40 Years Ago JUNE 6, 1974 4-H NEWS The Brooks Livewires 4-H Club will be holding their monthly meeting at the home of Spike Feikema, Monday at 7:30 p.m. Let\u2019s all be there! BROOKS CORNERS Mr. and Mrs. George Rosebrugh called on Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Smith one day last week. On Sunday, the George Rosebrughs, Eva and Alan, and Bill Jones spent the day with Mrs. Mildred Terry at Barryton. Mr. and Mrs. Dick McCall held a card party at their home Saturday evening. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Ron Woycehoski, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Graber and Mr. and Mrs. Willy Finney. Mrs. Clara Cass spent Sunday with her son, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Cass and family. NORTH CEDAR Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Truax left Friday to spend the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Klainer and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Robson and family. They expect to return Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ruge and family visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ruge, Sunday afternoon. MICHIGAN MIRROR Every so often there comes a huge legislative flap about whether lawmakers should have offices in their home districts \u2013 paid for by the state. At least three members of the House of Representatives are going their own way with the idea, setting up home offices at their own expense, or with the help of constituent donations and volunteer help. Representative John Otterbacher, Democrat from Grand Rapids, just opened his home office, saying he\u2019ll run it \u201con a wing and a prayer.\u201d 80 Years Ago JUNE 7, 1934 OSCEOLA COUNTY\u00a0NOTES and NEWS American Legion \u2013 The American Legion and Auxiliary will be in charge of a benefit program at the CCC Camp in Harrison, Tuesday, Proceeds of which will go to the camp. The program will include selections by the quartet, an orchestra, and a play which will be directed by John Gardner. Womans Club \u2013 Mrs. C. A. Smith was elected president for the club year at the election held at the home of Mrs. Fred Fleming Monday afternoon. Mrs. W. R. Turner will replace Mrs. C. L. Rose as chairman of local arrangements for the district convention, to be held here. Mrs. Smith was also elected delegate to the state convention to be held next fall, with Mrs. B. F. Shore alternate. Other officers for the coming year are: vice-president, Mae D. Stoddard; secretary, Lucy Shore; correspondence secretary, Pearle Decker; treasurer, Ardith R. Diehlman; Librarian, Bessie Brooks. Road Building \u2013 Michigan\u2019s 1934 highway construction program of more than 280 separate projects extending into all 83 counties, will involve the expenditure of approximately $11,000,000 and give employment to about 30,000 men during the season. The program will improve approximately 550 miles of highway and build many new bridges and grade separations and is to be financed from the unearned balance of the $12,736,000 National Recovery Act road grant to Michigan from the Federal government. 100 Years Ago JUNE 1, 1914 SCHOOL ITEMS As pupils prepare to depart for the summer months, the following rhyme has been adapted to the feelings of the botany students, since they received their note book marks for the month: \u201cOh where, oh where has my little \u2018A\u2019 gone? \u201cOh where, oh where can it \u2018B\u2019? \u201cWhatever you do, you surely must \u2018C\u2019. \u201cThat you do not make it a \u2018D\u2019. LECTURE On Monday evening, John I. Gibson, secretary of the Western Michigan Development Bureau, will give a lecture on Western Michigan, illustrated with lantern slides along the lines of fruit and alfalfa raising and other topics. Mr. Gibson always has something of interest to us all, interspersed with his usual good humor, (he\u2019s Irish). Remember the day, Monday; the place, opera house; the time, 8 o\u2019clock sharp. It\u2019s free. Come.