As we were: Soroptimists honor outstanding women

By From page B2 | March 18, 2013

Deibert Ken25 Years ago

March 21, 1988

Placerville Soroptimist Club honors four women in the community

Soroptimist International of Placerville recognized the outstanding contributions to El Dorado County by four residents and two local agencies at a luncheon March 16 at the Manzanita Room.

Betty Franklin received the “Women Helping Women” award for volunteer services of Friends of the Library, SCACA and the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce. Franklin actively works to attract tourism dollars into the community, as well as to establish a center that will serve as a public meeting place for the arts, said Norrine Gallisdorfer, chairman of the Making a Difference For Women program.

Three women, Betty Dilts, Susan Huffsutler and Beverly Cola received “Women of Distinction” awards “for their extensive contributions to improving the quality of life for El Dorado County citizens.”

Dilts received her award for “her endeavors in the field of education.” …

Huffsutler received her award for “her work in the area of human rights/improving the status of women.” …

Cola has served on the El Dorado Historical Museum Commission for 15 years …


65 Years ago

March 20, 1947

Lawyers Celebrate 56th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Lawyer, of Nevada City celebrated their fifty-sixth anniversary Saturday. Their four children with their families, grandchildren and great grandchildren assisted in preparing the dinner which was served at the Lawyer home at one o’clock.

Their children are Percy Lawyer and Mrs. Sadie Mayhew of Sacramento, Mrs. Kathleen Hoffman of Roseville and Archie Lawyer, of Lotus …

Mr. and Mrs. Lawyer were married March 17, 1891 in the Golden Eagle Hotel at Redding. Mrs. Maude Lawyer and R. Thompson who were present at the wedding were also present for the fifty-sixth celebration.

Mr. Lawyer was born at Spanish Flat in 1869 of pioneer parents. Mrs. Lawyer, who was seventy-two March 14th was born in Georgetown. She was Kathryn Thompson and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Thompson were early settlers in El Dorado County.


105 Years ago

March 21, 1908

A Pleasant Bridge-Whist Party

Mrs. L. M. Leisenring was hostess at a pleasant bridge-whist party last Friday afternoon at which five tables were played. The color scheme was lavender, a wealth of California violets being used as decorations, the colors extending even to the refreshments. Punch and confections were served during the afternoon in the conservatory and at the conclusion of the game ice cream and cake were served. Mrs. C. A. Swisler made high score and was awarded first prize, while Miss Gyp Flurshutz received the consolation …

Placerville Band Re-organizes

Another move in the right direction was the re-organization of the Placerville Band on Wednesday evening, and one that will meet with the encouragement it deserves. The following are the officers elected: George W. Schiff, Manager and President; W. C. Ball, Director and Treasurer; Stanley Arnot, Secretary; Directors, Geo. Schiff, Frank Morley and W. O. Upton. There is nothing that is of greater importance in the life of an up-to-date town than a well organized band; and it is to be hoped that this organization will be permanent.

El Dorado County Oranges

We were presented this week with some oranges, the product of the Louis Veerkamp ranch at Granite Hill (Gold Hill), which for color, texture and flavor compare favorably with the best in the country … The largest orange we have sampled measured 14 inches in circumference …

Ken Deibert

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