The newly re-decorated and modern Isis Theatre opened with a new western motif. The stage curtain, which had been in use for 32 years, had be re-conditioned by John Bourget. There was air conditioning and new lenses for the projector.
The top 10 percent of the Augusta High School Class of 1950 were; Wanda Barb, Jo Janette Cash, Donna Mabry, Marilyn Malcolm, Xyla Norton, Ted Bear, and Jennice Martin.
Vernon Hayes would serve as the manager of the new Augusta Swimming Pool.
50 YEARS AGO
A search by ground and air brought no trace of either a safe taken from the Andover High School or a stolen oil field wench truck believed used in the burglary.
Ballinger’s Cafeteria served an estimated 400 servings of strawberry shortcake on their annual Free Strawberry Shortcake Day.
Completed in time for Memorial Day was the new Veterans Honor Roll Board at State St. & Sixth. Many hours had been spent assembling the names. It was replacing an old board placed there during WWII.
A?new Mode O’Day women's fashion store had opened at 517 State St.
Recognized among the older graduates at the Augusta High School alumni banquet were several members of the 1904 and 1905 classes.
Residents could rent tandem bicycles at the Foam-A-Matic Car Wash on W. 7th.
Wind gusts over 65 mph downed tree limbs and power lines in Augusta. Some homes were without power for several hours.
Garfield Elementary cook Violet Thornton was retiring after 21 years.
Former Augusta City Manager Jim Boyd had died at the age of 57. He had served here from 1960-1967.
The Augusta Orioles baseball team was to be the No. 1 seed in the state tournament at Emporia.
Elmwood Cemetery had new entrance signs on Ohio St.
Vesta Wicke, an Augusta educator, was named the Master Teacher of the Year by the Augusta Education Association.
Chuck Terrill was the new minister of the Haverhill Christian Church.
Augusta High School senior Dallas Shryock placed second individually with a score of 75 at the Class 4A state golf tourney.
Elmer Simon was the newest member of the Augusta City Planning Commission.
Glenda Jones would be the next principal at the Augusta Middle School.
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