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As we were: New lights — a bright idea

By From page B4 | August 04, 2014

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25 Years ago

Aug. 4, 1989

School’s new lightbulbs to save $$

CAMERON PARK — Camerado Shingle Springs will save over $3,000 on electricity next year due to a co-operative effort between the Buckeye Union School District, the county Office of Education and California Conservation Corps.

The project was organized by county Office of Education staff Phil Tierney and Dickson Schwarzbach, as part of a three-year program funded by the California Energy Extension Service. The purpose of the program is to help schools reduce energy costs so that more funds will be available for instructional program to educate staff and students about energy.

In past years the CCC installed new ballasts and lamps at Camino and Rescue schools, installed new fixtures at Latrobe School and installed lighting controls  at Oak Ridge High School.

 

70 Years ago

Aug. 3, 1944

Truck Tire Pinch Felt

Following notification that the quota of large truck tires available for 24 Northern California counties has been cut 70 per cent, Gilbert McNeil, Rationing Executive of the Sacramento District Office of Price Administration, announced the formation of a Central Emergency Truck Tire Panel to insure that vital and essential transportation is kept rolling insofar as possible.

“At the present time it is estimated that 98 per cent of the production of large truck tires is going to the Armed Forces,” McNeil said. “How long this condition will exist depends upon the speed with which our Armed Forces advance and to what extent they are able to repair roads in liberated areas. Other factors involved are man power and rubber supply, since tires of this type require substantial percentage of crude rubber.

 

110 Years ago

Aug. 6, 1904

A Narrow Escape

Last Wednesday afternoon an outgoing freight train ran down a hand-car this side of Cummings Station and the crew on board, which consisted of five or six men, jumped for their lives.

Albert Grossman, a man older than the rest, was thrown some distance on the opposite side from the other men and was badly injured. He was placed on the evening train and brought to the sanatorium, where Dr. Reckers found that the muscles of one leg were torn from the hip. He was sent to Railroad Hospital Thursday morning, and the doctor thinks it will be at least five weeks before he will recover. Had the accident happened on the high trestle, which they had just crossed, it would have undoubtedly killed them all. The hand-car was reduced to kindling wood.

 

Militray Roll for 1904

According to the military roll as prepared by Assessor Owen and approved by the Board, there are 1,695 citizens of El Dorado County liable to military duty for 1904.

 

Additional Locals

The special school tax of $600 asked for by school trustees of Georgetown for the purpose of employing an extra teacher, was carried last Saturday by a vote of 39 to 13.

Deputy Sheriff Dallas Bosquit arrested one Clarence E. Bridges last Friday evening at the request of a constable at San Miguel, where it was charged he obtained money under false pretences. He was taken back by an officer on Saturday morning.

Ken Deibert

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