notes:
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 County"
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 pjtownsend@att.net 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.