40 Years Ago AUGUST 19, 1976\u00a0 EVART MILLAGE DROPS Evart\u2019s school district is in the rare but favorable position of having its millage being reduced for the coming 1976-77 school year. The operating millage is 23 mills, while 1.5 mills is for the 1965 bond debt. The 24.5 mill total is down \u00bc of a mill from last year. That figures to roughly a savings of $10,000 for this coming school year compared to this past year. CLASSIFIED ADS Bingo \u2013 Sunday evenings, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the VFW Post 3039, Farwell, Sponsored by the Wisemen\u2019s Club of Lansing. 60 Years Ago AUGUST 23, 1956 \u00a0BIG RAPIDS DRIVE-IN THEATRE Completely New Cinemascope Projection Equipment and New Wide Screen Adults 65 cents, Under 12 Free -Thursday Only \u2013 Full Carload for One Dollar. Tony Curtis in \u201cThe Purple Mask,\u201d in Technicolor. Also, Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden in \u201cSabrina.\u201d Added Cartoon. -Friday Only \u2013 Serial, \u201cSea Hound,\u201d chapter 2. -Friday and Saturday \u2013 Jeanne Crain, Kitty Kallen and George Nader in \u201cThe Second Greatest Sex,\u201d in Technicolor. Also, Anne Baxter and Jeff Chandler in \u201cThe Spoilers.\u201d Added Cartoon. -Saturday Only \u2013 \u201cKiss the Blood Off My Hands.\u201d Two Full Shows After Midnight. -Sunday and Monday - Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller and Arthur Kennedy in \u201cRawhide Years,\u201d in Technicolor. Also - Virginia Mayo and George Nader in \u201cCongo Crossing.\u201d Added Cartoon. -Tuesday and Wednesday \u2013 Van Heflin and Susan Hayward in \u201cTap Roots,\u201d in Technicolor. Also, Sadie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, and Marguerite Chapman in \u201cKansas Raiders.\u201d Added Cartoon. 80 Years Ago AUGUST 13, 1936 PULL 232,472 RAGWEED HERE Osceola County has at least 232,472 less ragweed this week as a result of the ragweed pulling contest sponsored for the first 10 days of August by the Review and the Evart Chamber of Commerce aided by the Western Michigan Tourist & Resort Association. Elaine Cole was both high girl and high scorer with her total of 40,225. Ellen Handy, with 35,206 was runner-up for the girls\u2019 prize, as well as high total. Kenneth Brooker, with 30,380, took first prize in the boys\u2019 division. LeRoy Hammond, with 26,900 was second. LOCALS Sunday dinner guests at the Harry Gerred home were Miss Pearl Gerred, Eddie Cassbon, Richard Fate and Donald Grandy, all of Mount Pleasant, Mr. and Mrs. Ed North and Mrs. George Cooper and family, of Evart, Harold Peeper and Alfred LaFountain, of Big Rapids. Viola Ingersoll and Floyd Albro also called. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Larimer, Keith Bregenzer, Fred Miles and Jack Richardson returned Sunday from a 10-day trip through the middle west and Denver, Colorado, where Mr. Larimer attended coaching school at the University of Colorado. 100 Years Ago AUGUST 18, 1916 PERSONAL and SOCIAL AROUND THE COUNTY Newell Ely returned to Chicago Monday for a few weeks. Mrs. Joseph H. Powell is very ill at her home on Oak Street. Nellie and Roy Cole are spending a few days at Lakeview visiting their aunt, Mrs. Esther Macomber. They traveled through Reed City on their way so as to visit friends in that town. Roy Moody is taking a vacation this week and visiting friends at Stockbridge. Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Brown visited at Grand Rapids last week, Mr. Brown returning Monday. Mrs. Phoebe Loomis went to Clare to visit Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Thompson, her daughter and family. Miss Marjorie Sebring, of Minneapolis, is a guest at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Conover this week. Miss Sebring, it will be remembered, was several years a teacher in Evart High School. Mrs. Benjamin Wells visited at Lansing during the latter part of last week, returning home Tuesday. 120 Years Ago AUGUST 21, 1896 COUNTY REVIEWINGS Sears \u201cChet\u201d McPherson moved to Evart the fore part of the week. Frank Bark and family took in the celebration at Barryton, Monday last. The Ladies Aid will serve ice cream at Furguson\u2019s Hall, Saturday afternoon and evening. Blue, Lamphear and Charles Thompson each loaded a car of pine lumber here yesterday to ship to eastern parties. Miss Ella Munson, of Reed City, who has been visiting relatives and friends here, for a week, went home Monday. South Sylvan The Misses Ida and Mina Gregg, who have been under the doctor\u2019s care the past two weeks, are convalescing. Will Kanouse, who has been in Montana the past six years, called on old friends here last week. Will is a free silver man. Two threshing machines are in the neighborhood this week, and both are busy. Grain, so far as heard from, is turning out well, wheat averages about 25 bushels per acre. LOCAL BRIEFS John Arndt was home over Sunday. He returned to Saginaw Monday, and will remain another ten days when he hopes to return home to stay. W. A. Carruthers spent Sunday in Detroit, where he visited his little daughter and her grandparents. Hon. M. J. Fanning, Chair of the State Prohibition Committee, will speak at the Music Hall tonight. Subject, \u201cThe Patriotic Ballot.\u201d 140 Years Ago AUGUST 18, 1876 \u00a0MISCELLANEOUS NOTES OF INTEREST -Baldwin \u2013 The Star says that nearly four tons of Whortleberries have been shipped from Baldwin during the season. -Godey\u2019s Lady\u2019s Book for August has just been received. It is fully up to the standing of former numbers and will find a welcome in every household. Terms $3.00 including chromo. Address L. A. Godey, Philadelphia, Penn. -A lady living in the western part of the village has become so accustomed to watering her flowers that she was out with her watering pot in the rain recently sheltered by an umbrella. -The Protestant Episcopal Church at Evart, in Lancashire Hall Sunday 30 inst., service by the Rev. Wm. Matthias, Missionary, at10 a.m. and by the Right Rev. Gen. D. Gillespie D. D. Bishop of Western Michigan at 7 p.m. All are cordially invited to attend. The Sunday School meets every Lord\u2019s day at noon in the same Hall to which parents are requested to send their children. LOCAL NOTICES Blank Books, Memorandums, School Books and Stationery at Peter & Co\u2019s. Stores and Dwellings to let. Enquire of S. F. Dexter. The \u201cRifle Team\u201d Hat, a new style of Hat, at Cannon Bros.